The Best Ford F-150 Tires
It’s the most popular truck in America and has been for over 30 years, so if you’re original rubber is starting to sell 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.
Top Pick: Best Ford F-150 Tire Overall
Michelin Defender LTX M/S
It’s unusual for us to recommend 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. Instead, 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 (it is an all-season after all). It’s remarkably quiet, very comfortable and the tread life is generally well beyond the warranty of 50,000 to 70,000 miles (depending on the speed rating). 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
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 decently sophisticated. It’s even rated for true winter use. While there’s no stated tread life warranty, they do hold up for around 40,000 miles of hard use.
Best All-Terrain Tire for Ford F-150 (Alternative):
Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S
Consider these a more affordable version of the BFG above. While Cooper is by no means a “budget” brand, the BFGs are expensive. The Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S offers excellent off-road traction, though are a bit loud and ponderous on-road. We do, however, love the 65,000 mile treadwear warranty!
Best Winter Tire for Ford F-150:
Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2
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
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.
Best Ford F-150 Tire for Long Life:
Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus
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
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
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
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!