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SUMITOMO

ENCOUNTER AT

#ATH52

Tested by Kal

Tread Warranty: 100,000 KM

Size: 255/70R18 113T

Category: all-terrain all-weather

4.5(22 Ratings22 Reviews)
4.522
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You never know what you might encounter your daily drive but Sumitomo’s aptly named Encounter AT is designed to handle anything you can throw at it. Whether you’re towing materials to the job site or venturing off-road, this go-anywhere, do-anything light truck all-terrain tire rises to the challenge. From rocks and gravel to ice and snow, the Encounter AT’s non-directional, five-rib tread design excels in a variety of conditions. A combination of rigid, rugged tread blocks, and optimized tread design ensure this tire is refined enough to provide a comfortable ride on paved surfaces, yet aggressive enough to let you venture off-road with confidence. Furthermore, its 3D siping technology helps give the Encounter AT ‘very good’ snow ratings and ‘excellent’ ice ratings.

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"Reasonable in winter conditions and wet."
Independent Tester, Professional Driver

? Summer vs Winter Tests

? Independent & Objective Testing

?Summer vs Winter Tests

BRAKING

We varied our approach speeds by driving surface and by season for two reasons. First, this represents how most Canadians would normally drive on that surface in each season. Second, testing in both seasons provides an indication of how a tire's performance will be affected by road temperature.

CORNERING

To understand how road surface temperatures affect the cornering performance of a tire, our cornering tests are completed in both summer conditions (dry and wet pavement, and gravel roads) and winter conditions (dry, wet and icy pavement). Please note that slush is also tested but completed in a specific slush cornering test..

?Independent & Objective Testing

The independent tire testers conducted extensive tests to determine how the tires in our core line-up perform in a range of conditions in both summer and winter. To maintain neutrality, no driver knew the specifics of the tires they were testing each time. All results were analyzed and processed by the testing group and then provided to Kal Tire for sharing with our customers.

Summer

Braking

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Gravel

Cornering

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Gravel

Road Noise

  • Road Noise

Hydroplane Resistance

  • Hydroplane Resistance

Mud Acceleration

  • Mud Acceleration

Winter

Braking

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Snow
  • Ice

Cornering

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Snow
  • Ice

Road Noise

  • Road Noise

Hydroplane Resistance

  • Hydroplane Resistance

Sizes & Specs

Specifications for: 255/70R18

All sizes

Tire Width: 255

Tire Profile: 70

Wheel Diameter: 18"

Speed Rating: T

Load Index: 113

UTQG: 660A B

Tread Depth: 13/32"

Weight: 44.75lbs

Section Width: 10.28"

Overall Diameter: 32.24"

Product Code: ATH52

CUSTOMER RATING
  • 4.5
Average Rating:4.5
Based on 22 customer reviews
Customer Reviews
Sumitomo
5
2 weeks ago by ROB CLARK.

So far I like how these tires run on dry pavement as well as wet slush and mud. Can’t wait for my first decent snowfall

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Vehicle Type:
  • Truck
Location: SIMCOE
Driving Conditions: :
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
  • Ice/Snow/Slush
  • Heavy Mud
  • Wet
Encounters rock
4.5
3 weeks ago by CHRIS COWIE.

This is my second set of these tires (different vehicle) and they have proven to me that they are amazing

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Vehicle Type:
  • Light Truck
Location: MACKENZIE
Driving Conditions: :
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
  • Ice/Snow/Slush
  • Gravel
  • Wet
Made a good choice
5
1 month ago by ELMER PICZON.

Tires are impressive. handling on rainy and wet season is excellent. I will see how it perform this coming winter on snow and freezing temp. So far so good. It is a little bit noisy on highway compared to my previous set of tires.

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Vehicle Type:
  • SUV
Location: SURREY
Driving Conditions: :
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
  • Gravel
  • Wet
CUSTOMER RATING
  • 4.5
Average Rating:4.5
Based on 22 customer reviews
Customer Reviews