Best Toyota Sequoia Tires
Toyota’s largest SUV is a reliable beast. But remember, the only part of this machine that touches the ground and keeps you under control are the tires. So, if you’re current set are wearing down and you’re shopping for the best Toyota Sequoia tires, we’ve compiled a list of top picks.
Included on the list are our favorite all-season, all-terrain and highway terrain tires, as well as a few other selections. We always look at factors like ride quality, performance, durability, tread life and price.
Toyota Sequoia Tire Sizes
Below are the individual trim levels for the Sequoia as well as the tire sizes available for those trims from the factory.
- Limited 275/55/20
- Platinum 275/55/20
- SR5 275/65/18
- TRD Pro 275/65/18
- TRD Sport 275/55/20
What Tires Come on the Toyota Sequoia?
- SR5 18-inch Michelin LTX AS or Bridgestone Dueler HT D684 II
- Limited 18-inch Michelin LTX AS or Bridgestone Dueler HT D684 II
- Limited 20-inch Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza or Dunlop SP Sport 5000
- TRD Sport 18-inch Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza or Dunlop SP Sport 5000
- TRD Pro 18-inch Michelin LTX AS or Bridgestone Dueler HT D684 II
Best All-Season Tire for Toyota Sequoia
Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus
Our top pick for the Sequoia will sound and look familiar to most any owner as Toyota saw fit to equip its biggest SUV with the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza straight from the factory.
But rather than that tire, we recommend the Alenza Plus, which is the next-generation version of that tire with all the same great characteristics but an extended tread life with a warranty of 80,000 miles. It’s solid in all but true winter performance and is focused more on an excellent highway ride and civility than on sporty characteristics.
Best All-Season Tire for Toyota Sequoia (alternative)
Michelin Defender LTX MS
Those looking for an edge in winter can look to the Michelin Defender LTX MS. It’s roughly 10 percent more expensive and has a slightly lower 70,000 mile warranty compared to the Bridgestones above. It does, however, put a focus on improved winter performance and handily beats out pretty much any other all-season for actual winter grip, both on light snow and in terms of stopping capability on clear roads when it’s below freezing.
Best All Terrain Tire for Toyota Sequoia
Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S
If you plan to take your Sequoia off-road on the regular, then you’re going to need some capable and durable tires designed to do so.
Our top pick is the Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S, which combines impressive off-road grip with on-road civility and performance. There are certainly more extreme all-terrain tires on the market, but they sacrifice somewhat in terms of both on-road driving dynamics as well as comfort and noise. These Coopers do not.
The more conventional five row tread pattern means they are also quite effective at dispersing water on paved surfaces – something the more extreme al-terrain tires often have issues with.
They also come with a lengthy 65,000 mile warranty (the most of any all-terrain tire on the market) and cost less than many rivals. Plus they are certified for true winter use. Overall, a fantastic bargain.
Best All Terrain Tire for Toyota Sequoia (alternative)
Toyo Open Country AT III
The Toyo Open Country AT III is brand new and is more off-road focused than the AT II model before it. It’s impressively capable off-road in all sorts of surfaces and offers a fantastic tread life warranty of 65,000 miles. Much like the Coopers it’s also certified for use in true winter conditions.
A more aggressive tread pattern offers grip in all directions. Scalloped shoulder tread lugs offer added grip on hard surfaces and the ability to scoop through soft ground.
It’s slightly less refined on-road and doesn’t handle as well as the Coopers in the wet.
An extremely impressive tire, it’s also priced like one.
And speaking of extremely impressive and expensive, if you need even more grip and durability the BFGoodrich All Terrain TA KO2 is your best bet short of a mud-terrain tire to deliver world-class off-road grip. It’s also extremely durable with reinforced sidewalls and a tread that resists chunking.
Best Highway Terrain Tire for Toyota Sequoia
Continental Terrain Contact HT
If an all-season tire won’t provide the off-road grip you’re after, but an all-terrain tire is just too extreme for your needs, then the Goldilocks solution is a highway terrain tire.
Our top pick in this category is the Continental Terrain Contact HT. Even in this category it’s more on-road focused with excellent comfort and low noise qualities, while it can still deliver added off-road grip when called upon.
Grip in rain and snow is above average, while the tread life is a lengthy 70,000 miles.
Really the only down side of this tire is that it’s a premium option and costs like one.
Best Highway Terrain Tire for Toyota Sequoia (alternative)
Hankook Dynapro HT RH12
As a more affordable option that’s only slightly less refined, the Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 makes a great case for itself.
Grip off-road isn’t quiet what the Contis offer, but on-road driving responsiveness is excellent, thanks to a more densely packed tread section that offers good responsiveness and flexes less in cornering.
There’s still plenty of siping here for wet and wintry grip, though not quite what the Continentals offer.
A 70,000 mile tread life warranty is fantastic, as is the price, which can be up to 25% less than rival tires.
Cheapest Tire for Toyota Sequoia
Best All-Season Performance Tire for Toyota Sequoia
Best Winter Tire for Toyota Sequoia
Michelin X-Ice Snow SUV
We find ourselves often recommending either the Michelin X-Ice or the Bridgestone Blizzak tire, with the Blizzaks better for climates with lots of snow or snow packed roads. The X-Ice has long been a great tire for clear, cold roads, but never the best in snow. The new X-Ice Snow version improves that significantly. It offers a directional tread patter that’s excellent at clearing away water and slush, while still providing loads of traction on snow-covered surfaces.
We’d still say to go with the Blizzaks for particularly snowy climates, it’s just that the Michelins are now much-improved for those rarer days when you do have to tackle a real storm. And they’re arguably better for the majority of winter days, when your biggest need is traction in cold temperatures.
Cheapest Snow Tires for Toyota Sequoia
Yokohama IceGuard G075
If your budget doesn’t include opting for the best winter tires, that doesn’t mean you have to do without the safety and control they offer entirely.
Even budget winter tires perform impressively when compared to all seasons and so we’d recommend fence-sitters opt for a set of Yokohama IceGuard G075 tires which, especially for a tier-one brand like Yokohama, are incredibly affordable.
Performance isn’t spectacular, and they aren’t as good in deep snow as many other winter tires we prefer, but there’s still a big increase in on-snow grip. Plus, the unique tread compound stays compliant in colder temperatures allowing for short braking distances.
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.