How Much Does A Tire Weigh? Different Types Explained

A tire weighs 12 to 900 lbs depending on the type of tire. A passenger car tire weighs 20 – 25 lbs. Trailer tires, in contrast, weigh 40 lbs – 61 lbs. Likewise, light truck and SUV tires weigh 30 – 45 lbs, motorcycle rear tires 12 – 16 lbs and commercial truck tires 105 – 125 lbs. A standard monster truck tire, however, weighs 800 to 900 lbs. The weight of a tire also depends not just on the vehicle type, but also its functionality.

But is that all? Not really. Read on to find out how much does a tire weigh and why you should care.

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Weight Of A Tire Based On Vehicle Type And Tire Type (Quick Comparison):

This is a quick comparison of the weight of different tires based on their functionality and vehicle type:

Vehicle typeApproximate weight of Winter touring tires (lb) Approximate weight ofSummer touring tires (lb) Approximate Weight ofAll season touring tires (lb) Approximate weight ofAll terrain tires (lb) Approximate weight ofPerformance tires (lb) Approximate Tire weight range (lb)
Trailer tires(ST235/80R16)40 – 61 40 – 61 
Passenger car(P 225/45R17)20 – 2323 – 3022 2523 – 2520 – 25
Light trucks and SUVs(255/50R19)31 – 3435 – 4031 – 3333 – 4039 – 4530 – 45
Motorcycle rear tires(190/50ZR17)12 – 1513 – 1514 – 1513 – 1614 – 1512 – 16
Commercial truck105 – 125105 – 125
Monster truck800 – 900800 – 900

*The weight ranges may vary depending on different brands and models and tyre types.

Are you still confused about how much does a tire weigh? Do not worry. Look at out in depth sections below:

Weight Of A Tire Based On Vehicle Type And Tire Type (In-depth Comparison):

Trailer Tires 

Trailer tires weigh approximately 40 lbs to 60 lbs. This table exhibits 3 common trailer tires found in the market along with their weight:

Tire ModelTire SizeTire TypeTire weight
Goodyear EnduranceST235/80R16All Terrain40
Hankook Vantra TrailerST235/80R16All Terrain44
Hankook Vantra Trailer TH31 ST235/80R16All Terrain61

The Hankook Vantra Trailer TH31 is a particularly heavy trailer tire. It can take greater load compared to similarly sized trailer tires. Other tires of this category tend to weigh around 40 to 45 lbs.

Passenger Car 

Passenger car tires can vary wildly in terms of weight depending on tire type. Performance tires can weigh around 23 to 25 lbs. The BFGoodrich g-Force Rival S P and the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R are two popular performance passenger car tires.

Tire ModelTire SizeTire TypeTire weight
BFGoodrich g-Force Rival S PP 225/45R17Performance23.4 lb
Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RP 225/45R17Performance23 lb

Summer touring tires, on the other hand, can weigh roughly 23 to 30 lbs. The Michelin Primacy 3 ZP is a particularly heavy summer touring tire. Here are two touring tires optimized for summer traction:

Tire ModelTire SizeTire TypeTire Weight (lb)
Michelin Primacy 3 ZPP 225/45R17Summer Touring29.7
Bridgestone Turanza ER33P 225/45R17Summer Touring23

Winter touring tires for passenger cars, however, can be slightly lighter. They may weigh 20 – 23 lbs:

Tire ModelTire SizeTire TypeTire Weight (lb)
Nexen Winguard Winspike Winter Tire225/45R17Winter22
Laufenn (Hankook) I Fit Ice 225/45R17 94T XL Snow Winter Tire225/45R17Winter21.6

All season touring tires of passenger cars can have a weight range of approximately 22 to 25 lbs. Here are two all season touring tires along with their weight without rims:

Tire ModelTire SizeTire TypeTire Weight (lb)
Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring A/S All-Season225/45R17 91HAll-Season22.29
Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring225/45R17 91HAll-Season24.64

In summary, passenger car tires may vary from 20 to 30 lbs approximately depending on tire type.

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Light Trucks And SUVs 

Performance tires for SUVs and light trucks can weigh roughly 39 to 43 lbs. The following table lists 2 such tires along with their weight:

Tire ModelTire SizeTire TypeTire Weight
Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport RFT255/50R19Performance43 lb
ContiSportContact 5 SSR SUV255/50R19Performance39 lb

Summer touring tires, on the other hand, can weight from 35 lbs to 40 lbs:

Tire ModelTire SizeTire TypeTire Weight (lb)
Continental CrossContact LX20255/50R19Summer Touring37
Goodyear Eagle LS-2 ROF255/50R19Summer Touring40

Winter tires for light trucks and SUVs can weigh 31 to 34 lbs. The Nexen Winguard Winspike 3 Winter and the Tire Haida HD687 are two affordable winter touring tires for SUVs and light trucks.

