235/45R17 vs 225/50R17: 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||Reduced Traction||Better Traction|
|Rough Terrain||Smoother Ride||Reduced Stability|
|Cost||More Expensive||Less Expensive|
Can You Replace The 225/50R17 With The 235/45R17?
Yes, both tires have the same rim diameter, and the 235/45R17 has a smaller overall diameter than the 225/50R17 which is only 2.1% (0.53-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 225/50R17 tire will only fit on a 17″ diameter rim.
You Can check our tools and charts below to find your size: