SUVs are some of the most common vehicles on the roads today, due largely to their versatility, interior space, on-road style and off-road capabilities. But choosing the right all-season tires for your SUV can take some time and research. You want great traction, road grip and braking on all types of terrain and in all weather conditions. Of course, you also want value for your money. Below are some of the best all-season tires for SUVs.
Continental Cross Contact LX20 with Eco Plus Technology
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology offers many advantages that keep you confidently on the road and less concerned about tire repair. These touring all-season SUV tires provide excellent dry condition handling and very good performance in rainy, snowy and icy conditions, too. They provide the luxurious ride quality you want to match your luxury SUV model’s styling and handling. Your ride is quiet on the highway, while you also enjoy cost savings at the gas pump through improved fuel economy. You can expect very responsive cornering, great grip, braking and traction. Buyers certainly benefit from the brand’s 70,000-mile treadwear warranty.
Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus
Slightly lower on the responsiveness scale, but still providing excellent value in other ways, the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus makes a great choice for your SUV. This tire model is a winner in the categories of comfort and quietness with top-notch durability. From these tires you can expect good performance in many weather conditions, even light snow. Other benefits include great stability at high speeds, excellent traction, strong braking and confident grip. Although it does not rate as being the most responsive among all-season tires for SUVs, you certainly benefit from the 80,000-mile treadwear warranty. That’s a long time to worry less about tire repair.
Michelin Premier LTX
If you want best-in-class handling and responsiveness, turn to the Michelin Premier LTX for your SUV. These tires offer excellent grip and traction on dry surfaces as well as in wet and snowy conditions. You can expect an extremely quiet, comfortable ride throughout all seasons. The treadwear warranty is one difference to note when comparing to competitors, however. It is limited to 60,000 miles. Another difference is the cost, considered expensive among others of this category.
Cooper Discoverer SRX
If you want excellent dry and wet condition handling, comfort over bumps and a decent warranty at a good price, the Cooper Discoverer SRX offers what you want. Despite being all-season, these tires only offer mediocre snow traction, however. Otherwise, you can expect great grip, braking and traction from this low-priced model with a treadwear warranty of between 70,000 and 75,000 miles.
Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max
Responsive handling, good hydroplaning resistance, excellent traction in dry and wet conditions and fuel-efficiency are the top selling points for the Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max. These all-season tires also work well in light snow, providing confident traction and braking. The downsides of this model are its ride quality and 65,000-mile treadwear warranty.
Michelin Cross Climate SUV
Despite a very low 50,000-mile treadwear warranty, the Michelin CrossClimate SUV all-season tire offers excellent traction and braking in wet conditions, ice and light snow. It also provides responsive handling with good grip. In fact, many experts consider the CrossClimate SUV the best all-weather tire this year.
Michelin Defender LTX M/S
The benefits of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S include excellence in dry conditions, regardless of outdoor temperature. This tire is also considered outstanding for wet traction while providing a quiet, comfortable ride in all seasons. You can also use the model for hauling and towing large trailers. High-speed stability, grip and braking are other positive attributes, although traction in light snow is not as good as top quality competitors. T-, H- and V-speed rated models of the Michelin Defender LTX provide a 70,000-mile treadwear warranty. W-speed rated models offer a 50,000-mile warranty.
General Grabber HTS60
The Grabber HTS60 lives up to its name with great performance in both wet and dry conditions. Still, it provides a quiet and comfortable ride at a fair price with a boastful 65,000-mile treadwear warranty. Although heavy-duty models are excellent for towing, they do not perform as well in the rain. When towing, you can expect great highway stability. In dry conditions, these tires provide top-quality grip, braking and traction. Light-duty models also excel in wet traction, whereas the heavy-duty models have fewer circumferential grooves, limiting the tire’s performance in downpours.
Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar
Some of the positive attributes of the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar include tough construction you would expect from a tire with both “adventure” and “Kevlar” in the name. You can use these tires anywhere confidently, braving every type of off-road terrain. Still, performance on the road is a pleasant surprise with great handling and braking in all conditions. With the tire’s 3PMSF rating you do not have to sweat snow or ice. At the same time, aggressively deep tread pattern provides the adventuresome traction you want for getting out in the dirt, rocks and mud. Of course, all of this exciting performance comes with a downside. That is, the tire is expectedly noisy on the highway. Still, you gain a best-in-class 60,000-mile treadwear warranty when making this buying decision.
BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3
If you want exceptional mud-terrain performance with all-terrain excellence, turn to the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3. As its name suggests, this tire easily provides the best off-road traction to get your SUV off-road and dirty. Despite the tire’s toughness and durability, you still get excellent stability at high speeds. Of course, you can expect the tough off-road tire trademark of noisy highway driving. The trade-out for this road noise is outstanding all-terrain confidence, including on rocks, gravel and dirt.
Talk to Your Tire Repair Expert for Tire Buying Advice
When it comes to choosing reliable all-season tires for your SUV, you only need to ask your tire professionals who repair these essential auto parts on a daily basis. They can provide great insights into tires that outperform the others according to other SUV owners’ experience.