Best All-Terrain Tire Choices for 275/55R20 Size

Not too long ago, 20-inch tires were rare, exotic and mostly reserved for high-end European SUVs or show vehicles gracing the cover of automobile magazines. Those that were available were ultra high performance tires, often with little to no all-season traction and wore very quickly. This is not the case today. In fact, 20" tires are an option on many popular trucks, SUVs and domestic and import crossovers. 

Of the 20" sizes that are used, one of the most common is 275/55R20. This size is often used on SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade, Chevy Suburban, Ford Expedition and GMC Yukon. Trucks that commonly use this size include the Chevy Silverado, Dodge Ram 1500, Ford F-150 and can even be used with 20" wheels on newer Toyota Tundras. 

A popular misconception is that one can't find more aggressive On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires in this size. This performance category is one of the most effective in snow traction and light off-road capability in a tire that can be used year-round. Many of the best all-terrain tires on the market are available in this size, such as the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar and Michelin LTX A/T 2.   

 Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar
Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar
 Michelin LTX A/T 2
Michelin LTX
A/T 2


If you're looking for a more street friendly ride and longer wear, I'd suggest the Michelin LTX A/T 2. It compares quite favorably to a long-time favorite that you can learn about by reading, "BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO vs. Michelin LTX A/T 2." For more aggressive snow and off-road traction, consider the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar as your top choice.  

Does your vehicle require a different tire size? Shop by size and view the complete selection available for your vehicle. 

Comments

Monday, May 11, 2015 by Charles Berry

Will 275/55r20 fit 04 dodge ram 1500
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by Gary

Charles,

Yes, 275/55r20 will fit a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 by pete

2002 Chevy Silverado regular cab with 8 foot box right now it has 16 inch rims on it would I be able to change to 20 inch rims and use the 275 55 r20
Thursday, June 4, 2015 by Gary

Pete,

You can use 275/55R20 with no problem on the 2002 Chevy Silverado.
Monday, June 22, 2015 by mark Ambrose

Will the 275/55R20 fit a 2011 dodge ram 1500
Monday, June 22, 2015 by Gary

Mark,

Yes, 205/55R20 will indeed fit a 2011 Ram 1500.
Sunday, August 9, 2015 by Matthew Manthe

What is biggest tire I can fit on stock dodge ram 1500 slt 20 inch rim without altering truck?
Monday, August 10, 2015 by Gary

Matthew,

I can check to see if we have any data on this. What year is the Ram?
Monday, August 17, 2015 by leon paparo

I have the same question as Matthew... Without changing my stock 20 inch rims on a 2015 Dodge Ram Express... What is the biggest, best ALL TERRAIN tire under $300.00, with a mean tread design... My truck does have a leveling kit...
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 by Gary

Leon,

Unfortunately we do not have any fitment data in regards to sizing on a 2015 Dodge Ram Express.
Saturday, September 19, 2015 by Ferris Blizzard

I live in Indianapolis, I have a 2013 GMC Sierra 4X4 I spend 95% of my time on road. I need help picking out tires with excellent road manners and excellent snow traction.
Monday, September 21, 2015 by Gary

Ferris,

I would suggest the Michelin LTX AT2 for this type of use.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by Josh

I have 2006 Tundra DC with 295/45/20 tire size and will 275/55/20 tire size fit without any modifications?
Thursday, October 22, 2015 by Gary

Josh,

We have used this size on the 2006 Tundra Double Cab 4WD with no problems.
Sunday, December 20, 2015 by Mark Guidry

I have a 2013 ram crew cab w/5 1/2 foot bed. 2 wheel drive.Tires are stock,Goodyear Wrangler SRA P275/60/R20 .
Would the Goodyear All terrain Adventure W/Kevlar in size 275/55/20 be a better tire that will fit the stock rims?
What about the Michelin LTX M/S2 be better for my use. I pull a 5000 lb travel trailer in the mountains.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by Gary

