Falken Sincera SN201 A/S Review
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I was fortunate to obtain a test drive to review the all-new Falken Sincera SN201 all-season touring tire. This tire is designed for compact cars and midsize sedans. It was launched together with the Falken Ziex CT60 A/S (a touring tire for modern crossovers) during the latter part of 2017.
The Falken Sincera SN201A/S is a tire that delivers credible all-season performance with better traction and grip on light snow. The tire is backed by a solid 65,000-mile limited tread life warranty and is available in 14” to 18” diameters.
There is no doubt the Sincera SN201 A/S is meant to fulfill the needs of the most popular compacts and sedans on the road like the Ford Focus, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Hyundai Elantra, and the Nissan Altima. It has a rather conservative symmetrical tread design but it is equipped with angled tread grooves that allow the tire to maintain a decent level of grip on snow-covered roads. I think this is the perfect tire to exploit the demands of the coming winter season.
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Falken Sincera SN201 A/S Review: Features
The tire has a high sipe density on the face of the tread to enhance all-weather traction and grip. It has four circumferential grooves to effectively disperse water to improve traction on wet roads. The tire is also engineered with a solid center rib to deliver better handling and stability when you’re cruising down the highway.
Like I mentioned above, the Sincera SN201 A/S is equipped with unique angled tread grooves, which are like miniature versions of the tread grooves that you can find in an all-terrain tire. This will enhance grip on slippery or icy roads while providing additional biting edges on dry or wet roads.
The Falken Sincera SN201 A/S is also offered at a friendly price so it won’t make your wallet empty.
Falken Sincera SN201 A/S Review: Test Drive
The tires also felt good at higher than average highway speeds. I didn’t get the sense that the tires were breaking traction as I approached a fast corner. But if you push a bit more you will hear the tires grasping for grip as they try to find themuch-needed traction to obey my ham-fisted steering inputs. Braking was also good enough as roads were covered in sand and loose dirt.
Overall, not bad for a touring tire. Although I wish the tires had more to offer in terms dry performance, the levels of traction were perfect for normal day-to-day driving.