2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Tire Size

The original tire size for your 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of the best Hyundai Santa Fe tire size.

Trim Options:


P225/70R16 101T

Simplified Size:  225-70-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe is P225/70R16 101T.  A color-coded explanation of the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe's tire size is shown below.


This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.

PPassenger Vehicle
LTLight Truck
CCommercial Vehicle

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 225 millimeters.


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


This tire has a load index of 101, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1815 pounds (825 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.


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 157 millimeters.


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

BBias Belt

This tire has a speed rating of T, which means 118 mph (190 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.