2017 Honda Civic Tire Size

Knowing the correct tire size for your 2017 Honda Civic is important to ensure proper fit, handling, and safety. The tire size gives key details like width, aspect ratio, construction, wheel size, etc. This article will provide a detailed overview of the different 2017 Honda Civic tire sizes available based on trim packages. We’ll cover the tire size specifics, wheel sizes, and which trims they apply to.

Tire Size Overview

There are four different 2017 Honda Civic tire sizes:

  1. P215/55HR16
  2. P215/50HR17
  3. P235/40WR18
  4. P245/30YR20

These sizes follow a standard sizing format:

  1. The “P” indicates a passenger vehicle tire
  2. The first 3 digits (215, 235, 245) are the tire width in millimeters
  3. The next 2 digits (55, 50, 40, 30) are the aspect ratio
  4. The “R” indicates radial ply construction
  5. The last 2 digits (16, 17, 18, 20) are the wheel diameter in inches

So a P215/55HR16 tire would have:

  1. 215mm width
  2. 55% aspect ratio
  3. Radial construction
  4. 16 inch wheel

Below we’ll cover the 2017 Honda Civic trims that use each size.

P215/55HR16 Tires

The following 2017 Honda Civic trims use P215/55HR16 tires mounted on 16 x 7 inch wheels:

  1. Coupe 2D LX 4 Cyl.
  2. Coupe 2D LX P 4 Cyl.
  3. Hatchback 5D LX 4 Cyl. Turbo
  4. Hatchback 5D LX Sense 4 Cyl. Turbo
  5. Sedan 4D LX 4 Cyl.
  6. Sedan 4D LX Sense 4 Cyl.

This is the smallest tire and wheel package offered on the Civic. The 215mm width combined with the 55% aspect ratio results in a tire better suited for fuel efficiency than performance. The 16 inch wheel is also on the smaller end.

P215/50HR17 Tires

The next size up is the P215/50HR17 tire mounted on a 17 x 7 inch wheel. The following 2017 Civic trims use this size:

  1. Coupe 2D EX L 4 Cyl. Turbo
  2. Coupe 2D EX T 4 Cyl. Turbo
  3. Coupe 2D Touring 4 Cyl. Turbo
  4. Hatchback 5D EX 4 Cyl. Turbo
  5. Hatchback 5D EX Sense 4 Cyl. Turbo
  6. Hatchback 5D EX L 4 Cyl. Turbo
  7. Hatchback 5D EX L Sense 4 Cyl. Turbo
  8. Sedan 4D EX L 4 Cyl. Turbo
  9. Sedan 4D EX L Nav 4 Cyl. Turbo
  10. Sedan 4D EX L Sense 4 Cyl. Turbo
  11. Sedan 4D EX T 4 Cyl. Turbo
  12. Sedan 4D EX T Sense 4 Cyl. Turbo
  13. Sedan 4D Touring 4 Cyl. Turbo

The overall width remains 215mm, but the aspect ratio is reduced to 50% for improved handling and cornering. The 17 inch wheel is also an upgrade over the base 16 inch wheel.

P235/40WR18 Tires

Moving up to 18 inch wheels, the Civic Si and some other sport trims use a P235/40WR18 tire size:

  1. Coupe 2D Si 4 Cyl.
  2. Hatchback 5D Sport 4 Cyl. Turbo
  3. Hatchback 5D Sport Touring 4 Cyl. Turbo

At 235mm width, this tire is 20mm wider than the previous sizes for increased grip and traction. The 40% aspect ratio keeps the tire profile relatively low. And the 18 inch wheel combined with the wider tire gives a much sportier look and feel.

P245/30YR20 Tires

The largest tire offered is the P245/30YR20 size used only on the Civic Type R:

  1. Type R Hatchback 5D Touring 4 Cyl. Turbo

This tire maxes out the width at 245mm and reduces the aspect ratio all the way down to 30% for a very low-profile look. 20 inch wheels really showcase the large brakes and wide stance. The high-performance nature of the Type R demands this combination.

