Continental SureContact RX Review

Continental SureContact RX Review

  • Dry 95%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 75%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 80%
  • Treadwear 90%
  • Overall 90%
The Continental SureContact RX is a premium ultra-high performance tire that offers longer wear and a quieter ride. It is a sporty tire that inherited some of the attributes of a touring tire. In this review, we took the Continental SureContact RX tires for an extended spin. This gave us the necessary driving time to find out if the SureContact RX is better than other performance tires with a higher price tag.

Our test vehicle for this Continental SureContact RX review is a 2015 Audi A4 equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine, eight speed automatic transmission, and Quattro all-wheel drive. Our test vehicle came fitted with stock 18-inch wheels and a set of Continental SureContact RX tires. The owner of the Audi told us his old Goodyear tires were great for all-season driving, but the tires had a tendency to emit a lot of tire noise as the tread wears out. The tire dealer recommended the Continental SureContact RX tires and he never looked back. In fact, this is the second set of SureContact RX tires on his Audi.

Continental SureContact RX review: Features

The Continental SureContact RX is constructed utilizing SportPlus RX Technology to offer advanced levels of traction on slippery and snowy roads while enhancing grip on dry and wet surfaces. The tire is also engineered to offer a more direct and precise steering feel for better handling and stability in high speed driving.

The unique thing about the Continental SureContact RX is not the built-in QuickView Indicator that allows you to verify the alignment of the wheels, but it’s the traction teeth in the pattern grooves. This design will increase the biting edges of the tire to provide additional sipes to improve braking, acceleration, and cornering on any type of road including snow and ice.

The great thing about the Continental SureContact RX is the high-strength 2-ply sidewall construction. This will not only increase the comfort and refinement levels of the tire, but it also absorbs the impact if you drive directly through a pothole. We were able to witness this firsthand as we drove our test vehicle in the city.

Continental SureContact RX review: Test Drive

Our Audi test vehicle is in excellent shape. We hopped in and drove like demons. The car had a smooth and controlled ride and handling was also excellent thanks to the Quattro all-wheel drivetrain. However, like most Audi cars, our A4 has a tendency to understeer if you attach a corner at higher than average speed. Other than that, we have no complaints. This car is superior to other Japanese compacts and it remained stable even as we approached silly speeds on the highway.

Dry Traction

I have nothing bad to say about the Falken Ziex ZE950 when it comes to dry performance. The tires gave me the confidence to speed ahead and execute quick maneuvers without worrying about the tires losing traction. I felt tremendous amounts of grip was ever present I cornered the X3 like I was in a Subaru WRX. Braking also felt good since I was able to stop the X3 abruptly without feeling the tires slide on the harsh concrete.

Wet Traction

It’s the same story on wet roads. The tires remained calm and composed even as we threw the vehicle to a tight corner in the wet. We would have second thoughts if we were rolling on an ordinary set of all-season tires, but the Continental SureContact RX are far from ordinary. Braking power remained strong and consistent even over slippery tarmac. High-speed stability over wet roads was also top notch and confidence-inspiring to say the least.

Snow Traction

The standard Quattro all-wheel drive system in our test vehicle allowed us to drive a bit more aggressively over snow covered roads. The Continental SureContact RX tires were able to forge over snow and ice without losing traction. We even traversed over moderately deep snow and the tires obliged gracefully. But if you want to drive over severe winter conditions, you better upgrade to a better set of winter tires.

Comfort

I was particularly impressed with the long-distance riding comfort of the Continental SureContact RX tires. The 2-ply sidewall construction worked wonders as the tires absorbed small bumps and road irregularities while still maintaining traction. The tires were also magnificent in the city. Potholes and humps can be attacked with reckless abandon as long as you’re traveling at an appropriate speed.

Noise

The Continental SureContact RX were pleasantly quiet despite the high-performance aspirations. Other performance tires will give you better grip in exchange for mediocre tire wear and more road noise, but the SureContact RX begs to differ. Mind you, there are other tires that can offer a more silent ride than the SureContact RX, but few can offer this without compromising all-weather traction and handling.

