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Best All Terrain Tire for Highway (Review & Buying Guide)

Choose the Best All Terrain Tire for Highway Driving

All terrain tires can be absolutely great for off road driving. However, if you choose the wrong set, you may find that they don’t work quite as well back on the road. Some can be incredibly loud, others don’t handle very well. There’s no doubt that there are all kinds of minor problems you can run into.

There are options out there that work great for both situations, though. In today’s guide, we want to show you how to find a set of all terrain tires that won’t ruin your highway driving experience. If you use an SUV or truck to get to and from work or school, but you also like to have some off road fun on the weekends, this is the perfect guide for you.

Best All Terrain Tire for Highway
If you spend a lot of your time driving on the highway, but still want to be ready for those cherished off-road moments, this guide is for you. We want to help you track down the best all terrain tire for highway driving.

Below you will find a list that features some examples of the best all terrain tire for highway driving. They cover a variety of different sizes, tread depth and more. Following our list, you’ll find our buying guide. There we provide our readers with tips that should help them out when looking for the right tire set. There’s also some additional info on how to correctly interpret those pesky tire codes that can be so confusing. We hope you enjoy!

1. Federal Couragia M/T Performance Radial Tire-LT285/70R17 118Q (ASIN – B013T76VM6)

First up, we want to share what we believe is the best all terrain tire for highway drivers. It comes from manufacturer Federal, and it features plenty of reasons for someone to upgrade. In addition to offering excellent performance off road, you’ll find these tires do just as well on the highway. They’re self cleaning, so you won’t need to worry about mud causing traction issues down the line. They also handle quite well, and aren’t too loud especially compared to many of the other all terrain options you’ll find out there. If you’ve got any questions about these Federal Couragia tires or want to find someone to install them, be sure to give Ultimate Rides a call!

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2. BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 Tire LT255/75R17/C 111/108Q (ASIN – B07QS7QP13)

For many years, BFGoodrich has been a trusted manufacturer of tires across America. This set is one of our modern favorites, and may be the best all terrain tire for highway. It offers plenty of torque both in normal and difficult conditions, handles extremely well, and shouldn’t get on your nerves with too much road noise. It’s improved design helps ensure the longevity of the treads, and ensures you’ll have reliable handling everywhere you drive. If you’d like to find out more about this set of tires or order them and have them installed, give Ultimate Rides a call at your next convenience.

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3. NITTO Ridge Grappler All_Season Radial Tire-33×12.50R20LT F 119Q (ASIN – B01M6XUM8W)

Next up, we have a tire to share from NITTO. These tires provide excellent performance, with smooth handling and great torque. However, one area where it lacks a little bit is that it’s not as quiet as our first two recommendations. If that doesn’t bother you too much, you’ll find that this is still a good choice. It offers quality tread life, strong durability that should hold up for years, and an effective tread pattern that helps you out in off road situations. If you’re looking for the best all terrain tire for highway driving, this definitely deserves consideration.

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4. Federal Couragia A/T All-Terrain Radial Tire – 265/70R17 115S (ASIN – B00OMXE0R0)

At our number four position, we have another set that’s part of the Federal Couragia line. These tires are a bit different though, and feature a different tread design than the other option we shared. It’s still a truly fantastic set of tires, though, and can be found at a really appealing price. You’ll find great traction on the road and off of it, and the vehicle will handle like a dream. It’s quiet too, but perhaps not as much as some of our other favorites. Nonetheless, we think you’ll find this tire excels no matter what driving situation you find yourself in. Go ahead and pick up a set for your truck or SUV today.

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5. Westlake SL369 A/T all_ Terrain Radial Tire-265/70R17 115T (ASIN – B01EI2N02A)

Another strong choice comes from Westlake, and it offers great functionality no matter the road conditions. The tread provides plenty of traction both on the highway and off road, so you should be able to transition with ease. This is quite a popular tire with drivers, and the vast majority have glowing things to say about it. You’ll get these tires quickly, shouldn’t have too many issues installing, and you’ll find excellent performance awaiting you when you’re finished. We haven’t found too many bad things to say about these tires. Remember to ask for installation help if you’re unsure of your ability to install them correctly. Ultimate Rides has your back.

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6. Toyo Open Country A/T II Performance Radial Tire-265/70R17 121S (ASIN – B008X0UWNE)

Finally, we want to share one last tire with you. This time, it’s from Toyo Tires, and it’s part of their all terrain Open Country line. These tires are excellent for those want to to take their truck or SUV between highways and off road conditions at a moment’s notice. As always, you’re going to find some people who ran into issues. However, with most of the reviews around being glowing, we think it’s safe to say those issues are outliers. In our estimation, this tire offers great handling, is quiet and performs no matter what the situation is. We believe you could do far worse with a set of all terrain tires.

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[easyazon_link identifier=”B008X0UWNE” locale=”US” tag=”ultimaterides-20″]Toyo Open Country A/T II Performance Radial Tire-265/70R17 121S, Model:352410[/easyazon_link]

Best All Terrain Tire for Highway Driving Buying Guide

When shopping for tires, there are just a few major things to consider. First, you have to decide what kind of tire you want. In this case, it seems you’ve already settled on all terrain tires. After that, it’s a matter of picking the right size and configuration for your vehicle, as well as choosing a tire with the right quality. We’ve provided some more info on figuring out tire size through the codes down below. We want to first talk about determining quality.

The best way to figure out how well a tire operates is to listen to people who’ve already used it. Customer reviews can be helpful in this regard, but it also won’t hurt for you to check out the word from professionals as well. Video reviews can be a true help, and they often provide an even closer look at the product. Once you become more of an expert in the field, it will be easier to spot right away a good set of tires when you see them. Things like tread longevity and design can play a major factor here. At the end of the day, your biggest resource is going to be the experience of others, so rely on it where you can.

Best All Terrain Tire for Highway
With all terrain tires, you won’t have to worry about hitting rough patches, getting the tires dirty and more. With the right set of tires, you can ensure that your ride is ready for anything.

How to Properly Understand Tire Names

Have you ever found yourself wondering what all those letters and numbers mean on a tire? They can often seem like a random jumble, but we’re here to tell you there’s meaning behind the madness. The easiest way to explain is to pick an example tire and let you know what each section of the code stands for. Today, we’ll use our favorite tire, the Federal Couragia M/T Performance LT285/70R17 118Q.

The code begins with LT, which means that it’s a “light truck” size tire. 285 represents the width of the tire tread in millimetres, while the 70 stands for the percentage of that width the height of the tread is. With our example, the tread is 285 mm wide, and the height of the treat is 70% of that, which is just under 200 mm. The “R” simply stands for radial, while the 17 describes the size of the wheel that goes with this tire in inches. The final number and letter combination describes the load index of the vehicle (118) and the speed rating (Q, or up to 99 mph).


Was this guide helpful in directing you to a set of all terrain tires? If you’re still in need of assistance, go ahead and give us a call at Ultimate Rides! We have a team of expert mechanics and technicians on hand to install or repair anything you need. You can reach us at 815-634-3900. If you’d like to visit, you’ll find us about an hour south of Chicago. Our address is 38 W. Division St., Coal City, IL 60416. We hope to hear from you sometime soon!

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