Goodyear Wrangler TrailRunner AT Tire Review & Rating
The new for 2016 Goodyear Wrangler TrailRunner AT is the latest addition to the company’s all-terrain lineup. Designed as a mid-tier option below the best-selling Wrangler Adventure, the TrailRunner AT is built to deliver rugged off-road performance, as well as reliable on-road drivability for owners of all types of light trucks, SUV’s, jeeps and crossovers.
A newly formulated tougher all-season all-terrain tread compound is matched up with an optimized tread pattern that is created to reduce outside noise when driving on the highway. Goodyear’s engineers have focused considerable attention to on-road performance due in part to the fact that the large majority of drivers spend most all of their time driving on streets and highways.
Larger interlocking tread blocks are designed to provide increased durability on any type of road surface or off-road terrain. The tire features unique saw-tooth block edges and multi-angled sipes that allow it to better grip wet road surfaces in addition to added traction in light mud, gravel, dirt and grass.
The tire’s stepped shoulder design further adds to traction and grip when driving in deeper amounts of mud and snow. We believe that the traction here is on par with that of the Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure, which is very good.
Goodyear is releasing 41 sizes over the coming months that range from 16-20 inches and come in both LT and non-LT models. A 55K mile tread warranty is included with this tire.
- Good off-road traction on most terrain
- On-road dry/wet traction and handling
- Better than average ride quality
- Not the best in deep mud
The Goodyear TrailRunner AT is similar in performance to the All Terrain Adventure in many ways. We feel it is kind of a “light duty” version of more rugged AT tires in that while it handles light off-road terrain in good fashion, it’s not really built for more serious off-road driving on a regular basis.
It appears that Goodyear spent a good amount of time developing this model for on-road use. Expect to find more civilized street manners and a comfortable ride quality compared to more rugged and aggressive all-terrain tires. That may work well for a large majority of owners who only go off-road on an occasional basis.
Overall, while not among the best in class AT tires, it does have its place for those looking for a less aggressive tire that can work well for a daily driver.
What Vehicles Will The Goodyear TrailRunner AT Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Chevy Silverado
- Dodge Ram, Dakota
- Ford F-150, Explorer, Ranger
- GMC Sierra
- Honda Passport
- Hyundai Santa Fe
- Nissan Frontier, Titan, Pathfinder, Xterra
- Mazda Tribute
- Mercury Mountaineer
- Toyota Tundra, Tacoma
235/75R15 105S OWL
225/75R16 104S OWL
235/70R16 106T OWL
245/70R16 107T OWL
245/75R16 111S OWL
255/70R16 111S OWL
265/70R16 112T OWL
265/75R16 116T OWL
265/70R17 115T OWL
prices range from approximately $127 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Goodyear provides a 6-year or 55,000 mile tread warranty on the TrailRunner AT in SL and XL sizes. 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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