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21-Inch Tires

Explore Bridgestone's wide selection of 21 inch tires. From all-season tires to performance tires, all-terrain tires and winter tires, Bridgestone offers a wide range of tires meant to complement any driving style or road condition. Find the best 21 inch tires for your vehicle below.

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Finding the perfect 21 inch tire for vehicle is as easy as selecting your tire size. This information can be found in a few locations: on the inside frame of the driver's side door, inside the glove box door, your driver's manual or your tire's sidewall. If you're unsure of how to read your tire measurements, check out this article to walk through the steps. Once you have this information, you can quickly find the 21 inch tire that best suits your needs.

How Common Are 21-Inch Tires?

In 1929, you could buy a Model A Ford Roadster and several other cars with 21-inch tires. In the following decades, tire sizes generally shrank. But in recent years, 21-inch tires have staged a comeback.

Today, Bridgestone manufactures 21-inch all-season, performance, all-terrain and winter tires for pickup trucks, SUVs, cars and minivans. Modern-day vehicles with 21-inch tires include the Lexus LC 500, Tesla Model S, BMW X5 and X7, Porsche 992, Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, Audi e-Tron, Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring and Range Rover.

Why Should I Care About Tire Size?

A larger tire like a 21-inch tire may lead to improved braking and handling compared to a smaller tire. How is that possible? A 21-inch tire’s size means there’s more material that makes contact with the road. More tire contact with the road can produce a tighter grip than a smaller tire may provide.

A bigger tire also matters in the looks department. A 21-inch tire simply has more heft than, say, a 16-inch tire. Plus, since a 21-inch tire has less sidewall than a 16-inch tire, pedestrians and other motorists can see more of your vehicle’s flashy wheels. A vehicle with a 21-inch tire is dressed to impress.

Can I Swap Smaller Tires for Bigger Tires?

Yes, you can swap smaller tires for bigger tires on your vehicle. But the more important question is this: Should you? You should be aware of the limitations and tradeoffs associated with such a change.  The replacement tires should always have a diameter within 3% of the originals so as to not create issues with the function of safety features like anti-lock brakes and stability control.  And, if the change is to larger diameter wheels, there may be tradeoffs in the form of increased ride harshness,  longer braking distances and reduced fuel mileage.

Find Bridgestone 21-inch tires at a tire store near you.