We like to think of the GMC Acadia as the more handsome brother of the Chevy Traverse. Underneath you’re getting the same machine. And in many respects its very close inside too. But the more chiseled feature and extra chrome make for improved road presence.
The turbocharge 4-cylinder now gives improved fuel economy on select trims, while all models have plenty of space inside.
GMC Acadia Tire Size
Depending on the trim level you select, the Acadia comes equipped with tires in one of the following sizes.
Best GMC Acadia Tire
Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady
If you’re looking to pair your SUV with a set of tires that will keep it capable all year round then look no further than the Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady tire. It’s asymmetric tread design has specific sections deigned for specific tasks.
The central band that runs around the tire makes for a stable highway ride and responsive turn-in while the wide shoulder blocks work to make the tire grip in the corners. Goodyear also designed its Tredlock technology into this tire, where the individual blocks lean on each other in corners and under heavy braking to deliver more stability in the tread.
Overall dry grip and driving dynamics are not as high as some other all-season tires on this list, but there are plenty of other advantages to this tire.
The large circumferential grooves on the tire work to evacuate water and thanks to another unique feature, when the tread wears, the actually “open up” and become wider to maintain consistent wet weather performance over the life of the tire.
And finally there’s the most significant feature of this tire, the fact that it’s rated for true winter weather. Unlike most all-seasons that aren’t really built for snow, this tire is fully capable and comes rated as such with the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on the side.
You’ll pay about a 25% premium as a result, but for many this is worthwhile.
Best GMC Acadia Tire (alternative)
Continental CrossContact LX25
If winter performance it’s a concern for you, then we’re going to recommend the Continental CrossContact LX25. Wet weather grip is slightly less than the Goodyears, but dry grip is superior, making for a more engaging ride and even shorter stopping distances on dry roads. In fact, if you look at the tread design you can see where the shoulder blocks are joined together, making for a more robust tread deign, but slightly limiting water-clearing capabilities.
The tire is designed with Continental’s latest low rolling resistance technology to help save you fuel at the pump, while it’ll also last a long time with a 70,000 mile tread life guarantee.
Best GMC Acadia Tire (Alternative)
Falken Pro G5 CSV
We don’t want to confuse matters here but there’s good reason to show yet another option here. The Falken Pro G5 CSV is a purpose-made tire for crossovers and SUVs and offered exclusively through Discount Tire.
It’s above average in wet weather performance and really very impressive in dry performance and grip. The single center rib makes for a stable and responsive highway ride, while heavier siping on the inside of the tire gives added wet weather grip.
The only drawback is the 60,000 mile tread life warranty, which is a bit lower. However, it comes with a price to match. You get what you pay for here and all things considered, it could very well be worth it to save a few dollars.
Best GMC Acadia All-Terrain Tire
Falken Wildpeak AT Trail
We talk about the Falken Wildpeak AT Trail a lot here at TruckTireReviews.com. That’s because it’s in many ways the ideal all-terrain tire for the majority of crossover and SUV owners.
In the same way that a crossover may be less off-road capable than a true SUV, but vastly more liveable for day-to-day use, this all-terrain tire gets the mix of capability and liveability just right.
In some sense it’s an all-terrain “light” tire. It’s still more capable than highway terrain tires and significantly more off-road worthy than an all-season. Designed for use on dirt trails and gravel roads, where it doesn’t take any half-measures is n durability, with a tread that’s designed to withstand abuse. It even comes with a very healthy 65,000 mile warranty.
On top of all this it’s excellently refined for on-road driving with low noise and impressive driving dynamics Plus, it’s even rated for true winter use.
Best Budget GMC Acadia Tire
Laufenn X Fit HT
Laufenn might sound like a junk brand you’ve never heard of and while it is unknown, it’s a su-division of the popular Hankook brand. The X Fit HT is a highway terrain tire offering civility on-road with a mild amount of off-road grip should you want it. Overall performance is adequate and a 60,000 mile tread wear warranty is decent. The price is fantastic though! Overall, these represent excellent value.
Cheapest GMC Acadia Tire
Ohtsu Tire FP0612 AS
If you just need new replacement tires for your Acadia, then the Ohtsu FP0612 AS will do the job. Priced at roughly half of what many of the other tires on this list go for, it boasts an aggressive tread pattern with an ultra-wide center section for a planted highway ride and immediate turn-in. The biggest drawback to these tire is in colder temperatures where the tread compound doesn’t hold up and performance drops away quickly. Summer grip is impressive though, so for warmer climates they could be an ideal cheap tire option. Just be aware that with a 40,000 mile tread life guarantee you will be replacing them again pretty soon.
Best Winter Tire for GMC Acadia
Bridgestone Blizzak DMV2
Get the ultimate confidence and safety when the snow falls with the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV2. Yes, that does sound like an ad, but it’s true.
The ultra wider interior tread section gives amazing stability on snow-covered roads, while multi-directional sipes (and lots of them) give grip when accelerating, braking and cornering.
What Tires Come on the GMC Acadia?
The Acadia comes wth three different wheel sizes, with most versions of the SUV coming with Michelin Tires. Models equipped with 17-inch, 18-inch and 20-inch tires get the Michelin Primacy Tour AS tire. Some models with the 18-inch wheels are fitted with optional Continental Cross Contact LX Sport tires.
How Long do GMC Acadia Tires Last?
The Michelin tires fitted to most versions of the Acadia are rated to last up to 55,000 miles. This assumes you follow proper tire rotation procedure and keep the tires properly inflated.
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.