If you’re shopping for new tires and long life is you’re number one priority, we’ve put together our top selections for the longest lasting SUV tires.
The term “SUV” is rather generic so all of these options might not be right for you. To that end, we’ve included some options more for crossovers and some for more truck-based SUVs. In addition, we’ve decided to highlight some of the longest lasting all-terrain tires to deliver many miles off-road.
Hankook Kinergy PT H737
Warranty: 90,000 miles
This all-season touring tire might be the right fit for you. Or it might not. It’s not really an SUV tire per say. In fact, it’s not really an SUV tire at all, but as the line between what is a crossover or SUV and what is a sedan continues to blur, many compact crossovers can make use of what would traditionally be known as sedan tires.
So we’ll say up front that if you’re crossover or SUV is larger in size, it’s highly unlikely there’s a Hankook Kinergy PT H737 for you.
A touring all-season tire it’s not overly dynamic to drive, but does instead offer a stable and quiet highway ride. The mostly solid center tread delivers decent direction changes, while the serrated tread blocks make for solid grip in the wet and some wintry capability.
This tire really won’t blow anyone away, except perhaps for how little you’ll pay for 90,000 miles.
Goodyear Assurance MaxLife
Warranty: 85,000 miles
With fitments for almost every crossover and SUV on the market, Goodyear made this tire specifically to rank at the top of every “longest lasting” list.
Offering the refinement of a touring tire and the driving dynamics of a performance all-season, this is a well-rounded tire (pardon the pun).
Priced on the premium end of the spectrum, it offers all the performance and refinement one would expect.
Michelin Defender T+H
Warranty: 80,000 miles
Just slightly less than the Goodyear’s Michelin makes a compelling claim for your hard earned money thanks to the combination of two technologies. Michelin’s EverTread compound resists wearing, while also offering a ride quality that’s comfortable and quiet.
This tread compound works with the brand’s MaxTouch construction, which is designed to distribute the weight of your vehicle evenly across the tire, and over time. One of the major factors impacting tire life is actually uneven wear and this prevents that from happening.
Overall, we’ll let the owners speak for themselves here. With over 4,000 user reviews at Discount Tire, this tire is recommended by 96.7% of owners!
Longest Lasting All-Terrain Tires
Falken Wildpeak AT Trail
Warranty: 65,000 miles
While most all-terrain tires are really made for “true” SUVs or pickup trucks, Falken designed the Wildpeak AT Trail more for modern crossovers. It’s built less for extreme capability and more for regular use on dirt trails and gravel roads.
While it is less capable than many rivals, it is still built for durability, as the warranty indicates.
With this softer focus, it’s also much nicer on-road than most, with a quieter ride, better driving dynamics and superior wet traction.
It’s also certified for true winter use.
Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S
Warranty: 65,000 miles
One of the newer additions to Cooper’s Discoverer lineup is the AT3 4S adds true all-winter capability to an already impressive tire. Grip is truly impressive as is overall durability. Plus, the tire’s inner construction is built to handle heavy loads and hold up to abuse.
The Nitto Terra Grappler G2 and Toyo Open Country AT III are two other solid options. Depending on the size and fitment the mileage warranty can be anywhere from 50,000 miles up to 65,000 mile.