Firestone Winterhawk 3

The Firestone Winterhawk 3 is a Winter Touring tyre designed to be fitted to a Passenger Car.

Firestone Winterhawk 3
72%[average]
Dry Grip
77%
Wet Grip
68%
Road Feedback
70%
Progressiveness
70%
Wear
78%
Comfort
73%
Buy Again
74%

Firestone Winterhawk 3 Reviews

100%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 10
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 0 Spirited miles

BMW 530d Auto SE LCI

Excellent dry and wet grip, super quiet, super comfortable. I had previously Continental, and I must say that these tires are nozaj excellent and I dare say that even better.

Tyre size reviewed: 225-50-17-H
91%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 9
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 9
  • Wear 8
  • Comfort 8
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 8,000 Average miles

Fiat Grande Punto 1.3Multijet 75bhp

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Tyre size reviewed: 185-65-15-T
74%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 7
  • Wet Grip 7
  • Road Feedback 7
  • Handling 7
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 8
  • Buy again 7
  • Trockenhaftung 7
  • Nassgriff 7

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Town for 25,000 Average miles

Renault Megane 2 sedan

Been driving them around 40 000km (4 winters and 1 summer) on 2 wheel FWD car (1.6 atmo engine, no turbo so no torque). They are a pretty average tire. Handles everything well, master of none. Never got to the max of the tire (I drive 10-20kmh above limit and I'm a steady driver, no sharp turns, heavy braking or hard acceleration ), never had a scary situation, but never also had "wow this tire rocks" moment. It never stuck in the snow, never had problems with aquaplaning or on ice.

I even had it as a summer tyre this year and it still didn't wear (it is a better summer tire than Micheling Energy Saver). I'm currently on 5.5mm of thread which is outstanding. Not sure if its the tire or my suspension on the car, but bot tires (Energy Saver and WinterHawk 3) easily activated the ABS during braking. WinterHawk was little better in braking than the Energy Saver. For instance, on my other car (Skoda Fabia), you could brake harder and stop faster on less known tires (like the Barum Polaris or Bravuris 3HM). Skoda just digged in the asphalt or snow, while on my Megane ABS starts and the braking feeling is not so great. But this are two different cars, Megane is more comfortable than the Å koda but is also way more wallowy as the Å koda is much more direct in steering and grip.

I will replace them with premium All Season tires so will see if its the car or the tires.

Tyre size reviewed: 195-65-15-T
71%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 6
  • Road Feedback 6
  • Handling 7
  • Wear 9
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 4

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Town for 9,000 Average miles

Peugeot 107

In my opinion Firestone Winterhawk 3 is at most an average performance tyre. Maybe this should be correlated with my car tyre size (155/65 R14)...
In dry conditions it is a fair tyre, though it has a pronounced understeering tendency. The wet grip is acceptable if you don't need to brake suddenly :), and the snow/ice grip is poor.

Positive:
- Comfortable tyres
- Low rolling resistance
- Low wear

Negative:
- Wet grip.
- Poor snow and ice grip.
- Understeering behaviour.

Next time I will not buy these tyres again.

Tyre size reviewed: 155-65-14-
69%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 7
  • Wet Grip 7
  • Road Feedback 7
  • Handling 7
  • Wear 8
  • Comfort 6
  • Buy again 6

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Motorways for 13,000 Average miles

Skoda Octavia

Nothing to impress. It is balanced and affordable tire. Performance on snow is Ok if you drive normally. Dry and wet handling are satisfactory.

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-17-
23%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 4
  • Wet Grip 2
  • Road Feedback 2
  • Handling 2
  • Wear 2
  • Comfort 2

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 0 Average miles

Mercedes Benz E220Cdi

Hello, I have Mercdes Benz. I have driven on lot of tyres, winter and summer. This is not my first snow or rain with this car. Firestone Winterhawk 3 is the worst tyre I had opportunity to drive on. On dry roads are relative ok, on wet roads it is better to stay home. On the snow also, like you don't have tyres. One season, around cca 10 000 km passed on these tyre and it will go to rubish... Very expensive tyres, and very bad tyres. I would never buy Firestone again.

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-17-

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