Tire ModelTire SizeTire TypeTire Weight (lb)
Nexen Winguard Winspike 3 Winter255/50R19Winter33.13
Tire Haida HD687255/50R19Winter32

All season SUVs and light truck tires can weigh from 31 to 33 lbs:

Tire ModelTire SizeTire TypeTire Weight (lb)
Westlake SU318 All Season255/50R19All-Season SUV/CUV32.6
Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season255/50R19All-Season SUV/CUV32.09

All terrain SUV and light truck tires, in contrast, can weigh 33 to 40 lbs. Here are two all terrain tires for these types of vehicles:

Tire ModelTire SizeTire TypeTire Weight (lb)
Goodyear Eagle LS-2 ROF255/50R19All Terrain39.42
Atturo AZ800 Performance Tire255/50R19All Terrain33.2

All in all, the weight of an SUV or light truck tire can range from 30 to 45 lbs.

Motorcycle Tires (Rear) 

The weight of motorcycle tires has comparatively little fluctuations. The summer touring tires for motorcycles typically range from 12 to 15 lbs as shown here: 

Tire ModelTire SizeTire TypeTire Weight
Bridgestone BATTLAX BT-015 Sport/Touring Motorcycle Tire190/50-17Summer14.15 lb
Michelin Pilot Power 190/50ZR17 Motorcycle Tire190/50R17Summer13 lb
Motorcycle Tires inside the garage

The weight of a performance motorcycle tire, on the other hand, can range from approximately 14 to 16 lbs:

Tire ModelTire SizeTire TypeTire Weight
Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300190/50ZR-17Performance15.3 lb
Pirelli Diablo Rosso II190/50ZR-17Performance14.25 lb

All season motorcycle tires can range from 14 to 15 lbs. This table lists two rather popular rear all season touring tires for motorcycles:

Tire ModelTire TypeWeight (lb)
Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact Radial Rear Tire 190/50ZR17 M-Spec (2283900)All Season14.2
Bridgestone 9329 Battlax Hypersport S22 Rear Tire – 190/50ZR17All Season14.65

The weight of winter motorcycle tires have a range of 12 – 15 lbs. The following tires belong to this category:

Tire ModelSizeTypeWeight (lb)
Shinko 009 Raven Radial Rear Tire190/50ZR-17Winter12.32
Shinko 011 Verge Rear Tire 200/50ZR-18Winter15

Commercial Truck 

Commercial truck tires, however, range from 105 to 125 lbs.

Tire ModelSizeTypeWeight (lbs)
Cosmo CT519T285/75R24.5Commercial115.4
HANKOOK AL21285/75R24.5Commercial124
GOODYEAR MARATHON RSS LT285/75R24.5Commercial106.3

Commercial truck tires are among the heaviest consumer tires. These tires have a very high load range.

Before talking about the Monster truck, I’m dropping here whether you can put 33 inch tires on 18 inch rims so you get the right guide if you’re confused about the tire ratios and diameters.

Monster Truck

Standard monster truck tires are like tractor tires, on the contrary, weigh 800 to 900 lbs. These massive tires are often carved out manually from older tires of huge fertilizer spreaders. The original tires weigh a lot more than that. 

Monster truck tires are carved out of these large tires with a hot knife for 8 to 12 hours. Throughout the carving process the tire can lose up to 300 lbs of rubber.  

How Much Does The Weight of A Tire Matter?

The weight of a tire matters when it comes to gas mileage, handling and braking:

  1. Gas mileage: When the traffic is high and you need to start and stop frequently, smaller tires will increase fuel economy. This is because smaller tires have less rolling resistance. 

On the contrary, larger tires will have higher fuel economy on the freeway, as they have more inertia. The reason for this is that smaller wheels and tires are easier to get moving than larger ones. 

However, once they are in motion, the engine has to work harder to make them cover the same distance as larger wheels. Hence, larger wheels will provide better fuel economy during cruising.

  1. Handling: Lighter tires can significantly improve your vehicle’s handling and responsiveness. Your cornering and lap time can improve significantly if you reduce the weight of your tires. Lightweight tires will also improve your acceleration.
  1. Braking:  The heavier your tires, the more the rolling inertia. Inertia is the tendency of your tires to remain in its state of motion. If you are driving with heavy tires, the braking distance of your car will increase.


How Much Does A Tire Weigh at The Gym

Tires at the gym can weigh from 25 lbs, all the way to 1000 lbs. If your gym has a typical passenger car tire, it will weigh around 25 lbs. But bigger 26.5 x 25 tractor tires can weigh as much as 1000 lbs or more. 

How Much Do Forklift Tires Weigh

Forklift tires weigh 52 lbs, on average. This is the weight of a standard solid 16x7x10.5 forklift tire which is commonly used. A 21x7x15 forklift tire, on the other hand, can weigh as high as 200 lbs. These tires are made of solid rubber and can not be punctured. This is ideal for use in  an industrial setting with lots of sharp objects.

How Much Do Nascar Tires Weigh

A typical nascar tire will weigh 26 lbs.  This is the weight of a typical 18 inch nascar tire. The aluminum rim used with these tires weigh about 22 inches. So, together, a nascar wheel will weigh roughly 50 lbs.


Now you know how much does a tire weigh. Tire weight depends on lots of different factors. You should always use the correct type of tire of the appropriate weight with your vehicle. I hope it wasn’t too difficult for you to get the answer to your question.

That is it for today. All the best and goodbye!

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