Falken ZE914

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 82%
Road Feedback 85%
Handling 81%
Wear 82%
Comfort 82%
Buy again 85%

The Falken ZE914 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Falken ZE912

This tyre has been replaced by the Falken ZIEX ZE914 EcoRun

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Tyre review data from 95 tyre reviews averaging 84% over 959,155 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2017 ACE SUV Summer Tyre Test - 3rd of 11 tyres

2016 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test - 14th of 15 tyres

  • Positive - High resistance to aquaplaning, short braking distances on wet roads, high comfort, low rolling resistance
  • Negative - Poor wet handling, high wear, average value
  • Overall - Satisfactory

2015 European Tyre Test 205/55 R16 - 11th of 19 tyres

  • Positive - Very good in the dry
  • Negative - High wear
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/55 R16 91V   C B 70 8.50kgs
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Size Price Range  
225/40 R18 £118.00 - £120.39 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Falken ZE914 Review

Given 93% while driving a Skoda Fabia Scout 1.6 tdi (205/45 R16) on a combination of roads for 30,000 spirited miles
I've just ordered my 3rd set of Falkens for my car.
I drive approx. 1000 miles a week commuting from Cornwall to Hampshire.
the front set has lasted 30k miles in all weathers & everything from motorway to Cornish lanes. (rears have lasted over 60k but car is FWD)
they are down to the minimum now (1.7mm) and only now am I loosing confidence in them on the wet icy roads. I do drive hard and have every confidence in them hence why I change them I've gone for another set.

if they did motorbike tyres I'd be tempted to fit them to my CBF1000 as well!!
123 - tyre reviewed on March 7, 2016   

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Given 63% while driving a Volkswagen (B8) 1.4 TSI (150 Hp) DSG ACT (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 2,000 average miles
These now obsolete tyres were original equipment on the car and although for various reasons I have not done many miles the tyre noise is very bad not sure if it is just the tyres or part the car,various reviews have differing opinions on the road noise,so I am wondering wether as the car comes with a variety of different makes of tyres some are worse than others although I dread to think any could be worse than these falken .I do beleive newer 310 are better.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 24, 2020   
Given 79% while driving a Mitsubishi lancer (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 40,000 average miles
Well after using these tyres for 2 years and 40,000k . When tyres are new they are very very good overall .comfortable not noisy and handles very well .tyres are traction B so dry grip is not super but very very acceptable and predictable . Tyres are not sporty but still can so good at corners .after 25,000k they start losing some of the comfort and becoming little noisy but still acceptable.at 40,000k tyres are due to be replaced but still doing good . Comparing those tyres to korean and thailand etc brands for sure falken is much much better
4 - tyre reviewed on July 17, 2020   
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Given 87% while driving a Subaru forester 2.5xt (215/55 R17 V) on mostly country roads for 2,000 spirited miles
These Falkens replaced a set of barely worn Fuldas, whilst no complaints about grip in any weather the road noise and ride quality became unbearable. Decided to try this set after my daughter's good experience with Falkens on her Honda Civic, they were really well priced too. Only been on a couple of thousand miles but am impressed, especially considering how cheap they were to buy, reasonably quiet and the ride quality is much improved, dry grip is good enough, wet grip is superb, though a Forester is forgiving anyway the car feels extremely stable on the road, i've tried to unstick it on some quiet wet surfaces today, nope won't have it. Can't comment on wear rate obviously, but daughter's Honda is driven rapidly, scratch that, it's thrashed mercilessly and the wear rate has been impressive, seeing as they only come with about 7mm of new tread it's just as well they wear ok. Will definately buy Falkens again if they continue in this manner. Regards Lew
1 - tyre reviewed on April 28, 2020   
Given 59% while driving a Saab Automobile 2.0T (210bhp) (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 22 average miles
Tyres were on my saab 9-3 aero 250 hp when I bought it. They were on the car for about one year by then.

Not so impressed with these. Dry handling and grip is ok, but not great. Wet grip is bad in my opinion. I have to be carefull when taking corners in the wet because I can feel the car breaking loose easily. I'm spinning wheels in 3rd gear going straight. Road feedback is ok, but not great either. I've had kumho tyres on my previous car, different weight and engine of course (mg zr td 150 hp) but the grip compared to these was fenomenal. Aquaplanning is very good though on these tyres.

They are completely worn out after about 40 000 km. I drive sporty from time to time, but mostly not. I must say they do produce more and more noise now that they are getting worn. In the contrary, the grip stays the same.

I wouldn't buy them again.

4 - tyre reviewed on December 24, 2019   
Given 79% while driving a Toyota Mark II (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
Bought a pair of these for the front of my Toyota and run semi slicks on the rear. I've always liked falken for the price and have had them on the front of many of my rwd cars as they are a brilliant all rounder. These are no exception. They perform well in all weathers, wear pretty well for a softer tyre and the front end of the car feels stable and accurate when cornering. I would buy again.
4 - tyre reviewed on April 25, 2019   

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