Top 5 Best Tires For High Mileage [2022 Review]

By Tire Expert, Joe Steffen
By Tire Expert, Joe Steffen

Have you been searching for the best high mileage tires for your car, truck, or SUV?

I have got you covered putting over nine years of experience in the tire industry to work. I compiled a list of the top five high mileage tires on the market so you can spend less time replacing your tires and more time on the road.

The products in this list will be the best all-season tires that I chose for not only how long they last but also included factors like traction, ride quality, and value.

Keep reading to see why I chose these five tires and why tire manufacturers like Yokohama, Bridgestone, and Continental didn’t make the cut.

Our Top Pick
Goodyear Assurance Maxlife
Goodyear Assurance MaxLife
4.0/5
4.0
Best for Truck/SUV
Michelin Defender LTX
Michelin Defender LTX M/S
4.0/5
4.0
Best For Sports Cars
Pirelli P-Zero All-Season Plus
Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus
3.5/5
3.5
Best Budget For Cars
Falken Sincera SN250 A/S
Falken Sincera SN250 All Season
3.5/5
3.5
Best Budget For Truck/SUV
Hankook DynaPro HT
Hankook Dynapro HT RH12
3.0/5
3.0

Updated as of December 2, 2022

Goodyear Assurance MaxLife

Goodyear Assurance Maxlife
Our rating:
4.0/5
4.0/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

Wet Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Handling:
3.0/5
Dry Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Noise:
3.5/5
Snow Traction:
3.0/5
Ride Comfort:
3.5/5
Tread Life:
4.5/5
Value For Money:
4.0/5

Goodyear Tire And Rubber Company manufacture the Goodyear Assurance MaxLife. They are an American-made product based out of Akron, Ohio.

I typically do not recommend a Goodyear tire because up until recently it seemed as if their quality had severely gone down. The MaxLife and other newer products from Goodyear, like the WetherReady and ComfortDrive, have redeemed the American-made tire company.

What makes the Assurance MaxLife the top pick for me was the traction, ride comfort, and, obviously, the most important factor, how many miles you receive.

The MaxLife is a touring tire with a symmetrical tread pattern, which is the biggest reason it can receive, on average, seventy to eighty thousand miles. If you want to achieve this high mileage, keeping up with proper tire maintenance will be critical.

Tire maintenance will include tire rotations, maintaining proper tire pressure, and ensuring you have a wheel alignment within spec.

When driving on this tire, you can feel confident that it will keep your vehicle straight and on the road no matter the weather conditions.

I recommend driving with caution in snow. Since the MaxLifes are not winter tires, they will have difficulty maintaining traction in temperatures below forty degrees.

Winter/Snow tires have severe weather ratings, which allow them to perform in freezing temperatures.

The Goodyear Assurance MaxLife is built in tire sizes for passenger cars, crossovers, or coupes that use a variety of lower speed ratings to achieve a much longer tread life. Depending on the size, it will come in a T, H, and V rating.

The speed rating is a part of the UTQG (Uniform Tire Quality Grade) and signifies the max speed a tire can travel without losing performance. Another factor in this rating is the rubber compound used to achieve the maximum traveling speed.

The rubber compound used determines how comfortable a tire is to drive on. Using low-quality rubber can make the tread stiffer and more prone to vibrations from the road. Goodyear used a high-quality rubber tread compound to achieve a smooth vibrationless drive.

I recommend the Goodyear Assurance MaxLife to anyone looking to receive the highest amount of miles possible while also receiving high-quality traction and ride comfort.

Michelin Defender LTX M/S

Michelin Defender LTX
Our rating:
4.0/5
4.0/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

Wet Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Handling:
3.5/5
Dry Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Noise:
4.0/5
Snow Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Comfort:
4.0/5
Tread Life:
3.5/5
Value For Money:
3.0/5

I can’t make a top-five high mileage list without having a Michelin tire in it. The Defender line, which also includes the Defender T+H, has some of the most extended tread life you will see from a tire.

Michelin is a French-based tire manufacturer, and no, they’re not American, as most consumers have tried to correct me on.

The Michelin Defender LTX M/S is the top pick tire for trucks, SUVs, and even crossovers for its high mileage of seventy thousand miles in P-metric sizes and fifty thousand miles in light truck sizes.

Light truck tire sizes would be for heavy-duty trucks that are three-quarter or one-ton (Ford F-250s, Chevy Silverado 3500s, or Ram 3500s). The weight of these trucks causes them to wear out faster and have a lower mileage rating than P-metric sizes.

On top of receiving high mileage, the Defender LTX is mud and snow rated. However, it is not three-peak mountain snowflake rated. The difference between these ratings is that a 3pmsf allows the tire to withstand a sub-forty-degree temperature without traction and performance loss. The M+S rating means that the tread is designed to perform in heavy snow and light mud but does not have the same capability in freezing temperatures.

