Ohtsu FP0612 A/S Review

The Ohtsu FP0612 A/S is an all-season/touring hybrid tire that promises to deliver a capable performance in an affordable package. Ohtsu intended the FP0612 to be a tire that can be used on all roads while also providing you with the comfort of a touring tire.

In this review, we’ll take an in-depth look at the Ohtsu FP0612 and see what it has to offer at such an amazing price.

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Ohtsu FP0612 A/S Tires (Our Review)

Overall Assessment

The Ohtsu FP0612 A/S features an asymmetric tread design, giving you a great performance on all types of terrain and in all weather conditions. Especially on dry roads, the Ohtsu FP0612 A/S provides outstanding traction. 

It’s also worth mentioning that its stopping distance is on par with higher-end tire models. Thanks to the four circumferential grooves and deep sipes, the FP0612 is capable of dispersing water effectively, giving you a solid grip even on soaking wet roads. 

Moreover, the tire steering is pretty responsive, and you should have no issues making a sharp turn as the Ohtsu FP0612 A/S ensures excellent handling that’s further enhanced with the angled grooves.

Being a hybrid touring and all-season tire, the FP0612 provides a comfortable ride even on rough roads, despite producing some noise. The sidewalls are firm but not too stiff, which allows for a smooth ride without sacrificing isolation and comfort.

Our only complaint about this tire is that steering at low speeds feels a bit numb, but that feeling goes away as you accelerate. It’s also almost unusable in deep snow, but you can’t expect a good snow performance from a budget all-season tire anyway.

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Pros:

  • Very affordable compared to other tires in the same category
  • Excellent traction on dry and wet roads
  • Relatively short braking distance
  • Provides a comfortable ride on rough terrains
  • Sporty asymmetric tread design with good water dispersion 

Cons:

  • Poor performance in deep snow
  • A bit noisy, especially on rough terrain

Vehicles That Can Use Ohtsu FP0612 A/S

The Ohtsu FP0612 A/S is a good fit for virtually all types of cars, including sports coupes, minivans, and some crossovers. Some of the popular car models that can use this tire include (but not limited to):

  • Hyundai Elantra
  • Kia Soul
  • Nissan Sentra
  • Volkswagen Beetle
  • Audi A3
  • Ford Mustang
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • Mazda6
  • Kia Optima
  • Jeep Patriot

Sizes and Specs

SizeAvailable Specs
14 Inches185 /60 R14 82H SL BSW
185 /65 R14 86H SL BSW
195 /60 R14 86H SL BSW
15 Inches175 /65 R15 84H SL BSW
195 /65 R15 91H SL BSW
215 /60 R15 94H SL BSW
225 /60 R15 96H SL BSW
16 Inches205 /60 R16 92H SL BSW
205 /65 R16 95H SL BSW
225 /50 R16 92H SL BSW
225 /55 R16 95V SL BSW
235 /65 R16 103H SL BSW
17 Inches205 /50 R17 93W XL BSW
215 /50 R17 91V SL BSW
215 /55 R17 94W SL BSW
215 /60 R17 96H SL BSW
215 /65 R17 99H SL BSW
225 /50 R17 94V SL BSW
225 /55 R17 101W XL BSW
225 /60 R17 99H SL BSW
235 /55 R17 99W SL BSW
18 Inches225 /45 R18 91W SL BSW
225 /50 R18 95W SL BSW

Prices

The Ohtsu FP0612 A/S retails at a starting price of 34$, much lower than many other tire models in the same class. Prices may vary slightly depending on region and dealers. You can also find these tires offered at discounted prices in select places.

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Warranty

Ohtsu provides a warranty for the first 40,000 miles on treadwear. This is the only warranty you get, which is disappointing considering that many other manufacturers provide warranty on workmanship, materials, and tire uniformity. You may find some dealer-specific extended warranties if you’re into that.

Ohtsu FP0612 A/S Tire Customer Review

Rick White says: “I got a set of the Ohtsu FP0612 A/S tires just for the price, but I have to say that I was totally impressed with their performance. The dry and wet traction is incredible, and their noise is barely noticeable. Can’t say anything about tread life just yet as I’ve only used them for a couple of months, but it seems like a very solid set of tires for my Kia Optima.”

Rick White posted 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) review

Tiffany Green says: “Don’t let the price of the Ohtsu FP0612 A/S fool you. These tires provide an outstanding grip on the road, even in heavy rain. The noise is barely noticeable, provided that the road is smooth. My baby son can sleep comfortably in the car, even when traveling for long distances. I can’t really complain about anything; definitely recommend these as an all-season set of tires. Just don’t use them in deep snow; there are winter tires for that.”

Tiffany Green posted 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) review

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