Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar Review
A quality on-road tire with decent off-road capability and excellent durability, the value of this tire very much depends on what type of vehicle you drive.
- Refined ride
- Decent off-road chops
- Extremely durable (even more so on LT versions)
- Long life (especially in LT versions)
- Winter grip (LT versions)
- Limited grip in the winter (standard versions)
- Mediocre off-road grip
- Reasonably pricey
It’s important to point out that not all versions of the Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar are created equal. There are considerable differences between the standard version of the tire and the LT Load Range E versions, which Goodyear refers to as “Pro-Grade.”
But before we get to the differences, let’s look at the similarities. Both tires offer a surprisingly refined on-road driving experience, with impressive dry traction and turning response. Grip in the wet is also quite good.
Road noise is unnoticeable while comfort is quite high on the standard versions of the tire, while LT models ride slightly stiffer as a result of a more robust casing and sidewall.
Off-road, both versions offer ample grip thanks to modest void space, jagged tread blocks that help grip uneven surfaces and open shoulder blocks that give added traction. These aren’t the most aggressive all-terrain tires you can find. In fact, they’re about middle-of-the-road in terms of true off-road grip. They are, however, extremely durable.
The exterior tread blocks are tied to the inner blocks via small ribs on the base of the tread. This helps both handling and durability by giving added structural reinforcement.
The critical piece of these Goodyear tires, as mentioned in their name, is the Kevlar. This added layer of protection is built into the tire’s casing and gives an added level of protection (and therefore durability). It helps protect against punctures at the base of the tread and also works to ensure long life by reducing the impact of stone drilling.
As a result, Goodyear backs the tires with a 60,000 mile warranty. That’s about average for a standard all-terrain tire, although it’s about 10,000 miles longer than most rival LT tires, making these tires particularly attractive in LT versions.
And here’s where the two versions of this tire start to really diverge.
The Pro-Grade LT sizes use a more heavy duty tread compound with better chip resistance. They’re also even more durable using thicker steel cords in the casing and an extra layer of Kevlar.
Another critical, and surprising difference is winter performance. The standard truck tires are quite poor in the snow. This isn’t a secret as many Toyota Tacoma models have come equipped with these tires from the factory and owner’s complain about this often.
The LT versions, however, are actually certified with the three peak mountain snowflake logo, meaning they achieve the same basic minimum winter grip as snow tires. This isn’t saying they are snow tires, but they’ll definitely get you through most winters unless you live somewhere that’s particularly harsh or gets a lot of snow.
All said, we like the Wrangler all Terrain Adventure with Kevlar. It has some drawbacks but delivers a refined ride with some true off-road grip, impressive durability and a long life. We love the LT models, however, and they come highly recommended!
Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar Price
Pricing for the Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar ranges from around $250 for a 16-inch size up to $450 for the largest 20-inch LT size.
Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar Warranty
Goodyear backs the Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar with a 60,000 mile tread life warranty. In addition it comes with a 30 day test drive guarantee.
All Goodyear tires are covered by the brand’s limited warranty that protects against defects in both materials and workmanship, with a free replacement tire for any issues caught in the first year (or first 2/32-inch of tread wear). After that point, defective tires will be replaced on a pro-rated basis.
Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar Sizes