Falken Sincera SN201 Review
Passenger all-season touring tires are the first choice for most small and medium sized vehicle owners. Featuring comfortable ride and long-lasting tread life, they combine smooth highway driving with capable wet and dry handling. Falken Sincera SN201 tires have been designed to exceed the expectations drivers have of standard touring all-season tires. Featuring unidirectional tread molded for long lasting life and a smooth, comfortable ride. As one of the market leaders in innovation, many have been used when building this high quality, all-season touring tire.
Passenger car owners need a tire which doesn’t require frequent replacing, doesn’t create a lot of road noise and provides a comfortable ride. SN201 tires use a blend of construction technique and rubber technology to provide a touring style all-season tire. Falken aimed to make this tire an accessible touring style tire for owners of smaller cars and provide great value. As an all-season tire, there are tread design features to handle wet, dry and some snowy weather. It also features solid rib treads to provide consistent and confident handling. A high density of small grooves in the tread, called sipes, give the tires added traction in the cold and in light snow. Designed to last, Falken backs Sincera SN201 tires with a 65,000 mile warranty.
- Quiet, comfortable touring ride.
- Long lasting tread life.
- Reduced roll resistance for improved mileage.
- Winter traction in deep snow is marginal.
Introduced in the beginning of 2017, the Sincera SN201 are a fresh new product from Falken tires. Designed with passenger car touring in mind, they’ve been designed to go beyond the expectations drivers have with touring all-season tires. An asymmetrical tread pattern works to provide stability at highway speed. A solid center rib features at the center of the pattern. It works to keep tire traction during turns and aggressive handling. Dynamic Range Technology is an exclusive Falken silica compound which is designed to stay flexible in a range of temperatures. It should provide improved stopping power, reducing braking distance, on wet and dry roads
Another advantage to the asymmetrical tread design could be a reduction in rolling resistance. While it doesn’t mean the tires have less traction, it does mean there is less friction during forward motion. The result should be an easier to move tire, which can make your car work less. Fuel mileage and lower road noise while driving can both be benefits. Tread is designed to resist wear by using cross rotational patters. These should keep the tires from forming warps or bumps on the surface as they age. Uneven wear like this can seriously affect the ride quality and prematurely end the life of the tire. By maintaining an even wear, Sincera SN201 tires should maintain ride and traction quality as their tread wears.
Dynamic Range Technology also helps the rubber keep grip in the wet. Large grooves run the perimeter of the tire, flanked by large tread blocks. There are four channels on the tire, each work to whisk water out from under the tire. Maintaining rubber contact with the road in wet conditions is important to maintaining traction. It also helps to resist hydroplaning; where the tire loses contact with the road. Added grip comes from a high density of small slit like grooves in the tread block. Called sipes, these act like little squeeze grips to grab the road. They should provide good all-season traction, wet or dry.
These small slits also help the tires keep traction in light snow. Sincera SN201 tires have several innovations which could provide good snow traction. Large, teeth like angles have been molded into the tread pattern. They can improve traction in deep snow conditions by helping create more points of contact. They work like teeth, packing and grabbing at the snow. The exclusive silica compound stays flexible in the cold, keeping the rubber from getting too hard to grip the road.
Tire sizes available
Falken designed these tires to fit cars in one of their most popular markets. Many passenger cars with rims from 14″ to 18″ in size.
