Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11 Review
A more budget-focused all-terrain tire that performs highly off-road while delivering solid value.
Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11 Review
An aggressive looking tire that can go pretty much anywhere and is easy to live with too! The Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11 is an extremely versatile piece of rubber for your truck, SUV or crossover.
- Great looks
- Impressive grip
- Civilized on-road
- Value pricing
- Winter ready
- For the price, there really aren’t any
This next-generation all-terrain tire from Hankook takes a conventional five-row tread lug arrangement and makes it look dramatic. As a result, it still delivers solid on-road performance with a large center tread section for stability and responsiveness, plus four circumferential grooves for water-evacuation capabilities. And yet, the unique pattern allows for so many biting edges to help this tire dig in or grab on to whatever ground you want to cover.
The tread compound is designed for longer wear (see warranty info below) while the actual tread design makes for a more even distribution of weight and allows the tire to wear more evenly, and therefore more slowly, over time.
A feature you have to look incredibly closely to notice is the “block-chain control system.” No, this has nothing to do with the latest cryptocurrency trend (whatever the heck that even means), instead we’re talking about small bars that connect the shoulder tread blocks. This feature doesn’t really impact off-road grip, while it does provide a more stable shoulder for better on-road cornering. As an added benefit, it also helps reduce road noise.
Another dual-purpose feature of this tire can be found on the sidewall, where the shoulder lugs not only provide extra levels of off-road grip, they work to reduce road noise when on the freeway.
With all this capability and civility, the Dynapro AT2 is even certified for extreme winter driving, meaning it can go anywhere, any time of year. And, because it’s a Hankook, it’s attractively priced too!
Should You Buy the Hankook Dynapro AT2?
We’d recommend this tire to almost any truck or SUV owner looking for serious levels of off-road grip at a quality price. There are tires with slightly better on-road qualities, but if you’re willing to sacrifice a little to gain something in off-road grip, then is is a great option.
It offers more grip than a Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S, and slightly better value than the Toyo Open Country AT III. The winter certification means it’s particularly ideal for anyone in the northern state.
Both of those tires do offer a slightly higher warranty, but they also cost quite a bit more too.
Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11 Price
Depending on the size, the Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11 retails for approximately $120 to $360 per tire. Online retailers may sell for less.
Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11 Warranty
Hankook backs the Dynapro AT2 RF11 with a 60,000 mile tread wear guarantee for both LT and P-metric sizes. It’s also important to point out that it does get a complimentary road hazard warranty. If a tire is damaged as a result of a road hazard (like hitting a nail) within the first 2/32-inch of tread wear, Hankook will replace it free of charge.
Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11 Sizes
What Ply Are Hankook Dynapro AT2?
In terms of the tread base the Hankook Dynapro AT2 is either a conventional 6-ply casing or 10-ply (Load E) casing for heavy duty applications. In terms of the sidewall, it uses a 2-ply application, which is standard amongst all-terrain tires.
Hankook Dynapro AT2 vs Dynapro AT-M
A replacement for the old and now discontinued AT-M, the Dynapro AT2 looks similar but makes some important upgrades. The tread design has been slightly modified to include more biting edges, while also reducing road noise. Added siping means it’s now certified for true winter use. Plus, it gains a 10,000 mile increase in life expectancy with a 60,000 mile warranty from the factory.
Is the Hankook Dynapro AT2 Any Good in Snow?
All-terrain does not mean all-weather, so you can’t trust that any AT tire will provide proper traction in the snow or colder temperatures. Thankfully, however, you can trust the Dynapro AT2. Its unique tread compound, angular tread block and heavy siping mean it’s certified for true winter use and wears the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on its sidewall. This doesn’t mean it’s as capable as a true winter tire in the most extreme circumstances, but it’s vastly more ready to tackle the cold and snow than an all-season.