Ohtsu FP7000 Tire Review & Rating

As part of the Falken Tire Corp umbrella, the Ohtsu FP7000 is the company’s first performance touring tire model in the U.S. Designed to provide year round traction with more aggressive handling capabilities as well as a smooth and stable ride quality, the FP7000 is also priced to fit drivers on a tighter budget.

An all-season tread compound and non-directional tread pattern combine with larger outside shoulder blocks to deliver increased traction and cornering grip on dry road surfaces, something that is a major plus for this model. Steering response is quicker due in part to the continuous center rib, and brake performance is also improved with the tread design.

Ohtsu FP7000 Tire Review

High volume circumferential grooves and lateral grooves enhance wet handling and reduce hydroplaning on wet pavement. Ohtsu’s variable shoulder tread block design reduces unwanted tread noise and increases ride comfort.

Inside the tire are two steel belts and a high tension carcass that adds strength and stability to the tire at higher speeds, while also extending tread life. The FP7000 comes in a variety of 14-18 inch sizes, and speed ratings up to a W.


  • Excellent dry and wet traction
  • Quick steering response
  • Cornering grip and tire stability
  • Good value for the lower cost


  • Winter weather performance

Overall Thoughts

The performance levels on the FP7000 may surprise you if you have never heard of this tire before now. It delivers solid dry and wet traction, with excellent cornering and stability for a low cost tire. The steering is quick and leaves you feeling in total control at all different speeds.

Naturally, winter traction is not all that impressive but pretty much to be expected with an all-season tire. It handles itself well in lighter amounts of snow, but deep snow and ice can be another story.

Overall, while this tire is not on the level of some of the higher performing Michelin or Pirelli models among others, it does a very good job in most all areas. And the lower price point makes it an attraction option for those looking for new tires.

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What Vehicles Will The FP7000 Fit?

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

  • Acura Integra
  • Chevrolet Aveo, Cobalt, Cavalier, Malibu, HHR, Camaro
  • Dodge Neon, Charger, Challenger, Stratus
  • Ford Focus, Escort, Contour, Taurus, Mustang, Fusion
  • Honda Civic, Accord
  • Hyundai Elantra, Accent
  • Kia Rio, Spectra, Optima
  • Mazda Miata, Protege, Mazda 5
  • Mitsubishi Lancer
  • Nissan Sentra, Cube, 240SX, Altima, Maxima
  • Pontiac Grand Am, Grand Prix, Firebird, Vibe, G6
  • Saturn SC2, L200, Ion
  • Scion tC
  • Suzuki Reno
  • Toyota Paseo, MR2, Corolla, Celica GT, Yaris, Camry, Avalon
  • Volkswagen Golf, Passat

Tire Sizes


185/60R14 82H BSW
185/65R14 86H BSW
195/60R14 86H BSW


185/65R15 88H BSW
195/55R15 85V BSW
195/60R15 88H BSW
195/65R15 91H BSW
205/50R15 86H BSW
205/60R15 91H BSW
205/65R15 94H BSW
215/60R15 94H BSW
215/65R15 96H BSW
225/60R15 96H BSW


205/50R16/XL 91V BSW
205/55R16 91V BSW
205/60R16 92V BSW
215/55R16 93V BSW
215/60R16 95H BSW
215/65R16 98H BSW
225/50R16 92H BSW
225/55R16 95V BSW
225/60R16 98H BSW
235/60R16 100H BSW
245/50R16 97H BSW


205/40R17/XL 84W BSW
205/50R17/XL 93W BSW
215/40R17/XL 87W BSW
215/45R17 87W BSW
215/50R17 91V BSW
215/55R17 94V BSW
225/45R17 94W BSW
225/50R17 94V BSW
225/55R17 97V BSW
235/45R17 97W BSW
235/50R17 96V BSW
245/45R17 99W BSW


225/40R18/XL 92W BSW
225/45R18 91W BSW
225/60R18/XL 100H BSW
235/50ZR18 97W BSW
235/55R18/XL 100V BSW
245/40R18 93W BSW
245/45R18/XL 96W BSW
255/45R18/XL 99W BSW

Price Range

Ohtsu FP7000 prices range from approximately $49 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Ohtsu provides a limited tread warranty on the FP7000, which is backed by Falken. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 2/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

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19 thoughts on “Ohtsu FP7000 Tire Review & Rating

  1. Wow I don’t know what to think so conflicting opinions and reviews fp7000 don’t know what to think now I was going to buy a 4 set

  2. Why is the only good review anonymous? It’s Tiresreviewsandmore.com that is weaker than the FP7000. Their review is more like an ad than a review. I just put these tires on my 2018 Hyundai and they are just as noisy as the higher end brand that came with the car when new. For the price I’ll be glad to switch them out at 10000 miles.

