Falken FK453

Dry Grip 77%
Wet Grip 71%
Road Feedback 62%
Handling 58%
Wear 60%
Comfort 69%
Buy again 60%

The Falken FK453 is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Falken FK452

This tyre has been replaced by the Falken Azenis FK510

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Tyre review data from 27 tyre reviews averaging 65% over 207,200 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2016 Sport Auto UHP Summer Tyre Test - 6th of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Good braking performance on wet and dry roads, quick reaction to steering and good handling in the dry, low noise
  • Negative - Average wet performance, high rolling resistance

2015 Auto Express Tyre Test - 8th of 11 tyres

  • Overall - A test debut for Falken with the FK453, and sadly eighth place. The tyre struggled in wet and dry braking, was second to last in wet cornering, had a high rolling resistance and could only manage eighth in straight aquaplaning. Fourth in dry handling was its saving grace, only 1% slower than the Continental.

2015 Australian Motor 235/35 R19 Tyre Test - 6th of 8 tyres

Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
215/45 R17 91Y   F B    
225/45 R17 94Y XL          
285/35 R18 101Y XL   F B 71  
225/40 R18 92Y   F B 72  
265/35 R19 98Y   F B 71  
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Size Price Range  
245/35 R18 £97.40 - £100.80 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/30 R19 £100.90 - £103.20 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/35 R18 £105.20 - £107.20 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/40 R17 £91.10 - £104.00 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
265/30 R19 £128.10 - £134.90 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 51 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Falken FK453 Review

Given 60% while driving a BMW 330i M SPORT SALOON (245/35 R18) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
Cornering in the wet and dry was good. If the road was wet the wheels would spin quite easily when taking off from a stand still. Comfort I don't really know about, nothing really feels comfortable with msport suspension. Wear was pretty bad, rears are basically bald after 10000miles, 1500miles of that was on road trips with spirited driving and the other 8500miles was on straight roads driving normally doing 60mph. The fronts still have at least half their tread left so might keep them on the front, but will probably go with something else on the rears as they cost about $450 per tyre.
53 - tyre reviewed on March 14, 2016   

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Given 31% while driving a Mazda 6 (225/45 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 12,500 spirited miles
Very bad experience with this tyres. Really not fit for spirited drivers. Very bad during cornering, even in straight line driving can feel car not stable. Used only for 20k km mileage. Like a night mare having this tyres. Replaced it with continental. Never ever will consider falken tyres anymore.
1 - tyre reviewed on January 16, 2019   
Given 79% while driving a BMW Z4 3.0 (225/45 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 15,000 spirited miles
Great value for money, decent life expectancy considering the driving style.
There are better tyres out there but I found those to be fun and predictable.
Grip is not my priority as I like a lively car.
I had preferred the FK452, but those are OK replacements...
2 - tyre reviewed on December 8, 2017   
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Given 64% while driving a BMW 520d M Sport (275/35 R19 W) on mostly motorways for 12,000 average miles
Having changed all 4 of my Run-Flat tyres only 18 months (and 12000 miles) ago, I was today shocked to hear I only had 1mm left on the rear tyres. All of my driving has been long motor drives across Europe. My last tyres (Michelins) lasted 38000 miles, hence the reason I'm so shocked. The front tyres still have 5mm.
19 - tyre reviewed on September 28, 2017   

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