Firestone FR740 Tire Review & Rating

Created and aimed for drivers of sports cars, coupes and sedans, the Firestone FR740 high performance all-season tire is also used as original equipment on vehicles like the Toyota Corolla S among others.

An all-season tread compound provides solid dry traction, while UNI-T technology delivers reliable handling, increased steering response and reduced wear. A wider footprint on the FR740 results in added grip and traction, even in light snow.

Firestone FR740 Tire Review

The tire’s circumferential grooves are designed to provide better wet grip and reduce the risk of hydroplaning. Firestone has added wide flow-thru grooves in the tread to get rid of water quickly and further avoid hydroplaning issues.

Inside the tire you’ll find twin steel belts and a polyester cord body for improved strength. Available to fit all applications that utilize a 215/45R17 fitment, the FR740 comes with a W-speed rating.

Pros

  • All season driving traction 
  • Good stability and cornering 
  • Decent winter grip on snow 
  • Comfortable ride 

Cons

  • Improve the treadlife 

Overall Thoughts

Firestone has installed their usual range of innovative technology to enhance stability and traction while offering a smooth and comfortable ride at the same time.They grip in the snow pretty well for a HP tire, which is a bonus when you invest in new tires.

The only real glaring issue that stands out for us is the poor treadwear. Despite the 260 UTQG rating, which is a tell-tale sign that the tire is not likely to see much over 25K miles, tread life could definitely be improved on for sure. We’ve heard more than a few drivers mention this in reviews as well. One other note is that we’ve also heard a couple of drivers mention a little more road noise at highway speeds as the tire wears down.

Overall, while the FR740 is nowhere near the better tires in this category, they do provide good dry traction and cornering stability to go with a comfortable ride. In addition, the price is a touch lower than comparable offerings. However, if you’re looking for a longer wearing tire you might want to go with a different model.

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Tire Sizes

17″

P215/45R17 87W BSW

Price Range

Firestone FR740 prices range from approximately $122 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

Firestone provides a limited 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 will also find a 30-day buy and try guarantee whereby you can refund or exchange the tires if you are not completely satisfied.


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5 Comments on "Firestone FR740 Tire Review & Rating"

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Jamie
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I have a 2015 Toyota Corolla S plus with these tires on it. When I got to about 20,000 miles the service advisors at Toyota started telling me the tires were worn out, and gave me a quote that was supposedly $100 off. Looked up their tires and found them $159 less at Discount Tires. I kept returning every 5,000 miles for service, putting up with their sales pitch, then just bought a new set of BFGs from Big O tires at 40,000 miles. I think I could have easily got another 10 – 15,000 miles more out of them. Still good traction on dry pavement, not as much on wet pavement or snow. I doubt I could have gotten these to 67,000 miles like the other report. Don’t always take what the service advisor is selling.

Carrie Phinney
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I bought a new 2015 Toyota Corolla sport 06/15 off the showroom at Moncton Toyota. I have P215/45R17. FR740, Treadwear 260 traction. I only use the tires for summer as I have winter tires and rim… I am currently at 50,000 km… so a total of 1 year using these tires and they are bald… makes no sense when you spend 30,000 on a vehicle to only replace tires after 1year of use….

Tim
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I have a 2015 Toyota Corolla S+ with these tires. They have 67,000 miles on them and I will make it to 70 with no problem. They’re not at the wear bar yet.
I commute 110 miles per day, highway to work @ 75-80 mph and run errands with it.
I did have them rotated at every oil change.

Elaine
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I bought a new 2015 Toyota Corolla 12/15/14 off of the showroom floor at Jim Norton Toyota and at 25,000 miles (all highway), I was informed that my tires were balding. I did not realize it until the maintenance team informed me. Ridiculous! A year and a half and I need new tires???? My tire size is p215/45R17, FR740, Treadwear 260, Traction A, Temperature A… So, why is Firestone false advertising on their tires??

bob parisi
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this tire sucks 23,000 miles.rotated by fire stone 4 times and they have no tread left.i put them on a scion tc oct 14 2014.no car problums tire wear was even

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