The Longest Lasting AT Tire: What is it?

You want to get off road but you also need a tire that will endure rush hour. So what is the longest lasting AT tire?

As you may have already guessed, there is no clear answer. But we can point you in the right direction… or should we say directions. That’s because there’s a handful of all-terrain tires that come with impressively long mileage warranties.

To be clear, there’s actually far fewer than a handful with just three AT tires on the market offering mileage warranties of 65,000 miles.

We caution anyone buying all-terrain tires to take a careful look at the warranty info because it can differ significantly for metric vs LT tire sizes – with LT tires getting a much less impressive warranty.

Longest Lasting AT Tire List

Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S

Part of Cooper’s expanded AT3 range, the 4S is built for year-round performance too, including extreme winter conditions – yet another reason to rely on this tire. It’s more civilized on-road than most all-terrain tires and yet still offers impressive off-road grip.

Warranty: 65,000 Miles

   

 

Nitto Terra Grappler G2

The Grappler G2 is Nitto’s second generation all-purpose, all-terrain tire. Like the AT3 4S, Nitto’s Terra Grappler G2’s 65,000 mile warranty only applies to non-LT sizes. LT sizes get a 50,000 mile warranty.

The second generation of this tire, it’s quieter now and also offers better grip over the life of the tire. Full-depth sipes mean the traction you get when the tire is new is maintained as the tread wears down.

Warranty: 65,000 Miles

   

 

Toyo Open Country A/T III

Replacing the Open Country A/T II it’s impressive that the AT III is able to retain that tire’s 65,000 mile warranty considering it’s much-improved off-road capability. It’s a more extreme off-road tire that also offers more wet weather grip. Plus it’s also certified for true winter use.

When it comes to rue off-road grip, this tire is one of the closest to the BFGoodrich All Terrain TA KO2, a tire you won’t find on this list due to its much shorter tread life.

Of note, LT sizes come with a 50,000 mile warranty.

Warranty: 65,000 Miles

   

 

Falken Wildpeak AT Trail

One of the newer offerings in the all-terrain category the Falken Wildpeak AT Trail is designed for lighter off-road use, but is still plenty durable. It’s better on-road than most all-terrain tires and also comes certified for true winter use.

It’s an excellent option for crossover or SUV owners who intend to do occasional off-roading on dirt or gravel roads. The tread compound is made especially to resist cutting and chipping from gravel.

Warranty: 65,000 miles

   

 

Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11

Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11 Review

Definitely one of the most affordable options on this list, the Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11 overperforms for the money.

Aggressive looking, the tread is still surprisingly civilized on-road and does a good job in the wet. There are plenty of jagged edges to help with off-road traction, while plentiful siping helps the tire achieve the three peak mountain snowflake certification for true winter use. The shoulder tread lugs are actually interconnected with tie bars to help with handling, reduce wear and even aid in minimizing on-rod noise.

Warranty: 65,000 miles

   

 

 

Beyond those five options, there’s a much longer list of tires that come with a 60,000 mile warranty. And as you might expect, they’re all from reputable brands – you won’t find any discount tires here.

 

Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

For all terrains and all-seasons, the Geolandar A/T G015 comes with the three peak mountain snowflake symbol on the sidewall. meaning it’s built for true winter conditions as well. Made with Yokohama’s Enduro Compound tread, it’s also designed to deliver performance mile after mile and year after year.

Warranty: 60,000 Miles

   

 

Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar

It’s tough enough to stop bullets, so you better believe it’ll protect your tires from sharp rocks out on the trail. Goodyear’s solid all-terrain tire gets a layer of Kevlar to help protect against punctures. And LT sizes get two layers of the stuff. Better yet, LT sizes are also Three Peak Mountain Snowflake certified, meaning they’re ideal tires anywhere.

