Best Cadillac Escalade Tires

Best Cadillac Escalade Tires

Big SUVs require big tires and few are bigger than the Escalade. If your SUV’s tires are running low on tread, we’ve assembled a detailed list of the best Cadillac Escalade tires based on a long list of factors including ride quality, performance, all-season grip, tread life and price.

Cadillac Escalade Tire Sizes

  • 275/55/20
  • 285/45/22

Best Tire for Cadillac Escalade

Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus

One of the smoothest riding and longest lasting SUV tires you can buy, the refinement of the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus is perfectly matched to the Escalade.

The ultra wide center rib and reinforced shoulder blocks make for an incredibly stable ride on the highway, while the tire’s construction allows it to soak up bumps impressively well.

It’s also quite durable if you do use your Escalade for towing.

And with an 80,000 mile tread life warranty, these tires continue their impressive performance year after year.


Best Tire for Cadillac Escalade (alternative)

Michelin Defender LTX MS

Michelin’s Defender LTX is an extremely unique tire that trades some of the more obvious advantages of an all-season tire for those that don’t really make it into the conversation most of the time.

On the surface it’s got an impressive 70,000 mile warranty and the pricing is rather steep, as you’d probably expect for a Michelin. Overall handling dynamics and braking performance are somewhat surprising as they aren’t all that impressive. In fact, on might call them mediocre. However, this tire trades off some grip in those more ideal situations for superior cold weather grip and even some decent grip in snow. So for those cold days where maybe you wish you had invested in winter tires, these will offer you a noticeable increase in safety compared to other all-seasons.

Beyond all that, we’re also pleased to report that the majority of owners report exceeding the milage warranty period by quite a bit, with 90,000 miles a more realistic real world life.


Best Highway Terrain Tire for Cadillac Escalade

Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT

goodyear wrangler fortitude ht review

Highway Terrain tires aren’t often all that great at living up to their promise of all-terrain grip. The Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT is an exception.

The aggressive tread pattern with plentiful amount of space between the tread blocks allows this tire to grip well on lose surfaces, while the tread compound will resist premature deterioration.

At the same time, it’s still surprisingly civilized.

If you do want to occasionally take your Escalade off-road, this is our top pick.

The 65,000 mile tread life warranty is less than others in the class, but if you actually do want some true off-road grip, it’s an easy trade-off to make.


Best Highway Terrain Tire for Cadillac Escalade (alternative)

Continental Terrain Contact HT

If you’re shopping for a highway terrain tire and really only intend to get off-road on rare occasions, then the Continental Terrain Contact HT is a great pick. On-road driving dynamics are reasonably sporty, with decent turn-in response and cornering capability, and it’s quite a luxurious tire too.

The 70,000 mile warranty is solid and the price is quite affordable for what you get. We wouldn’t recommend it for any serious off-roading but it’ll grip well beyond what an all-season will and holds up extremely well to sustained used on dirt and gravel roads.


Best Budget Tire for Cadillac Escalade

Kumho Crugen HP71

For those looking to save on new tires but don’t want something cheap from an unproven brand, the Kumho Crugen HP71 is a solid offering. This all-season tire delivers decent all-season traction with full-depth sipes that stick around as the tire wears to maintain that new-tire grip. Mid-range performance in both the dry and wet is about what you’d expect for a tire that costs roughly 20% less than rivals. And ride quality and road noise are good enough that only the most discerning owners will really be able to notice a difference between these tires and some of the more premium options. Plus a 65,000 mile warranty is actually quite good.

Overall, this tire is an impressive value.


Cheapest Tire for Cadillac Escalade

Sentury UHPT

If you just need some new rubber on your Escalade and don’t want to spend any more than you absolutely have to, the Sentury UHPT will do the trick. Costing about $100 less than most tires on this list, it’s actually reasonably sporty and will add an engaging ride to your big luxury SUV. Grip in colder temperatures gets quite limited though, so we definitely don’t recommend it for colder climates. As for that impressive grip, it comes with a trade off. The expected life of these tires is just 40,000 miles.

Best Winter Tire for Cadillac Escalade

Bridgestone Blizzak DMV2

We always recommend a proper set of winter tires and you can’t get any more proper than the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV2. This tire has an absolutely massive center section of tread bocks with siping in every direction, to make sure your SUV grips in every direction. As a result it grips snow-covered roads amazingly well and offers world-class stability and cornering in the snow too.


