Best Tires for the Nissan Rogue

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Gary Stanley

Since its introduction as a 2008 model, the Nissan Rogue has been a popular crossover. The Rogue's combination of good looks, interior room, reliability and good fuel economy has won over many car shoppers. Many of these vehicles are coming due for new tires. 

From the factory, the Nissan Rogue was equipped with two different tire sizes depending on the vehicle's options and trim level. Most base models came with size 215/70R16, with higher level option packages using size 225/60R17. Unfortunately, none of the Original Equipment tires are highly rated. The good news is that there are replacement tires that are much better for your Rogue.

 Firestone Destination LE2
Firestone Destination
LE 2
 Continental Cross Contact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
Continental CrossContact LX20
with EcoPlus Technology

Currently ranked first in the Highway All-Season category, the Firestone Destination LE 2 offers a smooth, quiet ride, long wear and great wet traction. It is produced in the 215/70R16 size, as well as the 225/60R17 size for the Nissan Rogue. For more information on this tire, read "Firestone Destination LE Replaced by the New Firestone Destination LE 2."

Another top choice to consider is the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology. The tire offers even longer wear than the Firestone Destination LE 2, while still having outstanding ride quality. It's designed to enhance driving pleasure, save fuel and maintain grip when braking on wet surfaces.

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Comments on Best Tires for the Nissan Rogue

Monday, June 2, 2014 by Kristen:
Hello, my Rogue currently has size 225/60R17 tires, could I put 245/45R17 ties on it?
Monday, June 2, 2014 by Gary:

Size 245/45R17 is too short in diameter and load capacity which can cause serious safety issues. Best sizes to use are 225/60R17 or 235/60R17.
Friday, September 5, 2014 by Kate:
Hello - would I be able to use 245/70R16 for my 12' Nissan Rogue? I currently have 215/70R16
Monday, September 8, 2014 by Gary:

245/70R16 is too large to fit the 2012 Nissan Rogue. 215/70R16 or 235/65R16 would be recommended sizes.
Monday, September 15, 2014 by Shannon Richards:
I have a 2012 nissan rogue. The tires on it now are size 215 70r16. Would 235 60r16 fit?
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Gary:

While 235/60R16 is too short, you can use 235/65R16 with no problem.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by kerri:
my 09 rogue is going on its 3rd set of tires came with continenial which I got 36k out of and got yokohamo which I only got 31k. I rotated tires every 6k and not happy with the milage.what would you recommend to replace with ? need tires good in all weather tire size is 225/60R17
Thursday, October 23, 2014 by Gary:

The Firestone Destination LE2 that is featured in this blog would make an excellent choice for a longer wearing tire for the Rogue.
Friday, November 14, 2014 by AJ:
Will 225/65/17 fit OK on a 09 Rogue
Friday, November 14, 2014 by Gary:

The largest that we've fit on the 2009 Rogue in 17" is size 235/60R17.
Saturday, December 20, 2014 by Nelie:
I was recommended to get a different size 225/70R16 than the original 215/70r16. Is that a good fit for my 2012 Rogue?
Monday, December 22, 2014 by Gary:

225/70R16 is a bit larger than we've tried, but I doubt that you'd have any problems using that size.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 by Tiffany:
I have 2013 awd rogue. Tires on now are 215/70r16. I'm looking for all season tires that make me feel comfortable I can take a turn without sliding like I am this winter. And last a decent time. Thanks!
Thursday, January 8, 2015 by Gary:

I would suggest that you consider the Continental Cross Contact LX 20 as a top choice for your situation.
Monday, February 2, 2015 by Kelsie:
I had a 2004 Subaru Outback wagon that broke down the day after I bought new tires 225/60/16. I then bought a 2009!nissan route and the tires are almost bald. Is there anyway to use my subaru tires on the nissan? The nissan tires are currently 235/55/17.
Monday, February 2, 2015 by Gary:

225/60R16 is too short for the 2009 Nissan Rogue, sorry.
Sunday, February 15, 2015 by Jessica:
I have a 2012 rogue with all season tires 215 70r 16. Can I use a 215 65r 16 winter tire on my vehicle?
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by Gary:

We do not recommend installing tires that are shorter in total diameter/height on factory wheels as this negatively affects load capacity and tire durability.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Daniel :
will 225/70r17 fit a 2012 rogue
Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Gary:

225/70R17 is larger than we've fit on the 2012 Nissan Rogue without rubbing.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Jd:
Right now my rogue has p225/55r18 tires on it. Douglas brand. We've gotten about 44k miles out of them (these were the default tires on the car). It's now time (past time) for us to get new tires. We've been quoted on nexen n5000+ , uniroyal tigerpaw touring , and some hancooks (rated for 100k miles) all these are the same sizes as the default. Can we actually go to a 16 or 17 and still be ok? And are these tires of a quality that we should consider for our vehicle? If not what do you suggest? Thanks
Thursday, March 5, 2015 by Gary:

I'm mot familiar with the tires you mentioned, but you can minus size to 16" on most models of Nissan Rogue with new wheels.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Brent :
2013 Nissan Rogue with under 20K miles and replacing 2 of the Continental 225/60 17" tires already? Is this normal?
Friday, March 13, 2015 by Gary:

If tires are not rotated, it is not unusual to wear two out much more quickly than the other two.
Sunday, March 22, 2015 by lynn:
daughter has 2013 Nissan roque, 225/45/18 continental tires have worn out very early 25,000 miles. need to replace with longer life tire, please make suggestions. she drives a long way to work a 12 hr safety is primary Thank you ,
Monday, March 23, 2015 by Gary:

The correct 18" sizing for the 2013 Nissan Rogue is 225/55R18. If you are using 225/45R18 now, this is much too short and is likely the reason for the rapid wear. Top choices for long wear in 225/55R18 include the Goodyear Assurance Comfortred Touring and General Altimax RT 43.

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