Best Chevy Equinox Tires
A long-standing top seller in the compact crossover segment, the Equinox has been pleasing customers for many, many years. One of the biggest reasons for that has always been its expansive interior with plenty of room for passengers to get comfortable.
If your Equinox is in need of some new tires to keep it going, we’ve put together a list of our top picks, as well as a few alternatives.
Chevy Equinox Tire Size
Below we’ve included a list of each Chevy Tahoe trim level as well as the tires available for each trim from the factory.
- LS 225/65/17
- LT 225/65/17 or 235/50/19
- Premier 225/60/18 or 235/50/19
- RS 235/50/19
Best Tire for Chevy Equinox
Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus
An improvement on the standard Bridgestone Alenza tire, that’s saying a lot. The newer Alenza Plus offers an even longer tread life, extending up to 80,000 miles for T-, H- and V-speed rated tires. You’ll find very few tires that last this long.
And while that’s great, its far from the only reason to pick this tire. Overall, its one of the quietest and most comfortable options on the market, delivering a luxurious ride quality for any vehicle.
It lacks a bit in handling compared to some premium competitors (see below) but we think that’s more than a fair trade off for the long life and refinement you get.
Pricing is on the premium side, but you definitely get what you pay for here.
Best Tire for Chevy Equinox (alternative)
Continental Cross Contact LX 25
If you are hunting for a slightly sportier ride, then we’d opt for these Contis over the Bridgestones above. With slightly less tread life (65,000 or 70,000 miles depending on the speed rating) they won’t last as long but for good reason. The tread compound is softer, allowing for better natural grip. Handling is also improved as a result of the thin tread rib that runs on the inside of the shoulder tread blocks. This gives added reinforcement under cornering.
As for the rest of the tread design, the criss-cross pattern of slits on the internal tread blocks helps in wet weather grip and gives this all-season tire better cold weather handling than most.
Longest Lasting Tire for Chevy Equinox
Goodyear Assurance MaxLife
This tire’s name really says it all. If the 80,000 mile warranty on the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus isn’t enough for you, then opt for these Goodyears which should last up to 85,000 miles.
While that is the tire’s stand-out feature, it’s by far the only impressive thing about it. In fact, the MaxLife tire is well above average in every category from handling, to wet weather grip to comfort. In fact, it’s a genuine competitor for a top pick overall.
Best Budget Tire for Chevy Equinox
Kumho Crugen HP71
Most drivers don’t demand everything from their tires. And for them, we can’t help but recommend the Kumho Crugen HP71 as a reasonable alternative to the top picks on this list.
It won’t win awards for performance in any category but it brings together an impressive collection of traits, from handling to tread life. Plus, wet weather grip (something that often suffers in more budget-focused tires) is still very good here.
Combine all this with a price that’s at least 25 percent less than the top tires in the segment and we think this is a compelling offering.
Cheapest Tire for Chevy Equinox
Sumitomo HTR Enhance CX2
By all accounts, this tire should probably be more expensive. Sumitomo isn’t a very well-known brand but it is actually the parent company of Falken Tires.
With a solid 65,000 mile tread life warranty, that alone should take away any fears that this is a “cheap” tire. Made with some of the latest tire technologies it makes use of a high-silica infused rubber compound, allowing for that long life while retaining decent dry weather grip and maintaining much of it in the wet too.
Notable on this tire are the external tread blocks which feature jagged siping for some light winter grip.
We’ll admit that you can find less expensive tires out there for your Equinox, but these are impressively affordable, backed by a quality brand and will not leave you disappointed.
Best Winter Tire for Chevy Equinox
Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
If you’re after serious winter grip, especially in the snow, your best bet is a set of Blizzaks. The Bridgestone Blizzak has long been one of the top performers in winter climates.
The extra-wide center tread section allows for excellent stability, while the closely-packed exterior tread blocks provide plenty of confidence on snow-packed roads. Plus, the channels on the tread direct slush away from the contact patch.
Siping runs in several directions on this tire, giving you grip under acceleration, braking and when cornering too!
The WS90 makes advances on the previous generation Blizzak tire by offering 30% stiffer tread blocks. As a result, it’s more responsive on clear roads too.