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Firestone Champion HR
 
Approximate retail price:
$98
Summary: H speed rated performance all season tires are suited to many family cars. This tire has a 40,000 mile tread wear warranty.
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Type: H-speed rated tires
About - Firestone Champion HR

The Firestone Champion HR is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance all season tire models like the Champion HR are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Handling:
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry and wet cornering grip; and subjective steering feel.
Features & Specs - Firestone Champion HR
info Speed rating H
info Treadwear warranty 40,000
info UTQG treadwear 400
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 215/60R16
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User Reviews - Firestone Champion HR
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5.0
Impressed so far
7/9/2014
Pros
Noise
Ride comfort
Value
Cons
None Yet
Best Uses
Comment:
Had these put on my 03 vw jetta and was impressed the minute i got on the road. These tires ride very smoothly and quietly. This is my 3rd set of tires on this car, the first 2 sets were Goodyear Eagles from the factory which I replaced with Michelin Primacy when the time came. I was shocked that these Firestone Champion HRs ride smoother and quieter than either the Michelins or the Goodyears! Last time I bought Firestones was in the 60's. I'm glad I tried them again! And the best part- these tires are on the low end of the price range!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Worst Tire I've Ever Had
4/12/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Tread life
Wet grip
Cons
Noise
Ride comfort
Best Uses
Comment:
I had these tires about a year and a half. I bought 4 and About 6 months after receiving the tires, the rear driver side tire shredded while on the highway. 6 months after that, same thing happens to the rear passenger side tire. Then another 6 months go by, the passenger front tire has a huge bubble in the sidewall.<br /><br />I always check my tire pressure, and they never fell below 30psi unless there was an issue. The side walls are these ties (and the tires in general) are just very fragile. It was a horrible experience.<br /><br />Treadlife and handling seemed to be fine (not the greatest in the snow but not horrible), but the durability of the tire is just horrible.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Good tires
12/16/2013
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Lasted 5 Years
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
None
Best Uses
Comment:
We put these tires on a 1997 Honda Accord. Lasted 5 years and still had tread. Getting the second set now, they may just outlast the car
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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