Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar Review

Hello and welcome to my Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar review.

Finding an all-terrain tire that can provide a good mix of performance for those times you need to venture off-road, while being well suited for every day driving on streets and highways is not always easy to find, but that is what the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure is designed to do.

It’s not a dedicated off-road tire by any means, but it’s built to handle its fair share of dirt, gravel, snow and ice. Goodyear has developed the Wrangler AT Adventure to eventually replace the Silent Armor line, which has been a solid performer in its own right, so this tire should deliver good performance. Let’s take a look at what to expect.

Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar

Tread Toughness

Naturally, the tough as nails layer of Kevlar in the tread plies protects against punctures and cuts to the tire, while the heavy-duty load range E LT sizes make it easier to haul heavier loads or tow trailers, etc. Like most AT tires, rolling resistance could be improved on, but it’s not a major issue.

Rating Verdict – Excellent

Dry Traction

Predictably, traction on dry road surfaces is excellent for the Goodyear Adventure. Interlocking shoulder blocks add to overall stability when cornering, which is especially noticeable if you are pulling a heavy trailer. Dry braking is also another big plus for this tire.

Rating Verdict – Excellent

Wet Traction

Goodyear has raised the bar with wet traction on this model. It’s a huge improvement over their original equipment tires, or others from Bridgestone for that matter. The tread block design along with added siping give the tire a solid and confident grip in wet weather. Braking performance is above average and hydroplaning should never be an issue.

Rating Verdict – Good

Off-Road Traction

Taking the Goodyear AT Adventure off road you can expect to find very good traction driving on dirt, gravel, grass, light mud and other light terrain. Naturally, this isn’t a tire designed for rock crawling or bogging, but for the average person looking to go to their favorite fishing hole, hunting spot or on that weekend outing in the backwoods, you shouldn’t incur any problems or be disappointed with this tire.

Goodyear has incorporated traction ridges along with open shoulder blocks that eject mud, rocks and other debris for added off-road grip. For an AT tire it cleans out nicely. We have to say that this tire does a very good overall job in light off-road terrain.

Rating Verdict – Good

Winter Traction

If you live in an area that sees a fair amount of snow and ice, you should like driving on the Adventure. The tire sports the Severe Service Emblem which lets you know it is suitable for use in severe winter conditions. Tires that have this symbol on the sidewall will provide better winter performance over those that only have the M+S rating symbol.

Even in deep snow you can expect to have little trouble getting around, especially in 4WD. Braking and cornering on snow and ice is about average among all-terrain tires.

Rating Verdict – Good

Cornering/Steering

The steering response and overall handling on this Goodyear tire is very good. Steering is quicker than many other tires in its class and delivers good feel on dry or wet pavement. No complaints here.

Rating Verdict – Excellent

Ride/Noise Comfort

One of the problem areas for many all-terrain tires is the ride you get. How often have you found yourself wishing for a more comfortable ride after a bruising/jarring few hours behind the wheel? We were impressed by the comfort this tire provides on all but the roughest of surfaces. Sure, it’s a little rougher over potholes and uneven pavement than your standard passenger touring tire, but that’s pretty much expected.

The ride on the load range E models is a little rougher, but again, this can be expected. Even with that being the case it is not so rough that you’ll be complaining.

Road noise, or the lack of it, is excellent for this tire, which honestly was not something we expected to find. Driving at highway speeds may surprise you with how quiet the tire rides. A noticeable improvement over the Silent Armor models, as well as the Wrangler ATS.

Rating Verdict – Excellent

Treadlife/Warranty

A 60,000 mile tread warranty on an all-terrain tire says a lot right there about the treadwear you can expect. There is no doubt that the new tread compound and the added toughness that comes from the Kevlar layer all add up to extend the treadlife. Based on other reviews as well, you can expect to get a lot of miles out of this tire.

Rating Verdict – Excellent

Price/Value

Goodyear has priced the Wrangler Adventure to be very competitive among other top-tier level AT tires. For example, the LT245/75R16 120R E runs approximately $183. The same size in the Michelin LTX A/T2 is right around $205, and the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 comes in at $168. Based on performance, the value for the money is excellent.

Rating Verdict – Excellent

Final Verdict

For drivers of pickups and SUV’s, there’s a lot to like about the new Goodyear Adventure AT. That said, is it a tire that’s built for heavy off-road use, mudding or rock crawling? No it’s not, but that isn’t what Goodyear was trying to accomplish with this model. If you need a heavy-duty off-road tire then the DuraTrac, BFG KO2 or Cooper ST Maxx would be your better option.

What this model does best is provide dependable light duty off-road traction when you need it along with excellent on-road performance, which is what the majority of pickup and SUV drivers are looking for in a tire. That is what makes the Adventure one of the better performing light duty all-terrain tires on the road today.

Fits These Vehicles And Many Others

  • Chevrolet Blazer, Silverado, Tahoe, Colorado, Avalanche, Suburban, Trailblazer
  • Dodge Ram, Durango, Dakota
  • Ford F150, F250, F350, Excursion, Explorer, Ranger
  • GMC Yukon, Sierra, Acadia, Envoy, Canyon
  • Honda Pilot, Ridgeline
  • Jeep Commander, Cherokee, Liberty, Wrangler
  • Kia Sorento
  • Land Rover Discovery
  • Mitsubishi Montero
  • Nissan Xterra, Armada, Pathfinder, Titan, Frontier
  • Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, Sequoia, 4Runner, Land Cruiser, Highlander

Warranty

Tire Warranty – 6 years or 60,000 miles.

Tire Uniformity – 1 year or first 2/32 inch of wear.

Materials & Workmanship – 6 years. Free replacement during first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. Prorated amount after that down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

Other – Goodyear provides a 30-day test drive guarantee.

Thanks for reading and I hope you found this Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar review helpful. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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