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Is Firestone Firehawk AS the Right Tire for You?

7.2Expert Score
Normal


High Performance All-Season

Wet Performance
7.8
Dry performance
8.3
Comfort performance
6.8
Treadwear performance
7.5
Winter/snow performance
5.4

When choosing a tire you pay attention to its specs and price. If you are a budget-minded car owner who needs a tire with good both dry and wet traction features which won`t empty your wallet, a Firestone Firehawk AS may become a nice choice.

The tire provides good cornering stability and braking on dry and wet surfaces and absorbs potholes and bumps on its way. The tread life of Firestone Firehawk AS gives its driver enough level of reliability which adds confidence in the tire`s resource.

Strong Sides
  • Good dry and wet weather traction
  • Nice cornering and braking performance
  • Long-standing tread life
Weak Sides
  • Not the best choice for snowy or icy conditions
Firestone Firehawk AS outperforms 88% of tires in the High Performance All-Season category.

Tread Pattern & Technical Specs

The Firehawk AS is Firestone’s High-Performance All-Season tire for drivers of performance sedans, sports cars, and sporty coupes who want to have control of their vehicle in dry and wet situations while also being able to drive all year long, even in light snow.

The Firehawk AS is equipped with an asymmetric tread design comprised of a Long Link Carbon tread compound enhanced with a silica compound. The extra number of full-depth grooves and sipes allow the tire to perform much longer, while the extra channels assist in water drainage for better hydroplaning resistance.

Firestone Firehawk AS Tread Pattern

The Firehawk AS has 20% more biting edges than the previous model, which adds grip in light snow. The internal structure of the tire is made up of a 1- or 2-ply (depending on size) polyester casing with twin steel belts. To improve handling precision and high-speed capability, the large, high-tensile belts are encased in a spirally-wrapped nylon casing ply for extra strength.

Is Firestone Firehawk all-season?

The Firestone Firehawk AS is a high-performance all-season tire from Firestone, with decent handling and control on wet roads and improved traction in snowy conditions.

How long do Firehawk tires last?

The Firestone Firehawk AS will last for 5 years or 40,000 miles in normal driving. However, if you want to use this tire on tracks, expect the tread life to be shorter.

Custom Mods Featuring Firestone Firehawk AS

Wet performance

The Firestone Firehawk AS is a tire that provides good hydroplaning resistance and wet traction. It is smooth and quiet riding tires that behave well in wet conditions. The AS tires perform nice in heavy rain and provide good braking and traction features. The wet performance of Firehawk AS is comparable with more expensive tires. Overall, the Firestone Firehawk AS is a good tire for wet conditions.

7.8Expert Score
Decent

Hydroplaning resistance
7.7
Wet traction
7.8

Dry performance

The Firestone Firehawk AS tires is a good choice for drivers who are looking for an inexpensive tire that performs well in dry conditions. The tire`s cornering stability is confident, as well as braking distance. Sometimes Firehawk AS lacks a responsive driving input meaning that you may not feel enough connection between tires and the steering wheel. The strongest sides of the tire are undoubtedly road traction and braking.

8.2Expert Score
Decent

Cornering stability
8.1
Dry traction
8.5
Steering response
8.1

Comfort performance

The Firestone Firehawk AS is a tire that offers satisfactory ride and quality. The tire copes with potholes and bumps on the road. However, after 30k miles road noise and vibration may significantly influence the acoustic comfort of the driver and passengers inside.

6.8Expert Score
Decent

Ride quality
7.2
Noise score
6.3

Snow & Ice Performance

The Firestone Firehawk AS performance in snow and ice is poor and quite loud. If you live in an area with light to moderate snowfall, these tires may be a good option for you. However, if you expect to encounter deep snow or ice, the Firehawk AS tires may seem to be not the best choice.

Verdict

The Firestone Firehawk AS is a good option for drivers who are looking for an inexpensive tire that performs well both in dry and wet conditions. The tire`s cornering stability is confident, as well as braking distance. Sometimes the Firehawk AS lacks a responsive driving input meaning that the driver may not feel enough connection between the tires and the steering wheel.

Nice road traction, braking, and tread life are the strongest sides of the Firestone Firehawk AS. However, Firehawk AS is not the best choice for deep snowy or icy weather conditions.

