Need 205/55R16 tyres? Beaurepaires has the widest range of 205/55R16 tyres in New Zealand covering a range of brands including (but not limited to) Michelin, BFGoodrich, Goodyear, Dunlop, Continental, Pirelli and Hankook. These tyres have a 16 inch rim size, a width of 205mm and a side profile of 55% of the width.

205/55R16 is one of the most common tyre sizes in New Zealand. This tyre size is commonly fitted to sedan and hatchback vehicles such as the Toyota Corolla, Toyota Levin, Mitsubishi Galant, Mitsubishi Lancer, Ford Focus, Ford Mondeo, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Mazda Axela, Subaru Imprezza and more.

How do I choose the right 205/55R16 tyre for my vehicle?

At Beaurepaires we offer a wide range of brands for all common tyre sizes as different drivers have different needs. We understand that it can be daunting deciding which brand to buy, and the price variance between different tyres in the same size can be confusing.

The difference between budget tyres and quality tyres is huge, even though they may look similar. The quality of the materials used in creating a premium tyre can’t be replicated in a cheaply-made tyre. Premium tyres have to meet top standards and are made from more steel and specially formulated compounds. These high quality ingredients ensure that the final product is much longer lasting and has better grip than cheap alternatives. The stopping difference between a good quality tyre and a low quality tyre can often be several metres and can be the difference between stopping safely and a fatal collision.

For most customers safety is an important factor. In addition to safety, you should also consider:

  • What type of driving do you do – long commute to work, off-road adventures, short trips around the city?
  • What types of loads do you typically carry in your vehicle – people or goods?
  • What are your local conditions like – do you encounter snow, a lot of rain, gravel roads?
  • Do you enjoy performance driving?
  • Is fuel efficiency a priority?
  • What are the recommended tyres by your vehicle’s manufacturer?
  • What does your budget allow for in terms of tyre price? Beaurepaires offers several finance options, including Q card, Genoapay, Oxipay and Finance Now. View our payment options here.

Our team is available to help with the above considerations and recommend the best tyre for your needs. You can call us on 0800 30 50 60, talk to us on our online chat, or you can request a call back through our online form.

As a quick reference, some of our top picks for 205/55R16 tyres in terms of safety, high performance driving, fuel efficiency and economic pricing are:


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The Michelin Primacy 4

New tyre sculpture, providing 50% of space to evacuate even more water (when new and when worn) compared to previous generation tyre.

New rubber compound, bonding rubber and silica more strongly and evenly, providing more uniform energy dissipation upon contact with the road.


Fuel Efficiency

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The Michelin Energy Saver

The MICHELIN Energy Saver tyre confirms its leadership position in longevity and fuel savings. Original equipment on vehicles like Ford Falcon and Peugeot 309. Improved grip thanks to an optimised footprint – 10% larger contact area compared with the previous generation. Fuel efficient – save up to 60 litres of fuel compared to its predecessor thanks to 3 technological advances: Optimised Profile, Eco N Grip and Inner Layer.


High Performance

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The Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is widely regarded as one of the best road going tyres on the market. Unparalleled in performance, Michelin takes safety, comfort, longevity and economy and delivers it in the Pilot Sport 4. The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is a great option for the driver wanting all out performance, all the way to the driver wanting a safe and comfortable journey in the family wagon.



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The Dunlop Sp Touring T1

Optimised tread design, combined with a wear-resistant polymer, offers impressive wear and mileage. The enhanced construction and random five-pitch variation help reduce pattern noise, resulting in a smooth, comfortable ride. Four straight grooves improve water drainage, especially at high speeds, while anti-aquaplaning sipes connected to the main grooves enable efficient water drainage of the intermediate rib.


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