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Toyo Open Country M/T

Toyo Open Country M/T Review - Decent Option? [Test Data]

Here are the key stats for the Open Country M/T, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOff-Road Max Traction
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2006
Run Flat?No
Overall Score87/100

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Toyo Open Country M/T in Australia

This offering by Toyo has been around in Australia for about 18 years. Especially designed for 4WDs, SUVs and light trucks, it comes in a total of 43 sizes.

This off-road max traction 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 Open Country M/T 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 1 sizes of the Open Country M/T tyres by the European Union.

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

Fuel Efficiency

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
D0.3L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$72 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 Open Country M/T tyres rank a D 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 0.3L/100km. This works out to $72 extra spent on petrol per year, based on a typical 12,000 km driven per year.

Comparison

Here's how the Open Country M/T compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the Open Country M/T ranked # out of 0 tyres.

Grip & Handling

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Wet Grip
(A - E)
C5 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 Open Country M/T tyres rank a C 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 5 metres to come to a complete stop when braking at 80km/h.

Comparison

Here's how the Open Country M/T 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 (70 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 Open Country M/T tyres produce 70.0 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 Open Country M/T compares to similar tyres for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

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

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

We don't have any warranty data for this tyre, unfortunately. Know how long the warranty period is? Let us know over at the contact page.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

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

Summary

With an overall rating of 87 out of 100, the Open Country M/T tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their SUV or truck rubber with some tyres designed for off-road max traction action.

For fuel efficiency, they score a grade of D, which is below average, 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 C, which is more or less 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 43 sizes of the Open Country M/T tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

Size
225/75 R16 115/116P
225/75 R16 115P
235/85 R16 120/116P
235/85 R16 120P
245/75 R16 120P
245/75 R16 120/116P
255/75 R17 111/108Q
255/85 R16 119/116P
255/85 R16 119P
265/65 R17 120P
265/70 R17 118P
265/75 R16 119P
265/65 R17 120/117P
265/70 R17 121P
265/75 R16 123P
265/75 R16 119/116P
265/70 R17 118/115P
265/70 R18 124/121Q
275/65 R18 123/120P
275/70 R18 121P
275/70 R18 121/118P
275/55 R20 115/112P
285/70 R17 121/118P
285/75 R16 116/113P
285/75 R16 116P
285/60 R20 125/122Q
285/70 R17 116/113Q
295/55 R22 125/122Q
295/60 R20 126/123P
295/70 R17 121/118P
295/65 R20 129/126P
295/70 R17 121P
295/55 R20 123/120P
295/70 R18 129/126P
305/70 R16 118/115P
305/65 R18 128/125Q
305/70 R16 118P
305/55 R20 125/122Q
315/75 R16 121P
315/70 R17 113/110Q
315/70 R17 121/118Q
325/50 R22 127Q
325/50 R22 122Q
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