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Nissan Altima Tires

If you’re in the market for the best tires for a Nissan Altima SL, SV or SR, then Lionhart Tires has what you’re looking for. No matter how you drive your Altima, Lionhart has a wide selection of tires that will suit your needs. From aggressive Performance Tires to High-Performance Passenger Tires and everything in between. Lionhart not only provides ideal replacement tires for the Nissan Altima, but also provides niche and unique tire sizes for those with aftermarket or custom wheel fitments. The information below will help you select the best tires for your Nissan Altima.

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2002-2006 Nissan Altima III


2002-2006 nissan altima

It can be difficult finding the best tires for your this generation 2002-2006 Nissan Altima. Lionhart Tires specializes in OEM replacement tires for the Altima platform. Additionally, Lionhart offers unique and niche sizing options for those with aftermarket wheel fitments.

The third generation Altima utilizes tires from 16 inches up 18 inches, depending on the trim level of the vehicle. The exact sizing options available are 205/65R16, 215/60R16, 215/55R17 and 225/45ZR18. The table below shows factory tire sizes for the 2002-2006 Nissan Altima.

16 Inch 17 Inch 18 Inch
205/65R16 & 215/60R16 215/55R17 225/45ZR18

2007-2013 Nissan Altima IV


Finding the best tires for the fourth generation Altima remains largely unchanged, as the manufacturer opted to keep sizing options streamlined. The most significant change is the 10mm increase of section width for the 18 inch option and removal of the 205/65R16 option. Lionhart Tires specializes in OEM replacement tires for the Nissan Sentra platform. Additionally, Lionhart offers unique and niche sizing options for aftermarket wheel fitments.

Similarly to the prior generation, the 2007-2013 Nissan Altima comes equipped with 16″-18″ tires. Sizes available are 215/60R16, 215/55R17 and 235/45R18. The table below shows factory tire sizes for the 2007-2013 Nissan Altima.

2007-2013 nissan altima
16 Inch 17 Inch 18 Inch
215/60R16 215/55R17 235/45R18

2013-2018 Nissan Altima V


TRIMS: S, SR, SV, SL

2013-2018 nissan altima

When it comes time to shop for replacement tires for your pre-facelift and post-facelift Nissan Altima from 2013-2018, it stays just as convenient before, because the manufacturer has made no changes from the prior generation. Lionhart Tires specializes in OEM replacement tires for the Sentra platform. Additionally, Lionhart offers unique and niche sizing options for aftermarket wheel fitments.

The fifth generation Nissan Altima comes equipped with 16″-18″ tires. Sizes available are 215/60R16, 215/55R17 and 235/45R18. The table below shows factory tire sizes for the 2013-2018 Nissan Altima.

16 Inch 17 Inch 18 Inch
215/60R16 215/55R17 235/45R18

2019-2025 Nissan Altima VI


TRIMS: SR, Platinum, S, SV, SL, Exclusive

Finding the ideal tires for your 2019-2025 Altima is just as simple as the generations prior, as the sizing options available are very similar. The only change is the removal of the 18 inch option and introduction of the 19 inch option. Lionhart Tires specializes in OEM replacement tires for the Honda Civic platform. Additionally, Lionhart offers unique and niche sizing options for aftermarket wheel fitments.

The sixth generation Altima utilizes tire sizes 215/60R16, 215/55R17 and 235/40R19. The table below shows factory tire sizes for the 2019-2025 Nissan Altima.

2019-2025 nissan altima
16 Inch 17 Inch 19 Inch
215/60R16 215/55R17 235/40R19

When Should Tires Be Replaced?


The two factors that suggest it’s time to replace tires on your Nissan Altima are time and mileage. On average, most drivers cover between 12,000 and 15,000 miles annually. Most drivers will pass the miles their original equipment tires were intended to cover well before they hit their age limit.

Once tires go beyond five years old, it’s a good time to consider replacing them. Tires are composed of many materials such as rubber, kevlar, and chemicals. All of these elements work together to resist UV rays, temperature changes and environmental hazards. After the five year period, these materials and chemicals begin to break down and become less effective.

To learn more about tire maintenance, click here. To make a more informed decision when shopping for tires, click here.

Nissan Altima Tire FAQ


What are the best Altima tires?

Because the Nissan Altima is a purpose-built economy vehicle, the best tires depend on your driving style. For example, a driver who only uses their car to commute and run errands has different needs than someone who may have a modified vehicle. It's also important to consider what seasons, temperature, and weather you will be using the vehicle in.

How long do Altima tires last?

Every tire has a UTQG rating that provides information regarding number of miles the tire is expected to last. However, this number is an estimate. How you drive your vehicle has a big impact on the life expectancy of a tire.

What is the best tire pressure?

There isn't a magic number as every vehicle and every tire requires a different tire pressure. The best way to know what tire pressure to use is to check the driver's side door for a label that shows you the recommended tire pressure for that specific vehicle. Take note that this recommendation changes depending on the load of passengers, as well as cargo load. The tire pressure on the tire itself is not a suggested, rather the maximum PSI a tire can take.

How often should you rotate your tires?

Rotating tires isn't only Altima specific. The typical tire rotation interval is somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 miles. That said, specific cars and tires may change those numbers.