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

Dry

Wet

Off Road

Dirt

Gravel

 

Mud

Environment

Results

1st: General Grabber HTS60

General Grabber HTS60
  • 265/70 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking1st100%
Dry Handling2nd+0.14 s99.86%
Subj. Dry Handling1st
Wet Braking1st100%
Wet Handling1st100%
Subj. Wet Handling1st
Straight Aqua3rd-16 Km/H84.78%
Gravel Handling3rd-105.1 Km/H0%
Gravel Handling5th+1.98 s96.85%
Subj. Gravel Handling5th-2 Points
Dirt Handling4th+0.93 s98.26%
Subj. Dirt Handling3rd-1 Points
Mud Performance4th-99 Percent50.25%
Subj. Comfort1st
Tyre Weight1st100%
Rolling Resistance1st100%
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2nd: General Grabber APT

General Grabber APT
  • 265/70 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking2nd+1.9 M96.03%
Dry Handling1st100%
Subj. Dry Handling2nd-0.2 Points
Wet Braking3rd+4.9 M92.37%
Wet Handling2nd+3 s96.48%
Subj. Wet Handling2nd-1 Points
Straight Aqua2nd-12.2 Km/H88.39%
Gravel Handling2nd-105.1 Km/H0%
Gravel Handling4th+1.46 s97.65%
Subj. Gravel Handling4th-0.8 Points
Dirt Handling3rd+0.31 s99.41%
Subj. Dirt Handling2nd-0.5 Points
Mud Performance3rd-80 Percent59.8%
Subj. Comfort2nd-0.2 Points
Tyre Weight3rd+3 Kg96.16%
Rolling Resistance2nd+0.9 kg / t90.91%
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3rd: General Grabber ATx

General Grabber ATx
  • 265/70 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking4th+2.5 M94.85%
Dry Handling3rd+1.48 s98.55%
Subj. Dry Handling3rd-2 Points
Wet Braking5th+6.4 M90.26%
Wet Handling3rd+3.7 s95.69%
Subj. Wet Handling3rd-1.5 Points
Straight Aqua4th-19 Km/H81.92%
Gravel Handling4th-105.1 Km/H0%
Gravel Handling3rd+0.32 s99.48%
Subj. Gravel Handling3rd-0.2 Points
Dirt Handling1st100%
Subj. Dirt Handling1st
Mud Performance2nd-50 Percent74.87%
Subj. Comfort3rd-1 Points
Tyre Weight2nd+2.5 Kg96.78%
Rolling Resistance3rd+1.3 kg / t87.38%
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4th: General Grabber X3

General Grabber X3
  • 265/70 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking3rd+2.1 M95.63%
Dry Handling5th+2.79 s97.31%
Subj. Dry Handling5th-2.8 Points
Wet Braking4th+5.7 M91.23%
Wet Handling5th+4.4 s94.92%
Subj. Wet Handling4th-2 Points
Straight Aqua1st100%
Gravel Handling1st0%
Gravel Handling2nd+0.12 s99.8%
Subj. Gravel Handling1st
Dirt Handling5th+1.52 s97.19%
Subj. Dirt Handling5th-2.5 Points
Mud Performance1st100%
Subj. Comfort4th-1.5 Points
Tyre Weight4th+31.6 Kg70.41%
Rolling Resistance4th+2.5 kg / t78.26%
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