Best Land Rover Discovery Tires
One of Land Rover’s more on-road focused models the Discovery is surprisingly off-road capable. A luxurious cabin with three rows, lots of tech and fantastic style, the Discovery is surprisingly well-priced too.
If your “Disco” is in need of some new tires, we’ve compiled a list of our top picks based on numerous factors including on-road performance, off-road grip, ride quality, warranty and price.
Land Rover Discovery Tire Sizes
Below is a list of the available trim levels for the Land Rover Discovery as well as the tire options available for each.
- SE 235/60/19 or 235/65/19 or 255/55/20 or 275/45/21
- HSE 255/55/20 or 275/45/21
- HSE Luxury 255/55/20 or 275/45/21 or 285/45/22
Best Tire for Land Rover Discovery
Michelin Defender LTX MS
A fantastic all-season that’s custom made for trucks and SUVs, the Michelin Defender LTX MS offers an excellent balance of premium features. Looking more like an actual truck tire, don’t let that fool you. It’s incredibly quiet and refined with excellent highway manners.
With heavy amounts of siping on the tread blocks, the real highlight of this tire is it’s ability to offer superior all-season performance. It’s better than most all-seasons in cold and light wintry conditions. Michelin says the tire is 10% better than past Michelin models when it comes to cold or wintry performance and stops shorter than competitor tires with similar tread life.
On that note, it does come with a 70,000 mile warranty which is one of the best in its class.
It’s a touch more expensive than the Pirellis below or many of the other all-season options, although it’s vastly less expensive than some of the more performance-focused OE fitments.
Best Tire for Land Rover Discovery (alternative)
Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II
An impressive all-season tire the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II delivers a true premium ride quality and very low noise levels. Overall handling performance is quite good. The design of the tire makes each tread block look like it’s actually made up from multiple smaller ones. This appearance is actually just an indiction of the additional siping and grooves built into the tire to deliver superior grip in inclement weather. The tread is designed to deliver reasonably athletic grip while still wearing over a long time and does come with a 65,000 mile warranty.
Land Rover does quip many Defenders with the Scorpion Zero AS from the factory. We really enjoy this tire’s sporty performance but we’re not sure that’s a critical feature for Land Rover owners. Plus, that tire doesn’t come with a set mileage warranty and costs roughly 50% more than the Verde All Season Plus II.
Best All-Season Tire for Land Rover Discovery
Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady
If you’re looking for true all-year capability in a tire, the Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady delivers. A rare tire that really lives up to the all-season name, it’s certified for true winter use and wears the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on its sidewall as proof.
Now any tire that’s going to be able to handle winter is likely to have pretty mediocre summer performance. To combat this, Goodyear designed the tire with tread blocks that lock together under hard cornering to limit flex in the contact patch and deliver a stable ad reasonably sporty ride.
More tire tech went into making it an excellent wet weather performer as well, with channels in the tire that widen as they wear to maintain grip on wet roads over the life of the tire.
Pricing is on the higher side for this tire, and the 60,000 mile warranty is lower than some of the other all-seasons, but the advantages of an all-season tire that truly works in winter are pretty obvious.
Best All-Terrain Tire for Land Rover Discovery
Falken Wildpeak AT Trail
Land Rovers are built to do impressive things off-road, though many don’t really get the chance. If you do plan some light off-roading in yours, then this is an ideal tire. The Falken Wildpeak AT Trail is designed for lighter off-roading (think dirt trails and gravel roads), though it is made to hold up to that type of use regularly. A 65,000 mile warranty is the most you’ll find for an off-road tire like this.
At the same time, it’s not only more refined on-road than other all-terrain tires, it offers better driving dynamics and lower noise levels too.
So if you think you might hit the trail, this tire is a safe bet to keep you gripping, while not being a burden to live with the rest of the time. (It’s also certified for true winter use).
Best Budget Tire for Land Rover Discovery
Cooper Endeavor Plus
Performing well above its price point, the Cooper Endeavor Plus has a lot to recommend.
While it’s more budget focused, it performs above what you’d expect both in terms of dry and wet handling performance – due in part to the heavy use of divided tread blocks as well as reinforced shoulder blocks. Wet braking performance is, however, a bit lower than the others.
Due to the heavy siping, winter grip is also surprisingly good – though we always recommend true winter tires.
Tread life of 65,000 miles is slightly less than top-tier performers, but the price is significantly less. In fact, it’s lower than its main competitors like the Kumho Crugen HP71 – long known as a budget option.
The ride is comfortable, though the tread does make a bit more noise a lower speeds than we’d like.
Longest Lasting Tire for Land Rover Discovery
This uniquely designed tire manages to combine reasonably sporty performance with long life. The extra wide exterior tread sections make for a more significant contact patch with the road, while a gripper tread compound ensures an overall dynamic package. At the same time, this design allows Nitto to deliver a tire with a 75,000 mile warranty
Comfort and noise levels are also quite impressive, though wet and wintry grip trails off more rapidly than many of the other all-seasons on this list.
Best Performance All Season Tire for Land Rover Discovery
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 All Season
Ramp-up the performance of pretty much any vehicle with this all-season tire that Michelin says is “supercar certified.”
A replacement for the Pilot Sport AS 3+, this tire delivers all the dry grip of its predecessor but also adds on better all-weather traction. A higher level of silica in the tread as well as unique siping elements like the small circle shapes on the tread blocks result in 4 percent better braking performance in the dry, 5 percent better braking performance in the wet and a 10 percent improvement in the snow
The tread life warrant is rated at 45,000 miles, which for the level of performance here is actually decent.
Best Winter Tire for Land Rover Discovery
Bridgestone Blizzak LM001
Tackle winter like a Land Rover should with the Bridgestone Blizzak LM001. The tire features a densely packed overall pattern with heavy siping to grip snow and provide exceptional traction. A center tread section and wide shoulder tread blocks then allow the tire to handle impressively on sow-covered roads – or on clear ones too. In particular, this version of the Blizzak tire is built to tackle wet and slush conditions, with a directional tread pattern that forces water away.
Land Rover Discovery Tire FAQ
What tires come on the Land Rover Discovery?
Below is a listing of each available tire size on the Land Rover Discovery as well as the specific tires equipped on that rim size from the factory.
How Long do Land Rover Discover Tires Last?
None of the factory-equipped Land Rover Discovery tires come with a factory mileage warranty. That said, based on used feedback and the UTQG rating of the tires, you should anticipate a lifespan of approximately 50,000 to 55,000 miles. This assumes you follow proper tire rotation procedures and keep the tires properly inflated at all times.
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.