I have had customers tell me they will run this tire year-round with no problems, and where I’m from, we have a lot of snow and farms that require off-road driving.

Ride quality is the bread and butter of Michelin products. I have never had a customer complain about the noise, vibrations, or how they handle vehicles. If you read my tire reviews, I am candid about customer feedback, which says a lot about their ride quality.

The Michelin Defender LTX M/S is the best tire for trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. I recommend it as the tire for you if you have a decent budget and want the longest-lasting tire possible.

Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

Pirelli P-Zero All-Season Plus
Our rating:
3.5/5
3.5/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

Wet Traction:
3.5/5
Ride Handling:
4.0/5
Dry Traction:
3.5/5
Ride Noise:
3.5/5
Snow Traction:
2.5/5
Ride Comfort:
3.5/5
Tread Life:
4.0/5
Value For Money:
3.5/5

I know firsthand how frustrating it can be to replace tires on a sports car every ten to twenty thousand miles. I used to own a 2016 Ford Focus ST, and while it was exhilarating to drive, I found that the maintenance cost was too much to justify keeping. I had many tire brands and found the only one to last the longest was the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus.

Pirelli is an Italian-based manufacturer most well known for their involvement in Formula One racing. You will see the Pirelli logo in big letters on the sidewall of the ultra-high performance vehicles that race in Formula one.

I picked the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus because of how many miles many customers and I have received. I compared this to the Continental Extreme Contact DWS 06 and Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4. After comparing these tires, I found the Pirelli to receive, on average, fifty-five thousand miles(exceeds fifty thousand mile warranty), and the next closest was the Continental.

If you were worried about sacrificing performance for more miles, don’t worry, this Pirelli has exceptional traction in wet conditions and on dry roads. It could have been better in the light snow, but you can only expect so much from a high-performance tire.

If you like to test the limits of your vehicle and drive at high speeds, these tires will have your back as they come with W(168 MPH) and Y(186 MPH) speed ratings depending on the tire size your vehicle requires.

The W and Y ratings give you extreme responsiveness when maneuvering your vehicle around corners.

I highly recommend maintaining these tires to ensure even tread wear and a longer lifespan. Performance vehicles tend to be very rough on tires, and taking care of your rubber will offer better durability and fuel economy.

I recommend the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus to anyone looking for a high mileage set of tires. 

Falken Sincera SN250 All Season

Falken Sincera SN250 A/S
Our rating:
3.5/5
3.5/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

Wet Traction:
3.0/5
Ride Handling:
3.0/5
Dry Traction:
3.5/5
Ride Noise:
3.5/5
Snow Traction:
3.0/5
Ride Comfort:
3.5/5
Tread Life:
4.5/5
Value For Money:
4.0/5

I understand that car tires are not a cheap investment and not many people want to sacrifice their bank account for quality tires. That is why I went out of my way to find you a tire that offers a fair price and will still provide you with a quality product.

The Falken Sincera SN250 All Season is made in tire sizes for sedans, minivans, and even crossovers. It has four seasons (wet, dry, snow, and ice) traction capability while also being backed with up to an eighty-thousand-mile treadwear warranty.

I have seen the Falken Sincera last, on average, between sixty and seventy-five thousand miles which is extremely impressive compared to the average cost per tire.

For fuel-efficient drivers, it will come with a low rolling resistance that will maximize your miles per gallon, making this the perfect tire for budget-conscious consumers that drive a hybrid vehicle.

The highlight of this tire is the warranty package that will come from Falken tire. You will get the mileage warranty, but a one-year road hazard protection is also included. If you have a tire blowout within the first year, Falken will replace your tire at no cost, and you just have to go to a Falken tire retailer to be taken care of.

When looking for a budget tire, you more than likely sacrifice some traction capability, but with the Sincera, you will get using Falken 3D canyon siping in the tire’s tread provides enhanced traction in wet, dry, snow, and ice.

I recommend the Falken Sincera SN250 All Season to anyone looking for a high value, long tread life, and budget-friendly tire.

PS: If you need all-terrain tires, check out the Falken Wildpeak AT3W.

Hankook Dynapro HT RH12

Hankook DynaPro HT
Our rating:
3.0/5
3.0/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

Wet Traction:
3.0/5
Ride Handling:
3.0/5
Dry Traction:
3.0/5
Ride Noise:
3.0/5
Snow Traction:
3.0/5
Ride Comfort:
2.5/5
Tread Life:
4.0/5
Value For Money:
3.5/5

I have seen tire prices jump up as much as a hundred bucks per tire over the last year and a half, so I can understand that consumers are looking for the most cost-effective options. Bridgestone and Firestone’s tires have seen some of the highest price hikes. It is for this reason, I went out to find the best budget tire for trucks and SUVs.

The Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 is a tire that will offer safe, dependable traction while not breaking the bank. Hankook is a Korean-based tire manufacturer, and their tires can be found original equipment on Hondas, Hyundais, and KIAs.

This highway all-season tire will come with up to a seventy-thousand-mile treadwear warranty. That is just as high as the Michelin tires!

Most consumers own a truck or SUV to haul things around, whether a big family or camper trailer. When moving around precious cargo, it couldn’t be more important than to ensure you have tires on your car that will keep you safe.

The Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 will provide you with above-average traction for the entire life of the tread in wet, dry, and light snow conditions to keep your cargo safe.

When trying to find a tire with high mileage expectancy it is not only the responsibility of the tire to last but yours to maintain them. Tires that are not properly maintained will only last about half of the tread life expectancy. I don’t know about you but if I was on a budget I wouldn’t want to buy new rubber sooner than I have to.

It may not have the most comfortable ride quality out there but beggars can’t be choosers when looking for inexpensive tire options.

I recommend the Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 to anyone looking for a long-lasting, budget-conscious tire.

What To Look For When Buying The Best Tires For High Mileage?

There are a few things you want to look out for when buying high-mileage tires, and I have listed those things and why they matter below.

Treadwear Rating

The treadwear rating will be a number between 100 to 1000. This is a rating that manufacturers are required to assign the rubber compound. The higher this number is will be the longer the tire lasts.

To find this, if you are shopping online, it will be under the “tire description” labeled “treadwear rating.” It will also be stamped somewhere on the tire’s sidewall in smaller print.

For long-lasting tread life, you want the treadwear rating to be between 600 and 800.

Speed Rating

Another rating that plays a role in how long to expect the rubber compound to last is the speed rating. This is another grade that must be assigned to tires from the manufacturer to determine maximum safe operating speed.

Speed ratings go from B to Y and work the same as tread wear ratings. The lower the letter is in the alphabet, the higher the speed a tire can travel at.

This will matter because tires with a higher speed rating are designed for higher traction and shorter tread life.

For longer-lasting tread life, stay with T, H, and V speed ratings for longer-lasting tread life.

Symmetrical Tread Pattern

Symmetrical tread patterns are designed for longer tread life and are less prone to irregular wear patterns.

They will have the same tread pattern from the center of the tire to the right of the shoulder as the left.

How Much Do High Mileage Tires Typically Cost?

I shopped around for you and found some prices for high-mileage tires based on the type of vehicle. I shopped for prices on TireRack, Amazon, DiscountTire, and other online tire retailers.

Four New Tires

  • Passenger car- $500 to $900
  • Sport vehicle- $700 to $1300
  • Minivan- $600 to $1000
  • SUV- $700 to $1400
  • Truck- $700 to $1400
  • Crossover- $600 to $1100

Two New Tires

  • Passenger car- $300 to $700
  • Sport vehicle- $400 to $800
  • Minivan- $300 to $700
  • SUV- $400 to $800
  • Truck- $400 to $800
  • Crossover- $350 to $750

Single Tire

  • Passenger car- $150 to $300
  • Sport vehicle- $200 to $450
  • Minivan- $150 to $300
  • SUV- $200 to $400
  • Truck- $200 to $400
  • Crossover- $175 to $350

Are High Mileage Tires Worth It?

High-milage tires can be worth it if you maintain them. They will be a little pricier than average mileage tires, so when you don’t maintain them, they will not last as long and, at that point, are a waste of money.

How Long Should Your High Mileage Tires Last?

How many miles you receive will depend entirely on your ability to maintain them properly. If not maintained, expect between twenty and forty thousand miles, but when properly maintained, you can expect to receive between sixty and ninety thousand miles.

Does the Year of Your Vehicle Matter When Buying High Mileage Tires?

This would be a question for you to answer. Since high mileage tires are pricier and last a long time, if you have an older vehicle that you’re not sure about keeping or long it has left, it might not be a good idea to spend the money on them.

Anything Else Worth Knowing When Buying High Mileage Tires?

I preach tire maintenance and want to give you a few tips on what proper tire maintenance looks like.

  • Tire rotation every five to eight thousand miles
  • Air pressure checks once a month
  • Have your wheel alignment check once a year

If you follow these tips, you will be set up to have tires that last you for life!

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, the Michelin Defender T+H. It is designed for passenger cars, minivans, and crossover vehicles.
The average age of tire recommendation is six years. Over time the oil in the rubber compounds will dry out, causing the rubber to weaken and be more prone to blowouts and tread separation.
That is the idea, but just because a tire is more expensive doesn’t mean it will last the longest. I recommend looking at the treadwear rating to determine a tire’s tread life.

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