Best GMC Yukon Tires
A big truck like this deserves a big list, so we’ve compiled an extra-detailed collection of the best GMC Yukon tires to help you buy the right tires for you.
Below you’ll find our top picks for all-season tires, highway terrain tires, all-terrain tires and a few other selections for winter tires and more performance-focused ones.
What Tires Are Right for You?
To help you shop smart, it’s best to have some background on the types of tires available and some general info on what to expect from them.
First up are all-season tires, including what are called touring tires. The naming conventions can be confusing, but generally Touring tires are just more premium all-season options that tend to focus more on ride quality and long life. Typical all-seasons will offer the longest tread life.
Next are highway terrain tires. These offer some mild off-road grip for occasional use while still retaining almost all of the high mileage and low noise levels on-road.
All-Terrain tires are best for anyone who regularly goes off-road. Many are certified for true winter use. Off-road grip levels vary considerably depending on the quality of the tire.
GMC Yukon Tire Sizes
Below are the different tire size options available on different Yukon trim levels.
265/65/18 or 275/55/20 or 285/45/22
Best All-Season Tire for GMC Yukon
Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus
An excellent top pick for the best GMC Yukon tire is the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus. It’s an ideal companion to any large SUV with excellent highway manners both in terms of ride quality, stability and low noise. They aren’t as engaging to drive as some other tires, but they offer the most in areas that matter those most, including tread life with an 80,000 mile warranty.
Best All-Season Tire for GMC Yukon (alternative)
Continental Cross Contact LX 25
Continental is phasing out the Cross Contact LX 20 found on the Yukon from the factory in favor of the newer LX 25. This latest version keeps what’s great about the original and adds better fuel economy and a longer overall tread life.
Overall driving dynamics are quite good with better responsiveness than the other top tires in the segment. At the same time ride quality is whisper quiet and extremely comfortable.
The brand’s EcoPlus+ Technology further improves rolling resistance to save you money at the pump.
All-season grip is top notch, particularly in the wet where it out-performs other top tires in the segment.
Plus, the tread life of 70,000 miles is up 5,000 miles from the old LX 20 tire.
Best Highway Terrain Tire for GMC Yukon
Continental Terrain Contact HT
Offering the best in every area, but at a price, the Continental Terrain Contact HT delivers the on-road civility you want for a quiet and comfortable ride, with the capability to go off-road when you need it.
This tire has an impressive ability to deliver off-road grip, while unique elements in the tread, like sound-blocking tie-bars maintain low road noise.
Plus, the 70,000 mile tread life warranty matches many conventional all-season tires so you don’t have to sacrifice anything in that regard.
Best Highway Terrain Tire for GMC Yukon (alternative)
Hankook Dynapro HT RH12
Step down a level in terms of overall performance, both in terms of on-road driving dynamics and off-road grip, and you have these Hankooks. That might not sound like an attractive option, but the price certainly makes it one. Plus, these tires are still quite good in all respects, including a 70,000 mile expected tread life. Off-road grip is perhaps the biggest area where these tires are lacking compared to others in the segment. However, if you really just need some added grip and/or durability on gravel or dirt roads, you may never even notice.
Best All-Terrain Tire for GMC Yukon
Michelin LTX AT2
As you might expect from a Michelin, this tire is more on-road focused than many in the all-terrain segment and for a truck like the Yukon we think that’s the ideal choice.
It’s still excellently capable off-road and unlike some more aggressive tires it’s on-road grip in the wet is top notch.
Beyond that, the extra wide exterior tread blocks make for surprisingly good handling while overall it’s much more civilized in terms of low road noise than anything else in the segment.
The 60,000 mile tread life warranty is good, although not the highest in the segment.
Best All-Terrain Tire for GMC Yukon (alternative)
Toyo Open Country AT III
Pushing further into a more off-road-focused direction is the Toyo Open Country AT III, recently updated from the AT2. Compared to that tire, Toyo went in a more extreme direction adding a lot more capability with added jagged edges for more grip. On-road driving dynamics do suffer somewhat and these are definitely a touch noisier than the Michelins.
It’s certified for true winter use, which is a huge bonus.
Plus, it’s designed to last 65,000 miles.
We do also like the BFGoodrich All Terrain TA KO2, which are superior in overall off-road grip, however, the Toyos offer a much longer tread life and better on-road grip in the wet.
Best All-Season Performance Tires for GMC Yukon
If you’re looking to improve the handling of your Yukon we have a few rather different options. The Goodyears below offer the best balance of grip, all-season capability and tread life and will definitely make a big improvement without any real drawbacks. The BFGs below aren’t as engaging to drive, but do last longer by about 10,000 miles. Finally, the Generals offer the most impressive grip, but will wear quite quickly (in the 30,000 mile range). They’re really not great for colder temperatures but they are significantly less expensive than the rest.
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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.