Changing the electric vehicle segment forever, Ford as rolled out the F-150 Lightning, delivering all the efficiency and performance of an EV with the rugged capability of a true truck.
Ford F-150 Lightning Tire Sizes
The Lightning comes equipped with three different tire sizes from the factory depending on the specific trim level you select. Sizes include a 275/65/18 a mid-size 275/60/20 and the largest 275/50/22.
Best All-Season Tire for Ford F-150 Lightning
Pirelli Scorpion AS Plus 3
Pirelli’s newest entry into the all-season truck segment is winning everyone over – including us. While Pirelli tires have long been known for performance, they usually came with reduced tread life and a premium price. Plus, Pirelli has never been a brand that truck-buyers would flock to. That’s all changed now.
The Scorpion AS Plus 3 delivers the increased driving dynamics you’d expect, with loads of grip and predictable handling. Overall, performance is above what you’d expect for an all-season tire.
Impressively, a custom tread compound and wide water evacuation channels mean it maintains much of this grip in the wet too.
Ride comfort is impressive even on lower-profile fitments while road noise is incredibly low. As for tread life, it’s on par with the best, at 70,000 miles.
Best All-Season Tire for Ford F-150 Lightning (Alternative)
Michelin Defender LTX MS
This Michelin option is regularly one of our overall top picks for any truck, and for numerous reasons. A compelling all-season tire it offers an excellent mix of performance with a quiet and comfortable ride.
The zig-zag siping used across the tread pattern is unique for an all-season and gives heightened performance in the wet and some of the very best winter grip you’ll find in an all-season tire.
The tread is also quite durable, lasting up to 70,000 miles, even if you treat it harshly on gravel roads.
Best All-Terrain Tire for Ford F-150 Lightning
Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S
If you’re looking for an all-terrain tire that offers better-than-expected on-road traction and civility, then look no further.
While some AT tires are certainly more extreme, they come with real drawbacks in the real world. This tire doesn’t.
It rides and performs incredibly close to an all-season on the road. Plus, it’s rated for true winter performance (note the heavy siping on the tread blocks). This mean you can run it all year long no matter what.
Solidly capable off-road it’s not an extreme performer but will more than satisfy 90 percent of drivers.
The 65,000 mile warranty is as long as you’ll find on an all-terrain tire.
Toyo Open Country AT III
Best All-Terrain Tire for Ford F-150 Lightning (Alternative)
With the Open Country AT III, Toyo made a serious effort to pivot away from the middle of the road and instead focus on serious off-road performance.
This hyper-aggressive all-terrain tire rivals the very best in ultimate off-road grip, regardless of the surface. There are more biting edges and more void space for added grip.
The siping and a unique compound mean it’s also now four-season capable, so you can actually run these in snow without issue.
On-road handling performance is slightly reduced and noise is increased somewhat – but you won’t care about either when you’re hitting the trails.
Best Budget Tire for Ford F-150 Lightning
Firestone Destination LE3
What seems like a very conventional all-season tire, the Firestone DestinationLE3 is built with technology that will deliver benefits over the life of the tire. Critically, the tread compound and design have been created to deliver high levels of wet weather grip, not just when the tire is new, but also once it is quite worn.
In addition to wet performance, siping on the tires gives it come mild winter grip.
An expected tread life of 70,000 miles is excellent, especially considering the more affordable price.
Cheapest Tire for Ford F-150 Lightning
Laufenn X Fit HT
If you’re looking to save on a set of tires, Laufenn offers a compelling option that’s actually quite decent. You’ll certainly sacrifice in some areas on a budget tire like this, but rest assured that it’s still a quality option. (Laufenn, is actually a sub-brand of Hankook).
This highway terrain tire offers respectable on-road manners and decent driving performance with mild off-road capability. It’s less-capable than most highway terrain tires but it offers a step up from all-seasons.
The 60,000 mile warranty is low for this class of tire, but for the price, it represents great value.
Best Winter Tire for Ford F-150 Lightning
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
If winter grip – snow traction in particular – is what you’re looking for then you definitely can’t go wrong with a set of Blizzak tires.
The DM-V2 is one of the very latest iterations of Bridgestone’s iconic winter tire and while it adds improved grip on ice and dry roads it continues to offer world-class grip in the snow.
The heavily siped tread blocks feature zig-zags in every direction to offer maximum grip, while the ultra-wide center tread section delivers an amazingly stable drive when on top of snow-packed roads.
What Tires Come on the Ford F-150 Lightning?
Depending on your choice of factory tire size, your Lighting will come equipped with one of the following five tires from four different brands.
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