2003 Volvo XC70 Tire Size

The original tire size for your 2003 Volvo XC70 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of the best Volvo XC70 tire size.

Trim Options:

X/C

215/65R16 98V

Simplified Size:  215-65-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2003 Volvo XC70 is 215/65R16 98V.  A color-coded explanation of the 2003 Volvo XC70's tire size is shown below.

215

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 215 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 139 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.

98

This tire has a load index of 98, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1650 pounds (750 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.