What To Look For When Buying The Best Tires For Nissan Frontier?
Since the Frontier is a weekend warrior, you ideally want tires that have good offroad traction without losing highway mileage.
Just accept the fact that you don’t live in Baja California (unless you do)—if you’re not constantly driving on bumpy dirt roads, you need to focus more on purchasing a well-balanced tire that still provides a bit of traction that performs in those times where you want to explore that dirt road.
In other words, if you’re doing a lot of road driving, you don’t want Goodyear Wranglers. You want something more like the Michelin Defender LTX.
Light truck/SUV rating
Check the load index rating to make sure the tires can hold the weight of your Nissan Frontier.
Keep an eye out for rebates and other deals that are always running for certain brands. Sometimes the deal matters more than the brand.
How Much Do Tires For Nissan Frontier Cost?
Here’s a quick ballpark estimate for Nissan Frontier tires to keep you in the loop:
Four New Tires
Four new tires will cost anywhere from $500 to $1000+ for a complete set plus mounting and balancing for your Nissan Frontier.
Two New Tires
Personally, I’d pay about $300 for two new tires plus installation. Give or take, it’s up to you. The Yokohamas we mentioned cost something $130, and I’d probably go with those honestly.
You’re looking at $100 per tire at the absolute bare minimum. Plus the cost of mounting and balancing from your local tire shop or stealership (dealerships typically charge more).
What Tire Size Is Best For A Nissan Frontier?
265/75R16 is the most common size for your Nissan Frontier, but there are plenty of submodels, so my best advice is to either match the three-number tire size exactly from your previous tires or plug in your Frontier’s submodel and year on Tire Rack’s website.
How Long Should Your Nissan Frontier Tires Last?
All-terrain tires can unfortunately crap out after only 30 thousand miles if your Frontier isn’t aligned properly or has suspension problems. On the upside, if you keep tire pressures to spec and rotate the tires every 3-5 thousand miles, tires like the Michelin Defender will last 80 thousand miles plus some.
When To Replace Tires On Your Nissan Frontier?
It’s pretty easy to inspect your tire treads since the Frontier sits a bit higher than a sedan. The rule of thumb is to replace tires when they wear down to 2/32” (two thirty seconds of an inch) or 1.6 MM, and you might want to replace the tires on your Frontier even earlier to maximize tread in offroad/snowy conditions.