Tire Size Recommendations

When replacing tires on your 2017 Honda Civic, make sure to stick with the same size that came on your trim from the factory. Mixing sizes or going with a dramatically different size can negatively impact handling, gearing, speedometer accuracy, and more. Only go up or down one wheel size if you know the impact and are looking to modify the car’s stance and performance.

What Size Rims Does A 2017 Honda Civic Have?

The 2017 Honda Civic comes with three different rim sizes depending on the trim level. The LX trim has 15-inch rims, the EX and EX-T trims have 16-inch rims, and the EX-L and Touring trims have 17-inch rims. So in summary, the 2017 Civic rims are either 15, 16, or 17 inches in diameter. Knowing your exact trim level is important to get the proper replacement rims or tires.

What Is The Correct Tire Size?

The correct tire size depends on which Honda Civic trim you have. The most common 2017 Civic tire sizes are P195/65R15 on 15-inch rims, P205/55R16 on 16-inch rims, and P215/45R17 on 17-inch rims. Checking the tire information placard or owner’s manual will give the exact OEM tire size for your Civic. Using this same size ensures proper fit, speed rating, load capacity, and overall performance.

What Size Tyre Is A 1.5 Honda Civic?

The 1.5L Honda Civic would most likely have a 205/55R16 tire size. The 1.5L turbo engine is available on the EX, EX-L, and Touring trims which come equipped from the factory with 16 or 17-inch wheels. So the 1.5L engines would have either a 205/55R16 tire on a 16-inch wheel or a 215/45R17 tire on a 17-inch wheel. The exact tire size can be confirmed by checking the placard or owner’s manual.

Are All Honda Civic Tires The Same Size?

No, Honda Civic tires are not all the same size. There are three common tire sizes used on the 2017 Civic depending on trim level – 195/65R15, 205/55R16, and 215/45R17. Lower trims like LX tend to use a narrower 15-inch tire while higher trims use wider 16-inch or 17-inch tires. Using the same size as the original equipment is important for proper fit, handling, and speed capability.

What Is The New Tire Size Of Honda?

Honda does not have a single new tire size across all models. Tire sizes vary depending on the vehicle and trim level. For example, the 2019 Honda Civic has tire sizes ranging from 195/65R15 to 235/40R18 depending on engine and trim. New 2022 Honda models may also introduce additional tire sizes. The best way to determine the correct new Honda tire size is to check the owner’s manual or tire placard for the exact tire

Other 2017 Civic Tire Details

Along with paying attention to the correct tire size, there are some other important tire-related details on the 2017 Honda Civic:

  1. Tire pressures: Recommended tire inflation pressures range from 30-33 psi depending on trim and tire size
  2. Speed rating: The OE tires have a T or H speed rating, indicating a maximum speed capability of 118mph or 130mph
  3. Treadwear warranty: Original tires come with a treadwear warranty of 45,000 to 60,000 miles
  4. Traction and temperature grades: Traction and temperature grades vary from AA to A depending on model
  5. Spare tire: 2017 Civics have a compact temporary spare tire (except Touring which has a tire repair kit)


The 2017 Honda Civic tire sizes span three diameters – 15″, 16″ and 17″ – depending on which trim you have. Understanding the specific tire size on your Civic is important when it comes time to replace the tires so you get the right fit. Pay attention to details like width, aspect ratio, and wheel diameter when selecting new tires or wheels.

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Ammar Masoud

I have had a long and fulfilling career in the automotive industry, primarily with Honda and Acura. With 15 years of experience as a Honda service technician, I became highly skilled in repair and maintenance, gaining a deep understanding of these vehicles. After many years in the automotive field, I decided to embark on a second career in industrial manufacturing. It was a significant change, but I found that the skills I had honed in the automotive industry were incredibly valuable in my new role. In my current position in industrial manufacturing, the demand for quality workmanship and meticulous attention to detail is paramount. Fortunately, these are traits that I have cultivated throughout my years in the automotive industry. I take pride in applying these skills to meet the high standards expected in the manufacturing sector.