Top 5 Best Tires For Jeep Patriot [2022 Review]

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

Do you want to find the best tire for a Jeep Patriot?

Your search ends here. I have put over nine years in the tire industry to the test by providing you with a list of the best tires for your Patriot. This list will include every tire depending on what you want to get out of your next set of tires.

Keep reading to find out why these tires made the cut and to see why other top brands like Firestone, BFGoodrich, and Goodyear tires didn’t.

Let’s get started!

Our Top Pick
Falken WILDPEAK A/T TRAIL All-Terrain Radial Tire
Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail
3.5/5
3.5
Best Budget
Milestar WeatherGuard AS710 Sport
Milestar WeatherGuard AS710 Sport
3.0/5
3.0
Best High End
Michelin Defender 2
Michelin Defender 2
4.0/5
4.0
Most Economical
General Altimax RT43
General Altimax RT43
3.5/5
3.5
Best Tread Life
Yokohama Avid Ascend LX
Yokohama Avid Ascend LX
3.5/5
3.5

Updated as of December 2, 2022

Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail

Falken WILDPEAK A/T TRAIL All-Terrain Radial Tire
Our rating:
3.5/5
3.5/5

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:
4.0/5
Ride Comfort:
3.5/5
Tread Life:
3.5/5
Value For Money:
3.5/5

What Jeep wouldn’t be complete without having a set of all-terrain tires?

The Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail is the perfect combination of off-road looks and on-road performance. The rugged tread design allows this tire to perform on wet roads while at the same time taking trails like a champ.

It will come with a three-peak mountain snowflake rating. This means that the tire will not suffer from any performance loss when the temperatures drop below forty degrees. The built-in ice ejectors help this tire achieve such great snow traction.

I currently have a set of these on my vehicle, and I feel confident enough to run them through the harsh winters. That’s right, you may not even need to buy a set of winter tires with the Falkens wrapped around your rims.

With an all-terrain, you may think it will have a loud ride. I know the Patriots aren’t the quietest cars out there, but with the Wildpeak, you won’t need to worry. They are no louder than an all-season tire.

Handling and comfort won’t be as excellent as some all-season options, but it still will give most of the competition a run for their money.

The Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail is the perfect option for any Jeep Patriot that does any type of driving. Its versatility can’t be matched.

Milestar WeatherGuard AS710 Sport

Milestar WeatherGuard AS710 Sport
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:
2.5/5
Snow Traction:
3.0/5
Ride Comfort:
3.0/5
Tread Life:
3.5/5
Value For Money:
4.0/5

Did you think this would just be a list of the most expensive tires available? Remember, I do things differently than the other guys on the internet. I have everyone’s best interest in mind when making these recommendations.

The Milestar WeatherGuard is a new tire built by Nankang Tire Company. It offers an extended tread life and excellent all-season traction.

It will be backed by an eighty-thousand-mile treadwear warranty but to be honest, only expect to receive around sixty thousand. It is common for manufacturers to offer high mileage guarantees only to have them not come close. Sixty thousand miles will be nothing to complain about, especially for the price.

You will also find the added value of these tires having a low rolling resistance. When a tire comes with low rolling resistance, it means that the tire will be fuel efficient. Saving you money buying the tires and then saving more on gas, doesn’t it sound like the perfect tires?

The downside to this Milestar is that it’s brand new, and I can’t tell you how well it handles or how comfortable it is on the road. From my experience, tires of similar quality to the WeatherGuard will not have the most comfortable ride or best handling, so don’t go in with high expectations.

The Milestar WeatherGuard AS710 Sport will be the best option for someone looking to put their last set of tires on their Jeep Patriot but not quite sure how much longer they want to keep it.

Michelin Defender 2

Michelin Defender 2
Our rating:
4.0/5
4.0/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

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

If you are looking for the longest lasting and best traction in all weather conditions, the Michelin Defender 2 is your Jeep’s next tire. You will also get brand name recognition just from having the name Michelin on the sidewall of the tire.

This tire will come with an eighty-thousand-mile guarantee backed by Michelin, which has the most effortless warranty claims process to deal with. And not to mention, it’s rare that one of their products doesn’t reach the expectations (with proper tire care).

The extended tread life and name aren’t the only qualities that make this the right tire for high-end consumers.

They can achieve the same level of traction on wet surfaces as high-performance tires, even though the Defender is a touring tire with a symmetrical tread pattern.

The Defender 2 replaces the Defender T+H, which used to feature an asymmetric tread design. These tread patterns impact road tires because symmetrical tires have better wear tendencies. It makes sense why they made the switch for their long-lasting product.

Plus, it will come with all the benefits consumers have grown to expect, a quiet ride, smooth, and safe for the entire life of the tread.

The Michelin Defender 2 is the perfect tire for anyone who uses their Patriot for long commutes or daily driving. I recommend these tires not only for Jeep Patriots, but they are the ideal option for any crossover.

General Altimax RT43

General Altimax RT43
Our rating:
3.5/5
3.5/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

Wet Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Handling:
4.0/5
Dry Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Noise:
2/5
Snow Traction:
3.0/5
Ride Comfort:
3.5/5
Tread Life:
4.0/5
Value For Money:
4.5/5

When deciding what tire would be the most economical, I almost picked the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus. But I decided to choose the General Altimax RT43 because of the lower price and better availability in Patriot tire sizes.

What makes the General Altimax economical is the high mile warranty, price, and overall performance.

Backed by a seventy-five thousand mile treadwear warranty in the T speed rating and sixty-five in H. Both these mileages are achievable if you perform tire rotations, wheel alignments, and tire pressure checks.

