Toyo Open Country AT3 Tire Review
October 5, 2021
Chances are, you've heard of the Toyo Open Country AT II, but now here comes the AT III. As one of the hottest all-terrain tires on the market right now, the Toyo Open Country AT III have a lot going for them. Here's the scoop.
Table of Contents
- What Are All-Terrain Tires?
- Is the Toyo Open Country AT III a Good Tire?
- What Sizes Do the Toyo Open Country AT III Tires Come In?
- How Much Do the Toyo Open Country AT III Tires Cost?
The Toyo Open Country AT III tire is an all-terrain tire. An all-terrain tire is a less aggressive option than a hybrid or a mud-terrain tire. This allows it to still be a great option for day-to-day driving while still being able to handle off-road terrain from time to time. An all-terrain tire is perfect for the weekend warrior who drives their truck to work every day as well. It delivers a quiet, comfortable on-road and still has traction off-road. All-terrain tires are designed to deliver sufficient traction and driving experiences in winter, wet, and dry road conditions.
2. Is the Toyo Tires Open Country AT III a Good Tire?
Toyo’s Open Country all-terrain model line began with the off-road enthusiasts in mind to develop a tire that not only performs really well on-road but can handle the abuse and demands that off-road enthusiasts need to have in a cross-over tire.
The Toyo Open Country AT III is a really popular aftermarket tire, and many consumers are in love, but is it worth all of the excitement? Looking at the AT III, this is a very aggressive tread design for an all-terrain tire. So if you're going for a sharp look, this is a great option. Right off the bat, we see that Toyo did away with the large tread voids in the center of the tire that we found on the AT-II.
Plus with all of these multi-waved sipes in the tread blocks and shoulder lugs, you’ll really be able to notice how well these AT III's will provide you with exceptional traction on ice, snow, or wet road conditions to really bite and grip when accelerating or braking. In fact, the new AT III now has a three snow-flake rating compared to the AT II's, which only had a two snow-flake rating, giving you a bit of extra confidence in the snow as well.
You've probably noticed that the tread blocks are shaped into a sort of S-pattern. This is great because there is still a good amount of tread hitting the ground and there are fewer gaps between the blocks, which results in less road noise. Plus, there are a ton of tread voids that evacuate water and rocks to help you maintain grip.
The sidewall design of this tire carries over the aggressive styling of the tread and even features two different sidewall designs so you can choose the one that suits your style. This feature is becoming more and more common and can also be seen on tires like the Nitto Ridge Grappler.
Because this is an all-terrain tire, it will have a harder compound than a mud tire. It will still have chip resistance and be softer than a tire made only for the road. As far as performance goes, the AT III does it all. The Toyo AT III has off-road traction, on-road wet, dry, and snow traction as well. It is not made to fare well in deep mud or snow, but it can get you through some rough situations.
It has a long tread life and is very durable as well. If you are someone who drives off-road more than on-road, then look at a mud-tire. However, if you drive more on-road than off-road but want a tire that is perfectly capable of it all, then this is the tire for you.
One thing we absolutely love about the Toyo Open Country AT III is that they're available in 123 different sizes. No, that's not a typo. This includes P-Metric sizes, light truck metric sizes, and light truck flotation sizes as well. The LT AT III also have these increased raised side-wall cleats to provide even a little bit more sidewall protection and traction for when you're tackling your next hunting adventure.
With Toyo being such a reputable company for high-quality tires, they offer a 50,000-mile warranty for their truck tires and a 65,000-mile warranty for the P-Metric sizes. So not only does Toyo offer over 120 different sizes, but they stand by their products with a great warranty.
Pricing for the Toyo Open Country AT III starts at just over $600 and ranges to just under $2000, depending on the size. Overall, we think that the Toyo Open Country AT III is an amazing option for someone that wants an aggressive-looking tire but needs the daily drivability of an all-terrain.
- Great wet, snow, and dry on-road traction
- Comfortable ride
- Long tread life
- Cornering stability
- Off-road grip
- New tire, so it hasn't been tested a ton
- More expensive than the AT2
- Deep mud and snow can get packed
- Louder on-road than the AT2
So in the end, what do we think about the Toyo Open Country AT III? We love it. We think Toyo hit a home run with this tire. It gives you all of the fantastic performance of an all-terrain tire such as on-road traction, off-road capability, and overall comfort.
These fit the lifestyle of any outdoor enthusiast, as it will be able to get you to your hunting camp or favorite fishing spot through multiple weather scenarios, all while having the ability to take you back home safely and comfortably after a great weekend. The Toyo Open Country AT III seems to be a jack-of-all-trades, and we definitely think you should check it out.
And remember like always, when you get a wheel and tire package, you will get money off of that package and receive free shipping, mounting, and balancing. Also, now with our abundance of in-stock availability, you don't have to settle for the second-best option. So, between that and our quick delivery, your wheel and tire package could be at your door in as little as 7 days. If you choose you want to build now and pay later, we offer as low as 0% APR financing through Affirm. What do you think of the Toyo Open Country AT III? Let us know in the comment section below!