Kenda Klever AT2 Review
High quality off-road tires don’t just come from the big name brands, and the Kenda Klever AT2 proves it. This niche product delivers extremely high levels of off-road grip with decent on-road performance, mixed with true winter capability and a long tread life.
Kenda Klever AT2 Review
The Klever AT2 is Kenda’s next-generation of all-terrain tire, offering more of what you do want with less of what you don’t.
- More capable off-road
- More comfortable on-road
- New, longer tread life warranty
- True winter capability
- Not as good on-road in the wet
- No 3-ply sidewall
In short, the Kenda Klever AT2 offers greater off-road grip, a more livable on-road experience, longer life and true winter capability. All that said, it’s really more of an all-new tire than an evolution of the old one.
Starting with the tread design, instead of five conventional lines of treads, there are two shoulder sections and a center section of interlocking tread blocks that run in a 3-2-3 pattern. This new arrangement gives multiple benefits. While the tread overall looks a bit less aggressive than the standard Klever AT, it offers more capability with increased biting edges and superior lateral grip. At the same time, the mesh of tread blocks gives better on-road stability, while the design also works to cancel out noise and make this a much quieter tire.
On top of all that, the tread footprint is designed to wear more evenly over time. And, combined with a new compound, allows the tire to come with a solid tread life warranty. The old AT tire had no such warranty and owners did often complain that it didn’t live up to their expectations for tire life.
Beyond all this, Kenda has also managed to engineer the tread compound to resist freezing in winter temperatures. Combined with a decent amount of siping it is also certified for true winter use and wears the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on the sidewall as proof.
Like all-terrain tires with a similar tread pattern, wet traction on-road suffers somewhat, particularly in deeper standing water.
So with all this extra on-road liveability and better off-road grip, surely the Klever must be lacking in some areas? Well there is one. To meet these new needs, it doesn’t come with a 3-ply sidewall, a feature many off-roaders would appreciate as it gives an extra level of protection against cuts and slashes out on the trail. To be fair, a 3-ply sidewall is definitely not the norm on an all-terrain tire, though we did appreciate it on the old Klever AT. To help make up for this, the new sidewall is designed with additional exterior protection on the shoulder and sidewall, to help give an extra layer of protection.
Overall, the new Klever AT2 has longer life, more capability off-road, more civility on-road and can even tackle winter. This comes at the expense of some more extreme capability, like the 3-ply sidewall, but the tradeoff to elevate the Klever AT2 into a serious all-terrain tire is worth it.
Kenda Klever AT2 Pricing
Pricing for the Kenda Klever AT2 ranges from roughly $140 per tire to $350 per tire. Retailers may sell for less.
Kenda Klever AT2 Warranty
Kenda backs the Klever AT2 with a 50,000 mile tread life warranty for LT-sizes and a 60,000 mile tread life warranty for p-metric sizes.
Kenda Klever AT2 Sizes
What Vehicles does the Kenda Klever AT2 Fit on?
Ford Ranger, Ford Escape, Ford Explorer, Ford Expedition, Ford F-150, Ford Econoline, Ford F-250
Chevy Colorado, Chevy Trail Blazer, Chevy Express Van 1500/00-06 Suburban/Tahoe/GMC Sierra, GM/Chevy Avalanche/Yukon/Suburban, Chevy Traverse
Dodge Dakota, Dodge Durango, Dodge Ram, Dodge Nitro, Dodge Sprinter
GMC Canyon, GMC Acadia
Honda Pilot, Honda Passport, Honda Ridgeline
Hummer H2, Hummer H3
Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Veracruz
Infiniti QX4, Infiniti QX56, Infiniti QX80, Infiniti FX35/37, 14-17 Infiniti QX7
Jeep Wrangler, 02-11 Jeep Liberty, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Commander, Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, Jeep Gladiator
Kia Sorrento, Kia Borrego
Mitsubishi Montero Sport
Nissan Frontier, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Xterra, Nissan Armada, Nissan Titan, Nissan NV
Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500
Toyota Tundra, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Toyota Highlander, Toyota 4Runner
Is the Kenda Klever AT2 Any Good in Snow?
Thanks to a unique tread compound and plenty of siping, the Klever AT2 is certified for true winter use and performs admirably in snow, as well as on cold/clear roads. It comes certified with the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on its sidewall as a stamp of approval that it is winter-rated.