Firestone Firehawk SZ90

Dry Grip 76%
Wet Grip 67%
Road Feedback 75%
Handling 75%
Wear 70%
Comfort 61%
Buy again 58%
Firestone Firehawk SZ90

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 20 tyre reviews averaging 69% over 163,510 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2010 European Summer Tyre Test - 11th of 16 tyres

2016 ADAC Tyre Test - 225/45 R17 - 12th of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Low wear
  • Negative - Weak in the wet

2011 Auto Zeitung Max Performance Tyre Test - 14th of 14 tyres

  • Overall - While the Firestones unusual profile makes the tyre look quick, it's unconvincing in both the wet and dry
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  
195/50 R15 £40.94 - £40.94 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £44.92 - £97.80 (21 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £65.57 - £181.00 (21 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £55.92 - £92.40 (43 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 26 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!
1 - tyre reviewed on October 28, 2016   

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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.
0 - 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!
1 - tyre reviewed on October 28, 2016   
Given 69% (breakdown) while driving a Rover 75 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 100 spirited miles
I have recently bought a set of these tyres for my car having been informed that they had a new tread pattern. I have found that they have good cornering and braking characteristics in wet or dry conditions on all road surfaces.

I recently took a friend who races street cars as a hobby for a drive on dual carriageways and motorway and he even remarked how quiet they were regarding road noise over other comparable makes.

I would definitely recommend these tyres to anyone.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 24, 2016   
Given 20% (breakdown) while driving a Mitsubishi Lancer GLXi (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 27,000 spirited miles
These tyres are hard, noisy and slippery compared with Pirelli Cinturato P1 and Fulda carat Progresso. Car is unstable on korners, not good handling on dry & wet surfaces and not safe feeling when driving faster on corners at all.
I recommend from my experience Fulda and Pirelli summer and winter tyres.
These tyres are not sport tyres at all, I wouldn't buy again and don't recommend them to anyone.

0 - tyre reviewed on August 16, 2016   
Given 43% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A3 2.0T Sporkback (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 4,000 spirited miles
Very noisy after 90mph and feeling insecure eve tho I have sport suspension. Wouldnt buy again.
0 - tyre reviewed on July 21, 2016   

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