2016 Cadillac ELR Tire Size

There are multiple tire sizes for your 2016 Cadillac ELR 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 2016 Cadillac ELR.

245/40R20 95H

Simplified Size:  245-40-20

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2016 Cadillac ELR is 245/40R20 95H.  A color-coded explanation of the 2016 Cadillac ELR's tire size is shown below.

245

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 245 millimeters.

40

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 40%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 40% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 98 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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20

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 20 inches in diameter.

95

This tire has a load index of 95, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1518 pounds (690 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

H

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:

w/Performance Pkg.

245/40ZR20/XL (99Y)

Simplified Size:  245-40-20

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2016 Cadillac ELR is 245/40ZR20/XL (99Y).  A color-coded explanation of the 2016 Cadillac ELR's tire size is shown below.

245

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 245 millimeters.

40

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 40%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 40% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 98 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
20

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 20 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.

99

This tire has a load index of 99, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1705 pounds (775 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

Y

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.