Winter / Snow Tires for Your 2016 Honda HR-V AWD

Do you love your new 2016 Honda HR-V but worried how it will do in the snow? Even a Honda can still use a little help dealing with Mother Nature. 

Use our winter tire overview to decide whether you need a Studless Ice & Snow or Performance Winter / Snow tire. Given the HR-V's emphasis on ride compliance over razor-sharp handling, most HR-V drivers will be happier with a Studless Ice & Snow tire to handle tough winter conditions.

Winter Tire Size

Winter conditions will vary from deep snow, glare ice and cold asphalt, so your winter tire size needs to be effective against your most common winter foes. The 2016 Honda HR-V EX AWD CVT weighs 3,094 pounds and would benefit from a narrower size because of its light weight. A narrower size increases the pressure per square inch of contact patch. There isn't an ideal alternative 17" size with an overall diameter comparable to stock, so downsize to 205/65R16 (26.5" overall diameter). Compared to your factory 215/55R17, 205/65R16 is about a 1/2" narrower and 2/10" larger in diameter so they're narrow enough for deeper snow but wide enough to handle ice and packed snow.

Winter Wheel

Our winter wheel list has been filtered to only show more resilient finishes so offset is the major functional variable. Filter by offset to stay close to your Original Equipment 55 mm offset. This will retain O.E. suspension geometry, handling, steering feel and track.

Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package

The Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 is a great choice for its amazing ice and packed snow grip. It really impresses with its dry and wet road handling, especially compared to its predecessors. As for wheels, the 16x6.5 ET 50 black steel wheel is a good choice.

205/65-16 Studless Ice&Snow Bridgestone Blizzak WS-80 $106.20**
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80
16x6.5 ET 50 Black Steel Wheel $62**
Steel Wheel

If you're looking for more styling than the steel wheels offer, package your 205/65R16 Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 with the 16x7 ET 53 Sport Edition Silver CS3

205/65-16 Studless Ice&Snow Bridgestone Blizzak WS-80 $106.20**
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80
16x7 ET53 Silver Sport Edition CS3 $100**
Sport Edition CS3

When it comes to driving your HR-V this winter, tackle everything Mother Nature throws your way with a new Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package.


Thursday, February 2, 2017 by max levi

My H-RV is Terrible in Snow/Ice SOO... I need to buy snow tires for a new "Crossover/SUV".
Monday, February 6, 2017 by Cy

Mr. Levi, both the above packages will radically improve snow performance. Were you looking for steel wheels? The 50 mm offset steel wheel is sold out for the season but the compatible alternative 42 mm offset steel wheel is still available see:

Friday, December 1, 2017 by Reza

215/55/r17 98h its fit for hrv 2016
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by Cy


I'm not sure what your exact question is but 215/55-17 is the Original Equipment size for the 2016 Honda HR-V.

Thanks. Cy

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