Finding the top performing mud terrain or M/T tires can often
times be a little confusing with all the different choices available today. We've attempted to cut through all the
noise and bring you our list of the Top 10 best MT tires for your truck or sport utility vehicle for
Every model listed below provides excellent off-road performance, as well as more
than competent on-road drivability. Our list is not only based on our own experience, but reviews and comments made
by other tire owners. Please note that our list is not in any particular order. All ten tires make excellent
BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2
Built tough to withstand all the abuse you want to throw its way,
the BFG Mud Terrain KM2 is one of the most popular M/T tires sold today. Expect to find excellent
off-road traction in all types of terrain. This tire also sports very good manners when driving
on-road, with very good marks for wet and snow handling as well. Treadlife is longer than you might
expect, making this tire a solid choice.
Playing in the mud is a lot of fun on this Nitto Trail Grappler
M/T. With a tough 3-ply construction and aggressive good looks, it's easy to see why drivers enjoy
taking their trucks or SUV's out for a day on the trails, river beds and other areas. The tire goes
through it all and keeps you in complete control. Taking this tire for a spin down the highway is a
very pleasant, and quiet, experience. Overall, one of the best MT tires available.
Featuring very good off-road performance, the MT KL71 from Kumho
is another good choice for drivers who also want a tire that can be driven a fair amount of time
on-road and not sound like a tank going down the road. Expect to find dependable traction on all
types of terrain to go along with a more comfortable ride.
The Destination M/T from Firestone makes the list due to its
excellent performance both on and off-road. Mud and snow traction is outstanding, and this tire
cleans out as well as any other model in this class. On road comfort and drivability is equally
impressive. With a longer than expected tread life, this tire is a serious contender for anyone
looking for new MT tires.
The Discoverer Radial STT from Cooper may be relatively unknown to
some, but with outstanding off-road traction and performance, this tire sits among the top models
in this class. Its Armor-Tek3 Carcass Construction gives it the strength to easily climb rocks and
go through deep mud and other terrain all day long without leaving you sitting flat. As other
drivers have mentioned… this tire rocks.
Combining aggressive off road performance with well-mannered
highway capabilities is what you get with the MT Baja MTZ Radial. The tire features unique Power
Ply sidewalls with a third angled ply that helps in preventing punctures, as well as giving it
increased handling and pulling power. Radial construction provides a smoother the ride on the
Going through deep mud and climbing rocks is about as good as it
gets on the Nitto Mud Grappler. This tire simply flat out performs in all types of off-road
terrain. Its huge side lugs provide outstanding cut protection, while the high void ratio allows
this tire to self-clean with the best in its class. Overall, this is a tire that doesn't leave
anything on the table.
Pro Comp is known for their line of tough as nails off-road tires
and the Xtreme MT2 is arguably one of their best. Tri-ply construction in the sidewalls deliver
excellent puncture protection, while alternating scalloped shoulder lugs dig into dirt, mud and
rock for enhanced traction. With its two-step tread blocks and added silica the MT2 offers
increased stability and braking, this mud tire is right at home on the highway as it is off road.
There’s also a 40K mile tread warranty included.
The Toyo Open Country MT has been a popular choice with off-road
enthusiasts for a few years now. It’s also a great choice in tires for those living in rural areas
and needing dependable traction year round, including snow and ice. This Toyo mud tire has a
three-ply sidewall and scalloped lugs for added protection and excellent traction. The tread is
computer-optimized to minimize road noise and make it one of the quietest MT tires
Excellent traction and a tough as nails Kevlar sidewall
construction are only two areas that make the Wrangler MT/R from Goodyear a popular choice among
off-road enthusiasts. Its aggressive good looking tread design and solid year-round performance on
the street make this tire a great choice.