2012 Kia Optima Tires

2012 Kia Optima Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your Kia Optima tire size? Use the following chart to find information on tire size, speed rating, and inflation.

Trim Level Tire Size Speed Rating Inflation in PSI F/R
2012 Kia Optima LX* Shop P205/65R16 H 33 PSI/33 PSI
2012 Kia Optima LX* Shop P215/55R17 V 33 PSI/33 PSI
2012 Kia Optima SX* Shop P215/55R17 V 35 PSI/35 PSI
2012 Kia Optima SX* Shop 225/45R18 V 35 PSI/35 PSI
2012 Kia Optima EX* Shop 225/45R18 V 33 PSI/33 PSI
2012 Kia Optima EX* Shop 225/45R18 V 35 PSI/35 PSI
2012 Kia Optima EX* Shop P215/55R17 V 33 PSI/33 PSI
2012 Kia Optima EX* Shop P215/55R17 V 35 PSI/35 PSI
2012 Kia Optima Hybrid* Shop P205/65R16 H 34 PSI/34 PSI
2012 Kia Optima Hybrid* Shop P215/55R17 V 34 PSI/34 PSI

2012 Kia Optima LX*

- Size: Shop P205/65R16

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2012 Kia Optima LX*

- Size: Shop P215/55R17

- Speed Rating: V

- Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2012 Kia Optima SX*

- Size: Shop P215/55R17

- Speed Rating: V

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2012 Kia Optima SX*

- Size: Shop 225/45R18

- Speed Rating: V

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2012 Kia Optima EX*

- Size: Shop 225/45R18

- Speed Rating: V

- Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2012 Kia Optima EX*

- Size: Shop 225/45R18

- Speed Rating: V

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2012 Kia Optima EX*

- Size: Shop P215/55R17

- Speed Rating: V

- Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2012 Kia Optima EX*

- Size: Shop P215/55R17

- Speed Rating: V

- Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2012 Kia Optima Hybrid*

- Size: Shop P205/65R16

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 34 PSI/34 PSI

2012 Kia Optima Hybrid*

- Size: Shop P215/55R17

- Speed Rating: V

- Inflation F/R: 34 PSI/34 PSI

* Note: these models have different tire sizes depending on vehicle options.

Affordable 2012 Kia Optima Tires

Shopping for tires can be overwhelming, but not when you're equipped with the right information. That's one reason it's a good idea to visit us when you're ready to buy new  2012 Kia Optima tires. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the tire shop of choice for Kia Optima tire options. Whether you need a tire that's designed to handle diverse terrain, improve fuel-efficiency, or take tight corners, you'll find the right tires for your vehicle and budget.

View the tires Kia recommends for 2012 Optimas, plus helpful information about Kia Optima tire size, speed rating, and tire pressure. Your vehicle can't drive correctly without the correct tires. As one of our tire technicians, Brianna, explains, "You want to find the correct size for your tire. It matters in alignments and keeping your vehicle driving the way it’s supposed to.”

Beyond the correct tire size, you also want to think about a couple of other things when getting new Kia Optima tires like which tire brands you like most and where you drive. If you live in Louisiana, you probably won't need heavy-duty winter tires. Somewhere like Colorado or even Kansas is a different story. You may want to invest in a set of Kia Optima snow tires for one part of the year, and all-season tires for the rest of the year.

When thinking about your driving conditions, consider where you live (mountains vs. city vs. countryside) and the kind of weather can catch you off-guard. (Watch out Tornado Alley!) Many drivers who live in states that experience all four seasons choose to purchase two sets of tires: one set for winter, one set for summer. It's a smart way to capitalize on Kia Optima's performance and safety throughout the year. Other drivers prefer the convenience of all-season tires. They make one trip to the tire shop and they're pretty much ready for rain, light snow, or sun!

