A smaller competitor in the North American market, Falken Tire still offers over a half-dozen different tires for trucks, SUVs and crossovers.
When it comes to true off-road performance, the Wildpeak and Rubitrek names are the best options.
The Rubitrek A/T is designed for half-tonne pickups like the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado as well as smaller trucks like the Toyota Tacoma. Designed to be equally capable on- and off-road, it’s a true year-round option and comes with the Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake symbol.
The Wildpeak lineup consists of three different tires for different applications. The Wildpeak A/T3W is similar to the Rubitrek A/T but is specifically made for optimal performance when it comes to wet weather, winter climates and long tread wear – hence the “3W” in its name.
The Wildpeak H/T is a truck tire built with better on-road handling and longer tread life in mind. It’s less capable off-road (and looks it) but can still do some off-road driving.
Finally there’s the Wildpeak M/T, which is the ultimate off-road offering from Falken. Unlike the Rubitrek, however, it’s not built for winter weather.
As for offerings for Crossovers, the Espia EPZ II is a dedicated winter tire offering for popular AWD utility vehicles. The Ziex CT60 A/S is an all season tire designed specifically for modern crossovers with a long tread life in mind. The Ziex S/TZ05 is designed for larger SUVs and 1/2 ton trucks and comes in 18 to 24-inch sizes and is built for light towing. It features a non-directional tread pattern so tires can be swapped to maximize tread life.