The Most Popular Tire Sizes: R16

The R16 tires are a larger version of the most popular tires in the U.S., R15. Though larger tires does not necessarily mean a larger vehicle. These tires are widely used on regular passenger vehicles. By R16 we mean, that the tires will work on the 16-inch wheels.

The most popular option of the R16 tires is P225/60R16. These wheels are designed specifically for everyday drive on a passenger vehicle. The average sidewall ratio for these tires is 60%, and the most widely used section width is 225 mm. If taken in average, the section width for the R16 tires ranges from 205 to 225 mm.

The Most Popular Tire Sizes R16Like the R15 wheels, the R16s are quite often used on the light trucks and SUVs that are used on daily basis. Though, there are some differences between these two. Let us compare them.

R15 vs R16 tires: Comparison

Wheel diameter15 in16 in
Sidewall aspect ratio70%60%
Normal section width215 - 235 mm205 - 225 mm
Cost-effective versionP variantP variant

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 by Kevin F
Location (Sity, State): Washington, DC

Seems like all vehicles I had R16 wheels on, boith regular sedans and SUVs. I like Toyo tires, yet sometimes pick Michelin when they are on sale. Michelins are better, yet cost more.

 by Sam
Location (Sity, State): NY

I've got R16 wheels on my 3-Series (seems like it has always had these tires). And I do not want to experiment and look for the bigger rims and bigger tires. My understanding is, that if a vehicle came from the factory on certain wheels, it's better not to experiment, as the suspension works sporty enough even on the 16 wheels. Though many people get lower profile, and that looks cool, yet I'm not sure it performs that cool.

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