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SUMITOMO

ENCOUNTER HT

Top Performer on Wet & Dry Roads

Tested by Kal

Tread Warranty: 100,000 KM

Size: 265/70R17 115T

Category: 3-season

4.7(9 Ratings9 Reviews)
4.79
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$147.59

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If you only need one 3-season tire for your light truck or SUV, Sumitomo's Encounter HT demands attention. As a "top performer on wet and dry roads," the Encounter HT exudes confidence with its symmetric five-rib pattern and a continuous centre rib that promotes straight-line traction. Road noise is kept at a minimum while boasting impressive hydroplane resistance and exceptional results in wet and dry conditions. While it bears only a 3-season classification, Sumitomo's Encounter HT holds its own in light winter conditions.

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"Very good in wet and dry conditions."
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

Winter

Braking

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Snow
  • Ice

Cornering

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Snow
  • Ice

Road Noise

  • Road Noise

Hydroplane Resistance

  • Hydroplane Resistance
CUSTOMER RATING
  • 4.7
Average Rating:4.7
Based on 9 customer reviews
Customer Reviews
These tires were purchased for the Summer months and so far I am very happy with them. They are extremly quiet when travelling on pavement.
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4.0
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Kal Tire Clearwater was very professional when installing the tires purchase, the representative at Kal Tire was very helpful when choosing the tires.

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Vehicle Type:
  • Light Truck
Location: CLEARWATER
Driving Conditions: :
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
  • Wet
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
  • Wet
New truck tires
5
5.0
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The tires seem to be working out good for me.

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Vehicle Type:
  • Light Truck
Location: REGINA
Driving Conditions: :
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
  • Gravel
  • Heavy Mud
  • Wet
Great tires for the price
5
5.0
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These tires were a great buy.

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Vehicle Type:
  • SUV
Location: EDMONTON
Driving Conditions: :
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
  • Gravel
  • Wet
CUSTOMER RATING
  • 4.7
Average Rating:4.7
Based on 9 customer reviews
Customer Reviews