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Falken Ziex ZE-612 Tire Review & Rating

Designed for drivers looking for a high performance all-season tire for their sport coupes or sedans, the Ziex ZE-612 from Falken sports some of the latest advances in tire technology to make driving more enjoyable.

The asymmetrical tread pattern and state of the art tread compound enhance dry surface traction and steering response. Larger shoulder blocks around the tire provide additional cornering power throughout the speed range.

Ziex ZE 612 Tires by Falken

Wet handling and grip are enhanced through the four circumferential grooves and multi-sipe design around the tread. They work to expel more water away from the tire and minimize the risk of hydroplaning, while providing more bite on snow or slush covered roads.

One area that Falken has paid attention to is in making the ZE-612 more comfortable and quiet on the highway or around town for that matter. High Angle Variable Cross Groove technology keeps road noise at a minimum. This is something that is mentioned by many drivers as well.

Falken includes either a 65,000 or 40,000 mile tread warranty depending on tire size. The ZE612 is available exclusively through Discount Tire or America's Tire.

Pros

  • Excellent dry surface grip and cornering power
  • Surprisingly good ride comfort
  • Minimal outside road noise
  • Inexpensive tire with a good warranty

Cons

  • Winter weather traction could be improved upon
  • Some have had issues with a shorter tread life

Overall Thoughts

The ZE-612 is similar in every way to the ZE-912. The only difference is that the 612 is exclusive to Discount Tire. That said, like the 912, this tire performs well on dry or wet road surfaces. Cornering and steering response are equally impressive.

On the other hand, winter weather driving traction may be an issue for some, and others have mentioned a shorter than expected tread life. Overall, we feel this is a pretty good tire for the money spent. While they are not a high-performance Michelin tire, you'll spend less money and have a decent set of higher performing all-season tires in return.

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What Vehicles Will The ZE-612 Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Acura Integra
  • Chevy Impala, Malibu, Cobalt
  • Dodge Charger
  • Ford Edge, Mustang, Fusion
  • Honda Accord, Civic, CRV
  • Mazda 3, 6, CX-7, CX-9
  • Nissan Altima, Sentra
  • Toyota Camry

Tire Sizes

14"

185/65R14 86H BLK

15"

185/60R15 84H BLK
195/60R15 88H BLK
195/65R15 91H BLK
205/65R15 94H BLK

16"

195/55R16 87V BLK
205/50R16 87V BLK
205/55R16 91V BLK
205/60R16 92H BLK
215/55R16XL 97V BLK
215/60R16XL 99H BLK
225/50R16XL 92H BLK
225/55R16 95V BLK
225/60R16 98H BLK
225/65R16 100H BLK
235/65R16 103H BLK

17"

205/50R17XL 93W BLK
215/45R17XL 91W BLK
215/50R17 91V BLK
215/55R17 94W BLK
215/60R17 96H BLK
P215/65R17 98H BLK
225/45R17XL 94W BLK
225/50R17 94V BLK
225/55R17XL 101W BLK
225/60R17 99H BLK
235/45R17 94W BLK
235/50R17 96W BLK
235/55R17 99W BLK
235/60R17 102H BLK
235/65R17XL 108V BLK
245/40R17 91W BLK
245/45R17 95W BLK

18"

225/40R18XL 92W BLK
225/45R18 91W BLK
P225/60R18 99H BLK
235/40R18XL 95W BLK
235/45R1894W BLK
235/50R18XL 101W BLK
235/55R18 100V BLK
235/60R18XL 107V BLK
235/65R18 106H BLK
245/40R18XL 97W BLK
245/45R18XL 100W BLK
245/60R18 105H BLK
265/60R18 110V BLK

19"

245/55R19 103H BLK

Price Range

Prices on the ZE-612 range from around $80 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

The tread warranty is split according to the size selected. For 60 or 65 series tires, a 65,000 mile tread warranty is included. For 55 series models and under, a 40,000 mile guarantee is included.

Materials and workmanship are backed for life, or to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth, on any tire size. Free replacement is given for the first 2/32 inch of wear, which is followed up with a prorated amount for the remaining tread depth.


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Falken Ziex ZE-612 Reviewed by Tire Reviews And More Rating: 4