Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Thursday, June 5, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination A/T Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.47
 
 

2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T FWD
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Rockville, MD
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
May 13, 2014

So this is my second set. I put 70000 on the first set and the right rear developed a slow leak. Went to the local Firestone dealer and he said these tires need to be replaced. I said they have plenty of tread. He said after 4 years the side walls have had too much sun and wear. You do not want a blow out at 80 mph. These tires have been driven close to 100 mph across Texas in the summer. They have handled Stevens Pass Washington in snow storms. They have been on soft sand in Hawaii, Washington and Maryland. I'm in the military and move a lot. Logging trails in Washington and Louisiana . Ice storms in Maryland and Washington. I carried chains in the winter in Washington, but never used them. I think the law thought I was 4x4. If I rode on sand often I'd get something else. I tow occasionally, light boats and utility trailers. They are not the quietest or smoothest tires. They do not have aggressive AT tread, but for a great all around SUV tire I think they are an awesome value. I change the oil every 5 k and rotate the tires every 10 k. Check the air about once a month. I hope to put over 250k on the Volvo. If I do I'll be on my third set of Destination ATs. I'm going to put them on my pickup as soon as the ome wear out. The ome on the Volvo didn't last 20 k. I do not own stock in Firestone.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

Monday, April 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination LE 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.56
 
 

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Itasca, IL
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
April 14, 2014

Chicago had a brutal 2013/14 winter, so these tires hit the full gamut from light to deep snow, packed to fluffy and ice. Compared to the OEM Bridgestone tires, these blew them out of the water. They are a little louder, but not that much. Gas mileage stayed about the same. Compared to other tires for this vehicle, these didn't break the bank and have performed better than expected.
Beware, Firestone dealers will try to get you to do everything under the sun whether your vehicle needs it or not. Just get the tires. If you get the credit card, you have 6 months to pay it off in full. Really good deal.
 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Friday, February 28, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination A/T Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5
 
 

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
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Miles driven on tires: 57,000
Location: Amesbury, MA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 57,000 Miles on Tires
February 17, 2014

I've driven 57,000 miles on these tires in just about 3.5 years on my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I didn't notice any significant tread wear. I'm glad I came here to read reviews and tire ratings before purchasing these tires. They are a little noisy, but that's a combination of the tires and the age of my vehicle with the lack of soundproofing in the cab I'm sure. Also, I have them balanced and rotated (free of charge) every 6-8K miles and alignment if necessary as part of the dealer/installation agreement. They are amazing in the snow/ice and rain. Best tires I've had for sure. Hoping to get another 50K out of these tires. Miles on my Jeep, 160K. Excellent Tires, will be buying for my wife's new Jeep Liberty as well.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination A/T Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.4
 
 

2003 Honda Pilot EX
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Henrico, VA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
December 04, 2011

We purchased this set of tires based upon the TireRack reviews from our local Firestone dealer. We have been very happy with the choice. The tires handle well, and the raised white outside lettering look aggressive, but not conservatively so, on the family SUV hauler. The handling has been very good, and the tires still look and feel as if they have not worn at all, even though the tires have more than 30000 miles on them. We would recommend these tires outright.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone WinterforceReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.6

2000 Dodge Stratus
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Miles driven on tires: 300
Location: Erie, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 300 Miles on Tires
December 18, 2008

Installed a set of four w/o studs. The following day we received a lake effect snowstorm with up to 12" of wet snow in places. Tires worked perfectly even on roads that hadn't been plowed. Since then, I've gone through two additional significant snowfalls with no problems at all. The tire noise on dry roads is not at all bad, about what I had before on Firestone FR380 all season radials. Dealer set inflation pressures higher than other tires, I have 39 lbs. in mine at present. Traction on ice is very good, even w/o the optional studs. I recommend these tires and would definitely buy them again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone FR710

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone FR710 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8
 
 

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
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Miles driven on tires: 75,500
Location: Elkton, MD
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 75,500 Miles on Tires
March 29, 2013

