What's this? Overall score emphasizes safety-related tests, including braking, handling, and resistance to hydroplaning. Displayed scores are rounded; models are listed in order of precise overall score.
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Summary:An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 60,000 mile treadwear warranty.
The Firestone Destination LE is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season truck tire
models like the Destination LE are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; wet and dry cornering grip on our skid pad; and subjective steering feel.
Features & Specs - Firestone Destination LE
Size tested The size of the tested model.
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
265/65/18<br />I have about 28,000 miles on these tires and are almost bald and wont pass inspection. would not recommend to anyone. I am a average driver so I would expect 40,000 out of a 60,000 mile tire but didn't even get 30,000. the wear is nice and even on all four tires was a good tire when lasted but wore out before its time
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Hauls it all - kids, camper, fire gear
from Central NJ
Trouble-free, and GREAT in rain!
After four years and some 60+ thousand miles, still performing impressively. Last month, drove through some torrential rain for over an hour, waiting to feel the hydroplaning begin. It never did. This is expected when the tires are new, but at 4/32 remaining tread it was a pleasant surprise.<br /><br />Withstands the load of our family and large travel trailer. Not the best in snow, but never stuck or ditched. Not the best fuel economy, but not far off. Good performance in mild off-road use.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Former firefighter/car enthusiast
from Redwwod City, CA
Great tire on 2004 Honda Pilot
This car is the daily commuter, family road trip, do it all, with six different drivers and over 175,000 miles on it! Have put 58,000 miles on these tires and will get at least 10,000 more. They were a very significant improvement over the Goodyear OEM's and the Goodyear Integrity's that were on it previously. Great wet traction, great stopping power and predictive handling. No problems in the snow at Lake Tahoe. These have been very good, all around tires with no complaints!