Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Review

Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Review

  • Dry 95%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 75%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 85%
  • Treadwear 80%
  • Overall 85%
We’ve been hearing a lot of good things about the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 prior to this review. It is easy to understand why I was particularly excited to test the tires on real roads. The Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 is what I call a hybrid tire. The D, W, and S connotation means Dry, Wet, and Snow. Yes, this is an ultra-high performance tire that is also designed to perform admirably over snowy roads, which is frankly unbelievable.
Gone are the days when tires are just mere pieces of radial rubber. The Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 is proof that it is possible to merge excellent all-season performance in a sporty and comfortable package. Fortunately in this review, we have the right car for the job.

The car I’m talking about is a 2015 Lexus IS 350. Yes, this car is no better than the BMW 3-Series, but it manages to offer the right amount of sportiness and luxury in a compact package. Our test vehicle came with stock 17-inch wheels and relatively new Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 tires. The owner of the vehicle is a good friend of mine who is planning to sell the car. It was in pretty good shape and the interior is still practically brand new. The owner also told me the current Continental tires are simply the best ever fitted to his Lexus. He handed over the keys, shook hands, and told him I will try to find a prospective buyer during my test drive. I also promised to fill up the tank with gas since I felt I was going to drive this Lexus a bit more aggressively than the usual test drive.

Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 review: Features

The Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 is an ultra-high performance all-season tire for sports coupes, sports cars, performance sedans, and sporty trucks. This is the tire to buy if you demand year-round driving performance even on slushy or icy terrain.

The tire is manufactured utilizing an advanced silica-enhanced all-season tread compound. Continental’s Sport Plus Technology and +Silane additives are also utilized to deliver advanced levels of traction on wet and snowy roads along with great treadlife. With an asymmetrical tread design equipped with chamfered edges and traction grooves to provide outstanding grip on dry roads and enhanced traction over snow.

The ExtremeContact DWS06 also comes with innovative QuickView Indicators to prevent irregular wear. Simply put, the tire will tell you if uneven wear is detected due to suspension or alignment problems. The tire also comes with Tuned Performance Indicators which consist of visible letters molded into the second rib from the outboard shoulder. A visible DWS indicator means the tire is ready for any type of terrain, whether on dry tarmac, wet concrete, or ice-covered roads. When the S indicator wears out, it means the tire only has appropriate tread depth to tackle dry or wet roads. If the W and S indicators have worn away, the tire is trying to tell you that it is only good for dry roads only.

Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 review: Test Drive

I only got the chance to test the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 over dry and wet roads. However, the owner gave me a handful of stories about the performance of the tires over deep or moderate snow. Like I said, the car looked brand new, and it drove like a new car, too. The standard eight-speed automatic reacted like a dual-clutch tranny as I stepped hard on the gas, while the standard rear-wheel drivetrain gave the car a more sporting and linear feel over curves.

Dry Traction

The Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 felt magnificent over dry tarmac. In fact, it gave the Lexus a more sporting feel. If you know anything about cars, then you are probably aware of the sanitized nature of Lexus vehicles. But with the ExtremeContact DWS06 tires, my test vehicle felt like it was riding on slicks as I sped on the highway. The steering felt communicative too, which is in contrast to the rather dull nature of the tiller when fitted with the stock tires.

Wet Traction

The ExtremeContact DWS06 also felt magical over wet roads. I didn’t notice the tires slipping or skidding even as I was purposely trying to coerce the rear wheels to break traction. Mind you, I was doing this on an empty stretch of winding backroads. It’s suffice to say this tire is one of the best tires I have ever tested on the wet.

Snow Traction

Like I said, I didn’t get the chance to drive over snowy roads. But the owner of my test vehicle specifically told me the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 tires were the best he ever tried. He also told me the tires were good enough even over moderately deep snow. He even took the Lexus to Canada to attend a wedding and he encountered no problems as he drove or slick and icy terrain.

Comfort

I know for a fact the Lexus IS 350 is a comfortable cruiser. The ExtremeContact DWS06 tires managed to further enhance the touring comfort of my test vehicle. I know this is hard to believe, but it really felt like I was riding on higher profile tires as I drove over pockmarked city roads.

