Best Ford Expedition Tires

Best Ford Expedition Tires

Because bigger usually is better, the Ford Expedition will get you, your family and a few friends wherever you need to go. And it can tow a heck of a lot behind it too.

But if your tires are wearing low, we’ve assembled a list of the best Ford Expedition tires based on tread life, ride quality, performance and price.

Ford Expedition Tire Sizes

Below is a list of the different trims offered for the Ford Expedition as well as the tire sizes available on each from the factory.

  • King Ranch 285/45/22
  • Limited 275/55/20 or 285/45/22
  • Max King Ranch 285/45/22
  • Max Limited 275/55/20 or 285/45/22
  • Max Platinum 285/45/22
  • Max XLT 275/65/18 or 275/55/20
  • Platinum 285/45/22
  • XLT 275/65/18 or 275/55/20

20-inch Sizes

Best Ford Expedition Tire

Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus

You really can’t beat the combination of driving dynamics, refinement and long tire life offered by the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus. They do cost a bit of a premium, but they’re an ideal tire for a large SUV and hold up excellently for towing.

Driving dynamics aren’t this tire’s top feature. Instead it trades some grip for an extremely smooth a quiet ride.

Plus, it will last up to 80,000 miles.


Best Ford Expedition Tire (alternative)

Michelin Defender LTX MS

Runner up is the Michelin LTX MS which doesn’t have quite as lengthy a tire life (70,000 miles). It’s also not terribly engaging to drive, but it’s by no means lacking.

What makes this tire stand out is the added siping that gives it extra grip in the wet and even in light snow. We should add that every all-season tire says it offers some grip in light snow. Almost none of them do: except this tire.


Best Highway Terrain Tire for Ford Expedition

Continental Terrain Contact HT

As an alternative to an all-season tire, a highway terrain tire offers an edge when it comes to off-road grip and our top pick here is the Continental Terrain Contact HT. As far as HT tires go, it’s actually more on-road focused so off-road grip is limited, but it is sufficient for all but the serious off-road adventurer. Plus, it’s impressively civilized on the highway and comes with a 70,000 mile warranty.

Two slightly more affordable options are the Hankook Dynapro HT and Yokohama Geolandar HT G056 with the Hankooks being quite a bargain.


Best Budget Tire for Ford Expedition

Hankook Dynapro HT

hankook dynapro ht review

An affordable tire, but definitely not a “cheap” one, the Hankook Dynapro HT offers decent performance at a bargain price.

Dry and wet weather grip are about average for the segment while road noise and ride quality are quite high. Overall, this tire delivers a quality ride. And it does so for a long time with a 70,000 mile tread life warranty while costing significantly less that most rivals.


Best All-Terrain Tire for Ford Expedition

Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S

If you’re searching for real off-road capability for your Expedition there’s no shortage of good options. Selecting one just really depends on exactly what you want it to do for you.

The Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S is our top pick because it is civilized on road, has the longest tread life warranty of the bunch and is actually certified for true winter use. Some AT tires a bit too extreme for use on a more family-focused SUV but these Coopers ride almost as silently as a conventional all-season. And we love that you don’t need to swap out for winter tires when the seasons change.


Best All-Terrain Tire for Ford Expedition (alternative)

Hankook Dynapro AT2

Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11 Review

Our runner-up in the all-terrain segment is the Hankook Dynapro AT2. It’s more aggressive off-road and suffers a bit in terms of on-road civility. The AT2 is actually the replacement for the AT-M which is being phased out. That tire has for years been a factory fitment on the F-150.

We really only recommend this tire if your Expedition goes off-road regularly or if you drive on a lot of gravel/dirt roads.


Longest Lasting Tire for Ford Expedition

Nitto NT421Q

Cheapest Tire for Ford Expedition

Laufenn X Fit HT

Marketed as a highway terrain tire, this is really more of a conventional all-season.

The Laufenn is a budget-focused sub-brand of Hankook, and with Hankooks already being quite affordable, Laufenns are a real bargain.

Steering response is quite good and cornering capability is also high due to reinforced shoulder blocks that help the tire have an expanded contact patch.

While the tread design doesn’t offer much off-road grip, the tread material is made to withstand harsher use, so it will hold up on gravel roads without chunking (like you’d expect in an all-season).

You should get approximately 60,000 miles on a set, which, for the price (roughly half of what you’ll pay for some of the top tires on this list) is a serious bargain.


Best Winter Tire for Ford Expedition

Bridgestone Blizzak DMV2

Definitively one of the most extremely capable winter tires on the market, the Blizzak DM-V2 delivers amazing grip on snow thanks to its state-of-the-art tread compound and a unique tread design that offers grip in every direction.

The huge center section of tread blocks delivers outstanding stability on snow covered roads. Siping on each block runs in different directions, to give you traction going forward, reverse and while cornering. And the shoulder blocks are also heavily siped and even feature siping on the side for maximum traction.

The latest generation of Blizzak tire the DM-V2 also features a big improvement in grip dry and clear roads and isn’t as ponderous as past versions.


Best Performance Tire for Ford Expedition

Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Yokohama Parada Spec-X Review

If you’re looking to improve the driving dynamics of your Expedition, then a set of performance tires are in order.

The Parada Spec-X is designed to both deliver impressive grip, and withstand the demands of a large and heavy vehicle like the Expedition.

Shoulder tread blocks are particularly wide to help with cornering grip and stability. Two central ribs run the length of the tire to help with responsiveness in turning, as well as a high level of grip when accelerating or braking. Deep circumferential grooves and a v-shaped design to the tread blocks make sure water evacuation is easily handled.

There is no tread life on these tires, but based on their UTQG rating and consumer feedback, we anticipate you’ll see approximately 45,000 miles on a set.

The General Grabber UHP is another option o consider, although we caution that it’s a summer-only tire.


What tires come on the Ford Expedition?

As with most vehicles, a selection of different tires is offered by the manufacturer based on the trim level its respective tire size. Models equipped with 17-inch wheels run the Goodyear Wrangler Fortitue HT tire. Those equipped with 18-inch wheels run on either Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 or Michelin Primacy XC tires. For the larger sizes, Expeditions with 20-inch wheels come witted with Toyo Open Country HT-D tires and 22-inch rims feature the Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 again.

How Long do Ford Expedition Tires Last?

Based on the fact that different Expedition models use different tires, you should expect to see a range from around 60,000 to 70,000 miles on a set. The factory 18-inch Michelins are only rated to 55,000 miles but generally Michelins over-perform. The Goodyear tires are rated by their manufacturer to reach 65,000 miles, while the Hankooks should hit 70,000 miles. The factory Toyos aren’t rated for any specific mileage guarantee, although based on user reviews, they should also hit around 60,000 miles on a set  (These numbers assume proper tire rotation and inflation throughout the life of the tire).

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