BFGoodrich Mud Terrain Review – A 2021 Guide

Damaso
| Last Updated: June 11, 2021

If you are after a set of tires for your pickup truck, Jeep, or full-size SUV capable of overcoming any type of obstacle on the road, then you have come to the right place.

Today we will review BFGoodrich’s Mud-Terrain T/A KM3, a tire with decent on-road manners and outstanding off-road performance.

BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3

Pros

Cons

  • Enhanced grip on rock and slick surfaces thanks to its Krawl-Tek Compound

  • Exclusive Terrain-Attack tread design, which provides unsurpassed traction regardless of the angle of approach

  • Built to withstand the most challenging trails
  • They are relatively new tires, with few verified reviews

  • Poor traction on hard-packed snow or ice
  • Best For


    Owners of off-road vehicles that are looking for high-end tires capable of helping them reach the most remote places

    BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain Performance Ratings

    The MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 only has 302K miles reported, which means that its performance ratings can vary significantly as new users report their experiences. Keep this in mind when evaluating their performance.

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    Despite having relatively few reviews, the fabulous MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 tires already rank 2nd in the Off-Road Maximum Traction category with a high probability to overtake the top spot in no time thanks to their incredible features!

    That said, it's time to take a closer look at the ratings for this tire under different conditions. To do this, you can jump directly to a particular section using the links below or scroll down to read the entire review.

    BFGoodrich Mud Terrain Off-Road Performance

    Off-Road Overall: 9.5

    Dirt Performance: 9.7

    Sand Performance: 9.2

    Mud Performance: 9.8

    Rock Performance: 9.5

    It's not hard to imagine why the MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 is one of BFGoodrich's best-selling tires. Its ratings in the off-road category are second to none. Regardless of the type of trail you face, this tire will help you overcome it with ease. 

    If you are an extreme adventure enthusiast then the BFGoodrich MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 is the logical choice to enhance the off-road performance of your Jeep, SUV, or truck.

    BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain Dry Performance

    Dry Overall: 9.1

    Cornering Stability: 9.0

    Dry Traction: 9.3 

    Steering Response: 9.0

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    With 9.1 overall dry performance, MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 tires are well above the current category leader. Furthermore, these tires are second to none in cornering stability, dry traction, and steering response ratings.

    If you are looking for off-road tires with astonishing dry performance, then the MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 will not disappoint as they offer you unsurpassed levels of traction and handling.

    BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain Wet Performance

    Wet Overall: 8.8

    Hydroplaning Resistance: 9.0

    Wet Traction: 8.6

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    Wet performance is one of the most crucial aspects of off-road tires. In that sense, the MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 shares first place in the overall rating of the Off-Road Maximum Traction category, with an astonishing score of 9.0 in hydroplaning resistance and an enviable 8.6 rating in wet traction.

    The Achilles heel of off-road tires is usually their wet performance, but not for the MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 since they provide excellent traction on wet surfaces, which is decisive under adverse weather conditions.

    BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain Snow / Ice Performance (Optional)

    Snow / Ice Overall: 8.1

    Light Snow Traction: 8.5

    Deep Snow Traction: 9.0

    Ice Traction: 6.7

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    While off-road tires are not the best for snow, the MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 maintains a decent overall rating of 8.1 in these tough conditions. In particular, their rating of 9.0 in deep snow and 8.5 in light snow allows them to provide an adequate level of traction for anything but icy roads. 

    BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain Comfort Performance

    Overall Comfort: 8.1

    Ride Quality: 8.9

    Noise: 7.3

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    No one expects these types of tires to be quiet or provide superior ride quality. However, the MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 ranks third in this area, thanks to its outstanding ride quality rating of 8.9 and its noise level of 7.3.

    Although somewhat noisy, the MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 provides excellent ride quality (for this category), making them an ideal alternative for daily use.

    BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain Treadwear Performance

    Treadwear: 8.6

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    There is no question that BFGoodrich has done an incredible job on the tread compound on these tires. The MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 has the best treadwear rating of all tires in the Off-Road Maximum Traction category. The combination of premium materials and unique tread design ensures that you will enjoy these tires’ performance on countless adventures!

    BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain Warranty

    Treadlife Warranty

    Unfortunately, BFGoodrich does not offer a tread life warranty on this tire.

    Uniformity Warranty

    Complaints regarding these tires’ uniformity must be subscribed in the first year of use or the first 2/32" of wear.

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    Workmanship / Materials Warranty

    BFGoodrich provides a generous 6-year warranty against defects in workmanship or materials. Moreover, it also offers free tire replacement for the first year, 2/32" wear, or 25% wear.

    Road Hazard Warranty

    Sadly, the manufacturer does not provide that type of warranty for this tire.

    Tire Rack Road Hazard Warranty

    On top of the amazing warranty offered by BFGoodrich, the MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 tires feature Tire Rack's leading warranty that covers refunds of up to $40 for repairs per tire per occurrence. Moreover, if the tire suffers non-repairable damage within the first 2 years, a refund of the original purchase price or replacement purchase price (whichever is less) will be made.

    BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain Specs & Options

    BFGoodrich MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 tires come in sizes ranging from 15" to 20" with aspect ratio ranging from 55 to 75. In terms of width, you can find a wide variety from 215 to 295. Government UTQG ratings do not apply to light truck-sized tires; nevertheless, you can find more here if you are interested in learning more about this topic.

    Basically, if you have an off-road vehicle, there is a good chance that you will find the size you are looking for.

    BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain Reviews

    While it is true that the 302K miles reported by users of MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 tires are not enough to consider their rating final, it is also true that the appreciation of drivers regarding these tires is largely positive.

    To give you some perspective, out of 32+ review submissions, approximately 70% of drivers have less than 5,000 miles on these tires, 24% between 5K and 20K miles, and 17% more than 30,000 miles.

    Additionally, 60% of drivers report using the MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 on Combined Off-road / Highway roads, while 40% use these tires on Highway / City conditions.

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    One fact worth mentioning is that drivers who have used the MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 for more than 30K miles have stated that they are delighted with its off-road performance even in extremely adverse conditions.

    Furthermore, even among drivers with less than 20K miles traveled, the overall satisfaction level is so high that we do not hesitate to rate the MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 as one of the best alternatives for off-road enthusiasts.

    End of the Road

    One of the most palpable ways to improve your off-road experience is upgrading your tires. In this sense, throughout this review, we have been able to appreciate how the MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM3 tires exhibit first-rate performance on all types of terrain.

    The high level of satisfaction expressed by drivers who have tested these tires to the limit in the most inclement conditions only confirms that BFGoodrich has nailed it once again, designing a truly dependable off-road tire.

    Damaso

    Damaso has been in the automotive world since he was 14 years old and his father decided to bought an auto repair shop. Years later, his passion for electronics, computers, and automotive mechanics motivated him to graduate in Mechanical Engineering and venture into the sales of automotive equipment. For years Damaso worked as a technical advisor assisting car dealerships, tire shops, and even the plants of Toyota and Mitsubishi that operate in his country. He has over 25 years of experience reporting on topics ranging from DIY jobs, technological analysis, automotive news, and more. He is a wealth of information and a valued member of our team.