Noise

Noise levels were extremely low even as I drove over harsh concrete roads. Credit is due to the magnificent refinement of the Lexus, but the tires were able to tone down the low-pitched roar of ordinary tires in high speed driving.

Treadwear

The tires fitted to my test vehicle were still fresh even though they were more than 3 months old. However, I noticed the S indicator slowly fading into obscurity. Perhaps this is the low point of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06. Other reviewers were also critical of the tread life of the tires.

Conclusion

I had fun in this review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06. This is definitely one of the best options if you demand a tire to perform admirably in all weather conditions including snow or ice.

This tire is available in:

Sports coupes/sedans/crossovers, 16” to 22”, Ultra-high performance, All-season

Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus Review

Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus Review

  • Dry 85%
  • Wet 80%
  • Snow 75%
  • Comfort 75%
  • Noise 85%
  • Treadwear 80%
  • Overall 80%
In the family of ultra-high performance P Zero tires, the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus is considered the tamest of them all. This tire is designed to meet the demands of sports cars, coupes, and sedans and is particularly crafted for all season performance, even on light snow.

I said the P Zero All Season Plus is tame since it comes with a conservative and plain-Jane asymmetric tread design. However, don’t be fooled by the looks because the enhanced silica and polymer compound is formulated to offer exceptional wet and dry performance along with excellent handling and braking.

In this review of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus, I searched long and hard to find a sporty European or Italian test car so I can test the capabilities of the tire.

All I managed to find was a 2014 Acura RLX sedan fitted with large 19-inch wheels and P Zero All Season Plus tires, which was more than enough for this review.

The car was equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine with variable cylinder management and direct injection. The engine churns out 310 horsepower to the front wheels courtesy of the six-speed automatic transmission.

I have to admit I’m not a big fan of Acura vehicles, but I was excited to put the Acura RLX sedan through its paces to test the handling, braking, and comfort levels of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus tires.

The owner of my test vehicle bought the tires about six months ago and was able to drive his car on a variety of road conditions including winter driving on light snow.

He told me that he loves the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus since the tires were able to deliver luxury-car levels of comfort without compromising wet and dry handling.

Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus Review: Features

The Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus is equipped with four circumferential grooves to quickly disperse water and improve handling and grip on wet roads.

The enhanced silica and polymer tread compound were specifically formulated to deliver excellent all season traction and grip with lower wear characteristics.

The tire is also equipped with variable-sized tread elements to minimize road noise at low and high speeds.

The inner blocks are equipped with winter siping technology to provide adequate grip on snow-covered roads.

The lateral siping on the outside shoulder block is designed to maximize dry grip and cornering performance to improve the overall handling and stability of your ride.

Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus Review: Test Drive

The Acura RLX is not what you would call an all-out luxury sedan even though it is equipped with a spacious and comfortable cabin. It is a luxurious sports sedan with sharp handling and a rev-happy V6 motor.

However, the car had unusually large yet uncomfortable seats and the steering felt a bit disconnected to be properly classified as a sports saloon.

The standard 19-inch wheels also gave the car a firmer and harsher ride.

Will the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus improve the handling and ride of my test vehicle? Let’s find out.

Dry Traction

Despite the minor drawbacks with the steering and the ride, the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus felt excellent on dry pavement.

Acceleration and braking were pretty strong given the size and bulk of my test vehicle.

I was able to navigate over fast and winding corners without upsetting the overall balance and composure of the Acura RLX.

However, the numb and disconcerting steering will require a lot of corrections if you wish to conquer twisting mountainous roads.

I really felt my test vehicle was more at home on the highway than attacking corners at speed.

Wet Traction

It was raining hard during the first part of my review. This gave me ample time to discern the characteristics of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus on wet pavement.

The tires offered good grip in the wet and braking felt confident as I was hauling down the large sedan to a full stop from higher speeds.

Acceleration was also excellent as the tires were able to grip the wet tarmac even in the presence of some mud, dirt, sand, and water puddles.

Snow Traction

I didn’t get the chance to test the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus on snowy roads.

I talked to the owner of the Acura RLX about this and he told me the tires were more than adequate on light snow.

