Tire Size 235/40r19 vs 245/40r19
The main difference between tire sizes 235/40R19 and 245/40R19 lies in section width. While the aspect ratio and diameter are similar, the 245/40R19 is 10mm wider than the 235/40R19 tire size. This impacts various performance factors.
235/40r19 vs 245/40r19 Table
This table highlights differences between 235 40r19 and 245 40r19 tires.
|Tire Height 26.4″||Tire Height 26.72″||0.31 inch|
|Tread Width 9.25″||Tread Width 9.65″||0.39 inch|
|Circum. inch 82.94||Circum. inch 83.93||0.99 inch|
|Sidewall Height 3.7″||Sidewall Height 3.86″||0.16 inch|
|Revolutions per mile 763.9||Revolutions per mile 754.89||-9.01|
|Speedometer Reading 20 mph||Speedometer Reading 20.24 mph||0.24 mph|
|Radial Tire||Radial Tire||No Difference|
|Rim Size 19 inches||Rim Size 19 inches||No Difference|
The 245/40R19 is only 1.2% larger in overall diameter, well under the 3% limit for direct replacement without adaptations. Both sizes should fit the same wheels without issues.
With a 1.2% larger diameter, the 245/40R19 provides a minor 0.16-inch increase in ground clearance over the 235/40R19. This slightly improves off-road capability and obstacle clearance, though the difference is negligible.
The 235/40R19’s more minor contact patch and lower rotational mass give it a fuel efficiency advantage. The larger 245/40R19 creates more rolling resistance, which reduces mpg. This makes the 235/40R19 a better choice for improving fuel economy.
While the diameter is nearly identical, the 245/40R19’s additional 10mm of section width contributes to a more comfortable ride. The larger contact patch absorbs impacts and irregularities better. However, the difference is subtle.
Visually, the 4.3% increase in section width of the 245/40R19 gives it a slightly more aggressive, sporty look compared to the 235/40R19. The wider stance suits some vehicle styles better aesthetically.
Handling & Stability
The 235/40R19’s smaller contact patch provides sharper handling and quicker steering response. The 245/40R19 trades some precision for enhanced stability at higher speeds and over uneven surfaces. Both deliver stable, responsive performance.
Noise & Vibration
The 235/40R19 transmits more road noise and vibration due to its narrower tread and stiffer sidewalls. The 245/40R19 runs quieter and smoother thanks to its wider footprint and impact absorption.
Durability & Wear
The 235/40R19 should exhibit slightly more even treadwear and a marginally longer lifespan before needing replacement. The wider 245/40R19 stresses components, potentially accelerating wear.
Performance in rain, snow, and off-road is comparable. The 245/40R19’s larger contact patch gives it a traction advantage, while the narrower 235/40R19 can cut through snow more effectively.
When a vehicle travels at a speed of 20 mph, the speedometer reads 20 mph with 235/40r19 tires equipped. However, with 245/40r19 tires at the same real-world 20 mph speed, the speedometer reading is slightly higher at 20.24 mph.
This 0.24 mph difference occurs because the 245/40r19 tires have a larger diameter and cover more ground per revolution. The speedometer will read marginally high with 245/40r19 tires compared to 235/40r19 at the same actual vehicle speed.
Alternative For 235/40R19
The table shows various tire sizes, their corresponding overall diameter, and the percentage difference between them.
|Tire Size||Overall Diameter||Difference|
|335/25R19||25.6″ (651 mm)||-3%|
|245/35R19||25.8″ (655 mm)||-2.4%|
|215/40R19||25.8″ (655 mm)||-2.4%|
|285/30R19||25.8″ (655 mm)||-2.4%|
|125/70R19||25.9″ (659 mm)||-1.8%|
|295/30R19||26″ (661 mm)||-1.5%|
|255/35R19||26″ (661 mm)||-1.5%|
|355/25R19||26″ (661 mm)||-1.5%|
|225/40R19||26.1″ (663 mm)||-1.2%|
|305/30R19||26.3″ (667 mm)||-0.6%|
|265/35R19||26.3″ (669 mm)||-0.3%|
|315/30R19||26.5″ (673 mm)||0.3%|
|135/70R19||26.5″ (673 mm)||0.3%|
|275/35R19||26.6″ (675 mm)||0.6%|
|325/30R19||26.7″ (679 mm)||1.2%|
|245/40R19||26.7″ (679 mm)||1.2%|
|285/35R19||26.9″ (683 mm)||1.8%|
|335/30R19||27″ (685 mm)||2.1%|
|225/45R19||27″ (685 mm)||2.1%|
|255/40R19||27″ (687 mm)||2.4%|
|295/35R19||27.1″ (689 mm)||2.7%|
|345/30R19||27.2″ (691 mm)||3%|
Alternative For 245/40R19
By examining the differences in diameter, you can determine which tire size will best suit your vehicle’s needs.
|Tire Size||Overall Diameter||Difference|
|295/30R19||26″ (661 mm)||-2.7%|
|225/40R19||26.1″ (663 mm)||-2.4%|
|305/30R19||26.3″ (667 mm)||-1.8%|
|265/35R19||26.3″ (669 mm)||-1.5%|
|235/40R19||26.4″ (671 mm)||-1.2%|
|135/70R19||26.5″ (673 mm)||-0.9%|
|315/30R19||26.5″ (673 mm)||-0.9%|
|275/35R19||26.6″ (675 mm)||-0.6%|
|285/35R19||26.9″ (683 mm)||0.6%|
|335/30R19||27″ (685 mm)||0.9%|
|225/45R19||27″ (685 mm)||0.9%|
|255/40R19||27″ (687 mm)||1.2%|
|295/35R19||27.1″ (689 mm)||1.5%|
|345/30R19||27.2″ (691 mm)||1.8%|
|175/60R19||27.3″ (693 mm)||2.1%|
|235/45R19||27.4″ (695 mm)||2.4%|
Based on the nuanced differences between these two tire sizes, the 235/40R19 is the better overall choice for most drivers. Its advantages in fuel economy, handling precision, and tread life make it a smart option for daily commuting and performance driving.
While the 245/40R19 offers a smoother ride and improved aesthetics, the 235/40R19’s crisper steering response and lower rolling resistance are more practical for everyday use.
For these reasons, I recommend the 235/40R19 as the ideal tire size for a balanced driving experience. The slightly smaller contact patch delivers an optimal blend of efficiency, grip, and longevity that suits a wide range of vehicles and driving styles.
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