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Firestone Winterforce
 
Approximate retail price:
$87
Summary: The tire can be studded for enhanced grip on icy surfaces.
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About - Firestone Winterforce

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


Snow traction:
Snow traction reflects the distance our test car needed to accelerate from 5 to 20 mph on moderately packed snow.

Ice braking:
We tested ice braking on a skating rink from 10 to 0 mph.

Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Features & Specs - Firestone Winterforce
info Size tested 215/60R16
info Speed rating S
info Tread stud-able
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User Reviews - Firestone Winterforce
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5.0
The tire to have for driving in snow.
12/21/2013
Pros
Handling
Ride comfort
Value
Winter traction
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
I live in a very harsh winter area of the Northeast and have been running these tires for the last 8 years on both of our cars. The traction is unbeatable. I change back to a less aggressive tire for the summer because these wear fast. Its a pain but worth it for the winter driving peace of mind.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Love these tires
11/13/2013
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Noise
Best Uses
Comment:
Bought my first set of these tires 5 years ago for an 08 Yaris sedan. No regrets.<br /><br />My commute is a combination of Hwy/city/rural driving and theres blowing snow on most of my route. These tires have taken everything I could throw at them and are usually on the car from mid-Nov until early April.<br /><br />The tries ARE a bit noisy but that's not an issue for me. My fuel consumption increases about 10% so I allow for that and drop my speeds to compensate.<br /><br />After 5 years my current Winterforce are ready for the tire graveyard. I'm replacing them with the same tire as the price/quality meet my expectations.<br /><br />I'd like to see these tires get a better rating as I think they're better than CR reports but read the revies from people who have used them and make your own decision.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Pulled Us Through a Couple of Real Jams
9/16/2013
Pros
Handling
Ride comfort
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Noise
Best Uses
Comment:
Iced road to our MN cabin got blown in during a big 2 day storm. Tires dough through and got us out of what could have been a long walk home.<br /><br />Spring breakup same thing. 1.5 miles of slush and water covered ice and potholes. I told the wife, with these tires we can count on getting to and from the cabin every winter.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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