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Nissan Qashqai 2014: Low-profile tyres?

Asked by Gordon Lawton

I have a Nissan Qashqai TI on order and I have noticed that it comes with 19-inch wheels but with low-profile tyres so the actual wheel diameter is the same as the standard model with 17-inch wheels. I am in my senior years so go-faster wheels are of no benefit. What advantage do the 19-inch wheels have over 17s, considering that replacement tyres on 19s are about twice the price and I suspect low-profile rubber is noisier.

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24 Nov 2014 Paul Gover

It's about styling and ultimate grip, aspects that probably don't concern you. Designers save their best work for the larger wheels that come on the higher-priced models, while low-profile generally means better cornering. I'm not generally a fan because of shortcomings in noise and comfort, on SUVs especially.

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