# 1999 Saab 9-5 Tire Size

There are multiple tire sizes for your 1999 Saab 9-5 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 1999 Saab 9-5.

## 205/65 R16

### Simplified Size: 205-65-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1999 Saab 9-5 is **205/65VR16 V**. A color-coded explanation of the 1999 Saab 9-5's tire size is shown below.

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

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

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 133 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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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. |

## 215/55R16 93

### Simplified Size: 215-55-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1999 Saab 9-5 is **215/55R16 93V**. A color-coded explanation of the 1999 Saab 9-5's tire size is shown below.

215 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 215 millimeters. | ||||||

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

93 | This tire has a load index of 93, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1430 pounds (650 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. | ||||||

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 118 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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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. |