At the end of the day, its still an econobox. Its about cost savings. The lower end trims have 16" rims (steelies for the fleet or lowest end cars) with 60 series tires, the higher end cars have 18" rims with 45 series tires.I don’t get why Mazda3, intended to be among the sportiests cars in its segment, 60 series tires! Sure, they will soak up bumps better, but the 3 isn’t meant to be a cruiser.
Would it be okay to put 55 series tires on when I replace the stock ones? Anyone else done this? Do they look awkwardy small in the wheel well?
I saw one a couple days ago with 16" alloys and what looked like 50 series tires. They looked far too small.