Is the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 the Best All-Season or All-Terrain Tire for Snow Traction?

If you've experienced driving through a tough winter season on a top-tier winter tire like the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV-2, you'd agree that a set of dedicated winter tires offer the best traction in snow and on ice. If you are one who doesn't agree with this statement, take a look at "Do Winter/Snow Tires Really Make a Difference?" Winter tires should be removed when warmer spring temperatures arrive and the threat of snow is gone for the rest of the season.   

If a driver wants to opt for a single set of tires to use year-round, but still wants the best winter traction they can get, what tires should they buy? For drivers of trucks, SUVs and larger crossover vehicles, the best snow traction can be found in the On-/Off Road All-Terrain performance category. Tires in this category have deeper and more aggressive tread elements that create more biting edges on snow and ice. These more aggressive tread patterns do result in more road noise compared to their more mild mannered, street-oriented all-season counterparts, but are not as loud as Off-Road Maximum Traction tires.

The top-rated tire for snow traction, along with off-road traction, is the BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2. It has earned the snowflake/mountain branding on its sidewall by providing at least 10% more traction in a spinning snow tire test developed by the U.S. Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) and the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC) in 1999. In addition to achieving this higher snow traction rating in testing, customer surveys indicate that they are loving the BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 in winter conditions. Clearly BFGoodrich's approach to designing a more aggressive all-terrain tire has made the All-Terrain T/A KO2 a top choice. Check out some of these reviews :

"I've had these tires on my Ram for about six months now (around 6,000 miles) and have zero issues. In dry, wet or snow/ice conditions, they have performed above expectations. I upgraded to these tires from my OEM Goodyear's and glad I did. I could not get any traction in snow or ice with the stock tires." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2011 RAM 1500 2wd Crew Cab.

"I teach advanced driving and these tires are great. I will not buy anything else: sand, snow, ice and dry, they're awesome!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2009 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 4wd.

"Super tough tire-this sidewall design is a great upgrade from previous model. Handled better than you would expect a 33-inch tire would. A bit noisy with the soft top on most apparent. Super on the snow and ice. Go anywhere off-road and still highway worthy-good balance of performance." --Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport. 

The BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 is made in a large variety of sizes and load ranges to fit most popular trucks, SUVs and larger crossover vehicles. Check out pricing for your vehicle and get fast shipping to your door or a Recommended Installer today!


Friday, January 5, 2018 by Frank

First the good 1. I love the side biters it really protects the sidewalls vs the original Ko’s 2. The rated snow flake for the bad 1. Whatever compound/material used to make these tires are in my opinion a down grade from the originals the life on these weren’t even close to the Ko’s 2. I was one of the unfortunate ones that got a bad batch that resulted in dry rot ( which took forever to replace) 3. 16/32s is not even close to the tread depth these should have I’ve seen some regular tires with more not too mention it’s a AT tire 4. Like most tires they run small but I bought 35” in reality it was barely passing 34” so my advice if you want a 35” go 37” I forgot to mention they are light for a tire in its class so that is a positive. They are quite and ride good no complaints but I feel the price and the name should’ve been a lot more than what I got ...In closing I feel there was a sacrifice on many spectrums of this tire such as tread depth and the life of the tire ..
Saturday, March 3, 2018 by fred

i am looking for a set of 4 tirers 265/75x16 i like to buy this ones i just read about they sound great for my needs
Monday, March 12, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

fred, the KO2 is the highest overall rated all-terrain tire. Follow the link below for current pricing in this size:
Monday, April 9, 2018 by Phil

Winter tires are generally made out of a softer compound and will wear quickly if used year round. Does the snowflake rating on the KO2 mean that they will wear more quickly if used year round?
Friday, April 13, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Phil, no, it is still an all-season rubber compound.

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