Hankook Dynapro AT2 Xtreme Review
Hankook’s next-generation of off-road tire, the Dynapro AT2 Xtreme replaces the outgoing Dynapro AT2, keeping all the good features of that tire while adding more robust sidewall protection.
- Improved off-road durability with better protected sidewalls
- Excellent off-road grip
- Above average on-road handling
- True winter capability
- Tread life could be a bit longer
In that sense, the tire certainly lives up to its “extreme” name. The shoulder tread blocks now run down the length of the sidewall to offer an added layer or protection from cuts and slashes off-road. The sidewall tread lugs are now also scalloped with an alternating pattern, helping improve grip in loose surfaces – heightening the tire’s grip in mud or loose dirt.
Beyond those features, this well-priced all-terrain tire retains numerous other great attributes.
The tread surfaces is made up of a balance of jagged tread blocks and void space, giving it mid-pack performance off-road, while retaining a high-level of civility and driving dynamics on-road. Traction in the wet is also quite high due to the tire’s circumferential grooves and ability to clear water from its path quite easily.
Siping on the tread blocks acts to trap snow against the tread and ensures this tire is certified for true winter use – wearing the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on its sidewall.
In terms of every-day driving on-road, Hankook uses small tie-bars between the outer tread blocks to muffle road noise, helping this tire stay impressively quiet at highway speeds and around town. Critically those tire-bars serve a dual purpose. By joining the tread blocks together, they help prevent excessive flex in the tread, allowing it to wear slower and hold up over time on larger trucks and SUVs – even when towing.
That said, tread life is a bit lower than some class-leading all-terrain tires. The new standard it set at around 65,000 miles, while these Hankooks are rated just below that at 60,000 miles.
As a true truck tire, construction is as expected with twin high-strength steel belts reinforced by two nylon cap plies, while a two-ply casing does solid work helping resist side-puntures.
Overall, we’re impressed with the added protection these new AT2 Xtreme tires offer while retaining a high level of civility and, as always with Hankook, impressive value.
Hankook Dynapro AT2 Xtreme Price
Pricing starts at just under $150 for the smallest 15-inch size and goes up to right around $300 for the largest 18-inch fitment.
Hankook Dynapro AT2 Xtreme Warranty
Despite it’s more aggressive off-road capabilities, Hankook still backs the Dynapro AT2 Xtreme with an impressive 60,000 mile tread life warranty.
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