  3. Just hit 60K miles on my first set and only rotated the tires once in the middle. Great tire, deep 11 mm tread depth, rated a 480 A A and it lives up to it!

  4. At 7,000 miles these tires are SO NOISY I can even here the radio anymore. Wonder why these tires where so cheap. I stick with Hankook tires next time.

  5. Bought fp7000. Not expecting much for what I paid. 215-60-15 and 195-65-15. 215 no wider than 195. Oh well, I am just going to burn them up as quickly as possible and then buy better tires

  6. I hate these tires from the start. Already on 2015 Chevy Malibu from previous owner that paid $800 at Chevy dealership a year earlier. They had 10K miles when I bought it and owner said he rotated at each oil change (dealership package) and aligned twice in over 3 years of ownership. I have 13K miles on them and inside of one has almost lost tread while rest are near the tread wear mark which fails inspection here. Bad on wet roads. Probably horrible on snow. Never buy these tires.

  7. I brought the new genesis g80 they have the 245 45-18 fp7000 on them I just hit 10000 miles the rear tires are completely worn out so when I did my research I found out that the tires were only about $80 a piece in my experience if you do not invest in a more expensive tires you get what you pay for. your only going to get about a year’s worth of tire which is about ten thousand Miles regardless if it has a 400 tread wear or not, the compound which the tire is made out of, it’s just no good it’s just not built to stand up to extreme driving conditions hot or cold. you pay for what you get if you want to have a tire that’s going to give you 30k 60,000 miles driving you’re going to have to invest in a tire, $200 $250 that’s a extreme amount of money for tires but you’ll get your money’s worth. Michelin, pirelli, Goodyear those are the brands.

    1. Yeah, that’s pretty normal for cheaper tires. I barely drive over 5,000 miles a year. I put new tires on every year. Unless your buying big name brand tires, like Dunlap, Michelin, Nitto. You know the tires that cost well over $100 each. Those are the tires that last 10,000-30,000miles depending on your driving.

  8. I also was disappointed that these tires only lasted me for about a year (I put 5-7k a year) on my 2008 Saab which I paid a total of $480. Even though they are a 440 rating, one would think they should be good for more than a year.

  9. now this may sound ridiculous but i’ve run into this before, being of the older generation when you say rotated the tires or rotate at x miles etc, a tire rotation was lf to rr and rf to lr, this was the old days. somewhere around the time of the radials we were advised just go front to rear, never turn a radial the other direction once its used. fine, then time passed and the tire company’s said it wouldn’t hurt the tire, but im pretty sure everyone goes front to rear. this is just a reminder in case someone missed it over the years. so the guy that had problems after a tire rotation make sure the shop that did it for you didn’t turn your tires around.

  10. I purchased a 2016 Honda Accord (certified by a reputable Honda Dealer) with 4 new Ohtsu FP7000 tires on it. When I rotated the first time after about 6,000 miles, it was recommended to do front end alignment. I did it even though I didn’t think it was necessary. Tire noise was terrible after the alignment, and I was told it was caused by uneven wear, so we put tires back to original and it was quieter. 1,000 miles later had a blowout the tire completely separated from the rim. Never seen anything like it, and it wasn’t from driving a flat tire on a rim. Rim wasn’t damaged because I stopped immediately. In the shop now to see what the dealer will do for me. From what I’m reading online, I’m not very encouraged that tire manufacturer will be an option, and I’m not happy with the tires at all. If necessary, I’m going to junk all the tires and purchase Michelin’s or something else that I feel more comfortable with.

  11. These tires had a nice appeal initially and handled well for the first few thousand miles but longevity is definitely not its forte! After a measly 9k miles these tires are nearing the wear marks. My serviceman was completely shocked when I said I’d recently put new tires on my Camry. Inexpensive tires are nice but not when they last less than a year. Will not be purchasing these tires again and hopefully prevent some others from wasting their hard-earned money.

    1. Hi Traci
      Thank you for sharing your experience using the Ohtsu FP7000. We’re sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience. Tread wear after only 9000 miles is worrying and we’ll update our review to reflect your feedback.

    2. 9000 miles life is low for any tire….. any tire….. I would look seriously at wheel alignment especially “toe” settings. Doesn’t sound right, and might not be a tire issue at all.

      1. Thanks for sharing your advice Wil! Traci perhaps you should consider looking into the wheel alignment? 9,000 is definitely very low and very unfortunate.

        1. I’m having the same issue. Bought the tires on my Dodge Challenger last May. After 9500 miles, the tires are needing to be replaced. It’s sad to think that with minimal travel from work, church and my kids schools that they would wear out so quickly.

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