Toyo Open Country A/T III Review

Toyo’s most versatile tire has just been updated with with more capability than ever before. Always an all-terrain tire to consider, Toyo just made the Open Country A/T III a practical must-buy for anyone who loves or needs to go off-road.

PROS

  • Even more off-road grip
  • Now with true winter capability
  • Better wet weather grip

CONS

  • Slightly less responsive highway feel
  • Slightly more expensive than the A/T II


At first glance it’s obvious that this is a very different tire from its predecessor. The A/T II had a conventional street-tire tread pattern layout with five circumferential lines of tread blocks going around the tire. Now with the A/T III that’s been changed so the interior three tread segments are interwoven.

The result of this design is vastly superior off-road grip, coming more in line with mud-terrain tires thanks to more biting edges and more void between the tread blocks. Importantly, there’s not only more void, but it’s distributed more evenly too.

As a side benefit, Toyo says this setup will allow the tire to maintain it’s look after it’s worn.

There isn’t any real increase in siping here, but due to the overall compound used and the new tread pattern, the A/T III is now certified with the three peak mountain snowflake logo, meaning it’s a truly capable tire for winter weather – something the A/T IIs always lacked.

Important features that carry over from the AT II include stone ejectors built into the base of the tread between the exterior tread blocks, to help remove stones and prevent against premature tire wear. The exterior tread lugs are also staggered to help dig in to soft surfaces.

Also important to note is the new tread compound, which is designed to deliver better on-road grip in both the wet and dry, while also managing to be more durable against cuts and chips – allowing the tire to maintain its grip for  long time.

And speaking of long times, Toyo has retained the A/T II’s top notch milage warranty.

Speaking of on-road performance, Toyo claims the new design is both quiet and comfortable, though expect it to be slightly less responsive to steering inputs on the highway due to that lack of a center tread rib.

Toyo Open Country A/T III Pricing

Pricing for the Toyo Open Country A/T III has gone up slightly compared to the AT II which started at around $120 per tire. The A/T III starts at $140 and goes up to approximately $385 per tire.


Toyo Open Country A/T III Warranty

Toyo backs the new Open Country A/T III with a 65,000 mile treadwear warranty for p-metric sizes and a 50,000 mile warranty of LT and flotation tires.

There’s also a 45-day / 500 mile money-back guarantee.

Plus, the tires come with Toyo’s limited warranty, guaranteeing the materials and workmanship are free from defects for the first 5 years. That includes free replacement for the first 25 percent of wear and a prorated amount is offered for the remaining tread, down to the last 2/32nds.

Toyo Open Country AT III Popular Fitments

Chevrolet Trucks, SUVs, and CUVs
GMC Trucks, SUVs, and CUVs
Ford F-Series, SUVs, and CUVs
Jeep
RAM Series
Toyota Trucks, SUVs, and CUvs
Nissan Trucks, SUVs, and cuVs

Toyo Open Country A/T III Sizes

15-inch tires
P215/75R15
P225/75R15
P235/75R15
LT235/75R15
P265/75R15
30X9.50R15LT
31X10.50R15LT

16-inch tires
215/70R16
LT215/85R16
225/70R16
P225/75R16
LT225/75R16
235/70R16
235/70R16
LT235/85R16
245/75R16
245/75R16
P245/70R16
P245/70R16
LT245/75R16
LT245/75R16
255/65R16
255/70R16
255/70R16
265/75R16
265/75R16
P265/70R16
LT265/75R16
LT265/75R16
LT285/75R16
LT285/75R16
LT295/75R16
LT305/70R16
LT315/75R16

17-inch tires
215/65R17
225/60R17
225/65R17
235/65R17
P235/75R17
LT235/80R17
245/65R17
245/65R17
245/70R17
LT245/70R17
LT245/75R17
265/65R17
265/70R17
LT265/70R17
LT265/70R17
LT285/70R17
LT285/70R17
LT285/70R17
LT285/75R17
35X12.50R17LT

18-inch tires
225/55R18
225/60R18
235/60R18
235/65R18
255/55R18
255/70R18
265/60R18
265/65R18
265/70R18
LT265/70R18
275/65R18
LT275/65R18
LT275/65R18
LT275/65R18
LT275/65R18
LT275/70R18
LT275/70R18
285/60R18
LT285/65R18
LT285/75R18
LT295/70R18
LT305/65R18
LT325/60R18
LT325/65R18
33X12.50R18LT
35X12.50R18LT
35X12.50R18LT

19-inch tires
255/55R19

20-inch tires
245/50R20
P245/60R20
255/50R20
255/55R20
265/50R20
LT265/60R20
275/55R20
275/60R20
LT275/65R20
P285/55R20
LT285/55R20
LT285/60R20
LT295/55R20
LT295/60R20
LT295/65R20
305/50R20
LT305/55R20
LT325/60R20
33X12.50R20LT
35X12.50R20LT
35X12.50R20LT
35X13.50R20LT

22-inch tires
LT325/50R22
33X12.50R22LT
35X12.50R22LT
37X12.50R22LT

How Long do Toyo Open Country AT Last?

A simple question with a surprisingly simple answer. The new Toyo Open Country A/T II tires are guaranteed for at least 65,000 miles of use both on and off-road. That’s for p-metric sizes. If you step up to the LT sized for HD trucks, Toyo puts a 50,000 mile warranty on the tires.

Toyo Open Country AT2 vs AT3

So what’s the difference between the Toyo Open Country AT2 and AT3? In short, the new AT3 is a more extreme off-road tire. Rather than the five tread rows it just two external or shoulder tread block sections and an inner section of treads that are intertwined. This makes for a less refined and responsive tire on the highway, but offers superior grip off-road. The new tread pattern and compound also resists freezer better, so the AT3 is certified for true winter use.