205/65R16 in Inches

A 205/65R16 tire has a 26.5-inch diameter, a 8.1-inch width, and is designed for a 16-inch rim.

In high flotation terms, this tire is labeled as 26.5x8.1R16.

205/65R16 Tire Size
205/65R16 Tire Size in Inches
205/65R16 Tire Circumference
761.3 revs/mile

205/65R16 Tire Overview

26.5 inches
Wheel Diameter
16 inches
Tire Width
8.1 inches
83.2 inches
Sidewall Height
5.2 inches
761.3 per mile

What does 205/65R16 mean?

205/65R16 tire size meaning in inches

205/65R16 is a tire size with the following dimensions:

  • 205 is the width of the tire in millimeters. This number also indicates the appropriate width of the rim on which the tire should be mounted.
  • 65 is the aspect ratio, which is the ratio of the tire's height to its width. This affects the tire's handling and ride comfort
  • R indicates the tire's construction type, meaning it has a radial construction. This provides stability and precision to the tire.
  • 16 is the diameter of the wheel in inches, on which the tire is to be mounted.

205/65R16 Tire Conversion

Tire Diameter26.5 in672.9 mm
Section Width8.1 in205 mm
Rim Height16 in406 mm
Sidewall Height5.2 in133.3 mm
Circumference83.2 in2114 mm
Revolutions761.3 revs/mile
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FAQ About 205/65R16 Tire

How tall is a 205/65R16 tire?

The height (or diameter) of a 205/65R16 tire is 26.5 inches

How wide is a 205/65R16 tire?

The width of a 205/65R16 tire is 205 mm, which is about 8.1 inches.

What size rim fits a 205/65R16 tire?

A 205/65R16 tire fits on a rim that is 16 inches in diameter.

What does the 65 in a 205/65R16 tire mean?

The 65 in a 205/65R16 tire refers to the aspect ratio, meaning the height of the tire's sidewall is 65% of its width.

Alternative Tire Sizes for 205/65R16

Typically, it's recommended to choose a tire with a diameter (height) within 3% of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) tire size.

However, keep in mind that this is a general guideline and not an absolute rule.

Here are some tire sizes that are compatible with the 205/65R16:

Tire SizeDiameterRim
145/90R1626.3″ (-0.8%)16 x n/a
155/80R1625.8″ (-2.6%)16 x n/a
155/90R1627.0″ (1.9%)16 x n/a
165/80R1626.4″ (-0.4%)16 x 4.0-5.5
175/75R1626.3″ (-0.8%)16 x n/a
175/80R1627.0″ (1.9%)16 x n/a
185/75R1626.9″ (1.5%)16 x n/a
195/65R1626.0″ (-1.9%)16 x 5.5-7.0
215/60R1626.2″ (-1.1%)16 x 6.0-7.5
215/65R1627.0″ (1.9%)16 x 6.0-7.5
225/60R1626.6″ (0.4%)16 x 6.0-8.0
235/55R1626.2″ (-1.1%)16 x 6.5-8.5
235/60R1627.1″ (2.3%)16 x 6.5-8.5
245/55R1626.6″ (0.4%)16 x 7.0-8.5
255/50R1626.0″ (-1.9%)16 x 7.0-9.0
255/55R1627.0″ (1.9%)16 x 7.0-9.0
265/50R1626.4″ (-0.4%)16 x 7.5-9.5
275/50R1626.8″ (1.1%)16 x n/a
315/40R1625.9″ (-2.3%)16 x n/a
315/45R1627.2″ (2.6%)16 x n/a
355/40R1627.2″ (2.6%)16 x n/a