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Best SUV and Truck Tires

Consumer Reports logo Consumer Reports 9/17/2018 Jeff S. Bartlett
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Choosing the right replacement SUV or truck tire can be a challenge, as many owners need to consider how their vehicle is used and must prioritize certain performance characteristics over others.

Consumer Reports has tested dozens of tire models for small and large SUVs and light-duty pickup trucks, so we can offer expert guidance to shoppers. In addition, we have ratings of nine models of all-season tires that are designed specifically for crossovers/SUVs.

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How We Test

Consumer Reports tests more than 50 tire models every year—for cars, SUVs, and trucks. Most of our 14 tests are conducted by an expert team at our 327-acre Auto Test Center in Connecticut. We also test braking on ice at a local rink, and an outside lab assesses tire rolling resistance, which affects fuel economy.

We also evaluate tread life by driving 16,000 miles (on Texas roads) on each tire set, with periodic pressure checks, vehicle alignment, and tire rotation.

Because of our extensive testing, we can offer buying advice based on actual miles driven, instead of government ratings or manufacturer warranties.

Below find our recommendations for each tire type, factoring grip, comfort, noise, treadwear, and snow traction so shoppers can find the best SUV and truck tires for their vehicles.  

All-Season Tires: General Altimax RT43

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