Goodyear Wrangler RT/S Tire Review & Rating
The Wrangler RT/S from Goodyear is designed to provide predictable on-road year round traction with capable off-road handling in light terrain. Over the years the RTS has been used as original equipment on pickups like the Ford F-150 and Dodge Dakota among others.
A tougher all-season tread compound combines with a computer optimized tread design for enhanced traction on dry, wet and snow covered surfaces. The tire’s continuous tread lug design further increases ride comfort and helps deliver reduced road noise.
Circumferential grooves around the tread increase wet traction and help channel away water from under the tread. Multiple lateral grooves and slots are built to improve performance on snow and other winter weather road conditions.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts for added strength and durability, along with a two-ply polyester cord body that adds increased handling and steering response. It also promotes more even treadwear and longer overall treadlife. Goodyear offers sizes from 15-16 inches for the RT/S.
- Very good dry traction
- Ride is comfortable
- Long lasting treadlife
- Wet pavement traction could be better
- Winter handling abilities
The RT/S ranks as a middle of the class performer. We like the dry traction this tire provides, as well as the predictable steering response. Another area this tire excels in is its longer treadlife. This is also an area that other drivers mention in their reviews on this tire.
Performance on wet road surfaces is a different story on this tire. Whether the roads are damp or soaked under a heavy rain, this tire has issues in not sliding around. The same applies on snow or ice as well. The word here is to slow down and use added caution.
Overall, this is not one of Goodyear’s best tires in their Wrangler lineup. No, it’s not terrible by any stretch, but we would recommend checking into other models like the Michelin Defender LTX M/S or Yokohama YK-HTX among others that deliver better all-around performance.
What Vehicles Will The Goodyear RTS Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Chevrolet K1500, Colorado, S10, Suburban
- Dodge Dakota, Durango, Ram
- Ford F-150, Explorer, Ranger, Escape
- GMC Canyon, Sierra
- Hummer H3
- Isuzu Rodeo
- Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty
- Mazda B3000, B4000
- Mitsubishi Raider
- Toyota T100, Tacoma, 4Runner
P235/75R15 105S OWL
P255/70R16 109S OWL
P265/70R16 111S OWL
Goodyear Wrangler RT/S prices range from approximately $136 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Goodyear provides a limited tread warranty on the RTS. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-years and include free replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
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