The Ziex ZE-914 EcoRun is Falkens latest model under its Ziex
tire lineup. Released in Feb, 2013, the ZE914 is designed to combine increased fuel efficiency with summer driving
traction and performance. The tire is engineered for drivers of compacts, electric and hybrid vehicles.
A low rolling resistance silica-enhanced tread compound is matched up with an
asymmetric tread pattern for increased fuel efficiency and a longer tread life. Falken claims 20% less rolling
resistance on the EcoRun over the Ziex ZE-912.
The tire's optimized slots and sipe placement around the tread provide added block
rigidity in some areas, while giving it a softer touch in others. Together it allows for enhanced handling and
added ride comfort. Four wide circumferential grooves channel away water from under the tire and reduce the risk of
Inside the tire you'll find two steel belts for added strength and durability at
higher speeds. Falken offers sizes ranging from 15-18 inches and speed ratings up to a W.
Excellent dry and wet traction
Increased fuel efficiency
Tire is too new to know about tread life
The ZE-914 EcoRun is an exciting new addition to the Falken lineup. This summer
performance tire is really in a new class of tires that utilize the latest in fuel efficient technology to go with
summer driving performance.
Traction on dry and wet pavement is very good on this model. The tire is stable
and provides good steering feel throughout the speed zone. Please note that this is a summer tire and not designed
for driving in cold weather or on snow and ice.
It's far too soon to know how well the tread will wear, but our guess would be
around 40,000 miles based on the UTQG rating. Overall, we like this new model from Falken and believe it will be a
good seller in their lineup.
Falken provides a limited tread warranty on the ZE-914. Tire uniformity is
guaranteed for the first 1/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for the life of the tire or
down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.