11 of The Best Ford F-150 Tires

The Best Ford F-150 Tires

It’s the most popular truck in America and has been for over 30 years, so if your original rubber is starting to wear out you’re part of a pretty big group of truck owners asking: What are the best Ford F-150 tires?

As you might expect, there’s no simple answer, so we’ve listed our top pick overall below.

In addition, we’ve decided to offer a selection of different tires depending on what you use your truck for most: ranging from off-road capability, to regular road use, with sub-categories for everything from high-milage tires, to performance tires.

If you’re searching for the best Ford Raptor tires, see our list here.

Types of Tires to Consider

Tire shopping for a pickup can be incredibly hard because not only do you have so many different choices of trim levels and powertrains, but you also have to think about the type of tire that’s right for your style of driving and how you use your truck.

For the vast majority of F-150 buyers the best choice will be conventional all seasons or touring tires. These will deliver the best on-road performance with longer tread life of up around 70,000 miles. They’ll be the quietest too. Don’t expect any off-road grip from them, although a few of the top performers will deliver passable grip.

For those who know they want occasional off-road grip but still spend the majority of their time on-road, a highway terrain tires is likely the best option. These also come with impressively long tread life but offer more off-road traction. Compared to true all-terrain tires they last longer, offer a quieter ride and offer better on-road handling in both the dry and wet (an area some AT tires struggle with).

If regular off-road use is in the cards, then true all-terrain tires are a must. They’ll hold up better over time with regular abuse and while they do have some compromises in terms of on-road noise levels and handling capabilities, with the improvements in tire tech over the last decade or two, you won’t notice much.

Finally, for those looking to have some fun, or who use their truck for extreme work, there are mud-terrain (or maximum traction) tires. While road-legal, these are designed for off-road use. They feature huge knobby tread blocks and plenty of open (void) space between the tread. This allows for excellent grip in mud, dirt, sand and loose earth. Plus, they come with self-cleaning properties. Almost all offer a 3-ply sidewall, which is an extra layer of protection to protect against punctures. Often MT tires are quite expensive.

Top Pick: Best Ford F-150 Tire Overall

Michelin Defender LTX M/S

 

It’s unusual for us to recommend a tire unless it has a singular stand-out feature. But that’s exactly what we have here. The Michelin Defender LTX M/S isn’t the most comfortable, doesn’t offer the best grip, or provide the longest milage guarantee. So why would we recommend it?

Well, here we have a tire that’s really really good at all of those things, and as a result is more than just the sum of its parts. It’s a top notch performer on the road, with lots of grip in both the dry and wet. It still has some off-road grip if you need it – though don’t expect much. It’s also remarkably quiet, very comfortable and the real world tread life is generally well beyond the warranty of 50,000 to 70,000 miles (depending on the speed rating).

Due to the heavy siping on the tread, wet weather grip is excellent while this tire also offers more winter grip than pretty much any all-season tire on the market. We still recommend a proper set of winter tires, but if you’re not going to do that, then this is the next best thing.

Overall, this is the best well-rounded pick for the majority of F-150 drivers. You may not be a general F-150 driver though, so check out our other recommendations below.

     

Best Ford F-150 Tire Overall (Alternative):

Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT

goodyear wrangler fortitude ht review

Now here’s a tire for those looking for a slight edge in off-road capability. The HT in Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT stands for Highway Terrain and as such this tire is designed to deliver a combination of the best features of an all-terrain tire and an all-season. Generally speaking HT tires are more of an all-season than an all-terrain and that’s true here – and it can be a good thing if that’s what you’re looking for. There’s definitely more grip than an all-season for those who do semi-regular off-roading or just drive on dirt/gravel roads regularly. It’s still good for every day use and depending on what type you buy the mileage guarantee ranges from 50,000 to 65,000 miles.

     

Best All-Terrain Tire for Ford F-150:

BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2

Hands-down the best all-terrain tire for the F-150 or pretty much anything else, the BFG All Terrain T/A KO2 has next-level off-road grip. On top of that it comes with an extremely durable construction and offers excellent sidewall protection from punctures, meaning it’s up to the task of hard and repeated off-road use. On road it’s not as dynamic as many in the segment, but that’s not what you’re really paying for here. We should point out that it is rated for true winter use.

