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Toyota RAV4 Tires

If you’re in the market for the best tires for a base Toyota RAV4 or RAV4 Prime, then Lionhart Tires has what you’re looking for. No matter how you adventure with your RAV4, 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 Toyota RAV4, 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 Toyota RAV4.


2005-2016 Toyota RAV4 (III XA30)

2005-2016 toyota rav4

When it comes time to shop for replacement tires for your Toyota RAV4, it can be difficult finding the best tires. Lionhart Tires specializes in OEM replacement tires for the RAV4 platform. Additionally, Lionhart offers unique and niche sizing options for those with aftermarket wheel fitments.

The 2005-2016 Toyota RAV4 utilizes 16 inch to 18 inch tires. The sizes available are 215/70R16, 225/65R17, 235/65R17 and 235/55R18. The table below shows factory tire sizes for the 2005-2016 Toyota RAV4.

16 Inch 17 Inch 18 Inch
215/70R16 225/65R17, 235/65R17* 235/55R18

*Note: 235/65R17 is not available on the facelifted model from 2008-2016.

2012-2019 Toyota RAV4 (IV XA40)

Finding the best tires for the fourth generation Toyota RAV4 varies slightly, as the option for 16 inch tires was removed completely. The sizes available are 225/65R17 and 235/55R18. The table below shows factory tire sizes for the 2012-2019 Toyota RAV4.

2012-2019 toyota rav4
17 Inch 18 Inch
225/65R17 235/55R18

2019-2025 Toyota RAV4 (V XA50)

Finding the best tires for the fifth and current generation Toyota RAV4 somewhat moves to a much more modern size availability. The 17 inch and 18 inch options remains, however two new sizes are now available; 235/55R19 and 245/45R20. The table below shows factory tire sizes for the 2019-2025 Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Prime.

17 Inch 18 Inch 19 Inch 20 Inch
225/65R17 225/60R18* 235/55R19* 245/45R20*

*Note: The sizes marked with an asterisk are also available on the Toyota RAV4 Prime, however 225/65R17 is not.

When Should Tires Be Replaced?

The two factors that suggest it’s time to replace tires on your Toyota RAV4 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.

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Toyota RAV4 Tire FAQ

What are the best RAV4 tires?

The Toyota RAV4 is a purpose-built CUV, so the best tires depend on your driving style. For example, a driver who only commutes to work and back will require a different tire than a driver who takes their vehicle on road trips. It's also important to consider what seasons, temperature, and weather you will be using the vehicle in.

How long do RAV4 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 Prius specific. The typical tire rotation interval is somewhere between 5,000 and 7,000 miles. That said, specific cars and tires may change those numbers.