Your personal driving style is the next factor to consider. Do you like taking your Kia Optima far away from civilization? Adventuring where other vehicles can't? If you're an avid off-roader who yearns to pioneer new paths, you have very different tire needs than a highway commuter who doesn't hit the hills very often. You'll want tires that can stand up to sand, stone, gravel, dirt, and more. A larger tire with stiff sidewalls and a wide tread pattern can help prevent punctures and encourage stability in uneven road conditions. But if you mostly drive around the city, a Kia Optima tire that offers comfort, stability, and a quiet ride could be just what you need. Browse Kia Optima tires online or come to your nearby Firestone Complete Auto Care for help selecting the tire that's right for you. You're only a few clicks away from finding the right 2012 Kia Optima tire for your needs.

Kia Optima Tire Brands

You have many great options for Kia Optima tire brands when you visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. Firestone and Bridgestone are two popular brands. Kia Optima Firestone tires are tires you can count on. The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1900 in Akron, Ohio by Harvey Firestone. He was a visionary from the start. Firestone recognized the overwhelming potential for automobile tires, so he started making and testing farm, truck, and passenger tires. One of the company's pioneering efforts was the introduction in 1908 of the first all-rubber, non-skid tire! Thanks to Harvey Firestone, Firestone Tires has been committed to staying ahead of the curve since day one. Firestone is now one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world with 8,000 different tires for a variety of vehicles — including the 2012 Kia Optima.

You can't go wrong with Bridgestone for Kia Optima tires, too. Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd. was founded by Shojiro Ishibashi in Japan in 1931 and merged with The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1990. Today, Bridgestone Tires has more than 55,000 employees and 50 production facilities throughout the Americas. It remains a global leader in tire technology and rubber products, [content-1-text-7-4] The company is a global leader in rubber products and tire technology, providing exceptional service, tires, and more to drivers around the world. As Shojiro Ishibashi said, Bridgestone is dedicated worldwide to "serve society with superior quality." That means you can buy superior quality Bridgestone tires for a 2012 Kia Optima and drive with peace of mind!

Installing Kia Optima Tires

We sell tires, but we also service them and care for all the around-the-wheel components. We're a tire store that also offers professional tire installation, maintenance, and rotation, along with complete auto care. Buy 2012 Kia Optima tires online and schedule your installation when it's convenient for you. Many stores are open late and on weekends to better fit your busy schedule.

Recommended Tires for Your 2012 Kia Optima

What tires are best for a 2012 Kia Optima? The following tire brands and types are a great fit for your Kia Optima.

Firestone ALL SEASON
ALL SEASON

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Primewell All Season
All Season

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
Blizzak LM-32

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
Blizzak WS90

  • None
  • Winter
  • Winter
Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter
Champion Fuel Fighter

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone DriveGuard
DriveGuard

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus
Ecopia EP422 Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Firestone Firehawk AS
Firehawk AS

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
Firehawk Indy 500

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Primewell PS890 Touring
PS890 Touring

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS
Potenza RE980AS

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza S001
Potenza S001

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza QUIETTRACK
Turanza QUIETTRACK

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Primewell Valera Sport AS
Valera Sport AS

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Firestone WEATHERGRIP
WEATHERGRIP

  • None
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone Winterforce 2
Winterforce 2

  • None
  • Winter
  • Winter

Questions About 2012 Kia Optima Tires

Inspecting and caring for your tires is one of the best ways to help them last. Get answers to common Kia Optima tire questions and learn how to care for new tires.

  • Why check Kia tire inflation? The right tire inflation helps increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan! The right tire pressure can make all the difference. Even a small change in tire pressure can impact your driving.
  • What do the tire sidewall numbers mean for my Kia Optima? Your tire sidewall gives you information about load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to one of our tire technicians to learn how to read the numbers on your tire!
  • Can I check the tread depth on my Kia tires at home? Stay on top of your tire tread depth to help avoid a dangerous drive. You can check tread depth with a penny. Hold the penny so that Abraham Lincoln is facing you, then place your penny into a tread groove upside down. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Kia Optima tires.

Get Tires for Your Kia Optima

When it's time to buy new tires for your vehicle, turn to the skilled technicians at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Browse tires online and schedule an installation appointment today!