Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun

The new ZE310 tyre is the successor of the ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN, winner of numerous awards from testing organisations. It offers outstanding traction and grip on both wet and dry roads coupled with low wear.

This tyre replaced the Falken ZIEX ZE914 EcoRun.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 83%
Handling 82%
Wear 79%
Comfort 80%
Buy again 76%

Tyre review data from 87 tyre reviews averaging 81% over 454,014 miles driven.

The ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun is ranked 42nd of 145 Summer Premium Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 Best SUV Tyres Tested - 3rd of 12 tyres

  • Positive - Good off-road qualities, dynamic off-road handling, good aquaplaning reserves, safe dry handling, short wet braking distances.
  • Negative - Average wet cornering grip.
  • Overall - Exemplary.
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2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 6th of 50 tyres

  • Positive - Balanced, good on wet and dry roads (top mark.)
  • Negative - Slight weaknesses in the environmental balance, weakness in efficiency, weaknesses in sustainability.
  • Overall - Driving safety: The Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN sets the bar high on dry roads and also secures a good rating on wet roads, which leads to a good assessment of driving safety. The Falken secured the top mark in the test on dry roads. It offers the driver exemplary feedback on the steering wheel, is absolutely safe at the limit and also impresses with a short braking distance. The Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN also gets a good rating on wet roads. It gets good ratings for braking distance measurements, lateral aquaplaning and wet handling. The test car can be driven safely and easily controlled over the course. Only in lateral aquaplaning does it not get beyond a satisfactory rating.

    Environmental balance: When it comes to the environmental balance, the ZIEX ZE310 does not get more than a satisfactory result. It does get good ratings for its predicted mileage and abrasion, but since it's quite heavy in comparison, it doesn't get more than a satisfactory rating for efficiency. In terms of sustainability, the tire produced in Turkey does not go beyond an adequate assessment.
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2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres - 6th of 13 tyres

  • Positive - Good wet braking, excellent aquaplaning resistance, good dry handling, good levels of comfort.
  • Negative - Average dry braking, high rolling resistance.
  • Overall - The Falken Ziex ZE310 combines a very high aquaplaning resistance with good wet braking and very high levels of comfort.

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2023 Tyre Tests

  • 3rd: 2023 Best SUV Tyres Tested (225/65 R17)
  • 6th: 2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres (205/55 R16)
  • 6th: 2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2022 Tyre Tests

  • 5th: 2022 Summer Tyre Market Overview (215/55 R17)
  • 5th: 2022 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test (215/55 R17)
  • 8th: 2022 AZ SUV Tyre Test (215/55 R17)
  • 2021 Tyre Tests

  • 6th: 2021 All Road SUV Summer Tyre Test (215/60 R17)
  • 8th: 2021 53 Summer Tyre Braking Test (205/55 R16)
  • 9th: 2021 Sport Auto Summer Tyre Test (195/55 R16)
  • 15th: 2021 Auto Bild 16 Inch Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2020 Tyre Tests

  • 3rd: 2020 Tyre Reviews Ultimate Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 8th: 2020 New 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 9th: 2020 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2019 Tyre Tests

  • 5th: 2019 ACE Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 7th: 2019 Swedish Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 8th: 2019 AMS Summer SUV Tyre Test (215/55 R17)
  • 10th: 2019 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 185/65 R15 (185/65 R15)
  • 2018 Tyre Tests

  • 3rd: 2018 Auto Bild 15 inch Summer Tyre Test (195/65 R15)
  • 6th: 2018 AutoBild Summer Tyre Overview (195/65 R15)
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    Questions and Answers for the Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun

    2018-12-31 - I’m looking to replace a set of bridgestones which came with my Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo from new. It seems to be an awkward tyre size at 215/40/17. I was hoping for all seasons, but there’s only a choice of 2. So I decided on summer tyres. I’ve sort of narrowed it down to the Falken ZIEX ZE310 and the Hankook Ventus Prime 3. Which would you recommend ?

    Both are excellent tyres, getting great reviews. The Hankook might have the edge in wear, but overall they're very similar tyres.

    2019-08-05 - Is the Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun suitable for a SUV 4x4 which is only used on road? My car is a 2014 ford Kuga 2.0 titanium powershift. 235 x 55 R17 tyres

    As long as you meet the load index required by your SUV, there's no reason not to use the ZE310.

    2019-09-18 - I have a Golf 7 1.4TSi 122BHP with 205/55 X16 German OEM Dunlop Blue Response tyres. These are internally noisy and have very soft sidewalls leading to sloppy handling. I am proposing to chage them to other 205/55 X16V tyres. Falken ZE310, Hankook Prime 3 K125 and Bridgestone T005 have been suggested as possible replacements. The Falkens have a very low external noise performance but I not convinced that this is a reliable guide to the internal noise. I had a very bad expeiuence with German OEM Dunlop tyres on a new BMW 316i in the past and I wonder if the Blue Response tyres are of the same ilk? i.e. poor OEM tyres. Internal noise & wet grip are the most important parameters for the replacements and I am willing to trade off ride comfort with slightly stiffer sidewalls. Any comments you have would be much appreciated. Many thanks for the most helpful web site.

