# 1996 Mazda MX-6 Tire Size

Your Mazda was manufactured with different tire sizes. To determine the best tire size for your specific 1996 Mazda MX-6, we first need to determine your rim size. Please review the information below.

## How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires. Your Mazda MX-6's rim size is the number to the right of the R. In the example pictured here, the tire size fits 16-inch rims.

## Rim Size Selection

Now that you know your rim size, make a selection below to filter your results.

## 14-Inch Rims

### 1996 Mazda MX-6

The original tire size for your 1996 Mazda MX-6 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Mazda MX-6's' tire size.

## P195/65R14 88

### Simplified Size: 195-65-14

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1996 Mazda MX-6 is **P195/65R14 88S**. A color-coded explanation of the 1996 Mazda MX-6's tire size is shown below.

P | This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.
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195 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 195 millimeters. | ||||||

65 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 65%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 65% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 126 millimeters. | ||||||

R | This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.
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14 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 14 inches in diameter. | ||||||

88 | This tire has a load index of 88, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1232 pounds (560 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. | ||||||

This tire has a speed rating of S, which means 111 mph (180 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |

## 15-Inch Rims

### 1996 Mazda MX-6

The original tire size for your 1996 Mazda MX-6 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Mazda MX-6's' tire size.

Trim Options:

### LSM Edition

## P205/55R15 87

### Simplified Size: 205-55-15

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1996 Mazda MX-6 is **P205/55R15 87V**. A color-coded explanation of the 1996 Mazda MX-6's tire size is shown below.

P | This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.
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205 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 millimeters. | ||||||

55 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 55%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 55% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 112 millimeters. | ||||||

R | This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.
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15 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 15 inches in diameter. | ||||||

87 | This tire has a load index of 87, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1199 pounds (545 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. | ||||||

This tire has a speed rating of V, which means 149 mph (240 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |