Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Tacoma 4wd Extra Cab
Miles Driven on Tires: 37,000
Location: Hopewell Junction, NY
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Firestone Destination A/T
Follow-Up Review: 57,000 miles on tires
October 30, 2013
This is my second set of Destination AT's, this time on a 2011 Nissan Xterra. I'm equally thrilled with their performance this time around. They're wearing well (maybe SLIGHTLY quicker as this is a heavier vehicle). I got the opportunity to test these out again in serious snow, when my iPhone GPS lead us 2 miles down a road-turned-snowmobile trail in Vermont.... My navigational embarrassment aside, these tires really saved the day. Winter driving conditions don't get much worse than that.. and we made it out alive. I know for sure that if I had chosen to leave the stock BFGs on the truck, that night would have ended differently. The next NY snow storm, 18 of snow, I drove 60 miles on unplowed roads to get home. Probably one of the most challenging winter drives I've ever had (and I enjoy driving in snow), but I really believe that these tires deserve much of the credit for getting me there w/o issue.<br><br>I used to be really interested to experiment with a lot of the high-end tire options out there, but these firestones are just so good and reasonably priced, I don't think I will be experimenting anymore.
Initial Review: 37,000 miles on tires
January 17, 2013

This is a really great tire. So good, i just bought a new truck, and immediately had its stock tires swapped out for these Destination A/Ts. I had 37,000 miles on them when I sold the truck, and they still had between 8/32 and 9/32 tread left. That's more than 50%! They would have easily lasted past 55k before i would have wanted to take them off. When they were new, they were excellent in the snow- recent snowfalls I can tell they're slipping a little, but still get the job done safetly. But hey, 37k on them, it's expected. I did a lot of highway driving with these tires, and they are smooth and quite. They did not affect my gas mileage, as some people have claimed. I drive in the sand a lot in the summer, and I've never gotten stuck once, even on a sandy uphill slope, from a dead stop, they pull you forward. I've owned a lot of mud tires in the past, including the Destination M/T. These A/Ts perform surprisingly well in all condition. They're no M/T, but they're pretty close. I recently considered going to the BF Goodrich all-terrain KOs, just to switch it up. I knew what to expect because I've owned them in the past, but I honestly believe that the Destination A/T is an equally effective tire in most normal conditions. I just couldnt bring myself to spend $80 more per tire for the BFs. The value for the Firestone is the best, in my opinion vs virtually every comparable tire out there. $145/ tire is great!!! I'm a tire fanatic, this is my second set of destination A/Ts and my 4th set of firestones. Highly recommended.

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