The Maxxis AT700 has secured top position for its
all-round, on-and off-road performance in a pedigree field of seven, 17-inch
tyre competitors in the 2019 4×4
Australia Tyre Test.
The tyres (including all-terrains
from competitors Hankook, Nexen, Dunlop, Bridgestone, Goodyear and Falken) were
fitted to an Isuzu D-Max LS-U and put through their paces at the Mount Cotton
Training Centre in Queensland by former Australian Drivers’ Champion Paul
Stokell and 4×4 Australia’s Justin
Tests included wet and
dry braking, wet and dry cornering and a challenging off-road track of gravel,
rocks and mud.
The vehicle’s stability
control system was switched off during testing allowing the driver to judge the
tyre’s grip limits without electronics kicking in, while latest technology and
software was used to measure and analyse factors such as G-force and speed. The
drivers did not know which tyre they were on during testing.
In its evaluation of
the winning Maxxis AT700, which scored top marks in wet and dry cornering and
the highest overall score, 4×4 Australia
said that it was the tyre’s good or excellent performance over a range of
disciplines that made it a winner in the test, and adding that it “lives up to
the 4×4 expectations without overly compromising on road performance”.
The assessment also commented
that while also performing in many cases above average, the Maxxis AT700 cemented
itself as “an excellent multipurpose tyre, one that will get you to your
off-road playground confidently and allow some exploration once there.”
The winning Maxxis
tyre’s great value was the icing on the cake, with 4×4 Australia concluding its review by saying: “That it is
competitively priced is a bonus for those looking for a great all-rounder.”