What are the wheel and tire sizes of the KIA EV6?

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The KIA EV6 is a revolutionary electric multi-purpose vehicle that has hit the ground running since its launch in 2021. However, with all current cars, it’s essential to understand the tire and wheel sizes and where to find this information.
You may need this information to purchase new tires, wheels, or snow chains, so knowing where to find this is always helpful.
In this article, we will take a closer look at the wheel and tire sizes of the KIA EV6, providing you with all the information you need about this innovative new car.

Finding the recommend and current tire sizes

There are a couple of ways to find your vehicle’s recommended and current tire size. These are outlined below.

Check your owner’s manual!

You’ll find the wheel and tire sizes for your KIA EV6 in the owner’s manual. These are typically near the back.
You’ll find the page by looking in the glossary for “Wheels” or “Tires” and turning to the corresponding section.

Finding your current tire and wheel sizes

If you can go out and check, the best way to find out your vehicle’s tire and wheel size is to investigate the current tires on the car. To find the tire size of the current tires on your vehicle, you need to follow the following steps:

  1. Park the vehicle in a location where it is safe to walk around the vehicle, e.g., a driveway or quiet parking lot
  2. Inspect the sidewall of each tire carefully. The tire size is printed on the sidewall in raised letters and numbers.
  3. Look for a series of numbers and letters that may look something like this: 215/65R16.

This is an example of a typical tire size code.

  • The next set of three numbers, in this example “215,” indicates the tire’s width in millimeters from sidewall to sidewall.
  • The two-digit number after the slash, “65,” represents the aspect ratio or profile of the tire, which is the height of the tire sidewall as a percentage of the width.
  • The letter after the aspect ratio, in this case, “R,” indicates the tire’s construction type, Radial.
  • The final number, in this example “16,” represents the diameter of the wheel the tire is intended to fit in inches.

In this example, using the P215/65R16 code, you will be looking at a tire for your KIA EV6 with a width of 215 mm, for an aspect ratio of 65 constructed as a Radial type. This will all be fitted to a 16-inch wheel.

Checking the driver’s pillar

The final way to find out the recommended tire sizes and the wheel size that these fit on will be found within the car itself.

  1. Open the driver’s side door
  2. Check out the sticker that indicates the recommended tire sizes on the pillar.

Along with tire sizes, this chart shows the different pressures applicable depending on the load you will be traveling with. The vehicle capacity weight and maximum seating capacity are also worth noting.
KIA recommends checking your tire pressure every time there is a significant change in load or before long journeys.

Replacing tires and fitting snow chains

In winter weather, it might be recommended to fit snow chains or snow tires to your KIA EV6 wheels. While both have pros and cons, some key points must be made.
First of all, don’t use snow chains if you’re going to damage the road or if your state prohibits it. That’s illegal.
Snow chains should be made to match the KIA EV6 tire size that is currently on your car. Chains that have been made for larger sizes can cause damage such as:

  • Damaged brake lines
  • Damaged suspension
  • Damaged alloy wheels

If improper use of tire chains is the cause of your damage, it will not be covered by your vehicle’s manufacturer warranty.
Snow tires are to be used where the original tire is a radial tire, whereby the sidewalls are often thinner. Using chains on these tires can cause damage, so it is recommended to switch to snow tires instead.


As with all cars, electric or internal combustion, it is essential to understand tire safety, including tire sizes, proper inflation, and when to use different tire types. Failure to comply with tire recommendations can damage your car and reduce control over your vehicle.
While not a substitute for reading the owner’s manual, finding the tire sizes on the current tires or in the driver’s door pillar is a quick way to find out your vehicle’s recommended and current tire sizes.

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By Ben Kitchen Ben is a qualified car mechanic with experience working in the industry. He now works as an automotive author, writing about all things vehicle-related. He’s excited about the potential held by electric cars of all shapes, sizes, and types.

Ben Kitchen Ben is a qualified car mechanic with experience working in the industry. He now works as an automotive author, writing about all things vehicle-related. He’s excited about the potential held by electric cars of all shapes, sizes, and types.

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