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Summary:An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 60,000 mile treadwear 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.
Up to 10,000 miles these were the quietest tires I ever owned. After the outer coating wore down they became very loud. The road noise they make between 40 & 60 MPH is more pronounced than the engine noise. Very distracting and annoying. I would never buy these tires again!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Steve in St Louis
from St Louis
Well Worth the Money - Great on 4Runner!
Just put second set of these 265/65R17 on a 2005 Toyota 4Runner. Three days after the first set was installed my wife dropped our youngest off at school due to an ice storm, and while coming down an icy slope was easily able to stop before a speeding 18-wheeler blew by. She said that had the old tires (Dunlop) been on the car she would certainly have been T-boned. First set purchased at independent tire dealer recommendation -- found they were quiet, comfy, responsive and at 63,000 miles combined city/highway use they were down to 4/32, even wear and still excellent. New tires for the winter driving season. Thanks to Brad at FTO for the expert recommendation and to Toyo for making such an outstanding product. I have Michelin LTX M/S2 on my pickup, these are easily as good and much less pricey.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Eastern, ME
These TOYO A20 Open Country tires are on mywife's 2012 Hilander. She just had the 20K servicing and was told the tires need to be replaced. By far these are the poorest tires we have had on a vehicle since we've been running new vehicles (some 35 years). Ratings by CR are EXTREMELY high, in my opinion.