Jeeps rarely get much roomier than the Renegade, whose affordable asking price helps it stand out in a segment that is populated with premium vehicles. Its spacious cabin also distinguishes the Renegade from its rivals, most of which have cramped and lackluster interiors.
All these qualities make the Renegade a must-have for anyone who wants Jeep heritage and the comfort and cabin space of a subcompact SUV. Yet, getting the best out of this vehicle might not be possible unless you pair it with a set of tires capable of enhancing its qualities.
There are many tires on the market that you can install on your Jeep Renegade. But the right one will depend on your needs. For instance, if you use this vehicle for off-roading, dedicated off-road tires might help you out. Others who drive in snow may want winter tires.
This article will rate and review the 10 best Jeep Renegade tires recommended by its drivers like yourself. In addition, we’ll discuss the various types of tires that are designed to go on this vehicle. Finally, we’ll answer frequently asked questions about the Renegade’s tires.
#1. Firestone Destination LE3 – Best Overall
The Firestone Destination LE3 is the brand’s flagship replacement tire for SUVs, medium-size trucks, and light-duty pickups. This tire is the successor and replacement of the LE2, meaning you can expect it to perform better in areas where its predecessor struggled.
One of those areas is fuel economy. Firestone claims the LE3 poses less rolling resistance than its predecessor, meaning your Renegade’s engine will have to output less power to keep this tire rolling. The result, as you might guess, is enhanced fuel mileage.
The LE2 was criticized by everyone, including us, for its lackluster 40,000-mile warranty, which is at least 30,000 miles lower than what you get on most all-season. Firestone listened to customer feedback and backed the LE3’s tread to last up to 70,000 miles.
A relatively softer tread compound is another factor that distinguishes the LE3 from LE2, enhancing this model’s wet and light snow traction. Plus, an asymmetric tread pattern enables this model to deliver the kind of road grip usually expected from performance tires.
Lastly, this model’s hydroplaning resistance is also exemplary, thanks to the Hydro-Grip Technology which ensures safe and effective water evacuation. The LE3 is also equipped with full-depth 3D sipes, meaning you can count on it to perform in light wintry conditions.
- Backed with a 70,000-mile treadwear warranty
- Boasts short braking distances in wet conditions
- Produces no noise, even at high speed
- Not the best option for off-roading
#2. General Altimax RT43 – Best Runner Up
Mid-range asking price? Check. Super-extended treadwear warranty? Yes. Best-in-class wet traction? Absolutely. Large enough size range to go on all trims of the Renegade? Of course. All these qualities make the General Altimax RT43 one of the best tires for this vehicle.
A double-layer tread compound helps this tire tick various boxes. The upper layer, which is the firmer of the two and comes into direct contact with the surface, helps this model offer the steering response you usually expect from performance and max-performance tires.
However, despite the enhanced steering feedback, you or your fellow passengers won’t be subjected to any vibrations. Want to know why? The tread compound’s inner, softer layer will absorb most of the road disturbances to provide you with a pleasant driving experience.
A close inspection of the tread will reveal two types of maintenance indicators. The first of which is Replacement Tire Monitors (RTMs), which let you check the remaining tread life. The other is the Visual Alignment Indicator (VAI), whose name betrays its utility.
A 75,000-mile treadwear warranty and availability in 79 sizes further enhance its reputation. The warranty in particular delighted us. Not because there isn’t any other tire that is backed to last such a long time. It’s just that it’s rare to see this number on a mid-range tire.
- 75,000-mile treadwear warranty
- Offers enhanced steering feedback
- Best-in-class wet traction
- Will struggle on snow
#3. Michelin Defender LTX M/S – Best Premium All-Season
The Defender LTX M/S is one of the best all-season tires on the market. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the priciest and thus not a tire everybody can afford. But if you can pay its asking price, we see no reason why you should put any other tire on your Renegade.
An all-season tread compound strikes the optimal balance between firmness and flexibility, enabling this model to offer excellent road manners on dry and wet roads while also delivering enhanced steering response (for an all-season tire) in summer conditions.
