Best Jeep Grand Cherokee Tires
Few vehicles offer the blend of capability and refinement that the Jeep Grand Cherokee does. But without the right set of tires, your Jeep won’t be performing to its maximum potential.
To that end we’ve assembled our top picks of the best Jeep Grand Cherokee tires based on factors such as performance, capability and durability, warranty and price.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Tire Sizes
Below is a list of each available trim of the Jeep Grand Cherokee as well as the tire sizes offered for that specific trim.
- Altitude 265/50/20
- High Altitude 265/50/20
- Laredo 245/70/17 or 265/60/18
- Limited 265/60/18 or 265/50/20
- Limited X 265/50/20
- North Edition 265/60/18
- Overland 265/60/18 or 265/50/20
- SRT 295/45/20
- Summit 265/50/20
- Trailhawk 265/60/18
- Upland 265/50/20
Best Tire for Jeep Grand Cherokee
Continental Cross Contact LX 25
Offering a mileage warranty that’s 5,000 miles longer than the Pirellis below, the Continental Cross Contact LX 25 performs admirably in all key areas.
The tread design features significant siping and segmentation to offer more biting edges and to help grip in inclement weather. Shoulder tread blocks are also joined together to add stability to the tire in cornering, making sure it enhances the cornering capabilities of a taller SUV.
Pricing is on the lower side for a tire of this capability. Plus, we enjoy Continental’s added warranty benefits like the one year (or first 2/32-inch tread wear) road hazard warranty and the complimentary road size assistance for a damaged tire (which lasts for up to three years).
Best Tire for Jeep Grand Cherokee (Alternative)
Pirelli Scorpion Strada All Season
The Pirelli Scorpion Strada All Season features a unified center tread rib for more engaging initial turn in, and reinforced shoulder blocks that are joined to the ones next to them for impressive overall cornering performance.
Braking performance in the wet and dry are first rate.
These tires are quite similar to the Scorpion Verde All Season AS tire that comes equipped on the Grand Cherokee from the factory but are approximately 20 percent cheaper and come with a 65,000 mile tread life warranty. The Scorpion Verde All Season AS tires don’t come with any warranty at all, so we have a hard time recommending them, however, if you already have them on your Jeep and are impressed with the milage we wouldn’t hesitate to buy another set.
Best All Terrain Tire for Jeep Grand Cherokee
Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar
Offered as a factory option on the Grand Cherokee the Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar is as durable as it is capable and if you’re planning to go off-roading, you don’t want to skimp in either of those areas. The tread base is manufactured with a layer of Kevlar to resist punctures out on the trail. A reinforced sidewall is also a part of the protection package. Overall grip is quite good and on-road driving dynamics and civility are also surprising.
A 60,000 mile warranty is included and pricing is about average.
Best All Terrain Tire for Jeep Grand Cherokee (Alternative)
Falken Wildpeak AT Trail
As an alternative to the Goodyear’s the Falken Wildpeak AT Trail is another all-terrain tire available for the Grand Cherokee but with a rather different focus. It’s not as durable or as capable in extreme scenarios, but doesn’t try to be. Instead this tire is made for light off-roading such as dirt or gravel trails. It is designed to hold up under regular use there and comes with an impressively long (for an all-terrain tire) 65,000 mile warranty.
With its softer focus the tread pattern was designed for superior on-road performance and it’s more civilized than the vast majority of AT tires. Plus, we love that it’s also rated for true winer driving, so these all-terrain tires work for any climate.
Best Budget Tire for Jeep Grand Cherokee
Firestone Destination LE3
Calling the new Destination LE3 a budget tire isn’t quite fair. Yes, the pricing is more affordable, but it delivers exceptionally in many areas.
The diagonal grooves running through the tread blocks provide additional water clearing capability and combined with a new read compound it delivers a high level of grip in the rain.
Dry performance is solid. It’s not fantastic, but this tire is designed more for a quiet and comfortable highway ride and it holds up to scrutiny there.
Tread life is also lengthy, increasing 10,000 miles over its predecessor for a total of 70,000 miles.
Perhaps most importantly of all is Firestone’s Traction Tech technology. This means the tire is designed to maintain its level of performance over the full length of the tire – delivering the sort of grip you get when new, for years and years.
Cheapest Tire for Jeep Grand Cherokee
A performance all-season tire, the Sentury UHPT is the most affordable tire available for the Grand Cherokee. It offers surprisingly good handling dynamics and braking capability, though this really only applies to the dry. Wet weather performance drops off quite a bit and while this is technicall an all-season it’s winter and cold-weather performance is far below expectations.
A 40,000 mile warranty is certainly on the low end. Pricing can make this hard to pass up for some drivers though. We’d just make sure you have other tires for the winter months.
Best Winter Tire for Jeep Grand Cherokee
Bridgestone Blizzak DMV2
You can’t waste Jeep’s legendary grip, so to make sure you get the most out of the Gand Cherokee in winter conditions the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV2 is our top choice. It’s a solid performer on icy roads or in cold temperatures, but where it really shines is on snow-covered roads. Here it’s extra-wide center tread section and plentiful amount of sipes lets the snow stick to it with ease and delivers fantastic traction. The on-snow confidence is impressive, and the tire even delivers top-notch braking and cornering capability on snow.
Longest Lasting Tire for Jeep Grand Cherokee
Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus
One of the better all-season tires available for the Grand Cherokee the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus can’t be beat when it comes to offering the most mileage. At 80,000 miles it has a longer warranty than any other tire for this vehicle.
It’s extra wide center ribs makes for an extremely well-planed highway ride and impressive turn-in response, while the segmented tread blocks and siping deliver some of the best all-weather capability available.
On the pricier side, for the added milage you’ll get out of these tires, they’re definitely worth it.
Best Summer Tire for Jeep Grand Cherokee
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV
If you’re looking for maximum summer grip for your Grand Cherokee then there’a really only one proper choice, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV. Offering true sports car grip for big SUVs this tire has numerous interior tread ribs to deliver impressive turn-in response, paired with ultra wide shoulder blocks that sit closely to an additional uninterrupted section of tread for not only amazing lateral grip, but consistent traction too.
A 20,000 mile tread life warranty isn’t a lot, but these are serious performance tires that are seriously sticky.
Best Tires for Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar
We don’t often recommend the factory-equipped tires as your best bet, but in this situation there’s a real case to be made for the Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar. They provide an excellent balance of overall off-road capability with decent on-road civility. An estimated tread life of 60,000 miles is on the higher side for an all-terrain tire, but that Kevlar casing really does work when it comes to protecting the tread from punctures when you’re off the beaten path.
Alternatives to consider include the BFGoodrich All Terrain TA KO2. It’s even more extreme (both in terms of protection and capability). However, it doesn’t perform as well on road and doesn’t last as long either.
What Tires Come on the Jeep Grand Cherokee?
Below is a full list of what tires are available on the Grand Cherokee depending on the wheel size equipped from the factory.
- Michelin Primacy XC
- Michelin Primacy LTX
- Michelin Premier LTX
- Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar
How long do Jeep Grand Cherokee Tires Last?
There’s a solid lifespan range for Grand Cherokee tires from the factory, ranging from 55,000 miles to 70,000 miles. The Primacy XC and LTX versions equipped on several models will last just 55,000 miles. The Goodyear Fortera HL tires that come on the smallest 17-inch rims are designed to last 60,000 miles, as are the off-road focused Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar. Many of the more premium Bridgestone tires on the higher-spec models should last approximately 70,000 miles.
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.