Best Chevy Trax Tires

Best Chevy Trax Tires

Chevy’s popular sub-compact crossover has replaced its small sedans and hatchbacks as the go-to model for practical transportation.

Now if it’s time to replace the tires on your Trax, we’ve assembled a list that’s to-the-point, offering our top picks based on performance, all-weather capability as well as tread life and price.

Chevy Trax Tire Sizes

Below is a list of each trim level available for the Chevy Trax as well as the tire sizes available for that trim from the factory. For our best Chevy Trax tires list we’ve listed our picks individually for the 16- and 18-inch fitments as the tire options available for those two sizes differ dramatically.

  • LS 205/70/16
  • LT 205/70/16 or 215/55/18
  • Premier 215/55/18

16-inch Options

Best Tire for Chevy Trax

General Altimax RT43

Offering outstanding value, the General Altimax RT43 is a genuinely decent tire that also just happens to be incredibly affordable. Braking performance in the dry and wet are both solid. They aren’t best-in-class, but they aren’t far off either.

All-season grip is above average. Plus we really like that the tire comes with built-in alignment indicators and replacement tire monitors so you can keep an eye on how your tires are wearing, and fix them quickly if your alignment is out, so you can prolong tire life.

And speaking of tire life, the Altimax RT43 is rated for an impressive 75,000 miles.

It’s also aggressively priced.


Best Tire for Chevy Trax (alternative)

Cooper CS5 Grand Touring

Cooper CS5 Grand Touring Review

You could flip a coin between the Generals above and these Coopers. The CS5 Grand Touring offers slightly more tire life with an 80,000 mile warranty and costs a few dollars more too.

Overall performance in the dry is slightly less engaging, however, road noise levels and comfort are slightly better. It definitely delivers a more premium ride.


Longest Lasting Tire for Chevy Trax

Yokohama Avid Ascend LX

The Yokohama Avid Ascend LX could also be easily exchanged for our other two options below. Pricing again climbs up a bit for this tire, but it’s still incredibly affordable. Where it stands out is in its overall tread life, with a guaranteed 85,000 miles per tire.

Wet and dry weather grip don’t suffer any as a result and neither does highway ride quality. So you’ll pay a little more, and you get a little more.


18-inch Options

Best Tire for Chevy Trax

Nexen Aria AH7

This might be one of the first times we’ve ever recommended a Nexen tire as a top pick. And it’s definitely deserving.

The Aria AH7 proves you don’t have to spent a lot to get a lot. It offers a quiet and smooth ride. The driving dynamics aren’t what we’d call sporty, but they definitely get the job done and grip is solid in both the dry and wet.

What’s really impressive is the 80,000 mile tread life warranty at a very attractive price point.


Best Tire for Chevy Trax (alternative)

Continental Pro Contact

The factory tire on most Chevy Trax models, the Continental Pro Contact really does offer excellent value for the money. Compared to the Nexen tire above it’s quite different. Overall driving engagement takes a big step forward with a much gripper tread compound and a more aggressive design that’s built to hold the road. Connected shoulder blocks make for more stable cornering, plus it offers better grip in colder temperatures.

As a result of all this it does wear faster and comes with a tread life warranty that’s 20,000 miles less. And it costs roughly the same.


Longest Lasting tire for Chevy Trax

Hankook Kinergy PT H737

Thanks to the compact size of the Trax it’s able to truly slot between segments. While technically a crossover, many passenger car tires are suited to it. One such tire is the Hankook Kinergy PT H737 which boasts an incredible 90,000 mile tread life warranty.

That’s so long that you might not even care about any other characteristics of this tire. Except maybe the price, which will make you want to snap up a set even faster.


Chevy Trax Tire FAQ

What tires come on the Chevy Trax?

16-inch sizes

Continental ContiPro Contact

18-inch sizes

Continental ContiPro Contact

How long do Chevy Trax tires last?

All versions of the Chevy Trax come equipped with Continental ContiPro Contact tires designed to last approximately 60,000 miles. To achieve this, however, the tires must be properly inflated at all times and proper rotation procedures followed.

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.

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