Here at Tire Rack, we often encounter customers who are looking for some aggressive tires that perform well on the mud trails, yet won't rattle the teeth off their mouth on the highway. By now you have probably figured that choosing tires involves a certain degree of give and take - you can't have the most grip and high mileage at the same time. Granted, some tires will perform better and last longer than others, but all things considered, in the end the laws of physics will prevail.
And it's no different with On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires. They provide traction on different types of terrain, are more aggressive than Highway All-Season tires but not as aggressive as Off-Road Max Traction tire. Typically, they perform well in snow but adequately on ice. Some options can actually be equipped with metal studs for better ice traction.
When looking for one of the best-for-your-bang tires, a favorite is the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S. It's a very capable tire on the trails, and in my experience, it's one of the most quiet and comfortable in the category. While the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar and BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 may be more aggressive and perhaps better in loose gravel, the Yokohama has a better blend of on- and off-road performance, with a ride quality similar to highway tires.
The Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S is available in 77 sizes and different load capacities. Shop by vehicle to see if the Yokohama is available for your application.