Yes, Better Tires are Available for the Toyota Highlander Limited Models

Do you have a Toyota Highlander Limited, Sport or Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited?  If you have looked to replace the original tires (245/55R19) you know the options are very limited.  The good news is we have another size tire available to you.  An alternative size that may be used is the 255/55R19 which is just 10 MM wider and only 4ths of an inch taller.  This size tire will fit the stock Toyota wheels without any problem.  Using the 255/55R19 will open up a few more tire options.  See what some other Toyota Highlander owners thought about the 255/55R19 on their Vehicle below.

A few top tires in the alternative size 255/55R19 include:
  • Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza
    • Highway All-Season
    • "Finally an upper Midwest 19" tire for the 2008 Toyota Highlander Sport! My Highlander spends a few days a week in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the snow is deep. The original tires wore out in scary 13,000 miles (Toyo A20's) without a suitable replacement. Go one size wider, with a big warranty and the vehicle is transformed with the help of Bridgestone, to winter ready. However, there are two downsides, the tires flat spot over night and cause a shake for the first few miles of driving- it goes away. The other negative, the fuel economy decreased a bit with the slightly bigger tire. Nice tires overall,quiet,and built to last. Thanks, Bridgestone and the Tire rack."  Customer review from Weston, WI
  • Michelin Latitude Tour HP
    • Street/Sport Truck All-Season
    • "Replaced 245/55 R19 OEM tires @ 30,000 miles with 255/55 R19 tires. Noticed much quieter ride and increased gas mileage of approx. 1 to 1.5 mpg which was suprising for a increase in tire size." Customer review from Rockford, IL
  • Dunlop SP Sport Signature
    • High Performance All-Season
    • New size, no Toyota Highlander reviews yet.
Click on each tire to see tire test results and tire survey results


Tuesday, January 12, 2010 by Leon

I don't understand the above - seems you are referencing the same size tire 255/55R19
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 by steve

Saturday, October 8, 2011 by Cecil Couch

I see Bridgestone has a Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia in 245/55R-19 that sounds really good and has great grading marks. Anyone have any feedback on it?
Monday, July 16, 2012 by tony

would the 255/60r19 tire size fit the 2008 toyota highlander?
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack

That size would be taller than what we would typically recommend. It cannot be gauranteed as a fitment.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by Craig

Would a 235/60r19 be an acceptable subsitute for 245/55r19 on a 2008 Toyota highlander?
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by ben@tirerack

Craig, none of the manufacturers we carry makes a 235/60R19, so we have not been able to check it for proper fitment.
Saturday, September 22, 2012 by Lee

I take it this means there are no winter tires available for the Highlander... Just bought one, but won't actually have it until November, just in time for snow season here in northern WI. Used to small car with snow tires. Was just wondering about tire options for the new car -- heavier for winter, lighter for summer, rather than medium for both, to have better traction in winter and better gas mileage in summer. Sounds like that isn't an option.
Monday, September 24, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack

There are actually a few snow tire options available. Give me a call if you would liek to discuss. -Mashall@ ext 792.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by Ali

Just wondering is there any setting required in the computer module of Toyota highlander 2012 to replace exist. tires 245/55/R19 with 255/55/R19.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack

The alternate tire size listed in this blog will work without computer calibration.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 by fred

Is a P 235 70 16 a suitable replacement for the P 225 70 16 original tire on a 2004 Toyota Highlander?
Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack

That tire would be both shorter and narrower by about an inch in each direction. As a result, that would not be something we would recommend.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by Rex

Is there any calibaration or change in speedometer speed shown in using the p255/55/R19 tire in a 2011 Highlander. Which option of those you carry would hve the best snow performance?
Thursday, November 29, 2012 by ben@tirerack

Rex, the difference would be less than 1.5%, which most people would not notice.

The best winter/snow tire would be the Blizzak DMV1, which comes in 245/55R19.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by Shannon - You told Rex that the best winter/snow tire would be the Blizzak DMV1, however I do not see the 245/55R19 size listed on where can these be found? I am trying to find a good all year tire that is good in snow. Replacing original Toyo tires on my 2010 Highlander
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by ben@tirerack

Hi Shannon,

Here is a link to the DMV1 in the 245/55R19:
Friday, June 12, 2015 by eyal


Would you recommend the pirelli 255/55/r19 P zero for my Toyota Highlander 2008 sport?
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Eyal, A Pirelli Scorpion Zero would work, however it is a very soft tire that will wear very quickly. For longer life I would suggest taking a look at the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus:
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by Daniel Sanger

I have a 2008 Highlander Hybid and I would like to purchase a set of 255 50 R19. Do you see any problems with this size on our highlander?
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Daniel, A 255/50/19 will fit the Highlander Hybrid, but is a bit short and will affect the readings on the odometer/speedometer. --

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