Firestone Affinity Touring S4 FF Tire Review & Rating
Used mostly as original equipment on a variety of cars and minivans, the Firestone Affinity Touring S4 FF is one of company’s premium touring tires in their all-season lineup. The FF, which stands for fuel fighter, technology is designed to increase fuel mileage and save you money over the course of the treadlife.
An advanced all-season tread compound combines with deeper and wider tread grooves to provide solid grip and traction in dry and wet weather. A continuous center rib delivers enhanced cornering and quicker steering response.
Firestone has increased ride comfort by utilizing an optimized shoulder angle which reduces road noise and provides comfort on long journeys.
Inside the tire are dual steel belts and a polyester cord body that strengthens the tread and promotes more even treadwear. Available in 15 and 16 inch sizes, the Affinity S4 comes with an H-speed rating. Firestone also includes a 50,000 mile tread warranty.
- Good dry and wet grip
- Quiet ride
- Winter traction and handling
- Treadlife issues
The Affinity Touring S4 FF is one of those tires that you want to like, but its performance in key areas simply will not let you. It drives and handles well on dry and wet pavement. Steering response is quick and overall stability is very good.
Where this model has its issues is with winter weather driving. Even though it is an all-season tire we expected better performance. The other major issue is with treadlife. We’ve heard this same problem from drivers who received only 25,000-40,000 miles from the tread. Yes, a 50,000 mile warranty comes with this tire, but for a tire with a UTQG rating of 500, the mileage should be greater. This same issue exists on the original Affinity Touring as well.
Overall, we rank this model in the middle to lower half of the touring all-season category. As we said in our review on the Affinity Touring, you might want to look at the Precision Touring in place of this tire as a much better Firestone model.
What Vehicles Will The Affinity Touring S4 FF Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Chevrolet HHR, Equinox, Malibu, Impala, Venture, Metro
- Chrysler LHS, Town and Country
- Dodge Caliber, Grand Caravan
- Ford Taurus, Contour, Crown Victoria
- Honda Civic, Odyssey
- Jeep Patriot, Compass, Grand Cherokee
- Kia Sportage, Optima
- Nissan Maxima, Quest, Altima
- Pontiac G6, Montana, Aztek, Bonneville
- Saturn Vue, L200, SL2, Ion
- Toyota Camry, Corolla, Sienna
- Volkswagen Passat, Golf
P195/65R15 89H BSW
205/65R16 95H BSW
P205/65R16 94S BSW
Firestone Affinity Touring S4 FF prices range from approximately $96 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Firestone provides a 5-year or 50,000 mile tread warranty on this model. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 1/32 inch of wear.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and include free replacement during the first 3-years. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth. You’ll also receive Firestone’s 30-day buy and try guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied you can refund or exchange the tires.
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