Toyo Open Country G-02 plus

4.1

Price Range:  USD $97.99 to $347.99

Winter

Light Truck and SUVs /Winter/Premium

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The Observe Open Country G-02 Plus is a winter tire designed for light trucks and SUVs. It delivers improved performance in snow and ice as well as wet and dry conditions plus has an increase in tire life.

This tire also features exclusive Microbit Technology with ground walnut shells that dig into snow and ice combined with a tread design and special winter rubber compounds that offer improved winter traction.

The results are environmentally friendly winter tires that have significantly reduced noise and improved ride comfort compared to studded tires.

  • Lamella Crystal Water-Absorbing Tread Compounding Technology - Increases friction by removing water on ice surface for better ice performance.
  • Microbit Technology In Compound - Walnut shell microbits dig and bite into the ice surface for improved ice traction
  • Saw Toothed Blocks - Cut through thin water layer on ice for better performance.
  • Larger, Deeper Wave-Style Siping - More biting edges for increased traction in the snow.
  • Square And Round Twin Shoulder Design - Increases traction without compromising handling or steering response.

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Overall 

4.1

Toyo Open Country G-02 plus
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Dry
(4.2)
Wet
(4.0)
Snow
(4.2)
Handling
(3.9)
Comfort
(4.2)
Noise
(3.8)
Treadwear
(3.5)
Overall:
4.3
Dry
5.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
5.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
1.0
Noise
1.0
Treadwear
4.0

These tire have got to be the worst I've ever owned. From day one I have had a vibration that seemed to point to one tire. It had been balance many times with little improvement. I even had the wheel and tire put through a dynamic balance. The dealer called Toyo service and got and they wanted me to buy a new tire and then if their testing verified that there was something wrong I would get a tire, at a prorated price. I already spent too much time and money trying to balance this tire. I'll suffer until I have to replace all four tires and change brands. The unfortunate thing is the damned tires still have lots of tread after 7 winters. The dealer told me that their customer service was so poor that they were not going to carry Toyo anymore. Michelin on the other hand would have replaced the tire without any questions. I would never recommend Toyo to anyone!!

Size: 225/65R17

Vehicle: 2010 Honda CR-V 4 Dr Sport Utility EX with 263000 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 10/20/2017 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
3.9
Dry
4.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
4.0
Handling
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
3.0
Treadwear
4.0

Overall a good winter tire. Handles well in snow and slush. Despite the microbit technology, I noticed that I found myself sliding sideways into turns. Very disappointed in that aspect only. Otherwise, gripped fine on straight roadways. I've had them on my vehicle for three winters so far and will replace them when they're done, but still lots of tread.

Size: 255/55R17

Vehicle: 2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 4 Dr Sport Utility Base with 20000 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 1/18/2017 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
4.1
Dry
4.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
4.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
4.0
Treadwear
5.0

Very good tire on ice and packed snow. Good on dry and wet too. I've done 5 winters with them (in Quebec...) and they're still good for another one. (about 50 000km done). They're good in snow too, but in 12 inch snow, they're not as good as real snow tires. Good value for the price (look for good deals). I got 4 Toyo Observe G-02 on a Mazda3 too and they were excellent too (even after 40 000km).

Size: 215/70R16

Vehicle: 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander LS with 50000 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 4/10/2013 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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