Best Ford Maverick Tires

Best Ford Maverick Tires

Ford continues to innovate in the truck space, launching the Maverick small pickup with amazing fuel economy and an extremely attractive price point.

When it comes time to replace your Maverick’s tires, we’ve outlined a list of our top picks.


Best Tires for Ford Maverick

Our top pick is the Michelin Defender T+H for offering a quality year-round performer with impressive long life. Handling dynamics are also quite good, although you will pay top dollar for this tire. A close runner-up is the Continental Cross Contact LX 25. One of our regular top picks for any truck or SUV, it’s both luxurious and sporty with a longer tread life as well.

From there the Bridgestone Ecopia HL 422 Plus is less engaging to drive, but very quiet, comfortable and fuel efficient. You can also opt for the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus which isn’t quiet as fuel efficient but is just as refined and offers longer life. It’s pricey, but it’s really built for big vehicles so if you’re going to tow, we like this option.

Next up on the slightly more affordable side of the top-tier tires are the Firestone Destination LE 3 and Yokohama Geolandar CV G058. And finally there’s the Michelin Defender LTX MS, another of our regular top picks. It’s really out-performs rivals in the snow, so if you should run winter tires where you live, but you just choose not to, these are one of your safest bests to get you though the winter. (Or opt for some four-season tires like the Michelin CrossContact2).

Michelin Defender T+H

Continental Cross Contact LX 25

Bridgestone Ecopia HL 422 Plus

Firestone Destination LE 3

Yokohama Geolandar CV G058

Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus

Michelin Defender LTX MS


Longest Lasting Tires for Ford Maverick

If your Maverick has18-inch wheels there’s the Goodyear Assurance MaxLife tires, which come with an 85,000 mile tread life warranty, the most for any truck or SUV tire. Mavericks fitted with 17-inch wheels can instead opt for the Hankook Kinergy PT which is made originally for cars, but will work for the Maverick’s specs and promise 90,000 miles on a set!

Hankook Kinergy PT

Goodyear Assurance MaxLife


Best Budget Tire for Ford Maverick

Kumho Crugen HT51

General Altimax RT43


Best All-Terrain Tire for Ford Maverick

Falken Wildpeak AT Trail


Cheapest Tire for Ford Maverick

You can probably find cheaper tires than the Hankook Kinergy ST out there, but this is one extremely affordable tire from a reputable brand with solid tread life.

Hankook Kinergy ST


Most Fuel Efficient Tire for Ford Maverick:

Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max


Ford Maverick Tire Sizes

Below is a list of tire sizes fitted to the Maverick, depending on the trim level and powertrain of the truck.

  • FWD Lariat: 225/65/17 or 225/60/18
  • FWD XL: 225/65/17
  • FWD XLT: 225/65/17
  • Hybrid: 225/60/18
  • AWD Lariat: 225/65/17 or 235/65/17 or 225/60/18
  • AWD Lariat: 225/65/17
  • AWD XLT: 225/65/17


What Tires Come on the Ford Maverick?

17-inch tires: Michelin Primacy AS, Pirelli Scorpion ATR, Continental Pro Contact TX or Falken Wildpeak AT3W

18-inch tires: Michelin Primacy AS

How Long to Ford Maverick Tires Last?

Tread life for a set of factory-equipped Ford Maverick tires will vary by about 15,000 miles depending on the specific tires on the truck. Factory Michelin tires are rated for the longest life and should last around 65,000 miles on a set. Continental-equipped Mavericks will see closer to 55,000 miles. As for those with the factory-equipped all-terrain Pirelli tires, you’ll see just over 50,000 miles – although that will depend more on how much off-roading you actually do.

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.



2 thoughts on “Best Ford Maverick Tires”

  1. Ready to turn in my 2018 Explorer limited with 20″ tires…why would Ford put 17 and 18 on even a small truck is beyond me. I’m looking at the Mav but going downsize bugs me. At least put 19″ on the Lariat model not 18″s. what’s wrong with that picture, Ford!

  2. I read elsewhere that the xl and xlt hybrid come with Continental CrossContact. If it’s true that stock tires varies, does anybody know which model of the CrossContact come OEM?

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