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We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about Sumitomo Encounter HT. You can agree with these conclusions by voting for any item:

Reasons to buy vote if agree

– The drivers appreciated the very good quality and the great price.
– The car owners said that they loved the unsurpassed blend of dry and wet street traction and handling provided by this tire.
– Some buyers mentioned the fact that these tires ensure confident snow and ice handling.
– The tire offered a comfortable and quiet ride, according to the reviewers.
– A few users mentioned that the tires were wearing well and were miles ahead of the competition.

Reasons not to buy

– One driver complained that these tires were difficult to balance.
– Some users were disgruntled by the noise that was produced by the tire.

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4.3 out of 5
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Sumitomo Encounter HT



Description

The Encounter HT combines outstanding dry pavement handling with surefooted wet-traction performance, for confident, on-road adventures no matter the weather. With a sturdy five-rib design and durable construction, the Encounter HT tackles both the daily commute and the open road with strength, style and stability. Add in the extended mileage tread compound and best in-class warranty protection and you'll quickly see that the Encounter HT is the smart choice for any endeavor.

  • Full-width, jointless-nylon overlay plies secure belts and optimize stability
  • Reinforced twin steel belts optimize durability and carcass strength
  • High-tension casing ply provides enhanced tread stability
  • 3-Ply sidewall for LT sizes
  • Solid bead apex supports increased loaded conditions

Sumitomo Encounter HT Latest News


Sumitomo Encounter HT Latest Reviews

24 December, 2019 13:08 by Gregory Wells
4
More than 6 months
City / Highway
Recommend
What is good?
Dry Performance
I've had these tires for 9 months and I'm pleased so far. They provide very good grip on dry roads. The tires handle quite good. But they become dangerous in the wet because of long wet stopping performance. So, if you live in the dry area these tires are for you!
What is bad?
Wet Performance

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Sumitomo / Encounter HT
Car Type
Light Truck / SUV
Season
All Season
Rim Diameter
16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 "
Width
215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 mm
Aspect Ratio
55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 85 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
Optional
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... T (max 118 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

Sumitomo / Encounter HT Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Price
R16 215/70 R16 100T 215/70 R16 100T
R16 215/70 R16 100T 215/70 R16 100T
R16 225/70 R16 103T 225/70 R16 103T
R16 225/70 R16 103T 225/70 R16 103T
R16 225/75 R16 108T XL 225/75 R16 108T XL
R16 225/75 R16 108T XL 225/75 R16 108T XL
R16 225/75 R16 112T 225/75 R16 112T
R16 225/75 R16 115/112T 225/75 R16 115/112T
R16 235/70 R16 106T 235/70 R16 106T
R16 235/70 R16 106T 235/70 R16 106T
R16 235/75 R16 112T XL 235/75 R16 112T XL
R16 235/75 R16 112T XL 235/75 R16 112T XL
R16 235/85 R16 116S 235/85 R16 116S
R16 235/85 R16 120/116S 235/85 R16 120/116S
R16 245/70 R16 107T 245/70 R16 107T
R16 245/70 R16 107T 245/70 R16 107T
R16 245/75 R16 111T 245/75 R16 111T
R16 245/75 R16 111T 245/75 R16 111T
R16 245/75 R16 116S 245/75 R16 116S
R16 245/75 R16 120/116S 245/75 R16 120/116S
R16 255/70 R16 111T 255/70 R16 111T
R16 255/70 R16 111T 255/70 R16 111T
R16 265/70 R16 112T 265/70 R16 112T
R16 265/70 R16 112T 265/70 R16 112T
R16 265/75 R16 116T 265/75 R16 116T
R16 265/75 R16 116T 265/75 R16 116T
R16 265/75 R16 120S 265/75 R16 120S
R16 265/75 R16 123/120S 265/75 R16 123/120S
R17 225/65 R17 102H 225/65 R17 102H
R17 225/65 R17 102H 225/65 R17 102H
R17 235/65 R17 104T 235/65 R17 104T
R17 235/65 R17 104T 235/65 R17 104T
R17 235/70 R17 108T XL 235/70 R17 108T XL
R17 235/70 R17 108T XL 235/70 R17 108T XL
R17 245/65 R17 107T 245/65 R17 107T
R17 245/65 R17 107T 245/65 R17 107T
R17 245/70 R17 110T 245/70 R17 110T
R17 245/70 R17 110T 245/70 R17 110T
R17 265/65 R17 112T 265/65 R17 112T
R17 265/70 R17 115T 265/70 R17 115T
R17 265/70 R17 115T 265/70 R17 115T
R17 265/70 R17 118T 265/70 R17 118T
R17 265/70 R17 121/118T 265/70 R17 121/118T
R18 235/60 R18 107H XL 235/60 R18 107H XL
R18 235/65 R18 106H 235/65 R18 106H
R18 235/65 R18 106H 235/65 R18 106H
R18 245/60 R18 105H 245/60 R18 105H
R18 245/60 R18 105H 245/60 R18 105H
R18 255/65 R18 111H 255/65 R18 111H
R18 255/65 R18 111H 255/65 R18 111H
R18 255/70 R18 113T 255/70 R18 113T
R18 255/70 R18 113T 255/70 R18 113T
R18 265/60 R18 110H 265/60 R18 110H
R18 265/65 R18 114H 265/65 R18 114H
R18 265/65 R18 114H 265/65 R18 114H
R18 265/70 R18 116T 265/70 R18 116T
R18 265/70 R18 116T 265/70 R18 116T
R18 275/65 R18 116H 275/65 R18 116H
R18 275/65 R18 116H 275/65 R18 116H
R18 275/65 R18 123/120T 275/65 R18 123/120T
R19 255/60 R19 109H 255/60 R19 109H
R19 255/60 R19 109H 255/60 R19 109H
R20 275/55 R20 117H XL 275/55 R20 117H XL
R20 275/55 R20 117H XL 275/55 R20 117H XL
R20 275/60 R20 115H 275/60 R20 115H
R20 275/60 R20 115H 275/60 R20 115H
R20 275/65 R20 123T 275/65 R20 123T
R20 275/65 R20 126/123T 275/65 R20 126/123T

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24 December, 2019 13:08 by Gregory Wells
4
More than 6 months
City / Highway
Recommend
What is good?
Dry Performance
I've had these tires for 9 months and I'm pleased so far. They provide very good grip on dry roads. The tires handle quite good. But they become dangerous in the wet because of long wet stopping performance. So, if you live in the dry area these tires are for you!
What is bad?
Wet Performance

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