Warranty: 60,000 Miles

   

 

Cooper Discoverer AT3, LT and XLT

cooper discoverer at3 lt review

Cooper’s venerable AT3 is another go-anywhere tire backed with a 60,000 mile treadwear warranty, as are two of the new additions to the lineup, the LT and XLT. Particularly impressive is that both of the light truck tires come with that 60,000 mile warranty.

Warranty: 60,000 Miles

   

 

Continental Terrain Contact AT

An incredibly highly rated tire by those who’ve tested it, the Terrain Contact AT is made equally for dirt and gravel roads as it is for freeways, where you want (and expect) a quiet, smooth ride.

Warranty: 60,000 Miles

   

 

Bridgestone Dueller A/T Revo 3

The successor to the impressive A/T Revo 2, the Revo 3 builds on that tire’s already impressive features, including amazing off-rod grip and adds superior wet weather grip as well as a slight improvement in snow.

Warranty: 60,000 Miles

   

 

General Grabber APT

A more-than-capable off-road tire, this all-terrain tire is designed with great on-road water evacuation to prevent hydroplaning. It also shines on-road thanks to a meaty center section and rigid exterior tread blocks. Paired with a 60,000 mile limited treadwear warranty, it’s ideal for those in colder climates as it’s a certified winter tire as well.

Warranty: 60,000 Miles

   

 

Michelin LTX A/T2

While the warranty here isn’t as high as some of the others, Michelin designed the LTX A/T2 specifically for off-road use. Now we know that seems obvious for an all-terrain tire, but let us explain. Most folks use all-terrain tires on-road and off-road. And most put more miles on on-road. This is a tire built for those who really spend the majority of their time not on paved surfaces. As a result, it’s wear rating takes into account that the miles are heard-wear miles. Plus, most owners report tire life well beyond the 60,000 mile rating.

Warranty: 60,000 Miles

   

 

How to Make Your Tires Last a Long Time

While professional testing and real world feedback from owners is extremely helpful to determine what the longest lasting AT tire is (or any tire for that matter), there are a few things you can do to get the most out of any set of tires.

For starters, check your tire pressure regularly. This is easy on modern vehicles with tire pressure sensors. On older ones, get a tire pressure sensor and check your tires seasonally – every three months (even doing it monthly it not overkill). This is easier in climates where you change out your tires for winter ones, as you’re forced to pay attention.

Regular wheel alignment is also important, plus be sure to follow your vehicle’s recommendations for tire rotation. You may think that all-wheel drive vehicles will wear their tires at the same rate – they do not.

We recommend an electronic tire pressure sensor like this one from Rhino USA.

What About Highway Terrain Tires?

Highway terrain tires are a relatively modern phenomenon. They combine, ideally, the best features of an all-season tire and an all-terrain tire. What that means in reality is that they give up some off-road grip for better on-road characteristics. Depending on the tire, that could mean better grip, better wet-weather grip, a quieter ride, or a more comfortable ride. And it always means a tire with a longer milage life.

So if you’re really more in the market for an all-season tire that can do occasional off-roading (and still be good at it) we recommend you check out our list of the Best All-Terrain Tires for Highway Driving.

2 thoughts on “The Longest Lasting AT Tire: What is it?”

  1. Hi,
    I have purchased two times; the Firestone Destination A/T2 on my Tacoma and l love them.
    I’m in due need to replace them, however it’s currently hard to locate them due to “Covid”. A friend currently uses Toyo Open County A/T3. Between the two, which offers great terrain on both everyday use on regular travel roads as well as weekend travel on gravel, dirt, rain, and snow? I currently get 55k (l would like more if possible), l prefer all-season.
    Thank you, Heather

  2. I just bought a 1994 Ford F-150 4×4 with 106k miles. I just replaced the tires cuz 1 of them was balding, but the other 3 look great. They’re Firestone destinations from 2011 so 11 years old and they still look really good. I saved them as backup tires and bought a larger set of 31”/10.5”R15’s to give it a little lift and hopefully I can get 10 plus years out of these too! I only see good things about them and they do wonders in the Utah snowstorms!

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