Searching for the next set of tires for your truck? All-season tires deserve your attention if your truck rarely encounters off-roads. These tires offer extended tread life and decent road manners for a good return on investment and better passenger comfort.
Convenience is another unique selling point of these tires. If you install all-season tires on your truck, there is no need for seasonal tire changes (unless your driving route sees harsh winters). You can thus keep the same pair year-round, saving time and effort.
Of course, not every all-season tire will deliver the above benefits. Only those featuring high-quality tread compounds, latest technologies, and high-end construction materials will improve your truck’s handling and performance. Hence why we’ve prepared this guide.
In the following paragraphs, you’ll come across eight of the best all-season tires on the market right now. All the models you see below have fetched high marks from drivers and driving experts alike. You can thus count on them to keep yourself and your truck happy.
#1. Michelin Defender LTX M/S – Best Overall
The Michelin Defender LTX M/S is one of the best truck tires on the market.
This all-season touring tire offers a quiet and comfortable ride on paved and unpaved roads, thanks mainly to its ability to block out vibrations and deflect road noise. So, you won’t have to increase the stereo’s volume to drown out disturbances.
Its fuel economy and braking power aren’t bad, either. The Defender LTX M/S justifies its high asking price with superb fuel savings down the line. Also, thanks to a wider-than-usual contact patch, this model boasts one of the shortest braking distances in the category.
A cut- and chip-resistant tread compound lowers the risk of punctures, while the sipes in its tread blocks ensure decent traction on rough roads. Throw the biting edges on its tread into the mix, and it gets easier to see why it’s one of the best tires for bumpy roads.
To further sweeten the deal, Michelin backs this model to last 70,000 miles. Even then, there will be quite a few people who will be put off by this tire’s asking price.
- Can handle bad/bumpy roads with ease
- Offers superior resistance to cuts, chips, and punctures
- Backed by a 70,000-mile treadwear warranty
- High asking price might force you to consider other options
#2. Pirelli Scorpion Verde All-Season Plus II – Best for Wet Roads
The Scorpion Verde All-Season Plus II is another exciting pick for truck drivers.
Although it hasn’t been on the market for long, I have already put it to the test. Based on my over 10,000 miles of driving this tire, there aren’t many better options for driving in the rain. Pirelli has made this model a serious powerhouse when it comes to slippery surfaces.
That is not to say that you’d be better off with another pair on dry surfaces. As I mentioned in my detailed review, this model delivers more steering feedback than many of its colleagues. It’s also quick to respond to steering inputs. So you can safely execute quick lane changes.
High-speed stability is another area where this model shines, while its cornering grip is enough to eliminate the risks of under-steering and over-steering. If you are confident about your driving skills, there’s no reason for you to slow down while attacking turns.
That said, there is one area where this model disappoints (and which is the reason why it’s 2nd and not 1st on this list). A 65,000-mile treadwear warranty is bang average when compared with rivals, most of which are backed to last 70,000 miles or higher.
- Provides superior traction on wet surfaces
- Offers decent steering response and feedback
- Amazing dry handling and performance
- Treadwear warranty could be higher
#3. Firestone Destination LE3 – Best for Highway Driving
The Firestone Destination LE3 is the third member of this series, and as you might expect, it offers quite a lot of improvements over the previous two.
The first of which is light wintry performance. While the Destination LE and LE2 didn’t expose you to dangerous situations on snow, you weren’t completely assured, either. In contrast, the Destination LE3 has what it takes to carry you on light snow and ice safely.
Another improvement comes in the shape of fuel savings. Although Firestone hasn’t put out any numbers, drivers who have used this model and its previous versions wax lyrical about how the Destination LE3 consumes less gas per mile.
Treadwear warranty is another area where this tire aims higher, with Firestone backing the LE3 to last 30,000 miles longer (70,000 miles vs. 40,000 miles) than the LE2. If you drive 15,000 miles a year, it would theoretically provide w extra years of road life.
However, there is one area where this model appears to have suffered a downgrade. On bumpy roads, its ride takes a bigger hit than that of either of its two predecessors. So, if I were the buyer, I’d only opt for this model if I regularly drove on paved surfaces.
- Backed by a 70,000-mile treadwear warranty
- Boasts a higher fuel economy than its predecessors
- Doesn’t produce much noise at high speed
- Major road imperfections can hurt ride quality
#4. Bridgestone Alenza AS Ultra – Best Tread Life
Just like the Firestone Destination LE3, the Bridgestone Alenza AS Ultra is the latest member of its lineup. And just like the above tire, it too features various improvements over previous versions.
Tests conducted by Bridgestone show what the upgrades are: a 13% better grip on dry roads, a 13% improved acceleration on wet surfaces, and 10% improved braking in snow. Additionally, it offers 7% higher acceleration on dry roads than the Dueler H/L Alenza Plus.
While the above data tells you all you need to know about this model’s dry and wet performance, it says next to nothing about its road manners. Which is where I come in. Having driven this tire, I can assure you that it will keep things quiet and comfortable on paved roads.
Another thing I’m pretty confident about with this tire is that it won’t require replacement anytime soon. However, you don’t have to take my word. The 80,000-mile warranty Bridgestone has backed this model with is all the proof you need to believe in its super-long tread life.
Considering everything said above, the Alenza AS Ultra should be a no-brainer for anyone seeking a quiet and comfortable driving experience.
- Comes with a class-leading 80,000-mile treadwear warranty
- Offers remarkable dry, wet, and light snow performance
- Provides a serene and noise-free ride
- Not the best tire for broken roads
#5. Continental CrossContact LX25
Since its release in late 2019, the Continental CrossContact LX25 has been one of the best-selling all-season tires on the market.
Part of the reason why this model is so famous is its dry performance. Befitting a premium all-season tire, this model is highly reliable on dry tarmac. Above-average handling, quick steering response, and rapid acceleration – these are some of the traits it offers.
This model’s wet performance has also helped it scale the best-seller charts. Whether the roads are damp after a downpour or it’s still raining, the CrossContact LX25 offers short braking distances. The risk of aquaplaning is also minimal with this tire.
You can also expect this model to offer a plush and quiet ride. Additionally, with a 70,000-mile treadwear warranty, up to 5 years of road life are all but guaranteed, during which you can take advantage of an equally long workmanship and hazards warranty.
All the above qualities notwithstanding, the CrossContact LX25 struggles on snow-laden roads. You’d thus do well to avoid this model if your area experiences harsh winters.
- Plush ride quality on dry and wet roads
- Is incredibly comfortable on the highway
- Comes with a 70,000-mile treadwear guarantee
- Isn’t the best option for snow-laden roads
#6. General Grabber HTS 60 – Best Pocket-Friendly
Its pocket-friendly asking price isn’t the only reason the General Grabber HTS 60 stands out in the market of crowded all-season tires.
A cut- and chip-resistant tread compound distinguishes this model from its rivals. And not only by making the HTS 60 suitable for mild off-roading. The tread compound sets this model apart by lowering the risk of cuts, punctures, and blowouts.
Comfort Balance Technology (which deflects road vibrations) and uniquely-designed sound barrier ribs (which lower road noise) are other unique selling points of this tire. As is the continuous center rib, which has made the HTS 60 more responsive than colleagues.
Another area where this model punches above its asking price is wet performance. With circumferential grooves ensuring quick and effective water evacuation, the Grabber HTS 60’s aquaplaning resistance and wet traction are as high as counterparts costing twice as much.
Yet there is one area where the mask slips. A 50,000-mile treadwear warranty (on some sizes) indicates that the Grabber HTS 60 costs less than rivals from Michelin, Continental, and Bridgestone. More worryingly, it points to a relatively shorter road life.
- Available at a mid-range asking price
- Superb dry handling and steering responsiveness
- Offers excellent ride quality
- Average treadwear warranty on some sizes
#7. Yokohama Parada Spec-X – Best All-Season High-Performance
The Yokohama Parada Spec-X is a must-have for performance-loving truck drivers.
Its super-aggressive tread pattern helps this model boast above-average grip and traction for an all-season tire. This is good news if you like driving close to the limit. Its amazing road traction will ensure you never feel unsafe driving at high speeds.
A stiff sidewall means you’ll get amazing road feedback, excellent news for those who like hearing what is going down there. Equally importantly, this tire is quick to respond to steering inputs, meaning you won’t face much trouble executing quick lane changes.
Yokohama has equipped this model with a rim protector to further sweeten the deal. It has also provided it with Variable Pitch technology, which deflects road noise for a relatively comfortable ride. However, thanks to the stiff sidewall, expect the ride to be a bit firm.
- Superb steering response and cornering performance
- Rim protector safeguards wheels from curb damage
- Offers superior dry and wet tractions
- Doesn’t come with a treadwear warranty
#8. Continental TerrainContact H/T
The Continental TerrainContact H/T ticks several boxes for truck drivers.
First of all, this model offers amazing ride quality on the highway. The noise levels are as low as to be negligible, while the comfort levels are excellent too. Sure, a slight hum arises when you press the accelerator, but it’s not overly loud.
The grip and traction levels are also superb, especially for highway driving. You can push this model to the limits and still won’t experience any untoward scenarios. Moreover, most people will be satisfied with the steering response and short braking distances.
Winter performance is also on the table, which is surprising given that this model doesn’t carry the 3PMSF or M+S emblem. As long as the snow isn’t packed, you will get consistent traction. Also, aquaplaning resistance will be good enough for it to remain useful.
Treadwear warranty is another area where this model doesn’t disappoint. A 70,000-mileage guarantee is as high as on models from Michelin and Continental. Unfortunately, its asking price is also on the level of models from the two brands.
- Offers a smooth ride at highway speeds
- Superb longitudinal and lateral rain traction
- Up to 70,000 mile limited treadwear warranty
- Could offer more feedback
All-season tires are an excellent option for truck owners seeking dependable performance and year-round safety. These tires offer amazing handling and traction in various weather conditions, including the summer, rain, and even light snow. So, opting for them should be a no-brainer.