Its symmetric tread pattern helps balance the tread compound’s firmness, making sure you get a plush ride on the highway. The tread pattern also maximizes road grip, assisting this tire in wearing evenly.
We’re also pretty confident about this tire’s snow performance. The reason for that is its 3D sipes which look aggressive enough to safely take you from point A to point B in mild wintry conditions. Plus, circumferential grooves help keep hydroplaning at bay.
A 70,000-mile treadwear warranty means that you can get as many years out of this tire as from the above Destination LE2, which is backed for the same number of miles. However, our top pick’s low initial asking price makes it a more cost-effective option in the long run.
- Backed with a 70,000-mile treadwear warranty
- Offers superb dry, wet and (light) snow performance
- Comes in a large number of sizes
- Doesn’t come cheap
#4. Continental Control Contact Tour AS Plus – Best Touring All-Season
The Continental Control Contact Tour AS Plus has been designed to deliver a comfortable all-season tire, long treadlife, and high performance. As such, it’s not your run-of-the-mill touring all-season tire. This model has its own personality and is not afraid to show it.
A unique tread compound made of high-quality polymers and additives improves this tire’s handling on all surfaces. It also enables this model to wear evenly. On top of these two qualities, the tread compound also enhances this touring tire’s wet and snow traction.
Continental claims they added a ‘comfort band’ around the tire. This is basically a patch of rubber between the steel belts and the tread that absorbs road vibrations and bumps. The result is a smoother and noticeably more comfortable ride than an average A/S tire.
You can also count on this tire to perform well over light snow. Full-depth sipes or biting edges give it increased grip and short braking distances on snow-covered pavement. That said, don’t expect this model to be reliable over thick snow and ice.
A 90,000-mile treadwear warranty on all sizes means you can easily get 7 to 8 years out of this model, which seems just about right as this model doesn’t come cheap.
- Outstanding 90,000-mile treadwear warranty
- Excellent winter performance for a snow tire
- Offers a smooth and comfortable ride
- Poor traction in deep snow
#5. Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season – Best Fuel Efficient
The Jeep Renegade delivers reasonable fuel economy for a subcompact SUV, with the EPA rating the 2022 Renegade at 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway (FWD models). Still, given the direction the fuel prices are going, a greater fuel economy won’t bite.
A greater fuel economy is precisely what the Scorpion Verde All Season will help this vehicle offer. Tests conducted by its manufacturer show that the Scorpion Verde consumes 3.4% less fuel than its rivals on mixed routes. On the highway, fuel savings can cross the 4% mark.
Two of this tire’s design elements have made all these fuel savings possible. They include its computer-optimized pitch sequence (which helps this model wear evenly) and the symmetric tread pattern (which increases road grip for a reduced rolling resistance).
The Scorpion Verde isn’t only among the most fuel-efficient tires on the market. It’s also one of the quietest, thanks to a thick patch of rubber that deflects road noise and absorbs vibrations. As such, you can expect a fuel-efficient as well as a comfortable ride from this tire.
Wet performance is the only area where this model disappoints. Many users have complained that its traction on wet roads is noticeably lower than that of premium A/S tires. So, it’s recommended not to over-speed this model on water-drenched roads.
- Offers excellent fuel economy
- Decent treadwear warranty (65,000 miles)
- High levels of grip in dry conditions
- Wet handling isn’t the best
#6. Milestar MS932 Sport – Best High-Performance
Most sports tires you see on the market cost a fortune. They also have poor road manners, aren’t backed with a mileage warranty, and come in a limited number of sizes. Fortunately for you, the Milestar MS932 Sport tire doesn’t have any of these flaws.
An advanced silica tread compound has been molded into an optimized tread pattern for improved treadwear and excellent traction and handling on all surfaces. Plus, thanks to four wide circumferential grooves, this tire stays stable on wet and light wintry conditions.
Speaking of light-wintry conditions, the M+S symbol further demonstrates this tire’s ability to work in light snow and ice. That is something you won’t see with many high-performance tires, cheap or otherwise. As the majority of models in this class are only made for summer driving.
