Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT Tire Review & Rating

The Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT made its debut in early 2014 as a highway all-season tire. It is currently being widely used as original equipment on vehicles like the Ford F-150 among a number of other 2016 crossovers, SUV’s and pickups. This Goodyear offering has a range of features including a fuel efficient tread compound, reduced in-vehicle noise profile, long tread life, and an aesthetic appeal which Goodyear describes as “rugged”.

The tire’s tread compound has been designed with a lower rolling resistance which is intended to improve fuel efficiency, while the tread pattern features a symmetric design that incorporates wrap-around shoulder blocks and an uninterrupted center rib for enhanced handling and stability on dry pavement.

Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT Tire Review

Deep sipes and wide circumferential grooves are aimed to improve traction on wet road surfaces, as well as on snow and ice, although this is an area this model struggles with. Internally, twin high-tensile steel belts rest above a polyester cord casing. These combined design elements also help to decrease noise levels on the road as well as increasing ride comfort.

The Wrangler Fortitude HT is available in sizes ranging from 265/70R16 to 275/65R18 in a T-speed rating. Goodyear includes a 65,000 mile tread life warranty.

Pros

  • Very versatile all-season tire
  • Low in-vehicle noise
  • High degree of ride comfort

Cons

  • Limited range of sizes
  • Snow/ice traction

Overall Thoughts

The Wrangler Fortitude HT is hard to describe in a way. Goodyear has somewhat presented it as an all-terrain model when in fact it is a highway terrain tire, hence the HT in the name. Although the tread is a bit more rugged than your standard all-season highway tire, you likely will discover it has a very limited range of off-road capabilities. That said, this model does have some good things going for it.

You’ll find a high level of ride and noise comfort, decent tread life for the most part, and very good dry traction and handling. Having said that, all-season tires typically struggle to perform well in winter weather road conditions, and this model has some of the same issues. While it holds up well in light snow, you may find moderate to deeper snow and ice to be more problematic, especially when it comes to braking/acceleration.

Overall, the Fortitude HT is not a bad tire by any means, but it does nothing spectacular that makes it stand out as well. It may be best suited as an OE model. In short, we feel that for the price and performance level you get with this tire, there are better options available.

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What Vehicles Will The Goodyear Fortitude HT Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Chevy Tahoe, Silverado, Avalanche
  • Dodge Ram, Dakota
  • Ford Ranger, Escape, Expedition, Explorer, F-150
  • GMC Yukon
  • Honda Pilot
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Jeep Liberty, Grand Cherokee
  • Mitsubishi Montero Sport
  • Toyota Highlander, Rav4, 4-Runner

Tire Sizes

16″

265/70R16 112T BSL

17″

255/65R17 110T BSL
265/70R17 115T OWL

18″

265/60R18 110T BSL
275/65R18 116T OWL

Price Range

Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT prices range from approximately $147 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

Goodyear provides a limited tread warranty on the Wrangler Fortitude HT. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-years and include free replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.


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2 Comments on "Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT Tire Review & Rating"

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FRANK TAVARES
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I recently purchased a 2017 Chevy Silverado Z71 which came with these tires. I find them to be a very poor choice for this vehicle..it should be equipped with A/T tires. I brought this to the attention of the dealership and they insist they are A/T’s even thought the sidewall clearly indicates otherwise.

This site has been very helpful!!!!

SS MaD
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I am exactly in the same boat!

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