Treadwear

The owner of our test vehicle replaced his last set of Continental SureContact RX tires after 65,000 miles. This is not bad given the relatively affordable price of the tires. The SureContact RX is a tad more expensive than comparable Goodyear or Toyo tires, but it will certainly give Michelin tires a serious run for the money. The QuickView Indicator on the tires will tell you if the vehicle needs an alignment and will help prolong the life of the rubber. I’m a firm believer that all tires are capable of lasting a longer time provided that all steering and suspension components are checked prior to installing a new set of rubber.

Conclusion

Searching for a high-performance tire that delivers all-weather traction and a comfy ride? The Continental SureContact RX is worthy of consideration. It offers advanced levels of grip on dry, wet, and snowy roads and remains quiet and composed even as the road turns harsh.

This tire is available in:

Luxury or sport sedans/coupes/sporty crossovers, 16” to 20”, Ultra-high performance, All-season

Continental CrossContact LX20 Review

Continental CrossContact LX20 Review

  • Dry 95%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 90%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 80%
  • Treadwear 80%
  • Overall 87.5%

This review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 is very timely. Did you notice the family sedan is slowly fading into obscurity to give way to crossover vehicles and larger SUVs? Our roads are literally filled with car-based crossovers that it’s hard to keep count. Ever carmaker is entering the SUV bandwagon. Even Rolls-Royce and Maserati are joining the fray with the Cullinan and Levante, respectively.

My test vehicle for this review is not a full-on SUV. I managed to spend some time driving a 2015 Subaru Forester with the 2.5-liter Boxer engine, CVT transmission, and Subaru’s famed symmetrical all-wheel drive system. It was fitted with stock 17-inch wheels and Continental CrossContact LX20 tires. You might be asking why my test vehicle was fitted with such a tire, and I’ll tell you why: the owner of the Forester is a hardcore off-roader. He also owns a modified Jeep Wrangler to play with the big boys. He wanted a set of tires that are refined on the highway yet capable in light off-road driving scenarios. It seems he found the answer with the Continental CrossContact LX20.

Continental CrossContact LX20 review: Features

The Continental CrossContact LX20 is a premium all-season tire designed for light trucks, SUVs, and crossover vehicles. EcoPlus Technology enables the CrossContact LX20 to offer excellent all-season performance, better fuel economy, and reduced wear without sacrificing traction and grip in the dry.

The tire was constructed using Continental’s eco-friendly tread compound enhanced with +Silane additives and Tg-F polymers. The formula is optimized to improve traction while lowering the rolling resistance of the rubber. It is equipped with a continuous center rib with independent tread blocks to offer a solid steering feel and enhanced traction on dry tarmac. The tire also comes with four wide circumferential grooves and additional traction grooves to improve grip on wet, snowy, or loose pavement.

What makes the Continental CrossContact LX20 stand out is the aggressive symmetrical tread design. This is a sporty tire that can handle rough pavement with nary a complaint. But it can also give your SUV or crossover a comfortable and silent highway ride, which is hard to believe unless you try for yourself. I learned this early on as I drove my test vehicle over smooth highways.

Continental CrossContact LX20 review: Test Drive

I don’t mean to biased, but the Subaru Forester was always a favorite of mine even before crossovers became popular. It didn’t have to do with the Subaru name or the unique Boxer engine layout. The Forester feels more than just an Impreza on stilts. Newer generations are much larger than the early models, but they didn’t lose the secured driving feeling that made the Forester so popular in the first place.

Dry Traction

The Continental CrossContact LX20 tires felt magnificent over dry tarmac. The steering was precise and braking was strong, dependable, and spot on. You will need to drive like a loon to coax the tires to spin and lose traction but the symmetrical all-wheel drive system kept everything in check. Mind you, if you have a high-performance SUV designed for speed, this is not the tire for your vehicle. But for the everyday and mundane sort of driving, you won’t have reason to complain.

