Are your Chevy Blazer tires due for an upgrade? Your choice of tires can make or break the driving experience. As such, it’s essential to explore the options.
I personally love the Michelin Defender LTX M/S. Not only can the Defenders enhance this SUV’s already refined ride. They also offer excellent mileage. And you get a neat 70,000-mile treadwear warranty on top.
Want to try something different? Continental CrossContact LX25 promises to be a compelling alternative. Armed with an eco-friendly tread compound, these tires offer a fuel-efficient and quiet ride. Plus, they are great on slippery surfaces.
Regularly deal with snow but don’t want to splurge on a dedicated winter tire? The Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady deserves your attention. However, if you want to take no chances for your safety, it’s recommended to opt for Michelin’s Latitude X-Ice XI2.
#1. Michelin Defender LTX MS
Multiple factors make the Defender LTX MS an excellent tire for your Chevy.
Start with the fact that they would make this SUV’s ride even more refined. Reviews by your fellow drivers indicate that these tires do an excellent job of absorbing road bumps and noise, helping you get the whisper-quiet ride this SUV is famous for.
Another reason you’d want to trust these tires is that they are notably better on snow and ice than your Chevy’s stock tires. That is especially the case in mild wintry conditions, where this SUV’s OE tires (as well as many other A/S tires) turn into hockey pucks.
The Defenders also offer decent mileage, stay glued to the road in the rain, and are less likely to suffer cuts and chips than their fellow A/S tires. This means you can trust them for mild off-roading.
To further up the ante, Pirelli backs this model with a whopping 70,000-mile guarantee. This indicates an easy five years of use for the average American driver (who drives around 15,000 miles per year).
- Delivers a quiet and comfortable ride
- Offers a stable ride on snow and ice
- Backed by a 70,000-mile guarantee
- Doesn’t come cheap
#2. Michelin CrossClimate 2
When I was looking for the best Chevy Blazer tires, the CrossClimate 2 received the most recommendations from a variety of people. Here’s why I believe that’s the case.
The CC2s are as good tires as any tires on wet surfaces. Their traction on slippery surfaces is legendary, which translates into short braking distances and, by extension, a lower risk of fender benders (especially if the driver behind you also has a set of these).
Another possible reason for their fame is that they are great on snow, especially when compared to their fellow all-weather tires. If your area receives light snowfall and you cannot afford dedicated winter tires, the CC2s have everything to be a compelling alternative.
Need proof? The CC2s are one of the few non-winter tires that carry the 3PMSF (Three Peak Mountain and Snowflake) as well as M+S (Mud and Snow) ratings. Both these ratings indicate that these tires have been rated to be safe for severe snow performance.
Bear in mind, though, that these tires aren’t faultless. All the added grip they offer on wet and snowy surfaces will hurt your Chevy’s mileage. However, the money you’ll save by not having to invest in dedicated winter tires should compensate for this.
- Carry 3PMSF and M+S emblems
- Excellent traction on slippery roads
- Impressive treadwear warranty
- Dry performance could be better
#3. Continental CrossContact LX25
There are various reasons why you may want to install the CrossContact LX25 on your Chevy.
The most compelling among which is that this tire would improve your Blazer’s mileage (provided you drive responsibly). How can I be so sure? Because Bridgestone has backed it with an eco-friendly tread compound.
Another reason this tire merits your attention (and money) is its ability to soak up vibrations and deflect road noise, qualities that are crucial for a refined ride.
Wet performance is another area where this tire shines. Thanks to grooves (you can see them by looking closely at the tread), it evacuates water as quickly as it enters the tread. The result? A low risk of aquaplaning, resulting in superb wet traction.
There’s one more quality of these tires you need to know about – the risk of premature deformation (often a side effect of high-speed driving) is pretty low with these. As such, you can count on them to outlast their impressive mileage guarantee.
- Affordably priced for premium tires
- Offer excellent ride quality and handling
- Backed to last up to 70,000 miles
- Not the best for spirited driving
#4. Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady
The Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady promises to be an excellent pick for anyone who regularly deals with snow and ice but doesn’t want to splurge on a winter tire.
This all-weather tire has a flexible tread compound that helps it stay useful regardless of how harsh the weather conditions get. Multiple sipes enable it to dig into the snow for adequate traction, while four grooves evacuate water to reduce the risk of aquaplaning.
Goodyear has also equipped this tire with two of its latest technologies – Weather Reactive and 3D Tredlock. The former keeps the rubber flexible no matter how low the temperatures drop, while the latter locks the sipes during braking to boost traction.