It also has a built-in treadwear indicator in the center of the tire so you can monitor your tread life. The words “replacement tire monitor” can be seen in the center tread blocks, and when it’s time to change, it will read “replace tire.”

The wet and dry traction is solid, and you won’t need to worry about losing control in these conditions thanks to the 3D siping. However, when placed in severe winter weather, they will suffer some traction loss when placed in harsh snow. I recommend a set of snow tires to pair with the Altimax for severe snow.

Jeeps are not well known for their handling since the suspension is designed for rugged terrain driving. These tires will slightly improve the on-road handling with their stronger sidewall construction.

The General Altimax RT43 will be a perfect tire when someone is trying to find tires for the best bang for the buck.

Yokohama Avid Ascend LX

Yokohama Avid Ascend LX
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:
3.0/5
Ride Comfort:
3.5/5
Tread Life:
5.0/5
Value For Money:
4.0/5

Jeep tires are not known for having long tread life. But when searching for a tire that will get you the most miles, I found the Yokohama Avid Ascend LX to have the most forgiving rubber compound.

The fact that it offers an eighty-five thousand mile treadwear guarantee in an H speed rating is not heard of. Typically H speed rated tires will have a sixty thousand miles warranty. But Yokohama found a way to construct a silica compound to withstand higher speeds and wear out slower.

Another aspect of tread life that many forget is rubber compound aging. Some tires will show signs of premature dry rot at around three to four years which is not ideal if you don’t drive a ton of miles annually.

Something I want to make clear is that you will not be able to receive high mileage if you don’t perform the recommended tire maintenance. Not taking care of your tires will result in them wearing out almost twice as fast.

You will appreciate the ride comfort on the Avid Ascends. Making your Jeep Patriot feel more like a Cadillac. The tread design used ensures long-lasting comfort rather than it starting to vibrate as the tread dissipates.

The Yokohama Avid Ascend LX is the perfect option for anyone who wants to get safe traction, ride comfort, and the most life from a tire.

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

I have listed a few things below to look for when deciding which tires are best for your car.

Main Use

What you mainly use the vehicle for will determine which tire is best for your Patriot. If you take a lot of trips to the mountains and enjoy exploring an all-terrain would be better for you vs. an all-season that would perform much better for daily driving on paved roads.

Rebates

The best tires will be the ones that will have value and if manufacturers are offering rebates it will be a great way to increase your bang for the buck.

Tire Category

Touring, high-performance, performance touring, there are so many different categories to choose from. And for Jeep Patriots it is best to go with touring category tires since high performance will wear out fast and bring you no added benefits.

How Much Do Tires For Jeep Patriot Cost?

I shopped around for prices from TireRack, Amazon, Discount Tire, and various other retailers to give you estimates on how much tires for your Jeep Patriot will cost.

Four New Tires

To replace all four tires, you can expect to pay between $350 and $1000.

Two New Tires

If you only need to replace two tires, it will cost between $200 and $600.

Remember that if your Patriot is AWD (all-wheel drive), having less than four matching tires is not recommended. Mismatch tires will cause the drivetrain to fail because of the different rates tires are spinning.

Single Tire

Maybe you had a blowout and only need one tire. This will cost you between $100 and $300 to get replaced.

What Tire Size Is Best For A Jeep Patriot?

The best size for this vehicle is the factory size. When the manufacturer built the car, they chose the tire that would handle and perform the best. Changing to a different tire size could have a negative effect on your fuel efficiency, handling, and speedometer.

How Long Should Your Jeep Patriot Tires Last?

I saw these vehicles get between forty and seventy thousand miles on average. How long they will last depends on the tire, you have selected. Lower quality tires and not performing maintenance will cause your tread to wear out much faster.

When To Replace Tires On Your Jeep Patriot?

It is recommended to replace your tires before six years of age or 4/32nds of tread. The Patriot is no exception.

You can find the tire’s age by locating the DOT on the tire’s sidewall, and it will be the last for digits. The first town numbers are the week and the second pair is the year it was manufactured.

Some tires will have easy-to-read treadwear indicators located in the tread blocks to give you a visual of how your tires are doing.

Does The Brand Matter For An Jeep Patriot When Replacing Tires?

The tire brand won’t matter in terms of working on the car. More importantly, it will determine the quality of the tire and the performance you will receive.

Going with low-quality manufacturer brands will result in shorter tread life, poor handling, and other negative ride qualities.

In general, if you can’t pronounce the name of the tire, it’s probably best to avoid purchasing.

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

The year may determine what kind of tire you decide to purchase. Most of the time, consumers are not willing to shell out a fortune on a set of tires, only to get rid of the car due to mechanical failure or purchase a new one.

I also know that the Jeep Patriot has a slew of mechanical issues, with the most significant problem occurring in the transmission. Think twice about how much you want to spend if your car has a lot of miles due to age.

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

Unfortunately, the Patriot is not as suitable for upgraded tire sizes as its Wrangler counterpart. The more compact wheel wells prevent you from increasing your tire diameter larger than the factory size.

If you are deadset on getting bigger tires, you will need to trim fenders, upgrade rims, and lift the vehicle.

Frequently Asked Questions
There are a few signs when your tires need to be replaced. Loss of traction in wet weather, vibrations, loud ride, or if it takes you longer to come to a complete stop.
Yes, 225/60R17 is a factory tire size option that comes on certain trim levels.
Routine maintenance is not expensive since it’s an American-made vehicle. However, it will be costly when all the mechanical issues start to add up.

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