Firestone Winterhawk 3

The Firestone Winterhawk 3 is a Touring Winter studless tyre with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

Nowadays the brand are owned to the Japanese Bridgestone.

2018 Auto Bild Firestone Winterhawk 3 test

In 2018 experts of the German magazine Auto Bild have tested the Firestone Winter Hawk 3 at size 195/65 R15 and compared it with nineteen similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tyres. In addition, experts included into the test one reference summer tyre for comparison of results.

test Firestone Winterhawk 3 review
16th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 2.8 meters longer, than the leader.
test Firestone Winterhawk 3 review
15-16th place in Dry handling. Same result with Matador. The tyre was 2km/h slower, than the leader.
test Firestone Winterhawk 3 review
Last place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 3.9meters longer, than the leader.
test Firestone Winterhawk 3 review
Last place in Wet handling. Firestone was 5.3km/h slower, than the leader.
test Firestone Winterhawk 3 review
14-15th place in Straight aqua. Same result with the Vredestein. The float speed was 9.1km/h lower, than the leader.
test Firestone Winterhawk 3 review
9-11th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 0.8 meters longer, than the leader.
test Firestone Winterhawk 3 review
9-10th place in Snow handling. The tyre was 1km/h slower, than the leader.
test Firestone Winterhawk 3 review
15th place in Rolling resistance.
test Firestone Winterhawk 3 review
13th place in Noise level.
test Firestone Winterhawk 3 review
8th place in Wear resistance.

Overall Firestone Winterhawk 3 review

According to the test results the tyre took 19th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Relatively long dry braking and low handling.
  • The worst results on the wet.
  • Average aquaplanning resistance.
  • Good on the snow. Not the best results, but very close to the leaders.
  • Average rolling resistance and noise level.
  • Good wear.

Similar tyres from the test:

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