Best Winter Tire for Cadillac Escalade (alternative)

Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S

cooper discoverer at3 4s review

OK, so the Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S isn’t technically a winter tire. Or is it?

This is an all-terrain tire, meaning only go this route if you need some serious off-road grip. It’s a true truck tire and rides like it with more flex in the tread than most Escalade owners will want. It is, however an all-terrain tire that’s certified for true winter use, so it’s a beast off-road, and in the snow.


Performance Tires for Cadillac Escalade

Kumho Ecsta STX

Toyo Proxes ST III

What tires come on the Cadillac Escalade?

Escalade models equipped with 20-inch wheels come with either Continental Cross Contact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology tires or Goodyear Wrangler SR-A tires. Those riding on 22-inch wheels come exclusively with Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza tires.

How Long to Cadillac Escalade TiresLast?

While many tires come with a suggested tread life from the factory, how long a tire lasts in the real world depends on lot on driving style, proper rotation and inflation. That said, Escalade tires should last between 50,000 and 70,000 miles per set. On the low end, models equipped with the factory-installed Goodyear Wrangler SR-A should hit around 50,000 miles, while 22-inch models get Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza tires that are rated to hit 65,000 miles. Topping them all are the Continental Cross Contact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology which are also offered on the 20-inch wheels and come with a manufacturer warranty of 70,000 miles.

Tire Buying FAQ

Where can I find the best price on tires?

There is no one answer to this question unfortunately. Sites like Tire Rack and Discount tire offer deals all the time on specific brands. You can also find deals on Amazon though they are much harder to find and often only apply to a specific size or group of sizes. Visit our Tire Deals page for more info.

When is the best time to buy tires?

It’s common that many shoppers buy tires once its already too late. At that point you don’t have a lot of choice and can often over-pay. If you’re planning ahead, generally, retailers offer significant tire deals around major holiday weekends (especially in the summer), as well as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

How much is Shipping?

Shipping is often included when you purchase tires online. Many retailers offer free shipping if you get your tires shipped to an installer that they recommend. Even if you ship to your home, Tire Rack offers free shipping on purchases over $50. And if you’re buying new tires, that won’t be hard.

How long does shipping take?

Shipping can take just a few days, or over a week in the worst cases. Often it depends on where you live. anyone in a larger urban center or living closer to a tire distribution center can get them quite quickly.

Does anyone offer mobile tire installation?

Depending on where you live, there may be numerous local mobile tire installers available. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of tracking one down, TireRack offers its own service. You don’t even have to purchase tires from TireRack to use it.

While it’s more expensive than bringing your tires to the shop, it’s also a lot more convenient. Prices start at $25 per tire.

How much does it cost to install a tire?

Generally you’ll pay between $25 and $50 per tire for installation services. This includes mounting and balancing, while using the latest tools so your rims don’t get scuffed or scraped.

Do I need to replace the tire pressure monitoring system when I change tires?

It’s not necessary to replace TMPS sensors when you change tires, but you may want to consider it. The units can fail over time due to damage or corrosion. Also, most units contain a battery and as a sealed unit, they must be replaced when the battery wears down. While most tire installers will handle sourcing these parts for you, you can also buy your own here.

Do online tire retailers offer rebates?

Absolutely! In fact, rebates are offered by most brands (even premium ones). Often these incentives are offered with other deals including up-front discounts and credit card offers.

2 thoughts on “Best Cadillac Escalade Tires”

  1. Excellent information to share on tires for the Cadillac Escalade. I’m being told that the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II size: 285/45R22 is considered above all others including Bridgestone dueler H/L Alenza Plus. Would you please confirm to me if this is a true statement or not. I plan to get the Pirelli tires as of now, but after reading your article I’m having second thoughts. Please help me so I do this right, on my 2019 Escalade Esv. I want the ultimate plush ride with zero sound. Let me know your opinion, please. Thank you!!

  2. I just installed the Pirelli Scorpion tires on my QX80. Just my two cents, but these are great tires for the rain and water and are quiet and the Bridgestone tires I had before performed slightly better in snow.

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