Recently BFGoodrich also decided to back the tire with a 50,000 mile tread life warranty. That’s lower than most all-terrain tires, but you can get to that 50k mark even with hard driving.

     

Best All-Terrain Tire for Ford F-150 (Alternative):

Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S

Consider these a more affordable version of the BFG above, with slightly less off-road grip and better on-road manners. While Cooper is by no means a “budget” brand, the BFGs are expensive. The Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S offers excellent off-road traction, though doesn’t have some of the KO2’s more unique features like added sidewall protection. On-road Cooper claims a stopping distance in the wet that’s 10 feet shorter than comparable tires.

We really love the 65,000 mile treadwear warranty!

     

 

Best Winter Tire for Ford F-150:

Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2

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Michelin is handily one of the top brands overall, and that extends to winter tires like the Latitude X-Ice Xi2. This tire has solid grip in snow, although as the name suggest its really best for grip in cold climates with clear and/or icy roads. It’s quiet for a winter tire and unlike almost every other winter tire on the market, it comes with a tread life warranty – 40,000 miles to be exact. If there’s any drawback, it’ that it’s expensive… but it’s a Michelin, so you probably already knew that.

     

 

Best Winter Tire for Ford F-150 (Alternative):

Cooper Evolution Winter

Cooper Evolution Winter Review

As an alternative to the Michelins is this Cooper tire, which is designed for a different type of climate. If you do live somewhere where you regularly get deep snow and lots of it these will provide the grip to pull you into and out of the powder when you need it.

If you’ve got a long driveway, or a road that always seems to get plowed last, these are great. And when the plow has left you a big snowbank that you need to get through, these are fantastic.

     

 

Best Ford F-150 Tire for Long Life:

Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus review

If you want tires for your truck and don’t want to replace them again for a long time, these are the ones for you. Guaranteed to last for 80,000 miles, you’ll get plenty of hassle free years out of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus. A solid performing all-season tire, it also delivers everything you might expect from a tier-one tire, from dry and wet grip, to a quiet and comfortable ride.

     

 

Best Ford-F-150 Tire for Comfort:

Goodyear Assurance Comfortred Touring

Goodyear Assurance Comfortred Touring

A tire specifically designed for a comfortable ride, Goodyear really delivers if this is the niche you’re going for. They developed these tires with a custom layer of rubber between the tread and steel belts of the tire, something Goodyear says reduces the feeling felt by road impacts by up to 20%. They also come with a 70,00 or 80,000 mile treadwear warranty, so you’ll be driving comfortably for years to come!

     

 

Best Performance Ford F-150 Tire:

BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

 

BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S best all season truck tires

BFG has made a name for itself developing amazing off-road tires for trucks and SUVS – like the All-Terrain T/A KO2 mentioned above. They also make some solid on-road performance tires – even for trucks! The g-Force COMP-2 A/S delivers the best grip you’ll find, with all-season capability, making them perfect for applications with larger aftermarket rims and low profile tire setups. Critically, they also come with a 45,000 mile tread life warranty, something you really won’t find on other performance truck tires.

     

 

Best Performance Ford F-150 Tire (Alternative):

Kumho Ecsta STX KL12

kumho ecsta stx kl12 best ford f-150 performance tires

As an alternative to the g-Force COMP-2 A/S, these Kumhos deliver great grip in the dry and wet. They’re ideal for more sporty versions of the F-150, such as the Ecoboost V6 and performance V8 trims. There’s no warranty on tire life, but they are quite affordable.

     

 

Best Ford F-150 Tires on a Budget:

General Grabber HTS60

There’s no shortage of cheap tires for the F-150 than you can buy. A lot of them are junk.

Here’s one that definitely isn’t.

General is sub-brand of Continental tires, one of the world leaders in tire technology and manufacturing. It’s best known for making truck tires and does plenty of off-road racing for R&D. Now the Grabber HTS60 isn’t an off-road tire, but it does deliver better off-road capability than you’d expect for an all-season. For what you pay, it offers good grip, a quiet and comfortable ride and we’re really impressed by the 65,000 mile tread life warranty.

If you need some new F-150 tires and don’t want to spend a lot (or don’t have a lot to spend) we highly recommend these!

