215/50R17 vs 225/45R17: Gas Mileage & Performance Comparison
* Below is a comparison table. Assuming 2 tires of the same manufacturer, material and tested on the same road conditions.
|Wet/Snowy Roads||Better Traction||Reduced Traction|
|Rough Terrain||Reduced Stability||Smoother Ride|
|Cost||Less Expensive||More Expensive|
Can You Replace The 225/45R17 With The 215/50R17?
Yes, both tires have the same rim diameter, and the 215/50R17 has a bigger overall diameter than the 225/45R17 which is only 1.93% (0.49-inch), it is the allowable margin (±3%).
When you want to replace a different tire size, as a rule, for the rim diameter, you will need to be sure that your tires and rims are an exact match, e.g. a 225/45R17 tire will only fit on a 17″ diameter rim.
You Can check our tools and charts below to find your size: