The cheapest off-road tires might not be the best, but if you’re rolling on a budget, then “best” might be out of your price range.
We never recommend buying used tires, just don’t do that… no matter how good the deal seems. So instead, here are 10 affordable off-road tires you can check out.
With retailers (online and in-store) offering different prices, you’re likely to be able to buy any of these tires for pretty much the same price, so check out the list below, but we advise you to not look at cost alone.
Plus, if you’re looking to save even more, check out our deals page.
The Cheapest Off-Road Tires
Firestone Destination AT2
A recent replacement to the original Destination AT, the AT2 offers impressive upgrades making it an even better value than before. Off-road traction has been enhanced while retaining impressive on-road manners. Perhaps most importantly, the tread has been designed to maintain high-levels of grip over the full length of the tire’s life – not just for a few thousand miles when they are new.
Additionally, it’s now certified with the three-peak mountain snowflake logo, meaning this is suitable for year round use even in colder climates.
Plus, as an added advantage the tread life warranty is now 55,00 miles (up 5,000 miles).
General Grabber AT3
Successor to the extremely capable AT2, the AT3 promises even more grip and durability while still delivering value for those who love to go off-road.
Kumho Road Venture A/T 51
A bonus of this all-terrain tire is that it’s also a certified winter tire and features the three peak mountain snowflake symbol. Plus, it comes with a solid 55,000 mile limited tread wear warranty and is one of the most well-rounded offerings on this list.
Currently being phased out ad replaced by the Road Venture AT52, the AT51 will still be available for at least a year and discounts are certain to be offered.
Milestar Patagonia A/T
It’s not much to look at but it gets the job done. Plus it comes with a 50,000 mile limited treadwear warranty. It’s also the first tire on our list to start at less than $100.
Read our full Milestar Patagonia A/T Review
Getting even more affordable is the Westlake SL369. With an aggressive tread pattern it’s available in a wide variety of sizes from 15-inch to rare 21-inch sizes. Don’t expect stellar off-road grip with this tire, though it is modestly capable. Instead, what’s perhaps most impressive about the SL369 is how civilized it is on-road.
Laufenn X Fit AT
A surprise for a budget-focused all-terrain tire, the Laufenn X Fit AT doesn’t try and be too many things to too many people. Instead it’s proud to be an all-terrain tire and while it does sacrifice some road manners and noise, it makes up for it in capability. In case you don’t know, Laufenn is a sub-brand of Hankook. It’s also a true winter capable tire and features the three peak mountain snowflake symbol on the sidewall.
The 45,000 mile tread life warranty is definitely on the low side for an all-terrain tire, but the price makes it quite reasonable.
Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10
Another “name brand” tire making the list, the Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 is surprisingly affordable and built to withstand serious off-road use. While the tread pattern isn’t as capable as a mud-terrain tire, the structure of the tire is built to handle more aggressive off-road use, regularly. Available in 15-inch to 18-inch sizes
Falken Wildpeak A/T3W
A real bargain, the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W comes in at under $88 a tire on the low end. And its not just the price that makes it a bargain, as it’s built with plenty of features for off-road grip, while also retaining impressive on-road manners. Definitely a stand-out on this list. Plus, it receives the Rubber Manufacturers Association’s Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake symbol so you can run it all year round, no matter where you live.
The 55,000 mile tread life warranty is also pretty solid for a more affordable all-terrain tire.
Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015
How does a Yokohama tire wind up as the second cheapest off-road tire you can buy? We’re stumped too, but don’t let that stop you from picking up this bargain. Built for off-road traction and true winter use it gets one of the best treadwear warranties on this list 60,000 miles.. It also comes highly rated by owners.
Atturo Trail Blade A/T
One of the absolute cheapest all-terrain tires you can buy, is it worth it? It may be.
Overall off-road performance for these tires is decent. On-road manners are lacking compared to a lot of tires on this list, however, and they’re definitely louder for an AT tire. The solid 50,000 mile warranty helps make a compelling case.
How to Buy the Cheapest Off-Road Tires
For starters, don’t just look at the price. Retailers are always offering deals, and manufacturers are always offering rebates, so while a tire might be $10 more, you could get a while set for less than you expect. Take into account a lot of factors, from what your priority is (on-road or off-road) as well as winter performance and warranty.
What to Look for in a Good All-Terrain Tire
It all depends on what you really want out of it. Are you willing to sacrifice off-road grip for on-road comfort? Or vice versa? Would you take some diminished all-terrain capability for added road manners and long life? Once you know that we recommend looking for brand names you trust – and ones we trust and recommend.
What is the Best Off-Road Tire?
To a certain extent, this is a loaded question. It really does depend on the type of off-roading you’re doing and how much on-roading you do as well – because there are some amazing dedicated off-road tires that are so bad on-road that you just wouldn’t want to live with them. That said, for a well-rounded tire that delivers exceptional off-road capability, look no further than the BFGoodrich T/A KO2. If we had to recommend a few others, we also suggest you check out the Cooper AT3 4S, the Toyo Open Country AT2 and the Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015.
Should You Buy Used Tires?
As mentioned earlier, we don’t recommend buying used tires. There are numerous reasons, but we really can default to just one. Read through all the reviews on this site and you’ll discover something that’s repeated over and over again: tire warranties only apply to the original owner of a tire. And a lot of these warranties last for up to six years. So, if you buy tires second-hand, and you have an issue, then you’ll be paying out of pocket.
And looking at prices of the tires listed on these pages, there really are some affordable options. If there’s one piece of advice we can give you to convince you to pay for quality, brand-name tires it’s this: when you’re driving, no matter if it’s a minivan, a Ferrari, on a race track or a Jeep going off-road, your tires are the only thing keeping you (and your family) connected to the earth.