does the 2018 rav4 have a full size spare tire

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What kind of tires does a 2018 Toyota RAV4 have?

2018 Toyota RAV4 SE. 235/55R18. 2018 Toyota RAV4 SE Hybrid. 235/55R18. 2018 Toyota RAV4 XLE. 225/65R17. 2018 Toyota RAV4 XLE Hybrid. 225/65R17. Tires By Vehicle By Size By Diameter.

Where is the spare tire on a Toyota RAV4?

The 1996 release of the Toyota Rav4 had its spare tire attached to the back of the vehicle on its cargo door. Personalized and standard tire covers could be purchased from Toyota or third-party stores for an additional price. The 2013 – 2021 Toyota Rav4 spare tire can be found under the floorboard of the boot/cargo space.

Are spare wheels the same size as the road wheels?

With the 4.3s (except those with the SAP, which have run flats) the spare is the same size and diameter as the road wheels, and in general we are told not to use wheels and tires which aren’t the same diameter as the road wheels since to do so could result in drive train damage.

What’s the difference between the spare tire and standard tire?

After consulting the owner’s manual, found that standard tire is 235/55R18, while spare is 165/80R17. That would be 0.8” difference in diameter. It’s also mentioned that on compact spare the speedometer could malfunction, which suggests the size difference. FYI I have a 2016 hybrid ltd which is AWD.

What is the requirement for a spare wheel and tire?

The important requirement is that the spare wheel and tire be the same diameter as the road wheels and tires in an AWD vehicle. Since the spare is for only occasional use the width of the tire and wheel aren’t important. The OEM spare which is included with the vehicle is all that is needed.

Does a hybrid drive have a mechanical connection?

The Hybrid uses only electric drive to the rear wheels with no mechanical connection to the front drivetrain so the only possible negative effect of a different size spare would be the speedometer firmware getting confused by the different speed of that wheel. Of course if the spare was used on the front the differential would operate as if the car was always cornering. But that happens on all FWD cars with smaller spares.

Is a compact spare enough?

However for that I would say a compact spare should be pretty enough.Yes a full size spare could be driven longer and won’t interfere normal operations like the compact one, but you still need to drive to a tire shop ASAP. That limited convenience for a rare incident isn’t worth the hassle to get the non-US deck board.

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