Of course, you will have to exercise restraint as you accelerate from a full stop since stabbing the gas pedal will only turn on the traction control system of the vehicle as the tires hunt for traction on slippery pavement.

Comfort

It is hard to judge the comfort levels of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus since my test vehicle came with 19-inch wheels and unpredictable suspension.

The ride was a bit harsh to be quite honest, and the suspension can’t seem to make up its mind as you traverse over rough patches of tarmac.

However, the suspension will settle down as you glide on smooth roads.

Noise

The Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus tires rolled silently even if the ride was a bit disconcerting.

The tires remained hushed even as I sped on the highway and they were still relatively silent as I navigated my way in the city.

Treadwear

The Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus tires in my test vehicle were aging gracefully. Yes, I found traces of wear upon close inspection on all four tires but this is par for the course, especially when I found out the tires were purchased more than 6 months ago.

Conclusion

The Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus tires fitted to my test vehicle are not what you could call cheap, but they are one of the best ultra-high performance all-season tires for the money.

Yokohama Advan Sport A/S Review

Yokohama Advan Sport A/S Review

  • Dry 90%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 75%
  • Comfort 95%
  • Noise 90%
  • Treadwear 85%
  • Overall 87.5%

The Advan family of ultra-high performance tires were created for the discerning car owner who wants the ultimate in traction and grip. For the record, the Yokohama Advan Sport A/S is the only all-season tire in the Advan lineup. All the other offerings are summer tires that are geared towards superior handling with little regard to treadwear or ride comfort.

But the Yokohama Advan Sport A/S begs to differ. This tire was created to fulfill the demands of sporty luxury cars and high-performance vehicles. The tire should not only be good in dry and wet weather driving, but it will need to be comfortable, silent, and refined as well.

In this Yokohama Advan Sport A/S review, I was looking to find out if Yokohama was successful in creating a tire that doesn’t compromise ride comfort for outright sportiness. For this, I was looking for a bone-stock high-performance vehicle, preferably a BMW or an Audi, or maybe a Cadillac CTS-V.

As luck would have it, I was able to acquire a stock 2011 Subaru WRX STI with, you guessed it, stock 18-inch wheels. Save for the cold air intake and gorgeous floor liners, everything was left untouched by the judicious owner of my test vehicle. He bought the Yokohama Advan Sport A/S tires just a couple of months ago to replace the balding Bridgestone’s. He chose the Advan Sport A/S because of the price and the purported ride comfort of the tires.

Was Yokohama successful in merging the talents of a touring tire and summer tire? That was the question in my mind as I pressed the clutch and engaged first gear to begin my test drive and review.

Yokohama Advan Sport A/S Review: Features

According to Yokohama, the Advan Sport A/S is designed for the ultimate drive. The asymmetrical tread design with multiple wavy sipes are there to ensure excellent all-season traction, grip, and handing. The tire has four lateral serpentine grooves to quickly evacuate water and slush from the face of the tread to maintain consistent grip, handling, and control.

Upon first glance, you will quickly notice the extra-large performance shoulder blocks that are designed to enhance the cornering abilities of your vehicle. The 2-in-1 large blocks are designed to maximize the block stiffness and increase the lateral stability of the tire to improve handling.

But this tire should also be about ride comfort and a silent ride, so Yokohama designed the treads to have a 4-pitch tread variation to reduce the pattern noise as the tire rolls on the pavement. The tire is manufactured with an advanced all-season compound and optimized contact patch to promote long wear over the life of the tire.

Yokohama Advan Sport A/S Review: Test Drive

I learned to drive in a manual car but I usually spend most of my time behind an automatic. The clutch pedal of the WRX STI is not what you would call light, but it does take a bit of effort to successfully engage a gear, especially if you’re crashing to the gates. Luckily for me, traffic was particularly light so I got the chance to stretch the legs of my test vehicle without walking away with a sore foot.

Dry Traction

I have nothing to complain about when it comes to the dry traction of the Yokohama Advan Sport A/S. The tires felt they can take on more power and more abuse from my ham-fisted driving. Drive slowly and the tires will give you a sense of security. Press hard on the gas pedal and the tires come to life to heighten the experience even further. Coupled with the quick reflexes of my test vehicle, it seems the tires are a perfect match for the stock nature of my Subaru WRX STI. Turn the wheel and the nose follows with nary a complaint from the tires, even if you are chasing the apex on a slippery corner. This is the type of tire that is perfect for sporty drivers.

