The Best All Season Truck Tires
So you’ve got truck or SUV and the tires that came with it are nearing the end of their usable life. What do you buy next?
It’s a daunting question and there are a lot of answers. For some you’ll want all-terrain or mud-terrain tires. For others, performance tires might be in order. For most folks, however, you need a reliable and affordable set of all-season tires that offer great on-road grip (perhaps some occasional off-road traction) and that will last a long time. In other words, you need well-rounded value.
Do we have a list for you.
We’ve broken the options down below with some of our overall top performers, as well as some options depending on your particular driving style, budget and needs.
Top Pick: Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus
As already mentioned, if you’re reading this list you’re in the market for a well-rounded tire. And while that description applies to every tire on this list (in different amounts) the MOST well rounded is this one: the Bridgestone Dueler H/T Alenza Plus. The package here is pretty simple. It’s got great on-road grip in dry and wet conditions plus above-average winter performance. It’s got very reasonable pricing and the real winning factor is the huge 80,000 mile treadwear warranty. It even has some nifty features like sidewalls that are designed to void fading – so your tires always look nice.
Michelin Defender LTX M/S – Runner-Up
Michelin might not be the go-to brand for off-roading tires, but that’s about it. When it comes to street performance, or just building a well-rounded tires, they know how to do it. With a treadwear warranty ranging from 50,000 to 70,000 miles depending on the tire, this all-season tire is build for long life even if you do semi-regular driving off the paved road.
Of note, don’t confuse this with the Premiere LTX, which we don’t recommend.
Goodyear Assurance Comfortred Touring – Most Comfortable All-Season Tire
Easily a top choice, the Assurance Comfortred Touring gets top marks for… duh… it’s comfort. Goodyear achieved this feat as a result of a layer of rubber placed between the tread and steel belts of the tire, which it claims can absorb 20% more of an impact than conventional tires. Plus, based on the speed rating of the tire, they come with either a 70,000 or 80,000 mile tread life warranty!
General Grabber HTS60 – Best Budget All-Season Tire
Offering a treadwear warranty that matches many of the premium brands on this list (65,000 miles) the Grabber HTS60 delivers decent on-road grip and comfort though could be a touch quieter. Overall, this is our top pick in the budget category.
Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT – Best Off-Road
This tire only loosely fits on this list. The Wrangler Fourtitude HT is a highway terrain tire and so is only sort of an all-season tire. The down side is that it gets just a 50,000 mile treadwear warranty (that’s for the light truck version of the tire, the standard model offers a 65,000 mile warranty). Plus dry weather grip could be a bit better. On the flip side, it’s more off-road capable than anything else on this list. The real catch is if you can find the these tires for your vehicle as only 4 different sizes are available.
Continental CrossContact LX20 – Best Road Hazard Warranty
We’ll start our blurb on this tire out with a caveat: it doesn’t come very well recommended by owners. That’s not to say we’ve had a bad experience with it, but owners have reportedly a higher than normal number of instances where the tread pattern wears out early. What we do really like is the brand’s Total Confidence Plan. This covers roadsize assistance, where Continental will cover a tire change (to your spare) or a tow for up to 150 miles if you get a flat. Plus, it comes with a road hazzard plan that will replace the tire free of charge in the first 12 months.
Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus – Best Eco Option
With a 65,000 mile warranty, this eco tire is designed with improved rolling resistance in mind. What that means is that it will improve your truck’s fuel economy, which could result in significant savings over the tire’s life.
Goodyear Assurance CS TripleTred All Season – Best All Season for Winter
One look at this tire’s tread and you know it’s not a conventional all-season tire. The directional pattern gives it a unique sporty look, and yet the numerous small blocks and plenty of biting edges make it look more focused on grip in low-grip circumstances. In reality, both are true. The Goodyear Assurance CS TripleTred All Season tire is very much designed to offer excellent traction in dry and wet and even in mild snow. While we never recommend an all-season tire for winter, this one is designed to perform better than many. It’s also very highly rated for wet weather grip.
BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S – Best All-Season Performance Tire
The BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S isn’t a bad tire and doesn’t belong this far down on the list. Far from it! So why did we put it here?
It’s not really that relevant for most “truck” buyers. BFGoodrich does make versions of this tire for some crossovers, but it’s generally designed for performance sedans.
As such, it offers vastly more wet or dry grip than any other tire on this list, while still offering a very reasonable 45,000 mile treadwear warranty.
Firestone Destination LE 2 – Also Worth a Look
We really like this tire’s dry weather grip and predictable handling, although it’s a touch ponderous on the highway. It’s both comfortable and quiet. About the only drawback, if you can call it that, is the 60,000 mile treadwear warranty, which isn’t quite as significant as some competitors.
Cooper Discoverer HTP – Also Worth a Look
This highway terrain tire is has one serious drawback compared to the others on this list: tread life. That’s not to say it will wear out fast, but it could – Cooper doesn’t give it any factory treadwear warranty. The trade-off for this is a tire that looks more styling than a conventional all-season. Still, it’s not a performance tire, so don’t expert amazing grip from it. We’d also recommend checking out the Discoverer HT3, which offers many of the same advantages but with a 50,000 mile warranty.