The All-New Firestone Destination LE2

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 by Hunter Leffel

For years, the Firestone Destination LE has been a favorite in the line-up for SUV and light truck applications. Since 2001 the marketplace has changed from a light duty pickup truck dominated arena to a crossover utility vehicle (CUV) dominated market segment. A corresponding change in tire demands has also occurred. From primarily utility focused for the pickup, to a quiet and comfortable ride with good handling for the CUV owner. Firestone recognizes this change by releasing the second-generation Destination LE2
 

A bold new sidewall design looks great on everything from the traditional pickup truck to the newer CUVs and premium SUVs. The tread pattern has evolved to utilize the latest in tread design and tire construction. With a primary focus on ride and character of the newer vehicles in the marketplace, the tire's tread pattern has been optimized through noise sequencing to provide noise reduction. The footprint has also been computer optimized, which aids in even contact pressure, a quiet ride and even treadwear. A closed shoulder design also assists in even treadwear and the desired ride. This feature provides stability in cornering, too. Circumferential grooves along with the sweeping slots move water out from under the tire. Additionally, zigzag sipes provide cutting edges for ice, snow and wet traction. Rolling resistance has been improved to provide better fuel economy through the use of silica. It also helps to provide consistent grip in the wet through the life of the tire.
 

Firestone Destination LE2
Firestone Destination LE2 (Sidewall)

Firestone Destination LE2
Firestone Destination LE2 (Tread)

 

Destination LE2 tires are the first tire line to achieve Firestone's eco-product status for improvements over its predecessor.

  • Improved rolling resistance*
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lower weight - reduces raw material use
  • Longer lasting

View all available sizes to see if the Destination LE2 will fit your light-duty pickup, van, crossover or sport utility vehicle.

*A 15% reduction in rolling resistance compared to first-generation Destination LE for an approximate 2% improvement in vehicle fuel economy

Comments on The All-New Firestone Destination LE2

Thursday, July 19, 2012 by Denny:
Have driven a couple hundred miles so far on the new LE2s on my Tundra p/u. I noticed from the time I left the tire store that the LE2s had a bumpier ride. I wonder is this is a defect or a characteristic of the tire. The worn-out Bridgestones that came when the truck was new had a much smoother ride.
Monday, July 23, 2012 by Hunter:
Denny,
I wouldn't expect that to be the case. I did try to look you up by email without any luck. If you did buy them from us, please call our customer service team for a path forward. If you bought elsewhere, I would recommend consulting that vendor for possible defect and path forward.
Sunday, November 11, 2012 by Robert:
How well do these tires corner and handle on wet pavement ?

How well do they perform on ice and snow ?
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by Hunter:
Hi,
We have received feedback from customers in the form of reviews that you may find helpful. Just go to the tire on our website and click on reviews to see them. While the expectation is that it will be a very strong competitor, since it is a fairly new item, the long term history has not been established yet.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by Wayne Scott:
I just got these for my 2007 Silverado pickup-great and quiet ride for sure..and a great looking tire
Friday, February 22, 2013 by hobey:
Do u have to have the white facing out or can u have the blackwall facing out
Monday, February 25, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Hobey,
The white letters would be on one side. So you can have them mounted with the black side facing out.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 by Steven Large:
Can I get the Le2 with white lettering I feel the lettering looks better on my truck. The tire size is 275/60/20.
Monday, May 6, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Steven,
Sorry but the LE2 is not offered in white letters in your size.
Monday, July 1, 2013 by Ajay:
Are these directional? I bought 235/70R16
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Ajay,
These are not directional.
Thursday, August 22, 2013 by chipjohnson:
Can the 235-60R-18..come in the outlined white letter for my 2010 Santa Fe hyundia
Friday, August 23, 2013 by Hunter:
Sorry chipjohnson, Those are black wall only in that size.
Friday, March 7, 2014 by Don Williamson:
Does the 245-65r-17 Firestone LE2 come in OWL?
Monday, March 10, 2014 by Hunter:
Hi Don.
Yes it does.

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