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Best SUV and Truck Tires

CR testing reveals the tires that stand out for performance, safety, and treadwear

Today's trucks demand the best SUV and truck tires.

Choosing the right replacement SUV or truck tire can be a challenge because 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 and SUVs.

Ice testing to find the best SUV and truck tires.

How We Test

Consumer Reports tests more than 50 tire models every year—for cars, SUVs, and trucks. A dozen or more tests are conducted by an expert team, mostly 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 at least 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.

CR members will have full access to the best car tires of 2018, along with detailed ratings on the tire model pages.

Best SUV and Truck Tires

All-Season Tires: General Altimax RT43

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