Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11 Review [2022 Updated]

By Tire Expert, Joe Steffen
By Tire Expert, Joe Steffen

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Today I will review the Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11, an all-terrain tire that offers excellent value. This tire is offered in a wide range of fitments and comes original equipment on vehicles like the Ford F-150.

The Hankook Dynapro AT2 is an all-terrain tire that offers an ultra-quiet ride and long-lasting tread life. This tire is perfect for anyone looking to put an all-terrain on a vehicle that sees the pavement daily.

Now let’s see how this tire stacks up to the competition!

Feel free to jump to any sections below if you want a specific aspect review of this tire.

Pros
Cons
Ratings
Wet Traction:
4.0/5
4.0
3.5
3.5
3.5
4.0
2.5
3.5
4.0
3.5
Dry Traction:
3.5/5
Snow Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Comfort:
3.5/5
Ride Handling:
2.5/5
Ride Noise:
3.5/5
Hydroplaning:
3.5/5
Tread Life:
3.5/5
Value For $$$:
4.0/5

Traction - Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11

The Hankook Dynapro AT2 offers some of the best traction I have seen across all-terrain tires, it’s almost as if you’re getting an all-season tire with an off-road tread design. Typically with all-terrain tires, you gain the ability to drive in more severe conditions but lose some all-season traction.

I gave this tire a high snow performance traction rating because you might think you’re driving on winter tires when it hits the snow. They feel that safe in the snow, and they can grab the snow so well by having biting block edges throughout the tread.

This Hankook is not a winter tire, but it does have a 3PMSF(three-peak mountain snowflake) rating, which means it does not lose any performance in sub-forty-degree weather.  When it comes to snow traction, I would recommend them all day.

This tire is up there with some of the best when it comes to wet weather performance. It has multi-directional Grooves and Sipes, which kick water out of the tire efficiently.

My brother actually had these on his Chevrolet Silverado, and he told me a story of how he was driving through Lake Tahoe in a rainstorm, and they didn’t even try to get sideways. Those are big heavy trucks, and I know how he drives, so that tells me a lot about their wet weather performance.

It won’t perform quite as well in dry weather as in wet and snow, but it will provide the safe dependable stopping capability you need. Having a multitude of smaller tread blocks throughout the tread pattern creates tread slippage in emergency braking situations.

Where this tire lacks is off-road traction, yes, it is an all-terrain tire, but it does lack grip lacking larger locking shoulder lugs and step block edge technology. Lacking this feature decreases the tire’s ability to grab dirt and light mud.

If you were looking for an all-terrain that provides excellent traction in the wet, dry, and snow, then this is a tire I would recommend.

However, if you were looking for a more aggressive tire built better for off-road use, I would recommend the Toyo Open Country AT III.

Traction Rating: 4.0/5
4.0/5

Ride Comfort - Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11

When driving on this tire, it will feel like you are driving on the RollsRoyce of all terrains. They are so smooth that I would definitely think about buying this tire if I were constantly on the road in rural areas.

A lot of the time, with all terrains, you will get increased vibrations because of their increased weight due to all the extra rubber plies that go into them.

Hankook does a great job maximizing weight efficiency and minimizing rigidity by using blockchain technology, which reduces feeling everything on the road beneath you.

With the Dynapro AT2, I have seen decreased durability, and I can’t tell you how many times this tire has come into the shop with road hazard punctures or sidewall blowouts. This is because you commonly see this tire in its P-metric version, which has fewer sidewall plies than its light truck counterpart.

While this tire offers one of the smoothest rides of any all-terrain, I had to knock its rating because of the lack of durability I have seen.

If you were looking for a durable all-terrain that provides good ride comfort, I would recommend the Michelin LTX AT2.

Ride Comfort Rating: 3.5/5
3.5/5

Ride Handling - Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11

Just when you thought I had nothing but good things to say about this tire, it’s time to talk about where it truly lacks, preventing it from being a perfectly well-rounded tire.

Hankook has put so much technology into making this a smooth, quiet, long-lasting tire that it’s almost as if they completely forgot that handling is a factor too.

The Hankook Dynapro AT2 is getting a low handling score because of its inability to maintain performance when cornering and maneuvering.

When taking a corner a little hot on these tires, it will feel like your entire vehicle will flip over, which is terrifying! Hopefully, you don’t have any drinks without lids in the car when taking a turn because they create so much body roll that it will toss those drinks right out of the cupholder.

Hankook has notoriously soft sidewalls, and soft sidewalls create a lot of flex when steering, which in turn causes the vehicle to tilt/roll.

I highly recommend you look at other tire options if you drive like a madman, like the Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus.

Ride Handling Rating: 2.5/5
2.5/5

Ride Noise - Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11

Alright back to the good stuff, When it comes to on-road driving, this is the quietest all-terrain tire I have ever driven on.

One of my buddies bought a brand new Ford F150, and we were going fishing about thirty minutes out of town. When we finally got to the spot, I hopped out of the truck, looked down, and was almost in disbelief that they were all terrains.

I was shocked because, being the tire nut I am, anytime I get in someone’s car, I can almost tell what type of tires they have just by listening. My buddy could have said he had highway touring tires on, and I would have believed him.

