Can I put 2005 Sienna OEM 17 inch wheels on 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid Platinum?

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    I had been looking for a replacement vehicle over a year after our 2005 Sienna AWD minivan was decommissioned early last year. Trying to find a fuel efficient solution. I was considering Rav4 Hybrid for its fuel efficiency, but was never sure if it is big enough for our need. Highlander Hybrid became the best mid-size SUV candidate, but after months of search I just could not find suitable used model. The new one was too expensive. Finally, I decided to look into other hybrid SUV models, and came across very short lived 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid models. It does not have the best reviews either as new or used, but I found the model at a dealer selling fairly low mileage Platinum model and the rest was history. Over a year long search is now over and I am a proud owner of 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid AWD Platinum. It came with all the bells and whistles of the top trim they released that year. Nice and clean and low mileage. This trim came with OEM 20" wheel with 235/55R20 tire. It is huge by comparison to what I am used to with PRIUS's 15' wheel and tire.

    Here is my question. Can wheels from Sienna be used on Pathfinder for winter tires? If so, what size of tires do I need? I have a set of OEM wheels from Sienna, If I can use them that would save me quite bit. The bolt pattern is the same, so wheels would fit, but the rest of the numbers do not match.

    This site Wheel-Size.com :: Reference guide for car wheel and tire dimensions such as size, offset, PCD indicate 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid Platinum came with tires and rims with those specs:
    Tire 235/55R20 Rim 7.5Jx20 ET50 Bolt pattern 5x114.3 THD M12 x 1.25 CB 66.1

    From the same site 2005 Sienna AWD came with tires and rims with those specs:
    Tire 225/60R17 Rim 6.5Jx17 ET45 Bolt pattern 5x114.3 THD M12 x 1.5 CB 60.1

    Any helps are appreciated.

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    Just after posting this thread, I realized that Sienna wheels would not fit on the Pathfinder. Center Bore size of Pathfinder is 66.1, compared to Sienna's 60.1. I think the CB must be equal or larger in order for the wheel to fit. Am I correct?
     
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    Those are nice looking rims; wake up, Prius division!
     
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    I like them too. I read in a review that 20 inch tires on this trim made the ride more noisy compared to 18 inch tires on lower models, but my initial 300+ miles drive on mostly highway did not feel uncomfortable at all. In fact, it was much quieter and more comfortable than drive down in the PRIME. According to the manual, this car suppose to have "Active Noise Control" system to reduce engine booming sound, that might have increased the comfort level.
     
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    No knowledge concerning wheel sizing, except that the rims need to be large enough to clear the brakes.
     
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    I think the central bore has to be big enough to accommodate the hub. Since the Sienna's wheel has smaller CB than OEM wheels on Pathfinder, I think it's NO GO. But when wheater is better, I will just try taking off one wheel and see if the Sienna's wheel will even fit on it. If not, I have to buy a new set of wheels for winter tires. I want to go the smallest and the narrowest snow tires for efficiency.
     
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    Thanks. I just looked at TireRack site, but I could not find cheap steelies for sale. Also every wheels the site offers for this vehicle, either OEM size or over or under sized, are staying with 7.5J width. It maybe important to stay with the same OEM width, but I have read people talking about putting a narrower rims and tires for winter. Luckily, snow and ice on grounds are rapidly melting now, and I am hoping we won't have any more coming before the real spring. I have whole summer to look for deals.
     
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