Best Ford Bronco Sport Tires
Ford’s newest compact crossover diverges from the sleek lines of its rivals with a retro and rugged look that’s sure to be a hit. With standard all-wheel drive, a flexible cargo space and a high ride height for a crossover it’s impressively capable.
If you’re looking to replace the tires on your Bronco Sport or add some new ones with more off-road grip, we’ve compiled a list of our top picks based on capability, refinement, tread life and price.
Ford Bronco Sport Tire Sizes
Below is a list of each Ford Bronco Sport trim level as well as the tire sizes available from the factory for each.
- Badlands 235/65/17 or 225/65/17
- Base 225/65/17
- Big Bend 225/65/17 or 225/60/18
- First Edition 235/65/17
- Outer Banks 225/60/18
Best Tire for Ford Bronco Sport
Michelin Defender T+H
It’s not surprising to see a Michelin at the top of any best tires list. The Defender T+H is designed for use on SUVs and features a tread design that’s made to deliver grip all year round. Wet and wintry weather grip comes courtesy tiny sipes in the tread blocks that allow for more biting edges, while four circumferential grooves wick away deeper water to prevent hydroplaning. Running across the width of the tire, the tread divisions all line up to further help clear water from the contact patch and allow for optimal grip. At the same time the tire’s inner construction makes it quite comfortable while noise is extremely low.
The tread is designed to last for years and years with an extremely long 80,000 mile warranty, a number its able to achieve in part due to a design that allows road forces to be more evenly distributed across the tire, allowing for it to wear more evenly.
Best Tire for Ford Bronco Sport (alternative)
Continental Control Contact Tour AS Plus
Priced slightly less than the Michelins above and with the same 80,000 mile warranty, the early numbers appear to favor these Continentals. However, in independent testing the Control Contact Tour AS Plus offers slightly less grip in wet conditions, particularly in braking. Overall they are still extremely impressive tires combining a very high level of performance with safety and refinement. They also make use of the latest low rolling resistance technology that Continental has to offer, helping improve the fuel economy of your vehicle and reduce emissions over time.
Longest Lasting Tires for Ford Bronco Sport
Goodyear Assurance MaxLife
For tires that will outlive a warranty and them some, the Goodyear Assurance MaxLife tires lay claim to being the longest lasting tires for numerous trucks and SUVs. And you can count the Ford Bronco Sport in that group. With a guaranteed 85,000 miles they’ll be with you for years and years to come. Plus, with solid driving dynamics and braking capability in the dry and wet, as well as a quiet and comfortable ride, they offer enough sportiness and sophistication to please most any driver.
And despite the fact that with their impressive 85,000 mile claim Goodyear could probably charge a wild premium for these tires, they’re actually quite reasonably priced.
Best All-Terrain Tire for Ford Bronco Sport
Falken Wildpeak AT Trail
We know Ford likes to market the Bronco Sport as an extreme off-roader, and while it is quite capable, we suspect the majority of owners prefer the lighter side of getting outdoors. And Falken tire has made an all-terrain tire for just such an audience. The Wildpeak AT Trail is made to tackle dirt trails and gravel roads, more so than extreme rock crawling. But don’t that means it isn’t tough. What makes this tire so impressive is that it’ll do the off-roading mile after mile and not wear down as a result.
A 65,000 mile warranty is the longest of any all-terrain tire. Plus, it’s certified for extreme winter use and comes with the three-peak mountain snowflake logo its sidewall as proof.
On top of all this, it’s quieter on-road and boasts better driving dynamics too.
Best Budget Tire for Ford Bronco Sport
Kumho Solus TA11
Sometimes tires need to be custom made to handle the specific needs of SUV buyers. Sometimes they don’t. While the Bronco Sport is quite capable off-road, if you don’t plan on taking it there and do just want some affordable on-road tires the Kumho Solus TA11 does the job. Designed more for passenger cars, the smaller Bronco Sport can be equipped with them.
Offering mid-level driving dynamics and comfort they’ll please the majority of drivers, while everyone will love the impressive 75,000 mile warranty at an extremely attractive price point.
Cheapest Tires for Ford Bronco Sport
Costing less than half of what you’ll pay for the top tires on this list, the Sentury Crossover offers basic transportation at an extremely basic price. A rather conventional all-season tire it features decent responsiveness with an uninterrupted center rib, while longer shoulder blocks help with handling. A gripper tread compound is used which help the tire deliver its cornering capability in dry weather, although that comes at a cost of a lower overall tread life. A warranty of just 40,000 miles is attached to this tire. Wet weather performance starts to diminish, while the tire under-performs in the cold and in snowy conditions.
Best Winter Tires for Ford Bronco Sport
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
One of the very best winter tires available we particularly like the Blizzak DM-V2 for it’s ability to delivery safety and confidence on snow covered roads. The extra wide center section of the tread makes for a massive contact patch with the ground, and the hefty amount of siping means the tire grabs onto the snow and uses it create friction with the snow on the ground. This delivers amazing stability and confidence, while sipes that run in many directions mean the tire doesn’t just accelerate and rake well on snow covered roads, it handles well on snow as well!
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.