Mark,

If this is a 1500 ram either tire will handle the load of the trailer with no problem. The LTX M/S2 is smoother, quieter and has longer wear than the Goodyear All terrain Adventure W/Kevlar, but the All terrain Adventure W/Kevlar will have more offroad and snow traction.
Saturday, December 26, 2015 by Sam k

I have a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab 4x4. I currently have 37x13.5x17 mud grapplers. I'm looking to down size on tires for better MPG and turning radius. I've had 35" Toyo open country and 35" mud grapplers. Would 33" be to small with a 6" lift also I'd go down from 13.5 to maybe 10 or 9 if possible. I want to get back to something that a all-terrain any advice on a few different tires?
Monday, December 28, 2015 by Jana

I have a similar question to a couple people previous...Without changing my stock 20 inch rims on a 2012 SLT Ram 4wd Crew Cab pickup... What is the biggest, best ALL TERRAIN tire , with a mean tread design available?? My truck has a leveling/small lift kit (3" front lift & 2" rear)... I would prefer that the overall height of the tire be more than 33", which is what I have now... Would prefer Maybe 35"?? Is that possible/available ?
Monday, December 28, 2015 by Gary

Sam,

Top all-terrain tires would include the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 and Firestone Destination AT. I would leave the cosmetic appearance of which size to use up to you.
Monday, April 17, 2017 by Jeanice

I have a 2005 Chevy 1500 with 275 55 R20 tires. Currently needing to replace them. I drive approximately 100 miles a day round trip to work and home. What would you suggest for longer wear without breaking the bank. Trying to stay under the $150 mark if possible
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by Mike

Will 275/55r20 fit a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer LT without any modification? Currently running 275/45r20 on the SS wheels and need to replace but would like to go slightly bigger and more aggressive without modification. Thanks in advance.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Mike, The 275/55R20 is larger than anything we know will fit, so you might see some rubbing
Monday, November 13, 2017 by Michael Pace

Looking for a M/T for 2007 GMC Yukon XL / love the Cooper Discover STT would that tire fit as I heard that Cooper was coming out with a 275/R20 ?
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Michael,

If you have the 20 inch wheel option, the 275/55R20 would be a good size on your Yukon but I there are no mud terrain tires in that size if that is what you mean by M/T. Cooper does make an all terrain tire the Discoverer AT3 in that size: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Cooper&tireModel=Discoverer+A%2FT3&sidewall=Outlined%20White%20Letters&partnum=755TR0DAT3OWLXL&tab=Specs&affiliate=GU9
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Heather

Will 275 55r20s work on my 2012 Dodge Durango its labeled a Crew but is set up like a Citadel?
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Heather: It’s almost an inch taller than the stock tires on the Citadel, so there may be some rubbing under certain conditions.
Friday, December 1, 2017 by Delene

Will 275/55/R20 fit in my 02 expedition? I have 285/50R20/ on them now. Will it be a big difference?
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Delene: We show that as just a little too tall to fit your Expedition. The 275/55R20 would be about 3/4th of an inch taller and may rub when you turn the wheel all the way.
Thursday, January 11, 2018 by Keith

I currently have 18" rims on my 2007 Chevy Silverado. Are the 20" rims with 275/55R20 compatible?
Monday, January 15, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Keith, yes, the 275/55R20 is a good size on your truck with the 20-inch wheels. Click below to see what we carry for your truck:

https://www.tirerack.com/content/tirerack/desktop/en/packages.html?affiliate=GU9
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by Marshall Henry

What size BFG All Terrains can I put on my 2007 GMC Yukon Denali?
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Marshall, the BFGoodrich All-Terrain TA KO2 is available in both of the stock sizes for your Yukon, the 265/65R18 and the 275/55R20. We couldn’t guarantee anything bigger on your vehicle without a lift.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by ROBERT PREBLE

No towing 02 2500 suburban , contintal lx, michlean ltx pr pellie are 265/75/16
Thank you
Friday, March 23, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

ROBERT PREBLE, you may want to call in so we can determine your needs and budget to suggest a set of tires. Or you could check out our tire decision guide with the following link:
https://www.tirerack.com/content/tirerack/desktop/en/tire_decision_guide.html?affiliate=GU9

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