These tyres have a section width of 225mm and an aspect ratio of 50%. This ratio is the tyre's height in comparison to its width. 225 50R17 tyres are made with radial ply construction and are suited to wheel rims with 17 inch diameters. There is one further element to a tyre's code that tells you the maximum load capacity, as well as the highest speed it can reach safely. For example, a 225 50 R17 98W can carry up to 750kg for each tyre, at speeds of up to 270km/h.
225 50 R17 tyres come at a range of prices, depending on the quality and the manufacturer. They are suitable for a variety of larger sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, coupes and more. There are both high end and more affordable options that use these tyres.
Vehicles that can use 225 50R17 tyres include the Daihatsu Terios, the Ford Focus, the Holden Astra, the Honda Accord, the Hyundai Grandeur, the Jaguar S-Type, the Kia Rondo, the Lexus SC and the Mazda RX-8.
Some drivers may find other tyres to be more suitable. Something like the 215 55 R17 will be narrower, giving you a smoother ride and better fuel economy.