If you’re in the market for Falken Wildpeak A/T3W’s, these cheaper alternatives are worth a second look.

When it comes to an off and on-road tire that can deliver past the fire trail and can simultaneously have premium, on-road manners, the go-to for performance and value is the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W.

Slotting between the Wildpeak AT and MT, the Wildpeak’s A/T3W has an attractive and functional sidewall look, the deepest tread in its class, and key features that Falken claims delivers on three key areas: wear, winter, and wet performance

Coming in over 76 sizes from 15 to 22 inches with widths ranging from 215 to 325mm, Falken delivers an A/T for that Truck and SUV consumer wanting a little more than their standard A/Ts can deliver.

Wildpeak A/T3Ws are 3 Peak Mountain/Alpine symbol certified meaning it meets USTMA performance requirements for snow traction. It’s not the only tire to earn that honor.

Wildpeak A/T3Ws boast a 660-A-B UTQG rating, a factory backed 55,000 mile tread warranty and road hazard protection (free replacement for up to two years or for the first 3/32nds of tread life.)

But Falken does not operate in a vacuum and there are some serious Tier 2 and 3 tire manufacturers, bringing the heat with cheaper and just as aggressive A/T tires that undercut Falken so much, they’re worth a second look.

Born from semi-truck tires and engineered in countries where driving off road is a necessity and not a choice, these Chinese and South-East Asian tires are not only up to the task, they deliver.

Whether you’re shopping for a spare A/T or want to try something different, here are five cheaper and more capable alternatives to the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W for you to consider.

As a benchmark, we’re using the 275/55/20 Falken Wildpeak A/T3W, available at Walmart for $246 each.

Westlake SL369

Price for 275/55/20s- $145.86 at Walmart.
Three Peak Mountain Snowflake rated?- No

The Westlake SL369 is the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W slayer. SL369s come in over 54 sizes ranging 15-20 inches with widths from 235 to 305 mm. SL369s come with a 40,000 mile warranty, Q R S T speed ratings and a 500 AA UTQG rating.

According to Westlake, the SL369 is an All-Terrain designed to tackle off-road conditions with a tread pattern that allowed for “a quiet and comfortable on-road drive.” Key features that deliver on those tenets include a capable off-road tread pattern that can handle on and off-road situations, siping and groove design for wet traction performance, and a steel belted construction for heavy loads and durability.

Reviews on Amazon, Walmart, SimpleTire, and Google all praise how much value and performance you get for the price. This SL369 purchaser on Amazon is noteworthy.

“Had SL369s for 3 years, and about 60k miles. I’m only now just looking to replace them as they are not bald, but certainly getting there. Even with 98% road miles, and poor rotation maintenance, they’ve held up well.”

Atturo Trail Blade X/T (or A/T)

Price for 275/55/20- $195.67 at Walmart
Three Peak Mountain Snowflake rated?- No

The Trail Blade X/T is the dark horse newcomer to the Hybrid A/T game. This X/T is geared towards the weekend off-roader more likely to encounter mud regularly although its aggressively deep tread pattern can tackle any conditions or rugged terrain you might throw at it.

Atturto Trail Blade X/Ts come in 29 sizes in 17-24 inch sizes with a 235mm-345mm width range. Key features include 3-ply sidewalls, large shoulder blocks, smaller center tread blocks for on-road manners, and siping that runs the diameter of the tire for rain and snow traction.

Trail Built Off-road did a great review on the Atturo Trail Blade X/T, worth a read, especially if you live in an area with a lot of sludge and need a good A/T that performs in the wet stuff.

Nakang Conqueror AT-5

Price for 275/55/20 at Walmart $159.46
Three Peak Mountain Snowflake rated?- Yes

Nankang Conqueror A/Ts is for the A/T shopper looking for an all-rounder that can handle dirt, mud, rain, snow with ease while delivering acceptable on-road manners.

Conquerors come in 48 sizes ranging from 15 to 20 inches with a 235-305mm width range. Key selling points include a R, S T speed rating, 550 AA and 520AB UTQG rating, 3 Peak Mountain rated, and a 50,000 mile warranty.

Technologies that deliver on its rugged claims included rugged shoulders and serrated sidewalls for off-road grip, already pinned for studs, a 3-ply sidewall, large voids and circumferential grooves, and a bespoke silica compound engineered for grip, durability, traction and stopping performance in all conditions.

At their selling price, they’re hard to beat.

Sailun Terramax A/T 4s

Price for 275/55/20 at Walmart $205
Three Peak Mountain Snowflake rated?- Yes

The Sailun Terramax A/T 4s is another stellar on/off-road light truck and SUV tire that looks arguably better than Wildpeaks and delivers the same amount, if not more off and on-road performance at a more affordable price. And just like Wildpeaks and Nankang Conquerors, these are 3-peak mountain/ Alpine symbol rated which means these Terramax A/T 4Ss are engineered for severe snow performance.

Terramax A/T 4s come in 35 sizes (and counting) in 15-20 inch diameter and 235-305mm width ranges. Sailun throws in a 50,000 mile/60-month limited tread life warranty. As mentioned Terramax A/T 4ss are a “true year -round tire” thanks to a 3 Peak Mountain Snow Flake Certified rating.

Key technologies that deliver on performance include an aggressive open shoulder design, jagged edge tread blocks, stone ejectors for harsh road conditions and have a tire compound that delivers exceptional on-road performance.

Reviews on SimpleTire really praise the Terramax’s A/T 4s’s durability, off-road capability, and low, on-road noise, despite its aggressive, off-road tread pattern. Here are some review snippets worth mentioning.

“After 3 years and 30k miles these tires are still going strong. They have 60 percent of the tread left. They handle anything you can throw at them mud, rain, snow, gravel dry pavement…The treadwear is so good I think they will begin to dry rot before they wear out. “

Just purchased my 2nd set of Sailun LT Terramax A/T 4S 275 R 65 20..1st set lasted 4 years, 62k miles on paved and dirt roads, ranch work…previously had Goodyear Wranglers that had to be replaced every year, and for what they cost, should last a h*** of a lot longer.

Radar Renegade A/T5

Price for 275/55/20 at Walmart $173
Three Peak Mountain Snowflake rated?- Yes

The Radar Renegade A/T5 is another attractive and capable Wildpeak A/T3W alternative that’s also 3PMS rated worth looking at.

Renegade AT5s come in a whopping 73 sizes ranging from 15 to 20 inches with 205mm to 305mm range of widths. Radar throws in a 50,000 mile treadwear limited and Road Hazard Warranties.

Key technologies that deliver off and on-road performance include a unique and innovative stone-ejector technology, 3-ply construction and a wide center tread block for weight balancing and even tire wear tightly enough-packed for good on-road performance but wide and deep enough to handle off-road conditions without breaking a sweat.

You really need to give the reviews a once over to see what others have to say. Here’s a review from 2018.

“Hands down best low cost A/T out there! I’ve run four different manufacturers tires in the last 3 years and these top them all! Have been surprised at every use of them! Sticky but are really wearing well. Coming out of rocky creek beds to slick rock/gravel inclines absolutely no different than being on the road! Cornering and braking phenomenal wet or dry! Running on ’10 lifted 2X F150. They have got me out of every situation I had no business in with a 2 wheel drive. 100% confidence inspiring.

Honorable mentions and conclusion

Do you have any other cheap Falken Wildpeak A/T3w alternatives I should include as an honorable mention?

Hopefully, these Wildpeak A/T3w alternatives opened your eyes to the enormous world of A/T tires with off and on-road performance out there. If you’re still wary of brands you’ve never heard of, look-up what tire size you want, do your research, and you’ll realize how good these so-called “off-brand” tires perform for the price.

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