Wet Traction

It was raining at the beginning of my review so I got the chance to get acquainted with the wet performance of the Yokohama Advan Sport A/S. As expected from an ultra-high performance all-season tire, I never felt the tires were skipping a beat as I sped on the wet highway. Credit also goes to the phenomenal symmetrical all-wheel drive of my test vehicle because the car simply felt relentless as I attacked wet corners with a heavy-than-usual right foot. My clunky gear changes were of no help at this point, but the car was simply too good that my infantile driving style didn’t really matter.

Snow Traction

Due to time constraints, I wasn’t able to test the tires in the snow. The owner upgraded to a set of snow tires over the winter season so the car can cope with deeper patches of snow and thick ice. However, he did get the chance to drive the car in snowy weather for a fair amount of time with the Yokohama Advan Sport A/S and he was quick to reckon the snow performance was marginal. It wasn’t bad, but it’s not too good for a UHP tire, either.

Comfort

Surprisingly enough, the Yokohama Advan Sport A/S was able to give my test vehicle a more refined and comfy ride. The Subaru WRX STI is not a luxury car by any means, but for what it’s worth, the tires were decently comfortable on smooth patches of road. The tires were also reassuring as I tackled craters and potholes in the road. All I can say is the Advan Sport A/S is one of the most comfortable ultra-high performance tires that I have ever tested.

Noise

But what really surprised me about the Yokohama Advan Sport A/S is the low levels of road noise and tire roar. I was expecting the tires to be a bit noisy since it was designed for sporty driving, but it wasn’t what I expected it to be. Tire roar was kept to a bare minimum at average speeds and it was just a tinge louder as I was approaching the triple digit mark.

Treadwear

The Yokohama Advan Sport A/S on my test vehicle were only installed just a couple of months ago. The tires have traveled for only 700 or 800 miles so it was only natural for the tires to be still fresh during my test drive. I found no signs of abnormal wear or tear on all the tires in my test vehicle.

Conclusion

The best part about the Yokohama Advan Sport A/S is the price. It starts at approximately $120 to $130 each and that’s really not bad for a multifaceted and multi-talented ultra-high performance tire, don’t you agree?

Primewell Valera Sport AS Review

Primewell Valera Sport AS Review

  • Dry 80%
  • Wet 70%
  • Snow 65%
  • Comfort 85%
  • Noise 70%
  • Treadwear 70%
  • Overall 74%
The Primewell Valera Sport AS is an all-season ultra-high performance tire that comes with a friendly and affordable price tag. This is one of the newest tires in Primewell’s lineup and is designed to meet the sporting demands of sports coupes and sporting sedans.

Other ultra-high performance tires will cost you an arm and a leg, but not the Valera Sport AS. I’ve been testing tires for a long time, and I always know that cheap tires will have certain compromises in road noise, wet handling, or tread wear.

With that being said, my test car for this Primewell Valera Sport AS review is a 2015 Honda Civic SI sedan. It is equipped with a slightly more powerful 1.8-liter four-cylinder motor and 17-inch aftermarket wheels. The tires fitted were the Primewell Valera Sport AS and were purchased a couple of months ago.

The owner of the Civic bought the tires simply because they cost less than other brands. He had no intentions of buying Chinese tires that are flooding the market these days since he wanted something with a bit more brand credibility. The owner also had a first-generation Honda CR-V that were fitted with Primewell tires so he is entirely familiar with the Primewell brand.

Primewell Valera Sport AS review: Features

Unlike other ultra-high performance tires with an asymmetrical tread design, the Primewell Valera Sport AS is equipped with a directional tread pattern. The grooves are designed to maximize wet driving performance to deliver excellent all-season traction.

The tire is also equipped with four wide longitudinal grooves to enhance water evacuation from the treads. The all-season compound is formulated for improved traction and grip in all-season driving while enhancing the wear characteristics of the tire.