These came original on my 2011 cruze. I put 140 mi / day almost every day. Currently down to 3/32nd tread so i am looking replace these. Dealer told me it was 180/tire. it is much cheaper here. i have had 2 holes since i bought the car one a 25,000mi and one recently. put a simple plug in and no issues. Drove threw snow and rain with out any issues. For the price these are a really good tire. Deffinatly will be buying another set soon.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Precision Touring

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Precision TouringReviewer's Overall Rating: 8

2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 150
Location: Altoona, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 150 Miles on Tires
February 17, 2013

First of all, I ordered these on the 15th, and received them at my front door on the 16th!
Keep in mind, this was through UPS standard shipping. Completely blew my mind.
Granted, I haven't put many miles on this set, but I can say that they are a definite improvement from the stock Michelins that came on the car when we bought it new from the dealer.
Excellent traction, and extremely quiet tires.
This is my first time buying tires online, and will not be my last!
I'd strongly recommend them to anyone interested in a good quality tire at a great price point.
I shopped around town for quite some time and these exact tires ranged anywhere from 700.00-500.00, and that's without installation.
I took them to a local installation center, and for less than $50.00, they recycled my old tires, and mounted, balanced, and installed them for me.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone WinterforceReviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated

2005 Saab 9-2X Linear
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Miles driven on tires: 100
Location: Greenville, NC
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
February 08, 2010

Local dealer wanted $520 to "special order" these tires. Tire Rack comes through again - had my tires in a matter of days. With mounting, total cost was $380.



As for the tires, they are a bit softer than my old tires. Not looking for track tires, so it works for me. Noise is not a problem. I would rate these as only slightly noisier than the stock tires, if at all.



Looking forward to getting a few more miles on the tires, on and off road.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination LE 2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9

2008 Ford Escape 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 1,600
Location: Hudson, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,600 Miles on Tires
December 06, 2012

My 2008 Ford Escape came with Cross Terrains. I liked them and wanted to replace with them, but not at their current price. My dealer suggested these Firestones which matched all-season specs of OE, and at the low promotional price I couldn't pass it up. I've only got 1600 miles on them and no serious rain or any winter driving yet, but I like them. They are quieter than the OE tires - always a good thing (and the OE tires were quiet). They transfer a bit more road feel than I remember in the OE tires, but I'm going to chalk that up to being new so side walls are stiff. If it continues, well...it's an SUV not a sedan - I expect that to an extent. We have yet to get significant snow in the upper midwest so I can't rate that aspect, but I seriously want to. I enjoy driving in snow, yeah maybe weird, but I'm a kid at heart and I like to see what I can do (while being safe about it). However my limitation is the all-wheel drive, which I don't feel allows me to really see what the tires can do. My previous Mazda Tribute with push button 4x4 would have been the perfect test for these, but what can you do?

So far so good and if they continue to perform as they have I would most likely purchase again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

Friday, December 21, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.17
 
 

2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
November 27, 2012

I instated Revo 2's on my trunk - not so much that I needed AT capability, but I liked the look and had previously been happy with the original Revo on another vehicle. At 26000 miles I had to swap because I was losing grip too often (on the road). I had installed Alenzas on my wife's '10 4Runner so decided to skip the aesthetics and purchase an adult tire. Driving off the Firestone dealer lot, immediately I noticed a smoother ride and a perceived lesser rolling resistance. After two weeks, I can confirm both. Now, had the Revos -in their excessively rapid wear - gotten that bad incrementally without me being aware? It's possible. What I know now is the ride of my truck is much nicer. Will that translate to picking up another .5-1mpg or so? Maybe. I must admit the Alenzas do exhibit a little tire whine, most noticeable when slowing down. Not louder than the Revo but high-pitched and different. And they look ok too - for an old man (53).

