Which winter wheel and tyre combo is best for the Ford Fiesta?

I want to fit winter tyres and steel wheels to my 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCI. It is currently running 195/55 R15 alloys. I was going to swap them for 175/65 R14 winter tyres on a steel wheel, based on narrower is better in the snow and 14s are much cheaper. Is the narrow tyre an original Ford size, thus keeping the insurance people happy?

Asked on 21 November 2016 by Andrew Morris

Answered by Honest John
14-inch was a Fiesta wheel and tyre size from 2008-2013. Fiesta wheel and tyre sizes changed with the Aston Martin grille facelift. The correct sizes are: 15-inch steel or alloy wheels with 195/60 R15 tyres; 16-inch alloy wheels with 195/50 R16 tyres; 17-inch alloy wheels with 205/40 R17 tyres; Optional spare wheel 5.5 x 14-inch with 175/65 R14. You can get Michelin Cross Climates in 175/65 R14 and 195/60 R15. I'd go for 15-inch wheels and 195/60 R15s.
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