The Open Country A20 from Toyo is used as original equipment
on some pickups and sport utility vehicles, as well as being available as a replacement tire. It's a tire that is
designed to provide all-season traction and a smooth, comfortable ride on the highway.
An all-season tread compound and symmetric tread pattern combine with independent
shoulder blocks to provide increased dry and wet traction. The tire's footprint adds stability and improved
steering responsive at higher speeds.
Four circumferential grooves around the tread enhance wet handling performance and
lower the risk of hydroplaning through standing water. The tire is designed to provide traction in light snow, but
you can find out more about this below in our overall thoughts.
Inside the tire you will find a steel belted construction for added strength and
durability. A polyester cord body enhances ride comfort and gives the tire a more quiet ride. Toyo offers the A20
in 17-19 inch sizes.
Good dry and wet traction
Tires provide comfortable ride
Winter traction is poor
Tread life is shorter than expected
Toyo has some very good tires in their tire lineup, but the A20 is not one of them
in our opinion. Based on other driver reviews and ratings we are not alone in our conclusion. While this model does
provide adequate dry and wet traction, as well as a smooth and comfortable ride for a highway SUV tire, the
downsides far outweigh the upsides.
A shorter tread life is a serious issue with this tire, and with its treadwear
rating of 300, it can be expected. We've heard many drivers reporting of getting only 15,000-25,000 miles out of
the tread, which is unacceptable in anyone's book. Beyond that, winter traction is another big problem with the
A20. Some have went as far as to say it's like trying to drive on skis. While that may be a little extreme, the
traction on snow and ice is very poor.
Overall, if a Toyo tire is what you are looking for then one like the Open Country
H/T would be a better choice. Other tires that you might want to look at would be the Michelin LTX M/S2 or
BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A among others.
What Vehicles Will The Toyo A20 Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
Chevrolet Tahoe, Silverado, Trailblazer
Dodge Durango, Dakota, Ram, Nitro
Ford F-Series, Expedition, Ranger
GMC Sierra, Envoy, Yukon
Infiniti QX4 SUV
Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Commander, Liberty
Mercedes Benz G500
Nissan Titan, Frontier
Toyota RAV4, Tundra, Tacoma, Highlander
225/65R17 101H BW P245/65R17 105S BW
235/55R18 99H BW 235/55R18 99H BW
P245/55R19 103S BW
Toyo Open Country A20 prices range from approximately $159 and up. You may also
find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Toyo provides a limited tread warranty on the A20. Tire uniformity is guaranteed
for the first 1/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and include free tire
replacement during the first 25% of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the
final 2/32 inch of tread depth.