Best SUV and Truck Tires of 2021
CR's testing reveals the tires that stand out for performance, safety, and treadwear
SUV or truck owners may find it challenging to choose a replacement tire because the right one depends on how a vehicle is used. A shopper must prioritize certain performance characteristics over others. Some small SUVs can use traditional car tires, but larger SUVs and trucks need tires that can support more rigorous demands.
We include these tire types in our test program, including all-season SUV, all-season truck, all-terrain truck, and winter/snow truck tires. Below we highlight the best-performing models in each of these classes to help Consumer Reports members make a smart choice with their next replacement tire purchase.
How We Test Tires
Consumer Reports tests more than 40 tire models every year, including those for cars, SUVs, and trucks. (In 2021, we bought more than 420 tires for our tests.)