1998 Hyundai Elantra Tire Size

Your 1998 Hyundai Elantra was manufactured with multiple tire sizes.  Choose a tire size below to get a color-coded explanation of the differences.  Then pick the best tire size for your 1998 Hyundai Elantra.

P175/65R14 81H

Simplified Size:  175-65-14

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1998 Hyundai Elantra is P175/65R14 81H.  A color-coded explanation of the 1998 Hyundai Elantra's tire size is shown below.

P

This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.

PPassenger Vehicle
LTLight Truck
CCommercial Vehicle
175

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 175 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 113 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
14

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 14 inches in diameter.

81

This tire has a load index of 81, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1016 pounds (462 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

H

This tire has a speed rating of H, which means 130 mph (210 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.

P195/60R14 85H

Simplified Size:  195-60-14

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1998 Hyundai Elantra is P195/60R14 85H.  A color-coded explanation of the 1998 Hyundai Elantra's tire size is shown below.

P

This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.

PPassenger Vehicle
LTLight Truck
CCommercial Vehicle
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.

RRadial
BBias Belt
DDiagonal
14

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 14 inches in diameter.

85

This tire has a load index of 85, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1133 pounds (515 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

H

This tire has a speed rating of H, which means 130 mph (210 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.