Goodyear Wrangler AT S Review
One of many all-terrain tires from Goodyear, the Wrangler AT S offers capable off-road grip with on-road civility, although it does come with some drawbacks.
- Off-road grip
- On-road civility
- Solid tread life
- Wet traction not as good as some rivals
- Very few sizes
- No official tread life warranty
A factory fitment option on some Chevy and GMC trucks, the Wrangler AT S does the job off-road. Sturdy tread lugs with a large amount of void space allows for solid grip on loose surfaces like dirt or gravel, while overall grip on rocks is also high, with plenty of jagged edges on the tread blocks.
Mud traction isn’t the best, however ,and mud does tent to get packed into the openings and doesn’t self-clean easily. The tire does offer tread lugs that run down the sidewall to add some extra grip, but this feature isn’t making any huge improvement overall.
On-road traction in the dry is quiet good. The tires are quiet and responsiveness is high due to the dense center tread section that gives good turn-in response and highway stability. Squared-off shoulder treads also work to optimize stability, while integrating features to reduce road noise.
The center tread section is reinforced, with ties running between all those reads to improve wear resistance by flexing less under heavy loads on trucks and SUVs. For this reason we also like this tire for towing.
Tread life is actually quite good on these tires despite them not coming with a tread life warranty from the factory – which is not uncommon for a factory tire option like this. Owners report tread life in the 50,000 to 70,000 mile range, meaning they will offer about average tread life.
On road traction in the wet isn’t great. The deep channels help clear standing water and prevent hydroplaning quiet well, but overall grip from the tread compound on wet asphalt just isn’t very good.
If you’re searching for a tire with better wet grip, we’d recommend the Wrangler SR A.
Overall, we’d say that if the Wrangler AT S is the factory fitment on your truck and you’re happy with the grip, traction, civility and tread life, we wouldn’t hesitate to opt for it again. However, like the SR A model above there are some great alternatives from the civilized and winter-capable Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S to the highly capable Toyo Open Country AT III.
Goodyear Wrangler AT S Price
All available sizes of the Goodyear Wrangler AT S are priced right around the $200 mark.
Goodyear Wrangler AT S Warranty
Goodyear does not offer a tread life warranty on the Wrangler AT S. A standard limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship with a free replacement during the first one year of ownership, after which a pro-rated warranty applies down to the final 2/32-inch of tread life.
Goodyear Wrangler AT S Sizes
Is the Goodyear Wrangler AT S Good in Snow?
The Goodyear Wrangler AT S has some light winter capability but unlike some all-terrain tires is not rated for true winter use and doesn’t feature the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on the sidewall.
What Ply is the Goodyear Wrangler AT S?
The Goodyear Wrangler AT S makes use of a two-ply sidewall. As for the weight rating, LT versions are a Load Range E or 10-ply.