What are the best off-road tires for the Subaru Forester?

After moving out West, I decided that I really want to start off-roading as a hobby. I have a Subaru Forester, which I think is somewhat capable of off-roading, but I think I need a new set of tires to take the experience to the next level. What off-road tires are best for the Subaru Forester?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Subaru Forester
is a more-than-capable off-road machine, but as you said—proper off-road tires take it to the next level. According to many drivers and off-road enthusiasts, the best off-road tires for the Subaru Forester are a set of BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2s.
Although these tires aren’t 100% off-road, they effectively balance off-road and on-road capabilities. Some of the best features of these tires that will make you an off-road hero include:
  • Severe snow-rated tires for excellent traction no matter what terrain you’re on
  • Baja champion tires—the kind used by pros in the famous off-road rally
  • CoreGard Technology for 20% thicker sidewalls impervious to damage
  • 50,000-mile treadwear warranty
The best feature of the KO2s is their versatility no matter what terrain you put them through. Apart from being an excellent choice for off-roading, you won’t have to worry about switching them out once winter comes. Thanks to their tread pattern, you can easily drive through snow without getting stuck. However, it’s always best to be prepared for the unexpected with
towing and labor coverage
—an add-on to your regular
car insurance
policy that provides you with roadside assistance like tire changes and towing services if you ever get stranded on the road.
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