Falken WildPeak A/T3W Review [2022 Updated]

By Tire Expert, Josh Boyd
By Tire Expert, Josh Boyd

Looking for an unbiased review of the Falked WildPeak A/T3W? Great, you’re in the right place!

The Falken WildPeak A/TW3 is designed to accommodate the needs of those who prioritize off-road exploration, behind the wheel of the same vehicle that they use as their daily driver.

I have years of experience with this this tire and tires like it so if you’re trying to buy a new set of all-terrain tires, I’ve got you covered.

Now, there are plenty of different tire reviews floating around on the A/T3W from Falked, and I’ve read most them. Now they’re not bad, some are even good, but they’re not from me and I’m the best there is when it comes to tires.

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Pros
Cons
Ratings
Wet Traction:
4.0/5
4.0
3.5
4.0
4.5
4.5
4.0
3.0
4.0
4.5
Dry Traction:
4.5/5
Snow Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Comfort:
3.5/5
Ride Handling:
4.0/5
Ride Noise:
3.0/5
Hydroplaning:
4.0/5
Tread Life:
4.5/5
Value For $$$:
4.5/5

Traction - Falken WildPeak A/T3W

The Falken WildPeak A/T3W features an aggressive tread pattern, and the deepest tread in its class, allowing it to shed water, even in the face of moderate ponding. This effort is supported by Falken’s use of 3D Canyon Sipe Technology, which allows moisture to be quickly dissipated away from the tread’s contact surface.

Additionally, the WildPeak A/T3W is engineered to retain traction, despite even the most hazardous of winter weather conditions. In fact, this tire has received the RMA’s (Rubber Manufacturers Association) coveted 3PMSF (Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake) designation, qualifying it as a true winter tire, for use in deep snow.

Above all else, it is difficult to beat the Falken WildPeak A/T3W’s off-road capabilities. The tire’s rigid tread blocks, aggressive upper sidewall, and unique tread design allow it to retain traction where few other tires dare go. Due to this fact, one could safely say that these are among the best tires for the adventurer at heart.

Traction Rating: 4.0/5
4.0/5

Ride Comfort - Falken WildPeak A/T3W

In terms of overall ride comfort, the Falken WildPeak A/T3W is on par with, if not slightly superior to the vast majority of off-road or mud-terrain tires on the market today. The A/T3W’s silica tread compound serves to dampen a notable amount of road chatter, though it would be misleading to say that this tire is not without its share of vibration.

This is the point at which it is important to consider the type of tire that you are truly in search of. While all-terrain tires, such as the WildPeak A/T3W, will certainly hold their own on even the most uninviting of trails, this does come with a trade-off. Tires of this nature cannot be expected to ride as smooth as tires solely intended for highway use, and this is worth keeping in mind.

However, vibration attributed to on-road use of the Falken WildPeak A/T3W, even at highway speeds, is in no way comparable to that of first-generation all-terrain tires manufactured in the 1980s and 90s. In fact, most who were familiar with these earlier tire offerings will likely be surprised at how smooth late-model all-terrain tires, such as the A/T3W, now operate.

Ride Comfort Rating: 3.5/5
3.5/5

Ride Handling - Falken WildPeak A/T3W

One of the Falken WildPeak A/TW3’s true bright spots comes in the form of enhanced ride handling. For all intents and purposes, the A/TW3’s do not handle as would be expected for an all-terrain tire. In fact, Falkon went to great lengths to improve the A/TW3’s handling stability during the design process. 

To accomplish this, Falken Tires developed their new Heat Diffuser Technology, which drastically reduces internal tire temperatures. This reduction in temperature maximizes the WildPeak A/TW3’s overall stability, under a wide range of conditions. This technology is perhaps best highlighted under high torque applications, such as towing.

Further aiding this cause is Falken’s use of proprietary support ramps, which gradually stairstep from the WildPeak A/TW3’s tread grooves to the tire’s individual tread blocks. This design increases tire to road surface contact, thereby further enhancing the A/TW3’s handling characteristics.

Ride Handling Rating: 4.0/5
4.0/5

Ride Noise - Falken WildPeak A/T3W

For a textbook all-terrain tire, the Falken WildPeak A/T3W is relatively quiet, operating largely in absence of the significant road noise often cited as a point of concern among offerings from competing brands, such as Bridgestone, BF Goodrich, and Toyo. This can be attributed to Falken’s use of a heavily researched silica compound, which dampens vibration as a whole.

Much like the rubberized bushings used for other automotive applications, the silica compound utilized by Falken absorbs much of the vibration attributed to the on-highway use of all-terrain tires. As this vibration is absorbed, it is muffled to a significant degree, thereby preventing it from being transmitted into the cabin of a vehicle itself. 

This should be well appreciated among consumers who use their light trucks and SUVs to commute to and from work on a daily basis. While you will never eliminate all of the ride noise associated with the use of all-terrain tires, there are few new tires of this type currently available that operate as quietly as Falken WildPeak AT3W.

Ride Noise Rating: 3.0/5
3.0/5

Hydroplaning - Falken WildPeak A/T3W

The Falken WildPeak A/T is largely immune to the same risk of hydroplaning that often plagues many other new tires on today’s market. The WildPeak A/T’s superior tread depth and proprietary silica tread compound ensure unsurpassed wet traction, on a variety of road surfaces. 

