Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure wins DriveOut’s all-terrain tyre test
Goodyear’s Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure 265/65 R17 claimed first place in an all-terrain tyre test conducted by DriveOut Magazine. Of the seven tested tyres, including such names as General and BFGoodrich, Goodyear’s new on/off road tyre ranked highest with an overall result of 97,46 per cent. The manufacturer stated that the test win was “testimony to Goodyear’s continuous innovation and long heritage in the 4×4 category.”
For DriveOut Magazine’s tar road braking test, three emergency stops were made at a speed of 100km/h. The Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure recorded an average braking distance of 35.8m, making it the best in test. In the dirt road braking test, three emergency stops were made at 70km/h, after which the Goodyear tyre shared first place.
Alongside braking performance, a top performance characteristic for 4×4 tyres is their resilience to penetration. Therefore sidewall penetration tests are generally regarded as one of the most important in the 4×4 category as they examine how much resistance a tyre provides against a sharp object jabbed into the shoulder part of the sidewall, where such damage would be most severe. The DriveOut test examined the sidewall resistance of each tyre, with the Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure coming in second.
Goodyear’s engineers designed the Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with an ultra-strong Kevlar fiber overlay. This reinforces the tread, offering the ruggedness needed to prevent punctures and cuts. This feature is supported by Goodyear’s Durawall Technology, improving the resistance against punctures and cuts essential in the sidewall area.