    Unfortunately all modern tyres have soft sidewalls as it reduces rolling resistance. You are correct in thinking there isn't necessarily a correlation between external and internal noise, but there is often a link. I have no personal experience with the ZE310 but I have seen tests note it's a good handling tyre for its class, so maybe worth a try! One thing worth remembering is that stiffer sidewalls will transmit more vibration through to the chassis increasing internal noise.

    2020-09-17 - I have a VW Passat 59 plate and need new tyres. Should I go for the Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun or the Falken Azenis FK510? Both look like good mid range tyres and recommended by your website.

    If your priority is comfort, the ZE310, if it's sporty driving, the FK510 is the correct tyre.

    2020-11-07 - The group test of the 205/55 X 16 tyres was really good. I have a Golf 7 1.4 with this size of tyre and am contemplating a change to Falken. VW fitted 205/55 X16 91H tyres to this car in late 2014. Could you please tell me why 94V Falken ZIEX ZE310 tyres were used in the test? Did Falken recommend them or were they the only ones available in this size? The 94V version is available locally at a very good price. Thanks BJ

    This was the recommended size by Falken, but the 91H version has done well in other tests too.

    2022-10-23 - Are these a good bet for a Lexus NX300h in 225/60/18?

    If you can find the correct size and load rating I'm sure they'd be a very good match.

    2022-12-30 - I’m looking for a the most sporty tyre in the not very popular 205/50r15 size, so that means no Michelin/Continental/Goodyear or even Maxxis Primetra. I’ve narrowed it down to the Falken ZE310 Ecorun and the Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2. I’m not worried about noise or comfort, just subjective handling. Which would you plump for?

    I've not tried the Hankook but I would never recommend the ZE310 for a sporty feel.

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    Top 3 Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun Reviews

    Given 78% while driving a Hyundai i30 CRDi (195/65 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 500 average miles
    New silica and new model tyre. I have bought them a few days ago.
    Very silent. Most silent tyres I had the last 20 years.
    Nice handling.

    Cheaper than most other brands.
    (30euro cheaper than dunlop and 50 euro cheaper than michelin)

    Euro label - C A A 67db for 195 65 15
    Helpful 343 - tyre reviewed on March 9, 2018
    Given 70% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 6 2.0 TDI 140bhp (225/45 R17 W) on mostly motorways for 500 average miles
    Just had set fitted and hate them. Horribly noisy. Never had such noisy tyres. Shall not buy again and wish that I could get them replaced.
    Lots of feedback for Falken is from petrol heads running them on track days. This is not what the average road user wants. I had run Kumho for years and they are a good value, safe, durable, quiet and comfortable tyre. Do not buy Falken.
    Helpful 102 - tyre reviewed on August 24, 2018
    Given 97% while driving a Mercedes Benz E Class (215/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 300 average miles
    Dry grip is excellent, wet grip also. Much better than my old set of Fulda Ecocontrol HP. What I observed from the beginning is the highest level of comfort that they provide. Lowest rolling noise I've ever heard. On bumpy roads, they provide a level of comfort very close to a winter tire. In the future, I am very curious about wear. I'll write another review sometimes in the future.
    Helpful 70 - tyre reviewed on April 13, 2018
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    Given 76% while driving a BMW 116d SPort (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 50,000 spirited miles
    Positive: Safe tyre in dry and wet roads with good handling in wet and high milage.
    Negative: Confort, dry handling with poor feedback.
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on May 27, 2023
    Given 98% while driving a Toyota Yaris (185/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
    In the spring of 2022, I put the Falken ZIEX ZE310 in the TOYOTA YARIS DIESEL that I have for the summer, specifically the reinforced High load ones since it has two types.

    As soon as I walked them on I was disappointed by their relaxed feel with no sporty elements! Wrong tire you will tell me, but I have stayed in the old days, when tires like BRIDGESTONE-DUNLOP etc. traditionally had hard frames, which gave a lot of pluses to the sporty feeling, due to very good steering precision from the hard frame. Now I've noticed that even traditional brands like the ones I mentioned have softened their frame too much with corresponding negative consequences, at least for my taste.

    But let's get back to FALKEN!
    Yes I found them to be soft, but that gives comfort and peace. Quite expected this! But what surprised me tremendously is their progressiveness and friendliness to the limit!!! I have never driven a tire like this before. It finds traction (within reasonable limits) even on the slippery road surface of the cities we have in Greece, in places that I NEVER had traction with whatever I wore in all my cars, sports or not!!!

    I haven't really pushed it in the rain, so I have no opinion.
    I also don't have an opinion on wear yet, one I've done somewhere around 9000 km, about 5000 miles.

