Thanks MC4Saints, How does this tire feel when driving. Do you keep these on all year? Are they loud when you hit high speed? Sorry for all the questions but I think I’m gonna buy these and want to make sure .thanks
These are my permanent tires. I took off factory contis. Honestly, I would say the feel about the same as contis. These specific grappler AT3s seems to have a softer sidewall than preferred for true off roading based on reviews I could find. That fact and that they are slightly taller and wider than the factory tires make them feel adequately soft.
I don't think they are any louder than contis I had. I honestly didn't have a huge problem with the noise from the contis. That is the only reference I have in passport. Wife has an mdx with Michilen premier ltx and it is quieter but that is supposedly one of the quietest tires on the market on a quieter vehicle. Also, keep in mind the touring/elite trim passport have side windows with extra noise cancelling so that may be helping as well.
They feel fine driving as well. This is the widest tread to the road that will fit our vehicles. This specific 275/45/20 has wider tread than to the road than any other this size. It really feels more stuck to the road IMO. This is a tire designed to be year around.
The even better news is General gives a 45 day trial and tire rack will even cover return shipping if you purchase a replacement General/Continental tire rack. Continental owns General. Only thing you would lose is the cost of a second tire installation.
All that being said, mine is a FWD and I am in Dallas Texas. Likely, this thing will never leave pavement. The main reason I purchased these are rim protection in case I bump a curve and it makes the passport even look less like a Mom mobile/Pilot. No offense Moms 😁
Quite different needs than you but likely this is the best choice for you IF you want to run one set of tires year round. The best option for you could be to find some 17 inch wheels and winter specific tires and just swap them when needed.