2005 Scion tC Tire Size

The original tire size for your 2005 Scion tC is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of the best Scion tC tire size.

P215/45ZR17

Simplified Size:  215-45-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2005 Scion tC is P215/45ZR17.  A color-coded explanation of the 2005 Scion tC's tire size is shown below.

P

This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.

PPassenger Vehicle
LTLight Truck
CCommercial Vehicle
215

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 215 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 96 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.