Best GMC Sierra Tires

If your truck needs new tires, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a detailed list of the best GMC Sierra tires and carefully considered the numerous factors that go into making a great truck tire.

The list below takes into account on- and off-road capability, as well as durability, tire life, warranty and price.

GMC Sierra Tire Sizes

Below is a list of each GMC Sierra trim level as well as the corresponding tire sizes available for that trim from the factory.

  • AT 275/65/18 or 265/65/18 or 275/60/20
  • Base 265/70/17 or 255/70/17 or 275/65/18 or 275/60/20
  • Denali 275/60/20 or 275/50/22
  • Elevation 275/60/20 or 275/50/22
  • SLE 265/70/17 or 255/70/17 or 265/65/18 or 275/60/20 or 275/50/22
  • SLT 265/65/18 or 275/60/20 or 275/50/22

What is the best Tire for the GMC Sierra?

Best GMC Sierra Tire

Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT

goodyear wrangler fortitude ht review

Are these the absolute best tires for your GMC Sierra? Well, that obviously depends. If you’re looking for an all-terrain tire, we have other suggestions. If if you’re looking for something that fits a tight budget, we have other options.

All that is to say, “best” is relative. We don’t truly think the Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT is the very best tire, but it’s very good and it costs tremendously less (as much as 25% less) than its rivals. It’s also often found equipped on the Sierra direct from the factory.

As a Highway Terrain tire it offers a refined highway ride, while also offering some mild off-roading capability that’s sure to be sufficient for the average driver. The 65,000 mile tread life warranty isn’t the longest you can get, but it’s on the higher side of average.

And while it’s completely superficial, we like that it still looks like a truck tire and you have the option of either black lettering on the sidewall or a white outline.


Best GMC Sierra Tire (alternative)

Michelin Defender LTX MS

Now the Michelin Defender LTX MS might more objectively be the best tire for your Sierra. It’s more on-road focused being a true all-season tire and as such provides slightly better driving dynamics. (Would you expect anything less from a Michelin?)

Overall performance on wet and dry roads is good, though not amazing. What we actually love about this tire is it’s built-in technology that makes it more durable and capable. For starters its been tested to stop up to 10% shorter in the wet. Plus, it’s designed to maintain its grip over time even when regularly used on rough roads, under heavy loads or punishing conditions. In other words, it’s designed to handle life as a proper truck tire.

In addition to all this, Michelin managed to engineer in some low rolling resistance features that allow the tire to save up to 65 gallons of fuel over the tire’s life. And they give the tire a 70,000 mile tread life warranty.

All that said, this really is a fantastic tire. The price isn’t even bad. The Goodyears are just so much cheaper.


Best All-Terrain Tire for GMC Sierra

BFGoodrich All Terrain TA KO2

If you’re going off-roading and you want a tire that’s as capable and durable as possible, then the BFGoodrich All Terrain TA KO2 is the hrands-down number one choice. The KO2 doesn’t look like other tires and there’s something to be said for that. The unique tread design allows it to be civilized on-road with a mesh of tread blocks for good stability, while that same patter digs into just about anything off-road.

But it’s not just the amazing capability that makes this tire our top pick, it’s the tire’s durability too. The tread compound is a hearty one and resists uneven wear in the roughest of conditions. Plus, it features a reinforced sidewall thanks to BFG’s CoreGuard technology. This feature makes the tire 20 percent more resistant to punctures than rivals.

In addition to all this, the tire comes with a 50,000 mile warranty. That’s not amazing, but it’s a guarantee. And some versions come certified for true winter use as well.

This is an expensive tire, but if you’re a fan of getting off-road, it’s definitely worth it.


Best All-Terrain Tire for GMC Sierra (alternative)

Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S

cooper discoverer at3 4s review

Often one of our picks as a runner-up to the KO2 is the Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S. We love this tire’s extremely capable off-road grip and it’s superior on-road performance In fact, it definitely out-shines many competitors on the street with refinement, handling and braking capability. In fact, it’s so good on-road, that we think it’s off-road credentials are often overlooked.

This 4S version of the AT3 means it’s certified for extreme winter use, which is handy both on-road and off. On-road, compared to all-terrain tires that aren’t winter certified, it can stop up to 20 feet shorter. That’s a lot!

