After a brief hiatus of a half-decade Ford brought back the Ranger to the US in 2019. It features some great tech features and modern turbocharged engines in a package that’s more compact than the ever-popular F-150.
Perfect for most jobs, with it’s more compact size it’s a great off-roading toy for the adventurous sort.
Ford Ranger Tire Sizes
Below we’ve detailed each trim of Ranger with the tire options available from the factory. Most of the options on our best Ford Ranger tires list should fit all of these sizes.
- Lariat 265/65/17 or 265/60/18
- Lariat FX4 265/65/17 or 265/60/18
- XL 255/70/16 or 265/65/16 or 255/65/17
- XL FX4 265/65/17
- XLT 265/65/17 or 255/65/17 or 265/60/18
- XLT FX4 265/65/17 or 265/60/18
Best Tire for Ford Ranger
Continental Terrain Contact HT
We highly recommend the Continental Terrain Contact HT for Ranger owners who spend most of their time driving on road. While not perfect for everyone, they’re certainly one of the most well-rounded offerings. On-road driving dynamics are solid and braking performance in the dry and wet are both very impressive.
As a highway terrain tire they are focused on highway use and feature a quiet and comfortable ride. They do have some all-terrain capability, however, and can tackle occasional light off-roading on dirt trails and gravel roads. And they won’t wear prematurely either with an excellent 70,000 mile tread life warranty.
Another reason to pick the Contis is their added warranty features including free replacement for the first year for tires damaged by a road hazard (pothole, nail, etc) as well as a free tire change during that period or a tow of up to 150 miles.
Best All-Terrain Tire for Ford Ranger
BFGoodrich All Terrain TA KO2
Best off-road truck tire you can buy? OK, so there are some more extreme options on the market. Instead, let’s say this is the most capable truck tire you can absolutely live with every day of your life. On road performance leaves no real desires, while the unique interlocking tread design of the BFGoodrich All Terrain TA KO2 tire lets it grip just about any surface.
Plus, it’s extremely durable and resistance to cuts, slashes, punctures and chunking. It also now comes with a 50,000 mile tread life warranty!
Some versions are rated for true winter driving as well
If there’s any down-side to the tire, it’s that it isn’t cheap. Not even close.
Best Four-Season Tire for Ford Ranger
Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S
We’d also list this tire as an alternative for the BFGs above as it is technically an all-terrain tire. It offers less capability than the BFGs but costs significantly less. Cooper did such a good job with the original AT3 in building a capable an durable tire that they expanded the lineup to include several other versions including this one, which is certified for extreme winter conditions. So if you live in a northern climate, it’s a go-to all-terrain tire.
On top of all this, it’s really quite civilized and responsive on-road. And, perhaps most impressive in the 65,000 mile tread life warranty, meaning you won’t be replacing these ATs any time soon.
Best Budget Tire for Ford Ranger
Hankook Dynapro HT RH12
One of the less-expensive options for the Ford Ranger, the Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 is an impressive highway terrain tire that really puts a lot more emphasis on the highway manners than all-terrain capability.
In particular its designed to eat up those highway miles for years and years, with an impressive 70,000 mile tread life warranty. On top of that, it has excellent road manners and solid on-road driving dynamics too.
Off-road grip isn’t going to wow you, but it’s capable enough and durable for occasional use too.
For the price, this budget tire is definitely still a very respectable option.
Cheapest Ford Ranger Tire
Pirelli Scorpion ATR
You don’t expect to see Pirellis on anyones list of the cheapest tires. And for good reason. The high performance brand famous for its Formula 1 involvement might be able to command a premium on Porsche 911s and Audi R8s, but in the pickup truck segment Pirelli needs to do what it can to sway consumers.
And one way to do that is with a very affordable price point, which is where these tires excel!
To be fair, they do also offer solid off-road performance, though more focused on trails than any extreme situations. On-road driving dynamics a quite impressive, as you might expect from a Pirelli.
The biggest thing holding these tires back, and explaining their lower price point, is the 50,000 mile tread life warranty which is lower than many competitor tires.
Best Replacement Tire for Ford Ranger
Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10
Chances are your Ranger came from the factory with either the Bridgestone Dueler HT685 or these Hankooks. The Bridgestones are decent tires, although the tread life warranty is pretty low, capability and driving dynamics are just ok and they’re not all that affordable. That said, there are better options on this list to replace them with.
One of those is the Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10. Another factory option from Ford, it’s a capable and durable all-terrain tire with a reinforced tread base and sidewall to hold up against tough driving conditions. It also features built-in stone ejectors to prevent rocks from getting caught in the tread and causing premature wear.
Decent on-road too, LT-sizes come certified with the three-peak mountain snowflake logo so you know they’ll hold up to serious winter use.
If there’s a drawback to this tire it’s that it doesn’t come with a milage guarantee. We expect around 50,000 miles on a set and if your current set have made it that far or longer, then we’d recommend this tire for sure.
Best Winter Tire for Ford Ranger
General Grabber Arctic
A winter tire designed specifically for trucks and SUVs, the General Grabber Arctic offers an excellent combination of grip on icy surfaces (including roads that look clear) and on snow-covered roads. The large center rib makes for excellent highway manners and stopping power, while the wide directional design lets it grip into snow easily and provide plenty of confidence. That same design helps clear slush from under this tire’s footprint as well.
Build for trucks its internal structure is reinforced to carry heavier loads, and the tread is designed not to wear prematurely on larger vehicles.
It’s also very reasonably priced.
What Tires Come on the Ford Ranger?
Ford offers three different tire sizes for the Ranger with different tires equipped on one of them. Models with 16- or 18-inch rims come equipped with the Bridgestone Dueler HT685 tire in either a 255/70/16 or 265/60/18 size. Trim levels equipped with 17-inch wheels run the Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 in a 265/65/17 fitment.
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.