Falken ZE914

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

This tyre replaced the Falken ZE912 and this tyre has been replaced by the Falken ZIEX ZE914 EcoRun.

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 81%
Road Feedback 84%
Handling 81%
Wear 82%
Comfort 82%
Buy again 85%

Tyre review data from 98 tyre reviews averaging 83% over 1,003,155 miles driven.

The ZE914 is ranked 23rd of 147 Summer Premium Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

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

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

  • Positive - Very good in the dry
  • Negative - High wear
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2017 Tyre Tests

  • 3rd: 2017 ACE SUV Summer Tyre Test (215/60 R17)
  • 2016 Tyre Tests

  • 14th: 2016 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2015 Tyre Tests

  • 11th: 2015 European Tyre Test 205/55 R16 (205/55 R16)
  • 2013 Tyre Tests

  • 12th: 2013 ACE Summer Touring Tyre Test (195/65 R15)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    205/55 R16 91V   C B 70 8.50kgs

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    2021-07-20 - Did you have the rating for this tire the rating of UTQG thanks

    I'm afraid we don't have that data for this tyre, I'd suggest trying Falken directly. Also please note this tyre was replaced by the ZE310.

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    Top 3 Falken ZE914 Reviews

    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!!
    Helpful 150 - tyre reviewed on March 7, 2016
    Given 79% while driving a SEAT 1.6 tdi. (215/55 R17) on mostly country roads for 30,000 average miles
    50000 km so far, rotated the tyres 3 times now and wear is even on front and rear. Approx 5mm left on all tyres. OEM fit on wifes Seat Atec 1.6tdi. Reasonable grip in most conditions, wet and dry, not driven in the snow with these. When pushed past the limit they are controllable enouģh to drift the car through initial understeer by reducing the throttle a little. I wouldnt consider them a true high performance tyre but they are pretty sound in most conditions and seem to have goid longevity. I will consider them for replacement when the time comes although the way falken update their tyres the newer version may be available.
    Helpful 14 - tyre reviewed on June 25, 2023
    MINI Cooper S (195/55 R16) on mostly town for 12,000 spirited miles
    Was referred to this tyre by my tyre guy. He said I would love it and he was right. Mostly drive around town but I do a few trips a year to nearby mountain roads which are great for driving. Excellent dry grip love how progressive it is. After about 20K klms still going strong. This is not an expensive tyre so get that in mind also.
    Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on January 3, 2022
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    Given 54% while driving a Volvo C70 T5 GT (245/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
    Wet grip is terrible but they perform well in dry conditions. Car almost slipped completely a few times driving at low speeds of 50 km/h and i changed them immediately. The front tyres were gripping alright due to the weight of the engine however the back of the car was an unpredictable nightmare in the wet and you dont get feedback if the car will slide or not even at low speeds. I will not buy again and i feel much safer after replacing them with better tyres.
    Helpful 35 - tyre reviewed on May 22, 2021
    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.
    Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on September 24, 2020
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    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
    Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on July 17, 2020
    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
    Helpful 31 - 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.

    Helpful 26 - 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.
    Helpful 27 - tyre reviewed on April 25, 2019
    Given 83% while driving a Holden Vectra V6 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
    I had conflicting advice from different tyre stores one saying these are the tyres for you the other saying don't touch them with a million-foot barge pole. The store saying don't touch said I'd be back in for fresh tyres new rims and a wheel alignment in 6000 miles max. but they held and went well. They gripped and gripped until you wanted to start playing up then they spun but you always felt in control. great tyres if i have another such car again i wouldn't hesitate to buy these again.
    Helpful 37 - tyre reviewed on January 9, 2019
    Given 74% while driving a Peugeot 206 GTI 180 (205/40 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
    This Tyre make Falken one of my favorite Tyre maker. Fully recommended about value - money only little noisy and if last little more i would buy again.
    Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on November 16, 2018
    Given 76% while driving a Opel (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 18 average miles
    Opel Omega B estate 2.0 auto 18.000 miles covered in 2 years. The car is RWD. These tyres started off as fronts for 9700 miles, then transferred to the rear as new 914s were fitted to the front. 914s are looking very good on the front and the rears have now expired. The car carries a mobility scooter in the rear at all times, due to the weight the only problem has been one tyre has worn off an inside strip due to camber alignment cock up, so not the tyres fault. Apart from that there is still a mil left on the right rear above the indicator tabs.
    But all that said they give better grip than any other make I have used, for the price and the safe feeling they give I would use nothing else, if I slowed down through corners then I would have got more milage out of them. This is my third car to use 914s, I would continue to use them but the 310 is supposed to be better again, so I will look forward to the new ze310s that are on there way as I type.
    Helpful 26 - tyre reviewed on September 6, 2018
    Given 87% while driving a Fiat croma (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 40,000 spirited miles
    After replacing Conti Eco Contact (garbage) with these, I felt like born again. When Conti Eco Contact failed miserably, I was looking for a replacement and reviews were pointing towards these. I am happy to say, these are among best tires I ever had on any of my cars, bested only by Michelin Primacy. I have driven them on highway, local roads, a bit on dirt road, went over potholes, mud and sludge, mountain drive, sharp cornering, fast driving, you name it. After 40.000 miles, they are on half wear and still perfectly balanced, great grip, comfortable and safe. I am selling my car now and it goes with these tires out. I feel like there is at least 20.000 miles in them, and if I could keep them for my new car, I would.
    Downside is somewhat stiff ride but not so hard, wet grip is very good but not fantastic, but very good, and only noticeable thing is they skid a bit when starting uphill on dry road. I guess it comes as result of durability. However, if you hit brakes in panic, they stop the car immediately, don't wobble, and give you great feedback, and, as it happened to me few times, after a second or two, what went trough my mind was " thank God I have these tires on my wheels..."
    So, I can recommend them, especially for the price, where you will get 98% performance of tires that cost double or triple than these.
    Helpful 34 - tyre reviewed on May 14, 2018
    Given 96% while driving a Skoda Monti carlo 1.0dsg (215/40 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
    Just changed from 16_17 n my fabia Monti carlo absolutely love the tyres also only paid 80each at my Skoda dealer in burntwood. Would definitely buy them again.
    Helpful 26 - tyre reviewed on February 25, 2018
    Given 74% while driving a Mazda MX5 (225/45 R17) on track for 800 average miles
    I have 4 on my MX5 mk1 on 14" standard rims.
    They squeal a lot when pushed but still grip well. Seem to take a bit of warming up so last time out I went down to 22 psi cold.
    Wear was more noticeable at Cadwell than Mallory.
    A little bit skittish on the road in the wet although I have track stiff suspension so not necessarily the tyres fault.

    I think they're excellent value for money particularly on standard rims.
    Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on February 20, 2018