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Tyres For Ford Ranger

Best Tyres For Ford Ranger - Highway, Mud & All Terrain

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Supported Ford Ranger Generations
  • Ford Ranger V (P703) (2022, 2023)
  • Ford Ranger III (P375) Facelift (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
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Example Recommendation For 2018 Ford Ranger 2.2 TDCi

Based on your selection of the 2018 Ford Ranger 2.2 TDCi with a tyre size of 255/70 R16, we recommend the following tyres:

  • Dunlop Grandtrek AT20
  • BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
  • Kumho Road Venture MT51

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)
Dunlop Grandtrek AT20BD300BC
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2-B-BE
Kumho Road Venture MT51-----

If traction and wet grip are most important to you, our analysis suggests that you should take a look at the Grandtrek AT20, All-Terrain T/A KO2.

For those who prefer a quiet tyre, take a look at the Grandtrek AT20.

If fuel efficiency is important for you (who doesn't like saving money?), the Grandtrek AT20 are worth investigating.

If you'd like your tyres to last you many years to come, then we recommend a tyre with a high treadwear rating, like the Grandtrek AT20.

2018 Ford Ranger 2.2 TDCi 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.

TyreBest Price
(4 x 255/70R16)
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Dunlop Grandtrek AT20
111T
$1,172
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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
120S
$1,420
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Kumho Road Venture MT51
115/112Q
$830
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2018 Ford Ranger 2.2 TDCi Tyre Comparison

Let's take a look at what to consider when choosing car tyres, as well as how our recommended tyres above stack up against each other!

Traction

As you might have guessed, the primary role of tyres is to give your Ford Ranger 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 SUV tyres, which are more likely to see 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?
Grandtrek AT20D7.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h
All-Terrain T/A KO2B2.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h
Road Venture MT51No data available for this tyre

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 Grandtrek AT20 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of D.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

Noise

The dominant source of noise from your Ford Ranger 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?
Grandtrek AT20B (71 dB)2 times as noisy
All-Terrain T/A KO2B (74 dB)2 times as noisy
Road Venture MT51No data available for this tyre

In terms of noise, the Grandtrek AT20 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of 71.3 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

Dunlop Grandtrek AT20

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 fitted to your Ford Ranger 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?
Grandtrek AT20C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$55 extra per year
All-Terrain T/A KO2E0.4L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$96 extra per year
Road Venture MT51No data available for this tyre

As you can see from the table above, the Grandtrek AT20 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of C, whereas the All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of E.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

Dunlop Grandtrek AT20

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)
Grandtrek AT20No warranty found
All-Terrain T/A KO26 years
Road Venture MT51No warranty found

Individual Tyre Info

Dunlop Grandtrek AT20

Dunlop Grandtrek AT20
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleHighway All-Season
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2006
Run Flat?No
ReviewDunlop Grandtrek AT20 Review

The Grandtrek AT20 tyres were released on the market by Dunlop in 2006.

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 71.3 dB at typical driving speeds, which is about average.

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

In terms treadwear, they received a rating of 300 on the UTQG system, which means only 75% of the tread life of 400 rated tyres (for example).

Their UTQG traction grade is B, which is not bad.

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

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOn-/Off-Road All-Terrain
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2013
Run Flat?No
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.

Kumho Road Venture MT51

Kumho Road Venture MT51
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOff-Road Max Traction
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2016
Run Flat?No
ReviewKumho Road Venture MT51 Review

The Road Venture MT51 tyres were released on the market by Kumho in 2016.

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