Falken Azenis FK453 Tire Review & Rating

Engineered with the latest in tire technology and racing performance, the recently released Falken Azenis FK453 tire is the company’s newest ultra-high performance summer tire. Designed for drivers of luxury sport coupes and high-end sedans, the FK453 is built to provide not only a high level of performance, but a more comfortable ride as well.

The tread sports an all-new High Polymer Silica Compound that is made to provide increased grip and traction for drivers who enjoy more spirited driving. An asymmetrical tread pattern combines with larger outside shoulder blocks to further provide additional cornering grip and better overall braking abilities. A side benefit to this is that it also lowers the excessive road noise, which in fact this tire does quite well.

Falken Azenis FK453 Tire Review

For driving on wet roads the tire’s three circumferential grooves move water from under the tread, resulting in less risk of hydroplaning and enhanced handling, as well as added confidence behind the wheel.

Inside the tread you’ll find twin steel belts and a Rayon Construction, which helps the tire maintain its shape and gives it added strength and stability at higher speeds. Falken offers sizes ranging from 17-22 inches, and this model features either a W or Y-speed rating.


  • Dry and wet surface traction are excellent 
  • Cornering grip and stability is very good 
  • Comfort and overall ride quality is among best in its class 


  • Treadlife issues 

Overall Thoughts

Falken’s newest summer ultra-performance tire is a winner when it comes to driving performance. You can tell by looking at the aggressive tread design that this tire is going to give you seat of your pants cornering power and better stability in straight line acceleration, which it certainly does not disappoint.

What you might not expect though is how quiet and comfortable the tire is when you are on the highway or just driving around town. The biggest negative with this tire is its treadlife. Far too many drivers have complained of getting only 10K-20K miles from the tread, which is sad for such a good performance tire.

Overall, if you don’t mind knowing upfront that treadwear may shorter than expected, then the performance and lower price point with the FK453 make it a very good option in UHP summer tires. 

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What Vehicles Will The FK453 Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Acura RSX, TSX, CSX 
  • Audi A3 
  • Bentley Continental 
  • BMW 3, 5 Series 
  • Chevy Corvette 
  • Ferrari 599 
  • Ford Mustang 
  • Lexus IS 250, 350, GS450H 
  • Nissan 370Z 
  • Pontiac Trans Am, GTO 
  • Porsche 911 

Tire Sizes


205/40ZR17XL 84W BLT
205/50ZR17XL 93Y BLT
215/45ZR17XL 91Y BLT
215/50ZR17 91W BLT
225/45ZR17XL 94Y BLT
235/65R17XL 108V BLT
225/50ZR17XL 98Y BLT
235/40ZR17XL 94Y BLT
235/45ZR17XL 97Y BLT
235/50ZR17XL100W BLT
235/55ZR17XL103W BLT
245/55R17 102W BLT
245/40ZR17XL 95Y BLT
245/45ZR17XL 99Y BLT
255/40ZR17XL 98Y BLT
275/40ZR17 98Y BLT


215/35ZR18XL 84Y BLT
215/40ZR18XL 89Y BLT
215/45ZR18XL 93Y BLT
225/45ZR18XL 95Y BLT
235/60R18XL 107W BLT
255/55R18XL 109W BLT
235/55R18 100V BLT
235/50R18XL 101V BLT
235/40ZR18XL 95Y BLT
235/45ZR18XL 98Y BLT
245/35ZR18XL 92Y BLT
245/40ZR18XL 97Y BLT
245/45ZR18XL100Y BLT
255/35ZR18XL 94Y BLT
255/40ZR18XL 99Y BLT
255/45ZR18XL103Y BLT
265/35ZR18XL 97Y BLT
265/40ZR18XL101Y BLT
275/35ZR18XL 99Y BLT
275/40ZR18 99Y BLT
285/35ZR18XL101Y BLT


215/35ZR19XL 85Y BLT
225/35ZR19XL 88Y BLT
225/45ZR19XL 96Y BLT
235/55R19XL 105W BLT
235/35ZR19XL 91Y BLT
245/35ZR19XL 93Y BLT
245/40ZR19XL 98Y BLT
245/45ZR19XL102Y BLT
255/50R19XL 107W BLT
255/40ZR19XL100Y BLT
265/30ZR19XL 93Y BLT
265/35ZR19XL 98Y BLT
275/30ZR19XL 96Y BLT
275/35ZR19XL100Y BLT
275/40ZR19 101Y BLT
275/45R19XL 108Y BLT
285/35ZR19 99Y BLT
285/45R19XL 111W BLT
305/30ZR19XL102Y BLT


225/30ZR20XL 85Y BLT
235/30ZR20XL 88Y BLT
245/30ZR20XL 90Y BLT
245/35ZR20XL 95Y BLT
245/40ZR20XL 99Y BLT
255/30ZR20XL 92Y BLT
255/35ZR20XL 97Y BLT
255/50R20XL 109W BLT
255/45ZR20XL105Y BLT
275/30ZR20XL 97Y BLT
275/35ZR20XL102Y BLT
275/40R20XL 106Y BLT
285/30ZR20XL 99Y BLT
295/40R20XL 110W BLT
315/35R20XL 110Y BLT


245/30ZR22XL 92Y BLT
255/30ZR22XL 95Y BLT
295/25ZR22XL 97Y BLT

Price Range

Prices on the FK453 range from around $97 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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There is no mileage treadlife warranty on the FK453. However, you will have a tire uniformity guarantee during the first 1/32 inch of wear.

Materials and workmanship are covered for the life of the tire down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

Falken also includes a 30-buy it and try it guarantee.

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