Available in numerous different trims the Chevy Colorado delivers a better on-road feel than rivals and if its off-roading you’re going for, the bonkers ZR2 model delivers hugely!
Chevy Colorado Tire Size
Below we’ve compiled a list of each current Chevy Colorado trim level and the different tires associated with that trim. Our selections of recommended tires will fit the majority of these trim levels, but be sure to double check as some tires may not be available in all fitment sizes.
LT 255/65/17 or 265/60/18 or 255/55/20
WT 265/70/16 or 265/60/18
Z71 265/65/17 or 255/65/17
What Tires Come on the Chevy Colorado?
Colorado models equipped with either 16-, 17- or 18-inch tires all come equipped with the Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT tire. Trim levels with the 20-inch option make use of Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza tires.
How Long do Chevy Colorado Tires Last?
Based on the factory warranties provided for both the stock Goodyear and Bridgestone tires, you should expect to get roughly 65,000 miles on a set. This assumes proper inflation and rotation procedures are followed over the course of the tire’s life.
Best Tire for Chevy Colorado
Continental Terrain Contact HT
We’d recommend the Continental Terrain Contact HT as the best tire for the Chevy Colorado. It out-performs rivals in wet and dry braking and delivers an excellent premium ride quality that’s both quiet and comfortable. As a highway terrain tire it also offers a mild amount of off-road grip, if you require it.
We really enjoy Conti’s warranty. The 70,000 mile tread life guarantee matches others in the segment, although what separates Continental are the other warranty features like free tire change or 150 mile tow if you damage a tire in the first year due to a road hazard, and the fact that the brand will replace the tire free of charge during that ownership window as well.
Best All-Season Tire for Chevy Colorado
Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus
If you don’t plan on taking your truck off-road, then your best bet is a conventional set of all-season tires, purpose made for trucks. And our number one suggestion there is the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus, which offers an excellent highway ride, solid driving dynamics and a very long tread life estimated at 80,000 miles.
Best All-Season Tire for Chevy Colorado (alternative)
Michelin Defender LTX MS
This Michelin tire is more all-season than most. The Defender LTX MS is made with plenty of extra siping in the tread blocks to grip better in cold temperatures and light snow. It’s certainly no snow tire, but it out-performs rivals handily and is an excellent choice for those who refuse to get winter tires (even though we do recommend it).
Longest Lasting Tire for Chevy Colorado
Goodyear Assurance Max Life
If maximum miles are what you’re after there is no better choice than the aptly named Goodyear Assurance Max Life tire. A well-rounded all-season option it offers impressive driving dynamics, and superior ride quality. But the real reason to opt for this tire is the expected 85,000 mile tread life, which is at least 5,000 miles more than rivals. And you don’t pay a premium for the longer tire life either.
Best Budget Tire for Chevy Colorado
Hankook Dynapro HP2
Priced at least 25 percent less than our top picks, the Hankook Dynapro HP2 has a little less grip than rivals, though you won’t notice any increase in noise or reduction in highway ride quality. That said, it’s just slightly less impressive than some of the tier-one tires. The 65,000 mile warranty is again less, but only slightly. In essence, it’s like that in all ways, except price, where the reduction is more significant, making this a very attractive option for anyone on a budget.
Cheapest Chevy Colorado Tire
Corsa Highway Terrain Plus
If you do just want or need the cheapest Chevy Colorado tires available, well, the Corsa Highway Terrain Plus is your tire. Priced at just around $100 per tire these tires are pretty lacklustre in the wet, although dry on-road grip is decent enough. One way Corsa has engineered that dry grip into the tire is with a sticker tread compound. As a result, while handling is pretty solid, they do wear out relatively fast and are warrantied for just 40,000 miles.
Best All-Terrain Tire for Chevy Colorado
BFGoodrich All Terrain TA KO2
If you’re serious about getting off-road, you just can’t compete with the BFGoodrich All Terrain TA KO2. Grip is unlike any other and durability is world class. The mileage guarantee is lower than other all-terrain tires at 50,000 miles, but that’s a reasonable trade-off for all the extra grip you get. Plus, BFG knows anyone who will run this tire is likely to abuse it, so if you don’t, don’t be surprised to see many more than 50k miles.
Some sizes are certified for true winter use as well, so look for that, as it could save you from needing to swap on some snow tires in the winter.
The only drawback is that you get what you paid for with these tires and while you get the best, you really do pay for it too.
Best All Terrain Tire for Chevy Colorado (Alternative)
Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar
An excellent combination of on- and off-road performance, the Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar tire isn’t the most capable off-road tire, but it’s also doesn’t have the on-road drawbacks.It’s plenty capable off-road and extremely durable too, thanks to its Kevlar reinforced casing. Making use of a five-row tread pattern it handles well for an all-terrain tire, while deep channels for water evacuation mean it performs well in the wet- something many more extreme AT tires do not.
A 60,000 mile warranty is solid, while the price is extremely attractive for such a capable and durable tire.
Best Chevy Colorado Replacement Tire
Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT
Factory equipment on many of the Chevy Coloardo trim levels, there’s not much wrong with the Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT. So when you’re looking to replace your tires and if you’re happy with how these have performed and held up, we’d be happy to recommend a second set.
These highway terrain tires delivers great wet and dry traction and can do some light off-roading in a pinch. Quiet and comfortable they are also designed with the latest low rolling resistance technology to help save your fuel at the pump and improve your truck’s milage.
We also like that they’re available in different designs with either plain black lettering or white outlined letters.
A 65,000 mile tread life warranty is decent, although they are a touch expensive.
Best Performance Tire for Chevy Colorado
BFGoodrich Advantage TA Sport LT
If you’re more interested in on-road driving dynamics for your truck, then we suggest you take a look at the BFGoodrich Advantage TA Sport LT. This tire doesn’t look like anything else on this list and for good reason, it’s not like them at all.
The ultra-wide center tread rib gives great highway and high speed stability as well as excellent responsiveness to turn in, while huge interconnected shoulder tread blocks make for excellent lateral grip.
Plus, there’s plenty of siping and large channels to evacuate water so it still performs well in the wet.
Best Winter Tire for Chevy Colorado
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
If you don’t mind paying for the best, then we highly recommend the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 winter tire. It’s about 25 percent more expensive than many solid offerings though, so the price can be hard to stomach. If you do really want not just the best accelerating and braking on snow covered roads, but also the best on-snow handling, these can’t be beat. The massively wide center tread section with sipes that run in every direction make this tire a winter beast. If you really just want a decent winter tire, then go for the General Grabber Arctic. If your Colorado uses the smallest 16-inch size, then winter tire options are far more limited. And in that case we’d go with the Firestone Winterforce 2 UV.
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.