Wet Traction

Is right for me to say the Continental CrossContact LX20 tires felt better in the wet than on dry land? Maybe. Whatever the case, the tires felt awesome in the wet. Even if you apply judicious throttle pressure, you will never get a feeling the tires are ‘floating’ or ‘skimming’ over wet roads. The symmetrical tread design and wider circumferential grooves gave me the impression that the tires were actually ‘slicing’ over the wet tarmac to always maintain steady traction and grip. But what really impressed me was the steering feel. It doesn’t matter is you’re driving over wet or dry roads. The Continental CrossContact LX20 tires simply gave my Forester a more direct and crisp steering feel.

Snow Traction

The Continental CrossContact LX20 tires also felt at home when the roads turned from wet to slush. They were even capable of driving over more than 2 inches of snow! Anything deeper might require snow chains or a better set of aggressive all-terrain tires. I also drove over moderately rough terrain and the tires were more than up for the task. Of course, credit also goes to my Subaru Forester for allowing me to traverse over rough patches of loose terrain without nary missing a beat. Like I said, the Continental CrossContact LX20 tires were a perfect match to the all-terrain capabilities of my test vehicle.

Comfort

The ‘premium’ part about the Continental CrossContact LX20 is the excellent ride comfort and extremely silent ride. Let’s start with the ride comfort. The tires felt smooth and stable on the highway and remained undisturbed even when hassled by potholes and road undulations. This is high praise for an all-season tire that can also handle a bit of mud, snow, and dirt roads.

Noise

You can’t call a tire ‘premium’ if it roars like an African lion on the highway. As it turns out, the Continental CrossContact LX20 were eerily silent at high speeds. Now this is what you call a true premium tire! The tires were hushed in the city and remained calm even as I sped up. The tires also remained quiet over rough patches of concrete road. This is the tire to buy if you are looking to enhance the on-road refinement of your crossover or SUV.

Treadwear

The Continental CrossContact LX20 tires on my test vehicle were fitted approximately six months ago and have traveled a distance of 4,500 miles. The tires had minor signs of wear but nothing too drastic to merit a poor score. It even boggled me upon learning the tires were not brand new because it felt like my test vehicle was riding on a new set of rubber.

Conclusion

The Continental CrossContact LX20 is a wiser and more economical choice. If you demand a rugged all-season tire that offers better refinement for your crossover or SUV, it is hard to beat the Continental CrossContact LX20.

This tire is available in:

Pickup trucks/crossovers/SUVs, 16” to 20”, Touring, All-season

Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Review

Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Review

  • Dry 80%
  • Wet 75%
  • Snow 70%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 80%
  • Treadwear 80%
  • Overall 79%
Before we proceed to the features and review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus, allow me to disclose something unique about this tire: it was specifically designed for the luxury touring market in North America.

Pirelli also offers the Cinturato All Season and All Season Plus with a large center block and directional tread design. The ‘Plus’ moniker refers to Pirelli’s Puncture Control Technology called Seal Inside. This technology will enable you to still drive your vehicle safely even after a puncture.

This review will focus on the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus. The tire has a rather bland and conservative asymmetrical tread design and is built mainly for passenger cars and small crossovers. Sedate driving is the key to enjoying the merits of the Cinturato P7 All Season Plus since the tire is not chiefly designed for sporty driving.

With that in mind, I was fortunate to get my hands on a 2013 Toyota Camry SE with the 2.5-liter four-banger and six-speed automatic transmission.

My test car came with stock 17-inch wheels and was previously fitted with Michelin MXV tires.

I asked the owner why he chose the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus over the Michelins and he told me he didn’t want to spend more than $500 on a brand new set of tires.

It actually makes sense, right? The Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus will start at around $100 each, which is a slight difference compared to the price of the Michelin tires.

But are the Pirelli tires better than the old Michelins despite the lower price?

Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Review: Features

The Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus offers a 15% reduction in rolling resistance compared to comparable all-season tires. The Cinturato P7 is desgined and manufactured to offer 47% better tread life and a 5% reduction in road noise to deliver a quiet and refined ride.

The Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus is equipped with an optimized tread pattern with pitch sequencing and phasing that effectively cancels or lowers internal noise.

