Top 5 Best Tires For Chevy Tahoe [2022 Review]

By Tire Expert, Ryan Nichols
By Tire Expert, Ryan Nichols

When buying your best tires for Chevrolet Tahoe ripping up to the cabin, towing the boat, or sliding out comfortably onto the beach sand, you must think about your driving habits.

Do you drive your Tahoe mostly on the road? —>You’re going to want an all-season tire. Are you an avid off-roader? —>That’s where all-terrain and mud-terrain tires make the fun happen. And of course, snow and mud-terrain tires for Chevy Tahoe have their time and place.

Here I’ve listed the five best tires for Chevy Tahoe below referencing accessibility and my experience as a Tahoe junky sprinkled with years of tech experience.

Here are my top picks for zooming up to the cabin or sliding out comfortable onto the beach sand in your Chevy Tahoe:

Our Top Pick
Toyo Open Country AT3
Toyo Open Country A/T III
4.5/5
4.5
Best Budget
Starfire Solarus HT All-Season
Starfire Solarus
3.0/5
3.0
Best High End
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
4.0/5
4.0
Most Economical
Vredestein Pinza AT
Vredestein Pinza AT
4.0/5
4.0
Best Tread Life
General Grabbers A/TX
General Grabbers A/TX
4.0/5
4.0

Updated as of December 2, 2022

Toyo Open Country A/T III

Toyo Open Country AT3
Our rating:
4.5/5
4.5/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

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

All of the best drivers I know use this specific Toyo Open Country A/T III on their SUVs and trucks.

From driving with these tires on the highway, I have to say I like their performance. They also have a sweet grip when scaling up and down those rocky roads. These Toyos, Falken Wildpeak, and Yokohama Geolandars are a great trio of options to check out for a versatile all-terrain tire made in Japan and typically priced quite consistently and reasonable.

Now, these are some performance tires for rallying on dirt! Don’t forget to let some air out of your tire when driving on the sand for excellent traction with these treads. Now, comparing these to BFG All-Terrain KO2, I’d say that these are slightly smoother on the highway from my driving experience. KO2s kick ass in hardcore offroading situations, though.

The perfect tires for your Tahoe overlander setup or for rallying the mountain bikes up to the best spot in the Uintas. The tread pattern of this tire is unique because there is a diamond-shaped ‘s’ cut out into the center rubber.

But my favorite thing about Toyo Open Country tires? My favorite part is the shoulders on the inside and outside parts of the treads. These radial tires are like Joe Montana because of their solid and slimmer set of shoulders and the ability to get the job done effectively. You’ll notice a little bit smoother ride on the highway with these compared to other all-season tires.

Toyo Open Countries are what you opt for if you want a touchdown. I can tell you from my experience that these will help you stay floating on backcountry adventures.

Tahoes are also great for contractors and builders hauling tools and materials around—some of the most legendary guys I’ve ever met show up in a Tahoe with all the right stuff for the job.

Starfire Solarus

Starfire Solarus HT All-Season
Our rating:
3.0/5
3.0/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

Wet Traction:
3.5/5
Ride Handling:
2.0/5
Dry Traction:
3.0/5
Ride Noise:
3.0/5
Snow Traction:
2.0/5
Ride Comfort:
3.0/5
Tread Life:
2.0/5
Value For Money:
5.0/5

There are a few reasons why a Chevy Tahoe owner might want to buy Starfire Solarus tires, but performance and reliability aren’t two of them. For example, if you’re just trying to sell the car (and many dealers do this) you’ll install the cheapest tires possible to make the most money on the deal.

Rideshare drivers like Uber, Lyft, InDriver, DiDi, etc. love tires like these because they do mostly around-town driving at slower speeds, and without a doubt ride share employees blow out a lot of tires.

A 50-thousand-mile treadwear warranty isn’t bad for a cheap tire. But to be critical, these tires make way too much noise in the vibes section! I’m not a fan of these tires’ sidewalls, specifically the larger wheel sizes. These feel like sedan tires even though they’re ‘technically’ for Pickups, SUVs, CUVs, etc.

Ask me if I’d have my child drive in a Tahoe mounted up with Starfire Solarus, and I’d tell you no.

