Goodyear’s newest tire, the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar, was demonstrated at a press event in Colorado Springs, CO. The Fast Lane Car/The Fast Lane Truck was there and the overall impression was: this is a good, premium tire for a huge percentage of light-duty truck owners.
The Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar tire (boy, that’s a mouthful) has two big features that are most noteworthy. The LT, (light truck) tire has two layers of Kevlar in it. Given Kevlar’s strength, this allows the tire to weigh less while providing maximum strength. The Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar tire is still steel-belted, but less steel is needed given the extra dose of Kevlar.
The smaller, metric Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar has one layer of Kevlar.
“Drivers who go both on- and off-road want good wet traction, off-road traction, long tread life and durability,” said Sara Vacha, Goodyear brand marketing manager. “The new Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar has superior performance for these drivers.” – - Goodyear Media
The Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar has Goodyear’s exclusive <em>Durawall </em>Technology. It provides toughness while helping to resist cuts in the sidewall area. They are right about the Durawall being tough. The sheer hardness of the drywall contributes to its excellent street performance. It also contributes to a slightly stiffer ride than the Michelins we tested side-by-side.
On the dirt section of the press event, we tackled some scenic dirt roads with a few dips here and there. It wasn’t enough to give an informed opinion regarding real off-road conditions. It did prove the tire had good traction on dirt. According to Goodyear, the tire is a proper mud and snow performer too.
I must say this about the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar, it was very competent on asphalt and performed brilliantly on a closed course (including a wet section) verses the equivalent/competing Michelin tire. Despite the aggressive looking tread design, which is thick and resists chunking, the grip and water displacement was fantastic.
We’re hoping to get some long term testers for a complete evaluation.
“The Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar carries a 60,000-mile/96,000-kilometer tread life limited warranty on standard load and LT sizes.” – - Goodyear Media.
Here’s the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar video!
Thanks to Allen Stano, publisher of Sportsman’s Gear Magazine, for hanging out while I drove like an idiot.