Goodyear Wrangler SR-A Review

Goodyear created the Wrangler SR-A over a decade ago as a highway All-Season tire.

Designed to fit a wide variety of SUVs and pick-up trucks, this tire is built for mild weather and moderate terrain.

  • Price
  • Treadwear
  • Traction
  • Comfort
3.9

Summary

The Wrangler SR-A from Goodyear is predominately a truck tire that struggles with traction, and has a mixed history of being reliable in rainy and winter weather conditions. We believe the Firestone Destination LE3 to be a much better option.

Pros

  • Tread lasts well on this tire.
  • Good for high mile driving in dry conditions.

Cons

  • Prone to sidewall punctures.
  • Traction is slightly below average.

Technology features include the Tredlock system, and wider circumferential grooves for locking edges of the siping together.

The result, is supposed to be improved diversion of water and debris away from the tire for better grip.

We will cover more on that shortly.

Highway Performance

Relatively quiet at high speeds, this tire is not bad on long road trips. Comfort level is modest but not great.

At lower speeds this tire feels a bit stiff, and noise is more noticeable.

For a budget tire, the Wrangler SR-A is not a bad option for clear roads.

Handling In Rain

Performance in the rain is less than stellar, in fact it’s disappointing.

Though the SR-A is designed for all-weather conditions, in some situations with larger trucks, these tires can easily lose traction.

Despite the Tredlock technology, the grip during rainy conditions can feel quite lacking.

Performance In Snow

As you would expect, things don’t get better with snow and sleet.

Traction is once again not great in winter weather conditions.

Unfortunately, we don’t consider this tire to be acceptable even in light snow.

Offroad And Gravel

Unfortunately, there is also a lot of negatives on performance of the SR-A off-road.

This tire is not rugged and can get punctured even in mild gravel and rocky environments.

This could have much to do with the sidewall issues on some sizes. More about that below.

Treadwear And Design

The Wrangler SR-A comes with a zig-zag grooved design.

A positive point is heavy tread that’s built to last a long time.

In fact, we have read numerous reports of people who buy this tire specifically for it’s longevity.

While we don’t recommend doing so, some individuals have reported of driving this tire upwards of 100,000 miles without needing repair or replacement.

A word Of Caution:

While we have not experienced a blowout with these tires, there are some concerning reports online for the Wrangler SR-A.

Quite a few consumers have complained of sidewall blowout and tread separation.

Additional Spec Info

Not all of the SR-A tire sizes have a uniform quality grade. This likely why you see such a difference of consumer opinions.

Max load range is from 1,742 to 3,525 pounds.

Tread depth is not uniform across all size tires, and ranges from 10/32″ to 16/32″.

With the exception of just a few models, almost all the Wrangler SR-A tires were made in the USA or Canada.

The Wrangler SR-A is stock tire outfitted on vehicles such as the Ram 1500, and the Chevy 2500.

Warranty And Rebates

Starting in April of 2018, Goodyear began offering a limited warranty for the Wrangler SR-A tire.

This warranty is good for up to 50,000 miles or the first 12 months, whichever comes first (Excluding LT sizes).

If the tire falls within either of these criteria, Goodyear will replace the tire free of charge.

Additional offers include an adjusted rate. This is factored in based on how much of the tread is left up to six years after the date of purchase.

It’s important to note that this warranty is only honored if the owner follows the Goodyear tire owner’s manual, and presents the tire to a Goodyear retailer.

Should You Buy This Tire?

Here are some rhetorical questions that should help you make a decision on purchasing.

Are you looking for a low cost tire to simply get you from point A to point B? This is a decent choice if you answered yes.

Does it rain or snow frequently in your location, causing road conditions to at times be hazardous? Probably not the best option if you answered yes.

Is it mostly warm and sunny where you drive with safe road conditions? You might consider this tire if your response was yes.

Popular Vehicles Using This Tire

  • Chevrolet Silverado
  • Chrysler Aspen
  • Ford F150, Explorer XLT
  • GMC Sierra
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee, Patriot, Wrangler
  • Nissan Armada, Titan
  • Dodge Ram 1500, Durango
  • Toyota Tundra

Final Thoughts

We don’t recommend this tire for anything but dry road conditions.

Despite the fact that this is a high mileage tire, we believe there are other choices that are much better option for a little more money spent.

As an OEM tire for larger heavy duty trucks, quite a few consumers typically replace this tire right away with something else.

Overall, we believe this Highway All-Season tires does it’s best job on dry pavement and nothing else.

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