The Most Popular Tire Sizes: R14

Many compact and subcompact vehicles come equipped with R14 tires. For many American and foreign vehicles, this is a stock wheel size. As a rule, these tires are offered as standard for many vehicles, yet there may be an alternative of ordering the same vehicle in the more upscale trim level with R15 tires.

R14Specs and technical characteristics of the stock R14 wheels highly depend on the manufacturer and type of the vehicle. If you have got a vehicle with OEM R14 wheels and think of switching to the bigger diameter, you should consider specs of your ABS (if you have it) to ensure convenient and hassle-free drive.

Specs of the R14 wheels, as well as for any other tire size differ. Here is the list of the most popular profiles for the R14 tires:

  • 45 profile

  • 50 profile

  • 55 profile

  • 60 profile

You will hardly find any other profile options of R14 tyres on the market, if we are talking about regular street-legal vehicles.

Based on the information provided by the Consumer Reports survey conducted in 2018 (, R14 and R15 tires are especially popular for the following applications:

Typical tire sizeApplicationSpeed ratingsTreadwear warranty
All-Season Car Tires14 to 18 inchesNone, S (112 mph), T (118 mph)None or 40,000 to 100,000 miles
Winter/Snow Tires14 to 22 inchesQ (99 mph) and higherNone for most
Performance All-Season Car Tires15 to 20 inchesH (130 mph), V (149 mph)None or 40,000 to 80,000 miles
All-Season Truck Tires15 to 22 inchesS (112 mph), T (118 mph), and H (130 mph)None or 40,000 to 80,000 miles
All-Terrain Truck Tires15 to 20 inchesS (112 mph) for manyNone or 50,000 to 60,000 miles
Truck Winter/Snow Tires15 to 20 inchesS (112 mph) for manyTypically none
All-Season SUV Tires16 to 20 inchesT (118 mph), H (130 mph)60,000 to 90,000 miles

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 3 reviews
 by Max J
Location (Sity, State): SC

I am pretty much happy with my stock wheel diameter, which is R14. I'm afraid if I go bigger, my Mazda will drive stiffer. I like Cooper and Hankook wheels, like I do not really feel the price they are asking is worth it. Capitol tires are okay and way less expensive.

 by Garry M
Location (Sity, State): KY

My Corolla used to have R13 wheels, yet they look too small and I feel every single bump on the road. decided to go with something wider, picked a set of stamped R14 steel wheels and the least expensive Capitol tires. I am pretty much happy with what I've got.

 by Charles Davis
Location (Sity, State): GA

I've got 14 tires from the factory on my Fiesta and first I thought to switch to custom alloy wheels and lower profile tires. Yet having read about all those problems that I may have with ABS I decided to keep my 175/65R14 wheels as they are. I tried Capitol tires and they are a good option for this money. Not as cool as Hankooks or Goodyear, but not as expensive as well. That's why 5 stars, considering the price.

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