Review: Firestone All Season Tire Features and Performance
The Firestone All Season, introduced in 2017, is a low-cost passenger all-season tire designed to fit coupes, sedans, minivans, SUVs and crossovers. It aims to balance all-season performance, driving comfort, and longevity.
It belongs to the lowest-level passenger-car all-season category. This means the tire is designed for daily driving in various weather conditions and can fit many vehicles. It is branded with the M+S symbol, and this all-season tire can also give you good traction in light snow.
Class: Passenger Car/Minivan
Category: All-Season (A/S)
Sidewalls: Black sidewalls
UTQG: 480/560 AB
Let’s take a look at its features and performance!
Firestone All-Season Review: The Features
The silica-reinforced rubber tread on the All Season is moulded into a symmetrical design to facilitate rotation and promote even wear.
Four circumferential grooves help guide water through the tire footprint, improving wet grip, while deep grooves provide the undercut required for light snow traction.
The tire’s internal structure consists of one or two layers (depending on size) of polyester carcass under two wide steel straps with spiral-wound nylon reinforcements to provide durability, ride quality, and stability.
Firestone All-Season Review: Performance
Overall, the Firestone All Season performs admirably in everyday driving situations. It behaves safely and does not surprise you in any way. Furthermore, the tire is responsive for the category while providing the driver with a good feel for the road.
Furthermore, the responsiveness is accompanied by excellent traction for acceleration. The All Season also performs well in the corners, producing a good level of grip. The braking distances are also short, which is unusual for a tire in this category.
The traction levels of the Firestone All Season are below average, making the tire nearly unusable on snow-covered roads.
Consider getting specialized winter or all-weather tires for better snow traction and grip.
Handling and controllability
The All Season has exceptional controllability throughout its life. The tread design has blocks with broad shoulders that are closely in contact with the road. These tread blocks and the sipe detail make many biting edges grip the road when the tires move. More biting edges mean better tire grip, which means better cornering and maneuvering.
Furthermore, the continuous centre ribs in the internal structure improve the model’s steering responsiveness as well as its stability while driving.
The ride quality is very smooth—the tire successfully irons out both minor and significant imperfections. Moreover, there is not a lot of noise on the highway.
Firestone All Season Review: Maintenance Indicators
Firestone uses the industry-standard tread wear indicator (TWI) on the All Season. TWI is a narrow rubber strip that is deeply embedded in the tire’s circumferential groove. The stripes become more visible as the tread wears.
When the Firestone All Season tread reaches 2/32 inches, the TWI will be completely flush with the tread, indicating that it is time to replace your tires.
Fortunately, the All Season tire is extremely durable. Some customers report a 60,000-mile service life, which is excellent for this price and category. In addition, Firestone offers a treadwear warranty of 65,000 miles on the model.
- Excellent handling and grip on dry surfaces
- Impressive braking in dry weather
- Provides a plush ride over uneven terrain
- Available in a range of sizes
- Long treadwear warranty and excellent tread life
- Very affordable
- Wet traction needs improvement
- Not fit for snow or icy surfaces
Firestone All Season: Warranty
Tread life Warranty: 55,000 miles for CUV-intended sizes and 65,000 miles for all other sizes. Half mileage for the rear is different from the front.
Uniformity Warranty: First 1/32″ of wear.
Workmanship & Materials Warranty: 5 years. Free replacement for the first three years, then prorated until 2/32′′ remaining depth.
Manufacturer Special Warranty: 30-Day Buy-and-Try-Guarantee.
Firestone All Season Review: Tire Sizes
The All Season comes in sizes 14 to 18 inches and has a T or H rating.
- 185/65R14 86T
- 195/70R14 91T
- 175/65R15 84T
- 205/65R15 94T
- 185/60R15 84T
- 205/70R15 96T
- 185/65R15 88T
- 215/70R15 98T
- 185/55R16 83T
- 215/65R16 98T
- 205/50R16 87H
- 225/60R16 98T
- 205/65R16 95T
- 225/65R16 100T
- 215/55R16 93T
- 235/60R16 100T
- 215/60R16 95T
- 235/65R16 103T
- 215/60R17 96T
- 225/60R17 99T
- 215/65R17 99T
- 235/60R17 102T
- 225/60R18 100T
- 235/45R18 94H
- 245/55R18 103T
Firestone All Season Review: Vehicle Compatibility
The Firestone All Season can fit a variety of vehicles, including crossovers, sedans, sub-compacts, and compact cars. You can fit it on:
- Honda Civic, Fit, CR-X, Accord, CR-V, Odyssey
- Kia Forte, Sedona, Soul, Optima
- Toyota Corolla, Camry, Sienna, Yaris, Matrix, Avalon
- Hyundai Sonata, Accent, Elantra, Azera, Genesis
- Chrysler Pacifica, PT Cruiser, Sebring
- Ford Fiesta, Fusion, Focus, Taurus
- Acura Integra, CSX, CL, TL, RSX, ILX
- BMW 3-Series, M3, Z3
- Chevrolet Aveo, Cobalt, Sonic, Cavalier, HHR, Malibu, Cruze
- Dodge Stratus, Challenger, Avenger, Caliber, Dart
- Mazda 3, 5, 6
- Nissan Maxima, Sentra, Altima
- Subaru Legacy, Outback
- Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Beetle
- Volvo C30, V40, V50, S90, S70, C70
Firestone All-Season Review: Conclusion
Better options are available for the same category, such as the Continental CrossContact LX25 and the General AltiMAX RT43. However, Firestone All Season still does a decent job and is affordable.
It is a fantastic mid-to-upper-category all-season tire. It drives excellently on dry roads, is safe enough on wet roads, and is long-lasting. It is also very comfortable, which will appeal to family buyers.
Should you buy it? Yes. The Firestone All Season is an excellent choice if you want to save money while still having a long-lasting set of tires.Back