Tire Options for Your Hyundai Santa Fe

Looking for new tires for your Hyundai Santa Fe? With over 3-dozen options available, what is the best way to narrow down the field? The Santa Fe comes equipped with an SUV tire as Original Equipment. The stock 235/60R18 size offers a number of car tires in addition to SUV models. 

What is the difference between the two? A SUV/truck tire is more ruggedly constructed in both sidewall and tread base than the typical car tire. This is due to the higher weight and center of gravity found on your typical SUV, truck and crossover. In most cases, I recommend staying with the same type as found on the vehicle originally. Also, switching to a car constructed tire from a SUV model may soften the ride and cause less responsiveness to your steering inputs. Additionally, since the higher center of gravity results in more force exerted on the outer edges of the tread during transitions (lane change, curves and corners), you may experience quicker wear on the shoulders. Uneven wear does negate tread life warranties.

General Grabber HTS
General Grabber HTS
Michelin LTX M/S2
Michelin LTX M/S2
Staying with SUV constructed tires, the General Grabber HTS has been considered by many as the best bang for the buck option. Take a look at the test video to gain a better understanding of how this tire fits your vehicle. 

The Michelin LTX M/S2 is the next evolution of the legendary LTX M/S. I say legendary based on conversations with many customers over the years about this product. "Best tire I ever owned" is a phrase commonly heard as well as frequent tread life reports in the 80 - 100K mile range. The M/S2 is a mild product revamp with even longer lasting tread life expectancies. Michelin is offering a 70K mile limited treadlife warranty. The Michelin LTX M/S2 is currently the top-rated tire in our Tire Survey Results.

Shop by vehicle to see which tires work best for your vehicle.


Thursday, February 7, 2013 by Lee Page

need two tiers for hyundai/santa fe tires size 23560 R18.
Thursday, February 7, 2013 by Hunter

Hi Lee,
We do have tires in that size. Just go to tirerack.com and shop by vehicle to start your research. You can contact me along the way as well. hunter@tirerack.com or 800 428 8355 ext 4744
Sunday, August 9, 2015 by Ryan Ragudos

I have a Hyundai santa fe 2012 limited and I'm about to change my tires. My original tire size is 23560R18 and now I would like to change it to 25555R18. Is this possible? Any technical explanation? Thanks!
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 by hunter

Hi Ryan,
We are not comfortable with the taller 55 profile . It may rub or hit a fender or something.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 by TYes ha stiff

Since I wrecked my Santa fe the rear frame is a little bent and I have been putting smaller tires on the back. I want to put 235/45/18 on my vehicle. Will it hurt
Saturday, March 25, 2017 by chris

what about using a 245/60R18 on a 2014 santa fe?
Friday, April 14, 2017 by Hunter Leffel

Hi Chris,
That is larger than we can guarantee
Thursday, September 14, 2017 by Xhris

Can my 2010 santa fe limited from a 235 60 r18 take 235 65 r18?
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by Aalejandro

I want to beef up my 2013 Hyundai Santa fe. I want to fill in more of the wheel well with out going bigger on the rims what tires and I use I was think of 245/60r18? Any other thoughs
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Aalejandro, the width 245 will work but that 245/60R18 is a half inch taller than the tallest guaranteed. It may rub when you turn the wheel all the way. You could use the size 255/55R18 as long as the wheels are at least 7 inches wide, that's the biggest that would be a guaranteed fit. We'd recommend General Grabber HTS60 as a good option in that size. Click below for current pricing:

Monday, February 12, 2018 by Ram

I have Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0,2015 model. Recently I was told by the service center that, the back tires are not in good condition and they gave a quote for $1003 to replace with new tire. I noticed some better options in tirerack.com , but I'm little confused with the dimension or the model number which I should select or buy. Can you pls suggest the model / dimension best for my car?
Friday, February 16, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Ram, the stock size we show was 235/60R18 so you could go with any tire in that size. The highest overall rated tire would be the Michelin Premier LTX, follow this link to see the one we recommend and current pricing.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by Dustin

I have a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0 and turbo I was wondering if I could fit the 255/55 R18 General tire grabber AT2 on with out it rubbing any thoughts
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by shervin

hi i have a 09 santafe fwd 3.3 factory tires size is 235/70/16 can i use a taller tire like 235/75/16 or 235/80/16? whats the tallest i can get without rubbing when the wheel turns?
Friday, March 2, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Dustin, yes, we show the 255/55R18 as an alternate size for your Santa Fe, almost same exact height just a little wider so it works.

Follow the link for current pricing:

Monday, March 12, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Shervin, the 235/75R16 would add an inch to the height and we could not guarantee it would fit without rubbing when you turn the wheel all the way.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Karen

I really need advise please. I have a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. It came with 235 65 R 17 when purchased. I needed new tires and most sites say that is the size I need. The store where I purchased new tires put 265 65 R 17. I love the bigger wheel but it rubs when cutting right out of a parking spot or U turn. I don’t know what made them put a size 3 x bigger . I have to go back now since it’s under warranty. I’d like something bigger than the OME size 235 65 17. Correct me if I’m not understanding this but after reading it says I cannot go over an inch in size because not only will it rub but it could affect the ABS performance . Can I get 245 65 17s ? That’s well under the inch rule. The 255 say it’s 1.02”
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Karen, the widest we recommend would be the 255/60R17, and the 245/65R17 would be the tallest and is a good size for your 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.
Friday, March 30, 2018 by David

Dustin, was looking to do the same thing as you did. How is the 255/55-18 working out. Any rubbing? Thanks for the insight.

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