Firestone Winterhawk 3

Dry Grip 77%
Wet Grip 68%
Road Feedback 70%
Handling 70%
Wear 78%
Comfort 73%
Buy again 74%
Snow Grip 70%
Ice Grip 70%

The Firestone Winterhawk 3 is a Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Firestone Winterhawk 2 EVO

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Tyre review data from 6 tyre reviews averaging 72% over 55,000 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2019 Winter Tyre Test Market Overview - 24th of 47 tyres

2018 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test - 19th of 22 tyres

  • Positive - Low price, ok in snow.
  • Negative - Low grip and slow steering in the wet, long wet and dry braking, low comfort.

2018 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 175/65 R14 - 3rd of 12 tyres

  • Positive - Top marks in the dry, low fuel consumption
  • Negative - Slightly weak in the wet
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
155/70 R13 75T   E C 71  
175/70 R13 82T   E C 71  
155/80 R13 79T   E C 71  
185/60 R14 82T   E C 71  
155/65 R14 75T   E C 71  
165/65 R14 79T   E C 71  
175/65 R14 86T XL   E C 71  
175/65 R14 82T   E C 71  
175/65 R14 82T   E C 71  
185/65 R14 86T   E C 71  
165/70 R14 81T   E C 71  
175/70 R14 88T XL   E C 71  
175/70 R14 84T   E C 71  
185/70 R14 88T   E C 71  
195/50 R15 82H   E C 72  
195/50 R15 82T   E C 72  
185/55 R15 82T   F C 71  
195/55 R15 85H   E C 72  
185/60 R15 84T   E C 70  
185/60 R15 88T XL   E C 71  
195/60 R15 88T   E C 71  
205/60 R15 91H   E C 72  
205/60 R15 91T   E C 72  
165/65 R15 81T   E C 71  
175/65 R15 84T   E C 71  
185/65 R15 88T   E C 71  
195/65 R15 91T   E C 72  
195/65 R15 95T XL   E C 72  
195/65 R15 91H   E C 72  
205/65 R15 94H   E C 72  
205/65 R15 94T   E C 72  
215/65 R15 96H   E C 72  
195/55 R16 87H   E C 72  
195/55 R16 87T   E C 72  
205/55 R16 91T   E C 72  
205/55 R16 94H XL   E C 72  
205/55 R16 91H   E C 72  
205/55 R16 94V XL   E C 72  
215/55 R16 93H   E C 72  
215/55 R16 97H XL   E C 72  
225/55 R16 99H XL   E C 72  
225/55 R16 95H   E C 72  
205/60 R16 92H   E B 72  
215/60 R16 99H XL   E C 72  
225/45 R17 91H   E C 71  
225/45 R17 94V XL   E C 71  
235/45 R17 97V XL   E C 72  
205/50 R17 93V XL   E C 72  
225/50 R17 98H XL   C C 72  
225/50 R17 98V XL   C C 72  
225/55 R17 101V XL   E C 72  
225/40 R18 92V XL   E C 72  
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Size Price Range  
155/65 R14 £32.74 - £50.88 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
185/65 R15 £37.00 - £55.90 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £38.63 - £62.88 (29 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £70.04 - £94.50 (21 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/50 R17 £75.34 - £95.46 (28 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 43 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Firestone Winterhawk 3 Review

Given 100% while driving a BMW 530d Auto SE LCI (225/50 R17 H) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
Excellent dry and wet grip, super quiet, super comfortable. I had previously Continental, and I must say that these tires are nozaj excellent and I dare say that even better.
79 - tyre reviewed on December 7, 2015   

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Given 74% while driving a Renault Megane 2 sedan (195/65 R15 T) on mostly town for 25,000 average miles
Been driving them around 40 000km (4 winters and 1 summer) on 2 wheel FWD car (1.6 atmo engine, no turbo so no torque). They are a pretty average tire. Handles everything well, master of none. Never got to the max of the tire (I drive 10-20kmh above limit and I'm a steady driver, no sharp turns, heavy braking or hard acceleration ), never had a scary situation, but never also had "wow this tire rocks" moment. It never stuck in the snow, never had problems with aquaplaning or on ice.

I even had it as a summer tyre this year and it still didn't wear (it is a better summer tire than Micheling Energy Saver). I'm currently on 5.5mm of thread which is outstanding. Not sure if its the tire or my suspension on the car, but bot tires (Energy Saver and WinterHawk 3) easily activated the ABS during braking. WinterHawk was little better in braking than the Energy Saver. For instance, on my other car (Skoda Fabia), you could brake harder and stop faster on less known tires (like the Barum Polaris or Bravuris 3HM). Skoda just digged in the asphalt or snow, while on my Megane ABS starts and the braking feeling is not so great. But this are two different cars, Megane is more comfortable than the Škoda but is also way more wallowy as the Škoda is much more direct in steering and grip.

I will replace them with premium All Season tires so will see if its the car or the tires.
0 - tyre reviewed on August 19, 2019   
Given 23% while driving a Mercedes Benz E220Cdi (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
Hello, I have Mercdes Benz. I have driven on lot of tyres, winter and summer. This is not my first snow or rain with this car. Firestone Winterhawk 3 is the worst tyre I had opportunity to drive on. On dry roads are relative ok, on wet roads it is better to stay home. On the snow also, like you don't have tyres. One season, around cca 10 000 km passed on these tyre and it will go to rubish... Very expensive tyres, and very bad tyres. I would never buy Firestone again.
2 - tyre reviewed on February 26, 2018   
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Given 69% while driving a Skoda Octavia (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 13,000 average miles
Nothing to impress. It is balanced and affordable tire. Performance on snow is Ok if you drive normally. Dry and wet handling are satisfactory.
3 - tyre reviewed on October 18, 2017   
Given 71% while driving a Peugeot 107 (155/65 R14) on mostly town for 9,000 average miles
In my opinion Firestone Winterhawk 3 is at most an average performance tyre. Maybe this should be correlated with my car tyre size (155/65 R14)...
In dry conditions it is a fair tyre, though it has a pronounced understeering tendency. The wet grip is acceptable if you don't need to brake suddenly :), and the snow/ice grip is poor.

Positive:
- Comfortable tyres
- Low rolling resistance
- Low wear

Negative:
- Wet grip.
- Poor snow and ice grip.
- Understeering behaviour.

Next time I will not buy these tyres again.
13 - tyre reviewed on January 12, 2017   
Given 100% while driving a BMW 530d Auto SE LCI (225/50 R17 H) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
Excellent dry and wet grip, super quiet, super comfortable. I had previously Continental, and I must say that these tires are nozaj excellent and I dare say that even better.
79 - tyre reviewed on December 7, 2015   

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