Best SUV and Truck Tires From Consumer Reports' Tests

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. Some small SUVs can use traditional car tires, but as the vehicles grow in size and ability, the demands on tires mean buying a model designed for the rigors of SUV and truck use.

We include these tires 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 CR members make a smart choice with their next replacement tire purchase.

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. (In 2019 alone, we bought 520 tires for our tests.)

We test them at our track in Connecticut for wet and dry braking and handling, ride comfort and quietness, and resistance to hydroplaning. We evaluate each tire’s grip on ice at a nearby skating rink, and snow-traction tests are performed in New York state. We also commission outside labs to measure each tire’s rolling resistance, which affects fuel economy, and extensive 20,000-mile treadwear tests are conducted on public roads in western Texas.

Because of our extensive testing, we can offer buying advice based on actual miles driven, instead of government ratings or manufacturers’ promises. Below, we highlight the best SUV and truck tires in several key categories.

CR members have full access to detailed ratings on the tire model pages.

Best SUV and Truck Tires

All-Season Tires: General Altimax RT43

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