Goodyear Wrangler Territory AT Review
Equipped on the some Ford F-150 models from the factory, does this all-terrain tire deliver the right balance of off-road grip with on-road civility?
- Comfortable and quiet on-road ride
- Solid off-road grip (surprising even)
- Good on-road wet traction
- Poor snow traction
- Not as capable off-road as most all-terrain tires
- Limited sizes
- Reasonably pricey
- Shorter lifespan
The short answer is that for a lot of drivers, the mix of on-and off-road features provided by the Goodyear Wrangler Territory AT is ideal. As an OEM fitment, the tire is definitely geared more towards comfort and low noise levels on-road. For an all-terrain tire, it generates very little tread noise and is comparable to many all-seasons in that respect.
On-road traction is also quite good. The tread compound delivers a solid amount of traction. Handling, while not sporty, is certainly adequate for trucks and SUVs. Goodyear has designed small tie-bars that connect some of the outer tread blocks right at the base of the tread, helping reinforce them and deliver less flex when cornering.
Wet traction is also quiet good, due in part to the siping, but also as a result of the large circumferential grooves that easily evacuate water from the contact patch.
Winter grip is definitely lacking, however.
As for tread life, Goodyear doesn’t give an expected mileage on these tires. We suggest that based on user feedback you should see around 55,000 miles on a set, assuming they aren’t used too aggressively off-road or too often. That’s lower than most aftermarket all-terrain options.
Off-road these tires deliver better traction than we’d expect for a tire that’s built to live up to the high demands of OEMs regarding comfort and noise. The tread blocks are shaped with numerous added edges and notches to help deliver added levels of grip. The voice space between the tread is also quite high, ensuring impressive levels of traction.
One unique feature of the Wrangler Territory AT is the design of the outer tread blocks. Rather than one, larger and longer block, there are two smaller blocks. While this does impact handling somewhat, it has a noticeable benefit off-road where an extra section of edges helps deliver the surprising off-road traction.
Is the Goodyear Wrangler Territory AT a Good Tire?
Should you buy the Goodyear Wrangler Territory AT? Well, that certainly depends. On paper, we’ve cited a lot more negatives than positives, however, it’s high points are impressive. The tire really does a fantastic job of delivering on the overall promise of an all-terrain, combining true off-road capability with passenger-car-tire comfort and performance. We just wish tread life was a little longer, and the price point was a little better. Still, if you can find a deal, these are worth checkin gout.
Pricing for the Goodyear Wrangler Territory AT varies considerably based on size. Smaller versions of the tire start at around $180 per tire, while the largest 18-inch LT sizes retail for around $330.
Goodyear Wrangler Territory AT Warranty
The Goodyear Wrangler Territory AT does not come with a factory mileage guarantee. This is not unusual for OEM equipped tires. Goodyear does back the tire with a 30 day satisfaction pledge, so if you’re not completely satisfied with their performance you can exchange for an alternative set of Goodyear tires.
Goodyear Wrangler Territory AT Sizes