These tires also aren’t listed on Tire Rack’s website which is also kind of a bad sign—they don’t tend to stock lower-quality tires. Trash talking poor quality sometimes helps improvement, so I’ll see from what I’ve seen, that the Tahoe is a bit too much beef for this larger tire (I linked to the 20-inch wheel diameter).

Ya um, I wouldn’t take high-profile clients around in my Tahoe with Starfire Solarus mounted up, but for basic function, Starfire Solarus work just fine.

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
Our rating:
4.0/5
4.0/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

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

Although the Scorpion Zero All Season run-flat tires are the most expensive tires at above $400 per tire, I think BFGoodrich makes a tire that’s more practical for how most Tahoe owners drive.

BFGoodrich is a corner tire shop option in many places, and these tires have possibly the most famous tire company logos on the planet. To the point where people will buy BFGoodrich just for the optional white-lettered sidewall logo on one side of the tire.

These are the tires vacation cabin owners love for transferring ski gear, boats, and other equipment up country roads with impressive performance.

I’ve owned these tires, and I wasn’t too impressed with their road performance. However, any time I took them off-road or up the canyon in snow storms, these things were total beasts! You could tell they almost drastically lowered my mileage driving a smaller Toyota van, but for a bigger SUV like the Tahoe, the weight doesn’t affect fuel economy as much (they already have pretty poor mpg).

One of the great perks about buying from tire manufacturers like BFGoodrich is that their reliability is high. One thing to check for when mounting these up to older Tahoes is slight tire deflation after about a month after installation—it’s easier to identify low tire pressures with these tires because of their high aspect ratio, so just keep an eye out.

I recommend inflating BFG All-Terrains with nitrogen instead of air from the compressor because it will help them stay inflated and perform consistently.

Vredestein Pinza AT

Vredestein Pinza AT
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:
3.5/5
Snow Traction:
3.5/5
Ride Comfort:
4.0/5
Tread Life:
4.5/5
Value For Money:
4.5/5

These are the first pick that comes up on Tire Rack’s recommendations for a 2019 Chevy Tahoe Vredestein Pinzas because they were tested (by Tire Rack) and beat the competition in many categories. Pinza ATs are a smart choice.

The Netherlands caught me a bit by surprise in producing this tire, but I have to say that their design is killing it. The large, zig-zag circumferential grooves have a great flow pattern for water exits when hydroplaning on wet roads, and there’s a noteworthy balance between on-road/offroad performance with these tires.

With car parts, I would say as a general rule of thumb that buying name-brand products is generally a good idea for warranty purposes, and although Vredestein is owned by Apolo Tyres (India), I’d still buy these just to nerd out and take these for a spin.

These are solid all-terrain tires with full-depth sipes and multi-pitch tread specially designed for loose-surface grip. Me likey.

How do these compare to the other tires on this list? Quite well. You’ll notice their warranty is covered for up to 8 years after production (wow), and treadwear warranties range from 50-70 thousand miles depending on the exact submodel and size.

You can also enjoy a 100-day trial period with these Pinza AT tires, so my advice is to go for it because they’re the lowest price on Tire Rack’s website.

General Grabbers A/TX

General Grabbers A/TX
Our rating:
4.0/5
4.0/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

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

What do I know about General Grabbers? They’re affordable quality, and they have a reputation for lasting longer than other tires. For example, General Grabber A/TX tires come with a 6-year/60 thousand-mile warranty that outmatches other competing all-terrain tire sets when put to the test.

These are an awesome choice for the Tahoe because they have beefy shoulders and sidewalls that can support the extra weight and eject rocks when driving on gravel.

You’ll notice a similarity between General Grabbers and Continental TerrainContact, and that’s because General tires is owned by Continental. The only difference between General Grabbers and Continental TerrainContact is that these General Grabbers have the 3PMSF (Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake) symbol awarded for light traction in severe snow conditions.

Other technology features of General Grabbers include:

  • StabiliTread technology

—For versatile on/offroad function

  • Duragen technology

—For durability offroad

  • Comfort Balance technology

—For quieter street performance

As for this tire’s road performance, it lacks wet traction compared to similar tires like Falken Wildpeak, however, General Grabbers outperform almost all the other A/T competition on the snow track when it comes to cornering and speed.

