Big and bold. That’s the Chevy Suburban. Haul around your extended family, or your boat. The Suburban can tackle it.
When all those miles add up and it’s time to replace your current set of tires, we’ve laid out our top picks for the best Chevy Suburban tires based on a list of critical qualities including on- and off-road grip, as well as tire life and price.
Chevy Suburban Tire Sizes
Below is a list of each Chevy Suburban trim level and the corresponding tire sizes available from the factory.
- LS 265/65/18 or 275/55/20 or 285/45/22
- LT 265/65/18 or 275/55/20 or 285/45/22
- Premier 275/55/20 or 285/45/22
Best Tire for Chevy Suburban
Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus
An amazing combination of luxurious ride quality and long life, the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus is the ideal tire for any large SUV. Maximizing comfort on the road, while achieving incredibly low noise levels it performs admirably in driving dynamics too.
With an 80,000 mile tread life warranty they will also last an incredibly long time.
It’s not very often you get to use the term “value” on a premium tire like a Bridgestone, so take our advice and opt for a set of these.
Best Tire for Chevy Suburban (alternative)
Michelin Defender LTX MS
They’re not quite as sporty as the Bridgestones above, or as quiet. And they don’t last quite as long either. So it’s easy to see why the Michelin Defender LTX MS isn’t top of our list. But there’s a good reason it’s number two. That’s because this tire is designed with extra siping to give it an advantage in colder temperatures and winter weather.
While most all-seasons are just terrible in the winter, these out-perform the competition and offer some actual grip. So if you’re looking for tires to actually last all year round these are an excellent choice.
Best Highway Terrain Tire for Chevy Suburban
Continental Terrain Contact HT
Slightly more affordable than the Bridgestones above, the Continental Terrain Contact HT offers excellent highway manners and a great warranty of 70,000 miles.
Handling is decent, while braking performance in the wet and dry and both great. Offering solid all-season performance, it’s even capable of some light off-roading, so if you trust your trucks all-wheel drive system to get you somewhere a little ways off-road, these tires won’t let you down.
Cheapest Tire For Chevy Suburban
Laufenn X Fit HT
As far as highway terrain tires go, the Laufenn X Fit HT is far more on-road focused with just a touch of off-road capability for dirt or gravel roads. Some aded edges on the sides of the tread blocks give a touch more traction than a conventional all-season.
Overall, this tire is better suited on-road where you’ll appreciate the comfort. Driving dynamics are fine, but nothing to get excited about. The sidewalls do double duty of offering plenty of contact with the road, while the tread blocks are reinforced for better cornering. At the same time, this design works to minimize road noise.
As for tread life, a 60,000 mile warranty is on the low end for highway terrain tires, but for the price, this is still an excellent value.
You’ll save approximately 40% of what you’d spend on a tier-one tire.
Best All-Terrain Tire for Chevy Suburban
BFGoorich All Terrain TA KO2
Some Suburbans come equipped from the factory with all-terrain tires, specifically the Goodyear Wrangler UltraTerrain AT. While not a bad tire, they’re also not great, so if you want the best off-road performance money can buy, the BFGoodrich All Terrain TA KO2 is the only choice. It costs a premium, but it’s superior. With the best off-road grip available, it’s also more durable that rival tires thanks to sidewalls that are 20 percent thicker.
On-road performance is also quite impressive, with a well-planed feel. Overall, these tires are much less ponderous than other all-terrain options.
Some versions come certified for true winter use and all versions get a 55,000 mile tread life warranty.
Best All-Terrain Tire for Chevy Suburban (Alternative)
Toyo Open Country AT III
A close runner-up to the BFG’s, Toyo’s newest Open Country AT III delivers remarkably similar off-road grip thanks to an aggressive tread pattern with plenty of notches and lots of void space.
About the only area it doesn’t match that tire is in terms of overall durability when it comes to extreme off-roading.
Where it outshines many rivals is in offering a 65,000 mile tread life warranty (50,000 miles for LT sizes).
We also love how the shoulder tread blocks feature small tie-bars, connecting the tread and allowing for less flex, and therefore better handling.
What Tires Come on a Chevy Suburban?
Below is a list of the available tire sizes on the Chevy Suburban as well as the specific tires that come equipped on those wheels.
How Long do Chevy Suburban Tires Last?
Factory equipped Chevy Suburban tires should last approximately 50,000 to 60,000 miles. Most of the OE tires don’t come with a factory warranty, however, the Michelin Primacy LTX is rated to last 55,000 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.