Best 175/55 R15 Tires. Rims & Conversion Info

175/55 R15 in inches What rims fit 175/55 R15 tires What is 175/55 R15?

Best 175/55 R15 All Season Tires

Image of Kumho Solus KH16
Kumho Solus KH16
Overall: 70.4%
Dry: 77.2%
Wet: 70.5%
Snow: 51%
Comfort: 80%
Wear: 77%
Buy again: 68%
Check on Amazon
Image of Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105
Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105
Overall: 59%
Dry: 81%
Wet: 76%
Snow: 46%
Comfort: 75%
Wear: 73%
Check on Amazon
Image of Continental ContiProContact
Continental ContiProContact
Overall: 43%
Dry: 77%
Wet: 70%
Snow: 48%
Comfort: 72%
Wear: 59%
Check on Amazon

Best 175/55 R15 Winter Tires

Image of Continental VikingContact 7
Continental VikingContact 7
Overall: 65.6%
Dry: 58.3%
Wet: 50%
Snow: 80%
Comfort: 95%
Wear: 50%
Buy again: 70%
Check on Amazon
Best 175/55 R15 All Season TiresBest 175/55 R15 Winter Tires

175/55 R15 in inches

175/55 R15 tires diameter is 22.6 inches, section width is 6.9 inches and rim diameter is 15 inches. So the closest metric tire size of 175/55R15 existing size in inches is 27x9.50R15, which is 19.47% taller and 37.68% wider.

Compare 175/55 R15 vs 27x9.50R15 with our handy tire size calculator.

What rims fit 175/55 R15 tires?

For each tire size there often there are several wheel sizes. You can't put very wide tires on narrow rims or vise versa. Here is what size of the rims do you need for 175/55 R15 tires:

Rim diameter x rim width

175/55 R15 – what does it mean?

Parameter Meaning
175 The first number shows that the tire has a width of 175 millimeters or approximately 6.9 inches.
55 The second number is the aspect ratio. In this case, it is 55%. It shows the height of the tire from the ground to rim edge, which is 55% of the width or ~ 97mm
R15 The letter R means this tire is radial. Most of all tires nowadays are radial. The number is the tire diameter in inches. It means that tire will fit 15 inch wheels