What tires should I buy for my Toyota RAV4?

By: Discount Tire – Via Treadwell

Trim levels: LE, LE Hybrid, XLE, XLE Hybrid, XLE Premium, Adventure, XSE Hybrid, Limited, TRD Off-Road

Use: 45% City, 45% Highway, 10% off-road

Budget: $-$$

About: Form and function collide in your Toyota RAV4—one of the best-selling CUV’s of all time. From cross-town commuting to cross-country road tripping, whether it’s your grocery-getter or adventure-mobile, you miiight be asking yourself…

“What tires should I buy for my Toyota RAV4?”

RAV4 Tires – Our Selections

Whether you’re committed to your daily commute in your Hybrid RAV4 or hitting the trail for a little light off-roading, the RAV4 platform is designed to handle it all.

From the revved up TRD Off-Road model to the luxury-inclined XLE Premium package, choosing the right tire for your RAV4 can make a big difference in how much you enjoy the journey.

And after all, what’s more important than that?


Recommendation #1 – Michelin Defender LTX M/S

Our first recommendation brings decades of industry-leading experience to bear, giving you all-season performance and long-lasting tread life without sacrificing ride comfort. It’s the Michelin Defender LTX M/S.

It may surprise some, but what can perhaps be considered the pinnacle of high-end French luxury can actually be found quite literally where the rubber meets the road when your RAV sits on a set of Michelin Defender tires. 

Built with a long-lasting tread compound and a five-rib tread pattern, the Michelin Defender has the bearing of a classic and the performance of a champ.

With its dense siping pattern and circumferential grooves, you can count on grip that doesn’t quit no matter how bad the weather gets. And that long-lasting tread compound we mentioned does more than just resist treadwear: it also ensures that your Michelin tires function at their best across a wide range of temperatures, for grip in any weather.

And to make you feel even more confident about your investment, the Defender LTX M/S is backed by a 70,000-mile warranty. 

Recommendation #2 – Goodyear Assurance Max Life

Any tire recommendation list worth its salt will include a product from this manufacturer because they’re known the world over for their robust features, competitive pricing and their undeniable performance. Our second tire recommendation for your RAV4 is the Goodyear Assurance MaxLife.

If the name didn’t give it away already, then we’ll spill the beans: the Assurance  Max Life is optimized for long-lasting performance that you can rely on for one adventure after the next. 

And it’s got the mileage warranty to back it up. (We hope you’re sitting down for this, because it’s serious.) The Assurance MaxLife is backed by an 85,000-mile limited treadwear warranty. In case you were wondering, that’s longer than any other Goodyear mileage warranty out there.

How’s that for a confidence booster?

And if you’re concerned about increased tread life compromising your tire’s performance, don’t be! 

Featuring interlocking sipes, notched tread blocks and wide hydrophobic grooves, the Goodyear MaxLife sinks its teeth into weather-beaten roads, giving you all-season performance in the face of any weather conditions.

Longevity and all-season capabilities? Sounds just like a RAV4.

Recommendation #3 – Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail

The ideal tire for the crossover driver who craves off-road performance, the Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail is a lot like your RAV4: a perfect combination of sport and utility.

With its aggressive tread pattern and light build, the Wildpeak AT is a fuel-efficient off-road ready tire that you can rely on, whether you’re commuting to the office or searching for the best campsite. 

Don’t think that just because the Wildpeak is designed to perform well on the pavement that it can’t handle dirt, gravel, mud and more. Featuring a durable construction and aggressive upper sidewall blocks, the Trail AT can help you power through light mud and sand, while also reducing the likelihood of sidewall damage.

Plus, with its 3D Canyon Sipes and notched longitudinal grooves, you can count on stellar all-season performance when you’re on a paved road. 

And the best part about the Falken Wildpeak Trail A/T? It’s backed by the Three Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol. That means it’s certified for use in severe winter weather, so you can truly take on every season and every terrain with your Wildpeak tires.

There’s no need to stick to the beaten path (or any path at all) when you’ve got the Falken Wildpeak Trail A/T on your RAV4 Adventure or TRD Off-Road.

There you have it, our top three tire recommendations for your Toyota RAV4. If you’re ready to upgrade the rubber on your ride, you can make an appointment or feel free to swing by one of our locations today!

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