Keep in mind that these all-terrain tires with zig-zag structures generally don’t expel water quite as easily with siping but the pro is that they grip better on the sand and other loose surfaces like freshly fallen snow.

General Grabbers make a tiny bit of road noise on the highway which is to be expected from an all-terrain tire.

What To Look For When Buying The Best Tires For Chevy Tahoe?

The Tahoe is a heavy-duty SUV that requires some quality tires. Skimping on the price of a full set will most likely end up in spending more money in the long run from tire blowouts. Here are a few more details to check over before buying tires for your Tahoe or Sierra:

Tire size

Always double-check the tire size on your Tahoe’s existing tires.

Another way to check for compatible tire sizes is to enter your Tahoe’s year and trim package on Tire Rack’s website. Tire Rack has measured the Tahoe with a Faro arm for exact fitment.

Tire type

Buy the tire that fits your driving style. For example, if you drive strictly on the road, buy an all-season tire for better gas mileage.

If you do a bit of offroading, but you still do most of your driving on the highway, then buy an all-terrain set. If you’re an aggressive off-roader, you’ll want mud-terrain (M/T) tires. Lastly, don’t forget that for extreme snow and ice conditions you’ll want dedicated snow tires for your Tahoe.

Rebates

Some of these tire options include a mail-in rebate to help you save more on your purchase.

Treadwear & Workmanship Warranties

All-season tires typically have the highest mileage warranties that normally range anywhere from 50 to 80 thousand miles.

All-terrain tires typically either have average mileage guarantees or pro-rated warranties that depend on how much treadwear remains on the set of tires.

Other summer tire sets for the Chevy Tahoe have lower mileage guarantees.

How Much Do Tires For Chevy Tahoe Cost?

The absolute cheapest tire for the Chevy Tahoe is the Starfire Solarus (~$130/tire), and the more expensive tires like BFG All-Terrain (~$320/tire).

Four New Tires

Expect to pay anywhere from $550-$1300+ for new Tahoe tires.

Two New Tires

Anywhere from $260-$650+.

Single Tire

Anywhere from $130-$320 per tire. Four wheel drive versions of the Tahoe must have tires replaced in pairs.

What Tire Size Is Best For A Chevy Tahoe?

It depends on the Tahoe’s year and trim package. Some common Chevy Tahoe tire sizes are 265/60R17, 265/65R18, 275/55R20, and 285/45R22.

How Long Should Your Chevy Tahoe Tires Last?

Anywhere from 30-60 thousand miles depending on the tire brand, amount of maintenance performed, and manner of driving.

Since the Tahoe is a heavy SUV that weighs over 5 thousand pounds, they’re going to chew through tires quite a bit faster than a crossover SUV.

When To Replace Tires On Your Chevy Tahoe?

The distance between Lincoln’s head and the outside of the penny is about 2/32” (or 1.6 mm), so you could always stick his head into the treads in different areas of each wheel.

Most Tahoe owners prefer to replace the tires when they start to chunk and peel off. This is often somewhere around 40 thousand miles when the tread depths are technically still over 2/32” (1.6mm).

Does The Brand Matter For A Chevy Tahoe When Replacing Tires?

Sure, the brand always matters when you’re looking for quality, and most Tahoe owners want reliable tires because they want their families to be safe on the road.

Other solid brands to consider when shopping for Chevrolet Tahoe tires include Goodyear Wrangler, Cooper Discoverer, Michelin tires like Michelin Defender LTX M/S, Bridgestone Dueler Alenza Plus, etc.

Does the Year of Your Chevy Tahoe Matter When Buying New Tires?

Year and trim package always matter when replacing tires which is why you need to input your vehicle’s information accurately into Tire Rack’s website to yield the correct tires for your Chevy Tahoe.

What Are The Biggest Tires I Can Put On A Chevy Tahoe?

The largest wheel size for Chevy Tahoe is 22-inches (Chevy Tahoe RST), and the biggest tires are 275/50R22 on the 2023 Tahoe models.

Frequently Asked Questions
See the 5 best options for Chevy Tahoe and GMC Sierra above.
I’d go with Toyo Open Country, General Grabbers, or BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2.
Some solid choices are Toyo Open Country, BFG All-Terrains, General Grabbers, and Vredestein Pinza AT.

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