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Best 265/65 R18 All Terrain Tyres In Australia

Best 265/65R18 All Terrain Tyres In Australia [+ Prices]

In the market for a new set of 265/65 R18 all terrain tyres and wondering which tyre is best? 265/65 R18 is the original size found in a number of popular vehicles in Australia such as the:

  • Great Wall (GWM) Ute (2020-2024)
  • Lexus LX (2021-2024)
  • Ram 1500 Classic (2019-2023)
  • Toyota Land Cruiser (2021-2023)

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)
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2-B-BE
Falken Wildpeak A/T3WA-660--
Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain PlusAD640BD
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3A-540--
Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015AC600BE
Cooper Discoverer AT3 4SAC620BD

The Competition

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

  • Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S
  • Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus
  • Falken Wildpeak A/T3W
  • Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3
  • BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
  • Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

265/65 R18 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 265/65R18)
Check Prices
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
122/119R
$1,820
Go To Store
Falken Wildpeak A/T3W
114T
$1,308
Go To Store
Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus
114T
$1,540
Go To Store
Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015
114H
$1,912
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?
All-Terrain T/A KO2B2.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h
Discoverer AT3 4SC5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h
Wildpeak A/T3WNo data available for this tyre
Dueler A/T Revo 3No data available for this tyre
Scorpion All Terrain PlusD7.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h
Geolandar A/T G015C5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h

As you can see from the table above, the All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of B, whereas the Scorpion All Terrain Plus 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)
All-Terrain T/A KO2
Discoverer AT3 4SA
Wildpeak A/T3WA
Dueler A/T Revo 3A
Scorpion All Terrain PlusA
Geolandar A/T G015A

For the UTQG data, the Discoverer AT3 4S, Wildpeak A/T3W, Dueler A/T Revo 3, Scorpion All Terrain Plus, Geolandar A/T G015 tyres scored the highest with a grade of A, whereas the Discoverer AT3 4S, Wildpeak A/T3W, Dueler A/T Revo 3, Scorpion All Terrain Plus, Geolandar A/T G015 tyres scored the lowest, with a grade of A.

Winner

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

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?
All-Terrain T/A KO2B (74 dB)2 times as noisy
Discoverer AT3 4SB (73 dB)2 times as noisy
Wildpeak A/T3WNo data available for this tyre
Dueler A/T Revo 3No data available for this tyre
Scorpion All Terrain PlusB (72 dB)2 times as noisy
Geolandar A/T G015B (72 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 All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of 74.3 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?
All-Terrain T/A KO2No data available for this tyre
Discoverer AT3 4S62055% longer tread life
Wildpeak A/T3W66065% longer tread life
Dueler A/T Revo 354035% longer tread life
Scorpion All Terrain Plus64060% longer tread life
Geolandar A/T G01560050% longer tread life

As you can see from the table above, the Wildpeak A/T3W tyre scored the highest, with a rating of 660, whereas the Dueler A/T Revo 3 tyre scored the lowest, with a rating of 540.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

Falken Wildpeak A/T3W

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?
All-Terrain T/A KO2E0.4L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$96 extra per year
Discoverer AT3 4SD0.3L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$72 extra per year
Wildpeak A/T3WNo data available for this tyre
Dueler A/T Revo 3No data available for this tyre
Scorpion All Terrain PlusD0.3L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$67 extra per year
Geolandar A/T G015E0.4L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$96 extra per year

As you can see from the table above, the Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyre scored the highest, with a grade of D, whereas the All-Terrain T/A KO2, Geolandar A/T G015 tyres scored the lowest, with a grade of E.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus

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)
All-Terrain T/A KO2
Discoverer AT3 4SB
Wildpeak A/T3WB
Dueler A/T Revo 3B
Scorpion All Terrain PlusB
Geolandar A/T G015B

Winner

Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S, Falken Wildpeak A/T3W, Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3, Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus, Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

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)
All-Terrain T/A KO26 years
Discoverer AT3 4S80000 km
Wildpeak A/T3WNo warranty found
Dueler A/T Revo 350000 km
Scorpion All Terrain Plus1 years
Geolandar A/T G0152 years

Individual Tyre Info

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
Here are the key stats for the All-Terrain T/A KO2.
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOn-/Off-Road All-Terrain
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2013
Run Flat?No
PricingPrice Comparison
ReviewBFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 Review

The All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyres were released on the market by BFGoodrich in 2013.

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

Testing shows that they produce about 74.3 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.

Winner For:

Wet Grip

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, Temperature Resistance

Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus

Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus
Here are the key stats for the Scorpion All Terrain Plus.
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOn-/Off-Road All-Terrain
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2017
Run Flat?No
ReviewPirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus Review

The Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres were released on the market by Pirelli in 2017.

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 72.2 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, Temperature Resistance

Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3

Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3
Here are the key stats for the Dueler A/T Revo 3.
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOn-/Off-Road All-Terrain
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2018
Run Flat?No

The Dueler A/T Revo 3 tyres were released on the market by Bridgestone in 2018.

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 average, which you can see from their corresponding UTQG grading of B 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
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:

Noise, Traction, Temperature Resistance

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, Temperature Resistance

Summary

When it comes to buying all terrain tires in the 265/65 R18 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 Discoverer AT3 4S, Wildpeak A/T3W, Dueler A/T Revo 3, Scorpion All Terrain Plus, Geolandar A/T G015, All-Terrain T/A KO2.

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 Scorpion All Terrain Plus 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.

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.

  • Dunlop Grandtrek AT5
  • Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac
  • Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure With Kevlar
  • Kumho Road Venture AT51

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!