If you’re looking for the quietest SUV tire, thankfully the choices are relatively slim, making research less daunting. Be prepared to pay for a premium brand through, as it takes a lot of extra engineering to make quality SUV tires that can handle loads and deliver some off-road capability, while also offering a nearly-silent ride.
Below are our top picks for the quietest SUV tire.
Bridgestone Duler HL Alenza Plus
A tire that’s purpose-built for the heavier loads of even the largest SUVs, the Bridgestone Dueler HL Aleza Plus is also designed to deliver maximum luxury. This amazingly soft-riding and extremely quiet tire even has one of the longest tread life warranties you can get for an all-season truck tire at an impressive 80,000 miles. Handling is decent and grip in the wet is above average. What it really does well is offer an impressively luxurious ride.
It’s generally among the top three tires we recommend for almost any utility vehicle.
Continental Cross Contact LX 20
Engineered to be extremely quiet, this tire’s true stand out feature is actually its fuel saving technology. Engineered with the latest low rolling resistance tech, it reduces friction and can save you fuel. At the same time it offers light off-roading capability, impressive all-season grip and comes with an excellent 70,000 mile tread life warranty.
Michelin Latitude Tour
A premium touring tire, the Latitude Tour makes use of Michelin’s Comfort Control Technology, using the latest computerized design to limit road noise and cut down on vibration from the road. The result is an impeccably quiet tire that’s also equally smooth riding thanks to a twin steel belt construction that’s wrapped in polyester cord to soak up road impacts while maintaining structure over time.
Michelin Primacy MXV4
You can essentially never go wrong with a Michelin tire. The Primacy lineup is a middle-of-the-road tire that isn’t particularly impressive in any one area, but that really checks a LOT of boxes. Starting at $149 per tire, it comes with a solid 60,000 mile treadwear warranty.
It’s also comfortable, offers solid on-road performance in wet and dry, delivers long life and (of course) is impressively quiet.
Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus II
The final option in our list of quietest SUV tires is a stand out. Sure it’s quiet, but what’s most impressive is it’s mixture of driving dynamics with long life. Pirelli backs the Cinturato P7 All Season plus with a 70,000 mile treadwear warranty. True, that’s not as long as the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza but this tire is considerably more engaging to drive.
A reinforced shoulder section allows for better grip and predictability in the corners. Plus, grip in the wet is also very impressive.
Pirelli makes fitments in 15 to 17-inch sizes for numerous vehicles including the Kia Sportage, Subaru Outback, Hyundai Tucson and several Jeeps including the Jeep Cherokee, Compass and Patriot.