Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T Review

Goodyear Wrangler Territory A_T

This article takes a look at the Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T tire to help you decide if this tire is for your vehicle. 

We have dug into all aspects of the Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T and taken a deeper look at the manufacturer’s specifications to find out how good this tire is and how the Territory A/T tested in several environments, including wet, dry, and winter conditions. 

From there, we took the data and compared it with user reviews to build a comprehensive view of this tire and its performance. By making this comparison we can provide you with the most accurate, objective, and unbiased review possible.

Don’t have time to read everything? Here’s a quick summary of our review as well as pros & cons listed.

Conclusion:

Based on the analysis and data we collected for the Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T tire, we can conclude that it is a decent option for its price. User experiences claimed that this tire will serve drivers best on dry pavement, but struggle in wet and snowy conditions.

After long periods of use of this tire, we found that Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T has a good steering response and creates a solid, smooth, and comfortable experience while driving on dry pavement.

Pros

  • Impressive dry handling
  • Smooth
  • Ride quality
  • Affordable
  • Treadwear is impressive

Cons

  • The noise increased as tires wore
  • Winter traction needs improvement, even in light snow

We will also be looking at how the Territory A/T did with handling, noise, comfort, durability, and price to help you decide if this is the tire for you.  

Now, buckle up and let us see what the Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T has to offer you.    

Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T Overview

The Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T is the reputable tire manufacturer’s standard on-road/off-road all-terrain tire. 

The Wrangler Territory A/T was developed for small to medium-small trucks that require a combo of on-road capability, off-road technology, and everything in between, including grip in winter conditions. The Territory A/T was designed to be an original equipment tire on designated small trucks. 

Original equipment, or OE, refers to parts of your vehicle that come stock from the factory. 

OE tires are chosen by tire manufacturers to accompany vehicle models that are coming off the lot. This pairing is to enhance and highlight the performance characteristics of that vehicle. Some instances of this could look like summer sports tires on a fast coupe or in this case, all-terrain tires for a truck.

The Territory A/T combines decent ride quality, handling, durability, and dry/wet traction for moving through most seasons, though the tires are best in the warmer months. Though the Territory A/T classifies as an On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tire, it scored best on the dry pavement rather than off-road or winter conditions. 

On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires are built to haul around heavy loads in a mid-size to a small truck and provide comfort while doing so. All-terrain tires typically combine durability in material as well as construction and treads, so that they wear slowly and evenly. 

Though if you foresee snow deeper than a light dusting, or icy conditions in your future, you may want to consider a dedicated snow tire. 

In its class, the Territory is averagely priced compared to its competitors for OE but offers no warranty.

Performance Breakdown

Now, let’s look at a more comprehensive breakdown of the Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tire. 

Performance 

Wet

The Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T performs decently in wet performance. It scored averagely in hydroplaning and wet tracking. 

The tire’s symmetrical tread pattern is designed with multiple block rows which utilize sipes and weaving grooves to improve traction on wet roads.

Users claimed that they rarely experienced any troubles with hydroplaning and turning in the corners was not a problem. 

Dry

The Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T tested its best in dry conditions, particularly cornering stability, traction, and steering response. 

Goodyear’s all-terrain tread compound was molded into an interweaving blocky design to increase maximum traction on dry terrains.

Users claimed that the Territory A/Ts were excellent in turns and straightaways on dry on and off-road terrains. 

Snow

In the snow and on ice the Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T tested its poorest. As it is an all-terrain tire, the A/T was not designed for snowy conditions beyond a light dusting and struggled in the winter.  

Users claimed that the tires were “useless” in the snow, even in just a light dusting. Again, it’s better to have a dedicated snow tire if you are driving in snowfall all winter for safety as well as satisfaction.     

Handling

According to user reviews, the Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/Ts were strong in turns and in straightaways.   

Noise and comfort

Noise

Customer reviews noted that the Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T was acceptable on dry roads at lower speeds. Though as the speed increased, reviewers claimed the noise became more noticeable. 

Goodyear seemingly did not design any features on the A/T to minimize noise on the road as they are OE, but rather put that into the tire’s performance.  

Comfort

Not like Territory A/T ’s noise reviews, users claimed that the tires were smooth and comfortable in their ride, especially in their lower mileage. However, as they aged, expectedly, comfortability decreased.

Durability

Goodyear’s Wrangler Territory A/T was designed for out-of-the-factory satisfaction and was not intended to be a long-term tire for your vehicle.  

There were no user reviews or tests for the Territory A/T’s durability. 

Price

According to customer reviews, the Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T  is an averagely-priced tire in its class, and some claimed to seek out a second pair. 

For its price, quality and durability, there are better options on the market, but these certainly felt right for many customers which we’ll cover in the next section.  

Recommendations & Conclusions

Recommendations

Overall, the Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T is a decent option for your mid-ranged budget. Since they are original equipment tires, you won’t have to dedicate to them for long if you aren’t happy with their performance. But there are certainly better options out there if you can spend a little more. We recommend looking at tires such as:

  • Avon AX7
  • Pirelli Scorpion ATR
  • Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus
  • Goodyear Wrangler AT SA Plus

But for snowier conditions, you’ll want to consider a dedicated snow tire. It’s important to account for what all-season tires are designed for and know that they won’t be the best buy in any one of the seasons.

Conclusions

Based on the analysis and data we collected for the Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T tire, we can conclude that it is a decent option for its price. User experiences claimed that this tire will serve drivers best on dry pavement, but struggle in wet and snowy conditions.

After long periods of use of this tire, we found that Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T has a good steering response and creates a solid, smooth, and comfortable experience while driving on dry pavement.

In its higher miles, the noise increased, and so did its performance as the treads wore. Though this is the nature of most OE tires. 

According to reviews, it also shows that though this is an all-terrain tire that should be adaptable from on to off-road conditions, the grip, braking, and acceleration in snowfall were inferior to most of its competitors. 

The Goodyear Wrangler Territory A/T doesn’t outperform other tires within its class, but it doesn’t fall too far behind either. And for its price range, it’s not a terrible tire. We think you will have a satisfactory ride, and we hope you enjoyed the review.  

References

Goodyear Territory A/T Review | Tirerack.com