2011 Toyota Sienna Long Term Road Test

2011 Toyota Sienna SE: P235/50 R19?

March 28, 2011


Before heading to the mountains to chase the recent storm that dumped feet of snow up at Mammoth I stopped at a Kragen Auto parts store to purchase some snow chains for our Toyota Sienna. The conversation that followed went something like this:

"Do you have chains for a P235/50 R19 tire?"

"Sure let me look it up... Are you sure that's the size?"


"hmm... Is that the size that is supposed to be on the car?"


"According to our database they either don't make tires that size, or they just don't make chains that fit tires that size."

He then offered me chains that would fit P235/50 R18 or P235/55 R19. Close but I passed on both as I have seen what can happen to cars when the wrong size chains are installed or when they are installed improperly. Luckily down the street was a NAPA Auto Parts.

Unfortunately I had a very similar conversation with the man working at NAPA. I don't know if P235/50 R19 is a rare or new tire size, but according to both Kragen Auto Parts and NAPA no one makes chains that specifically list that size.

Seth Compton, Field Producer @ 8,861 miles

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