2001 Saab 9-5 Tire Size

Your Saab was manufactured with different tire sizes.  To determine the best tire size for your specific 2001 Saab 9-5, we first need to determine your rim size.  Please review the information below.

How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires.  Your Saab 9-5'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.

16-Inch Rims

2001 Saab 9-5

 

The original tire size for your 2001 Saab 9-5 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Saab 9-5's' tire size.

Trim Options:

2.3tSE

215/55R16 93V

Simplified Size:  215-55-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2001 Saab 9-5 is 215/55R16 93V.  A color-coded explanation of the 2001 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.

17-Inch Rims

2001 Saab 9-5

 

The original tire size for your 2001 Saab 9-5 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Saab 9-5's' tire size.

Trim Options:

Aero

225/45ZR17 90W

Simplified Size:  225-45-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2001 Saab 9-5 is 225/45ZR17 90W.  A color-coded explanation of the 2001 Saab 9-5's tire size is shown below.

225

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 225 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 101 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.

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
17

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

90

This tire has a load index of 90, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1320 pounds (600 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

W

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.