Toyota tyre pressure and size guide

When it comes to car maintenance, many of us think only in oil changes and brake pads. But tyres also deserve our attention, since they’re the only part of our vehicles that actually touch the road surface.

Here we provide information concerning tyre law in the UK and on the continent (where motorway speeds can be higher than here) and inform you of the tyre sizes and preferred pressure levels for all of the models in the current Toyota passenger vehicle range.

See also: How to check your car’s tyres
See also: What is a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, and how does it work?

Tyre FAQs

2014-Aygo-RHD-20

1. What is the required tyre tread depth in the UK?

The UK government states that cars, light commercial vehicles and light trailers
“…must have a tread depth of at least 1.6 mm across the central three-quarters of the breadth of the tread and around the entire circumference.”

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2. Is there a general government recommendation for tyre pressure?

No, tyre pressure recommendations vary from car to car. Car manufacturers set the precedence for inflation levels.

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3. Where can I check the pressures for my Toyota if it is not listed below?

The tyre pressure for your Toyota will be listed in the vehicle handbook and in the driver-side door recess. If you have a MyToyota account, you can also check the pressure levels there.

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4. What rules are there concerning tyre condition?

Your tyres should be free from certain cuts and other defects such as uneven tread wear and foreign objects (e.g. nails).

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5. Are there any tyre-related laws that I should be aware of when driving on the continent?

Yes, but they are mainly concerned with the fitment of winter tyres. The following European countries legally enforce the use of winter tyres between the stated dates:

Austria: 1 November 1 to 15 April
Finland: 1 December to 28/29 February
Estonia: 1 December to 28/29 February
Latvia: 1 December to 28/29 February
Germany: in adverse winter weather conditions
Norway: in adverse winter weather conditions winter tyres or chains must be used
Sweden: 1 December to 31 March

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6. Why do pressure levels vary depending on wheel size?

Pressures vary because larger diameter wheels use lower profile tyres.  Low profile tyres have less rolling resistance and drag than higher walled tyres, so inflating them to the same level as high profile rubber can give a harsh ride and increase road noise.

Toyota tyre pressure and size guide

The following table lists the tyre sizes and recommended inflation pressures for all current models in the Toyota passenger vehicle range. Inflation pressures for older models can usually be found on one of the B-pillars, on the inside of the glove box lid, or within the owner’s manual.

MODEL TYRE SIZE PRESSURE FRONT PRESSURE REAR
Aygo 165/65 R14 2.3 bar or 33 psi 2.3 bar or 33 psi
Aygo 165/60 R15 2.3 bar or 33 psi 2.3 bar or 33 psi
Yaris 175/65 R15 2.3 bar or 33 psi 2.2 bar or 32 psi
Yaris 195/50 R16 2.2 bar or 32 psi 2.0 bar or 29 psi
Auris 205/55 R16 2.3 bar or 33 psi 2.3 bar or 33 psi
Auris 225/45 R17 2.3 bar or 33 psi 2.3 bar or 33 psi
C-HR 215/60 R17 2.3 bar or 33 psi 2.3 bar or 33 psi
C-HR 225/50 R18 2.3 bar or 33 psi 2.3 bar or 33 psi
Avensis* 205/60 R16 2.4 bar or 35 psi 2.2 bar or 32 psi
Avensis 215/55 R17 2.4 bar or 35 psi 2.3 bar or 33 psi
Avensis 225/45 R18 2.5 bar or 36 psi 2.3 bar or 33 psi
Prius 195/65 R15 2.5 bar or 36 psi 2.4 bar or 35 psi
Pruis 215/45 R17 2.2 bar or 32 psi 2.1 bar or 30 psi
Prius Plug-in 195/65 R15 2.5 bar or 36 psi 2.4 bar or 35 psi
Prius+ 205/60 R16 2.5 bar or 36 psi 2.5 bar or 36 psi
Prius+ 215/50 R17 2.3 bar or 33 psi 2.3 bar or 33 psi
Mirai 215/55 R17 2.3 bar or 33 psi 2.3 bar or 33 psi
Verso* 205/65 R16 2.4 bar or 35 psi 2.3 bar or 33 psi
Verso* 205/55 R17 2.4 bar or 35 psi 2.3 bar or 33 psi
GT86 215/45 R17 2.4 bar or 35 psi 2.4 bar or 35 psi
RAV4 225/65 R17 2.2 bar or 32 psi 2.2 bar or 32 psi
RAV4 235/55 R18 2.2 bar or 32 psi 2.2 bar or 32 psi
Land Cruiser 245/70 R17 2.2 bar or 32 psi 2.2 bar or 32 psi
Land Cruiser 265/60 R18 2.2 bar or 32 psi 2.2 bar or 32 psi
Proace Verso 215/65 R16 2.9 bar or 42 psi 2.9 bar or 42 psi
Proace Verso 215/60 R17 2.9 bar or 42 psi 2.9 bar or 42 psi
Hilux** 225/70 R17 2.4 bar or 35 psi 2.4 bar or 35 psi
Hilux*** 265/65 R17 2.0 bar or 29 psi 2.0 bar or 29 psi
Hilux*** 265/60 R18 2.0 bar or 29 psi 2.0 bar or 29 psi

