Falken Azenis FK453CC Tire Review & Rating

Built for high-performance summer driving use, the Falken Azenis FK453CC features a range of new technology for added driving performance, comfort and longer lasting treadlife. Engineered for today’s sport SUV’s and crossovers, the FK453CC is all about traction and handling performance.

A new silica tread compound and asymmetric tread pattern are designed to increase dry traction, while the tire’s larger outside shoulder blocks enhance cornering grip. This is an area the tire shines and one that is most often mentioned in other driver reviews. The steering and handling are precise on this tire due in part to the continuous center rib and optimized casing profile. You’ll find that this model is also very stable throughout the speed zone.

Falken Azenis FK453CC Tire Review

The tire’s unique tread pattern and three wide circumferential grooves contribute to channeling away water for increased traction on wet pavement. This effectively reduces the risk of hydroplaning, which is another plus for this tire.

Falken’s engineers didn’t gloss over ride comfort when they created the FK453CC. Noise is an issue that plagues many high-performance SUV tires, but Falken has used their unique NUR-Spec tread design, which adds a nylon-reinforced cover ply and additional strengthening of the sidewalls. The result is not only a quiet ride, but an increase in handling and cornering as well.

The FK453CC is available in a range of 17-20 inch sizes, and come in either a V, W or Y-speed rating. A limited tread warranty is also part of the package.

Pros

  • Dry and wet traction
  • Cornering grip
  • Stability at higher speeds
  • Ride comfort

Cons

  • Treadlife

Overall Thoughts

Falken has a number of very good performance tires in their lineup, and this may be their best of the group. This is simply an excellent tire that ranks right up at the head of the class with models such as the Michelin Latitude Sport and General Grabber UHP.

Traction on dry or wet road surfaces is above average, while cornering grip and stability is outstanding. Beyond that, ride comfort is better than you might think, and treadwear has shown to be good, although it may be shorter for those who push the tires harder than average.

Overall, if a summer high-performance tire is what you’re looking to add to your sport truck, SUV or crossover, the FK453CC is one of the best. Even better is its lower price point when compared to some other top models.

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What Vehicles Will The Falken FK453CC Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Acura MDX, RDX, ZDX
  • Audi Q5
  • BMW Z4, X3, X6
  • Cadillac SRX
  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • Ford Flex, Edge
  • Honda Pilot
  • Jaguar XF, XK, XKR
  • Kia Sportage
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • Lexus RX350, NX200t, RX400h
  • Mazda CX-7
  • Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Volkswagen Tiguan, Touareg

Tire Sizes

17″

235/65R17 108V BLT XL
245/55R17 102W BLT

18″

235/60R18 107W BLT XL
235/55R18 100V BLT
255/55R18 109W BLT XL
235/50R18 101V BLT XL

19″

235/55R19 105W BLT XL
255/55R19 111V BLT XL
255/50R19 107W BLT XL
275/45R19 108Y BLT XL
285/45R19 111W BLT XL

20″

255/50R20 109W BLT XL
275/45R20 110W BLT XL
275/40R20 106Y BLT XL
295/40R20 110W BLT XL
315/35R20 110Y BLT XL

Price Range

Falken Azenis FK453CC prices range from approximately $123 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

Falken provides a limited tread warranty on the FK453CC. 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.


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