Dunlop Grandtrek Touring A/S Tire Review & Rating
The Grandtrek Touring A/S from Dunlop is used on many of today’s more popular SUV’s and light duty pickups. Featuring touring all-season performance, the Grandtrek A/S uses some of the latest in tire technology that is designed to enhance around town or on the highway driving.
An all-season tread compound is engineered to remain more flexible in a wider range of temperatures. From hot summer temps to freezing wintertime temps, the tread is built to remain pliable and continue to provide all-season performance.
Dry surface traction is increased through an outer shoulder that is stiffer to enable better grip. It improves cornering stability, while a circumferential rib around the tread enhances steering response and adds more stability throughout the speed range. Circumferential grooves and independent shoulder blocks increase wet traction and reduce the risk of hydroplaning.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts with nylon reinforcement for added strength and durability. A polyester cord body provides ride comfort and better stability. Dunlop offers sizes from 16-20 inches on this model, and includes a limited tread warranty.
- Dry traction is very good
- Tires corner well and maintain stability at all speeds
- Steering is responsive and crisp
- Winter traction and handling
- Ride could be more comfortable and less road noise
Dunlop offers some excellent tires in their lineup, but this unfortunately is not one of them in our opinion. Sure, dry traction and cornering grip are very good on this tire, and the steering provides good feel. However, the negatives far outweigh these few positives.
The ride is pretty harsh over bumps in the road, and road noise is far above average for a touring all-season tire. Winter handling is not very good on this tire. It’s too easy to slide the rear out on snow and ice, and starting and stopping is problematic at times.
Treadlife is another area this tire struggles with. Far too many drivers have mentioned getting no where near the treadlife you would expect from a highway tire like this. Overall, we can’t recommend the Touring A/S. If a Dunlop tire is what you are looking for then we would suggest the Signature CS. Others you may want to consider would be the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus and the Michelin Premier LTX.
What Vehicles Will The Grandtrek Touring AS Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Audi Q5
- Chrysler Pacifica
- Dodge Journey
- Lexus RX 450h, RX 350
- Mercedes-Benz GLK350
215/65R16 98H RBL
P235/60R18 102V BW
235/60R18 103H RBL
P235/55R19 101V SB
235/50R19 99H SB
255/50R19 XL 107H SB
235/45R20 XL 100H BSL
Prices on the Dunlop Touring A/S range from approximately $124 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Dunlop provides a limited tread warranty on the Touring AS. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-years and include free replacement during the first year or the 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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