Federal Couragia M/T Tire Review & Rating

The Federal Couragia M/T tire is built with off-road performance in mind for drivers of of all types of trucks, SUV’s and 4×4’s. As one of the more popular second-tier MT tires, the Federal MT also features a lower price for budget-minded drivers.

A cut and chip resistant tread compound and Federal’s unique SRG (Sloped Radius Gradient) lug design add tread block stiffness for increased traction on all types of terrain.

Federal Couragia M/T Tire Review

Traction in mud is one of the areas that the Couragia MT excels in. Larger lugs, which are also siped, feature high void areas for enhanced self-cleaning of mud, rocks and other messy debris.

Although not rated for severe snow service with the mountain snowflake emblem, the deeper shoulder lugs and added sipes help deliver excellent grip on snow, slush and other winter weather conditions. We’ve heard this frequently mentioned in other driver reviews of this tire as well.

Noise levels are not bad, but these tires do hum on the highway, although nowhere close to some we’ve heard.

The Federal Couragia M/T is available in C, D and E load ratings, and comes with a 2 or 3-ply sidewall depending on the tire chosen. Federal offers a range of 15-24 inch LT and flotation sizes, and all sizes come with a limited tread warranty.


  • Tackles all types of off-road terrain as well as some big-name brands
  • Traction and handling on dry/wet pavement
  • Good performance in deep snow
  • Hard to beat the performance for the lower cost


  • Not the best for a daily driver on the street

Overall Thoughts

The Federal Couragia MT are one of those tires that people seem to either love or hate passionately. For many, this tire delivers excellent off-road traction as well as exceptional grip in deep snow. They do well on dry/wet pavement, and tread life has been long lasting.

For other drivers, the tires have separated or the tread wears out within 15K miles. In addition, we’ve heard complaints about added noise on the highway.

We feel the Federal MT is an average mid-pack performer in this class. Although we wouldn’t use it as a daily driver around town, we feel that for rural use or more dedicated off-road use, it could be a good option. In addition, the lower price is certainly appealing if budget is an issue.

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What Vehicles Will The Federal Couragia M/T Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Chevrolet Silverado, C2500, Blazer, Tahoe
  • Dodge Ram, Nitro, Durango, Dakota
  • Ford F-150, Excursion, F-250, F-350
  • GMC Sierra, Yukon, Jimmy
  • Hummer H3
  • Isuzu Rodeo
  • Jeep Liberty, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler
  • Land Rover Defender
  • Nissan Titan, Xterra, Pathfinder, Frontier
  • Suzuki Equator
  • Toyota FJ Crusier, Tacoma

Federal Couragia M/T Tire Sizes


LT235/75R15 6 104/101Q OWL
30*9.50R15 6 104Q OWL
31*10.50R15 6 109Q OWL
33*12.50R15 6 108Q OWL
35*12.50R15 6 113Q BSW


LT235/85R16 10 120/116Q OBL
LT205/80R16 8 110/108Q OWL
LT225/75R16 10 115/112Q BSW
LT245/75R16 10 120/116Q BSW
LT265/75R16 8 119/116Q OWL
LT265/75R16 10 123/120Q OWL
LT285/75R16 8 122/119Q OWL
LT285/75R16 10 126/123Q OWL
LT315/75R16 10 127/124Q OWL


LT265/70R17 10 121/118Q OWL
LT285/70R17 8 121/118Q OWL
35*12.50R17 10 125Q OWL
37*12.50R17 10 129Q BSW


LT275/65R18 8 119/116Q BSW
LT275/65R18 10 123/120Q BSW
35*12.50R18 10 123Q BSW
37*12.50R18 10 128Q BSW


33*12.50R20 10 114Q BSW
35*12.50R20 10 121Q BSW
37*12.50R20 10 126Q BSW
40*15.50R20 8 130Q BSW


40*15.50R22 8 127Q BSW


40*15.50R24 10 128Q BSW

Price Range

Federal Couragia M/T prices range from approximately $110 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Federal provides a limited tread warranty on the Couragia M/T.

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10 thoughts on “Federal Couragia M/T Tire Review & Rating

  1. I have over 50,000 miles on mine. ‘16 wrangler unlimited. No issues minus very tiny vibration at 50mph that isn’t worth sniffing about. I have had them in snow mud and daily commuting. These are the only m/t tires i have owned but have no complaints. Actually handle really well on dry tight corners for large tires (35×12.5×18) too. I have pushed them. Quieter than i expected and i have a soft top. …I imagine they could be quieter but then, they are m/t’s.

  2. I am looking for a replacement on my Ram Power Wagon. The choice is between these, Ironman and Coopers. These are mud tires and not touring. If someone wants to go faster, there are many tires with tread rated for higher speeds. Perhaps a Mickey Thompson. It is either mud tire or performance tire. You can’t have both worlds safely. I will probably go with the 37″ Federals.

  3. I have purchased 2 sets of these tires(12.5 35 20) for my Chevy Silverado. I have been very happy with both sets and plan on buying another set as soon as I need them. I recommend these to anyone that needs a good tire but doesn’t want to spend a small fortune.

  4. i have had my tires at the tire shop 3 time now for vibration !!! 9 months on these tires and when i go over 75 they shake the hole truck . i need new tires .i do not recommend

    1. Hi, I’m trying to understand if this is the tire or something is wrong with the vehicle. Did you have the truck inspected by a technician? Please share some more details.

      1. they are a very aggressive tire. my 06 f150 has some at very high speeds as well but i have now replaces ball joints and struts and it helped alot

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