Sumitomo Encounter HT Review


Sumitomo ENCOUNTER HT Full - 660x550

16"
215/70R16
225/70R16
225/75R16
235/70R16
235/75R16
235/85R16
245/70R16
245/75R16
255/70R16
265/70R16
265/75R16
17"
225/65R17
235/65R17
235/70R17
245/65R17
245/70R17
265/65R17
265/70R17
18"
235/60R18
235/65R18
245/60R18
255/65R18
255/70R18
265/60R18
265/65R18
265/70R18
275/65R18
19"
255/60R19
20"
275/55R20
275/60R20
275/65R20
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The Good
  • Unbeatable warranty package that inspires consumer confidence
  • Long lasting tread life with minimal wear
  • Little to no noise
  • Great grip in all conditions for year round confidence
The Bad
  • Tendency to feel like they’re going to break loose and slide on ice
Dry Performance93
Wet Performance91
Winter Performance94
Comfort89
Treadwear93
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Are you looking for an all-season tire you can count on that can handle themselves in the snow?

Based in Japan, the Sumitomo brand is one of the oldest and most respected names in the world of tires, so when they brought out the Sumitomo Encounter HT, you know they meant business.

The sumitomo encounter ht is an all season highway tire built for the drivers of pickups, Suv’s and commercial vans. The HT promises outstanding wet traction and handling with steady performance in the cold to deliver confident on-road adventures no matter the weather.

For consistent grip throughout the year, the Sumitomo Encounter HT uses an all-season tread compound that’s molded into a symmetric tread pattern, and also features a continuous center rib for reliable ride stability and defense against irregular wear.

And the tread design has been optimized to reduce road noise to deliver a smoother and more comfortable ride. So you can enjoy a good level of comfort on all but the harshest bumps and road surfaces.

Sumitomo ENCOUNTER HT Tread

To give the HT a more attractive look, the Sumitomo have even added black letters on the sidewall.

Quiet and grippy in all conditions

These tires hold tight to the pavement. In the dry or wet, they just don’t let go

To enhance wet traction and fight hydroplanning, the Sumitomo Encounter HT makes use of four wide circumferential grooves and numerous cross grooves so you can splash around in the rain without worry.

But what about driving around in the white stuff? Well the HT provides predictable traction on snow covered surfaces to eliminate any feelings of concern or unease should the snow start to fall.

However, I wouldn’t trust them too much on the ice as they have a slight tendency to feel like they’re going to break loose and slide.

These tires have an incredible tread life with minimal wear, so once you put them on your vehicle you won’t have to worry about replacing them anytime soon.

Sumitomo really stands by their tire with an incredible warranty package that inspires unbeatable consumer confidence and is sure to alleviate any potential doubts or concerns you may have.

Included is:

  • 60,000 mile treadwear warranty
  • Free 30-Day test Drive
  • Free 1 Year Road Hazard Protection
  • Free 2 Year Roadside Assistance
  • Free Lifetime Replacement for Workmanship and Material defects

With this kind of coverage, it’s hard not to put your faith in the Sumitomo Encounter HT. Sumitomo really believe in their tire and so should you.

If you’re looking the best value for your money and for year-round confidence no matter what the elements hurl your way, then the Sumitomo Encounter is for you.

The ride comfort,stability and traction for the price is unbeatable.

Author: Cian Kelly

I'm a 23 year old driving addict, car fanatic and writer. I spend most my time rallying around the wet roads of the Irish countryside and producing engaging and informative content for local car dealers.

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