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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 Review - A Good Buy? [2024]

Here are the key stats for the All-Terrain T/A KO2, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOn-/Off-Road All-Terrain
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2013
Run Flat?No
Overall Score73/100

Pricing

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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 in Australia

This offering by BFGoodrich has been around in Australia for about 11 years. Especially designed for 4WDs, SUVs and light trucks, it comes in a total of 102 sizes.

This on-/off-road all-terrain tyre is a solid option for those looking for an all season tyre in the mid-range of the market. Note that it is not a runflat tyre.

Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition!

How We Reviewed The All-Terrain T/A KO2 Tyres

Unlike the Australian government, the European Union carries out standardised tests on all tyres sold in Europe. These tests are carried out in identical conditions, making them a reliable way to compare tyres.

For this review, we use averaged results from tests done on 85 sizes of the All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyres by the European Union.

We then compare these to the same results for the following similar tyres, also rated for On-/Off-Road All-Terrain usage and sold in Australia.

Fuel Efficiency

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
E0.4L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$96 extra per year

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres. That's a lot, and it means that choosing fuel efficient tyres can save you quite a bit of money.

The All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyres rank a E on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect to use an extra 0.4L/100km. This works out to $96 extra spent on petrol per year, based on a typical 12,000 km driven per year.

Comparison

Here's how the All-Terrain T/A KO2 compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the All-Terrain T/A KO2 ranked # out of 0 tyres.

Grip & Handling

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Wet Grip
(A - E)
B2.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h

We'll now take a look at how these tyres compare in terms of grip and handling.

A good measure of this is 'wet grip', which is an indication of how well the tyres will allow the vehicle to come to a stop in wet conditions.

The All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyres rank a B on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect these tyres to require about an extra 2.5 metres to come to a complete stop when braking at 80km/h.

Comparison

Here's how the All-Terrain T/A KO2 compares to similar tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

For wet grip, they scored # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Noise

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Noise
(A - C)
B (74 dB)2 times as noisy

Another key factor to consider when choosing a tyre is road noise. Once you're over about 40 km/h, the dominant source of noise you hear is from the contact of your tyres on the road.

There is a surprisingly wide variation in the amount of noise each tyre makes.

The All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyres produce 74.3 dB of road noise, which corresponds to a rank of B on a scale of A to C in the standardised testing done by the EU.

Expect these tyres to produce about 2 times as much noise as an A grade tyre (the decibel scale is logarithmic).

Comparison

Here's how the All-Terrain T/A KO2 compares to similar tyres for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

For noise, they ranked # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, including those below, the All-Terrain T/A KO2 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort.

  • TireRack: Best in Off-Road All-Terrain
  • Amazon: Best Sellers in All-Terrain & Mud-Terrain Tires
  • SA4x4: All-Terrain Tire Test R17

Treadwear

We don't have any UTQG treadwear data for this tyre, unfortunately.

Traction

The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

We don't have any UTQG traction data for this tyre, unfortunately.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

We don't have any UTQG temperature data for this tyre, unfortunately.

Warranty

The All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyres have a warranty of 6 years.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still undecided as to whether to go with these on-/off-road all-terrain tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

With an overall rating of 73 out of 100, the All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their SUV or truck rubber with some tyres designed for on-/off-road all-terrain action.

For fuel efficiency, they score a grade of E, which is very poor, though this isn't a super important factor.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, they get a score of B, which is above average.

Finally, for road noise, they receive a B grade, which is about typical.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 102 sizes of the All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

Size
215/65 R16 103/100S
215/65 R16 103S
215/75 R15 100/97S
215/70 R16 100/97R
215/70 R16 100R
215/75 R15 100S
225/70 R16 102/99R
225/75 R16 115S
225/65 R17 107/103S
225/70 R16 102R
225/70 R17 110/107S
225/65 R17 107S
225/75 R16 115/112S
235/70 R16 104/101S
235/85 R16 120S
235/85 R16 120/116S
235/80 R17 120/117S
235/60 R18 108R
235/60 R18 108/104R
235/75 R15 104S
235/70 R16 104S
235/75 R15 104/101S
245/70 R16 113S
245/75 R16 120/116S
245/65 R17 111S
245/75 R17 121S
245/75 R17 121/118S
245/70 R16 113/110S
245/75 R16 120S
245/65 R17 111/108S
245/70 R17 119S
245/70 R17 119/116S
255/55 R18 109R
255/70 R18 117/114S
255/75 R17 111S
255/70 R16 120S
255/75 R17 111/108S
255/65 R17 114/110S
255/55 R18 109/105R
255/65 R17 114S
255/70 R16 120/117S
255/70 R17 121/118S
255/70 R18 117S
265/60 R18 119S
265/60 R18 119/116S
265/70 R17 121S
265/70 R18 124/121R
265/70 R16 121/118S
265/70 R16 121S
265/65 R18 122/119R
265/65 R17 120/117S
265/65 R18 117/114R
265/75 R16 123/120R
265/65 R18 117R
265/75 R16 119R
265/75 R16 119/116R
265/60 R20 121/118S
265/60 R20 121S
265/70 R17 121/118S
265/65 R17 120S
265/70 R17 112/109S
275/70 R18 125/122R
275/65 R20 126/123S
275/65 R18 123/120R
275/55 R20 115/112S
275/65 R17 121S
275/55 R20 115S
275/65 R17 121/118S
275/60 R20 119S
275/60 R20 119/116S
275/70 R16 119S
275/70 R17 121/118R
275/70 R16 119/116S
285/60 R20 125/122S
285/70 R17 116/113Q
285/70 R17 116S
285/75 R17 121/118S
285/65 R20 127/124S
285/55 R20 117T
285/60 R18 118/115S
285/70 R17 121R
285/65 R18 125/122R
285/70 R17 116/113S
285/75 R16 126/123R
285/65 R18 121/118R
285/60 R18 118S
285/70 R17 121/118R
285/55 R20 117/114T
285/75 R16 116/113R
285/75 R16 116R
295/75 R16 128/125R
305/65 R17 121/118R
305/55 R20 121/118S
305/65 R18 124/121R
305/70 R16 124/121R
315/75 R16 127/124R
315/70 R17 121/118S
315/70 R17 121S
315/70 R17 113/110S
325/60 R20 126/123S
325/65 R18 127/124R
325/60 R20 121/118S
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