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Toyo Open Country U/T

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

Here are the key stats for the Open Country U/T, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOn-/Off-Road All-Terrain
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2015
Run Flat?No

Pricing

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Toyo Open Country U/T in Australia

This offering by Toyo has been around in Australia for about 9 years. Especially designed for 4WDs, SUVs and light trucks, it comes in a total of 60 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 Open Country U/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 54 sizes of the Open Country U/T 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)
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 U/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 U/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 U/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 U/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 U/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 (71 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 U/T tyres produce 71.2 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 U/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 on-/off-road all-terrain tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

The Open Country U/T 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 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 60 sizes of the Open Country U/T tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

Size
215/55 R18 99V XL
215/65 R16 98H
215/70 R16 100H
215/65 R16 102V XL
215/60 R17 96V
215/55 R17 94V
225/65 R17 102H
225/60 R17 99V
225/75 R16 115S
225/55 R19 99V
225/55 R18 98V
225/70 R16 103H
225/60 R18 100H
235/55 R17 103V XL
235/60 R18 107W XL
235/65 R17 108V XL
235/55 R18 104V XL
235/65 R17 104H
235/70 R16 106H
235/55 R19 101W
235/60 R16 100H
235/60 R17 102H
235/65 R17 108V
245/50 R20 102V
245/65 R17 111H XL
245/75 R16 120S
245/60 R18 105V
245/75 R17 112S
245/75 R16 111S
245/70 R16 111H XL
245/70 R17 110H
255/60 R19 109V
255/55 R18 109V XL
255/65 R16 109H
255/70 R16 111H
255/65 R18 111H
255/70 R18 113S
255/65 R17 110H
255/60 R18 112V XL
265/65 R17 112H
265/75 R16 119S
265/75 R16 116T
265/70 R18 116H
265/70 R16 112H
265/60 R18 110H
265/65 R18 114H
265/70 R17 115H
265/70 R17 121S
275/50 R22 111H
275/50 R21 113V XL
275/70 R18 121S
275/65 R18 116H
275/70 R16 114H
275/55 R20 117V XL
275/65 R17 115H
275/60 R20 115V
285/60 R18 116H
285/45 R22 114V XL
285/50 R20 116V XL
285/65 R17 116H
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