Is the Primewell Valera Sport AS a good choice for sporting coupes and sedans? Can it deliver a higher level of performance without sacrificing comfort and treadwear? Those were the questions in my mind as I drove off to test the tires.

Primewell Valera Sport AS review: Test Drive

My initial impressions of the Primewell Valera Sport AS was the tires were comfortable in both city and highway driving. I did feel the sidewalls were a bit soft compared to other ultra-high performance tires and this gave the steering a rather dull feel.

Dry Traction

Traction on dry roads was good, but it wasn’t great either. I accelerated hard and the tires launched the car fairly well. But as soon as the corners piled up, I felt the tires were skipping a beat, especially as I was traversing over sandy tarmac. But all of this happened only at higher speeds. I also felt the tires were losing a bit of traction if you make abrupt changes to the steering.

Wet Traction

It’s the same story as in the dry. The tires felt okay on wet roads, but it didn’t exactly give me the confidence that I was expecting. Again, the rear tires began to slide as I attacked a corner at moderate speeds on wet roads. I was expecting a bit more traction and grip since the Valera AS is marketed as an ultra-high performance derivative.

Snow Traction

I was able to test the Primewell Valera AS tires on a bit of icy road. The car felt stable, and I didn’t feel the tires hunting for traction. But it is foolish to expect these tires to perform admirably in light to moderate snow. For what it’s worth, the Valera AS tires were surprisingly behaved on icy or snowy roads as long as you maintain average speeds.

Comfort

I was also a bit surprised when it comes to the driving comfort. The Honda Civic SI is far from being a luxury car, but the Primewell Valera AS tires fitted to my test car were decently comfortable despite the low-profile configuration. I guess this has something to do with the soft sidewalls of the tires, which also explains why the steering feels a bit lifeless as slow to moderate speeds. However, you can traverse over concrete expansion joints and rough patches of tarmac with nary a complaint. Weirdly enough, the Valera AS felt like a touring tire in terms of comfort. Whether that’s good or bad, I guess it will all depend on the owner of the car.

Noise

Road noise and tire roar was relative to the speed of the vehicle. The Primewell Valera AS tires were surprisingly quiet and docile at average speeds, but the tire roar piles up as you approach the upper reaches of the speedometer. This is not exactly an issue if you do most of your driving in the city. But if your car is a certified highway cruiser, you can find tires that are a bit quieter than the Valera AS.

Treadwear

The Primwell Valera AS tires fitted to my test car were still relatively new, but I have to admit that there were already visible signs of wear. I guess this is par for the course since cheaper tires have a tendency to wear quicker than a more expensive set. The tread wear is not that bad, but considering the age of the tires fitted to my test car and the amount of miles accumulated so far (which is around 1,500 miles), I was expecting the treads to be fresh as a daisy.

Conclusion

In my opinion, the Primewell Valera AS is a good choice, although I wish it had been better. The tires had good traction on dry and wet roads, and they were decently comfy as well. But if the tires had a bit more traction in the dry and had less road noise, it would have gotten a higher score.

For the price, it is hard to argue with the Primwell Valera AS. It is still a solid choice if you are looking for an ultra-high performance tire with a price that won’t break the bank.

Falken Azenis FK453 Review

Falken Azenis FK453 Review

  • Dry 90%
  • Wet 90%
  • Comfort 70%
  • Noise 85%
  • Treadwear 85%
  • Overall 87%

The Azenis FK453 is the flagship ultra-high performance tire of the Falken brand. It is classified as a summer tire for premium sedans and sports coupes. This latest generation promises to improve tread wear and riding comfort without compromising traction on dry and wet roads.

However, it is easy to mistake the Falken Azenis FK453 for the Pirelli P Zero since they have similarly identical tread designs. But compared to the Pirelli, the Falken is not as expensive. You can buy a whole set of Azenis FK453 tires for almost half the price of a set of P Zero tires.

In this Falken Azenis FK453 review, I intend to find out if this flagship tire has more to offer than just its low price. It might look like a clone of a more expensive brand, but I bet that Falken ensure the Azenis tire deliver traction, grip, stability, and control that premium sedans and sports coupes require.

