The Durango is a real outlier in the mid-size SUV segment. While most rivals are true crossovers, Dodge built the Durango to be more of a real SUV, with brawnier engines, a more truck-like drive and superior towing capability too.
It’s also got fantastic style, and backs that up with some pretty serious performance options too.
Dodge Durango Tire Size
Below is a list of the different Durango tire sizes based on each trim level. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite tire picks for the Durango based on everything from performance (on and off-road) as well as warranty and price.
- SRT 295/45/20
- V6 Citadel 265/50/20
- V6 GT 265/60/18 or 265/50/20
- V6 SXT 265/60/18
- V6 SXT + 265/60/18 or 265/50/20
- V8 Citadel 265/50/20
- V8 R/T 265/50/20
Best Dodge Durango Tire
Continental Terrain Contact HT
Offering a sophisticated highway ride at an excellent price point, the Continental Terrain Contact HT is an excellent pick to pair with the Dodge Durango.
The tire is designed for optimal ride comfort and quietness, while still offering extremely impressive braking performance in both the wet and dry. Driving dynamics are decent, while the warranty is an impressive 70,000 miles.
All said, this tire is just as good as rivals from Bridgestone, Michelin and Goodyear but at a better price point.
We also appreciate Continental’s Total Confidence Plan that includes a free flat tire change or 150 mile tow for the first year, as well as a free replacement for any tire that has been damaged due to a road hazard.
Best Dodge Durango Tire (alternative)
Continental Cross Contact LX25
With a slightly more performance focus than the Terrain Contact HT, the Cross Contact LX25 delivers an engaging ride with a robust center rib for responsiveness and interconnected shoulder treads for overall superior handling in corners. There’s still plenty of siping on the treads and plenty of angled water evacuation channels to deliver solid all-season grip.
Braking performance in the dry and wet is actually a bit less than the Terrain Contact HT, but only marginally, while overall driving enjoyment and grip is superior.
The Cross Contact LX25 offers a 70,000 mile warranty as well as the brand’s Total Confidence Plan.
Depending on your trim of Durango and size of tire, only one of these two Continentals may be an option for you. Both are excellent picks!
Best All-Terrain Tire for Dodge Durango
Falken Wildpeak AT3W
If you are planning to use your Durango off-road, this all-terrain tire delivers excellent off-road grip in all sorts of loose surfaces. Looking almost like a mud-terrain tire the mesh of interior tread blocks doesn’t just look great, it serves numerous purposes. For starters, it allows the tread to dig into loose surfaces and offer exceptional grip. And on-road the complex patter makes for a surprisingly stable and comfortable ride.
We also appreciate the added sidewall features on this tire to help give an extra layer of protection against cuts and slashes from sharp rocks.
With a 55,000 mile tread life warranty, pricing for the Wildpeak AT3W is quite reasonable for an all-terrain tire.
And on top of all this, it’s certified for true winter use in harsh climates, so it’s perfect to go anywhere, no matter the season.
Cheapest Dodge Durango Tire
Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport
A performance all-season tire that will enhance the handling capability of the Durango without damaging your bank account. The Bridgestone Duler HP Sport features a consistent center rib for great responsiveness and a planted highway ride at speed. The extra wider shoulder blocks also put a lot of rubber on the ground for high levels of traction.
In addition, a softer rubber compound is used to enhance overall grip.
Wet weather capability is quite good, however, overall tread life is expected to be less than 50,000 miles. (Bridgestone doesn’t offer a milage warranty on these tires).
We don’t recommend these tires if you live somewhere that’s colder, as wintry performance falls off very fast. But otherwise, these are an impressive tire that will enhance the handling capability of your Durango for a low, low cost.
Cheapest Dodge Durango Tire (alternative)
Corsa Highway Terrain Plus
If you’r just looking to replace your current set of tires and want to spend as little to do so as possible the Corsa Highwy Terrain Plus is your best bet. Grip on dry surfaces is actually surprisingly good, while wet wether grip leaves something to be desired. The tread is guaranteed to last for 40,000 miles.
Best Budget Tire for Dodge Durango
A budget tire, but far from being a bad one, the Pathfinder HT is a surprisingly great deal for the money. This highway terrain tire delivers a great highway ride, while braking performance is overall decent in both the wet and dry.
We’re impressed that a tire of this price point comes with a 60,000 mile tread life warranty and overall find the Pathfinder HT to be an excellent value for the money.
Best Dodge Durango Performance Tire
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV
If you’re looking for maximum on-road grip from your Durango, then look no further than the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV. Designed with ultra high performance SUVs in mind, it combines a huge contact patch with an ultra-grippy rubber compound. In addition, it features four large channels to evacuate water and the interior tread blocks are separated by wide lateral channels to force water away from the tire. The exterior tread blocks are extra wide to deliver superior grip for high-riding and heavy machines. These tires do some with a 20,000 mile guarantee, which doesn’t sound like much, but it’s pretty rare in this category.
For maximum levels of grip and driving feel, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV is an easy top choice.
Cheapest Dodge Durango Performance Tire
Costing almost half of the Michelins above, the NT420 certainly looks unique. This stylish tire is a high-performance all-season so while it won’t grip to the same levels as the Pilot Sports, it’s more versatile in different weather conditions. Deeper tread blocks make for excellent water evacuation, while the huge exterior tread blocks hold up impressively under cornering.
Using a harder tread compound there is no warranty to speak of here.
Best Winter Tires for Dodge Durango
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
Hands-down our top pick for best winter tire for pretty much any truck or SUV, the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 lets you tackle winter head-on. The ultra-wide center section gives amazing stability on snow, while sipes that run in every direction give grip under acceleration, braking and handling. And the massive number of sipes allow this tire to grab hold in snow covered roads and grip amazingly well.
With impressive performance on clear, cold roads as well, and impressive tire life, these tires do cost a premium but they’re definitely worth it.
What Tires Come on the Dodge Durango?
Numerous different tire options come on the Durango from the factory. Here are a few options in the popular 265/50/20 size:
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.