I learned that Hankook uses tons of technology to make sure they have a quiet ride. They use staged block edges to create a barrier from road noise, tie bars to prevent road noise from traveling to the sidewalls, and use an aero shoulder technology to help road noise stop at the shoulders.

I have seen all this technology before, but I had yet to see it be used in one tire. No wonder they have such a quiet ride.

Ride Noise Rating: 3.5/5
3.5/5

Hydroplaning - Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11

It can be a terrifying ride for anyone who has ever been in a car that has hydroplaned. The scariest part of hydroplaning is that it could happen at any time while it’s heavily raining, you could be driving straight down the highway, and suddenly your vehicle starts to go sideways.

Hydroplaning resistance is tough to rate for this tire as I have no first-hand experience with stagnant standing water. However, based on the wet weather traction, I can only imagine this tire will keep you safe.

The multi-directional siping prevents water from staying between your tires and the road, allowing the tread to grip the road and maintain traction. This Hankook tire lacks deep tread depth, which would only help it when it comes to hydroplaning.

Overall if you live in an area like Seattle that sees rainfall for much of the year, this would be a great all-terrain choice for wet weather.

Hydroplaning Rating: 3.5/5
3.5/5

Tread Life - Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11

Tread life is another strong suit for this, as I have only seen this tire not reach its mileage warranty a handful of times, usually due to misalignment wear.

An out-of-spec alignment can dramatically decrease your tire’s life and lead to multiple irregular wear patterns. All tires are designed to sit on the road flat, and when your vehicle is out of alignment, it can cause your tires to wear at an angle, significantly wearing out one portion of the tire.

These Hankook tires come with a sixty-thousand-mile treadwear warranty; and you can reasonably expect to receive that, especially if you maintain your tires properly.

Hankook tires have a terrible habit of drying out and causing tread rubber cracks, and I typically saw this within three years, so make sure you use a gel-based shine if you buy these.

Gel-based shine helps protect a tire from harmful UV rays that dry out the rubber compound.

I almost gave this tire a four in tread life, but due to them being prone to the rubber compound drying out fast, I had to knock it down to a three-point five.

Tread Life Rating: 3.5/5
3.5/5

Value For Money - Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11

Regarding the overall value, I compared the price of the Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11 to the Toyo Open Country ATIII, Goodyear Wrangler TrailRunner AT, and the Falken Wildpeak AT3W.

Out of all those tires, the Hankook had the best pricing. I compared the pricing to the overall performance and longevity, and I would say that you are getting a great bang for your buck.

The miles per dollar were much higher than any of the tires on this list. However, if your off-road traction capability is essential to you, you might not find such a great value.

The overall off-road performance was lacking especially compared to the Toyo, and customers often said they would get stuck or slide around in soft dirt.

It is based on overall safety, longevity, and miles received out of the tires, and you will get a great overall value from this product.

Value For Money Rating: 4.0/5
4.0/5

Final Verdict - Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11

Hankook Tire is a lesser-known tire manufacturer that offers great value products. Some of their tires, like the Dynapro AT-M and Hankook Ventus S1 Noble 2, provide unmatched performance for their price, and this Dynapro AT2 is another tire that gives you just that.

The overall tread pattern on this tire is underwhelming compared to some of the other all-terrain tires on the market. I did go over how this tire lacks off-road traction; however, what you lose in off-road performance, you more than gain in on-road.

Coming in sizes from 215/65R17 to 35X12.50R22, it is offered in a wide range of fitments for trucks, SUVs, and CUVs. This tire only comes in a T-speed rating, so keep it below 118 mph!

You read what I had to say about the Hankook Dynapro AT2, including traction, ride comfort, handling, and noise.

Now it’s time to decide if this is the right tire for your needs!

Check out some of my other in-depth tire reviews if you’re still unsure.

Meet Your Tire Expert

Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11
OVERALL rating:
87%
3.5/5
Updated December 2, 2022
Quick Facts
  • Warranty 60000 Miles
  • Typical Price $257.00 - $304.00
  • Treadwear Rating 440

Tire Recall Information

I found no active tire recalls on the Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11 and has only seen a few recalls altogether from Hankook Tire.

However, I did find a recall on the Dynapro MT in size LT325/60R18, which is eight years old; that happened because the tread compound was not manufactured to the standard of Hankook, which could result in premature tire failure, including blowouts.

This recall has no impact on the current quality of tires manufactured, nor should it deter you from purchasing tires from Hankook, as they always remedy the situation by replacing affected tires at no charge to the consumer.

Hankook overall is a solid tire manufacturer that should get more credit where it is due.

Warranty & Tire Sizes

Frequently Asked Questions

The Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11 comes in a wide range of ply options from four-ply up to a ten-ply.

No, Hankook Dynapro ATMs use a symmetrical tread design. The only tires offered in a directional tread from Hankook are in the Ventus and winter tire lineup.

Yes, the Hankook Dynapro AT2 has a three peak mountain snowflake rating which means it can perform in temperatures below forty degrees. However, it is not a snow tire.

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