What Tires Should I Buy for my Subaru Outback?

By: Discount Tire – Via Treadwell

Trim levels: Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Limited XT, Touring XT

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

Budget: $-$$

About: Much like the Outback you drive, you’re capable in a variety of conditions, prepared for a sudden change in the weather and always ready for an adventure. While you might use your Outback for the daily commute to and from your ‘9 to 5’, you’re also just as likely to get stricken with a sudden bout of wanderlust and jaunt off on a weekend road trip up the PCH.

You’re equally likely to head off for a quick tour of one of the nearby National Parks (Yosemite anyone?). You might even be the type of driver who likes to throw the Outback into X-mode and take to some light off-road trails. 

Whether you’re commuting, going for a road trip or taking on the trails, you’re sure to face all kinds of weather, but no matter what the road ahead holds, you’re always prepared to take it in stride. And you want to make sure your Subaru Outback has the right tires to do the same. 

That’s why we recommend the following tires when you’re replacing the tires on your Subaru Outback.

Outback Tires – Our Selections

Recommendation #1 – Goodyear Assurance MaxLife

When you hit the road for long stretches, whether it’s a trans-national road trip or a weekend trip with a several hours on the freeway, you want tires that are going to last. That’s where the Goodyear Assurance MaxLife thrives. 

Designed to perform well in all weather conditions without compromising tread life, Goodyear’s Assurance MaxLife features Tredlife technology, resisting uneven treadwear and providing a long-lasting tread life. Because of this intense focus on long-lasting performance, Goodyear back the Assurance MaxLife with an 85,000-mile limited treadwear warranty.

Don’t you worry, MaxLife tires can do more than just outlast the competition. It features wide circumferential grooves and an all-season tread compound for strong performance in wet weather. Additionally, the Assurance MaxLife is built with lateral grooves and sipes for dependable performance in light snow. 

Engineered with this focus on all-season performance and long-lasting wear, you can take to the roads without having to worry about performance when you outfit your Subie with a set of the Goodyear Assurance MaxLife

Recommendation #2 – Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail

If you’re the type of Outback driver who prefers to put it into X-mode and hit a trail, the Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail might be the perfect tire for you. When it comes to all-terrain performance, it truly is all in the name, and the AT Trail is a great option whether you’re soft-roading or getting more adventurous off road.

Designed to give crossover drivers off-road capability without sacrificing all-season performance or on-pavement ride comfort, the A/T Trail is built with a combo of off-road tech and all-season performance. These features include rugged shoulder lugs that can take a beating and prevent sidewall punctures, as well as Canyon Sipes that grip no matter the weather. 

The cherry on top: the Falken A/T Trail is 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake-rated, certifying it for use in severe winter weather conditions. 

The Wildpeak A/T Trail provides long-lasting performance and is backed by a 65,000-mile manufacturer’s warranty. Who says you can’t get off-road all-terrain performance that lasts?

Recommendation #3 – Pirelli Scorpion Strada All Season

Designed for confident control of the road, the Pirelli Scorpion Strada All Season is an all-season touring tire that provides long-lasting luxury performance and it would make a great addition to your Subaru Outback.

Built with a silica-enhanced tread compound, the Strada All Season resists uneven treadwear while maintaining flexibility across a range of temperatures for grip in cold weather. The Scorpion also features lateral siping for traction in wet and snowy conditions. 

Plus, with its optimized pitch sequencing, you can count on the Scorpion Strada All Season for a comfortable ride, which makes a big difference on those long road trips in the Outback. And since it’s backed by a 65,000-mile limited treadwear warranty, you’ll get comfort and performance that last, season after season.

If you’re looking to own the roads when you upgrade the rubber on your Subaru Outback, then consider the Pirelli Scorpion Strada All Season. 

No matter what type of driving you do, any of these tire options will help you take on your next adventure with ease. These are our top recommendations for your Subaru Outback, but there are some variations in availability by size. To find out for sure which tires are best for your Outback, check out Treadwell or make an appointment at one of our locations today!


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