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


Best Ford Expedition Tires

20-inch Sizes

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. Runner up is the Michelin LTX MS which doesn’t have quite as lengthy a tire life and suffers somewhat in dry weather driving dynamics. However, it makes up for that with superior cold weather grip and decent grip on snow, something you really won’t get from many other all-season tires.

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 should be 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.

The Toyo Open Country HT D is actually a factory fitment for the Expedition and a great option as well. Tread life isn’t quite as good as the Contis however. As an alternative, some retailers (but not many) sell the newer Open Country HT II which does offer a size for the Expedition and if you can swing it for a better price than the Continentals, we’d recommend that.

Both the Hankook Dynapro HT and Yokohama Geolandar HT G056 are alternatives to those above with the Hankooks being quite a bargain.

Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus

Michelin LTX MS

Continental Terrain Contact HT

Hankook Dynapro HT

Yokohama Geolandar HT G056

Toyo Open Country HT D


Best Budget Tire for Ford Expedition

Pathfinder HT


Best All-Terrain Tire for Ford Expedition

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 Coopers below are civilized on road, have the longest tread life warranty of the bunch and are actually certified for true winter use.

Next up is a tire that comes on the Expedition from the factory and on numerous F-150 models. The Hankook Dynapro ATM is capable off-road and in all seasons, on road dynamics are decent and the price is excellent. They are just a touch louder than the Coopers.

The Michelin LTX AT2 and Continental Terrain Contact AT are quite similar, offering less off-road grip but superior on-road driving dynamics.

The Goodyear Wrangler Trailrunner AT offers significantly more off-road grip. It’s noisier and the driving dynamics on-road aren’t as good, but if you think you need this capability, these are a fantastic option.

Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S

Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10

Michelin LTX AT 2

Continental Terrain Contact AT

Goodyear Wrangler TrailRunner AT


Longest Lasting Tire for Ford Expedition

Nitto NT421Q


Cheapest Tires for Ford Expedition

Sentury UHPT

Corsa Highway Terrain Plus

Milestar Patagonia HT


Best Winter Tire for Ford Expedition

Bridgestone Blizzak DMV2


Cheapest Winter Tire for Ford Expedition

GT Radial Icepro SUV 3


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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