Falken WildPeak A/T3W Tire Review & Rating
September 11, 2016 to October 1, 2016
The new Falken WildPeak A/TW3 is the company’s latest all-terrain tire in their lineup. Released in February 2016, the A/TW3 is designed for all types of light trucks, SUV’s and crossovers. This new model sports an attractive and unique hybrid tread design that is pretty much in between an AT and MT tire.
A tougher tread compound combines with a load of new Falken tire technology to give this model outstanding off-road performance, while also delivering very good manners when driving on the highway.
Off road you’ll find the deeper (20/32 inch depth) stepped-down tread blocks and rugged shoulder design provide outstanding traction on dirt, mud, gravel, rock and other rough terrain. The two-ply sidewall and added lugs help in preventing punctures and bruising for increased performance.
When it comes to traction in snow, ice and other winter conditions, the AT3W sports 3D Canyon Sipe technology and rugged tread pattern aid in grabbing snow and getting rid of it. Winter performance is a big plus for this tire and one of the best in its class overall.
For those times when you’re driving on the highway at higher speeds, the tire’s larger center tread blocks add more stability and deliver better feel for the road than many competitor models. The longer tread edges of these blocks further enhance grip on rain soaked road surfaces.
Falken offers a wide range of 15-20 inch sizes in both LT and non-LT models. A 55K mile tread warranty is also part of the package.
- Excellent on-road wet/dry traction
- Winter performance is a big plus
- Off-road handling on rocks
- Traction in soft dirt and loose sand
Falken’s engineers have really come up with a winning tire in their new ATW3. They have somehow managed to hit most all of the right buttons in coming up with a design that performs just as well off-road as it does on the street.
This tire handles just about anything you throw its way when driving off the beaten path. Mud, gravel, grass and rock are no match for this tire. We would say that the way it handles rock when aired down is similar in performance to many aggressive MT models.
Driving on the street or highway is a pleasure as well. You’ll find very low road noise, which is much lower than what you’ll experience on the Goodyear DuraTrac or BFG T/A KO. Traction on snow and ice is simply outstanding. It sports the severe weather emblem meaning it meets the traction standards of dedicated winter tires.
Overall, Falken has raised the bar among tires that offer a hybrid AT, MT type of design. You can’t help but walk away impressed by its abilities. In addition, this model features a lower price point that gives it solid value and performance for the money. Highly recommended.
What Vehicles Will The Falken A/TW3 Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Chevrolet Silverado, Avalanche, Tahoe, Colorado, Suburban
- Dodge Ram, Durango, Dakota
- Ford F-150, F-250, F-350, Expedition, Explorer, Ranger
- GMC Canyon, Yukon, Sierra, Jimmy
- Honda Ridgeline, Pilot
- Hummer H3
- Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler
- Land Rover Range Rover
- Mercury Mountaineer
- Mitsubishi Montero
- Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder, Titan
- Suzuki Equator
- Toyota Sequoia, 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Tundra, Land Cruiser, Tacoma
32/11.50R15 113R C1 RBL
255/70R16 115T XL RBL
265/70R16 112T RBL
LT265/75R16 123S E RBL
265/75R16 116T RBL
255/65R17 114T XL RBL
255/70R17 112T RBL
265/65R17 116T XL RBL
LT265/70R17 121S E RBL
265/70R17 115T RBL
LT285/70R17 121S E RBL
P285/70R17 117T RBL
35/12.50R17 121R E RBL
255/70R18 113T RBL
265/60R18 114T XL RBL
265/65R18 114T RBL
LT265/70R18 124S E RBL
LT285/65R18 125S E RBL
LT265/60R20 121S E RBL
275/55R20 117T XL RBL
275/60R20 115T RBL
LT285/55R20 122T E RBL
LT325/60R20 126S E RBL
35/12.50R20 121R E RBL
Falken WildPeak A/TW3 prices range from approximately $104 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Falken has a 55,000 mile treadlife warranty on the Wild Peak A/TW3. There is also a first 2/32 inch of wear guarantee on tire uniformity.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and include free replacement during the first 2/32 inch of wear. The amount is then prorated for the remaining time period down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
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