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Firestone Winterhawk 3 225/50 R17 98 V XL, FR

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Tyre size:
225/50 R17
Speed index:
V = max 149 mph
Load index:
98 = max 750 kg
Vehicle type:
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Summary: 4.2 Summary: Overall rating is a weighted average of individual performance, not the arithmetic mean. Some of a tyre’s features have a greater impact on the overall assessment, while some will have a lesser impact. 129 reviews

  • Costs: Influence of the tyre on car running costs. 111110 4.1
  • Comfort: Influence of the tyre on driving comfort. 111120 4.2
  • Drivability: Influence of the tyre on drivability. 111120 4.2

129 customers have rated this tyre

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  • 3 11 people
  • 2 2 people
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93% of users recommend this tyre


We have been collecting information about this tyre for 2956 days. In that time we have received 129 reviews.
The total distance driven by our customers is 943000 miles.

The highest rated parameter is: the grip on a dry surface.

This tyre was reviewed by users driving usually in the city.

This tyre was reviewed by drivers who assess their driving style as moderate.

Latest Reviews:

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  • Opinion from outside the UK user: _George

    Size: 225/45 R17

    Rating: 3.3 111300
    The Firestone Winterhawk 3 tyre model is according to me pretty much simmilar to winterhawk 2. In fact, the good behavior of the previous generation prompted me to just such a choice, but pretty soon I realized that it's practically the same. The primary parameter for me to evaluate is the ability to move off on wet or snow-covered roads, the previous generation is of no difference, compared to the summer. The behavior of the car was so much different, after a month of use I went to the MOT in order to check the drive AWD, if it works correctly because those were starting to feel very different from their prodecessor. I decided to drive on the Firestone Winterhawk 3 until the end of the season, i'll be considering selling those and getting something new. In the end I can mention that i was using 2 generation for 3 seasons and have carried them around 40k miles.

    Is this review helpful? Yes 3 No 1

  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Mark

    Size: 195/65 R15

    Rating: 4.7 111170
    Hello. I'm currently using the second set of the winterhawk 2 tyres. I was using the first set during 7 seasons (7 years) and they did not lose their properties to the very end so I was very pleased with them and with their grip so I decided to buy a new Firestone Winterhawk 3. I drove on them them about 2000 miles already nand I am quite impressed as they are definitely even more quiet than the Winterhawk 2 model. I'm often travelling to mountainous areas to ski so snow is not unfamiliar to me. Very good grip on snow-covered roads. Very good sush drainage. I am very pleased with them after the first season. I recommend Firestone Winterhawk 3 tyres for people who are looking for tyres at a decent price with excellent driving properties.

    Is this review helpful? Yes 0 No 0

  • Opinion from outside the UK user: yarek

    Size: 205/55 R16

    Rating: 2.7 117000
    I drove around 2000 miles with Firestone Winterhawk 3 tyres fitted on my car, of which two routes were more than 500m. They behave properly, especially in the snow. Somewhat lsignificant tread wear though, a bit larger than expected, so i can estimate that they would last for another two seasons. Average rolling resistance, which resulted in a noticeable fuel consumption on the road. Average noise level, which the road is a bit cumbersome, especially at higher speeds on dry roads. I'm not sure what the author meant by asking for an assessment of the appearance of the tyre. They look like normal tyres, round, black, with no special frills. To sum up: Firestone Winterhawk 3 are the regular tyres, you get exactly what you pay for.

    Is this review helpful? Yes 1 No 0

  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Robert

    Size: 185/60 R15

    Rating: 3.7 111700
    I was using Firestone Winterhawk 3 tyres last winter, but it so happened that there were almost no snow in the area. During last 3 seasons I was using refurbished tyres which weren't much of a compare to these so no disappointment there. The wet grip on curves is peculiar. You can loose the grip sometimes and then immediately regain it if you do. Another good thing is that you won't really feel any road bumps and it's quiet.Unfortunately it wears quite quick but to be honest i'm not a slow driver so that was to be expected especially with my powerful engine. Durability of the tyre i bought my wife was better (those were Nokians) although she drives less. My tyre size is 185/60/15, driving the Fiat Bravo 147bhp.

    Is this review helpful? Yes 1 No 0

  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Gimpy

    Size: 195/65 R15

    Rating: 4.3 111130
    Firestone Winterhawk 3 is a really good tyre for the price. I was going to buy dunlop tyres but at the last i've found Winterhawks to be something new on the market. The fact is this year's winter was not too harsh but still they proved themselves during a trip to the mountains. Very good adhesion on dry and wet roads. ESP does not turn up too often with violent traction. I do not know how those would fare with a heavier car but for a compact 150bhp I can surely recommend. Already tested Michelin alpine, now in the second car I have goodyears and i can boldly compare those 2 brands. Good tyre! Firestone Winterhawk 3 are definately to be RECOMMENDED.

    Is this review helpful? Yes 1 No 1

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Product description

Firestone Winterhawk 3 225/50 R17 98 V XL, FR

The presented tyre is marked with 3PMSF symbol (Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake). It means that the tyre meets the EU requirements for winter tyres. The symbol is awarded after thorough tests of a tyre model in terms of snow grip.

Technical description: The Firestone Winterhawk 3 is well-regarded among drivers, and can also boast outstanding results in prestigious tyre tests. The model was designed to provide improved traction in winter conditions and longer mileages compared to the previous generation of tyres and competitor products. The directional tread pattern means that the goal of improved traction on wet roads has been achieved. In addition to the directional design, the dense network of blades and friction forces between the tyre and the road also play a key role in this respect. They ensure that the tyre can get a good hold on snow and ice, thus ensuring outstanding grip in typical winter conditions. The wide grooves of the Firestone Winterhawk 3 ensure the extremely rapid evacuation of water and slush. The even distribution of blocks and grooves over the tyre tread ensures optimum flexibility throughout the service life of the tyre, making it possible to achieve incredible mileages.  

Information about the manufacturer: Firestone was established in 1900, making it one of the pioneers in the tyre manufacturing industry. It takes its name from its founder, Harvey S. Firestone, who was responsible for advising the then owner of Ford Motor Company to use pneumatic tyres in his vehicles. In 1907, Henry Ford bought 2000 sets of tyres from Firestone for the Ford T, his latest model of car. In 1988 the company was acquired by the Japanese Bridgestone Group.

Firestone Winterhawk 3 winter tyre is classified as medium tyre, which means that it provides best value for money.
Now, you are looking at the tyre with the size of 225/50 R17.
This tyre has a speed index of V - the maximum speed at which you can drive on this tyre is 149 mph. The load index of this tyre is 98 - the maximum load that can be carried by the tyre is 750 kg.
The labelling of the tyre includes the following classes: C (rolling resistance), C (wet grip), 72 db (noise level).
The presented tyre has the following features:
  • a reinforced structure (it is more resistant to loads than the standard model)
  • a wheel rim protector (indication of this tyre type depends on the manufacturer)

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Klasa oporu C Klasa hamowania C 72 dB

Tyre tests

2018 ADAC test in size:175/65 R14 3. place rating: satisfactory
ÖAMTC test in size:175/65 R14 3. place rating: recommended
TCS test in size:175/65 R14 3. place rating: recommended
Auto Bild test in size:225/50 R17 rating: satisfactory
Auto Zeitung test in size:195/65 R16 rating: satisfactory
ÖAMTC test in size:195/65 R15 rating: recommended
TCS test in size:195/65 R15 rating: recommended
TCS test in size:225/45 R17 3. place rating: recommended
ADAC test in size:205/55 R16 rating: satisfactory
Auto Bild test in size:185/60 R15 rating: recommended