Top 5 Best Tires For Jeep Liberty [2022 Review]

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

Are you looking for the best tires for a Jeep Liberty?

Look no further. I have been in the tire industry for over nine years and know exactly what drivers like yourself are looking for in tires. I have serviced and sold tires to hundreds of customers who own these vehicles.

I couldn’t be more qualified to decide what tires are the best for the Liberty.

You will find out why these five options are the best tires for a Jeep Liberty and why I didn’t choose tires like the Goodyear Wrangler SRA and Firestone Destination. I included everything in this list, from all terrains to all seasons.

Let’s get started with these tire reviews!

Our Top Pick
Toyo Open Country AT3
Toyo Open Country A/T III
3.0/5
3.0
Best Budget
Milestar Patagonia M/T
Milestar Patagonia H/T
3.0/5
3.0
Best High End
Michelin Defender LTX
4.0/5
4.0
Most Economical
Yokohama Avid Touring S
Yokohama Avid Touring S
3.0/5
3.0
Best Tread Life
Cooper Discoverer SRX
Cooper Discoverer SRX
3.5/5
3.5

Updated as of December 2, 2022

Toyo Open Country A/T III

Toyo Open Country AT3
Our rating:
3.0/5
3.0/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

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

The Toyo Open Country A/T III is an all-terrain tire that offers versatile durability on and off-road. How could I not choose an off-road tire for a Jeep? I mean, you didn’t buy one for its impeccable on-road handling.

The Open Country A/T III offers everything you would be looking for in a tire: warranty, rating for snow driving, off-road capability, and comfort.

This tire will come in two metric sizes, a P-metric and a light truck. Light truck sizing will be better if you want longer tread life and stronger sidewalls. However, due to having more sidewall plies, they are heavier weight than P-metric, and they will severely decrease gas mileage and ride quality.

Toyo backs the Open Country with up to a sixty-five thousand mile warranty, and from my experience with this tire on the Libertys, it is a mileage you can expect to receive.

When considering an all-terrain tire, remember that they have different characteristics than any all-season. They will be louder, rougher, and have lower handling than an all-season tire. It is also crucial to perform tire maintenance on them because they are prone to irregular wear patterns.

The Toyo Open Country A/T III can take your jeep from looking like a kid hauler to a Wrangler. I recommend them to anyone in need of a versatile option.

Milestar Patagonia H/T

Milestar Patagonia M/T
Our rating:
3.0/5
3.0/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

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

You may think, “ what in the world is a Milestar?” It’s okay if you are. That was my initial reaction when I learned about this manufacturer five years ago.

Milestar is a product of Nankang, a manufacturer known for its affordable rubber products. Not everyone can afford Bridgestone Duelers or BFGoodrich tires, which is why I wanted to give you an option that almost anyone could afford.

The Milestar Patagonia H/T is a high-mileage all-season that will offer a quiet ride, traction on wet roads, and a smooth ride.

I don’t recommend using this tire through snowy winters since the light snow traction is subpar. If this is the case, you may want to get a set of winter tires.

Use safe driving practices to avoid hydroplaning when driving through thick standing water. The Patagonia H/T will offer safe traction in light rain, but when it starts to downpour, the tire struggles to evacuate mass amounts of water.

Offering a sixty-thousand-mile treadwear warranty makes it the longest-lasting tire in its price range. And the low price range you will find them in makes them have high value in terms of longevity.

The Milestar Patagonia H/T is a great budget option for anyone needing a budget-friendly tire on a Jeep Liberty.

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

The best high-end tire will be the one that offers the best performance for the price. And I selected the Michelin Defender LTX M/S for apparent reasons. Michelin has some of the best performance and ride quality in the tire industry.

The Defender is an excellent tire choice for its long-lasting tread life, all-season traction, ride comfort, and handling.

The tread compound allows this tire to perform great in the snow while giving you access to light mud areas. It is not three-peak mountain snowflake rated, so it will lose some performance in sub-forty-degree temperatures. But not as much as other tires since it is mud + snow rated.

A symmetrical tread pattern allows the Michelin Defender to stay quiet and reduce the possibility of uneven wear patterns. Symmetrical tread patterns are when the tire has an identical design from the inner portion to the outer.

Backed by a seventy-thousand-mile warranty gives you long tread life, and if you can find these tires on rebate, it further increases your value.

If you are looking for the best high-end tire, you can’t go wrong with any Michelin product, but the Defender LTX M/S will off the best ride for the Jeep Liberty.

Read more about the Michelin Defender LTX M/S here.

Yokohama Avid Touring S

Yokohama Avid Touring S
Our rating:
3.0/5
3.0/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

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

Picking the most economical tire wasn’t easy as they are so many tires out there that will provide high value for your money. But the Yokohama Avid Touring S offers an above-average rating in every category. All while not breaking the bank for a set of new ones.

The Avid Touring S will be backed by a sixty-five-thousand-mile treadwear warranty, which will be no problem when proper tire maintenance is performed.

Wet, dry, and snow traction will offer confidence when behind the wheel of your 4,000-pound Liberty. For safer snow traction, use 4WD (four-wheel drive) to ensure you don’t slip off the road.

Handling is the one category where I had a hard time giving it an above-average rating. Some customers complained about how they performed when making hard turns. The Few complaints I had weren’t enough to sway what I know about the Avid Touring S.

