Jeep Cherokee was launched in 1974 as a full-size SUV. In 1984, the Jeep Cherokee was redesigned as a compact SUV, before converting into a compact crossover SUV in 2013.
As a four-wheel drive vehicle with the option of front or four-wheel drive, the Cherokee delivers impressive gas mileage for this class of vehicle, and is available in Latitude, Limited, Overland, Trail hawk, and Latitude Plus trims.
In addition to all-season tires, Jeep Cherokee models such as the Nexen N’Priz AH5, Yokohama Avid Ascend LX, and Falken Ziex CT60 A/S offer excellent performance and traction, as well as long tire life.
There is no denying that the Jeep Cherokee is unlike most of its competitors in the compact crossover segment, and in true Jeep fashion, it boasts a lot more capability than most of its rivals.
This might not be the best vehicle on the road in terms of things such as cargo room or fuel economy, but as far as its capability for off-roading goes, it is in a class of its own. Is there anything else you would expect from a Jeep?
However, it is likely that many motorists will not be hard-core off-roaders, so we have compiled a list below of tire options that are primarily designed for daily commuters. (Although not every single one of them is, which is why you should keep reading).
Several configurations are available for the Jeep Cherokee, and there is an equally large choice of tires, depending on whether you have selected the standard model, an upgraded model, or something that has real off-road capacity. There should be no problem matching the sizes listed above with the tires on this list.
Michelin Defender T+H
We chose Michelin Defender T+H because of its excellent braking capabilities in both wet and dry conditions, excellent driving dynamics, and the fact that it is a first rate tire.
In order to reduce CO2 emissions, the latest low rolling resistance technology has been put into this engine so that you can save on gas and reduce your CO2 emissions by the truck.
With the excellent handling dynamics and quietness of the tire, you’ll be able to use this tire for a long time. As a plus, it comes with a warranty of 80,000 miles, which I find to be an extremely impressive guarantee.
Quite a few very similar tires are out there when it comes to specs, even driving performance, but we enjoy Michelin tires because they are known for their durability, even after years of use when the tread is beginning to wear down.
Firestone Destination LE 2
As your Cherokee came from the factory with a set of Firestone Destination LE 2 tires, there’s a good chance that they are still in good shape and you can keep them if they don’t show signs of wear and tear.
To put it differently, if you’re happy with the way those tires performed, there’s not much reason to change to another brand. The rating from current owners is 4.9 out of 5 proving that this is the case, based on the feedback from current owners!
The Destination LE 2 is surprisingly affordable considering some of the tires on this list offer a longer mileage guarantee. However, those tires come with a price and the Destination LE 2 is not one of them.
By all accounts, this tire is fairly quiet and comfortable to ride as well as handling and braking are above average. The tread pattern is accentuated by extra Siping and curved slots which helps to make it more slippery in wet and cold weather conditions.
Also be sure to note that Firestone recently announced a new program called Destination LE 3. Despite the fact that the vehicle offers a similar range of capability, it comes with a 10,000 mile longer mileage warranty.
When you consider that you can purchase the new LE 3s for the same price as the LE 2s, you will see that this tire becomes considerably more attractive than ever before.
Hankook Kinergy PT
This tire is designed to last for 90,000 miles, providing years of dependable service in the city and on the highway.
The vast majority of Hankook Kinergy PT owners are thrilled with their purchase. Tires are constructed with tread compounds that wear slowly.
In addition, the tire is designed with a tread pattern that maximizes grip. There is no question this is not the most sporting of tires, but from all reports it is a tire that handles quite well.
The tire is also very capable in the rain. What’s even better (yes, even more so than the warranty of 90,000 miles) is that it’s also quite reasonably priced.
Goodyear Assurance Weather Ready
You’ll have to pay a bit more for one of the most versatile tires on the market, but it’s well worth it in many ways. The advantages of winter tires are not only better performance and safety through the winter, you also avoid having to exchange the tires during the winter months.
This is because the Goodyear Assurance Weather Ready tire is rated for use in winter conditions and features a snowflake logo that shows that this tire is rated for winter use.
As a bonus, it performs incredibly well when it comes to dry weather thanks to the rubber tread blocks locking together under cornering or braking, creating a more stable tread area and a larger contact patch.
The circumferential channels that run around the tire have been designed to become wider as they wear away more over time, contributing to the tire’s wet weather performance.
So you could say that after the tires lose some of their water evacuation capabilities because of the deeper tread, they gain that ability back from a wider channel. The wet weather grip of the tire while it is being worn out will be maintained due to this feature.
It is worth noting that this tire could last you 60,000 miles, so you’ll get about a year less of use out of them than you would from some of the other top performers on our list, but you will not have to worry about swapping on winter tires or even buying any!
Falken Wild peak AT Trail
I hope that you are not offended by some of the assumptions that we are making about you as a driver here. It is highly unlikely that you will be using the Cherokee in the extreme off-roading department.
If you are, then go ahead and get yourself a set of BF Goodrich All-Terrain TA KO2s, and then you won’t have to worry about anything else.
There is a good chance that you are going to need the Falken Wildpeak AT Trail if you do not have these. In many cases, you’ll see that tires are categorized as Highway Terrain tires.
This means that they are not really all-season, but they do have some off-road capability as well. Wild peak’s AT Trail has a bit of a reverse function: it’s a road tire with all-terrain abilities.
Built to deliver superb on-road driving performance and grip, regardless of whether it’s wet or dry, it’s the perfect all-terrain tire for a wide range of terrains. Furthermore, it is also perfect for light off-road driving on well-beaten trails, gravel roads, etc.
This product is not developed just to grip these surfaces well, but the product is also designed to be durable when used off-road. In the world of all-terrain tires, the warranty for tread life of 60,000 miles is quite impressive.