These tyres have a width of 175mm and an aspect ratio of 65%. This means that the height is 65% of the width. The R in 175 65R15 signifies that the tyres are made with radial ply construction, while the following number tells you that these tyres fit wheel rims with a diameter of 15 inches.
Tyres will have a further combination of numbers and a letter at the end of the code. These tell you the maximum load capacity of each tyre as well as the top speed that they can safely reach. In the case of a 175 65 R15 84H tyre, it can carry 500 kg per tyre at speeds of up to 210km/h.
175 65 R15 tyres are suited to many different small cars. These include both standard and luxury versions of coupe, sedan, hatchback and wagon. The price of these tyres will depend on the manufacturer as well as the quality.
Some of the most common models that fit the 175 65 R15 include the Daewoo Nubira, the Honda Jazz, the Mini Cooper, the Mitsubishi Carisma, the Nissan Cube, the Suzuki Swift, the Toyota Corolla and the Volkswagen Beetle.
You may decide to fit your car with a size other than the 175 65R15. A wider tyre such as the 185 60R15 will give you a shorter braking distance and better handling.