In 2016, Firestone decided to replace the old Wide Oval A/S tire with a new high-performance tire with a lot more to offer: the Firestone Firehawk A/S.
The Firehawk’s tread compound is silica-fused and contains Long Link Carbon. Also, it sports an asymmetrical pattern that, combined with the compound’s components, ensures excellent traction on all sorts of terrain, from dry sun-scorched pavement to wet and snowy surfaces.
You get all of that and more for a starting price point of under $100. Impressive, huh? This brief review attempts to cover all you need to know about the Firehawk A/S, so stick around.
|Bottom Line||All in all, we’re very impressed with this tire’s performance.|
|Pros||Excellent traction on dry and wet pavement and great handling and cornering capabilities.|
|Cons||Can’t navigate ice and deep snow effectively|
|Tire sizes||20”, 19″, 18”, 17”, 16” and 15″|
|Price range||Starts from approximately $61.|
|Warranty||50,000 miles or 5-year warranty.|
Firestone Firehawk A/S (Our Review)
The Firehawk A/S is an incredible tire, to say the least. It’s extremely cost-effective, delivering a performance that can rival premium tires that are way beyond its class at a budget-friendly price tag.
The tire’s all-season tread compound can navigate dry and wet surfaces with equal efficiency. It can even navigate light snow, as the tire full-depth sipes and wider grooves ensure optimal traction on wet and snowy surfaces. These design components also help improve handling.
The Firehawk is equipped with tread channels that further boost its grip on wet terrain. Not only that, but these channels also help reduce the negative effects of hydroplaning so that the tire’s handling on wet terrain is not affected.
Compared to the Wide Oval A/S, the Firehawk A/S flaunts 20% more biting edges, as claimed by the manufacturer. This results in highly reliable acceleration and braking on snowy surfaces. However, you must keep in mind that this isn’t a winter-specific tire, meaning that you shouldn’t use it in deep snow or on ice, as it won’t be able to navigate such surfaces effectively.
- Excellent traction on dry and wet pavement
- Great handling and cornering capabilities
- Very impressive tread life for the price point
- Can navigate lands covered by light snow
- Smooth and comfortable riding experience
- Can’t navigate ice and deep snow effectively
Vehicles That Can Use Firestone Firehawk A/S
- Dodge: Avenger, Dart, Caliber, Charger, Challenger, Stratus
- Pontiac: Sunfire, G6, Bonneville, Grand Am, Firebird, Grand Prix
- Toyota: Corolla, Camry, Prius, Avalon
- Ford: Focus, Mustang, Taurus, Five Hundred, Fusion
- Hyundai: Elantra, Genesis, Azera, Sonata
- BMW: 3-Series, 1-Series, 2-Series
- Kia: Soul, Optima, Forte, Amanti
- Chevrolet: Aveo, Cavalier, Cruze, Sonic, Cobalt, Monte Carlo, Camaro
- Mazda: 626, Mazda3, Mazda6, RX-7, Mazda5
- Nissan: Altima, Maxima, 370Z, Sentra
- Volkswagen: Golf, New Beetle, Passat
Sizes and Specs
|15 Inches||185/55R15 82V BW|
195/60R15 88H BW
195/65R15 91H BW
|16 Inches||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
|17 Inches||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
|18 Inches||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
|19 Inches||245/40R19 98V XL BW|
245/45R19 98V BW
245/50R19 105V XL BW
|20 Inches||245/45R20 103V XL BW|
275/40R20 106V XL BW
The Firestone Firehawk A/S starts at an approximate price point of $61. Please note that the prices may vary from one dealer to another. Furthermore, the prices will vary based on the size and specs you choose. Be on the lookout for special offers on this tire like discounts, rebates, and coupons.
The Firehawk A/S is backed by a solid 50,000-mile or 5-year tread warranty. Uniformity is warranted for the first 1/32 inch of tread wear. Both workmanship and materials are warranted for a period of 5 years, with free replacements during the first 3 years. You also get to enjoy Firestone’s 30-day buy-and-try guarantee. You can also exchange it or ask for a refund.
After all read our Tire by Firestone Reviews to consider your options:
Firestone Firehawk A/S Tire Customer Review
Josh R. says: “I’ve been using the Wide Oval A/S for a number of years, and I thought it was time for a change, so I decided to go for a set of Firehawks. My Chevy Aveo really appreciated my decision, as I’ve noticed an incredible boost in performance. Excellent tires, overall.”Josh R. posted (5 / 5) review
Paul M. says: “Very affordable yet very reliable. This tire can go head to head with some of the more premium competitors on the market and hold its own pretty nicely. It also comes with a 30-day trial period, so you get to give it a shot and make a purchase decision accordingly.”Paul M. posted (5 / 5) review