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Best 265/65 R17 All Terrain Tyres In Australia

Best 265/65R17 All Terrain Tyres - Which To Buy? [2023]

In the market for a new set of 265/65 R17 all terrain tyres and wondering which tyre is best? 265/65 R17 is the original size found in a number of popular vehicles in Australia such as the:

  • Ford Everest (2015-2022)
  • Foton Tunland (2012-2020)
  • Great Wall (GWM) Ute (2020-2024)
  • Holden Suburban (1997-2001)
  • Mahindra Pik Up (2007-2023)

And many more. In this guide, we'll take a look at a range of different all terrain options to help you choose the right set of rubber for your vehicle and driving style. Sound good?

Quick Summary

Don't have time to read the whole article? We've summarised everything into the table below for you.

TyreTraction
(AA - C)
Wet Grip
(A - E)
TreadwearNoise
(A - C)
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
Best Price
(Set of 4)
Kumho Road Venture AT51A-540--
Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015AC600BE
Cooper Discoverer AT3 4SAC620BD
Falken Wildpeak A/T3WA-660--
Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With KevlarAD640BD
Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11AD660BD

The Competition

Here are the tyres we'll be comparing. They're some of the most popular all terrain options in Australia.

  • Kumho Road Venture AT51
  • Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015
  • Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11
  • Falken Wildpeak A/T3W
  • Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With Kevlar
  • Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S

265/65 R17 All Terrain Tyre Prices

Before we take a look at how each of these tyres stacks up against each other in terms of performance, let's take a look at how much they cost.

Enter tyre quantity below and see table for the best available price in Australia for each of the products. Tyres not shown in the table below are not in stock in major tyre outlets.

TyreBest Price
(4 x 265/65R17)
Check Prices
Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015
112H
$1,020
Go To Store
Falken Wildpeak A/T3W
116T XL
$1,104
Go To Store
Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11
112T
$1,284
Go To Store

Tyre Comparison

Let's take a look at what to consider when choosing car tyres, as well as how a number of popular all terrain options stack up against each other!

Traction

As you might have guessed, the primary role of tyres is to give your vehicle traction on the road.

Traction to grip the road and accelerate quickly, but also traction to allow you to brake and come to a stop quickly in wet and dry conditions.

Tyres with excellent traction performance have shorter stopping distances, which can mean the difference between a near miss and a collision while out on the road.

Excellent traction also means better contact and grip on a variety of terrain, and less likelihood of getting bogged. This is especially important for all terrain tyres, which are likely to see reasonable off-road action.

How We Measure This

To compare traction performance between tyres, we use both the standardised test data carried out by the European Union, plus the Uniform Tyre Quality Grading (UTQG) system data out of the USA.

EU Data

EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Wildpeak A/T3WNo data available for this tyre
Road Venture AT51No data available for this tyre
Geolandar A/T G015C5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h
Discoverer AT3 4SC5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h
Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With KevlarD7.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h
Dynapro AT2 RF11D7.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h

As you can see from the table above, the Geolandar A/T G015 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of C, whereas the Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With Kevlar tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of D.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

UTQG Data

UTQG Rating
(AA - C)
Wildpeak A/T3WA
Road Venture AT51A
Geolandar A/T G015A
Discoverer AT3 4SA
Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With KevlarA
Dynapro AT2 RF11A

For the UTQG data, the Wildpeak A/T3W, Road Venture AT51, Geolandar A/T G015, Discoverer AT3 4S, Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With Kevlar, Dynapro AT2 RF11 tyres scored the highest with a grade of A, whereas the Wildpeak A/T3W, Road Venture AT51, Geolandar A/T G015, Discoverer AT3 4S, Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With Kevlar, Dynapro AT2 RF11 tyres scored the lowest, with a grade of A.

Winner

Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

Noise

The dominant source of noise from your vehicle while driving on the highway is your tyres. A typical tyre produces over 70 decibels of noise, with some tyre products being considerably noisier.

Excessive noise makes for an unpleasant journey, so it's worth looking for tyres that are less noisy.

All terrain and mud tyres tend to be noisier than standard road tyres, as the large tread blocks mean more friction on the road and therefore, more noise.

How We Measure This

The European Union collects comprehensive data on the noise produced by all tyres sold in the Europe. Where available, we use this data to compare Australian tyres.
EU Grade
(A - C)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Wildpeak A/T3WNo data available for this tyre
Road Venture AT51No data available for this tyre
Geolandar A/T G015B (72 dB)2 times as noisy
Discoverer AT3 4SB (73 dB)2 times as noisy
Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With KevlarB (73 dB)2 times as noisy
Dynapro AT2 RF11B (73 dB)2 times as noisy

In terms of noise, the Geolandar A/T G015 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of 71.5 dB, whereas the Discoverer AT3 4S tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of 72.8 dB.

