2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris Tire Size

Your 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris was manufactured with multiple tire sizes.  Choose a tire size below to get a color-coded explanation of the differences.  Then pick the best tire size for your 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris.

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225/55R17/RF 101H

Simplified Size:  225-55-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris is 225/55R17/RF 101H.  A color-coded explanation of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris's tire size is shown below.

225

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

RRadial
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17

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

101

This tire has a load index of 101, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1815 pounds (825 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:

(Alloy Wheels)(Steel Wheels)

225/55R17/XL 101H

Simplified Size:  225-55-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris is 225/55R17/XL 101H.  A color-coded explanation of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris's tire size is shown below.

225

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

RRadial
BBias Belt
DDiagonal
17

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

101

This tire has a load index of 101, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1815 pounds (825 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.