Whether you’re new to the world of off-roading or an old hand, the new decade probably has you wondering which 4x4 tyres to buy. Here, you’ll find a comprehensive guide to the best 4x4 tyres released this year.

Don’t wait to hit the road – take a gander through the list and see which of these car tyres will help you achieve your off-roading ambitions.

4x4 SUV on a road near a river

What to look for in a 4X4 tyre

When it comes to off-roading, you’re going to need the best tyres on the market to ensure a smooth – or, at least, safe – ride. There have been debates circulating about the usability of mudding tyres versus all-terrain tyres versus SUV tyres for years. Here, those categories do play a role, but it’s the overall make of the tyre that’s far more important.

Ideally, you’ll want to choose your perfect set of 4x4 tyres based on the following factors:

  • The size that’ll fit your car
  • The tread that best operates in your preferred terrain
  • Snow and winter performance
  • Mud performance
  • Water performance
  • Speed rating
  • Tyre weight load
  • Price

2020’s Best 4x4 Tyres

With those factors in mind, here are the top five 4x4 tyres to debut on the road in 2020:

#5: Toyo Tyre

Toyo Tyres are some of the most popular in the off-roading circuit, so it’s no surprise that they make this list. The 2020 Toyo Tyre is made with the mudding crowd in mind, thanks to its 3 layers of polyester tread. The security of the sidewall is another bonus that makes these tyres stand out from the crowd.

However, Toyo Tyres do have their flaws. The 2020 release, in particular, doesn’t make it easier for your car or truck to speed up while off-road. If you’re looking for speed, then you may want to shop elsewhere.

Michelin tyre on a white car

#4: Michelin Primacy

If you expect to do your off-roading in the rain or snow, then you’re going to need a tyre set that can hold up against the elements while also keeping you safe. Michelin’s Primacy is perhaps one of the best tyres to help you do just that. The reinforced tread is protected by sunflower oil, which wicks water away from your tyres thanks to its hydrophobic properties.

That said, the Michelin Primacy is a performance tyre. This means that it’s great for off-roaders who have a need for speed, but maybe less practical for those who want to push their cars to their limits. 

#3: The Falken Wildpeak

Are you a tread junkie? Then you’re going to love the Falken Wildpeak tyre set. These tyres came to light at the same time 3D printers rose in popularity. The unique ribs and tread blocks on these tyres are in part created by unique, 3D-printed moulds that are designed to promote off-road safety. 

The tread on these tyres is also significantly deeper than it is on most all-season or off-road tyres. Even so, Falken Wildpeak sets do not gather water or dirt in their treads, ensuring that you retain a firm grip on whatever road trip you may be taking.

That said, the Falken Wildpeak’s weight load isn’t as great as it could be. Ideally, you’ll want to use these tyres on passenger off-roaders instead of cargo vehicles.

#2: The Dick Cepek

If you want to bring a lot of friends off-roading with you, you’re going to need a vehicle – and a set of tyres – to support your party. The Dick Cepek off-road tyre is perfect for larger trucks and cargo vehicles thanks to it’s high weight index and durability. This set of tyres can support over a ton of weight, capping out at 1030 Kg. 

What’s more, the thicker rubber and tread lugs manoeuvre easily over rough terrain. Your ride may not be smooth, but it’ll be bumpy in only the right places.

One of the tyre set’s most unique features, however, is its low volume. The manufacturers have designed the Dick Cepek set of tyres to produce as little noise as possible, even in the midst of off-roading. While sound may not be your primary concern while you’re tearing through the mountainside, it’s certainly a nice feature to keep in mind.

#1: The BFGoodrich

If you’re looking for a tyre that helps you stay in control over even the most difficult of terrains, then there’s nothing better than the BFGoodrich Off-Road Tyre. These tyres are made with extra thick rubber, ensuring that they can take the sharp jolts from a day in the mountains and the stress of an afternoon in the sand.

Not only is the rubber used to make these tyres thicker than usual, but it’s been chemically enhanced to wear more slowly, even when exposed to difficult terrain. Combine that usability with its unique tread patterns – ideal for rain and snow – and its higher-than-average sidewalls, and you’re looking at a tyre that’s going to carry you through a bucket list’s worth of adventures.

Jeep Wrangler on a forest road

You can readily order a set of BFGoodrich tyres for your truck, Jeep, or SUV. Not that the tyres have a 16 inch radius and are best for smaller vehicles. That said, their versatility is one of their many perks.

Are you ready to go off-road? Now that you know which 4x4 tyres to buy, you can prep your car, gather your friends, and head out for a day full of adventure and fun.