 

*For diesel model add 0.1 bar pressure to front wheels
**When fully laden, add 0.6 bar pressure to rear wheels
***When fully laden, add 0.5 bar pressure to rear wheels

Comments (65)

    1. Hi Birruk,
      Thanks for getting in touch. The tyre pressure can be found on a sticker affixed to the door when you open it. It can also be found in the owners manual, however, as Toyota GB don’t sell the Vitz, we’d advise going to Toyota in your region. Hope this helps.

  1. The 2009 verso recommends 205 60 R16 92V. Can i fit 205 60 R16 96V XL rated tyres instead? If yes, would tyre pressure need to be adjusted?

    1. Hi Arup,
      Sorry for the delayed response. We can confirm that if the tyre is the same size however also labelled ‘XL’, this signifies that this is a reinforced tyre. Reinforced tyres are adapted to withstand loads and pressures greater than those laid down for standard tyres.
      For this reason, there should be no problem with fitting this tyre instead.
      For the tyre pressures, we’d advise taking a look at the Owner’s Manual or information sticker on the vehicle as normal. The you should use the same tyre pressures as the recommended, although keep in mind that if there is going to be additional load in the vehicle, set the pressures to the higher setting.
      Hope this helps.

  2. My 2015 RAV4 18″ Wheels trying to find the tyre reset switch it is not where shown in the manual under the steering column slightly to the right, the indicator light came on pressure was down to 28psi on all tyres so corrected this now to 32psi will there be a need now to re set the switch ??

    1. Hi Michael,
      Thanks for getting in touch and sorry for the delay. It’s a black button, on a back panel in the foot well. Its somewhere where it cannot be accidentally pushed. If you are sitting in the drivers seat, its above your right shin. Hope this helps.

  3. I have a 2016 Auris Hybrid Excel which has 17 inch tyres on it but could I, for fuel efficiency, go down to 15 or 16 inch tyres?

    1. Hi Steve,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We wouldn’t recommend changing the size of your tyres as this can affect your 5 year warranty. Many thanks.

  4. Hi, I have just purchased a 58 (2008) 1.3 SR and have noticed that the tyres on it are 195 50 16. On tyre websites such as Natiomnal Tyres, Formula 1 etc they are stating 205 45 17 w rated. Which is correct?.

    1. Hi Barry,
      Thank you for getting in touch with us. We’re looking in to this at the moment, please could you give is your VIN or Reg number so we can give you a more detailed answer. Many thanks.

  5. I have a 2016 avensis estate and have a problem with tyre sensor since a tyre was changed. All pressures are correct but sensor light will not go off. Any ideas?

    1. Hi there,
      We’d have to advise contacting your local Toyota Centre for information on this. They should be able to diagnose the issue.

  6. Hi,

    I’ve recently purchased Toyota Auris 2012 Hybrid with original 17″ alloy wheels from one of the dealers. Am I still able to install 15″ alloy wheels for winter with 195/65R15 tyres? I want to have a separate set of wheels for winter/summer to feel safer during winter.
    I’m looking at 6.0J (or 6.5J) x 15 wheels with offset = 45mm. Are these parameters ok?

    Thanks,
    Alex

    1. Hi Alex,
      We can only advise winter tyres on a like for like basis – so that for a 2012 Auris Hybrid, on the original 17″ wheels, we will only advise the Yokohama 215/45 R17 91V winter tyres, available through our Centres. Hope this helps!

      1. Hi Ella,

        Thank you for your advise but the set of these tyres would cost me just as much as set of 4 15″ alloy wheels + set of winter tyres.
        Could you please advise if 15″ 6.0J/6.5J ET45 5/114.3 alloy wheels (I’m not asking for tyres) will fit Toyota Auris 2012?

        Thanks,
        Alex

        1. Hi Alex,
          In (late) 2012, the current generation Auris was launched. Assuming that this vehicle is a previous generation Auris, the 15’’ wheels should be 6J, have a PCD of 114.3 mm but the inset should be 39 mm (and not 45 mm as mentioned in your previous comment).