The tire has four wide longitudinal grooves that helps in dispersing water on wet roads.

It is also equipped with longitudinal siping and a high density of lateral sipes for better all-season performance even in light snow.

The tire is backed by a 70,000-mile limited treadwear warranty and 30-day trial. If you are not satisfied with the performance of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus, you can return it within 30 days. When was the last time that a cheap tire was able to offer that kind of warranty?

Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Review: Test Drive

The Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus tires on my test car were approximately 5 months old and have traversed a rough total of 4,500 or so miles.

The Camry is not what you could call a sporty sedan, but so is the Cinturato P7 All Season Plus.

From the moment I hopped inside the Camry, I felt the Pirelli tires were a perfect match to the road manners of my test vehicle.

Dry Traction

The tires offered excellent traction and grip on dry pavement.

I took the Camry for a high-speed run on an empty stretch of secluded highway and the tires performed admirably despite the presence of sand and dust on the highway.

Handling and cornering was on the average side of the spectrum since the body roll and dull steering of my test vehicle will prohibit you from pushing it to the max when attacking tight corners.

Wet Traction

There was a light drizzle in the evening and I got the chance to test the tires in the wet. The Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus were just as good in the soaking wet pavement as they were in the dry.

You will feel the tires hunting for grip if you really push it on wet roads, but like I said before this review, the Camry is not a car that you should drive aggressively.

Snow Traction

I was also able to test the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus in the snow.

The tires felt confident on light snow but you will need proper snow tires if you live in colder climates.

I guess the sipe density on the tread of the tires did their job well, but don’t expect the tires to acquit themselves in a blizzard.

Comfort

The Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus is basically an all-season touring tire, so I was expecting the tires to be smooth and comfortable on the highway. I wasn’t disappointed.

The tires were one of the most comfortable touring tires I have tested. I was a bit surprised since the tires are basically cheaper than a comparable set of Bridgestone or Michelin touring tires.

Noise

The Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus tires are not only comfortable, they were relatively quiet as well.

As with other touring tires, the road noise is relative to the speed of the vehicle. Tire roar is more pronounced at higher speeds, but it wasn’t enough to upset my driving experience.

The tires were a bit noisier on coarse patches of tarmac and asphalt as well.

I took the Camry for some city driving and the tires were whisper quiet at low speeds.

Treadwear

Pirelli designed the Cinturato P7 All Season Plus to deliver exceptional wear characteristics.

The tires on my test vehicle are not what you would call brand new, but the treads were still fresh with minimal signs of wear.

I talked with the local tire dealer and they said some customers were not impressed with the wear characteristics of the Cinturato P7 All Season Plus. I guess this will all depend on your driving style.

Conclusion

I highly recommend the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season tires. Considering the price and performance of the tires on wet and dry pavement, this is one of the best affordable tires that I have tested so far.

Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 H452 Review

Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 H452 Review

  • Dry 90%
  • Wet 85%
  • Snow 60%
  • Comfort 95%
  • Noise 80%
  • Treadwear 80%
  • Overall 82%
First, let’s talk about the elephant in the room. The Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 is an ultra-high performance tire that is created to suit the demands of high-performance sporty sedans, hatchbacks, and sporty coupes. From that alone, it is easy to discern this tire will have an astronomical price tag.
But in this review of the Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 H452, I was surprised to find out that this is one of the more affordable choices in the market. Each tire will start at less than $100 and you won’t spend more than $500 for a complete set of 215/55R17 rollers. In my book, this is good value since most ultra-high performance tires will cost upwards of $120 to $150 each.

My test vehicle was a 2014 Ford Fusion Titanium fitted with stock 18-inch wheels and Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 tires. My test car was the EcoBoost model and it also came with a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission. With 231 horsepower and 270 ft.-lbs. of torque from as low as 3,000 RPM, I was more than eager to push the car to the limit to find out if the tires are any good.

Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 H452 Review: Features

From the first time you lay eyes on the Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2, you know that the tires are meant for high-performance driving. But Hankook made it clear the tires are also oriented towards a smooth and comfortable ride.

