235/85R16 vs 235/80R16: 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|
|Handling/Steering||Less Responsive||Less Responsive|
|Cost||Less Expensive||More Expensive|
Can You Replace The 235/80R16 With The 235/85R16?
Yes, both tires have the same rim diameter, and the 235/85R16 has a bigger overall diameter than the 235/80R16 which is only 2.92% (0.93-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 235/80R16 tire will only fit on a 16″ diameter rim.
You Can check our tools and charts below to find your size: