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.
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
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
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.
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