Goodyear MTR Kevlar Reviews

Goodyear Wrangler MTR Kevlar

In wet traction the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar is the highest rated tire in its category out of 8 other tires according to user surveys at one major tire retailer. It’s the 3rd highest rated tire overall behind the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 and the Firestone Destination M/T. With a Kevlar 3 ply sidewall, you can feel pretty safe in areas with sharp rocks as most other tires are 2 ply.

Goodyear spent over 2 years developing the MTR with Kevlar which is a lot longer than they usually spend on developing a single model of tire. And in case you didn’t know MTR means Maximum Traction/Reinforced

Goodyear partnered with Sandia National Labs to perform computer modeling of the perfect tread design. They digitally modeled various tread patterns, seeking the right balance of rock crawling grip with the ability to quickly flush mud out of the tire’s deep grooves.

Nobody likes getting stuck and or flats which was the driving force behind the design of this tire.

The reviews  are 99% positive about the new Goodyear MTR with Kevlar.

In the video below, I show and tell you about noise, ride and handling characteristics of the tire on the hi-way.  It was a pleasant surprise. I really thought they were going to be very noisy. A little, but not bad.

My test drive video of a Dodge Ram 3500 with a new set of MTR’s.

User feedback:

One guy said he’s running a set on his F350 and goes places in 2 wheel drive that most people have to be in wheel drive to get to. And he’s totally happy with the ride quality and low tire noise.

Goodyear Wrangler MTR Kevlar
Goodyear Wrangler MTR Kevlar


Another guy said;

I’ve been to Moab a lot and these tires stick like Spiderman..

Benefits most reported of the Goodyear Wrangler MTR Kevlar:

  • Quiet on High-way
  • Great Traction
  • Puncture resistant 3 Ply sidewall
  • Smooth ride

I’ve read pretty much page after page of glowing reviews from owners of this tire.  There was one guy who didn’t like them. But there is always one…

Buy or Don’t Buy?

Based on the user feed back, I’d definitely consider buying the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar. It’s a top contender in it’s category.


8 Replies to “Goodyear MTR Kevlar Reviews”

  1. I need to replace my tires this months and have been knocking around the idea of getting Mickey Thompson Baja ATZs or Toyo Open Country MTs. I need a tire that has good highway manners, can take mountain trails and dirt roads, but also be able to haul heavy loads. First of all, what do you think of the first two for this application and then what about the MT/R with Kevlar?

    Thank you.

  2. I should point out I have a 2000 GMC 3/4 ton 4×4. Everything stock but for larger than stock wheels. I am running 265/74R16s.

  3. Hi Scott,

    I haven’t reviewed the Mickey Thompson’s so I can’t talk about them. But I’m definitely no fan of Toyos. The problem with Toyos is most of the time they tend to become loud, shake and pull. Having run 2 sets of them on my Bronco I’m done with Toyo.

    In the future I’ll review the MT’s. But right now my plates full.

  4. I bought put 285/70/17 tires on my Ford F150 EXT 4X4 and wished I never bought these tires. I had the sidewall spilt on 2 tires within the first 6 months. They replaced the first one for free and made me pay a pro-rated portion for the second tire. This should of been a free replacement due to a manufactures defect. The tire tread only last around 12,000 miles!!!! Yes, you read that right 12,000 miles! I called their customer service after the second sidewall spilt and they were rude and wouldn’t help. They are very loud now and my truck shakes when I go around 70mph. I will go back to ProComp Xtreme MT’s.

  5. I put a set of mtr 265 75 16 on a stock 06 jeep rubicon. They were noisy but not as bad as other mud tiers I have had.The have great wet road traction,ok on ice,great on rocks,Handel well on the road at high speeds 70-100 mph. But they don’t clean as well in the mud as others. No problems with side wall in fact I have hit several things that would have cut other tires. The tread was good until I stopped rotating. I have put 27,000 miles on them and have 1/4inch tread still. I am not going back with them. Going to try pro comp mt2.

  6. I put a pair of 285/70/17’s on my Dodge ram 1500. I previously ran BFG mud-terrain KM2’s. These wranglers are significantly louder but that is not really an issue for me. At any given PSI they tend to ride stiffer than my BFG’s which is actually quite nice on the road. They are good on snow… great in heavy rain and standing water… awesome in the mud… I am fonder of the BFG’s MT KM2’s when it comes to crawling on the rocks…

  7. I have a 2013 1/2 ton Ram 4×4 and this was my first, and likely last, experience with MTRs. For the good: I didn’t find these to be excessively noisy given the tread design, very tolerable and not really noticeable at my road speeds of 60-65 mph; I thought their traction in packed snow and icy conditions was on par with the tread design; traction and durability elsewhere was way above average. The not so good: I have 21k on this set and 2 of the 4 tires have worn considerably more than the other 2, one is down to 1/16th so all 4 will be replaced now even though the 2 better tires still have more than half their tread left. While I don’t expect the mileage one would get out of an AT, I do expect better than this, particularly for the price. Incidentally, I’m a firm believer in tire rotation & balance with alignment and do this every 3,000 miles. This has served me well in the past and I will continue this routine. I will return to the BFG ATs, particularly with the improved sidewall strength and snow performance in their new KO2s.

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