In addition to this, it comes with a very impressive 65,000 mile warranty. So if that ultra-extreme capability of the KO2s isn’t really necessary for you, we highly recommend these Coopers.


Best Budget Tire for GMC Sierra

Milestar Patagonia HT

Milestar Tires is a relatively young brand and one area it’s really trying to make a name for itself is in the truck segment. And that shows here with the Patagonia HT.

Far from being the best truck tire you can buy, it’s a great combination of features and value. As a highway terrain tire it’s designed for a smooth and quiet highway ride, while a unique rub that runs along the side of the shoulder lugs helps the tire track nicely and corner well.

There’s plenty of siping for ideal wet weather performance and some built-in stone ejectors to help clear rocks from the tread if you do take it off-road. It’s not a fantastic off-road tire, but it’s decent.

Well-rounded, it comes with a 60,000 mile tread life warranty and a very attractive price.


Cheapest Tire for GMC Sierra

GT Radial Savero HT2

Costing less than half the price of some of the more expensive options on this list, the GT Radial Savero HT2 actually delivers some impressive on-road grip, and not just for this price point either. Wet and dry braking are both very good.

If you use your truck more as a commuter then you probably can’t go too wrong with these tires. We always find that if you do push your truck hard, then it’s better to opt for the durability that comes with a more expensive tire.

A 50,000 mile warranty will also give you some peace of mind.


Best Winter Tire for GMC Sierra

General Grabber Arctic

If you think you need winter tires, chances are you really need them. We’ll try not to go off on a tangent and just say that, ultimately, decent winter tires are fantastic. From performance and handling to, most importantly, safety, even a mid-range set of winter tires will transform your vehicle – 4WD or not.

The General Grabber Arctic combines heavy siping with a directional tread pattern that provides great stability on snow covered roads and does a fantastic job at clearing slush.

It’s also as much as 25% less than some of the popular winter tires.


Longest Lasting Tire for GMC Sierra

Nitto NT421Q

An all-season tire that looks more high-performance than it is, the real benefit of the Nitto NT421Q is its long life. Guaranteed for 75,000 miles, if you want truck tires that will last, this is an option you can rely on.

All-season grip is above average, though as with most all-season tires, winter grip is limited.

Handling is quite good thanks to wider shoulder blocks with plenty of contact patch with the road.

NOTE: Depending on the fitment, also see the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus tire below, which offers 5,000 more miles, though it isn’t offered for all trims.


Best Tire for GMC Sierra Denali

Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus

An ideal tire to match the luxurious nature of the Denali, the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus offers capable all-season performance with supreme ride comfort. Its impressively quiet too. Grip in the dry and wet is solid though short of being sporty. It’s not built for off-roading, but can handle a little dirt and gravel. It’s also an ideal option for towing and holds up well if you tow big loads for long distances. Perhaps most impressively is the 80,000 mile tread life warranty!


What Tires Come on the GMC Sierra?

Below is a list of each tire/wheel size available on the GMC Sierra as well as the different tire options offered from the factory on those wheels.

17-inch tire options

  • General Grabber HTS
  • Bridgestone Dueler AT RH-S

18-inch tire options

  • Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT
  • Michelin Primacy LTX

20-inch tire options

  • Bridgestone Alenza AS 02
  • Goodyear Wrangler Trailrunner AT
  • Bridgestone Dueler AT RH-S

22-inch tire options

  • Bridgestone Alenza AS 02

What Tires Come on the GMC Sierra Denali?

20-inch tires

  • Bridgestone Alenza AS 02
  • Goodyear Wrangler Trailrunner AT
  • Bridgestone Dueler AT RH-S

22-inch tires

  • Bridgestone Alenza AS 02

How Long do GMC Sierra Tires Last?

Depending on how you use your truck the life of your tires will change drastically. However, we can provide some rough estimates based on average driving use.

A set of factory-equipped tires should last anywhere from 50,000 miles up to 65,000 miles. Of note, you’re likely to see lower mileage of around 55,000 miles on the Michelin Primacy LTX tires, closer to 60,000 miles on the General Grabber HTS and up to 65,000 miles on the longest-lasting Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT.

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.

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