# 2009 Saab 9-3 Tire Size

Your Saab was manufactured with different tire sizes. To determine the best tire size for your specific 2009 Saab 9-3, we first need to determine your rim size. Please review the information below.

## How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires. Your Saab 9-3'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

### 2009 Saab 9-3

The original tire size for your 2009 Saab 9-3 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Saab 9-3's' tire size.

Trim Options:

### 2.0T Convertible2.0T Sedan2.0T SportCombi

## 215/55R16/RF 97

### Simplified Size: 215-55-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2009 Saab 9-3 is **215/55R16/RF 97H**. A color-coded explanation of the 2009 Saab 9-3's tire size is shown below.

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

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

RF | The mark of RF indicates that the tire is reinforced. This means it can handle a higher inflation pressure than a standard tire, which increases its maximum load. | ||||||

97 | This tire has a load index of 97, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1606 pounds (730 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. | ||||||

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.
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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

### 2009 Saab 9-3

There are multiple tire sizes for your 2009 Saab 9-3 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 2009 Saab 9-3.

Trim Options:

### 2.0T Sedan (XWD)2.0T SportCombi (XWD)Aero XWD SedanAero XWD SportCombi

## 225/50R17 94

### Simplified Size: 225-50-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2009 Saab 9-3 is **225/50R17 94H**. A color-coded explanation of the 2009 Saab 9-3's tire size is shown below.

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

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

94 | This tire has a load index of 94, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1474 pounds (670 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. | ||||||

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 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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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. |

Trim Options:

### 2.0T Convertible2.0T Sedan2.0T SportCombiAero

## 235/45R17 94

### Simplified Size: 235-45-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2009 Saab 9-3 is **235/45R17 94V**. A color-coded explanation of the 2009 Saab 9-3's tire size is shown below.

235 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 235 millimeters. | ||||||

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

94 | This tire has a load index of 94, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1474 pounds (670 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. | ||||||

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 105 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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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. |

## 18-Inch Rims

### 2009 Saab 9-3

The original tire size for your 2009 Saab 9-3 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Saab 9-3's' tire size.

Trim Options:

### Aero XWD SedanAero XWD SportCombi

## 235/45ZR18/XL 98

### Simplified Size: 235-45-18

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2009 Saab 9-3 is **235/45ZR18/XL 98Y**. A color-coded explanation of the 2009 Saab 9-3's tire size is shown below.

235 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 235 millimeters. | ||||||

18 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 18 inches in diameter. | ||||||

XL | The mark of XL means extra load. A tire with this designation can handle higher inflation pressures than a regular tire, which increases its maximum load. | ||||||

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. | ||||||

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. | ||||||

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 105 millimeters. | ||||||

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This tire has a speed rating of Y, which means 186 mph (300 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |