The Hankook Dynapro HP2 is made for high-class comfort and performance on highways and well-paved surfaces, while the Dynapro HT is specially designed for high mileage performance on highways with a more powerful experience. On the other hand, the Dynapro AT2 and AT-M are uniquely designed A/T (all-terrain) tires constructed for both off and on-road applications.
NOTE: Out of the two, the Dynapro AT-M has a more aggrieve design for a better off-road grip. Hankook is a South Korean tire company that is the seventh-lsargest tire company in the whole world.
All of these tires have different specialties that make one more suitable than the other in different terrains and conditions.
Detailed Comparison – Hankook Dynapro AT2 vs ATM:
Hankook Dynapro AT2
Hankook Dynapro ATM
The Dynapro AT2 is a standard All-Terrain tire while the AT-M is an aggressive style All-Terrain tire.
Both of these tires have a similar design and they have good on and off-road traction.
But each of these tires is better than the other in one of the domains.
On-road Traction of Dynapro AT2 and ATM:
The AT2 and the AT-M have the same pattern in their tread blocks but with the difference of grooves between the treads, along with sipes on the shoulders.
The AT2 has more narrow grooves and shallow spies that make it stick well to the road and offer prominent road traction.
Meanwhile, the design of AT-M is more open and it has less surface area, making it less desirable on the road.
Off-road Traction of Hankook ATM and AT2:
This time, the AT-M takes the lead, due to its more open tread design, as explained before.
It can accommodate materials like mud, dirt, and soft snow in its grooves and maintain a strong solid grip in these soft terrains.
The deep sipes available in its shoulders further help in its stability and handling on soft off-road tracks.
Meanwhile, the AT2 performs better on hard snow due to its wide tread blocks with shallow grooves.
But when it comes to extreme off-road driving, the AT-M performs better.
Tread-wear and Durability
The Tread-wear of AT2 is better than the AT-M.
The large tread block design coupled with small cuts on the tread blocks give it a large contact zone on the ground which makes it move with lower rolling resistance.
The AT-M features a more raised shoulder that makes it more resilient on off-road tracks than the AT2.
However, if you want a more economical choice, you should go for AT2.
The AT2 has a more closed-off tread design than the AT-M, due to this, it has smaller grooves that allow less air to pass through it.
Due to this reason, The AT2 vibrates less than the ATM-M ensuring a more comfortable and stable ride on the road.
While the off-road comfort o AT-M is better.
- The AT2 and the AT-M are both All-Terrain tires built for on and off-road applications.
- The AT-M performs better off-road while the AT2 performs better on-road.
- The AT2 has better tread-wear than the AT-M. But in contrast, AT-M is more robust.
- AT2 provides a more smooth and silent ride than the AT-M.
Hankook Dynapro HP2 vs HT
Both the Dynapro HP2 and the HT are all-season tires highly optimized for mileage on highways and well-paved roads.
The HP2 performs better on paved roads than the HT because it has smaller grooves and a more prominent tread block which allows more of the tire to be in contact with the surface of the road and results in exceptional dry traction on highways.
On the other hand, the cuts between the tread blocks of HT are bigger and deeper which decreases its grip on the road a little bit more than the HP2.
The HT performs better in wet conditions on well-paved roads due to bigger and deeper grooves along with deep shoulder sipes present in its tread design that allow it to assimilate more water in its tread and adhere to the ground surface to provide even better traction on wet surfaces.
Meanwhile, the HP2 has smaller grooves and the siping is not deep enough to sit on the wet surfaces as good as the HT.
Despite being mud and snow rated tires, the HP2 and HT don’t perform that well on mud and snow terrains.
Because they highly specialize in providing the best possible mileage on the road.
Because they don’t possess big enough grooves to enable efficient self-cleaning and move through the soft surfaces like mud and soft snow.
But they can somewhat perform a job in normal off-road terrains.
