Road trips in your truck or SUVs go hand in hand, and how doesn’t want the smoothest trip possible? Or maybe you just haul the gang to practice or tournaments, and your daily commute. If you primarily drive on improved roads in your truck or SUV and want premium handling, ride, and long mileage, you want highway tires. You might be piling people, animals and gear into the back and hitting the road for an adventure. Or maybe you are headed to the neighborhood pool, or park, or off to visit family that lives a distance away. Highway tires will give you that smooth quiet ride you want, with premium handing, while you get long milage out of your tires. Now if you go off road often, highway tires are not for you. You need all terrain tires in that case, and you may not get as smooth or quiet ride and probably less miles on a set of tires.
While truck and SUVs are inherently designed for the rugged way of life, not everyone is uses them for this purpose. Perhaps you enjoy the comfort of a big car to carry all your things, or have a big family to haul around, two or four legged!
What Makes Highway Tires Special?
We’re glad you asked. Highway tires are designed to provide all the comfort of a touring tire, smooth quiet ride and long mileage. Specially designed tread patterns reduce noise and dissipate heat quickly, to save tread wear. Reinforced belts , sometime up to three , handle heavy loads, and stability on the road. Siping, those small groves, often in wavy or zig -zag patterns provide enhanced traction on wet roads, while tread patterns often are designed to channel water away quickly also. Basically, highway tires are your “basic” tires designed for everyday use while still delivering on comfort and safety in a wide range of weather conditions.
We wanted to make your life easier and narrow the selection down to five tried-and-true highway tire models that Tires-Easy customers love (and they have the reviews to prove it!)
Firestone is a tried, true, and trusted brand for a reason and the Destination LE2 doesn’t disappoint. Designed with the rider in mind, this tire is ready to take on any road condition all while providing maximum comfort and safety—talk about a smooth ride!
- Continuous closed shoulder blocks for dry performance and wear
- Circumferential grooves, zigzag sipes, sweeping slot for wet performance
- Optimized noise sequencing
- Stepped inside notches for winter performance
Mileage warranty: 60K miles
*Price Range: $272-847
Whether you’re taking the family on a cross-country trip or just heading over to your favorite ice cream spot, this tire’s got you covered. Not only was this tire designed with your comfort in mind, but your wallet’s too. It’s a win-win!
- Wide circumferential ribs for stability, handling, grip
- Ribbed shoulder design for stability and longer tread life
- Angled siping for better handling in inclement weather
- Wide circumferential grooves to reduce hydroplaning
Mileage warranty: 50K miles
*Price Range: $289-673
Minivans are big cars too! The Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring tire is one of the best Uniroyal has to offer, and it’s not hard to see why. Not only is it affordable but known to be a long-lasting passenger tire that keeps the noise level down.
- DuraShield® construction
- Wide circumferential tread grooves for water evacuation
- Highly-siped tread design with an All-Season compoud
- Tread wear
Mileage Warranty: 55-70K miles
*Price range: $256-443
A longtime Tires Easy customer favorite, the Cooper Discoverer H/T tire is the premium tire that people turn to for superior wet and dry handling and ultimate comfort while on the road. Bonus: compared to other premium tires, this tire falls on the low end of the price spectrum. The Discoverer H/T also won the best new product at SEMA in 2017.
- Extremely quiet ride
- Lateral siping and grooves
- Alternating tread block geometry for stability
- Deep circumferential grooves for water evacuation
Mileage Warranty: 50K miles
*Price range: $375-590
Pirelli deems this tire the “perfect tire for your SUV or CUV” and based on how much customers love them, it’s easy to see why. Using the latest in tire technology and innovation, the Scorpion Verde All Season Plus tire delivers superior performance and about 40% increased mileage.
- Made from over 15 innovative materials to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
- Optimized footprint polymer and silica compound for improved mileage
- OE-derived pitched sequence and phasing for a quieter, more comfortable ride
- Four longitudinal grooves and high lateral siping density for exceptional handling in all weather conditions.
Mileage warranty: 60K miles
*Price range: $388-1026
There you have it—five of our customers’ favorite highway tires for trucks and SUVs. Hopefully, this list has at the very least given you a bit of direction in choosing your next set of highway tires and at the least, helped you make up your mind for this extremely important purchase. Remember, a comfortable ride may be important, but your (and your passengers’) safety is always at the very top of that list. Make sure to do your research and ask as many questions as you may need before getting your SUV or truck that new set of shoes!
Tires-Easy is your destination for Cooper, Hankook, Toyo, Falken, and Kuhmo tires, as well as other great value, reliable tire brands. With Tires-Easy you are guaranteed fast and accurate shipping, at prices that can’t be beaten. We even have several financing options that allow you to buy your tires today but pay later. Check out the full supply on tires-easy.com today.
*Note that prices are subject to change.