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Summary:An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 60,000 mile tread wear warranty.
The Toyo Open Country H/T is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season truck tire
models like the Open Country H/T are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; wet and dry cornering grip on our skid pad; and subjective steering feel.
Features & Specs - Toyo Open Country H/T
Size tested The size of the tested model.
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
I am a bit surprised a the negatives comments regarding this Toyo Open Country H/T because it is by far the best tires I have ever own.<br /><br />My tires are 225/65R17 on a 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited. Note some differences: The speed rating and UTGQ Temp of this Toyo tire here at Consumer Report is listed as S and B. Mine is 102H and Temp A. Not sure why the difference!<br /><br />Anyway, there are the best tires I have ever owned. The tires came with the Highlander when I bought it used in January 2008. It had about 45,000 miles on it. Now is October 2014 and the car have 103,000 miles on it and I am finally foreced to replace the tires because winter is coming.<br /><br />I have pratically nothing but good thing to say about these tires - good grip in almost all conditions including snow and ice (and I know snow and ice as I live in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada). Noise and Ride comfort is very good as well. To me, it is even better than the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred, but it is hard to compare the tires as the TripleTred are on a 2WD 99 Accord vs a AWD 06 Highlander. And the sidewall of the Toyo does not crack after all these years of use which I can not say for the Goodyears (after 5 years).<br /><br />The only con I found of the tires is on wet highway at speed above 65mph. It just wasn't gripping well and can be down right scary.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Richmond, VA
Bad Tread Life
Tires were OEM from the factory on a new Toyota Highlander. Terrible tread life. Completely worn out at 30,000 miles. We are older conservative drivers, Dealer rotated as required, tire pressures maintained. Pro-rated warranty is virtually non-existent. Do yourself a favor and buy something else.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Frank the retired guy
from Tehachapi, CA
Tires came with the car (new). Good driving experience and overall good road control but tires need replacement after 37K miles. Very religious about tire rotations every 5k, tire pressure checks, etc. Conservative driving habits. Poor performance for a tread life advertised at 60K.