2016 Tacoma TRD - Goodyear beats out BF Goodrich K/O Michelin ORP
Toyotas most capable Tacoma for 2016 will reportedly be the Tacoma TRD Off-Road. Apparently, the TRD Pro label is dropped for the new model year. Goodyear announced this week that its Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar tires will be the standard rubber on the new Taco.
The P265/70R16 tires will have just a smidge less sidewall than the BFGoodrich All-Terrain LT265/75R16 tires the TRD Pro had last year. Goodyear says its newest Wrangler Adventure tire has a few innovations such as its Durawall Technology intended to reduce sidewall punctures and slices. The tread has an open design to shed mud and stones but also has sipes for added biting edges which helps on snow and slush. The DuPont Kevlar layer adds strength according the manufacturer.
Commenting on the new selection, Johann Finkelmeier, Goodyear’s vice president of North America original equipment sales said, “For decades, both Goodyear and Toyota have built a reputation on helping off-road enthusiasts conquer some of the world’s toughest terrains. Our Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar has been tuned specifically for the 2016 Tacoma to provide superior performance during everyday highway driving while allowing drivers to go off-road at a moment's notice.”
Just as an aside, we will mention that Toyota chose the Michelin LTX M/S in 265/60/18 for the Tacoma Limited. Tell us how you think the new Goodyear rubber will compare to the popular aftermarket Michelin tires and the BF Goodrich tires from last year’s TRD Pro.