# 2006 Kia Optima Tire Size

Your Kia was manufactured with different tire sizes. To determine the best tire size for your specific 2006 Kia Optima, we first need to determine your rim size. Please review the information below.

## How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires. Your Kia Optima'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.

## 15-Inch Rims

### 2006 Kia Optima

The original tire size for your 2006 Kia Optima is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Kia Optima's' tire size.

Trim Options:

### EXLX

## P205/60R15 90

### Simplified Size: 205-60-15

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2006 Kia Optima is **P205/60R15 90H**. A color-coded explanation of the 2006 Kia Optima's tire size is shown below.

P | This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.
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205 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 millimeters. | ||||||

60 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 60%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 60% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 123 millimeters. | ||||||

R | This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.
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15 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 15 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. | ||||||

This tire has a speed rating of H, which means 130 mph (210 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |

## 16-Inch Rims

### 2006 Kia Optima

There are multiple tire sizes for your 2006 Kia Optima 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 2006 Kia Optima.

Trim Options:

### EX V6LX V6

## P205/55R16 89

### Simplified Size: 205-55-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2006 Kia Optima is **P205/55R16 89V**. A color-coded explanation of the 2006 Kia Optima's tire size is shown below.

P | This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.
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205 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 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 112 millimeters. | ||||||

R | This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.
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16 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 16 inches in diameter. | ||||||

89 | This tire has a load index of 89, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1276 pounds (580 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. | ||||||

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. |

Trim Options:

### EX (mid-year release)EX V6 (mid-year release)LX (mid-year release)LX V6 (mid-year release)

## P205/60R16 91

### Simplified Size: 205-60-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2006 Kia Optima is **P205/60R16 91H**. A color-coded explanation of the 2006 Kia Optima's tire size is shown below.

P | This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.
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205 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 millimeters. | ||||||

60 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 60%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 60% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 123 millimeters. | ||||||

R | This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.
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16 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 16 inches in diameter. | ||||||

91 | This tire has a load index of 91, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1353 pounds (615 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. | ||||||

This tire has a speed rating of H, which means 130 mph (210 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |

## 17-Inch Rims

### 2006 Kia Optima

The original tire size for your 2006 Kia Optima is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Kia Optima's' tire size.

Trim Options:

### EX (mid-year release)EX V6 (mid-year release)LX (mid-year release)LX V6 (mid-year release)

## P215/50R17 90

### Simplified Size: 215-50-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2006 Kia Optima is **P215/50R17 90V**. A color-coded explanation of the 2006 Kia Optima's tire size is shown below.

P | This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.
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215 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 215 millimeters. | ||||||

50 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 50%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 50% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 107 millimeters. | ||||||

R |
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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. | ||||||

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. |