These tyres have a section width of 235mm and an aspect ratio of 45%. The aspect ratio is the height of the tyre in relation to its width. The R in the tyre's code represents that they are made with radial ply construction, and the number that follows it indicates the size of the wheel rim diameter. In this case, it is 17 inches. The last part of a tyre's code indicates its maximum load capacity, as well as the top speed that it is rated for. A 235 45R17 97W can carry up to 970kg for each tyre at a top speed of up to 270km/h.
235 45 R17 tyres are common for a range of performance cars and luxury vehicles, most of which are sedans. These tyres are useful in a variety of situations and are available at many different price levels.
Some models that can use 235 45 17 tyres include the Volvo V70, the Toyota Supra, the Subaru Impreza, the Nissan Primera, the Mitsubishi Lancer. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Mazda RX-7, the Lexus GS, the Honda Accord and the Holden Commodore.
Some other tyre sizes may also be suitable for your driving style. If you choose something narrower, such as a 225 50 R17 tyre, it will give you more fuel economy and a quieter ride.