Falken Azenis FK450 A/S Tire Review & Rating

Launched in early 2016, the new Falken Azenis FK450 A/S is designed for all types of sports cars, coupes and high-performance sedans. This ultra-high performance all-season tire is built to deliver reliable traction, responsive steering and added cornering grip for more spirited drivers who are looking to get the most out of their tires.

Falken uses a specially designed tread compound that features high dispersion silica, and matches it to an asymmetric tread pattern that gives the FK450 AS increased traction and handling at higher speeds on both dry or wet road surfaces. The tire’s wide shoulder blocks and continuous center ribs give it quicker steering response, which is a real plus for this tire. It furthers aids in braking and acceleration.

Falken Azenis FK450 A/S Tire Review
Four circumferential grooves and Falken’s 3D Canyon Sipe technology help in channeling away rain water and enhancing traction on wet streets and highways. It also reduces the risk of hydroplaning. It’s comparable to what you would find on other models like the BFG Comp-2 A/S.

The canyon sipes provide additional biting edges for better grip on light to moderate snow and ice. That said, the FK450 is not a winter tire by any means and struggles with braking/acceleration on heavy hard-packed snow and ice like most every UHP all-season tire.

Falken currently offers 48 sizes that range from 16-20 inches, and all sizes come with either a W or Y-speed rating. This model sports a 500 UTQG rating, which means it should provide a longer lasting treadlife than many tires in this class. A 50K mile tread warranty is also part of the package.

Pros

  • Dry and wet traction
  • Quick steering response
  • Cornering grip
  • Treadlife

Cons

  • Traction on hard-packed snow and ice

Overall Thoughts

Falken has made quite a number of changes in their tire lineup recently, with many more to come, and the new FK450 A/S is a welcome addition to be sure. While many may feel that Falken is just another second-tier level brand name, tires like this one are quickly showing everyone they are serious about upping the performance levels.

You can expect to find more than adequate traction on wet or dry pavement. It delivers faster steering response and a good feel for the road surface. Cornering grip is nearly as good as you’ll find from top tires in this category. In addition, the ride is comfortable for a UHP tire, and treadlife has shown early on to be very good as well.

Overall, with its solid performance and lower budget-friendly price the FK450 A/S ranks in the upper half of this category.

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What Vehicles Will The Falken Azenis FK450 A/S Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Acura TSX, TL, RL
  • Audi A8L, S5, Allroad, A3, A4
  • BMW 325i, 530i, 335i, 328i, 525
  • Buick LaCrosse, Lucerne
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Chevrolet Camaro, HHR, Impala, Malibu, Cruze, Volt
  • Dodge Journey, Charger, Stratus
  • Ford Thunderbird, Fusion, Escape, Taurus, Mustang, Focus
  • Honda Accord, Civic, Fit, CR-V
  • Hyundai Elantra, Tucson, Sonata, Genesis
  • Infiniti G35, M35, EX35, G37
  • Jaguar XJ8, X-Type
  • Kia Optima
  • Lexus ES300, SC300
  • Mazda 3, Protege, 5, CX-5, 6
  • Mercedes-Benz C280, S320, CLK320, E-class
  • Mini Cooper
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse, Lancer
  • Nissan Altima, Juke, Maxima, Sentra, Rogue
  • Saab 9-3, 9-4
  • Scion xD, tC
  • Subaru Outback, Impreza, Legacy
  • Suzuki SX4
  • Toyota Camry, Avalon, Matrix, Prius, Corolla
  • Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, Passat, CC Sport, GTi
  • Volvo S80, V70

Tire Sizes

16″

205/50R16 87W BSW
205/55R16 91W BSW
215/55R16 97W XL BSW
225/50R16 92W BSW
225/55R16 95W BSW

17″

205/45R17 88W XL BSW
205/50R17 93W XL BSW
215/45R17 91W XL BSW
215/50R17 95W XL BSW
215/55R17 94W BSW
225/45R17 94W XL BSW
225/50R17 98W XL BSW
225/55R17 97W BSW
235/45R17 97W XL BSW
235/50R17 96W BSW
235/55R17 99W BSW
245/40R17 91W BSW
245/50R17 99W BSW
255/40R17 94Y BSW

18″

215/45R18 93W XL BSW
225/40R18 92Y XL BSW
225/45R18 95Y XL BSW
225/50R18 95W BSW
235/40R18 95Y XL BSW
235/45R18 98W XL BSW
235/50R18 97W BSW
245/40R18 97Y XL BSW
245/45R18 100Y XL BSW
245/50R18 100W BSW
255/35R18 94Y XL BSW
255/40R18 99Y XL BSW
265/35R18 97Y XL BSW

19″

225/45R19 96Y XL BSW
245/45R19 102Y XL BSW
255/40R19 100Y XL BSW
255/45R19 104Y XL BSW
285/35R19 99Y BSW

20″

245/35R20 95Y XL BSW
245/45R20 103Y XL BSW
255/35R20 97Y XL BSW

Price Range

Falken Azenis FK450 A/S prices range from approximately $89 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

Falken includes a 50,000 mile tread warranty on the FK450 AS. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 2/32 inch of wear.

Materials and workmanship are backed for the life of the tire down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth. Free tire replacement is provided for unserviceable defects during the first 2/32 inch of wear. Falken prorates out the amount for the remaining tread depth, down to the last 2/32 inch.

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