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.