Tire sizes & specifications

Tire sizeLoad index/ Speed ratingUTQGMax loadMax InflationTread DepthTire WeightWheel DiameterRim Width RangeMeasured Rim WidthSection WidthTread WidthOverall DiameterRevs Per MileCountry
185/55R1582V SL480 A A51 psi11/32″18 lbs155-6.5″6″7.6″5.8″23″905MX
195/55R1585V SL480 A A51 psi11/32″19 lbs155.5-7″6″7.9″6.6″23.4″889MX
195/60R1588H SL480 A A44 psi11/32″19 lbs155.5-7″6″7.9″5.8″24.2″860US
195/65R1591H SL480 A A44 psi11/32″19 lbs155.5-7″6″7.9″6.1″25″833US
205/65R1594V SL480 A A51 psi11/32″22 lbs155.5-7.5″6″8.2″6.3″25.5″818MX
195/50R1684V SL480 A A51 psi11/32″19 lbs165.5-7″6″7.9″6.5″23.7″879MX
195/55R1687V SL480 A A51 psi11/32″21 lbs165.5-7″6″7.9″6.3″24.4″853MX
205/55R1691H SL480 A A44 psi11/32″21 lbs165.5-7.5″6.5″8.4″6.9″24.9″837US
205/60R1692H SL480 A A44 psi11/32″22 lbs165.5-7.5″6″8.2″6.9″25.7″812US
215/55R1697V XL480 A A50 psi11/32″26 lbs166-7.5″7″8.9″7.2″25.3″824MX
215/60R1695V SL480 A A51 psi11/32″23 lbs166-7.5″6.5″8.7″7.1″26.1″797US
215/65R1698H SL480 A A44 psi11/32″24 lbs166-7.5″6.5″8.7″6.7″27″771MX
225/60R1698V SL480 A A51 psi11/32″26 lbs166-8″6.5″9″7.6″26.6″783MX
205/50R1793V XL480 A A50 psi11/32″23 lbs175.5-7.5″6.5″8.4″6.8″25.1″829MX
215/45R1791V XL480 A A50 psi11/32″24 lbs177-8″7″8.4″7.3″24.7″845MX
215/50R1795V XL480 A A50 psi11/32″25 lbs176-7.5″7″8.9″7.2″25.5″817MX
215/55R1794V SL480 A A51 psi11/32″23 lbs176-7.5″7″8.9″7.1″26.3″792US
215/60R1796H SL480 A A44 psi11/32″26 lbs176-7.5″6.5″8.7″7.3″27.2″767MX
215/65R1799H SL480 A A44 psi/32″25 lbs170-0″6.3″MX
215/65R1799H SL480 A A44 psi11/32″25 lbs176-7.5″6.5″8.7″6.3″28″743MX
225/45R1794V XL480 A A50 psi11/32″25 lbs177-8.5″7.5″8.9″7.5″25″835MX
225/50R1798V XL480 A A50 psi11/32″28 lbs176-8″7″9.2″7.4″25.9″804MX
225/55R1797V SL480 A A51 psi11/32″27 lbs176-8″7″9.2″7.6″26.8″778MX
225/60R1799V SL480 A A51 psi11/32″28 lbs176-8″6.5″9″7.5″27.6″754MX
235/45R1797V XL480 A A50 psi11/32″26 lbs177.5-9″8″9.3″8″25.4″822MX
235/50R1796V SL480 A A51 psi11/32″26 lbs176.5-8.5″7.5″9.7″7.8″26.3″792MX
235/55R1799V SL480 A A51 psi11/32″27 lbs176.5-8.5″7.5″9.7″7.8″27.2″767MX
245/45R1799V XL480 A A50 psi11/32″28 lbs177.5-9″8″9.6″8.2″25.7″812MX
215/55R1895H SL480 A A44 psi11/32″25 lbs186-7.5″7″8.9″7.2″27.3″764MX
225/45R1895V XL480 A A50 psi11/32″26 lbs187-8.5″7.5″8.9″7.6″25.9″803MX
225/50R1895V SL480 A A51 psi11/32″26 lbs186-8″7″9.2″7.5″26.9″775MX
225/60R18100V SL480 A A51 psi11/32″29 lbs186-8″6.5″9″7.7″28.6″728MX
235/40R1895V XL480 A A50 psi11/32″27 lbs188-9.5″8.5″9.5″7.9″25.4″820MX
235/45R1894V SL480 A A51 psi11/32″25 lbs187.5-9″8″9.3″7.8″26.3″791US
235/50R1897V SL480 A A51 psi11/32″26 lbs186.5-8.5″7.5″9.7″7.7″27.3″764US
235/55R18100V SL480 A A51 psi11/32″29 lbs186.5-8.5″7.5″9.7″7.7″28.2″740MX
245/40R1897V XL480 A A50 psi11/32″27 lbs188-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.4″25.7″810MX
245/45R18100V XL480 A A50 psi11/32″29 lbs187.5-9″8″9.6″8.2″26.7″782MX
245/40R1998V XL480 A A50 psi11/32″30 lbs198-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.5″26.7″779MX
245/50R19105V XL480 A A50 psi11/32″33 lbs197-8.5″7.5″10″8.2″28.7″726MX
245/45R20103V XL480 A A50 psi11/32″32 lbs207.5-9″8″9.6″8.3″28.7″727MX
275/40R20106V XL480 A A50 psi11/32″36 lbs209-11″9.5″10.9″9.3″28.7″727MX

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