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What's the best tire for my 2010 4WD Base

The tires on my recently purchased Rav4 are 225 65R16's yet when I go to any of the tire web sites (I'm looking for a deal on winter tires for next year) they all list my model Rav as having/needing 215 70R16. Who's right? Should I go with 225 65's for the summer and 215 70's for the winter. Anyone know or have a recommendation?
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We need car usage, area where you live, etc. The more you tell us the better.

It's really hard for us to give you a recommendation if we don't understand how much snow you have, if you have budget to get replacements rims for summer vs winter, if you want all season, if you can deal with the TPMS sensor going off, if you have the AWD version, if you like to corner like crazy in the summer, if you drive like a grandpa, etc.

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The tires on my recently purchased Rav4 are 225 65R16's yet when I go to any of the tire web sites (I'm looking for a deal on winter tires for next year) they all list my model Rav as having/needing 215 70R16. Who's right? Should I go with 225 65's for the summer and 215 70's for the winter. Anyone know or have a recommendation?
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The tire size you probably mean is 225/65-17. The base Rav comes with 215/70-16, and the sports come with 235/60-18.

I have the 225/65-17 tires, and when going to winter tires and doing a -1 sizing, the 215/70-16 are a bit smaller in diameter, whereas the 225/70-16 are almost exactly the same, so that's what I bought.
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Got the rims, we get lots of snow from December to March (Sault Ste. Marie Ontario), its 4WD not all, and the all-seasons were OK but I just want to take that extra precaution as I know (from experience) that snow tires give that extra edge in stopping and steering.
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Oh and the TPMS sensor goes off all the time!
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The narrower 16" for winter is usually recommended. The wider the tire, the more "pushing" of the snow. www.tirerack.com has a good explanation and recommendation.
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Use the search function for godsake.
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