One of my favorite things about owning a Jeep is how customizable they are. It’s easy to make them your own by adding variable parts and bigger tires. I mean, you can even lift the entire car with the help of a lift kit.
As a seasoned modifier of my Jeep collection, I’ve explored various kinds of modifications and have gathered years of experience in purchasing items such as body kits and new tires, which is why I am now able to tell you that if you’re thinking about upgrading your Jeep tires, you can expect to spend anywhere between $150 and $400.
Of course, the cost of your tires will depend on factors such as the tire quality, the model of your 4×4, and the size of the tires you require.
Selecting the Right Tires for Your Jeep
In the current day and age, where money is concerned, people are trying to make cutbacks left, right, and center. However, as much as I agree and love a cut-rate purchase, skimping on Jeep tires is not something I advise, whether you use your Jeep on or off the road.
It’s also important to remember that the cost of the tires you need will be impacted mainly by the Jeep model you own.
Jeep Tire Cost by Model
Check out the table below to get a brief idea of how much you’ll pay for your new Jeep tires.
|Jeep Gladiator||31.5” - 35”||$240.00 +|
|Jeep Compass||16”-19”||$110.00 +|
|Jeep Grand Cherokee||20”||$120.00 +|
|Jeep Cherokee||15”, 17”, and 18”||$110 +|
|Jeep Wrangler||16”, 18” and 20”||$120 +|
If you’re the proud owner of the off-roading beast known as the Gladiator, or as I like to call it, the master of mud-slinging, you will need to consider a few things when considering the cost of new tires.
For a start, the Gladiator has one of the largest standard wheel sizes of all the Jeeps, not talking about those that have been lifted, of course.
Now, you can go bigger, especially if you’ve made modifications, but of course, this will increase the price of your tires. So something to consider.
Another thing to consider is the type of tire you choose. The more traction and the hight the quality, the steeper the price.
The standard rims of a Jeep Compass are between 16” and 19”, which will depend on the particular model.
Once again, the price can vary. The cost will depend on how you plan to use your Cherokee. For example, if you do a lot of off-roading or trailblazing in the snow, you will need much higher-quality tires with amazing traction; otherwise, you might find yourself in a bit of a landslide situation.
A tire like the Yokohama Geolander A/T G015 would suffice for those hardcore weather-struck trails.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Many owners of the Jeep Grand Cherokee tend to use their beloved 4×4 for family trips as appose to roaring over rugged terrain and trudging through white waters.
Because of this, you won’t need to go all out on buying tires that can handle unforgiving landscapes, which for you, means less cost.
Another bonus to using your Cherokee for tranquil road trips, and exploring the countryside, is that they’re likely to last you even longer, saving you even more money in the long run.
Most people who splash out on tires for the Jeep Cherokee, such as the BFGoodrich Tires, are doing so mainly for aesthetic purposes. Because once again, the Cherokee owners I know aren’t using their vehicle for mud-slinging, and more so for cruising.
However, if you wish to upgrade your Cherokee and make it more suitable for off-roading, there are plenty of tires on the market for as little as $110 that will get you where you need to be.
I couldn’t discuss off-roading Jeep tires without finishing with the king of off-roading, our old faithful favorite, the Jeep Wrangler.
Let me start by reminding you once more that the price of tires for your Wrangler can vary hugely. It’s down to how you will use it, what modifications you’ve done, and what model you own.
Of course, most Wrangler owners are pure off-roading enthusiasts who use their Wrangler as it was intended, tackling tough terrains. In this case, you will need a high-performing tire such as the Michelin Defender.
What Effects The Cost of Jeep Tires?
As you’ve probably noticed, the price can range quite massively, and a lot can determine how much you will spend on your new treads.
One of the biggest things that will impact the price tag is the size of your tires. The bigger the tire, the more dollar signs you’ll see.
If you’re shopping for tires for a Cherokee or a Compass, then you’ll notice the price is significantly lower due to the generally smaller size.
Quality and Performance
If you only want your tires to look good and do their job safely when pottering around town, you won’t need to overly concern yourself with high-grade tires made for high-impact surfaces. It’s going to save you a significant amount of money in the long run because you’re not paying for the higher-grade rubber and extra tread.
The name of the product can hugely determine the price. Sometimes, you’ll find you pay above and beyond to get a brand you can rely on rather than a smaller company. It makes sense that well-established brands with a history of delivering high-standard products will charge more, which is understandable when considering the research and investment they’ve put into their development.
Understanding the factors that influence the cost of Jeep tires empowers you to make informed decisions when it’s time to replace or upgrade your tires.
Consider factors such as quality, size, and brand reputation when assessing the value of different tire options.
By balancing cost and value, you can find the perfect tires that enhance your Jeep’s performance, safety, and overall driving experience.
Take your time, compare options, and consult with professionals to ensure you find the best tires that meet your Jeep’s unique requirements.