Top 5 Best Tires For Nissan Rogue [2022 Review]

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

Nissan Rogue is a great SUV for many reasons. It’s quite a bit less expensive than many crossovers, and it happens to perform quite well with some decent tires.

Nissan Rogue SUVs come with quite a few different tire sizes, so double-check that you’ve matched the previous tire size on your vehicle before buying, and read our buyer’s guide below to find the best tires for the Nissan Rogue crossover SUV. I’ve added my professional input to help you make a good choice on the next new set of tires for your Nissan Rogue. Read up.

Our Top Pick
Falken WILDPEAK A/T TRAIL All-Terrain Radial Tire
Falken WILDPEAK A/T TRAIL All-Terrain Radial Tire
4.0/5
4.0
Best Budget
Starfire Solarus AS All-Season Tires
Starfire Solarus AS All-Season Tires
3.5/5
3.5
Best High End
Michelin Premier LTX
Michelin Premier LTX
3.5/5
3.5
Most Economical
Continental CrossContact LX20
Continental CrossContact LX20
4.0/5
4.0
Best Tread Life
Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus
Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus
4.5/5
4.5

Updated as of December 2, 2022

Falken WILDPEAK A/T TRAIL All-Terrain Radial Tire

Falken WILDPEAK A/T TRAIL All-Terrain Radial Tire
Our rating:
4.0/5
4.0/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

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

How in the hell did Falken blast one out of the park by producing these tires that are both inexpensive and also the blazin’ perfect fit for the Rogue? I mean seriously, in what universe can you buy cheap and relatively awesome treads that don’t just absolutely suck on the highway. Okay, they’re not that great on the highway. But still, if I had a Rogue (wish I did) I would absolutely and undoubtedly buy these tires over any other. And I’m not just saying that. Believe me, I searched.

If you don’t do much offroading in your Nissan Rogue, well then you should. And here’s a great excuse because we’ve provided you with these ultra-versatile Falken Wildpeaks that will take you just about anywhere you need to go. These aren’t going to maximize your fuel economy, but I’ve got a feeling most Rogue owners also own a small sedan for commuting.

Let’s be honest, your Nissan Rogue doesn’t go that fast, so there’s no reason to put high-performance or sporty tires on it. But the Nissan Rogue has a pretty awesome all-wheel-drive ability (and badass CVT tranny). That’s why (in my humble opinion) you’re better off keeping the option for great traction in the dirt and snow while maintaining decent fuel economy on the highway. That’s where I think these Falkens are the perfect fit for your Rogue.

I’m not a huge fan of Falken tires in general, but I do like their all-terrain tires because they ride a bit smoother on the highway than other tires (like BFGs) that have beefy treads. Again, you’ll likely improve your gas mileage with these, but they do have an impressive ‘H’ speed rating for the safe operation of up to 130 mph. Just saying, if I had a Rogue I would be slamming the ‘Add to cart button for sure. Make sure to match the exact tire sizes from your previous tires to avoid any hiccups.

The Nissan Rogue’s CVT transmission (on some models) is ideal for offroading, so give it what it wants with these Falken Wildpeak All-Terrains tires. I mean come, the only other vehicles that have CVT transmissions are UTV side-by-sides.

Starfire Solarus AS All-Season Tires

Starfire Solarus AS All-Season Tires
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:
3.0/5
Ride Comfort:
3.5/5
Tread Life:
3.5/5
Value For Money:
4.0/5

Starfire? That name probably does not ring a bell. But it doesn’t matter. These are the best tires in the universe if you’re trying to sell your 2008 Nissan Rogue looking fresh without spending too much money.

But really, if you need the all-time cheapest option for your base model Nissan Rogue, this is hands down the way to go. These only come with a 50,000-mile warranty (not that bad), but they do have an ‘H’ speed rating that allows them to safely travel at speed of up to 130 MPH.

Granted, you’ll be sacrificing ride comfort on all fronts. If you can imagine, this is a cheap tire that can technically go pretty fast. That means the tread compound is hard as a rock, and the ride noise and handling will be average at best. So keep that in mind.

On the positive side, you’ll be saving a chunk of cash, and these are made by Cooper tires which is an American company. Again, I’m not a huge fan of these treads, and by the touch, they feel extremely cheap compared to Continentals (which only cost a tiny bit more) or other name-brand tires.

