The All-New Firestone Destination LE2

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


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

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

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.
Friday, April 25, 2014 by JJ

Hi, What's your choice for an '07 CX7? The Firestone Destination LE2, Bridgestone Dueler or Turanza?
Thank you!
Friday, April 25, 2014 by cecil

Is the LE2 available with OWL in 275/65R18 ?
Also, is load range equiv. to 114 (E) and is the speed rate "S" or higher?
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by hunter

Hi Cecil,
The Destination LE2 is OWL in 275/65R18
Speed rating is T, which is higher than S. Load rating is 114, this is not a load range E
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by machia

Does the Destination LE2 come in raised white lettering in 265 70R 17 ? Firestone Steeltex were the best tires I ever owned hands down. At 70,000 miles they were still good, and I plan on going back to Firestone as the BFGoodrich tires are ok but not great.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by hunter

Hi Machia,
They are outlined white letter in that size. There are no raised white letter options int he LE2 lineup.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 by john

have destination le2 on wifes car. two tires take 2oz to balance..other two tires take 5 to 6 oz to balance.(wtf).tires are good in snow and smooth but noisy on freeway.size tires 235/65/18. bought at firestone store. manager said 2 to 8 oz normal to balance this type and size of tire. old Michelins took 1.5 oz per tire... are my tires defective?
Monday, November 24, 2014 by hunter

Sorry to hear about your experience. If you purchased the tires from us please feel to call our customer service team to discuss options.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by terry

6k on le2 on a jeep liberty, I live in Portland OR lots of rain (4 inches last saturday), this tires do excellent in rain, and look very good too. Havent yet used them in snow, but a friend who has tod me no problem driving up to mount hood.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by Will

I have Michelin LTX M/S2 on my truck right now and I notice that they have developed cracks all over the side walls. Does the FireStone Destination LE2 experience the same cracking?
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by hunter

Hi Will,
I am not aware of the Firestone being any better or worse than Michelin when it comes to cracking.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by Max

These tires came with my 2018 Honda Ridgeline. They are much worse than the tires, which were not Firestones on the test vehicle. They are very loud on all surfaces, and transfer a unpleasant shock to the truck when going over pavement imperfections and other rough pavement. I checked the tire pressure, thinking they were too inflated, but actually they were less than the recommended tire pressure for the truck. The test model Ridgeline was much quieter and had pleasant shock absorbency over the same roads that my new truck travels. Do not recommend these tires, look elsewhere.

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