The all-terrain segment of tires is one of the biggest categories in the market. It keeps getting bigger thanks to the booming demand for SUVs, crossovers, and trucks. Every tire manufacturer has a competitive product in this niche, including players like Yokohama, Goodyear, BF Goodrich, Michelin — but this review takes a closer look at one of the lesser-known ones — the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W.
Falken Wildpeak A/T3W — Features
The Wildpeak A/T3W isn’t priced as high as some of its premium counterparts, and that’s exactly why it deserves a review despite coming from a smaller brand. The engineering behind it tries its best to make it a no-compromises offering in the mid-tier all-terrain segment of the tire market.
Thanks to its outer apex sidewall, the tread is rugged enough to be resistant to punctures and chipping damage, even after regular off-roading sessions. The sidewall also performs as an insulation layer in the summer, offering smooth highway driving.
The Wildpeak A/T3W has the deepest treads amongst all other all-terrain tires. It might sound like a buzz statement that the company threw out for marketing purposes, but it’s actually a measurable fact. It’s not a gimmick either; it plays a vital role in improving the tire’s handling and grip even as it ages.
The Wildpeak A/T3W offers a comfortable and silent ride on road, but that also depends on the type of vehicle you’re in. On smooth roads, the ride quality is free of bumps. However, road noise fluctuates with several factors including how old your vehicle is, and whether you’re off-roading.
If you use your truck or SUV for daily driving with some off-roading thrill on the side, the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W is an ideal choice. It’s a genuine ‘all-terrain’ tire that provides ample traction on any type of surface. It struggles a bit in deep mud and rocky patches, but that’s about it. Deep mud is tricky to deal with for any tire — there’s a reason why mud tires are a category of their own.
Falken Wildpeak A/T3W — Wet Performance
The tire handles wet conditions like a champ! Its road grip, handling, and braking performance are confidence-inspiring even in heavy rain. As long as you drive carefully, the tire will feel well-planted even through water puddles.
Falken Wildpeak A/T3W — Snow Performance
The Wildpeak AT3W handles snow much better than most other tires in the segment. Not only light snow, but this tire will also get you through moderately thick snow and even some icy surfaces. With the 3MPSF behind it, the tire is designed to be a reliable companion for rough winter weather.
In light to moderate winter conditions, the Wildpeak A/T3W will probably be able to get you to work safely. However, if the snow gets a bit too deep where you live, there’s no way around getting a set of heavy-duty winter tires installed.
Falken seems to have knocked it out of the park with the Wildpeak A/T3W. Whether you take it off-road or on-road, it won’t let you down no matter the conditions. For a mid-tier price range, this one definitely deserves to get shortlisted.