Best Tires for the SUV or Crossover That Stays on the Street

Let's be honest. The majority of drivers of SUVs and all-wheel drive crossover vehicles rarely, if ever, take their cars off-road. Most of their driving involves the daily grind of commuting and the everyday errands of life. Many trips involve going to the grocery store and the occasional visit to the home improvement store. 

Street-oriented drivers did not purchase their vehicles to handle off-road conditions such as loose rocks, steep elevations and deep mud. Off-road enthusiasts will focus on aggressive tires found in the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain and Off-Road Maximum Traction performance categories. However, most crossover and SUV drivers are looking for tires that can deliver all-season traction, good treadwear, respectable ride quality and long treadlife. Tires that best deliver these results fall into the Highway All-Season and Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season categories.

Highway All-Season

Michelin LTX M/S2
Michelin LTX M/S2
 Firestone Destination LE2
Firestone Destination LE 2

Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season

 Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season
Pirelli Scorpion Verde
All Season
 CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus

All four tires in the photos above are highly rated in our customer survey results. Of these tires, the Firestone Destination LE 2 represents one of the best values for the dollar available today. For more information on this tire, read "Firestone Destination LE Replaced by the New Firestone Destination LE 2."

To view all tires available for your crossover or SUV, shop by vehicle.


Thursday, January 26, 2017 by Laura

I have a 2016 Nissan Rogue with 225/65R17 tires on it. Can I go with 235/65R17?
Friday, January 27, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Laura, Yes, a 235/65R17 will work fine on the Rogue.
Sunday, March 18, 2018 by yvon forest

my brand new2018 Tiguan have Procontact TX 215-65-R17 99H tires. are these good tires ?
Friday, March 23, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

yvon forest, they are not the best Continental offers, which is typical of original equipment tires but we do not test original equipment tires. Follow the link for customer reviews:
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by Jorge

I have a Nissan Rogue 2012 SL with the standard 225/55/18
Can I use 225/60/18? Anything I would be compromising
Monday, April 2, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Jorge, the 225/60R18 is an inch taller and may rub when you turn the wheel all the way so it's not recommended.

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