I had at my disposal a 2013 Audi A4 2.0T Premium with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-banger and CVT transmission. The car had the optional 18-inch dynamic 10-spoke wheels and Falken Azenis FK453 tires. The tires have been used for approximately 1,000 miles, which is enough to give me an idea on the wear characteristics of the tire.

Falken Azenis FK453 Review: Features

The Falken Azenis FK453 is constructed using a silica-enriched compound to deliver impressive traction and grip on wet and dry pavement. The tire is equipped with three wide circumferential grooves that are engineered to quickly dissipate water on the treads to deliver maximum grip on slippery road conditions.

The Falken Azenis FK453 features an asymmetric variable tread design with larger shoulder blocks on the outside of the tire. This will provide better cornering grip, enhanced stability, and improved handling while minimizing road noise.

The rigid carcass is further reinforced by layers of nylon to improve high-speed stability and overall durability. Falken also claims the Azenis FK453 is designed to deliver higher levels of comfort with minimal tire roar.

Falken Azenis FK453 Review: Test Drive

Back in the not so olden’ days of motoring, I used to prefer the Audi A4 over the BMW 3-Series, most specifically when Audi adopted the Bauhaus-inspired design motif on their new cars, even though I was completely aware the BMW is a better driver’s car.

In my book, the Audi A4 in Premium trim is perfect for the attributes of the Falken Azenis FK453 since I am expecting the tires to have tons of traction while still remaining comfortable and quiet for a luxury cruise on the highway.

Dry Traction

My test car is the humble FWD variant but it behaved like a well-sorted machine equipped with Quattro all-wheel drive. The tires had tremendous amounts of traction on dry roads. I was able to attack a corner more aggressively despite the presence of mild understeer.

I got on the highway to test the high-speed capabilities of the tire and I am happy to report that I never felt the tires lose traction even when the roads were littered with coarse sand and dirt. Braking was also admirable as I was able to stop the vehicle from high-speed without any hesitation from the tires.

Wet Traction

I wasn’t able to fully exploit the capabilities of the Falken Azenis FK453 on a wet highway, although I was able to do a couple of high-speed runs and panic braking scenarios on a deserted piece of wet tarmac. The tires were a bit overwhelmed as I pressed hard on the brake pedal but the braking distance was still admirable despite the presence of muddy soil and water on the wet tarmac.

Snow Traction

The Falken Azenis FK453 is a high-performance summer tire. It is not designed to cope with mild snow on colder climates. For the purpose of fairness, I will not include the snow rating of this tire in my final assessment at the end of this review.

Comfort

The Audi A4’s suspension is tuned more towards sportiness than luxury. The ride comfort is not plush, but it isn’t overly firm either. The Falken Azenis FK453 gave the Audi a compliant ride on the highway but it behaved in a different manner in the urban driving environment. The tires and the suspension felt a bit busy on pockmarked roads and you can also feel the tires working hard to quell the unwanted motions caused by rough patches of concrete.

Noise

The Falken Azenis FK453 tires were silent at moderate speeds but you will definitely hear a bit more tire roar as you approach higher speeds. I also found out the tire roar was relative to smoothness of road surface. On smooth asphalt the tires were whisper-quiet, but they were a bit more talkative over poorly paved concrete roads. However, everything was calm and quiet as I drove on city roads at low speeds.

Treadwear

My Audi A4 test car is a vehicle with a lot of miles under its belt. The Falken Azenis FK453 tires were installed about 2 months ago and have racked up approximately 1,000 or so miles before my test drive. Upon close inspection, the tires had visible signs of wear but nothing too bothersome to merit concern. The owner doesn’t agree with me, however. He was a bit displeased to find wear on a relatively new set of tires considering the fact he does most of his driving within the confines of the city.

Conclusion

I’ll have to say the Falken Azenis FK453 is still commendable despite not being as comfortable as a touring tire. It has the traction and grip of a summer tire on wet and dry roads while it still maintains acceptable levels of comfort for the occasional highway jaunts.

But I bet the primary reason that most people look for the Falken Azenis FK453 is the price. If that is the case, then you won’t be disappointed at all. This tire offers superior value over other lesser-known or Chinese brands.