Let’s say you own a Jeep Wrangler, and it’s time to change the tires. The first thing you’ll probably consider is the price you’ll need to pay. It’s important to know that to plan your budget, to know what you can get and what you should expect from it.
The question that you may ask yourself is, “how much does a set of tires for Jeep Wrangler costs?” and the answer is a very broad one. You have multiple options and tons of things you can do, meaning that a single answer is impossible.
To have an idea of the price, the first thing you’ll need to know is the size. Depending on the trim level and the generation, tire sizes will vary, and the price will be different. The next thing you should consider is what type of tires you’ll want to get – touring, performance, or off-road. Throw in the different seasons, and you’re looking at a very wide choice.
Jeep Wrangler Tire Cost
It’s difficult to make an assumption, as the price of a tire will depend on the size, speed and load rating. Also, you have mid-range and premium models, meaning that the possibilities are endless.
A rough estimate is that you could find something a little under $200 and as you go up the price scale, you can pass the $400 mark. Keep in mind that I’m talking about price per tire.
What tire sizes fit a Jeep Wrangler?
The tire sizes of your Wrangler will depend on the generation and trim levels. For the most part, the 3rd and 4th generations have plenty of overlaps, and most sizes are 17 inches. Common sizes that can be found for these models are 245/75R17, 255/75R17, 285/70R17, or 255/70R18. Keep in mind that there are other sizes, so double-check the tires you have at the moment and go with those.
Alternatively, you can make some changes and if you plan on doing that, check out my guide on changing the OEM wheel and tire sizes.
What types of tires can you get for your Jeep Wrangler?
Combining the available choices and the tire sizes that will fit our Wrangler, you end up with many options. For road use, you can get touring tires, which can come in the form of summer or all-season ones. Next up, you can get winter tires, which can be studless or studdable. Finally, for off-road usage, you can go with all-terrain models for a bit of mixed performance or mud-terrain for the best possible off-road experience.
Since we’re looking at a large variety, I’ll try to divide things into several categories so that it would be easier for you to get an idea of how much a new set of tires for your Jeep Wrangler could cost.
One thing to note, considering the tire size, performance-oriented tires are off the table, except for some rare sizes. To be honest, considering what kind of a vehicle the Wrangler is, I doubt you’d be taking it to the track any time soon.
Jeep Wrangler touring tires cost
Let’s start off with probably the most common option – touring tires. Summer touring tires in these sizes are a rare sight, so you probably won’t be able to find them. Your only option is to go for all-season touring tires, which is perfect for people looking for comfort and longevity.
Looking at several sizes that can fit on the Wrangler and multiple categories, you are looking at prices from around $170 for models like the Firestone TransForce HT. On the upper end of the scale, you have models like the Michelin Defender LTX M/S, which can set you back around $330 per tire.
One thing to note here is that the cheaper models and options are P-Metric models, meaning that you are looking at a slightly higher price for the LT ones. Also, not all models come in LT models, so verify if you need them before making a purchase.
Jeep Wrangler winter tires cost
As I mentioned previously, you have two ways in which you can go with the winter tires – studless and studdable.
The first type is the more common one, as the performance is much better than an all-season tire, and apart from some very extreme situations, you should be perfectly fine. In this category, you have tires like the Bridgestone Blizzak LT for around $250 per corner. There is also the Yokohama iceGUARD G075 which is a bit pricier, going above the $300 mark. For a more affordable option, you should look at something like the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV, which can be found for a bit below $200.
On the studdable side of things, there are far more options, meaning you’ll be more flexible. I’ll start with the Cooper Discoverer M+S, a tire you could find for around $150, making it quite the affordable option. Then you have the Nexen Winguard Winspike and the Hankook Winter i*Pike, both of which are a tad below $200.
In the same ballpark, slightly above $200, is the Firestone Winterforce LT, followed by the Cooper Discoverer Snow Claw, sitting at around $230. For around the same price, you can find the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 and the Goodyear WinterCommand LT.
Jeep Wrangler off-road tires cost
Now we come to the fun stuff, the conditions in which the Wrangler is designed to feel at home – off-roading.
All-terrain tires are a good choice for most casual off-roaders as they blend on and off-road performance nicely. They will struggle in the most extreme situations, but for the most part, they cover most people’s needs nicely. Here we’ll be starting with the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 4S, which comes at around $190. Next up, you can look at the Kumho Road Venture AT51, which is a bit more expensive than the previous one. Another decent performer in the mid-range segment is the General Grabber APT for around $220.
There are also plenty of options in the premium segment. Hovering around the $300 mark, you have models like the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain with Kevlar or Wrangler TrailRunner AT. BFGoodrich is also in this segment with the Trail-Terrain T/A and All-Terrain T/A KO2.
I’ve spoken about hybrid tires in the past, which are the middle ground between all-terrain and mud-terrain ones, offering better performance in off-road situations. For this segment, Toyo has a very good performer, the Open Country A/T III coming in at around $350.
For the most extreme off-roading conditions, you should be looking at mud-terrain tires. The Falken Wildpeak M/T and Cooper Evolution M/T both come at around $260 and are considered as outstanding performers considering that they are mid-range options. Slightly above the $300 mark, we have the Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ B3, which is a very good option, especially on sand.
Moving closer to the $400 mark and above, there are several other options. At this price range, you have models like the Mickey Thompson Baja Legend MTZ, Toyo Open Country M/T, Nitto Trail Grappler M/T, and Falken Wildpeak M/T.
A few things to consider
Okay, so I outlined a few prices, and you pull out your calculator and start doing the math. I love the enthusiasm, but things aren’t as simple as that, so I’ll have to outline a few things you should consider.
The models I mentioned and the prices are for a specific size, load, and speed rating. If your Wrangler has them, then you won’t see a massive difference, which can be a good thing for you. On the other hand, if there is even a slight difference, you’ll see different prices.
Next up are the discounts, which are something that we cannot predict. Most of the tires in this article aren’t at a discount, which may change by the time you get to read this article. Check out your preferred retailer and see if you can find the tires cheaper. Speaking of retailers, not all of them sell the tires at the same price, so you should expect to see some price differences.
Finally, the tire prices themselves. Yes, manufacturers usually stick to a certain price, but even that can change, depending on tons of conditions. Gas prices, inflation, and tons of other aspects can force manufacturers of retailers to start selling the tires at a higher price.