What Tire Size Does the New Toyota Highlander Use?

This is mostly a note to myself, but I thought it might be of use to some of you… The new Highlander comes with either 18-inch (LE, LE Plus, and XLE) or 19-inch (Limited and Limited Platinum) wheels. The appropriate tire sizes for these models are 245/60R18 and 245/55R19, respectively.

Our new XLE came with Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia tires in the aforementioned 245/60R18 size with a 104T service description. The “104” refers to a load index of 1,984 lbs (900 kg) per tire and the “T” reflects a maximum speed rating of 118 mph (190 kph).

Bridgestone Dueler Tires on a Toyota Highlander

Bridgestone Dueler tires on our XLE… (click image to enlarge)

These tires have a treadlife warranty of 5 years or 65,000 miles with full replacement for the first 3 years. And, according to TireRack.com, they average 4.5 out of 5 stars based on over 100 customer reviews.

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  • Pequan Oct 26, 2014

    Going through the owner’s manual, I was surprised to find the call for simple front to rear tire rotation pattern, not cross patterns. Strange, as I would not expect the wheels/tires to be directional.
    Also, Toyota has an extra step for tire pressure monitoring system initialization – that needs to be performed after tire rotation. Simple well explained in manual, but could be a reason of frustration if overlooked or forgotten.

  • Scott Mar 14, 2015

    What are most running for winter tires/rims? I have a ’15 Limited with the 19″ OEMs. Was thinking on going with a set of either 17″ or 18″ winters. Any concerns? Can temporarily disable the TPMS system if winters not equipped?

    I’d like to keep the overall diameter nearly identical to not throw out the speedometer reading accuracy.

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