  7. Hi my 2008 toyota auris uses 205/r55/16 ” tires but I want to upgrade to 215/r55/16″tires.kindly advise.

    1. Hi Bernard,
      Have you been to see your local dealer about this? They are the best people to advise on specific tyres.

  8. Hi,

    I have a 1.0 Yaris Active: On here it says it has 14″ steel wheels…In the Yaris Spec Sales Guide it says 15″ Steel wheels! Can you confirm which they are? Makes a difference for tyre pressures. My guide gives a Standard tyre Pressure and an Eco Tyre Pressure…i do not have an Eco mode for driving…What should i use?

    1. Hi Scott,

      Thanks for contacting us. We’re sorry about the confusion here, the correct wheel size is 15″ for the Yaris Active – we will correct this in the blog. Thanks for pointing it out to us. You would use the standard tyre pressure if your car does not have this mode.

      Thanks

      Maria

    1. Hi Pat,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We would firstly recommend taking a look in the owners manual, this should contain all information about tyre pressures. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know your registration number and tyre size. Many thanks.

  9. I’ve just bought a new Verso and checked the tyre pressure details on this Toyota website which states: ’16-inch wheels, diesel (Active and Icon): The front tyres require 36 psi at speeds of 99mph and below. At speeds above 99mph, the front tyres should be inflated to 41 psi. The rear tyres should be inflated to 33 psi at speeds at or below 99mph and to 38 at speeds above.’ Are there different tyre pressures when the car is fully loaded or does the above, i.e. 36 for the front and 33 for the rear, still apply regardless of the loaded weight of the vehicle?

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for your post. There are different tyre pressures that will be recommended depending on the weight of what you’re carrying. Is there anything specific? It may help us to determine your answer. Many thanks.

      1. I’m imagining various scenarios, e.g. 5 adults plus luggage; 7 adults with limited luggage; 3 adults and the car packed to the roof with stuff for uni … What do you recommend?

        1. Hi Gerwyn. Apologies for the delay in responding. We’re taking a look at this, but could you post your car’s reg number? It will not be made public. Thank you.

  10. Hi
    I have a landcruiser V8 with 20″ alloys which I hate and would like to change. O have a couple of 80 series and run them on bf Goodrich ATs, I would like to fit 17″ with 285/70 /17 as I can’t source anything to fit anywhere in Eire or UK. I can get these in Germany on original Toyota rims but I’m unsure if they will fit as maybe slightly oversized. Has anyone any ideas or experience in proper sizing.20″ are ridi ulous as this is a 4/4 vehicle but no all terrains come to fit 20″ to my knowledge.

    David O Connor
    Eire.

    1. Hi David,
      Thanks for your query. We would have to advise speaking to your dealer regarding this query, they will be able to give you the best advice on this matter. If you need help sourcing your local dealer please let us know and we will be happy to help! Many thanks.

      1. A dealer will tell me I can’t fit 17″ 18″ to landcruiser that has been fitted with 20″ from factory. I know this to be incorrect. David.

        1. Hi David,
          Thanks for getting back to us. Unfortunately, we’d have to advise you take the advice given by your local dealer. Your local dealer has years of expert advice under their belt. Many thanks!

          1. What an unbelievably naive reply, firstly, how do you know they have years of experience under their belt? Clearly you don’t know which would be more appreciated than ask your dealer.
            David.

          2. Hi David,
            Thanks for your post. We have spoken with our technical team here at Toyota UK and due to the 17/18″ alloys not being Toyota approved, we cannot advise fitting them to your vehicle. We are not saying that these will not fit and cannot be fitted but due to them not being tested by Toyota we would advise against it. The option to source them elsewhere is available but done at your own, personal, risk. Hope this helps!

  11. OMG, how can you justify instructing what tyre pressures should be.

    example 33-35 psi but for speeds upto 99mph the pressure should be raised. DERR not sure what country your blogger lives in but here in Britain its 70mph., Don’t leave yourselves open for a law suit. You will get some idiot that will will your information on board and will be driving around at 90mph. please make amendments to your tyre info.

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for your post. All information mentioned in this blog post is factual and we are not suggesting/recommending/advising that people should be speeding on public roads. Many thanks.

  12. I’ve had a RAV4 hybrid for 4 weeks and found the ride firm and very hard, i.e. I can feel everything on the road surface. But, I’ve just noticed that the handbook and the label on the driver’s door piller says the inflation pressure should be 35psi but this web page says the RAV4 should be 32psi.