These values might seem quite similar, but remember that the decibel scale is logarithmic, so small changes can have a big effect.

Winner

Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

Treadwear

Some tyres wear out much faster than others. While you might get 60,000 km of life from one set of tyres, you might only get 40,000 km with another set.

Again, while upfront cost is a critical factor, if you choose a cheaper set that wear out faster, you'll be replacing them sooner, which could mean greater cost overall.

Tyres with greater traction performance tend to have lower tread life, as the increased friction means that the tread wears away faster.

How We Measure This

The UTQG system in the USA collects treadwear data on all tyres sold in the US. They assign a 'treadwear rating' to each tyre, which is expressed as a number. The larger the number, the longer the tread life.
UTQG Rating
Compared to a 400 rated tyre?
Wildpeak A/T3W66065% longer tread life
Road Venture AT5154035% longer tread life
Geolandar A/T G01560050% longer tread life
Discoverer AT3 4S62055% longer tread life
Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With Kevlar64060% longer tread life
Dynapro AT2 RF1166065% longer tread life

As you can see from the table above, the Wildpeak A/T3W, Dynapro AT2 RF11 tyres scored the highest, with a rating of 660, whereas the Road Venture AT51 tyre scored the lowest, with a rating of 540.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

Falken Wildpeak A/T3W, Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11

Fuel Efficiency

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres.

This is more than you might think, and it means that tyres with poor fuel efficiency could be adding hundreds of dollars to your yearly fuel bill.

While the upfront cost of a new set of tyres is important, it's also worth considering how much extra you will pay over the life of your tyres.

How We Measure This

The European Union collects excellent fuel efficiency data (they call this rolling resistance) on all tyres sold in the Europe. Where available, we use this data to compare Australian tyres.
EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Wildpeak A/T3WNo data available for this tyre
Road Venture AT51No data available for this tyre
Geolandar A/T G015E0.4L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$96 extra per year
Discoverer AT3 4SD0.3L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$72 extra per year
Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With KevlarD0.3L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$69 extra per year
Dynapro AT2 RF11D0.3L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$70 extra per year

As you can see from the table above, the Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With Kevlar tyre scored the highest, with a grade of D, whereas the Geolandar A/T G015 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of E.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With Kevlar

Temperature Resistance

Temperature resistance refers to the ability of tyres to dissipate heat.

Friction between the tyre and road generates heat, and if the tyre can't get rid of this heat fast enough, it will heat up further and further, which could impact its performance in other areas, like traction.

How We Measure This

The UTQG data out of the USA includes temperature resistance data, which we use (where available) when comparing Australian tyres.
UTQG Rating
(A - C)
Wildpeak A/T3WB
Road Venture AT51A
Geolandar A/T G015B
Discoverer AT3 4SB
Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With KevlarB
Dynapro AT2 RF11B

Winner

Kumho Road Venture AT51

Price

I'm sure I don't need to tell you how much of a factor price plays when choosing a new set of tyres. Bear in mind that while price is very important, it isn't the be all and end all. Fuel efficiency and treadwear will affect how much you'll pay over the life of your tyres, so consider these factors, too.

How We Measure This

We check the prices at all major tyre outlets in Australia, to help you find the best deals.

Warranty

Many tyre manufacturers and suppliers in Australia now offer a warranty when you purchase a set of their tyres. This warranty is usually in the form of a wear life guarantee.

Typically, they either offer a time-based guarantee (eg. 6 years) or a distance based guarantee (eg. 60,000 km).

The warranty gives you peace of mind that your tyres will last either a certain amount of time or distance, otherwise you will be entitled to some compensation (usually pro-rated).

Warranty (Time)Warranty (Distance)
Wildpeak A/T3WNo warranty found
Road Venture AT51No warranty found
Geolandar A/T G0152 years
Discoverer AT3 4S80000 km
Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With Kevlar4 years
Dynapro AT2 RF115 years

Individual Tyre Info

Kumho Road Venture AT51

Kumho Road Venture AT51
Here are the key stats for the Road Venture AT51.
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOn-/Off-Road All-Terrain
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2015
Run Flat?No
ReviewKumho Road Venture AT51 Review

The Road Venture AT51 tyres were released on the market by Kumho in 2015.

In terms treadwear, they received a rating of 540 on the UTQG system, which means 35% longer tread life than 400 rated tyres (for example).

Their UTQG traction grade is A, which is decent.

Their temperature resistance is good, which you can see from their corresponding UTQG grading of A for this category.

Winner For:

Traction, Temperature Resistance

Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015
Here are the key stats for the Geolandar A/T G015.
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOn-/Off-Road All-Terrain
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2016
Run Flat?No
PricingPrice Comparison
ReviewYokohama Geolandar A/T G015 Review

The Geolandar A/T G015 tyres were released on the market by Yokohama in 2016.