Regardless, when compared, The HP2 performs better on solid and hard snow while the HT performs better on soft snow due to bigger grooves in the tread design.
Tread-wear and Durability
In terms of tread-wear and durability, the HP2 takes the lead with a fine margin.
The reason for that is the bigger and wider grooves and less contact patch of the tire in HT, resulting in a relatively higher rolling resistance than the HP2 and increased wear and tear on the road.
In contrast, the HP2 has smaller grooves and a bigger surface area that makes it more efficient and economical.
The HP2 is particularly built for comfort to provide you the best experience while driving on-road. It is solely due to a more compact tread design with a solid center rib that enhances its stability on the road.
It’s made with a high-density polymer carcass with helps further in steering and handling response.
Concurrently, the HT also has almost the same construction but with an open tread pattern which makes it comfortable but not as much as the HP2.
The noise level of HP2 is also better than the HT due to better grooves and sipes.
Summing up Dynapro’s HP2 and HT
- Both the Dynapro HP2 and the HT have a very similar tread pattern, with the exception that the HP2 possesses a more compact design.
- The Dynapro HP2 has better traction on a well-paved dry road, while the HT has better traction on wet surfaces.
- In regards to off-road driving, both of the tires cannot beat extreme off-road terrains. Nevertheless, the HP2 performs better on hard snow, whereas the HT performs better on mud and soft snow.
- The HP2 provides a more comfortable and quieter ride.
Hankook Dynapro ATM vs HT
Things are clearly different here.
The Dynapro AT-M is an aggressive all-terrain tire with a unique and sturdy tread pattern and a well-designed tread block to provide good off-road, as well as on-road traction.
However, the HT is an all-season tire highly optimized to increase millage on roadways and highways.
The AT-M is not by any means, made for efficient road driving, rather it’s an aggressive tire made to withstand rough conditions while just being able to perform a decent job on the road.
The reason for that is quite obvious, it’s simply due to the large grooves present in its tread design with a zig-zag pattern which reduces its contact zone on the ground and therefore reducing on-road traction.
Conversely, the HT has a better road grip due to its large tread block design that increases its surface area on the road, resulting in a better grip and stability.
Moving forward, when it comes to wet traction on the road, the AT-M comes back into the limelight due to its enhanced steering and stability in wet conditions.
The large grooves in its tread enable it to grasp more water in its treads and henceforth clear the water in its way more effectively.
The AT-M works exceptionally better than the HT on off-road terrains like soft snow, mud dirt, and rocks.
The AT-M features an aggressive tread design with a scrambled tread block characteristically made to increase its off-road traction by enabling it to bite onto the ground and move effectively on rugged terrains along with soft terrains.
The deep grooves in the AT-M allow it to grab and throw the mud and soft snow in its path, making it effective in these terrains.
It also has a sidewall rubber gauge that protects the tire.
On the contrary, the HT has poor off-road traction due to its plain and straight tread pattern with smaller grooves in the center and shallow sipes in the shoulder.
Tread-wear and Durability
The AT-M wears out extremely faster, compared to the HT.
The AT-M has a more powerful grip but it comes at the expense of tread-wear efficiency.
The AT-M has an open tread pattern which increases its rolling resistance and makes it more a bit more difficult to move on the road.
Meanwhile, the HT has an evenly shaped tread design that enhances its tread-wear performance and increases its durability on the road.
The comfort level of HT is far more superior to that of AT-M due to a more condensed tread pattern and a solid rib center that makes it more firmly on the road.
While the AT-M has a more spread-out tread pattern with scrambled tread blocks that makes it less comfortable and stable on the road.
The noise levels on HT are also far better than the AT-M which is not surprising because the HT is specially built for this purpose.
- The HT has better efficiency and stability on-road than the AT-M.
- The AT-M is more suited for off-road driving than the HT.
- The AT-M wears out way faster than the HT.
- The comfort level of the HT is superior to that of the AT-M.