A 50,000-mile mileage warranty further distinguishes this tire from HP tires, most of which only come with none whatsoever. To further up the ante, Milestar backs this tire with a uniformity warranty for the first 2/32″ of the wear. You also get a workmanship and defects guarantee.
Lastly, there are one or two areas where this model struggles. For instance, the noise it generates at high speeds is pretty loud, even for a highway tire. Secondly, it is completely unusable in snow.
- Offers excellent responsiveness
- Is a solid performer in heavy rain
- Offers a relatively comfortable ride
- Somewhat loud on the highway
#7. Continental CrossContact UHP – Best Summer High-Performance
The Continental CrossContact UHP offers almost everything you may expect from summer performance tires. These include extremely short braking distances, equally low rolling resistance for greater acceleration, and high levels of steering responsiveness.
An advanced formula silica tread compound is responsible for this tire’s low rolling resistance and, by extension, huge acceleration. Continental has molded the tread compound into an asymmetric tread pattern, enhancing this tire’s traction on dry and wet roads.
A continuous center rib running along the length of this tire and multiple outer tread blocks enhance its high-speed stability. The duo also increases the tire’s steering response and cornering grip, ensuring that the CrossContact UHP delivers high levels of feedback.
Wet traction is another area where this tire (unexpectedly) shines. A quarter of circumferential and lateral grooves quickly evacuate water from within and beneath the tread area. Their effective action keeps the contact patch dry, ensuring enhanced braking performance.
Bear in mind, though, that this tire wears pretty quickly. Still, that is something we can say about 99% of summer performance tires, so it shouldn’t bother you that much.
- Backed with a limited treadwear warranty
- Has remarkably short stopping distances
- Poses very low rolling resistance for high acceleration
- Wears pretty quickly
#8. BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 – Best All-Terrain
The BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 offers three features you don’t expect from your average all-terrain tire. The first of which is its extended treadwear warranty of 60,000 miles, which is ironically 60,000 miles more than that of a standard A/T model.
Secondly, the T/A KO2 is one of the few A/T tires that are as stable on hard surfaces (gravel and rock) as they are reliable on mud, sand, and snow. The credit for the former goes to the double-thick tread compound as well as the puncture-resistant sidewall.
Side biter lugs and mud buster bars, meanwhile, deserve praise for this model’s excellent snow and mud performance. The side biter lugs help this tire dig into the road regardless of whether it’s soft or loose, while the mud buster bars help with mud evacuation.
Airing down this tire will turn it into a reliable rock crawler. But it will also increase this tire’s and, by extension, your Renegade’s fuel consumption. Another thing taking the air out of this tire will do is raise this tire’s road noise, which is otherwise pretty low.
All in all, if you want a durable all-terrain tire that will turn your Renegade into a reliable performer on snow, mud, slush, and even rock, the T/A KO2 is an excellent option.
- Backed with a 50,000-mile treadwear warranty
- Highly resistant to cuts, chips and punctures
- Can be used for rock crawling
- Average fuel economy
#9. Goodyear Eagle LS2 RunOnFlat – Best OE Tire
The Goodyear Eagle LS2 RunOnFlat is the OEM tire on several trims of the 2022 Renegade. It has been designed to offer enhanced traction and handling on dry and wet surfaces. Plus, its run-flat capability enables it to cover a distance of 50 miles at zero air pressure.
Do you know about traction grade? It tells you how quickly a tire can stop in wet conditions. The highest grade is AA, followed by A, which is incidentally the traction grade of the Eagle LS2. As such, you can count on this model to deliver extremely short braking distances in the rain.
Unlike most run-on-flat tires, the Eagle LS2 balances handling and traction with road noise, which is why this tire is super-quiet at high speeds. This model also features multiple wide circumferential grooves, so you can trust it to avoid hydroplaning.
A close inspection of the tread area will reveal bold lettering. Though not playing a role in this model’s functionality, the lettering has given the LS2 a modern appearance, attracting drivers who want a set of tires that can impress with their looks as well as performance.
