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.

205/65VR16

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.  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.

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.

V

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.

R

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

RRadial
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16

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

215/55R16 93V

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.

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.

RRadial
BBias Belt
DDiagonal
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.

V

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.