Unlike many of its peers, this tire doesn’t lose traction as it tread depth decreases. Want to know why? Goodyear’s ‘Evolving Traction Grooves’. These ‘teeth’ help the Assurance WeatherReady provide the same amazing traction throughout its road life.
A 60,000-mile treadwear warranty may not seem much. But it should, considering how well this tire performs in harsh weather.
- Carries the 3PMSF emblem
- Offers excellent traction on snow
- Backed by a 60,000-mile guarantee
- Ice grip could be better
#5. Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II
The Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II deserves your attention if you want to enjoy the Blazer’s ride.
Similar to every other tire in this lineup, this one deserves top marks for ride quality and comfort levels. Which shouldn’t be surprising, considering its tread has a sound-absorbing foam to help you enjoy a noise- and vibration-free ride.
The Verde A/S Plus II also performs brilliantly on dry surfaces. Besides offering more feedback than your average all-season touring tire, it poses negligible risk of under- or over-steering. As a result, you can attack corners at full speed.
Its wet performance isn’t any bad, either. Thanks to four longitudinal grooves and high-density lateral siping, its braking distances are much shorter than its predecessor’s, making this tire a reliable option for driving in the rain.
Want to hear more good news? This tire will perform quite well in light snow, especially when paired alongside the Blazer’s competent AWD system.
Best of all, it comes with an authoritative 65,000-mile treadwear guarantee, indicating up to 5 years of road life in average driving conditions.
- Provides superior traction on wet surfaces
- Helps you enjoy a noise-free drive
- Delivers dynamic handling on dry roads
- Isn’t sporty enough
#6. Cooper Discoverer AT3
The Cooper Discoverer AT3 currently ranks among the market’s leading all-terrain tires.
Mainly because it stays useful 365 days a year. Unlike many all-terrain tires it competes with on price, this model offers the same reliable performance regardless of whether the roads are dry or wet. You won’t have to replace it when the weather turns inclement.
This tire’s high-speed stability is equally inspiring. In fact, it’s one of those all-terrain tires that you can push to their limits without risking your safety.
There are several other areas where it defies its budget asking price.
Think of surefooted braking even when there is snow on the roads. Its ice traction is also pretty decent, especially when you compare it with that of other all-terrain tires in the same price bracket.
A 60 to 65,000-mile treadwear warranty (depending on speed rating) also helps this tire compete with peers costing much more. The same could be said about its 45-day test drive coverage.
- Offers outstanding grip on dry and wet roads
- Boasts excellent high-speed stability
- Comes with a 65,000-mile treadwear warranty
- Not the best option for serious off-roading
#7. Kumho Road Venture AT51
If you mainly use the Chevy Blazer for off-roading, selecting the Road Venture AT51 can be a practical decision.
First of all, this tire doesn’t care about how palatable or harsh the surfaces you’re driving on. Regardless of whether you’re driving on the highway, sand, gravel, or even rocks, it will conquer every piece of tarmac that comes in its way.
Secondly, it offers superb stability on wet roads, excellent news for those who do a fair bit of driving in the rain. An aggressive tread pattern and multiple sipes help it keep your vehicle stable on slippery surfaces.
Another thing we like about this tire is that it can be used in light snow, an impressive feat given that it doesn’t carry the 3PMSF or M+S emblem. Also, thanks to the circumferential grooves inside its tread, the risk of aquaplaning is so small as to be negligible.
To make this tire even more appealing, Continental has made this tire available in a competitive asking price.
- Balanced on- and off-road performance
- Delivers superb dry and wet performance
- Reasonably priced for an all-terrain tire
- May struggle on thick snow
#8. Michelin Latitude X-Ice XI2
The Michelin Latitude X-Ice XI2 has everything that separates premium winter tires from also-rans.
Start with the tread compound that doesn’t harden up in sub-zero temperatures, thus keeping this tire useful no matter how much snow or ice there is on the roads.
Next come the biting edges that help it dig into the snow. However, the biting edges are different from those on other winter tires – they come together as you apply brakes. The result is maximum contact with the road, which, in turn, translates into short braking distances.
Then there is rolling resistance. People who use winter tires often complain that these tires hit their car’s mileage pretty hard. Luckily, that’s not the case with the X-Ice xI2, which had the lowest rolling resistance of any tire in test conducted by Auto Motor & Sport.
Treadwear warranty is another area where this tire breaks from class. How is that so? The Latitude X-Ice XI2 comes with a 40,000-mile treadwear warranty. In contrast, most snow tires don’t come with any sort of guarantee whatsoever.
- Best-in-class ice braking distances
- 40,000-mile treadwear warranty
- Less noisy than competitors
- Snow handling could be better