Jeep Gladiator tires: our picks
By: DIscount Tire
Do you love Jeeps? Pickup trucks? Both? You can combine your love for all of them with the Jeep Gladiator – Jeep’s first pickup truck in over 27 years. Available in Sport, Sport S, Overland, the top-trim Rubicon, and desert-focused Mojave trim levels, this clearly isn’t just a Wrangler with a pickup bed on the back despite some of its shared features and design cues.
The Gladiator's maximum towing capacity of 7650 pounds provides plenty of muscle, which is great for towing moderately large boats or campers to wherever your adventures might take you.
And while the Gladiator is based off of the Jeep Wrangler SUV, it’s also the only truck currently available with removable doors, a removable roof, and a foldable windshield. What this means is that you can immerse yourself in the great outdoors while you’re on the most rugged trail to your favorite campground—or if you’re cruising around town when the weather is perfect.
As we're getting more and more customers driving Jeep Gladiators coming in to our locations looking for the biggest and best tires for their truck, we decided to update this list with our top three tire choices for the Jeep Gladiator owner.
Jeep Gladiator tire recommendations
The Pathfinder AT is a good choice for the Jeep Gladiator driver that's looking to upgrade to an all-terrain from the OE highway tires that come on the lower trim levels of the Gladiator. This tire works just as hard off the road as it does on the road, so it’ll be great whether the roof and doors of your Gladiator are on or off.
The tread design itself is ribbed and hexagonal—great for highway handling and suitable for all weather and driving conditions for a behemoth like the Gladiator.
On top of all of this, its zigzag patterning also creates dependable wet weather traction, even on the most intense off-road trails all while providing year-round use. The Pathfinder A/T is Discount Tire's budget friendly in-house all-terrain tire that's perfect for the Gladiator owner that does occaisonal off-roading, is looking for the next level of capability out of their Gladiator, but doesn't want to sink a ton of money into a new set of tires.
Goodyear Wrangler UltraTerrain AT
The Goodyear Wrangler UltraTerrain AT is upping the ante in the all-terrain Jeep Gladiator tire segment. Using TractiveGroove Technology, you can rely on this tire to take on harsh terrain when you need to lock your differential(s) or throw your Gladiator into Off-Road Plus. Its tread compound and shoulder elements also provide heightened resistance to tread chunking and protection from punctures.
Whether you're off the beaten path or cruising with the roof off, the Wrangler UltraTerrain AT is the tire to make your adventure happen.
Another fun fact: the UltraTerrain is certified for extreme snow and winter traction, making it a great choice if you plan to take your Gladiator to extreme heights or cold weather climates.
GOODYEAR WRANGLER MT/R WITH KEVLAR
Its biggest talking point: this tire has a puncture-resistant sidewall with Kevlar reinforcement.
But what is Kevlar?
Simply put, it’s one of the strongest synthetic fibers in the world. It’s heat resistant, and commonly used in stab-proof vests. So by equipping your new Jeep Gladiator with these Goodyear Wrangler MT/R’s with Kevlar, you’re basically putting four stab-proof vests on its wheels, making for a rig that’s capable of taking on even the most jagged and rocky trails.
Its aggressive tread pattern allows for a consistent grip in mud, rocks, and sand, and its asymmetric tread design allows for good overall day-to-day handling as well. This tire is an excellent choice and is recommended for any trim level of the new Jeep Gladiator when you inevitably throw a lift on it and want to upgrade to some seriously capable mud terrain tires.
While you have many tire options for your Jeep Gladiator, these are some strong choices based on their durability in extreme weather conditions, versatility for various terrains, and their overall fit for the vehicle. Bring your Gladiator by one of our locations to get fitted today!