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Which Tires Will Survive Four Wheeler of the Year 2018? #FWOTY18

Posted in Features on December 6, 2017
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Photographers: Ken Brubaker

We’ve said it time and time again. Your 4x4 can have a powerful engine, beefed up transmission, hard-as-rock transfer case, built axles, and a perfect suspension. However, all of that is wasted if your tires are underachievers. The same goes for our 2018 Pickup Truck of the Year and SUV of the Year contestants. We have the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Duramax, Hemi-powered 2018 Ram 1500 Harvest Edition, and 2018 Ram 3500 6.7L Cummins going at it for the 2018 Pickup Truck of the Year trophy. At the same time, we are running through the gauntlet a 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk 2.4L I-4, 2017 Land Rover Discovery 3.0L (diesel), and 2017 Land Rover Discovery 3.0L (gas) to see which comes out on top in the 2018 SUV of the Year test. But let’s get back to tires. We’ve already had some, shall we say, “tire issues” during our test and we’re only in day two. But we’re not out here on a Sunday drive. We’re here on a fact-finding mission. If while determining which of the contestants are the best new four-wheel-drive vehicles for 2018, a few tires meet their end on the rocks, well it’s all in the name of science. Which of these tires in the photos do you think will last? Check back later this week for the total tally on the tire torture test.

2018 Ram 1500 Harvest Edition Goodyear Wrangler SRA P275/60R20
2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury Td6 Diesel Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 255/55R20
2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 265/65R17
2018 Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins Firestone Transforce AT LT285/60R20
2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury Si6 Gas Pirelli Scorpion Verde 275/45R21
2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk 4x4 Falken Wildpeak H/T 215/65R17

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