2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Tire Size

Your Mazda was manufactured with different tire sizes.  To determine the best tire size for your specific 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata, we first need to determine your rim size.  Please review the information below.

How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires.  Your Mazda MX-5 Miata'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

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata

 

The original tire size for your 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Mazda MX-5 Miata's' tire size.

Trim Options:

Sport

205/50R16 87V

Simplified Size:  205-50-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata is 205/50R16 87V.  A color-coded explanation of the 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata's tire size is shown below.

205

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 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 102 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
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16

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

87

This tire has a load index of 87, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1199 pounds (545 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

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata

 

The original tire size for your 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Mazda MX-5 Miata's' tire size.

Trim Options:

Grand TouringSpecial EditionTouring

205/45R17 84W

Simplified Size:  205-45-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata is 205/45R17 84W.  A color-coded explanation of the 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata's tire size is shown below.

205

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 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 92 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
17

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

84

This tire has a load index of 84, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1100 pounds (500 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.