Falken ZE914

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 86%
Handling 81%
Wear 82%
Comfort 83%
Buy again 87%

The Falken ZE914 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Falken ZE912

This tyre has been replaced by the Falken ZIEX ZE914 EcoRun

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Tyre review data from 88 tyre reviews averaging 85% over 869,133 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2017 ACE SUV Summer Tyre Test - 3rd of 11 tyres

2016 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test - 14th of 15 tyres

  • Positive - High resistance to aquaplaning, short braking distances on wet roads, high comfort, low rolling resistance
  • Negative - Poor wet handling, high wear, average value
  • Overall - Satisfactory

2015 European Tyre Test 205/55 R16 - 11th of 19 tyres

  • Positive - Very good in the dry
  • Negative - High wear
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
265/35 R18 97W          
215/45 R18 93W   C B 71  
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Size Price Range  
205/45 R16 £63.00 - £63.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £58.00 - £71.00 (3 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/55 R16 £74.00 - £85.00 (3 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £77.00 - £77.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £78.00 - £80.00 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 82 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Falken ZE914 Review

Given 93% while driving a Skoda Fabia Scout 1.6 tdi (205/45 R16) on a combination of roads for 30,000 spirited miles
I've just ordered my 3rd set of Falkens for my car.
I drive approx. 1000 miles a week commuting from Cornwall to Hampshire.
the front set has lasted 30k miles in all weathers & everything from motorway to Cornish lanes. (rears have lasted over 60k but car is FWD)
they are down to the minimum now (1.7mm) and only now am I loosing confidence in them on the wet icy roads. I do drive hard and have every confidence in them hence why I change them I've gone for another set.

if they did motorbike tyres I'd be tempted to fit them to my CBF1000 as well!!
101 - tyre reviewed on March 7, 2016   

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Given 74% while driving a Peugeot 206 GTI 180 (205/40 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
This Tyre make Falken one of my favorite Tyre maker. Fully recommended about value - money only little noisy and if last little more i would buy again.
1 - tyre reviewed on November 16, 2018   
Given 76% while driving a Opel (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 18 average miles
Opel Omega B estate 2.0 auto 18.000 miles covered in 2 years. The car is RWD. These tyres started off as fronts for 9700 miles, then transferred to the rear as new 914s were fitted to the front. 914s are looking very good on the front and the rears have now expired. The car carries a mobility scooter in the rear at all times, due to the weight the only problem has been one tyre has worn off an inside strip due to camber alignment cock up, so not the tyres fault. Apart from that there is still a mil left on the right rear above the indicator tabs.
But all that said they give better grip than any other make I have used, for the price and the safe feeling they give I would use nothing else, if I slowed down through corners then I would have got more milage out of them. This is my third car to use 914s, I would continue to use them but the 310 is supposed to be better again, so I will look forward to the new ze310s that are on there way as I type.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 6, 2018   
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Given 87% while driving a Fiat croma (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 40,000 spirited miles
After replacing Conti Eco Contact (garbage) with these, I felt like born again. When Conti Eco Contact failed miserably, I was looking for a replacement and reviews were pointing towards these. I am happy to say, these are among best tires I ever had on any of my cars, bested only by Michelin Primacy. I have driven them on highway, local roads, a bit on dirt road, went over potholes, mud and sludge, mountain drive, sharp cornering, fast driving, you name it. After 40.000 miles, they are on half wear and still perfectly balanced, great grip, comfortable and safe. I am selling my car now and it goes with these tires out. I feel like there is at least 20.000 miles in them, and if I could keep them for my new car, I would.
Downside is somewhat stiff ride but not so hard, wet grip is very good but not fantastic, but very good, and only noticeable thing is they skid a bit when starting uphill on dry road. I guess it comes as result of durability. However, if you hit brakes in panic, they stop the car immediately, don't wobble, and give you great feedback, and, as it happened to me few times, after a second or two, what went trough my mind was " thank God I have these tires on my wheels..."
So, I can recommend them, especially for the price, where you will get 98% performance of tires that cost double or triple than these.
4 - tyre reviewed on May 14, 2018   
Given 96% while driving a Skoda Monti carlo 1.0dsg (215/40 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
Just changed from 16_17 n my fabia Monti carlo absolutely love the tyres also only paid 80each at my Skoda dealer in burntwood. Would definitely buy them again.
5 - tyre reviewed on February 25, 2018   
Given 74% while driving a Mazda MX5 (225/45 R17) on track for 800 average miles
I have 4 on my MX5 mk1 on 14" standard rims.
They squeal a lot when pushed but still grip well. Seem to take a bit of warming up so last time out I went down to 22 psi cold.
Wear was more noticeable at Cadwell than Mallory.
A little bit skittish on the road in the wet although I have track stiff suspension so not necessarily the tyres fault.

I think they're excellent value for money particularly on standard rims.
4 - tyre reviewed on February 20, 2018   

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