SUV & Truck Tire Ratings


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 Our Picks:










#1 Nokian WRG2 SUV
There is a reason this is our bestselling tire--this is the safest all season tire for any vehicle that sees winter--period. Winter, our seemingly longest and most demanding season is when the WRG2 shines the brightest. The WRG2 offers excellent control and handling on all driving surfaces, wet, dry, snow-covered and clear. The G2’s roots are traced back to a high performance winter tire designed for the high speed roads of Europe. After several revisions this tire made it to the USA as a four season tire. Don’t be fooled by its all season moniker, the WR G2's tread compound and design help it outperform all but a few of the world’s best snow tires.











#2 Hankook Dynapro RH12
The RH12 is one of our top choices for SUV’s. The Nokian WRG2 is better in winter but costs more and will not last as long as the Hankook RH12. (Expect the RH12 to outlast the WRG3 by about 10,000 miles) The RH12 places 6th out of 23 tires in Consumers Reports 2013 All Season truck tire reviews and tops the ratings for winter performance and quietness. If you are not looking for the ultimate winter traction of the Nokian WRG3 this should be on your short list.











#3 Continental CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus
This tire placed 3rd in Consumers Reports latest test, just behind 2 much more expensive Michelin tires. We give Michelin “the edge” in tread wear, outlasting the Conti LX20 by an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 miles, but the softer tread compounds of the LX20 help it perform better in winter conditions. This and the Hankook RH12 are the quietest SUV tires on the market.   The 75,000 Mile T-rating or 65,000 Mile H-rating Limited Treadwear Warranty puts it near the top of all SUV tires.











#4 Hankook Dynapro RF10
If you are not familiar with Hankook, they are the 8th largest tire manufacturer in the world.  This South Korean company is following in the footsteps of Samsung and Hyundai providing great products for less money.  The Hankook Optimo H727, DynaPro RF12 and DynaPro RF10 are some of the best built tires we have seen.  The RF10 is our top choice in an upper midgrade All Terrain light truck tire but is slightly too aggressive tread for car based SUVs.   For SUV’s our choice would be the Hankook Dynapro RF12, Conti LX20 or Nokian WRG3.











#5 General Grabber HTS
The HTS is one of the great values in SUV tires. This tire price-wise sits solidly between tires like the Hankook RF12 and economy/house brand tires of the chain tire stores. This tire is usually only a few dollars per tire more than the house brand tires and a MUCH better value. Consumer Reports rated this tire in the upper third of ALL Season Light Truck and SUV tires beating out many name brand tires such as  Cooper, Goodyear, Firestone, and many more to earn our seal of approval as one of the best SUV tire values out there. We may lean toward the Hankook Dynapro RH12 and the Nokian WRG3, but there is a lot to like in this tire.











#6 Michelin LTX M/S2
Michelin builds some of the best tires in the world and the LTX M/S2 is no exception. If you are looking for a smooth, quiet and long lasting premium tire for your SUV you won’t be disappointed. The only downside is the winter performance is about average. This tire, like most Michelins top the ratings of most every test. It was the #1 rated all season truck tire in the latest Consumer Reports test.










#7 Michelin LTX A/T2
The A/T2 like its sister the M/S2 is a premium tire. The slightly more aggressive tread of A/T2 make it more suitable for pickups, vans and vehicles that are more likely to see some off road use.  Although we like this for pickups and vans, ¾ and 1 ton vehicles (especially the ones that tow large trailers) will be better served with a commercial duty tire like the Firestone Transforce AT. This tire, like most Michelins top the ratings of most every test. It was the #2 rated all terrain truck tire in the latest Consumer Reports test.











#8 Firestone Transforce AT
If you’re driving a ¾ or 1 ton truck or van look no further.  This is the ONLY tire we recommend for those vehicles.  We have seen oilfield trucks (you know the one with pipes for bumpers and a big vise mounted on the rear of the truck); get 80,000 miles out of a set of Transforce.  Nobody is harder on tires than those guys.  This tire is exceptionally long wearing, great in the winter and quiet. This is a serious commercial duty tire at a very reasonable price.











#9 Firestone Destination A/T
Firestone is still rocking it old school with this tire design. This tire was great 15 years ago but it has simply been outclassed and out valued by many newer tires, such as the Hankook RF10. The Destination A/T is well built but there are many other good choices and no good reason to make this your first choice. Staying in the same family we prefer the more expensive Bridgestone Revo A/T 2.











#10 Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo 2
This tire sits at the top of the Bridgestone / Firestone line of light truck tires. The advanced construction of this tire makes it second to none. Dual Layer Tread (available in P-Metric sizes) helps minimize the effect of wear on wet and winter tire performance by exposing a new layer of high grip rubber as the tire wears. If this tire has an equal it would be the Michelin LTX AT2, the Michelin will last longer but the Revo has better winter traction.











#11 BF Goodrich All Terrain TA KO
It is hard to believe a tire that has been around so long can still perform nearly as well as the new designs.  This tire excels in winter and is pretty quiet considering how aggressive the tread pattern is.  BFG is part of the Michelin family and the price reflects this relationship, but so does the build quality.  The soft tread compounds that make this tire perform well in the winter, and off road, lead to shorter tire life.   Because this tire is a “cult classic” most people know that they want this tire before they talk to us.