Best Toyota RAV4 Tires
While you might think the Camry is Toyota’s number one seller, you’d be wrong. With the surge in crossovers over the past few years, the RAV4 has taken a dominant lead. It’s not just Toyota’s best selling vehicle, but the best selling of all compact crossovers.
If you’re in the market for new tires for your machine, we’ve assembled a list of the best Toyota RAV4 tires for you.
Toyota RAV4 Tire Size
Below is a list of each Toyota RAV4 trim level as well as the available tire sizes for that specific trim.
- LE 225/65/17
- Limited 235/55/19
- XLE 225/65/17 or 235/55/19
- XLE Premium 235/55/19
- Adventure 235/55/19
Best Tire for Toyota RAV4
Continental True Contact Tour
We think this is just about the perfect tire for most RAV4 owners. All-weather grip is impressive. The ride quality is extremely quiet and comfortable. And it comes with a very long 80,000 mile tread life warranty. It’s pricing is on the premium side, but that’s going to be true of any of the top tires we recommend and this tire’s long life, in particular, makes it worthwhile. If there’s any drawbacks to this tire it’s that it does trade some handling dynamics for that long life.
Best Tires for Toyota RAV4 (Alternative)
Continental Cross Contact LX 25
As a close runner-up to the tire above, we have a second Continental option to consider. Tread life here drops to 70,000 miles, though we should add that 70k is still some of the longest tread life you’ll find in this segment. The five rows of tread ribs with a center rib make for better turn-in response, while the shoulder tread sections that are all connected by a thin strip of rubber make for better handling in the corners. All-season grip is about the same, which is to say good for an all-season, but not something we recommend in the winter (we always recommend proper winter tires).
Best All-Season Tires for Toyota RAV4
Michelin Defender LTX MS
This tire could easily be top of the list as well. What makes it our top all-season pick is that its heavy siping and unique tread compound mean it out-performs other all-seasons in the wet and cold. While we do always recommend you get a proper set of winter tires if you live somewhere with snow, if you’re going to ignore that advice, these are one of your best bets (aside from an all-weather tire like the CrossClimate 2).
On top of that, they wear impressively slowly, particularly on poor roads and come with a 70,000 mile tread life warranty.
Handling dynamics aren’t quite as good as the Continental Cross Contact LX 25 tires above.
They’re also quite eco-friendly, with Michelin claiming the low rolling resistance technology will result in up to 65 gallons of fuel saved over the course of the tire’s life.
Longest Lasting Toyota RAV4 Tires
Goodyear Assurance MaxLife
Solid all-round all-season tires, the Goodyear Assurance MaxLife handles reasonably well, has above-average braking performance, and is quiet and smooth. A generally fantastic all-season tire it’s stand out feature is an 85,000 mile tread life warranty, which is more than you’ll get on any other tire for the RAV4.
Most Comfortable tire for Toyota RAV4
Goodyear Assurance ComfortDrive
It’s a common fault amongst modern crossovers that to make the high-riding vehicles handle well, engineers design them with large wheels and low profile tires. This is particularly true when it comes to the higher-trim models. As a result, ride quality can be significantly impacted and you can definitely tell that by driving a RAV4 with the 17-inch and 19-inch tires back-to-back.
To help retain handling and improve ride quality, the Goodyear Assurance ComfortDrive adds an extra layer of padding between the tire casing and the tread base to absorb the impact of bumps in the road.
Best All-Terrain Tire for Toyota RAV4
Falken Wildpeak AT Trail
Not many RAV4s hit the trails, but if you’re an exception to the rule, chances are you still want an all-terrain tire that you can live with day-to-day. Our top pick in this category is the Falken Wildpeak AT Trail. It’s designed more for gravel and dirt roads than extreme rock crawling. But don’t think that means it’s not durable. In fact, Falken still engineered it to last with regular off-road use, with a 60,000 mile tread life warranty – one of the highest of any all-terrain tire.
Plus, as an added bonus, it’s certified for true winter use and wears the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on is sidewall.
Best Budget Tire for Toyota RAV4
Kumgo Crugen Premium
Costing roughly 25 percent less than the other tires on the list, the Kumgo Crugen Premium is good enough in every respect to please the vast majority of drivers. It has no stand-out qualities, but does above average in everything from tread life to handling and all-weather grip.
A set should last roughly 60,000 miles.
Of note, this tire is identical to the old City Venture Premium tire which it replaces.
Cheapest Tire for Toyota RAV4
Laufenn S FIT AS
If saving money is your number one priority when purchasing new tires, then the Laufenn S FIT AS is your best choice. Costing roughly half of the top tires we recommend, Laufenn might sound like some no-name junk brand but is actually a budget brand under Hankook. These tires are actually more performance focused so handling is actually quite good. Wet weather grip isn’t great and cold grip is poor. Tread life is impacted by the impressive handling with a 45,000 mile warranty.
Best Winter Tire for Toyota RAV4
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
A regular top choice here at TruckTireReviews, the Blizzak DM-V2 will give you confidence and safety when the snow starts flying. The ultra-wide center tread section gives this tire an amazingly planted and confidence-inspiring drive on snow covered roads. And the sipes that run in every direction mean it not only brakes and accelerates well on snow, it handles impressively too.
It’s expensive, but it’s worth it!
Best Tire for Toyota RAV4 Prime
Michelin Primacy MXM4
Our top picks at the top of this list carry over for the specific RAV4 Prime model, and we’d also recommend the factory Michelin Primacy AS.
However, there’s another option that’s ideal for this plug-in hybrid and that is the Primacy MXM4. Built specifically for crossovers with low rolling resistance in mind, this tire will maximize your charge when you unplug and hit the road.
Overall it’s a top quality all-season tire with solid handling and good manners.
What makes it truly unique is its certification as a Michelin Green X tire, meaning it meets certain standards for environmentally conscious manufacturing. As a result, this tire doesn’t just save fuel and reduce emissions on the road, it does so before it even gets there.
What Tires Come on the Toyota RAV4?
Below is a listing of the available tire options from the factory for the RAV4 depending on if your model has 17- or 19-inch wheels.
- Toyo Open Country A38
- Firestone Destination LE2 60k
- Dunlop Grandtrek PT20
- Michelin Primacy AS
- Toyo Open Country A39 none
- Michelin Primacy AS 55k
- Yokohama Avid GT
How Long do Toyota RAV4 Tires Last?
Based on the tire equipped to your specific model and trim of RAV4, tread life ranges from approximately 50,000 miles to 60,000 miles. Many of the factory equipped tires come with no specific tread life warranty, however, the Michelin Primacy AS is estimated b Michelin to last 55,000 miles while the Firestone Destination LE2 should last 60,000 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.