1996 Nissan Pathfinder Tire Size

There are multiple tire sizes for your 1996 Nissan Pathfinder that depend upon the trim level.  Look for your trim level below to get a color-coded explanation of your tire size.  Then pick the best tire size for your 1996 Nissan Pathfinder.

Trim Options:

LEXE

P235/70R15 102S

Simplified Size:  235-70-15

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1996 Nissan Pathfinder is P235/70R15 102S.  A color-coded explanation of the 1996 Nissan Pathfinder's tire size is shown below.

P

This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.

PPassenger Vehicle
LTLight Truck
CCommercial Vehicle
235

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 235 millimeters.

70

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 70%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 70% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 164 millimeters.

R

This letter denotes how your tire was constructed.  Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.

RRadial
BBias Belt
DDiagonal
15

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 15 inches in diameter.

102

This tire has a load index of 102, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1870 pounds (850 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

S

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.

Trim Options:

SE

P265/70R15 110S

Simplified Size:  265-70-15

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1996 Nissan Pathfinder is P265/70R15 110S.  A color-coded explanation of the 1996 Nissan Pathfinder's tire size is shown below.

P

This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.

PPassenger Vehicle
LTLight Truck
CCommercial Vehicle
265

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 265 millimeters.

70

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 70%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 70% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 185 millimeters.

R

This letter denotes how your tire was constructed.  Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.

RRadial
BBias Belt
DDiagonal
15

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 15 inches in diameter.

110

This tire has a load index of 110, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 2332 pounds (1060 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

S

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.