In 2016, the all-new Firestone Firehawk AS which is an all-season high-performance tire replaces the old powerful Firehawk Wide Oval in the company’s lineup.
This tire is built for all types of drivers like sports coupes and sedans. The Firehawk AS gives an improvement over the old models since it is the new superior model.
The technology of Firestone Firehawk AS
Firestone Firehawk AS utilizes a tread compound which is made generally for increasing its performance as it is made of silica and long link carbon, and also the asymmetric tread pattern that also increases grip on dry, wet, and snow surfaces or roads.
They also have introduced full-depth sipes and grooves around the tread to provide the tire good performance and good grip.
Tread channels are added just to increase the grip on wet and snow roads or surfaces and thus reduce the risk of slipping on the roads and reduces the chances of accidents occur due to the slippery and wet roads or surfaces.
Firestone also claims or contends that the new lineup of Firestone which is Firestone Firehawk has 20% more biting or sharp edges than the old original wide oval AS, which is now converted to Firestone Firehawk AS, provides much-enhanced braking, acceleration, and traction on wet and snow-covered roads which claim to be a big help for those who live in the area of snow or area of winter weather. That’s why this tire is claimed as the all-season tire by Firestone.
Inside the tire, two high tensile steel belts are used to enhance strength, durability, and higher speed.
Sizes of Firestone Firehawk AS
185/55R15 82V BW
195/60R15 88H BW
195/65R15 91H BW
195/50R16 84V BW
195/55R16 87V BW
205/55R16 91H BW
205/60R16 92H BW
215/55R16 97V XL BW
215/60R16 95V BW
205/50R17 93V XL BW
215/45R17 91V XL BW
215/50R17 95V XL BW
215/55R17 94V BW
225/45R17 94V XL BW
225/50R17 98V XL BW
225/55R17 97V BW
235/45R17 97V XL BW
235/55R17 99V BW
215/55R18 95H BW
225/45R18 95V XL BW
225/50R18 95V BW
235/50R18 97V BW
235/55R18 100V BW
245/40R18 97V XL BW
245/45R18 100V XL BW
245/40R19 98V XL BW
245/45R19 98V BW
245/50R19 105V XL BW
245/45R20 103V XL BW
275/40R20 106V XL BW
Compatible models with Firestone Firehawk AS
• Audi A3, A4, A6, TT
• BMW 3-Series, 1-Series, 2-Series
• Buick Regal, Lacrosse
• Chevy Aveo, Cavalier, Cruze, Sonic, Cobalt, Monte Carlo, Camaro
• Chrysler PT Cruiser, Sebring
• Dodge Avenger, Charger, Challenger, Stratus, Dart, Caliber
• Ford Focus, Mustang, Taurus, Five Hundred, Fusion
• Honda Accord, Civic
• Hyundai Elantra, Sonata, Genesis, Azera
• Kia Soul, Optima, Forte, Amanti
• Mazda 626, Mazda3, Mazda6, RX-7, Mazda5
• Mitsubishi Eclipse, Galant
• Nissan Altima, Sentra, Maxima, 370Z
• Pontiac Grand Am, Firebird, Grand Prix, Sunfire, G6, Bonneville
• Subaru Impreza, Legacy, WRX
• Toyota Corolla, Camry, Prius, Avalon
• Volkswagen Golf, New Beetle, Passat
Pros and Cons of Firestone Firehawk AS
• Good cornering traction and dry grip
• Improved performance in wet and snow roads
• Tread life is good
• Somewhat weak performance in deep snow and ice.
Price range of Firestone Firehawk AS
Firestone Firehawk AS price starts from $61.
Warranty of Firestone Firehawk AS
A 50K mile tread warranty and a 5-year warranty comes with the continental purecontact tire. The continental cuts the mileage guarantee by 50% if the rear is sized differently than the front tire. The tire uniformity is guaranteed for one year or the 2/32 inch of wear.
Material is guaranteed for 5 years. The workmanship is guaranteed for 5 years and also includes free replacement during the first year or 2/32 inch tread.
Firestone Winterforce 2 also includes a one-year or 2/32 inch of wear road hazard guarantee and continental purecontact also includes a 60-day customer satisfaction trial.
Conclusion of Firestone Firehawk AS
Firestone Firehawk AS is a decent tire in its range. This tire provides a better comfort ride among other tires if it’s a range, and it also seems that Firestone has much improved the tread life. This tire is built for all types of drivers like sports coupes and sedans. The Firehawk AS gives an improvement over the old models since it is the new superior model.
This tire is much better on the snow-covered road surfaces due to sharp biting edges, provides better grip, braking, and acceleration in lots of snow-covered surfaces and ice. These all features make this tire an all-season tire.
Overall, the Firestone Firehawk AS is a good performing tire and one of the best models in AS category.