Honda Fit Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires
The lifespan of your Honda Fit tires depends on how you drive and whether you are driving on all-season, summer, or winter tires, according to Kicking Tires. Driving with your Fit out of alignment will shorten the tires’ lifespan as well as driving on under-inflated tires. Kicking Tires estimates the life of a tire to be anywhere between 20,000 and 50,000 miles, however there is no set interval for when your Honda Fit tires will need to be replaced. Check out this list of potential replacement tires for your Honda Fit.
Sizes for Honda Fit Tires
Tire sizes vary between Fit trim levels. Honda advises sticking to the Fit’s original tire size. “Honda vehicles meet all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards when they are originally distributed, and modification could affect the safety and/or operation of the vehicle, as well as remove it from compliance with specifications and standards mandated by the Federal Government,” according to Honda.
2016 Honda Fit
- LX 185/60 R15 84T
- EX 185/55 R16 83H
- EX-L 185/55 R16 83H
Honda Fit Tires
The original equipment tires that Honda uses can come from any of eight dealers. These dealers include: Firestone, Continental, General Tire, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Michelin, Yokohama, or Dunlop.
- The General Tire Altimax HP tire offers a quiet, comfortable ride due to acoustic modulation sound technology and a twin cushion silica tread compound. Increased grip is possible with reactive contour technology.
- Dunlop’s SP Sport 7000 A/S tire has great handling in dry conditions as well as traction in wet conditions. It offers a quiet and comfortable ride due to 5-Pitch technology and Jointless Band technology.
- The Michelin Premier A/S tire is resistant to hydroplaning with its EverGrip technology. The tech utilizes expanding rain grooves that widen. Silica in the EverGrip compound help with traction and handling.
- Yokohama’s AVID Ascend tire provides a quiet, comfortable ride due to a multi-pitch tread design. Adaptive 3-D sipes help with traction in wet conditions. Fuel efficiency is improved with the tire’s low-rolling resistance.
- The Firestone FR710 has advanced traction in wet and dry conditions thanks to its wide, flow-through grooves and deep shoulder slots. Its wide footprint helps provide a comfortable ride. This tire fits the LX model, which has a 15-inch rim.
- The Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tire has a low-rolling resistance that helps make the vehicle more fuel efficient. The tire helps with dry and wet traction due to wet and dry tread zones. This tire only fits the the LX model, which has a 15-inch rim.
- The Continental ProContact tire improves fuel efficiency with temperature-activated, functional polymers. Silane enhances grip in wet conditions. This tire only fits the 15-inch rim, LX model.
- Bridgestone’s Ecopia EP422 tire offers a fuel efficient, quiet ride. Rolling resistance is improved due to nanopro-tech in the tire’s rubber. Silica improves traction on wet roads. The tire is also made with recycled ground rubber. This tire also only fits the 15-inch rim on the LX model.
Even though all-season tires can handle wet conditions, winter tires perform better on snowy roads and in temperatures below 45 degrees.
- The Dunlop Winter Maxx tire is made of a nano-fit rubber that helps the tread provide better traction on ice. Wide grooves and lugs help with traction in the snow and handling in wet conditions.
- Michelin’s X-Ice Xi3 tire has MaxTouch construction that evenly distributes force when accelerating, braking, and cornering. “Teardrop”-shaped vertical sipes help the vehicle with high-speed driving. The Flex-Ice compound helps keep the tires flexible at temperatures below 45 degrees. Micropumps drive water away from the tread.
- Goodyear’s Ultra Grip Winter tire has multiple biting edges that help grip snowy roads. Wide tread grooves help with moving water and slush away from the tire’s tread. This tire only fits the LX model Fit, which has a 15-inch rim.
- The Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c provides increased traction in winter conditions. It has a middle-of-the-road rating for noise and comfort. This tire also only fits the 15-inch rim, LX model Fit.
- Firestone’s Winterforce tire has a directional tread pattern that optimizes performance in wet and dry conditions. High-sipe density and a 3-D tread pattern improves traction in wet conditions and on ice. This tire only fits the LX model Fit.
- General Tire’s Altimax Arctic tire has an integrated, multi-angle 3-D sipe system that maximizes traction. An all-weather dual tread compound keeps the tire flexible in cold temperatures. This tire also only fits the LX model Fit.
Continental and Bridgestone have winter tire options, however they didn’t meet the size specs for the Honda Fit.
Call Fisher Auto in Boulder, Colo., at 303-245-6414 with your questions about Honda Fit tires. There is a good selection of Honda Fit tires and we can help you narrow down your search to fit your specific driving needs. We install tires as well as swap summer/winter tires. The summer/winter tire swap is $60. If the tires were purchased at Fisher Auto the tire swap and rotation services are free!