P205/65R16 in inches

How tall is a P205 65R16 tire?

When converted to inches, the equivalent of a P205/65R16 tire size is 26.4x8.1R16. It means that:

  • height overall (or diameter) is 26.4 inches
  • tread width is 8.1 inches
  • wheel diameter is 16 inches

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P205/65R16 tire size in inches
P205/65R16 tire size chart

P205/65R16 tire size in inches

P205/65R16 Height / overall diameter: 26.4 inches
Height / overall diameter
26.4 inches
P205/65R16 Tread width: 8.1 inches
Tread width
8.1 inches
P205/65R16 Sidewall: 5.2 inches
Sidewall
5.2 inches
P205/65R16 Wheel diameter: 16 inches
Wheel diameter
16 inches
P205/65R16 Circumference: 82.9 inches
Circumference
82.9 inches
P205/65R16 Revolutions: 764 per mile
Revolutions
764 per mile

P205/65R16 — what does it mean?

  • P means "passenger car"
  • 205 stands for tread width in millimeters
  • 65 is an aspect ration between the tread width and the sidewall in percents
  • R means that the tire has a radial construction
  • 16 is a wheel diameter (or rim) in inches

P205/65R16 tire code
P205/65R16 tire code

How to convert P205 65R16 to inches?

First of all, we need to divide 205 mm (width) by 25.4 (mm to inch conversion), which will give us a width of 8.1″. Then, 65% of the 8.1″ will result in 5.2″ sidewall.

To get the total height or tire diameter, we need to sum the 16″ rim diameter with two of the sidewall heights. It will result in a 26.4″ total tire diameter (or height).

For your convenience, below is a table for P205/65R16 conversion to inches:

Inches Metric
Overall diameter (height) 26.4″ 671 mm
Tread width 8.1″ 205 mm
Wheel diameter 16″ 671 mm
Sidewall height 5.2″ 133 mm
Circumference 82.9″ 2107 mm
Revolutions 764 / ml 475 / km

Alternatives to a P205/65R16 tire

If you're looking to upsize your P205 65R16 tires, try to stay within 3% deviation of an overall diameter for safety reasons.

Tire Tire diameter Width Wheel Size
225/60R16 26.6″ 0.19% 8.9″ 16″
145/90R16 26.4″ 0% 5.7″ 16″
155/80R16 25.8″ -0.6% 6.1″ 16″
155/90R16 27″ 0.55% 6.1″ 16″
165/80R16 26.4″ 0% 6.5″ 16″
175/75R16 26.4″ 0% 6.9″ 16″
175/80R16 27″ 0.55% 6.9″ 16″
185/75R16 27″ 0.55% 7.3″ 16″
195/65R16 26″ -0.41% 7.7″ 16″
205/60R16 25.6″ -0.79% 8.1″ 16″