Firestone Firehawk SZ90

Dry Grip 77%
Wet Grip 69%
Road Feedback 75%
Handling 71%
Wear 71%
Comfort 60%
Buy again 59%

The Firestone Firehawk SZ90 is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Firestone firehawk S790

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Tyre review data from 23 tyre reviews averaging 69% over 261,525 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2017 Auto Bild Sports Cars Tyre Test - 8th of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Good resistance to aquaplaning, low rolling resistance, cheap
  • Negative - Low lateral stability, strong understeer and long braking distances on wet surfaces, slow response to steering and unbalanced behavior on dry surfaces
  • Overall - Not recommended

2017 Auto Bild UHP Tyre Test - 9th of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Acceptable resistance to aquaplaning
  • Negative - Unbalanced handling and long braking distances on wet and dry roads. High noise levels
  • Overall - Not recommended

2010 European Summer Tyre Test - 11th of 16 tyres

Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/55 R15 85V   G A 72  
195/55 R15 85V   F A 72  
215/40 R16 86W XL   G B 73  
195/45 R16 84V XL   F B 73  
195/45 R16 80V   F B 73  
195/45 R16 84V XL   G B 73  
195/45 R16 80V   G B 73  
205/45 R16 83W   G B 73  
205/45 R16 83W   E B 73  
205/45 R16 87W XL   G B 73  
205/45 R16 87W XL   E B 73  
225/50 R16 92W   E A 71  
225/50 R16 92W   F A 72  
225/50 R16 92V   F A 72  
195/55 R16 87V   F A 71  
205/55 R16 91V   E A 71  
205/55 R16 91W   G C 71  
205/55 R16 94W XL   F C 72  
205/55 R16 91V   G C 71  
205/55 R16 91W   F B 73  
205/55 R16 94W XL   E A 72  
205/40 R17 84W XL   G B 73  
205/40 R17 84W XL   E B 73  
245/40 R17 91Y   G B 73  
245/40 R17 91Y   F B 73  
205/45 R17 88V XL   E B 73  
205/45 R17 88W XL   E B 73  
205/45 R17 84V   F C 71  
205/45 R17 84V   F C 73  
205/45 R17 88W XL   G B 73  
205/45 R17 88V XL   G B 73  
215/45 R17 87V   G B 73  
215/45 R17 87Y   G B 73  
215/45 R17 91Y XL   F B 73  
215/45 R17 91Y XL   E B 73  
215/45 R17 87Y   E B 73  
225/45 R17 91W   G C 72  
225/45 R17 91Y   G B 72  
225/45 R17 94V XL   F B 72  
225/45 R17 94W XL   F B 72  
225/45 R17 91Y   F B 72  
225/45 R17 91V   G C 72  
225/45 R17 94Y XL   E B 71  
225/45 R17 91W   F B 73  
225/45 R17 94Y XL   F B 71  
225/45 R17 91W   E B 72  
225/45 R17 94W XL   E B 72  
235/45 R17 97Y XL   E B 73  
235/45 R17 94Y   E B 73  
235/45 R17 97Y XL   F B 73  
235/45 R17 94Y   F B 73  
245/45 R17 95W   F B 71  
245/45 R17 99Y XL   E B 72  
245/45 R17 95W   F B 73  
245/45 R17 99Y XL   E B 73  
205/50 R17 89V   F A 72  
205/50 R17 89W   F A 72  
205/50 R17 89W   E B 72  
205/50 R17 93V XL   F A 72  
205/50 R17 89V   E A 72  
205/50 R17 93W XL   F A 72  
205/50 R17 93W XL   E A 72  
215/50 R17 95W XL   F A 72  
215/50 R17 91W   E A 72  
215/50 R17 95W XL   E A 71  
215/50 R17 91W   F A 72  
225/50 R17 94W   E B 71  
255/35 R18 94Y XL   F B 75  
255/35 R18 94Y XL   E B 73  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   F B 73  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E B 73  
225/40 R18 88Y   F B 73  
225/40 R18 88Y   G B 73  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   F B 73  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   E B 73  
235/40 R18 91Y   G B 73  
245/40 R18 93Y   F B 73  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   F B 73  
245/40 R18 93Y   F B 73  
245/40 R18 93Y   E B 71  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   E B 72  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   F B 73  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   E B 73  
235/45 R18 98Y XL   F B 73  
235/45 R18 98Y XL   E B 72  
245/45 R18 100Y XL   E B 73  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   F B 75  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E B 75  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E B 75  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E A 72  
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Size Price Range  
225/40 R18 £67.16 - £89.40 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Available in 23 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Firestone Firehawk SZ90 Review

Given 86% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A3 2.0 TDI 140 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
I'm really impressed by these tyres. Had a quick look at the reviews here before buying and there were several negative ones, which almost turn my decision on buying them. But actually the tyres are great in dry, wet, wet & cold handling and braking... They grip in turns with high speed and road feedback is good.
I can say they are a bit noisy, but it's not something bothering. Wear is less than 1mm after 15000km. Will buy again and recommend for sure!
43 - tyre reviewed on October 28, 2016   

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Given 53% (breakdown) while driving a Opel Corsa D 1.4 (195/50 R15) on a combination of roads for 15 average miles
I don’t even care how this tyres are on dry or wet road because you can’t hear anything inside car except noise of tyres, this noise make you mad, no chance to handle it, never again firestone
0 - tyre reviewed on April 22, 2018   
Given 74% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen golf 2.0 gt tdi (225/45 R17 W) on mostly town for 18,000 easy going miles
Decent tyres for the price. Wet grip good, dry grip good only negative is that they have started to crack at 3mm and 18000 miles.
0 - tyre reviewed on December 22, 2017   
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Given 92% (breakdown) while driving a SEAT 1.4 TSI (195/55 R15) on mostly country roads for 80,000 average miles
Really great Tires. I had them on my new Seat. Lasted 80.000 km. They were used in all seasons. Great handling in every conditions. Hever had a problem with them. Great eaven on snow.
Very recommandable tire. I would buy it again for sure.
2 - tyre reviewed on January 17, 2017   
Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz C180 (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 17,500 average miles
Bought the tyres in May 2013, have done 28000 km with them. Two tyres down to wear sign, two still have about 3 mm. So I will change them in the spring with a new set of something else. They had very good grip on dry and wet, on curves the car was very stable, feedback also good, you felt the car when it started to slide. Negative aspects: noise, low comfort and high fuel consumption.
1 - tyre reviewed on November 13, 2016   
Given 86% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A3 2.0 TDI 140 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
I'm really impressed by these tyres. Had a quick look at the reviews here before buying and there were several negative ones, which almost turn my decision on buying them. But actually the tyres are great in dry, wet, wet & cold handling and braking... They grip in turns with high speed and road feedback is good.
I can say they are a bit noisy, but it's not something bothering. Wear is less than 1mm after 15000km. Will buy again and recommend for sure!
43 - tyre reviewed on October 28, 2016   

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