The asymmetrical tread design is equipped with a positive aqua hydro block design to provide excellent performance on wet and slippery roads. You will see a straight rib block on the outside shoulder of the tire and this feature is responsible for enhancing the cornering grip while suppressing tire roar.

Acceleration, braking, cornering, and overall handling is also enhanced via the application of a 3D Kerf design on the treads. The tire is also equipped with five rows of pitch variation to further reduce road noise and tire roar at high speeds.

The Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 H452 is constructed using an advanced silica tread compound to deliver outstanding wet and dry performance and improved tread wear characteristics. The tire is also fitted with tie-bars on the shoulders of the tread to ensure optimal block stiffness.

Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 H452 Review: Test Drive

Although my test car was only fitted with a humble four-banger, the turbocharged motor made the Fusion an exciting car to drive on the road. I was also impressed with the space and refinement of the sedan. I got the keys, hopped in, and proceeded to drive the entire day in order to determine the merits of this all-season tire.

Dry Traction

Make no mistake about it. The Ford Fusion is a large sedan, but it is a capable handler as well. It doesn’t behave like a true sports car, but the tight steering and the sharp handling belies the docile nature of the car when driven on tight city streets.

Push it hard on the highway and the Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 tires will be more than willing to oblige. I wouldn’t say that dry traction was excellent, but it was more than adequate to cope with the size and weight of my test car.

I did feel the tires were oriented more towards comfort and longevity rather than outright performance, but nobody will drive their Ford Fusion like they were inside a Nissan GT-R or Audi R8.

Wet Traction

There was a bit of rain in the late afternoon. The dry asphalt roads were now slippery and wet with a couple of water puddles here and there.

I never felt the tires skipped a beat even as I pushed hard on the pedal. In fact, the tires felt the same on both dry and wet roads. The steering felt good and braking performance was stellar despite the slippery road conditions.

If you push it really hard in the wet, you will feel the tires squirming for grip as you attack tight corners at speed. But if you drive safely and stay below the speed limit, the tires are more than willing to obey your steering and throttle inputs.

Snow Traction

Snow traction was also admirable given the performance nature of the tires. However, you will quickly reach the limits of traction and grip on extremely icy or snowy roads. I guess this had something to do with the advanced silica compound and advanced 3D kerf design of the Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 tires.

Comfort

In my opinion, this is the strongest argument for purchasing the Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 tires. Ultra-high performance tires are not known for their outstanding comfort, but the Hankook Ventus S1 will beg to differ. My test vehicle felt like a more expensive luxury sedan since the tires delivered tons of comfort in both city and highway driving.

Noise

I was also pleased with the silent ride of the Ford Fusion. This can be contributed in large part to the straight rib block design of the Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 tires. Tire roar is toned down to the bare minimum even if you happen to be driving on a rough patch of concrete. The tires were also whisper-quiet on city roads.

Treadwear

The tires fitted to my test car were approximately six months old and have traveled approximately 7,000 miles since they were bought brand new. The treads were still relatively fresh. They looked like they can last for another 7,000 or so miles!

Conclusion

This might sound a bit funny, but the Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 H452 tires are high-performance tires that are capable of exhibiting a luxurious and comfortable ride. For the price, these are magnificent tires for sports sedans and coupes and offer terrific value for the price.

Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 Review

Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 Review

  • Dry 90%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 80%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 90%
  • Treadwear 80%
  • Overall 87%
If you are looking for a rugged and go-anywhere vehicle that still delivers high-levels of comfort and refinement, the Chevrolet Colorado might be the perfect choice for you. I’m not a big fan of SUVs and pickup trucks but my test vehicle made me think otherwise.
I got my hands on a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab. It was equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 motor paired to a slick-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission. It is true the V6 motor has a healthy appetite for gas compared to larger engines of full-sized pickup trucks (especially if you have a heavy right foot), but direct-injection technology gave the motor a healthy 269 ft.-lbs. of torque, which made it effortless to motivate the pickup even when the bed is laden with cargo.