Falken’s 3D Canyon Sipe Technology also plays a pivotal role in ensuring the WildPeak A/T3W’s wet performance goes unrivaled. These sipes direct water away from the tire’s tread blocks, therefore shedding excess traction-robbing moisture.

This, alone, should provide consumers with peace of mind, knowing that on-road traction will not be sacrificed, when driving in inclement weather. For this reason, we feel as if the WildPeak A/T3W is a safe bet for those who live in wet, coastal climates, where rainfall is frequent, and often torrential at times.

Hydroplaning Rating: 4.0/5
4.0/5

Tread Life - Falken WildPeak A/T3W

The Falken WildPeak A/T3W has gained a significant amount of notoriety for its superior tread life, and general resistance to premature tread wear. This benefit, like so many others pertaining to the WildPeak A/T3W, can be attributed to the tire’s use of Falken’s specialized silica tread compound. 

Due to its composition, the A/T3W’s tread is tactile enough to grip most any road surface, while also retaining enough rigidity to prevent rapid depletion. In fact, these tires are rated for an applicable service life of 55,000 miles. When compared to the same ratings of similar all-terrain tires, this benchmark proves quite impressive.

Of course, this in itself serves as a worthy point of consideration when striving to get the most bang for your buck. While some tires within the all-terrain sector might carry a cheaper retail price, few will prove as durable or resistant to premature wear.

Tread Life Rating: 4.5/5
4.5/5

Value For Money - Falken WildPeak A/T3W

As mentioned above, the Falken WildPeak A/T3W is destined to find favor among consumers in search of a quality all-terrain tire, while attempting to stretch their dollar as far as possible. The WildPeak A/T3W is priced on a somewhat moderate scale when compared to other tires of the same general type. 

For all intents and purposes, Falken WildPeak A/T3W is a hybrid all-terrain tire of sorts. The tire’s aggressive tread, built-in support ramps, and reinforced upper sidewall ensure that the A/T3W is capable of traversing any terrain. Meanwhile, the tire’s specialty siping and silica-enhance tread compound provide next-level on-road traction and agile handling.

In most cases, one could expect to pay nearly double the price of the Falken WildPeak A/T3W, to purchase a tire of such a high level of versatility. Falken has brought these same performance characteristics to the masses, with the release of the WildPeak A/T3W. Now even those on a moderate budget can hit the trails with a vengeance, while also having peace of mind.

Value For Money Rating: 4.5/5
4.5/5

Final Verdict - Falken WildPeak A/T3W

Falken has done a phenomenal job engineering the WildPeak A/T3W. This tire proves completely capable of handling almost any task thrown its way, no matter how challenging. Even the most treacherous of trails are no match for the Falken WildPeak A/T3W, and its class-leading tread depth, optimized tread pattern, and reinforced construction.

The Falken WildPeak A/T3W can also be expected to take a substantial amount of abuse, without leaving you stranded in the backcountry. This tire features rigid tread blocks, built-in support ramps, and offset shoulder blocks, engineered to conquer any terrain with brute force. Additionally, the A/T3W Heat Diffuser Technology resists internal tire fatigue and breakdown.

However, the A/T3W’s value is not solely limited to its off-road capabilities. Unlike most all-terrain tires, the WildPeak A/T3W’s handling attributes are first-class. Utilizing Falken’s 3D Canyon Sipe Technology, and a revolutionary hybrid-silica tread compound, the A/T3W maintains ample traction under most any circumstances, in both wet and dry environments.

As if this level of versatility was not enough, the Falken WildPeak A/T3W is also certified for use in wet snow, and other wintery weather conditions. In fact, this tire has earned the RMA’s (Rubber Manufacturers Association) coveted Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake designation, for stellar winter weather performance.

Finally, then Falken WildPeak A/T3W is offered at a rather reasonable price point, which averages somewhere near the midpoint for the all-terrain sector of the market. Nonetheless, the A/T3W maintains this retail price, while offering many of the same features found in conjunction with many significantly more expensive off-road tires.

It is also worth noting that the Falken WildPeak A/T3W is offered in a broad range of sizes and load ratings, meant to accommodate a number of today’s top truck and SUV brands, including the Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500, Ford F-150, and Toyota Tundra / Tacoma / 4runner. The A/T3W also comes in a host of different ply ratings, ranging from 6-to 12 ply.

Overall, it is difficult to imagine any consumer finding fault in the Falken WildPeak A/T3W, especially for the price at which it is currently offered. Without a doubt, the A/T3W is one of the most well-rounded all-terrain tires available today and possesses a number of characteristics previously reserved for tires at the most premium of price points.

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Falken WildPeak A/T3W
OVERALL rating:
80%
4.0/5
Updated December 2, 2022
Quick Facts
  • Warranty 55000 Miles
  • Typical Price $173.00 - $553.00
  • Treadwear Rating 500 - 660

Tire Recall Information

Warranty & Tire Sizes

Frequently Asked Questions

The Falken A/T3W satisfies all criteria for use as a winter tire. In fact, the A/T3W is qualified by USTMA and TRAC to carry the Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake designation for superior winter weather capability.

Consumers can expect to get more than 50,000 miles of use out of their newly purchased Falken WildPeak A/T3W tires if regularly rotated and balanced according to industry standards. In fact, Falken backs each A/T3W tire with a 55,000-mile tread wear warranty.

The ply of Falken WildPeak A/T3W tires varies, depending upon the exact size and load rating of the tire in question. This range spans from 6 to 12 ply, with tires carrying an “F” load rating being at the upper end of this spectrum.

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