Kenda Klever RT Review

Slotting between an all-terrain tire and a more extreme mud-terrain tire, the Kenda Klever RT is carving out a new niche in the tire industry.

PROS

  • Excellent off-road capability
  • Fantastic durability
  • Think of it as a more liveable mud-terrain tire

CONS

  • Ride is a bit stiff
  • No tread life warranty

Often referred to as Rugged Terrain tires, the Klever RT fits into this segment and delivers amazing capability combined with durability and some on-road manners too.

The tread pattern is a true mud-terrain style, with four rows of tread lugs with plenty of void space between them to dig into loose earth. There are plenty of jagged edges along the tread blocks, while the shoulder lugs use an alternating pattern to really help the Klever RT grip any surface.

But perhaps more critical than the tire’s capability is its durability. With a three-ply sidewall (on most LT-sizes) it’s built to resist cuts and punctures. It also then holds up well to repeated airing up and down.

This feature might not seem overly impressive as Kenda offers a 3-ply sidewall on the Klever AT all-terrain tire. That is unique for AT tires, however, and Kenda is phasing it out with a new Klever AT2 tire that makes due with just a 2-ply setup. That said, this more extreme durability makes the Klever RT more attractive to true off-roaders.

In addition to the 3-ply sidewall, Kenda equips this tie with stronger polyester casing to help the tire hold up over time and prevent punctures through the face of the tread. Plus, the sidewalls feature additional tread elements to add an extra physical shield on the side.

As for on-road driving, the tread compound is designed to deliver solid wet-weather performance. The tire is a bit ponderous on the highway due to the larger tread lugs, but that’s to be expected. In short, it’s really not a great on-road tire, but it’s certainly liveable.

Kenda’s literature about the tire talks quite a bite about all-weather performance and while they make sure to point out that it’s mud and snow rated, this does not mean it’s rated for true winter capability. However, it is studdable, so if you need winter grip, you can have it.

Owner comments that the 3-ply sidewalls do make the ride a bit stiff on road, however, as a pleasant surprise the tire is actually reasonably quiet.

Kenda Klever RT Price

Pricing for the Kenda Klever RT ranges from $140 per tire to up to $365 per tire.

Kenda Klever RT Warranty

The Kenda Klever RT does not come with a specific tread life warranty. It is, however, covered by the brand’s limited warranty. Kenda will replace tires found to be defective int he first 2/32-inch a tread life free of charge. After that point and up until five years from the date of manufacture, Kenda will replace defective tires on a pro rated basis.

Kenda Klever RT Sizes

16-inch sizes
LT235/70R16

17-inch sizes
33*10.50R17LT
35*10.50R17LT
33*12.50R17LT
35*12.50R17LT
LT235/80R17
LT245/75R17
LT265/70R17
LT265/65R17
LT285/70R17

18-inch sizes
33*12.50R18LT
35*12.50R18LT
LT265/65R18
LT275/70R18
LT275/65R18

20-inch sizes
33*12.50R20LT
35*12.50R20LT
LT275/55R20
LT285/55R20

22-inch sizes
33*12.50R22LT
35*12.50R22LT