Firestone Destination LE 2 Tire Review & Rating

The Firestone Destination LE  2 all-season tire is the company’s second version of this model and arguably one of the highest rated models in their entire lineup. Designed for drivers of all types of pickups, crossovers, vans and SUV’s, the LE2 is engineered to provide increased handling and ride quality over the original LE.

A silica enhanced all-season tread compound and symmetric tread pattern deliver solid traction on dry, wet or snow covered road surfaces. The center rib and notched shoulder blocks provide increased handling and cornering performance, as well as better overall steering response. While the original LE offers good response, you can feel the difference on this tire.

Destination LE 2 Tires from Firestone

The tire’s circumferential grooves and sweeping lateral grooves expel water away from the tread and reduce the risk of hydroplaning. The result is better wet pavement traction and added confidence when driving in rough weather. Unique cross grooves and added zig-zag sipes around the tire enhance performance on snow. This is another area that this tire excels in. Whether light or deep snow, sleet or slush, the LE2 gets you through it.

Inside the tire you will find two steel belts that are nylon reinforced for added strength and durability throughout the speed range. A polyester cord body further increases ride comfort. Firestone has a massive number of sizes available ranging from 15-20 inches, and includes a 60,000 mile tread guarantee as well.

Pros

  • Dry and wet traction is excellent  
  • Handling and cornering stability is very good  
  • Comfortable ride and little to no road noise  
  • Long lasting tread life 

Cons

  • Traction on ice and hardpack is poor

Overall Thoughts

The Destination LE2 is a nice upgrade from the original LE. The biggest differences seem to be an improvement in handling and lower road noise. Traction on dry or wet pavement, as well as in snow, is excellent. We’d like to see better traction on ice and hard-packed snow, but this is not a winter tire. That said, this tire does a decent job in lighter amounts of snow and slush, which is a point made in many driver reviews as well.

Handling and cornering are tighter on this tire than the original, which is great to see. You can really feel it behind the wheel. The ride is very comfortable, and road noise is nominal. You feel as if you are riding on a more expensive touring tire. We’d go as far to say it is one of the better riding standard all-season tires available today for trucks and SUV’s.

The tread is designed to be longer lasting, which Firestone backs up with a 60,000 mile guarantee. We’ve heard very few complaints in regards to treadwear on this tire.

Overall, the performance on this tire nearly matches that of other tires like the Michelin Defender LTX M/S, General Grabber HTS60 and other top all-season models at the top of this class. Even better is that Firestone has priced the LE2 lower than many of these brand name tires, making it an outstanding value in new tires. Highly recommended.

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What Vehicles Will The Firestone LE 2 Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Acura MDX, RDX  
  • Chevrolet Traverse, Colorado, Equinox, Silverado  
  • Dodge Caliber, Dakota, Durango, Journey, Nitro, Ram  
  • Ford Edge, Escape, Explorer, F150, Flex, Ranger  
  • GMC Sierra, Yukon, Acadia  
  • Honda Accord CrossTour, CRV, Element, Odyssey, Pilot  
  • Hyundai Santa Fe, Tuscon  
  • Jeep Compass, Patriot, Grand Cherokee  
  • Kia Sorrento, Sportage  
  • Land Rover LR2, Range Rover  
  • Mazda CX-7, CX-9  
  • Mitsubishi Montero, Outlander  
  • Nissan Frontier, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue, Xterra  
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara  
  • Toyota 4Runner, Highlander, Land Cruiser, RAV4, Tacoma, Tundra  
  • Volkswagen Tiguan, Touareg  
  • Volvo XC90 

Tire Sizes

15″

P215/75R15 100T OWL
P225/70R15 100T OWL
P225/75R15 102T OWL
P235/70R15 102T OWL
P235/75R15 108T XL OWL
P265/75R15 112T OWL

16″

P215/70R16 99H BW
225/70R16 103H OWL
P225/75R16 104T OWL
P235/65R16 101T BW
P235/70R16 107T XL OWL
P235/75R16 109T XL OWL
P245/70R16 106H OWL
P245/75R16 109T OWL
P255/65R16 106T OWL
P255/70R16 109T OWL
P265/70R16 111T OWL
P265/75R16 114T OWL

17″

225/60R17 99T BW
225/65R17 102T BW
225/65R17 102H BW
P235/60R17 100H BW
235/65R17 104H BW
P235/70R17 108T XL OWL
P245/65R17 105T OWL
P245/70R17 108T OWL
P255/65R17 108T OWL
P255/70R17 110T OWL
P265/65R17 110T OWL
P265/70R17 113T OWL
P275/60R17 110T OWL

18″

P235/55R18 99H BW
P235/60R18 102H BW
P235/65R18 104T OWL
P245/60R18 104H BW
P255/65R18 109S BW
P255/70R18 112T OWL
P265/60R18 109T OWL
P265/65R18 112T OWL
P265/70R18 114T OWL
P275/65R18 114T OWL

19″

P245/55R19 103T BW

20″

265/50R20 107H BW
P275/55R20 111H BW
P275/60R20 114T BW

Price Range

Prices on the Destination LE 2 range from approximately $98 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

Firestone provides a 5-year or 60,000 mile tread warranty on the LE2. 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 will also receive Firestone’s 30-day buy and try guarantee which allows you to refund or exchange the tires in the event you are not completely satisfied.


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5 Comments on "Firestone Destination LE 2 Tire Review & Rating"

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Yetta
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What is the Rating of the Destination LE2 P-Metric BL 225/55R 19? Is this a good tire for a 2013 Mazda CX-5 Touring?

Adam
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The handling on hard pack is so poor that these tires need to be called a three-season tire. I have driven many other all season tires in winter, but these are especially bad in icy conditions. Either get these tires off your vehicle for the winter, or wait until a sand truck has gone by. Otherwise, just as advertised, they are a great highway tire.

Jamison
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I see some great reviews on this tire, but I have to say that I don’t have more than 35,000 on them and two of them are already at or below the 3/100 mark… Unfortunately we had a local tire shop put them on and they never recorded mileage so we are out of luck with any kind of warrantee…

Wynette Wiles
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Does the Firestone Destination LE2 help with fuel consumption like the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max?

Tire Team - David
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Firestone has made mention that the LE2 has a 15% reduction in rolling resistance compared to the original LE. This is supposed to translate into a 2% increase in fuel efficiency.

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