    I’ve reduced the pressure to 32psi and that is better, but can I go lower?

    Also, I’ve noticed a 2psi variation between air pumps, are you adding an allowance in your recommendations for air pump variation?

    1. Hi William,
      Thanks for your post. We would advise following the specific tyre pressure guidelines that are listed in the owner’s manual and in the door/glove box. Hope this helps and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Many thanks.

  13. Hi , I have just got a new shape Toyota Aygo. I am finding it very difficult to attach my foot pump to the valve due to the very tight fitting. Is there a recommended foot pump that has to be used please?

    1. Hi Roger. Thanks for getting in touch, and we apologise for the delayed response. We do not sell an official foot pump, however if you continue to have issues we advise a visit to your local dealer to inspect the problem. Thank you, and we hope this helps.

  14. Above you state that the Auris Excel with 17″ wheels should have 215-45-17 tyres, but my 2014 Auris Hybrid came from the factory with 225-45-17. Enigma?

    1. Hi Gerry,
      Thank you for your post. In 2014 Auris saw a face lift which altered the size of the wheels, this is why your Auris will have slightly different sized wheels compared to that suggested in this post. Hope this helps further and if you have any other questions please let us know.

  15. When are you going to issue an update to Mirrorcast? You are stuck on a version which is only compatible with a short list of very old phones. My Samsung uses version 1.1 and currently I’m unable to use this feature in my 65 plate Aygo xcite.

    1. Hello Howard,
      Thank you for your post. There are no plans at present for an update. However, stay tuned to our blog for more information regarding our multimedia systems. Hope this helps and if you have any other questions please let us know.

      1. Hi
        I’m annoyed with this as the system is sold for use as a multimedia system when in fact it’s a basic touch screen for radio use and plug in music use you should be updating it to work with more modern phones not ones almost a decade old

  16. My 2012 gt86 has Michelin primacy 216/45r17 not 205/55r17 . The gt86 with 16″ wheels are 205/55r16 . PSI for all is 35 as stated in manual!

  17. Can a 2015 Yaris Hybrid Sport with 16″ rims as standard spec adopt the alternative 15″ rims and taller but narrower tyres specified for other models? The aim would be to have a spare set with winter tyres on.

    1. Hi Marcus,
      Thank you for your post. We have spoken with our product department and they have not recommended changing a vehicle outside of its manufacturing specification. Hope this helps clarify and if you have any other questions please let us know.

      1. Hi, you can fit 15 inch wheels on the Yaris. If you look at the accessory options on the Toyota website for the Yaris there are a set of steel wheels specifically for winter tyres – £300 a set, without tyres.

    1. Hi Andrew,
      Thank you for your post. We have passed this to our technical department and they have advised that 50psi on the tyre is max load for the tyre. It is advised to always use the pressure presented in the owner’s manual which in this case is up to the maximum of 35psi. Hope this helps clarify and if you have any other questions please let us know.

  18. Seems really daft to show pressures above 99mph in the UK. I would like to know what the correct pressures are for an Avensis Estate D4D (T27) 2010 TR with 215/55 17 94 W tyres when normal passengers and when full i.e. Loaded. The handbook and above does not help with lodged car pressures.

    1. Good morning Tom,
      The reason we include this data is because in Germany it is legal to drive at high speeds on the autobahn and it would be negligent not to include this data. Similarly, on private roads or surfaces an owner may wish to drive above 99mph and we must ensure they are accommodated wether or not we sanction their speed. If your car has Eco package, the correct pressures are (when loaded) Front 40 psi, rear, 37 psi, and if no eco package: front 35 psi, rear 34 psi. Thank you for your query and we hope this has helped you today.

      1. Thank for your prompt response. Are the pressures therefore the same for an unloaded (normal car) and when it is loaded? Or should loaded i.e. with luggage and family have even higher pressures?

        Thank you

        1. Hi Tom. No worries, we’re here to help. The pressures should only be altered if you are loading the car to its absolute limit, we would say. The pressures given were in response to the car being loaded, however if they match the unloaded pressures in your manual it would seem that our technical team advise the same for either loaded or unloaded. Hope this clarifies it some more.

    1. Hi Nick
      Thanks for your post.
      We will double check with our technical team for you however they generally only recommend the manufacturer wheel and tyre specification as per the vehicle handbook. Will let you know.

    1. Hi Alec
      Thanks for your post.
      You are correct and we have amended this post accordingly. You may be aware that we announced on 8 May a new grade which does have 16 inch alloys and we will add this to Blog post in due course.
      Thanks again.

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