WestLake SL369 Review
The WestLake SL369 is one of many surprisingly decent options in the All Terrain tire segment – a segment that is so often dominated by a few brands offering a lofty price point that’s unrealistic for a lot of drivers..
- On-road dynamics
- Great price
- Value for the money
- Modest off-road performance
- Limited sizes
Not exactly a household name when it comes to passenger vehicle tires, WestLake is an established brand in the US and has been for many years. The SL369 is the flagship of WestLake’s light-truck offerings, delivering true off-road grip and performance.
With a moderately aggressive tread pattern and plenty of void between the treads, it’s no surprise this tire can handle its own off-road.
What’s surprising for a budget-focused off-road tire is that it really does deliver on the on-road performance side, with a stable and comfortable thanks to a close-knit center rib. The circumferential grooves between the outer tread blocks and the should tread blocks is almost perfectly smooth, a design that works to evacuate water and avoid hydroplaning in the wet.
It’s even surprisingly quiet, with a variable pitch tread pattern designed to muffle its own noise, so you don’t hear any annoying humming on the highway.
The shoulder tread blocks are patterned in such a way to help dig into a toss-away loose earth and gravel, while the tread siping helps give extra grip in the wet – and even in light snowy conditions.
As for ride comfort, it’s better than you might expect from a cheaper tire like this, while tread life is decent.
Perhaps the biggest drawback to this tire right now is the limited number of sizes with no fitments for 18-inch wheels or above. Considering how large wheels are getting on modern trucks, SUVs and crossovers, we’re hoping WestLake expands its fitment options in the near future.
While not as capable as some of the big brands when it comes to All Terrain tire offerings, it’s surprisingly good on road for such a tire. So if you need something more than an all-season but don’t do a lot of off-roading, the WestLake 369 is worth a serious look. It is undeniably one of the better low cost off-road models in this class of tires.
WestLake SL369 Price
WestLake SL369 tire can be purchased online starting from around $100 for 15-inch sizes.
WestLake SL369 Warranty
The SL369 does not come with a mileage guarantee. It does, however, get the brand’s standard limited warranty which covers defects in materials and workmanship for the life of the original tire tread, either 6 years from the date it was manufactured or 5 years from the date it was sold. Whichever comes first. Within that period of time the tire will be replaced if a defect is found at a pro-rated basis.
WestLake SL369 Sizes