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone FR710

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone FR710Reviewer's Overall Rating: 2.5

2011 Toyota Sienna FWD
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Miles driven on tires: 19,400
Location: Bettendorf, IA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 19,400 Miles on Tires
November 11, 2012

Less than 20,000 miles tire worn down to 4/32 sidewalls starting to split. Nosiey bouncy ride, Tires came on new minivan rotated every 5000 miles, replacing before winter. You'd think tires would match quality of vechle,another trick dealer does to make money.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination A/TReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.07

2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 95,000
Location: Southampton, NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 95,000 Miles on Tires
November 08, 2012

Purchased my Suburban with at 30K miles and tires had been just installed by the dealer. I found they worked the best for me at 38psi, although GM suggests 32psi. Max inflate for the tires (cold) is 44psi, so this I was not over-inflating them. I did get better fuel mileage, a quieter ride, and more solid handling, and the ride was more firm but far from harsh. According to my TMS, they do heat up some and I've seen the pressures rise 5-6psi under a heavy load on hot summer days. Addmittedly, I've run them way past when most people would replace them (they've hit the wear bumps now) and would not pass inspection. But I am impressed with how evenly they have worn without feathering, cupping, or scalloping. I hope the replacements I purchase are identical in construction and compound and give me the same performance. I have never had a set of tires wear so evenly and last so long. Nothing to complain about and they are a perfect match for this vehicle size/weight/power/use.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination ST

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination STReviewer's Overall Rating: 9

2004 Lincoln Aviator
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: Malvern, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
October 18, 2012

I bought this car with only 13000 miles on the original Michelins which were so mushy and squealy when driven quickly on back roads that I had to make a change or sell the car. I upgraded the wheels to 18x9's all around and put Toyo Proxes S/T's, which transformed the car into a sports car. The Toyos lasted 45000 miles and were incredible in all weather, including snow, but rode a bit rough and made a bit of noise. I put the Firestones on due to their Tire rack rating, as Toyo discontinued the tires I had. The Firestones handle wet driving as good as the Toyos, which is outstanding, are very good in the dry, with just a bit less crispness on turn in, but ride and noise are the best combination I've found yet in a tire which drives this well in all conditions. For a 5000 lb vehicle to drive this well takes a really great tire. I'm looking to buy a new Grand Cherokee Overland and I asked the dealer if they would swap out the OEM Goodyear Forteras for the Firestone S/T's - they laughed of course. You can't beat these for an all-weather SUV ... at any price

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

Monday, August 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L AlenzaReviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2009 GMC Yukon XL 1500
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Miles driven on tires: 43,000
Location: West Haven, UT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 43,000 Miles on Tires
July 18, 2012

Excellent tires with the exception that one blew out on my wife's 09 Yukon XL Denali at around 43k miles. Right at the seem. Bridgestone/Firestone dealer said because she drove about 1/8 mile on no air (had to find a good place to pull over) they would not cover it. I guess she should have just parked on the railroad track according to them or blocked traffic on the uphill after the railroad track. Instead of giving BS my money I just put on a set of Michelins.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Grabber HTSReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.3

2004 Chevrolet Tahoe 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Henrico, VA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
June 23, 2009

I replaced OEM Firestone (40K miles) with the new Grabber HTS. The Chevrolet dealer was reluctant to even quote these tires and pushed Bridgestone. But based on reviews here and on CR, I insisted on the tire. I am happy to report that the Grabbers are outstanding! Very soft feel, quiet and great handling. General makes a great product and backs their tires with a great trial program and warranty!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination ST

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination STReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.09

2002 Ford F150 SupCrew 4wd XLT
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Sumas, WA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
July 18, 2012

I actually ordered a set of the Firestone LE2's from the Bellingham Firestone dealer. However, when I arrived for my appointment, they didn't have the tires they apparently ordered for me. All they had in the size I needed was a set of the ST's. I wasn't looking for a high performance tire, as the softer rubber compounds tend to wear a lot quicker than what the LE2 is made of. Anyway, had them installed and so far I have been very pleased with them. Ask me again though when they are worn out and I would have had a lot more wear left on the LE2's that I really wanted.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Fuzion SUV

Friday, May 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Fuzion SUVReviewer's Overall Rating: 6.17

2004 Ford Explorer XLT 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 32,000
Location: Athens, GA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 32,000 Miles on Tires
April 26, 2012