     

 

Best Ford F-150 Tires on a Budget (Alternative):

Laufenn X-Fit AT

laufenn tires reviews

It’s hard to find fault with these tires for the price. Laufenn is a relatively new tire brand and serves as the budget-focused sub-brand of Hankook. The X-FIT AT offers some solid off-road capability as well as surprisingly good on-road manners with good highway stability and turn-in response. Tread blocks do feature stone ejector ledges to prevent gravel from getting trapped in the tread, limiting grip and reducing tire life.

There’s also plenty of siping to give it good traction on-road in the wet, something most AT tires lack. The tread life warranty is a bit short at just 45,000 miles, but for a price that’s at least 25% less than many tires on this list, it’s a fantastic choice.

     

Best Mud-Terrain Tire for Ford F-150

BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain TA KM3

With BFG’s TA KO2 being a top pick for all-terrain tires it should come as little surprise that those looking for the next-level of off-road grip should opt for the incredible Mud Terrain TA KM3.

This tire offers extreme traction in all circumstances, from mud to rock crawling. It’s also amazingly durable.

It has plenty of voice space, stone ejector ribs and a sidewall with plenty of extra rubber for added grip (and protection). Beyond all this, BFG’s unique tread compound is just fantastically durable. The slits cut into the internal tread blocks actually function to grab onto rocks when aired down, giving even more grip than you’ll find elsewhere.

The tread casing also makes use of the brand’s CoreGuard Max Technology, which it tested on its KR3 race truck tire and allowed BFG to win the Baja Championship.

     

What Tires Come on the F-150

Below is a list of the tires sizes for each trim of F-150. This should help you choose the right tires for your truck.

King Ranch 2-wheel drive
275/55R20
King Ranch 2-wheel drive
265/60R18
King Ranch 4-wheel drive
275/55R20
King Ranch 4-wheel drive
275/65R18
King Ranch 4-wheel drive with Heavy Duty Pay Load Package
LT275/65R18/C
Lariat 2-wheel drive
275/55R20
Lariat 2-wheel drive
265/60R18
Lariat 4-wheel drive
275/55R20
Lariat 4-wheel drive
275/65R18
Lariat with Heavy Duty Pay Load Package
LT275/65R18/C
Limited
P275/45R22
Platinum
275/55R20
Raptor
LT315/70R17/C
XL 2-wheel drive
275/55R20
XL 2-wheel drive
245/70R17
XL 4-wheel drive
275/55R20
XL 4-wheel drive
265/70R17
XL with Heavy Duty Pay Load Package
LT275/65R18/C
XL with Heavy Duty Pay Load Package
LT245/70R17/E
XLT 2-wheel drive
265/60R18
XLT 2-wheel drive
275/55R20
XLT 2-wheel drive
245/70R17
XLT 4-wheel drive
275/65R18
XLT 4-wheel drive
275/55R20
XLT 4-wheel drive
265/70R17
XLT with Heavy Duty Pay Load Package
LT275/65R18/C
XLT with Heavy Duty Pay Load Package
LT245/70R17/

What Brand of Tire does Ford Use on the F-150?

Many versions of the F-150 come equipped with the Michelin Primacy XC, an all-season tire with a 55,000 mile tread life warranty. Others come with the Pirelli Scorpion ATR, an all-terrain tire that’s more expensive but designed for some off-road use. As afar as all-terrain tires go, however, it’s more focused on on-road traction and isn’t as capable as many rival tires. It is more well-rounded though, hence by Ford would offer it from the factory. It comes with a 50,000 mile warranty.

How Long Do F-150 Tires Last?

The length of the tire life on an F-150 depends of course on what type of driving you do, your driving habits and if you regularly rotate your tires and keep them properly maintained. It also depends on what tires you have. Here are four popular OE fitment tires that come on the F-150 from the factory.

The Hankook Dynapro AT2. These tires are expected to last around 60,000 miles and most owners report a lifespan right around that number.

The Hankook Dynapro AT-M. These tires have an estimated life expectancy of 50,000 miles.

The Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar. These tires are expected to last 60,000 miles.

The Michelin LTX MS2. These tires are expected to last 70,000 miles and many owners report as many as 100,000 miles on a set.

How Much do Ford F-150 Tires Cost?

Pricing ranges widely for F-150 tires depending on the type and size. A set of 18 or 20-inch all-season or highway terrain tires from a quality brand cost approximately $190 to 220 per tire, while an all-terrain tire costs in the range of $220 to $260.

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