Is 255/65R18 Your O.E. Size?

Friday, May 18, 2012 by Gavin Carpenter

If you own one of the following vehicles with 18" wheels using the 255/65R18 tire size, this posts for you:

  • GMC Acadia
  • Chevrolet Traverse
  • Buick Enclave
  • Saturn Outlook

All of the Lambda platform GM vehicles above come stock with, or have been optioned to have, the 255/65R18 tire size. Did you know that a 265/60R18 works just as well, and gives you some great alternate tires to consider? Take a look at a few of the options listed below:

The Lambda platform crossovers can be frustrating to purchase new tires for if you don't want to pursue the tires GM supplies as Original Equipment. All of the tires on the above list offer a quiet ride, all-season performance, good wet grip and excellent handling for your crossover.

As always, be sure to check the tire size your vehicle has before shopping.  Some of these vehicles have 17" and 20" wheel options depending on the trim level. 

Comments on Is 255/65R18 Your O.E. Size?

Sunday, July 14, 2013 by Roy Schweitzer:
Are any of the alternatives to the Goodyear Fortera 255/65/18 that offer a quieter ride than the Fortera does?
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by Gavin:
Roy, you may want to check out the Continental Cross Contact LX20 or the Bridgestone Dueler HL422 Ecopia. Both are outstanding all-season tires with a much quieter ride than the Goodyears.
Monday, October 14, 2013 by Ray:
we own a 2012 acadia that came with 255/65r/18 tires, would 265/65r18's fit?
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Gavin:
Good question Ray. It is a little bigger than I would recommend. You could give it a shot, but I could not guarantee the fit.

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