Nexen WinGuard 235/50 R18 101V XL

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The Nexen WinGuard is a high-performance all-season tire designed for luxury and high-performance vehicles. The tire features an asymmetric tread design with an extended tread life and improved grip on wet and dry roads. The WinGuard also features a noise-cancelling tread pattern for a quieter ride. The Nexen WinGuard is designed to be used in winter conditions. It is a studless tire that is made to provide good traction in snow and ice.

What does 235/50R18 mean?


The tire width is 235mm.


The aspect ratio of the tire is 50. Aspect ratio is the relative height of tire sidewall. The number refers to the percentage of sidewall height in relation to tire width.


The letter in the middle refers to tire construction. Practically all tires sold for cars are radials.

Sometimes you also see tires with RF or ZR. RF indicates the tire is run flat, whereas ZR means the tire has speed rating higher than V. These tires are also radials, as the R indicates.


Rim diameter for the tire.

235/50R18 101V tire size

The width of 235/50R18 101V tire is stated in millimeters and sidewall height in percentages. In this table you’ll find out the 235/50R18 101V tire size in inches as well as few additional metrics:

In inches In millimeters

Section Width

9.3″ 235mm

Sidewall height

4.6″ 118mm

Diameter / Height

27.3″ 692mm


85.6″ 2175mm

Rim Diameter



740 per mile 460 per kilometer

Rim Size for 235/50R18 101V Tires

Recommended rim sizes for 235/50R18 101V tire:

Diameter Width Range
18″ 6.5-8.5″

What does 101V mean?

The load index 101 means that the tire has been designed to support 1819 lbs or 825 kg.

The speed index V means that the tire has been designed to be used in speed up to 149 mph or 240 kph.

This size tire is usually used on an SUV.


Nexen WinGuard tires are designed for all-season traction and long-lasting tread life. Featuring an advanced tread compound and a robust sidewall design, Nexen WinGuard tires are built to perform in a wide range of driving conditions. Whether you’re driving on dry pavement, wet roads, or in light snow, Nexen WinGuard tires can help you get where you’re going with confidence.

Tire Specification

Brand: Nexen
Model: WinGuard
Season: Winter
Studdable: No
Size: 235/50 R18
Load Index: 101 — 825 kg | x4 - 3300 kg
Speed Index: V — 240 km\h
Car Type:Passenger
Road: City
XL / Extra Load: Yes
RunFlat technology: No
Commercial / Reinforced: No