285/70R17 vs 265/70R16: 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 265/70R16 With The 285/70R17?
Definitely no, because these 2 tires are different overall rim sizes.
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 265/70R16 tire will only fit on a 16″ diameter rim.
You Can check our tools and charts below to find your size: