Best Pickup Truck Tires
Why have a truck if you can’t make great use of it? Not having the best tires is like having a truck bed made of wood… it makes your pickup underperform. So here are five of the best choices for proper all-terrain tires that are good on-road and off-road, have decent wear rating and are reasonably quiet.
There are more capable off-road tires and there are higher milage on-road tires with better noise-ratings, but these five tires blend the best qualities in the right mix to make sure your truck has the tires it needs.
This list compiles eight of the most capable tires, with the real-world and real-life features we think real pickup truck drivers want!
8 of the Best Pickup Truck Tires
8. General Grabber HTS60
Almost all the tires on this list are all-terrain options. The Grabber HTS60 is not. So if you’re hunting for off-road grip, keep hunting.
Instead this all-season tire offers an excellent balance of all-season grip, handling, low road noise and high comfort levels, combined with an extremely attractive price. It won’t wow you in any one area, except that it will impress you overall, without you having to spend very much.
It also comes with a solid 65,000 mile warranty.
7. Falken Wildpeak A/T3W
It looks great and has proper off-road grip, as well as solid wet weather performance and great winter performance too. Generally this tire is a bargain. Plus it comes with a 55,000 mile treadwear warranty.
If there’s anywhere this tire lacks compared to the other tires on this list of the Best Pickup Truck Tires, it’s outright off-road grip. Still, it’ll tackle all but the most extreme situations.
6. Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10
Another well-priced option on this list, the Hankook Dynapro is designed for aggressive all-terrain driving.
On the plus side it has great tread life and impressive dry performance. It’s also extremely versatile and overall delivers impressive value.
If there are any down-sides, it’s that the LA version has a less-than-ideal warranty and the tires could be a touch quieter compared to the other tires on this list.
5. Toyo Open Country AT III
Replacing the already impressive Open Country AT2, the new AT III takes Toyos off-road performance up a level.
The old street-focused tread pattern has been replace with something more aggressive for off-road use. As a result, there are now more biting edge, more void space to grip on low traction surfaces, and a more even distribution of void and tread as well.
As a result overall performance isn’t just better, it’s more consistent.
On top of all this, it’s now certified for true winter use, so it’s significantly more capable no matter the season.
4. Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S
One of the newest tires on this list of the Best Pickup Truck Tires, the AT3 4S is part of a newly expanded AT3 lineup from Cooper Tire.
Brand new from the off-road experts at Cooper Tire, the Discoverer AT3 4S is part of an expanded A/T3 lineup. It delivers everything we loved about the AT3, including impressive off-rod grip, as well as a very high level of on-road performance in both wet and dry conditions. Plus, as the 4S indicates, it’s properly suited for snow. It’s also made in the USA!
If there’s anything not to live about the tire it’s that there are some compromises in noise quality – likely due to the winter capability.
3. Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar
This tire brings together excellent levels of grip and on-road performance. The void space is significant and delivers lots of grip in lose surfaces.
Plus, as the name suggests, this tire is extremely durable with actual Kevlar built into the casing to prevent punctures.
LT-sizes get the three-peak mountain snowflake logo, so they are rated for extreme winter performance. Plus, those LT-sizes get 30% more steel in their construction so they’ll hold up under heavier loads.
2. Michelin Defender LTX MS
A lot of the tires on this list have some serious off-road credentials. But that might not be what you’re looking for. In that case, our top pick for a more highway-focused tire is this Michelin.
It’s quite and comfortable and will last a long long time with a 70,000 mile tread life warranty (for most speed ratings). Offering some off-road grip, what really makes this tire stand out is its all-weather capability, with winter traction beyond what you’d normally get in a conventional all-season.
1. BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2
It’s little surprise to see the BFGoodrich T/A KO2 at the top of this list.
It’s a stand-out even among this group of impressively-capable off-roaders.
The all-terrain capability is exceeded only by the tires true off-road durability – a must if you’re serious about off-roading. We even love it’s winter performance.
Simply put, there really isn’t a better option.
So what’s the catch?
Simple, it’s expensive. As they say, you get what you pay for. Oh, and the ride is a bit stiff on-road.
The Best Ford F-150 Tires
If you’re hunting for tires specifically for a Ford F-150 (and considering its the best selling pickup truck in America for four decades, you probably are) we suggest you check out our more detailed list of the Best Tires for Ford F-150s.