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 every-popular F-150.
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 these Continental Tires 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.
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 it’s 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.