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.
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:
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.