But the star of the show are the Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 tire. My test vehicle came fitted with stock 17-inch wheels. The owner bought the Hankook tires as a replacement for the old all-season tires. He was very pleased with the performance of the Dynapro HT RH12 because the tires delivered a smooth and comfy ride despite the rugged tread design.

I found this hard to believe. But in this review of the Hankook Dynapro HT RH12, I found out the tires offered more than just excellent all-season capabilities.

Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 Review: Features

The Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 is an all-season tire designed specifically to meet the demands of sporty trucks and sport-utility vehicles. Hankook is quick to point out that the Dynapro HT is also more than capable of exhibiting high levels of grip on wet and snowy roads courtesy of the built-in snow kerfs on the treads.

The tires is also fitted with button and semi-solid ribs to further enhance wet and snow traction. The interlocking geometry of the rib design and the high stiffness center block are responsible for improving the handling and steering response of your truck or SUV.

Equipped with four straight groove channels to improve wet and dry traction, the tire is also constructed using a unique and optimized tread compound that improves tread wear and braking performance. The relative stiffness of the carcass along with reinforced layer of under-tread protection is designed to protect the tire from cuts and abrasions.

It seems Hankook got all the bases covered with the Dynapro HT RH12. But how does it feel when driven on a mixed variety of roads and off-road terrain?

Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 Review: Test Drive

I hopped in and drove like a madman. Although I’m not particularly fond of pickup trucks or large vehicles in general, it is hard to deny the sense of security and go-anywhere capabilities of the Chevrolet Colorado. I was also surprised at the refinement of my test vehicle. It made me feel like I was on a lifted and rugged midsize sedan.

Dry Traction

The Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 is far from being a proper summer tire, but the traction and grip levels on dry roads was above average.

I drove the pickup on a multitude of city roads, highways, and mild off-road terrain but the tires felt surefooted even as I pushed the vehicle to above-average speeds.

Of course, the Colorado is far from being a sports sedan since the tall ride height gave a nervous sense of handling as I turned the wheel to attack a sharp left-handed corner, but I didn’t feel the tires lose traction even as I was working the V6 motor to the upper reaches of the rev limit.

Wet Traction

Truth be told, the tires felt a bit funny on wet roads. There was no hydroplaning or aquaplaning, but I did feel the tires were a bit overworked as I sped on a wet highway.

Braking was also admirable given the drenched condition of slippery asphalt roads. I guess this all had something to do with my aggressive driving nature, but I think the Hankook Dynapro HP2 RA33 was better when it comes to sporty performance on wet roads.

Snow Traction

I also got the chance to test the Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 on light snow and I was pleased with the results. I didn’t get the sensation that I was driving on icy roads, and that’s a good thing.

In most cases, you will feel the steering lighten up a bit as you navigate over light snow, which is a sign the tires were losing grip or hunting traction, but not in these tires. In fact, I also drove on roads with more than 2-inches of snow and the tires still felt great.

Comfort

The Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 tires are probably one of the most comfortable truck and SUV tires that you can buy today. The tires felt incredibly comfortable on the city and they were above average on smooth highways.

The owner of the Colorado was right when he said his pickup felt more comfortable and refined after fitting the Hankook tires, but it’s far from being perfect.

You will still feel the tires humping and thumping their way as you drive over concrete expansion joints and potholes, but this is par for the course in the world of pickup trucks.

Noise

I wasn’t expecting the tires to be totally silent given the aggressive nature of the tread design. You will hear moderate levels of tire roar at high speeds, but city driving is a thankfully more refined. The noise levels are not that great, but they are not whisper-silent either.

Treadwear

This is the strongest feature of the Hankook Dynapro HT RH12. The tires fitted to my test vehicle were almost a year old but they still looked relatively fresh. Yes, there were signs of wear on the treads but the tires have already traveled for approximately 9,000 miles at the time of this writing.

Conclusion

The Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 is an excellent choice if you are looking for a rugged all-season tire for your SUV or pickup truck. With prices starting at approximately $100 per piece, the low tread wear of the tires gives them excellent long-term value as well.