And other than that no, I really don’t have much more to say about the Starfire Solarus. It’s a total discount tire. Okay, cosmic name and everything. Buy cheap and you get cheap. It’s not a bad thing, relax, they’re just shoes for your car.

Michelin Premier LTX

Michelin Premier LTX
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:
4.0/5
Snow Traction:
3.5/5
Ride Comfort:
4.5/5
Tread Life:
3.5/5
Value For Money:
3.0/5

You’ll notice that although these treads might appear to look the same as say, the Starfire Solarus listed above, their EverGrip technology makes them grip the road quite a bit better, and you’ll start to really notice the difference on a rainy day.

Now, the mileage warranty on these is only 60,000 (that’s still pretty good), but I would bet that they’ll last quite a bit longer than that if you keep your Rogue aligned properly and check the tire pressures every month or so.

I like these tires because they don’t lose their charm after 30 thousand miles. Michelins are great because their siping is deep—their 3D locking sipes typically perform consistently throughout the life of the tire.

Again, these are my high-end choice, so keep in mind that these are pricy, but you do get what you pay for with tires. These Premier LTX will smooth out the vibrations in your Rogue, and they’ll also drastically increase fuel economy when compared to offroading tires.

Since these are priced quite a bit steeper than other tires, you might wonder: what makes them stand out? And that’s a great question honestly since it seems like treads are treads these days. Just FYI, you’re paying for brand reputation, reliable safety at higher speeds, etc., so it’s a question of safe do you want to feel in your Nissan Rogue?

And quite frankly, you’re paying for the expensive machines and research/technology used to build these tires not to mention the quality control and intense inspection that sets them apart from cheaper brands. Believe me—I’ve worked in high-tech manufacturing facilities before.

Continental CrossContact LX20

Continental CrossContact LX20
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:
4.0/5

Want a tire that lasts a long time and gets you better gas mileage? You won’t regret Continental CrossContact. The rubber on these treads is satisfying to touch when you pull them out of the box compared to our cheap option (Solarus StarFire), and the sidewalls are nice and stiff.

I typically don’t mess with brands other than Continental and Pirelli personally just because I like my cars to perform to their max potential. Think about it like wearing running shoes.. do you want to wear some lightweight Nike or fake MJs that come apart after running a few miles? It’s a bit the same with tires.

You weekend warriors don’t want to risk getting stuck out in the wilderness in your Rogue with cheap tires. That’s why I’m recommending tires like these Continentals—I just want to help out.

These are my most economical choice because they’re designed to improve fuel economy. I’ve personally installed plenty of these tires on smaller SUVs like the Rogue, and it’s always a huge difference from the previous tires when I get them up to highway speeds on a test drive.

Cornering, highway, dirt road durability—these tires have everything a weekend warrior commuter needs for success. Take note that these are made specifically for light trucks and SUVs, so you can tow small trailers/boats and load up the chassis with weight, no problem.

Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus
Our rating:
4.5/5
4.5/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

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

The Scorpion Verde by Pirelli is perhaps overkill for your Nissan Rogue, to be honest. But I’ll still recommend these because they’re fantastic. I’ve mounted up countless Pirelli Scorpions in my day, and the best part is spinning the customer car down the drag strip to feel the difference (which is always significantly better than before).

Even people who don’t know about tires are impressed with your car’s look when you pull up with Pirellis. Because they’re sexy.

These have a 65,000-mile warranty (average) but the tread life of Pirellis is better than any other option. I notice that when I pull old Pirelli tires off of SUVs like the Nissan Rogue, they still have that ‘new’ texture that provides excellent performance.

The tread pattern on the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus is intricate, and you’ll notice that they have a substantially larger ‘footprint’ than other tires.

These ain’t winter tires, so don’t expect them to save your ass when you’re sliding down the canyon in December (you’ll want something like the Pirelli Ice Zero for that), but they’ll do okay in flat winter conditions if you don’t live in the mountains.

What To Look For When Buying The Best Tires For Nissan Rogue?

Since the Nissan Rogue is a smaller SUV that typically doesn’t push much higher than 200 horsepower, you don’t need performance tires. We’ve recommended the Falken Wildpeak because they help maximize your offroad ability while still performing nicely on the highway.

What you don’t want on your Rogue is tires that are too heavy-duty—don’t overdo it with the chunky treads. I’ve noticed that the front axles of the Rogue aren’t super solid, and big wobbly tires can cause suspension issues, blown bearings, etc.

