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Firestone Winterforce UV
 
Approximate retail price:
$111.92
Summary: Can be studded for enhanced grip on icy roads. Use winter tires in sets of four for the best balance of handling and winter grip.
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About - Firestone Winterforce UV

The Firestone Winterforce UV is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, winter truck tire models like the Winterforce UV 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 UV
info Size tested P265/70R17
info Speed rating Q
info Tread Stud-able
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User Reviews - Firestone Winterforce UV
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Excellent Tires
1/22/2013
Pros
Handling
Tread life
Value
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Great Traction very happy with them, Second winter with them and love them
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Best value snow tire bar none
3/10/2012
Pros
Dry grip
Great in the snow
Value
Winter traction
Cons
Poor gas mileage
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought a near-new Xterra in 2009 and put on these firestone winter tires for our annual trip to the hills north of Montreal for Christmas. These got me through all the snow in Canada except for one ice-snow storm when we used my mominlaw's jeep with studded tires to get up her steep ice-covered driveway. <br /><br />Returning to the U.S we faced the DC's snowmageddon and were often the only vehicle moving - zipping past crawling police cars or other SUVs and trucks.<br /><br />The gas mileage is about 10-15% worse than non-snow tires but there was no performance or noise penalty. I frankly do not understand the low ratings - I bought these because of the low price (<$100 each) but they have been awesome - this was our 3rd winter with them on.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great
12/29/2011
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Noise
Ride comfort
Best Uses
Comment:
Installed on my 2006 Subaru Forester, they handle wet roads very well and light snow, still have not had any major snow to test them. They are loud at highway speeds and tend to be rough riding first thing in the morning.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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