Kelly Safari ATR Tire Review & Rating

The Kelly Safari ATR is designed for drivers who seek both on and off-road performance for their pickup or SUV without having to spend an arm and a leg. Engineered to provide year-round traction and handling, the Safari ATR is priced to be a budget-friendly option among other tires in its class.

A tougher all-terrain tread compound features larger shoulder blocks for increased traction on dry road surfaces. Wider tread grooves enhance wet handling performance and channel away water from under the tread, while also helping to eject rocks from the grooves.

Kelly Safari ATR Tire Review

The tread design optimizes grip for off-road performance in light terrain. Self-cleaning traction grooves do an adequate job of propelling mud, snow and other debris away from the tread for better traction. Expect good grip on grass, dirt, light mud, gravel and other terrain. This is also an ideal tire for drivers who live in rural areas and travel spend quite a bit of time traveling on gravel roads.

Inside the tire you will find two steel belts that are nylon reinforced for added strength and durability throughout the speed zone. A polyester cord body increases ride comfort and promotes more even treadwear. Kelly offers sizes from 15-20 inches, and has optional LT sizes with C, D and E load ranges as well. A 40,000 or 50,000 mile tread guarantee is also included depending on size selected.


  • Very good dry and wet traction, as well as snow
  • Off-road light terrain traction doesn’t disappoint
  • Tires are surprisingly quiet
  • Outstanding value for the lower cost


  • Would like to see a little more treadlife

Overall Thoughts

The Safari ATR is simply a good performing all-around light-duty AT tire. Expect to find excellent traction on the road, including in the snow or on ice, as well as off-road. The tire stands up to all types of light terrain and does a remarkably good job. However, deep mud is not something you would want to take this tire through, as it was never designed to be a mud tire.

Ride quality is better than average on this tire. It rides among the most quiet tire in its class, which may be surprising due to its lower price. Sure, it is not the scale of a more expensive Michelin LTX tire, but it is very comfortable nonetheless.

Overall, if you’re looking for solid performing light-duty all-terrain tire and want to save a little extra money, this Kelly tire is a nice choice.

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What Vehicles Will The Kelly ATR Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Chevrolet Suburban, Silverado, Avalanche, Tahoe, K1500, Trailblazer
  • Dodge Dakota, Ram, Durango
  • Ford F-150, F-250, Ranger, Explorer, F-350, Expedition, Excursion
  • GMC Sierra, Yukon, Canyon
  • Honda CR-V, Pilot
  • Hummer H2
  • Jeep Cherokee, Commander, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler
  • Nissan Frontier, Titan
  • Oldsmobile Bravada
  • Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, RAV4, 4Runner

Tire Sizes


P225/75R15 102S OWL
P235/75R15 105S OWL
31X10.50R15LT 109R C OWL


P235/70R16 104T BSL
P245/70R16 106S OWL
P255/70R16 109S OWL
P265/70R16 111S OWL
P225/75R16 104S OWL
P235/75R16 XL 109S BSL
P245/75R16 109S OWL
P265/75R16 114T OWL
LT225/75R16 E 115R BSL
LT245/75R16 E 120R BSL
LT265/75R16 E 123R OWL
LT285/75R16 E 126R OWL
LT215/85R16 E 115P BSL
LT235/85R16 E 120R BSL


P255/65R17 108S OWL
P265/65R17 110T BSL
P245/70R17 108S OWL
P255/70R17 110S OWL
P265/70R17 113S OWL
LT245/70R17 E 119R OWL
LT265/70R17 E 121R OWL
LT285/70R17 D 121R OWL
LT245/75R17 E 121S OWL
LT235/80R17 E 120Q BSL


P265/65R18 112S OWL
P275/65R18 114T OWL
LT275/70R18 E 125R OWL


P275/55R20 111H BSL
P275/60R20 114S BSL

Price Range

Kelly Safari ATR prices range from approximately $101 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Kelly provides a 50,000 mile treadlife warranty on P-metric sizes, and a 40,000 mile tread warranty on LT sizes of the Safari ATR. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the 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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2 thoughts on “Kelly Safari ATR Tire Review & Rating

  1. I currently have 94,000 miles on my safari tires, 44,000 more than the rating. And probably will make it to 100,000 miles. Toyota prerunner 2005

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