|14″||175/65R14||SL||82T||28629079||5.0||5.0 – 6.0||23.1||7.0||918||5.6||8.4||10.6||15.9||51||1047||620-A-B|
|185/65R14||SL||86T||28629474||5.5||5.0 – 6.5||23.5||7.5||905||5.9||8.4||10.6||16.8||51||1168||620-A-B|
|185/70R14||SL||88T||28622401||5.5||4.5 – 6.0||24.3||7.5||868||5.8||8.4||10.6||17.6||51||1235||620-A-B|
|195/70R14||SL||91T||28625894||6.0||5.0 – 6.5||24.9||8.0||848||6.1||8.4||10.6||19.0||51||1356||620-A-B|
|15″||185/60R15||SL||84T||28625088||5.5||5.0 – 6.5||23.9||7.5||889||6.1||8.4||10.6||17.4||51||1102||620-A-B|
|185/65R15||SL||88H||28622984||5.5||5.0 – 6.5||24.5||7.5||865||5.9||8.4||10.6||17.6||51||1235||620-A-A|
|195/65R15||SL||91H||28623765||6.0||5.5 – 7.0||25.1||8.0||845||6.2||8.4||10.6||19.2||51||1356||620-A-A|
|205/65R15||XL||99H||28622343||6.0||5.5 – 7.5||25.6||8.3||832||6.5||8.5||10.7||21.4||50||1709||620-A-A|
|205/70R15||SL||96T||28624434||6.0||5.0 – 7.0||26.4||8.3||798||6.4||8.5||10.7||21.8||51||1565||620-A-B|
|215/65R15||SL||96T||28626173||6.5||6.0 – 7.5||26.1||8.8||816||6.9||8.5||10.7||22.0||51||1565||620-A-B|
|215/70R15||SL||98T||28622942||6.5||5.5 – 7.0||27.0||8.8||783||6.7||8.5||10.7||24.3||51||1653||620-A-B|
|235/75R15||SL||105T||28624722||6.5||6.0 – 8.0||28.9||9.3||732||7.1||8.6||10.8||29.3||51||2039||620-A-B|
|16″||205/65R16||SL||95H||28621876||6.0||5.5 – 7.5||26.5||8.3||800||6.5||8.5||10.7||22.3||51||1521||620-A-A|
|215/60R16||SL||95T||28629251||6.5||6.0 – 7.5||26.3||8.8||811||7.1||8.5||10.7||21.2||51||1521||620-A-B|
|215/65R16||SL||98T||28629114||6.5||6.0 – 7.5||27.1||8.8||786||6.9||8.5||10.7||23.4||51||1653||620-A-B|
|225/60R16||SL||98H||28624100||6.5||6.0 – 8.0||26.7||9.1||795||7.4||8.5||10.7||25.4||51||1653||620-A-A|
|225/65R16||SL||100T||28625910||6.5||6.0 – 8.0||27.6||9.1||771||7.2||8.5||10.7||27.1||51||1764||620-A-B|
|235/65R16||SL||103T||28629733||7.0||6.5 – 8.5||28.1||9.5||760||7.5||8.6||10.8||28.2||51||1929||620-A-B|
|17″||215/65R17||SL||99T||28628211||6.5||6.0 – 7.5||28.1||8.8||755||6.9||8.5||10.7||25.4||51||1709||620-A-B|
|18″||225/50R18||SL||95T||28629411||7.0||6.0 – 8.0||26.9||9.2||778||8.0||8.5||10.7||26.0||51||1521||620-A-B|
Sincera SN201 tires are guaranteed by Falken against manufacturing defect for 6 years from the date of manufacture, up to 2/32″ of tread remaining. Up to the first 2/32″ of wear, the tire is fully refunded, and a prorated system is used until the wear indicators are exposed at 2/32″ tread remaining. There is also a treadlife warranty of 65,000 miles. If the wear indicators are hit before 65,000 miles, a prorated credit is applied based on the mileage missed.
As a fairly new tire, there are few reviews from customers who have used Sincera SN201 tires for any considerable mileage. At the time of this review, there is no real customer feedback on these tires.
Passenger car drivers may be looking for the kind of ride and traction that the Sincera SN201 tire provides. With a modern, asymmetrical design, it actively resists wear to help provide a comfortable ride throughout its long life. Tread patterns can provide good handling in wet and dry conditions. The addition of new tread block sipes and teeth-like grooves should give the tire traction in light snow. Falken’s exclusive Dynamic Range Technology silica tread compound helps to keep the tire rubber softer at low temperatures. These tires may be a great choice if you’re looking for an all-season touring tire. Check out more about the Sincera SN201 here.