This is a great tire, but I can find this tire much cheaper at my local tire dealer. Bridgestone/Firestone have made a great economy tire to compete against some of the lesser brands. Most of the Fuzions still carry the Uni-T technology that Bridgestone/Firestone offer. To the user at the bottom. . . It's a "HIGHWAY" tire for a reason. It isn't meant for off-road ventures. Maybe you should do a little more research before you buy next time!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza G 019 GridReviewer's Overall Rating: 6.82

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Saint Charles, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
April 27, 2012

I replaced the OE Continental's on my 2003 Passat GLS sedan with a set of Bridgestone Potenza G 009 Grid's and was very pleased for the first few thousand miles. But then they started to get noisy. By the time they reached 20,000 miles they weren't just noisy, they were downright loud so I went back to the Firestone dealer to discuss the issue. They admitted to having similar complaints from other customers and subsequently offered to provide me with a partial credit under warranty towards the purchase of another set of tires. By this time Bridgestone had introduced the Potenza G 019 Grid to replace the G 009, and the dealer told me the noise issues had been resolved with the new design. Instead of following my initial instinct I bought a set of the Potenza G 019 Grid's. That turned out to be a very bad decision as my experience with the G 019's has been exactly the same as their predecessor - they were fine for the first few thousand miles, but then they started to sound as if the belts were beginning to separate. With 20,000 miles they’re now so loud I can hardly stand to drive the car for anything but short distances. So it’s time for another set of tires, which is too bad because the performance of the Potenza G 019’s is very good – they’re perfectly acceptable to me in most wet and dry conditions, as well as light snow. But the noise is a total deal breaker. Sorry Bridgestone – I’m moving on.

How to Tell if You Have Run-Flat Tires

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by Ben Rooney

Many new cars are equipped with run-flat tires. These tires give the ability to keep driving on a tire that has lost air. Typically, self-supporting tires maintain vehicle mobility for 50 miles at speeds up to 55 mph. The exact ratings will vary by tire and vehicle. 


Car dealers often fail to mention to customers that their tires are run-flats or may mistakenly indicate that a car has run-flat tires when it does not. To find out whether your car has run-flat tires, check the sidewall. 


The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed a universal symbol for self-supporting run-flat tires, represented by a flat tire continuing down the road: 

Run Flat Tires - Tech Article

In addition, tire manufacturers have special branding to indicate run-flat capability. The following is a list of the branding used by manufacturers we carry:  

See an example of a tire with run-flat branding here (Dunlop SP Sport 600 DSST CTT - Original Equipment the Nissan GT-R). The DSST CTT branding is near the 12 o'clock position on these Dunlop car tires. The ISO pictogram is immediately to the right.

265/70R17 Tires for the Big 3 U.S. Truck Manufacturers

Monday, February 6, 2012 by Gavin Carpenter
Many GM, Ford and Dodge trucks and SUVs use the 265/70R17 tire size as Original Equipment. Depending on trim level and wheel size, vehicles such as the Chevy Avalanche, Cadillac Escalade, Ford F150 and Dodge Ram use this size. 

If you're looking to put a great tire on your American truck, BFGoodrich, Firestone or Goodyear tires may be what you're looking for. Listed below are options from three performance categories to provide several tires to meet your driving needs. 
  • Highway All-Season tires offer comfort, predictable handling and all-season capability.
  • Off-Road Maximum Traction tires meet the off-road challenges from deep mud, loose soil, slippery rocks and the toughest trails.
  • On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires allow drivers to travel on many surfaces including snow-covered roads, gravel, stone and sandy off-road trails.
Highway All-Season:

BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A
BFGoodrich Rugged
Terrain T/A
Firestone Destination LE
Firestone Destination
LE
Goodyear Fortera TripleTred
Goodyear Fortera
TripleTred

Off-Road Maximum Traction:

BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2
BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain
T/A KM2
Firestone Destination M/T
Firestone Destination
M/T
Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar
Goodyear Wrangler MT/R
with Kevlar

On-/Off-Road All-Terrain:

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO
BFGoodrich All-Terrain
T/A KO
Firestone Destination A/T
Firestone Destination
A/T
Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor
Goodyear Wrangler
SilentArmor

Whether you're looking for Goodyear SUV tires, Firestone tire dealers or BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires, shop by vehicle to find the right choice for your vehicle.