Their wet grip performance is average, with an overall grade of C in testing done by the European Union.

Testing shows that they produce about 71.5 dB at typical driving speeds, which is about average.

Fuel efficiency testing suggests poor performance, with a grade of E awarded by the European Commission.

In terms treadwear, they received a rating of 600 on the UTQG system, which means 50% longer tread life than 400 rated tyres (for example).

Their UTQG traction grade is A, which is decent.

Their temperature resistance is average, which you can see from their corresponding UTQG grading of B for this category.

Winner For:

Wet Grip, Noise, Traction

Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S

Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S
Here are the key stats for the Discoverer AT3 4S.
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOn-/Off-Road All-Terrain
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2018
Run Flat?No
ReviewCooper Discoverer AT3 4S Review

The Discoverer AT3 4S tyres were released on the market by Cooper in 2018.

Their wet grip performance is average, with an overall grade of C in testing done by the European Union.

Testing shows that they produce about 72.8 dB at typical driving speeds, which is about average.

Fuel efficiency testing suggests not great performance, with a grade of D awarded by the European Commission.

In terms treadwear, they received a rating of 620 on the UTQG system, which means 55% longer tread life than 400 rated tyres (for example).

Their UTQG traction grade is A, which is decent.

Their temperature resistance is average, which you can see from their corresponding UTQG grading of B for this category.

Winner For:

Traction

Falken Wildpeak A/T3W

Falken Wildpeak A/T3W
Here are the key stats for the Wildpeak A/T3W.
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOn-/Off-Road All-Terrain
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2016
Run Flat?No
ReviewFalken Wildpeak A/T3W Review

The Wildpeak A/T3W tyres were released on the market by Falken in 2016.

In terms treadwear, they received a rating of 660 on the UTQG system, which means 65% longer tread life than 400 rated tyres (for example).

Their UTQG traction grade is A, which is decent.

Their temperature resistance is average, which you can see from their corresponding UTQG grading of B for this category.

Winner For:

Treadwear, Traction

Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With Kevlar

Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With Kevlar
Here are the key stats for the Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With Kevlar.
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOn-/Off-Road All-Terrain
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2013
Run Flat?No

The Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With Kevlar tyres were released on the market by Goodyear in 2013.

Their wet grip performance is not great, with an overall grade of D in testing done by the European Union.

Testing shows that they produce about 72.6 dB at typical driving speeds, which is about average.

Fuel efficiency testing suggests not great performance, with a grade of D awarded by the European Commission.

In terms treadwear, they received a rating of 640 on the UTQG system, which means 60% longer tread life than 400 rated tyres (for example).

Their UTQG traction grade is A, which is decent.

Their temperature resistance is average, which you can see from their corresponding UTQG grading of B for this category.

Winner For:

Fuel Efficiency, Traction

Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11

Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11
Here are the key stats for the Dynapro AT2 RF11.
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOn-/Off-Road All-Terrain
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2019
Run Flat?No
ReviewHankook Dynapro AT2 RF11 Review

The Dynapro AT2 RF11 tyres were released on the market by Hankook in 2019.

Their wet grip performance is not great, with an overall grade of D in testing done by the European Union.

Testing shows that they produce about 72.8 dB at typical driving speeds, which is about average.

Fuel efficiency testing suggests not great performance, with a grade of D awarded by the European Commission.

In terms treadwear, they received a rating of 660 on the UTQG system, which means 65% longer tread life than 400 rated tyres (for example).

Their UTQG traction grade is A, which is decent.

Their temperature resistance is average, which you can see from their corresponding UTQG grading of B for this category.

Winner For:

Treadwear, Traction

Summary

When it comes to buying all terrain tires in the 265/65 R17 size in Australia, we really are spoiled for choice.

If traction and wet grip are most important to you, our analysis suggests that you should take a look at the Wildpeak A/T3W, Road Venture AT51, Geolandar A/T G015, Discoverer AT3 4S, Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With Kevlar, Dynapro AT2 RF11.

For those who prefer a quiet tyre, take a look at the Geolandar A/T G015.

If fuel efficiency is important for you (who doesn't like saving money?), the Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With Kevlar are worth investigating.

If you'd like your all terrain tyres to last you many years to come, then we recommend a tyre with a high treadwear rating, like the Wildpeak A/T3W, Dynapro AT2 RF11.

Runner Up Tyres

If none of the tyres we've reviewed in this article suit your needs, feel free to check out these other options that didn't quite make the cut for our list. They are from some of the most reputable tyre brands in Australia.

  • Falken Wildpeak AT3W
  • Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus
  • Dunlop Grandtrek AT5
  • Goodyear Wrangler

Other Sizes

Wondering which all terrain tyres are best for other popular sizes? Check out the list below:

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Louis

I'm Louis, an engineer passionate about helping Australians choose better tyres for their vehicles!