Achilles Desert Hawk H/T

Dry Grip 73%
Wet Grip 65%
Road Feedback 68%
Handling 65%
Wear 77%
Comfort 58%
Buy again 55%

The Achilles Desert Hawk HT is a Touring All Season tyre designed to be fitted to SUV and 4x4

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Tyre review data from 4 tyre reviews averaging 66% over 24,227 miles driven.

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Top Achilles Desert Hawk HT Review

Given 80% while driving a Toyota RAV4 (225/65 R17 S) on mostly country roads for 1,000 average miles
Achilles Desert Hawk H/T tyres had been installed by a car rental company onto a 2008 Toyota RAV4 all-wheel-drive SUV. Not expecting great performance from an economy brand made in Indonesia, they turned out to be remarkably good (better, in fact, than Dunlops fitted to a new RAV4 by Toyota). The Desert Hawks gave good straight-line stability and a comfortable ride on tarmac, concrete and unpaved roads. Driving appropriately, they had reasonable cornering and braking abilities in dry, wet and gravely conditions. The 4-cylinder engine with automatic transmission and AWD never challenged their grip during acceleration or heading uphill. Whether unloaded, or fully loaded with five people and luggage, these tyres were quiet on most surfaces and had no undesirable vibrations.

NOTE: the Desert Hawk H/T reviewed here is the version intended for mostly on-road use. Achilles also makes the Desert Hawk in increasingly aggressive and knobbly A/P, A/T, M/T and XMT versions, which should be chosen with caution for more off-road use, or driving through serious snow or mud.
27 - tyre reviewed on April 17, 2015   

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Given 49% while driving a Chevrolet Captiva (235/60 R17 T) on mostly country roads for 8,077 easy going miles
Very poor tire, a lot of noise, not very soft compound, wet traction is not very good. Road feedback is not too bad
0 - tyre reviewed on July 9, 2019   
Given 61% while driving a CitroŽn C Crosser (225/55 R18) on mostly motorways for 15,000 spirited miles
Driving 2008 ,SUV , Citroen C-Crosser 2.2 HDi (built with engine from MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER) from 90.000 till 120.000km, spirited driving millage,mostly highways, driving around 120-140km/h (sometimes till 160km/h but sometimes 100km/h), all 4 were Desert Hawk. Very unstable, not comfortable nor you have a filling of good control, especially in curves in dry even worst in wet , very noisy, wearing almost none but they felt like plastic tyres. Not satisfied at all, I wouldn't recommend buying. Bought Vederstain Sportrac 5, much better but wearing was very fast (especially on the edges) after 22-23.000km (less than 2 years) and they lost their characteristics,but I guess the factor is the fast driving. Looking now amongst Nokian Line SUV, Toyo Proxis CF2 SUV, Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV , Falken Avenzis 510 SUV and Continental SC 6 (last two are favorites)
5 - tyre reviewed on April 17, 2018   
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Given 80% while driving a Toyota RAV4 (225/65 R17 S) on mostly country roads for 1,000 average miles
Achilles Desert Hawk H/T tyres had been installed by a car rental company onto a 2008 Toyota RAV4 all-wheel-drive SUV. Not expecting great performance from an economy brand made in Indonesia, they turned out to be remarkably good (better, in fact, than Dunlops fitted to a new RAV4 by Toyota). The Desert Hawks gave good straight-line stability and a comfortable ride on tarmac, concrete and unpaved roads. Driving appropriately, they had reasonable cornering and braking abilities in dry, wet and gravely conditions. The 4-cylinder engine with automatic transmission and AWD never challenged their grip during acceleration or heading uphill. Whether unloaded, or fully loaded with five people and luggage, these tyres were quiet on most surfaces and had no undesirable vibrations.

NOTE: the Desert Hawk H/T reviewed here is the version intended for mostly on-road use. Achilles also makes the Desert Hawk in increasingly aggressive and knobbly A/P, A/T, M/T and XMT versions, which should be chosen with caution for more off-road use, or driving through serious snow or mud.
27 - tyre reviewed on April 17, 2015   
Given 72% while driving a Land Rover Range Rover P38 (255/50 R19 H) on a combination of roads for 150 average miles
These were fitted to my range rover when I bought it, having seen the name I was a bit dubious as to their ability. I haven't driven far, but so far so good, they have good traction in wet and dry, with no noticeable wheel spin. The temperature is quiet low at the moment but haven't experienced ice or snow. I think with having 4wd it is helping a little but generally i can't complain. I will give further feed back in a month or so.
19 - tyre reviewed on February 1, 2013   

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