Best Toyota Corolla Cross Tires
Toyota’s small new crossover is growing in popularity, offering practicality, fuel economy and reliability for entry-level shoppers. When it comes time to replacing the tires on your Corolla Cross, whether it’s for winter tires, sportier tires, or just a new set of practical all-seasons, we’ve put together our top picks below.
Best Tires for Toyota Corolla Cross
Best Tire for Toyota Corolla Cross
Firestone Destination LE3
A quality tire that’s affordable too, the Firestone Destination LE3 is quite new and features some notable improvements over its predecessor. Of particular note, this all-season tire makes big strides when it comes to wet weather grip and performance.
Dry grip isn’t anything to rave about, but its certainly sufficient for this class of all-season.
One of the biggest advantages of this new tire is how it’s been engineered to deliver grip over the life of the tire, with superior traction even as it wears.
Beyond that, it’s quiet and comfortable, comes with a lengthy 70,000 mile tread life warranty and is priced attractively as well.
Best Tire for Toyota Corolla Cross (alternative)
Michelin Defender T+H
Placing this Michelin tire in second place here is a bit strange. It’s objectively a better tire. It just costs significant more and we’re not sure all drivers will appreciate the advantages enough to make it worth the price.
Perhaps the biggest highlight of these tires is the 80,000 mile tread life warranty which is exceptionally long. To achieve this Michelin makes use of a custom tread compound as well as the brand’s MaxTouch Construction, which helps the tire maintain its shape over the years, allowing it to wear more evenly.
Like the Firestone above, it’s also designed to maintain its level of grip throughout its life. In fact, Michelin really pioneered this concept with its “Total Performance” guarantee, claiming the tires will deliver the same level of grip when half-worn as when new.
If there’s any drawback here, other than the price, it’s that some customers report the ride is a bit stiffer. On a tire with more sidewall, like the 215/65/17 on the L and LE trims of the Corolla Cross, this shouldn’t be an issue though.
Best Year Round Tires for Toyota Corolla Cross
Michelin CrossClimate 2
Four-season tires are becoming increasingly popular and Michelin’s new Cross Climate 2 is making them even more attractive.
Offering true all-season capability in the dry and wet, this tire is also certified for true winter use and features the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on its sidewall as proof.
The unique tread design is shaped in an arrow pattern which offers unique benefits. The 3-D SipeLock technology places the sipes inside the tread blocks for winter grip, while those same blocks close up under braking in the dry to form a large and stable contact patch with the road.
Many similar tires provide lacklustre dry performance at the expense of winter grip. Michelin claims that in their own testing these tires stop up to 16 feet shorter than rival tires.
The biggest down side to these tires, or any other four-season tires for that matter, is the price.
Best Performance Tire for Corolla Cross
Firestone Firehawk AS
If you’re looking for improved driving dynamics and braking grip in your Corolla Cross, but don’t want to sacrifice year-round capability, the Firestone Firehawk AS is an ideal choice.
With a sticker tread compound and wide shoulder treads, it holds up well in corners. At the same time, the center tread rib is connected the entire way around the tire, making for more immediate turn-in response.
For rain and even light snow, there are plenty of biting edges (up 20% from the tire’s predecessor) while full dept sipes maintain this level of grip over the life of the tire.
These tires will wear quicker, with a 50,000 mile tread life warranty, but you’ll get plenty of enjoyment out of them for a rather resonable price.
Longest Lasting Tires for Corolla Cross
Goodyear Assurance MaxLife
If long life is your top priority for a set of new tires, you can’t do better than the aptly-named Goodyear Assurance MaxLife. This tire comes with an 85,000 mile tread life warranty and is likely to last longer than you own your car.
Beyond that, it’s an impressive all-round tire with solid all-season performance, providing agile driving dynamics, solid wet weather grip and mild winter performance.
Best Off-Road Tire for Toyota Corolla Cross
Falken Wildpeak AT Trail
It’s unlikely that many Corolla Cross models will see serious off-road use, so we wouldn’t recommend anything extreme for this vehicle. Instead, the Falken Wildpeak AT Trail is the perfect tire for grip on gravel roads or dirt trails, while also offering much higher civility on-road than most any all-terrain tire.
Importantly, it’s built to last long when driven off-road and should last up to 65,000 miles. While on-road it’s quiet and offers better wet-weather grip than a lot of AT tires.
We also love that it’s certified for true winter driving and features the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on the sidewall as an indicator of it’s capability.
Best Winter Tire for Toyota Corolla Cross
Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
You can really never go wrong with a set of Bridgestone Blizzaks.
Heavily siped and always delivering amazing winter grip, the directional tread pattern of this tire is also designed to get you moving and help you stop when the snow starts flying. The extra wider center tread section and closely packed exterior treads also help this tire handle better on cold but clear roads. Plus, the tread blocks have recently been improved to flex less, helping prolong tread life.
Grip on ice has also been improved thanks to the latest generation of Bridgestone’s Multi-Cell tread compound, featuring microscopic indents in the tread surface that work to remove the thin layer of water that builds up between the rubber and any icy surface, helping maximize grip and keep you safe.
On the pricier side, you still can’t go wrong with these Blizzaks.
Best Budget Winter Tire for Toyota Corolla Cross
General Altimax Arctic 12
We’re aware that we can be snobs about tires sometimes. And while a tire might be “the best,” it might not be the best for everyone. And a big factor in this is price.
So while this isn’t our pick for the best winter tire, it’s a fantastic option on the more affordable side of the pricing scale.
The wide central contact patch offers excellent stability on snow. Heavy siping delivers grip in many directions. Slush evacuation is quite good too!
Plus, it’s even studdable if you want.
If you live somewhere where it snows, we always recommend a set of quality winter tires and you definitely won’t be disappointed with these.
Cheapest Tire for Toyota Corolla Cross
Laufenn G Fit AS
An affordable tire from Hankook’s budget brand the Laufenn G Fit AS can be the ideal set for some drivers.
A touring all-season tire it’s comfortable and quiet. Dry weather grip and driving dynamics are also quite good, which results from a stickier tread compound.
The down side of that is a shorter overall tread life of just 45,000 miles.
Wet grip is just ok and winter grip is rather poor, so we really only suggest these for anyone in a warmer, drier climate.
You will save roughly $100 a set compared to some of the more affordable tires on this list. And you’ll save as much as $200 compared to some of the top picks.
Toyota Corolla Cross Tire Sizes
Below is a list of all Toyota Corolla Cross trims along with the tire sizes available from the factory for each.
- L 215/65/17
- LE 215/65/17
- XLE 225/55/18
What tires Comes on the Toyota Corolla Cross?
Depending on which trim level of Corolla Cross you select, it will come with different tires fitted. Both the L and LE trims come with 17-inch wheels fitted with Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tires. The trop-trim XLE comes with wider and lower profile Goodyear Assurance Finesse tires in an 18-inch fitment.