Toyo Open Country A20 Tire Review & Rating

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 competent 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 response at higher speeds.

Toyo Open Country A20 Tire Reviews

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, which we discuss more about 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

Overall Thoughts

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. You’ll be better off by installing a set of winter tires if you live in an area that sees any kind of snow or ice.

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 Defender LTX M/S, Cooper Discoverer HTP or General Grabber HTS60 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
  • Volkswagen Touareg

Tire Sizes


225/65R17 101H BW
P245/65R17 105S BW


235/55R18 99H BW
235/55R18 99H BW


P245/55R19 103S BW

Price Range

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.

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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.

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8 Comments on "Toyo Open Country A20 Tire Review & Rating"


Susan Heiler
Susan Heiler
May 24, 2016 8:26 pm

This afternoon these Toyo A20 tires almost killed me and my two friends. We purchased our Toyota Venza used so we did not know if they were original or replaced, but they had good tire tread. Today I was doing 70 mph in I75 in Tampa, FL, and the car started to shake and my front left tire completely sheared off of the tire rim wholly intake and went flying approximately 50 ft in the air and off into a field. I was 1/4 mile from construction that had concrete barricades on the edge of the road. If that happened, the tire would have hit that concrete and bounced back through my windshield. I was able to control the car and drive on the rim and get off of the road safely. I will never buy a Toyo product again.

April 26, 2016 10:18 am

I have a 2012 Toyota Highlander with Toyo Open Country A20 tires, which are worn nearly bare after only 22,000 miles. My driving habits are very mild (mainly trips to the grocery store and taking my children to school). This is a leased vehicle and the Toyota dealership has rotated the tires per the recommended maintenance schedule. Now I am told that the tires need to be replaced (at my expense) due to excessive wear. This is completely unacceptable!
As others have mentioned, Winter traction has never been great with these tires (even when they were relatively new). I live in the Northeast and, in the Winter, my SUV slides to the bottom of our driveway while my husband’s Audi makes the same trip with ease. I will be sure to research the tires that are supplied on my next vehicle before making a purchase. My recommendation: avoid Toyo Open Country A20 tires.

April 6, 2016 8:13 am

These tires were on our new 2015 Toyota Highlander Limited which now has 31,000 miles. They are terrible in the light snow and although they still have plenty of tread left, they are very noisy. I actually brought the car to the dealer thinking it had a bad wheel bearing. For some reason Toyota has a habit of supplying cheap tires with their Highlanders over the years. Our previous 2008 also had tires that didn’t last and were very poor in the rain and light snow. Im looking at replacing them with Michelin Defender LXT tires. Anyone have experience with these?

May 23, 2016 8:50 pm

What tire did you decide to use to replace the Toyos? And how do you like them?

March 13, 2016 10:43 am

These wore out at 18,000 miles. Do NOT drive them in ANY snow condition. Toyo company admitted to me they are meant to be a THREE season tire…and NOT meant for the Northeast with ANY type of snow or moisture on ground. But only if you live in the Sahara Desert.

February 23, 2016 11:55 am

I must agree. I have never had such a poor tire and I have been around a very long time. Traction is virtually non-existent and Toyota should never place them on a new vehicle. I am at 27,000 miles and looking to replace them on my 2013 Highlander.

March 12, 2016 8:33 pm

I drive a 2012 rav4, Im angry that i have to buy a whole new set of tires along with installation, balancing and alignment ($600-$750) because these crappy tires lost all their tread after only 26,600 miles. Totally absurd.

February 14, 2016 12:14 pm

Toyo Open Country A20 on brand new Toyota Highlander 2013 are by far the worst tires for traction I’ve ever owned. I had over a dozen vehicles in my life time and these are the worst. Light snow or slippery condition and these tires a worthless. The anti lock brakes are continuously pulsating when applied on the lightest amount of snow. Can’t stop. Even at low speeds where other drivers have control, but not me with these tires. They’re awful at best. You’d think Toyota would do better on their new vehicles than this. These tires are dangerous to drive on if the pavement is wet or during light snow fall. Don’t buy them and insist on replacements with any other if on a new vehicle you’re about to purchase.