Unfortunately, the Eagle LS2 RunOnFlat suffers from one potentially deal-breaking flaw. That is that this model isn’t backed with a treadwear warranty, a common issue with run-flat tires.
- Incredibly responsive
- Offers quiet and comfortable ride
- Delivers excellent wet performance
Doesn’t come with a treadwear warranty
#10. Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 – Best Winter Tire
Three features make the Blizzak WS90 one of the best winter tires on the market.
A super-soft tread compound molded into an asymmetric tread pattern enables this tire to plow through snow and ice, with circumferential grooves helping with water evacuation. The result is consistently-high snow traction regardless of the snow’s thickness.
MultiCell Technology further enhances this tire’s snow traction. It does that by trapping snow within the treads for enhanced gripping power. Had it not been for the MultiCell structure, the WS90’s snow performance would have been lackluster.
A Three Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) symbol further burnishes this tire’s winter performance credentials. Awarded by EU authorities, the 3PMSF emblem can only be found on tires that have met the raters’ strict criteria for enhanced snow performance.
Yet there are a few areas where this model could do better. For instance, you might not be pleased to note that the MultiCell structure only covers the first 55% of the tread area. This means that this tire’s snow performance may take a hit during the final half of the tread’s road life.
- Comes with the 3PMSF symbol
- Offers excellent traction on thick snow and ice
- Comes with treadwear indicators and winter wear bars
- No treadwear warranty
Best Tires for Jeep Renegade
All-season touring tires are the best option for the average Jeep Renegade driver. These models boast an excellent treadlife, above-average fuel economy, and decent road manners. Their excellent treadlife is the reason why touring tires are usually backed for 70,000+ miles.
Another thing that makes all-season tires worth their asking price is their wet performance. Whether via circumferential or lateral grooves, almost all premium A/S tires offer enhanced hydroplaning resistance, meaning you can count on them to perform in rainy conditions.
Sure, if you’re the sort of driver who likes pushing their Renegade to its limits, all-season tires might be a bit too plush to your liking. But for the everyday driver who wants a set of tires that could last years before needing replacement, these models are a must-have.
Performance tires are opposite to everything their all-season tires stand for. Where A/S tires prefer enhanced fuel economy and decent road manners, every performance tire worth its salt delivers low rolling resistance and enhanced steering response and feedback.
Apart from giving you greater feedback at the steering, performance tires will also offer a high cornering grip, giving you the confidence to attack turns with a vengeance. Plus, thanks to their sturdy internal construction, these models do not suffer from premature deformation.
That said, don’t expect these tires to last multiple years, especially if you have a knack of pushing your vehicle to its limits.
Here’s one area where Jeep Renegade differs from its parsimonious competitors, such as the Kia Soul. While its rivals can make do with A/S or high-performance tires, the Renegade, thanks to its Jeep heritage, can help with off-roading, too, provided you pair it with all-terrain tires.
If you intend to install A/T tires on your Renegade, keep one thing in mind: not all of these tires are built equally. While most all-terrain tires can perform reliably on the highway, a few perform poorly on paved roads. Avoid the latter if you use your Renegade for everyday driving.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of tires does Jeep Renegade use?
Front-wheel drive (FWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) models of the Renegade come with one of three original equipment manufacturer (OEM) tires.
Which of the three OE tires you’ll get depend on the manufacturing date and delivery location. The three tires are: Dunlop Signature II, Continental CrossContact LX Sport, and Kumho Crugen Premium.
How long do tires last on a Jeep Renegade?
It depends on the driving conditions, the type of tires you have installed, and weather conditions. For instance, premium touring tires only used on paved roads might last you as many as 60,000+ miles. In contrast, you’d be lucky to get half as much life from performance tires.
Can you put all-terrain tires on a Jeep Renegade?
Yes. All-terrain tires can be an excellent option if you intend to use your Jeep Renegade for light off-roading.
Whether you have the base model of the Jeep Renegade, a fully-loaded trim, front-wheel, or four-wheel drive, the above tires have you covered. Our recommendations are designed to help you make the most of this vehicle’s qualities, whatever your driving style.