I would also avoid super sporty tires with a low aspect ratio number (the middle tire number) because you’re going to feel every bump.

Aside from that, I always recommend matching the exact tire size numbers (all three numbers) that are on your previous tires so there’s no issue mounting your new tires onto the wheels. I’m not a Nissan Rogue owner but have always been an enthusiast by the way it competes in its own way with luxury SUVs like the X3 and GLC.

How Much Do Tires For Nissan Rogue Cost?

Here’s a quick ballpark look at the cost of tires for your Rogue:

Four New Tires

Four new tires are always the best option for most Nissan Rogue SUVs considering most of them are AWD. The extreme ballpark estimate I’m going to say is $500 minimum for four new tires + installation and $1000+ for those shiny Pirellis from the stealerships.

Two New Tires

If for some reason your Rogue needs just two tires, that’s perfectly okay. Your low cost is around $250 for two new tires + mount and balance, and your high cost is around $500 for your Nissan Rogue.

Single Tire

Remember that if your Nissan Rogue is a four-wheel-drive or AWD, you shouldn’t replace just one tire because it can cause catastrophic damage to the four-wheel-drive system.

At any rate, your cheapest price is around $100 for one tire plus installation costs. Higher-end tires cost anywhere from $180-$225 per tire plus mount and balance costs.

What Tire Size Is Best For A Nissan Rogue?

The tire size that fits the submodel and year of your Nissan Rogue will work just fine. For example, when you go to purchase off of Tire Rack, you’ll notice that the site gives you options based on the information you input.

How Long Should Your Nissan Rogue Tires Last?

The aluminum engine block of your Nissan Rogue will last easily up to 250 thousand miles—but will the tires last that long? Probably not.

Don’t expect your tires to last as long as they would on a sedan, but expect them to last longer than a full-sized SUV. Since the Nissan Rogue is light and versatile, it has great potential for playing the ‘marathon runner’ as your daily driver.

I estimate that cheaper tires will last around 30-50 thousand miles, and higher quality options will keep you good for somewhere between 80-100 thousand miles depending on how hard you drive, and how often you maintain them.

When To Replace Tires On Your Nissan Rogue?

The Rogue sits decently high in the air, so you should be able to inspect the treads (inside, middle, and outside), and replace tires when they get down to 2/32” (two thirty seconds of in an inch) in treadwear.

Does The Brand Matter For A Nissan Rogue When Replacing Tires?

Brand matters fo sho. You don’t want to slap just any tires on your Nissan Rogue. They don’t have to be expensive but make sure you do some research because there’s a huge difference in performance.

Other tire brands/models to check out for the Nissan Rogue are Bridgestone Ecopia, Yokohama Geolander G055, Bridgestone Dueler, anything Goodyear, Hankook, and Bridgestone Blizzak (for snow).

Tire type matters too for your Rogue. For god’s sake, please don’t put sports tires/summer tires on your Rogue unless you plan on never hitting a dirt road in your life—which isn’t likely if you live in North America. Then again, you could always purchase a set of summer tires and a complete wheel and tire set for offroading. I would be into that quick swap.

Does the Year of Your Nissan Rogue Matter When Buying New Tires?

The year doesn’t particularly matter, but submodels do. You’ll find that your Nissan Rogue wheels are either 17, 18, or 19-inches in diameter depending on which model you own. The different submodels of the Nissan Rogue are as follows:

  • S
  • SV
  • SL
  • Platinum

What Are The Biggest Tires I Can Put On A Nissan Rogue?

Nissan Rogue wheels range anywhere from 16” to 19” (check the third tire size number to be sure i.e., P215/65R16).

The first and last numbers must stay the same on tires, but the middle number can be 5 or sometimes 10 more than the original stock. It all depends on how much suspension clearance the car has. In this case, I wouldn’t try to put anything other than the previous tire size, or in other words, don’t veer from Tire Racks size recommendations for your submodel and year of Nissan Rogue.

Frequently Asked Questions
The best tire I think is the Falken Wildpeak Trail because they’re smooth on the road and grippy in the dirt.
Switch the front and back wheels on both sides of the car. You can do this by jacking up each side at a time.
Yes, you can find the Nissan Rogue spare tire by opening the back door and pulling up on the floor panel. There could possibly be a run-flat package that doesn’t include a spare.

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