# 1997 Volvo 850 Tire Size

Your Volvo was manufactured with different tire sizes. To determine the best tire size for your specific 1997 Volvo 850, we first need to determine your rim size. Please review the information below.

## How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires. Your Volvo 850'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.

## 15-Inch Rims

### 1997 Volvo 850

The original tire size for your 1997 Volvo 850 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Volvo 850's' tire size.

Trim Options:

### GLT SedanGLT WagonSedanWagon

## 195/60R15 88

### Simplified Size: 195-60-15

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1997 Volvo 850 is **195/60R15 88V**. A color-coded explanation of the 1997 Volvo 850's tire size is shown below.

195 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 195 millimeters. | ||||||

60 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 60%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 60% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 117 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. | ||||||

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

## 16-Inch Rims

### 1997 Volvo 850

There are multiple tire sizes for your 1997 Volvo 850 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 1997 Volvo 850.

Trim Options:

### R SedanR WagonT-5 SedanT-5 Wagon

## 205/50R16 87

### Simplified Size: 205-50-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1997 Volvo 850 is **205/50R16 87V**. A color-coded explanation of the 1997 Volvo 850's tire size is shown below.

205 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 millimeters. | ||||||

50 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 50%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 50% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 102 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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16 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 16 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. |

Trim Options:

### T-5 SedanT-5 Wagon

## 205/55R16 89

### Simplified Size: 205-55-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1997 Volvo 850 is **205/55R16 89V**. A color-coded explanation of the 1997 Volvo 850's tire size is shown below.

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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16 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 16 inches in diameter. | ||||||

89 | This tire has a load index of 89, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1276 pounds (580 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. |

## 17-Inch Rims

### 1997 Volvo 850

The original tire size for your 1997 Volvo 850 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Volvo 850's' tire size.

Trim Options:

### R SedanR Wagon

## 205/45ZR17/RF 88

### Simplified Size: 205-45-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1997 Volvo 850 is **205/45ZR17/RF 88W**. A color-coded explanation of the 1997 Volvo 850's tire size is shown below.

205 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 millimeters. | ||||||

45 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 45%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 45% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 92 millimeters. | ||||||

Z | This tire has a speed class of Z, which means it's part of an elite speed class of 149 mph or more (240 km/h). A tire's speed class is less specific than the speed rating. | ||||||

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17 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter. | ||||||

RF | The mark of RF indicates that the tire is reinforced. This means it can handle a higher inflation pressure than a standard tire, which increases its maximum load. | ||||||

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 W, which means 167 mph (270 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |