Falken Sincera SN828 Tire Review
- Dry 85% 85%
- Wet 70% 70%
- Snow 60% 60%
- Comfort 85% 85%
- Noise 80% 80%
- Treadwear 80% 80%
- Overall 80% 80%
I believe that the Falken Sincera SN828 has been replaced with the newer and better Sincera SN250 in the all-season performance touring category. This Falken Sincera SN828 review will serve as a proper send-off for the Falken Sincera SN828 as it paves the way for the SN250 to compete with other new entrants in the market.
I chanced upon a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country minivan with factory-spec 16-inch wheels and Falken Sincera SN828 tires. Just by the looks, the tires were on their way to the recycling bin and the owner confirmed my thought by saying that he’s had the tires for almost a year now. Don’t get me wrong, the tires weren’t THAT bald, but wear was pretty evident on the front and rear of the minivan.
The Falken Sincera SN828 is an all-season touring tire designed for compacts, midsize sedans, small crossovers, and minivans. It has been on the market for quite a while so I guess it was only proper for Falken to replace this tire with better all-season capabilities.
I won’t beat around the bush. There have been a lot of complaints about the Falken Sincera SN828, and most of them have something to do with accelerated wear, which is uncharacteristic of a touring tire. Perhaps a large majority of car owners bought the tire because of the low price. Yes, this tire is at the lower end of the price spectrum and you only need to spend around $50 to $70 per piece.
Ironically, the Falken Sincera SN828 is equipped with tire rotation indicators in the tread. This feature will allow you to visually know if the tires are due for rotation. There are depressions in the tread that change their shape from a circle to a square when the tire has surpassed 1/3 of its intended lifespan. I guess Falken should have paid better attention to the wear characteristics of the tire instead of coming up with this novelty feature.
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Falken Sincera SN828 Review: Features
The Falken Sincera SN828 is engineered with a symmetrical tread design with chunky outer shoulder blocks to improve cornering grip and overall handling. The tire has a continuous center rib that improves the stability of your ride on dry pavement.
This tire also benefits from a Five-Phase Pitch Variation tread design that will cancel any unwanted road noise from permeating inside the cabin. The Falken Sincera SN828 is backed by a 50,000-mile limited tread warranty and is available in 13” to 16” diameters.
Falken Sincera SN828 Review: Test Drive
I wonder how the tires felt when new. If you approach a sweeping corner at slow speeds, everything will be calm and composed. If you attack the same corner more aggressively, the rear will slide out and you will have to be a wizard with the steering wheel to get the vehicle back on the right track.
The owner of the Chrysler Town and Country also told me he drives very carefully in the rain since he’s not entirely confident with the wet capabilities of the tires, especially as the tires wore out over the course of the year.