What's the best type of tyre for your SUV or Pickup truck? HT, AT and MT compared and tested

Ever wondered what the best type of tire is to fit to your pickup truck? We can probably all agree that MT tyres look the coolest, but what drawbacks are you making by fitting an M/T tyre, then spending all your time on normal roads?

In this test, I team up with General Tire to test a HT road tire, a mild all terrain tire, an aggressive AT tire, and of course a chunky MT tire in both 265/70 R17 and LT315/70 R17 sizes.

As for what tyres are best for your own driving conditions? Watch the video to find out.

All the data is below. Please note the "Reference Mud Terrain" tyre is the LT315/70 R17 GRABBER X3



Off Road







1st: General Grabber HTS60

General Grabber HTS60
  • 265/70 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Dry Braking1st46 M100%
Dry Handling2nd100.98 s100.84 s+0.14 s99.86%
Subj. Dry Handling1st10 Points100%
Wet Braking1st59.3 M100%
Wet Handling1st82.2 s100%
Subj. Wet Handling1st10 Points100%
Straight Aqua3rd89.1 Km/H105.1 Km/H-16 Km/H84.78%
Gravel Handling4th62.78 s60.92 s+1.86 s97.04%
Subj. Gravel Handling4th8 Points10 Points-2 Points80%
Dirt Handling3rd53.55 s52.62 s+0.93 s98.26%
Subj. Dirt Handling3rd9 Points10 Points-1 Points90%
Mud Performance4th100 %199 %-99 %50.25%
Subj. Comfort1st10 Points100%
Tyre Weight1st75.2 Kg100%
Rolling Resistance1st9 kg / t100%
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2nd: General Grabber APT

General Grabber APT
  • 265/70 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Dry Braking2nd47.9 M46 M+1.9 M96.03%
Dry Handling1st100.84 s100%
Subj. Dry Handling2nd9.8 Points10 Points-0.2 Points98%
Wet Braking2nd64.2 M59.3 M+4.9 M92.37%
Wet Handling2nd85.2 s82.2 s+3 s96.48%
Subj. Wet Handling2nd9 Points10 Points-1 Points90%
Straight Aqua2nd92.9 Km/H105.1 Km/H-12.2 Km/H88.39%
Gravel Handling3rd62.26 s60.92 s+1.34 s97.85%
Subj. Gravel Handling3rd9.2 Points10 Points-0.8 Points92%
Dirt Handling2nd52.93 s52.62 s+0.31 s99.41%
Subj. Dirt Handling2nd9.5 Points10 Points-0.5 Points95%
Mud Performance3rd119 %199 %-80 %59.8%
Subj. Comfort2nd9.8 Points10 Points-0.2 Points98%
Tyre Weight3rd78.2 Kg75.2 Kg+3 Kg96.16%
Rolling Resistance2nd9.9 kg / t9 kg / t+0.9 kg / t90.91%
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3rd: General Grabber ATx

General Grabber ATx
  • 265/70 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Dry Braking4th48.5 M46 M+2.5 M94.85%
Dry Handling3rd102.32 s100.84 s+1.48 s98.55%
Subj. Dry Handling3rd8 Points10 Points-2 Points80%
Wet Braking4th65.7 M59.3 M+6.4 M90.26%
Wet Handling3rd85.9 s82.2 s+3.7 s95.69%
Subj. Wet Handling3rd8.5 Points10 Points-1.5 Points85%
Straight Aqua4th86.1 Km/H105.1 Km/H-19 Km/H81.92%
Gravel Handling2nd61.12 s60.92 s+0.2 s99.67%
Subj. Gravel Handling2nd9.8 Points10 Points-0.2 Points98%
Dirt Handling1st52.62 s100%
Subj. Dirt Handling1st10 Points100%
Mud Performance2nd149 %199 %-50 %74.87%
Subj. Comfort3rd9 Points10 Points-1 Points90%
Tyre Weight2nd77.7 Kg75.2 Kg+2.5 Kg96.78%
Rolling Resistance3rd10.3 kg / t9 kg / t+1.3 kg / t87.38%
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4th: General Grabber X3

General Grabber X3
  • 265/70 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Dry Braking3rd48.1 M46 M+2.1 M95.63%
Dry Handling4th103.63 s100.84 s+2.79 s97.31%
Subj. Dry Handling4th7.2 Points10 Points-2.8 Points72%
Wet Braking3rd65 M59.3 M+5.7 M91.23%
Wet Handling4th86.6 s82.2 s+4.4 s94.92%
Subj. Wet Handling4th8 Points10 Points-2 Points80%
Straight Aqua1st105.1 Km/H100%
Gravel Handling1st60.92 s100%
Subj. Gravel Handling1st10 Points100%
Dirt Handling4th54.14 s52.62 s+1.52 s97.19%
Subj. Dirt Handling4th7.5 Points10 Points-2.5 Points75%
Mud Performance1st199 %100%
Subj. Comfort4th8.5 Points10 Points-1.5 Points85%
Tyre Weight4th106.8 Kg75.2 Kg+31.6 Kg70.41%
Rolling Resistance4th11.5 kg / t9 kg / t+2.5 kg / t78.26%
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