It is not a performance tire, so you shouldn’t expect it to handle like a summer tire on a sports car.

I recommend the Yokohama Avid Touring S to anyone who needs a tire to last them a fair amount of time and wants to achieve a good bang for the buck.

Cooper Discoverer SRX

Cooper Discoverer SRX
Our rating:
3.5/5
3.5/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

Wet Traction:
3.5/5
Ride Handling:
3.5/5
Dry Traction:
3.5/5
Ride Noise:
3.5/5
Snow Traction:
2.5/5
Ride Comfort:
3.5/5
Tread Life:
4.5/5
Value For Money:
3.5/5

Cooper is the oldest tire manufacturer in the United States. Manufacturing rubber products since 1914 means they know a thing or two about building a product to last.

The Cooper Discoverer SRX will have one of the longest treadwear warranties (75,000) found for an SUV tire. Sure, you can put a tire like the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus, but for the cost, in sizes for the Liberty, they are much more expensive and don’t offer a lot more tread life.

Since Cooper knows how to make a quality rubber compound, you won’t need to worry about the rubber prematurely cracking before the recommended age of six years.

If you want a tire to last long and still have solid traction, handling, and comfort, the Discoverer SRX is the right tire for you.

The only downside to this tire is that it doesn’t come with any form of severe weather rating. This means you will still need a set of winter tires if your Jeep sees severe snow and freezing temperatures.

Don’t like replacing your tires every two to three years? The Cooper Discoverer SRX will change that. Driving twenty thousand miles a year will still get you almost four years of life!

What To Look For When Buying The Best Tires For Jeep Liberty?

Below, I have listed a few things when looking for the best tires on a Liberty.

Terrain Capabilities

If you are always driving on paved roads, going with an all-terrain tire may not make sense unless you’re going for the looks.

All-season tires will be much better suited for anyone driving on city streets and highways daily. But an all-terrain would make more sense if you like to get wild with your Jeep and take off-road vacations.

Speed Rating

You don’t want to put a tire with a lower speed rating on than what Jeep recommends. I would not recommend a speed rating lower than T(118 MPH) for the Liberty to ensure proper vehicle performance and tire longevity.

Rebates

Tires with rebates will obviously cost you less money at the end of the day, but they will also make your purchase have more value.

Michelin, Continental, Goodyear, and Cooper are manufacturers that frequently run rebates on their tires.

How Much Do Tires For Jeep Liberty Cost?

Below you will find estimates on how much tires will cost for the Jeep Liberty. Pricing will vary based on the tire size you have.

Four New Tires

Four new tires will cost you between $500 and $1250.

Two New Tires

If you need to replace only two tires, it will cost between $250 and $600.

It is never recommended to replace less than for tires if your Liberty is 4WD. It can cause premature failure of the drivetrain.

Single Tire

For whatever reason, you only need to replace one single tire. It will cost between $125 and $275.

What Tire Size Is Best For A Jeep Liberty?

The factory tire size is best for the Liberty. Increasing your tire size can lead to issues like rubbing and decreased fuel efficiency. I do not recommend downsizing your size either, as that will put you at risk of overloading the tires and have a higher chance of failure.

How Long Should Your Jeep Liberty Tires Last?

The average mileage I have seen tires last on a Jeep Liberty is between forty-five and sixty-five thousand miles.

Receiving mileage that exceeds these numbers with the right tire and proper tire maintenance is possible. I have listed some tips below to help ensure the most amount of miles possible.

  • Tire rotations every five to eight thousand miles
  • Tire pressure checks once a month
  • Wheel alignments are performed once a year

When To Replace Tires On Your Jeep Liberty?

It is recommended to replace your tire at either six years of age from the manufactured date or 4/32nds of tread.

Replacing your tires before these recommendations will ensure your tires on the Liberty don’t fail and lose traction.

The tire’s age can be found on the sidewall within the DOT description. The DOT is a ten or more-digit series of letters and numbers used to identify the make and model of the tire as well as the date it was made.

It will be the last four digits of the DOT to find the age. For example, DOT XCZY K5HN 4021. 40 will be the week, and 21 will be the year.

Does The Brand Matter For A Jeep Liberty When Replacing Tires?

The brand of tire will determine the quality. Going with a name-brand manufacturer will ensure you receive good tread life, traction, and ride quality.

The brand will absolutely matter if you want to get any of those things for your Liberty.

Does the Year of Your Jeep Liberty Matter When Buying New Tires?

Since the Jeep Liberty is no longer in production, the year of it may determine what kind of tire you want to put on. I am too familiar with the Liberty not being a reliable vehicle, so that also may deter you from putting an expensive tire on.

What Are The Biggest Tires I Can Put On A Jeep Liberty?

Unfortunately, the Liberty has very little room in the fender wells to fit a bigger tire. The factory size is the largest diameter tire you can fit without making significant modifications, I.E., cutting fenders, lifting the car, or replacing your rims.

Frequently Asked Questions
A 235/70R16 height from the ground to the top of the tread will be 29-inches tall.
The last year the Liberty was built was 2012. Production ceased to a decrease in sales.
You can install any kind of tire on the Jeep Liberty, but you will have difficulty finding high-performance options that fit due to the tire sizes.

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