    I highly recommend them!
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on May 9, 2023
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    Given 95% while driving a MINI Cooper (205/40 R18) on mostly town for 1,000 average miles
    I am very impressed with the falken ecorun. they respond very well dry grip buit also in wet grip. I dont have anything to reproach so far. The Confort is amazing. I can barely hear then. I have michellin sport 4 for winter and they are a lot noisier. And the price was really good, around 95 euro/ tyre. I really recomand and probably I would buy again in the future.
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on May 8, 2023
    Given 81% while driving a Nissan almera gti (195/50 R16) on mostly country roads for 8,900 spirited miles
    Very impressive tyre. Most impressive is that I use it on a car whose only electronic on it is the ECU. No abs, no esp, no trc, no nothing... Almera N15 2.0Gti slightly modified outputting 161hp now, sending on front wheels 138.8 of them. A set of H&R and KYB excel Gs, merged with front and rear tower brace, along with front fender bars, trying to make things safer. Having in mind all the above written, I feel that "communication" between driver and tyres is a bit pricier than with all new era electronic parafernalia 2020+ cars. First of all, and I think my 50% value, is that these tyres are highly predictable. They do almost nothing without inform you first. You know some tenths of sec before when the tyres and which of them are to break traction point, through steering or full bucket seat I use forces. Dry braking performance (remember no ABS) is highly impressive and wheel blocking rarely occurs (F: 36psi/R: 33psi) on average+ tarmac. On slippery one, you must use your mind to brake optimally. On wet braking (grippy average+ tarmac) braking force is limited by aquaplaning resistance which I found to be a bit higher from average. Nothing special, just a safe wet braking. I don't know how do they name exactly this compound, but I found 310s very grippy with plenty of feedback on mountain b-roads. Being not exactly an everyday driver (I use my N15 mostly in weekends and mostly on b-roads) concerning this car, tread has been reduced by 2mm during first 4.000mi. But that's nothing special on my N15 gti, as I use it as mentioned above (an everyday Qashqai j11 1.7dci is my daily driven one). Over all 310s ecorun are pretty impressive during fast driving too, apart from a good comfort set. Their tread compound collaborates perfectly with a nonAbs etc car. Weel done Japs.
    Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on April 16, 2023
    Given 75% while driving a Subaru 2003 Forester 2.5x (215/55 R17) on for 0 miles
    Initial impressions. My previous tyres were nueton nt5000s Grip is great compared to the nuetons, feels planted when cornering. However, when making quick direction changes the tyres seem to float momentarily before biting and firming up, once this delay is over grip is very good. If you are looking for a dynamic tyre to enhance your cars handling, these are not for you.
    Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on December 16, 2022
    Given 97% while driving a Fiat Coupe 20 Valve Turbo (205/50 R16) on a combination of roads for 300 average miles
    I would normally hold off from doing a review so soon after a just fitting these tyres, but these tyres are quite impressive for the money. I managed to get 4 tyres for around £290, which is cheaper than some of the higher priced "budget" tyres. The road noise has reduced significantly from my older tyres, ride comfort is decent even in a 24-year-old fiat with lowering springs. Road handling is fine, I've not pushed them to their limits just yet, but I'm quite confident that they wouldn't let me down.
    Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on December 1, 2022
    Given 10% while driving a Citroën C5 (225/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 0 easy going miles
    This tyre had only 7mm tread depth from new, compared with the normal 8mm. In fact, I had the tyre fitted at the same time as the MOT, and the examiner recorded 7mm tread depth and "84% tread remaining" even though it was brand new. On that basis the tyre is 16% less value than an 8mm new depth.
    Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on October 16, 2022
    Given 54% while driving a Volkswagen Passat estate 2.0 TDI 110 kW (235/45 R18) on mostly motorways for 10,000 average miles
    Overal good tyre: Wet handling very well Dry handling just good Brake distance nice The only very bad thing is that I replace the tyres for winter ones and when I calculate the depth was 5mm new when I buy them 7,8mm So after 6 months and 10.000 thousand km mostly on highway
    Helpful 8 - tyre reviewed on October 13, 2022
    Given 75% while driving a Toyota Corolla (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
    this is the third tyre in my car - stock : dunlop enasave - 2nd tyre : pilot sport 4 so i was looking for primacy 4 because it seems to fit my needs. pilot sport 4 is a very good tyre but unfortunately its too stiff for horrible road condition here. but finding a michelin here is just so difficult and after looking around i ended up with falken ze310 that cost way less than my budget before. - rolling resistance are pretty bad. who cares about this - not exactly comfortable tyre, pretty similar to my previous pilot sport. + this thing is just awesome in the rain and water puddle. its actually made our journey very safe + its very quiet tyre, surprise considering my previous falken ze912 are noisy. + very good road feedback and responsive handling for touring tyre + dry braking and grip are pretty good to be honest my wife expect more comfortable tyre than pilot sport 4, but this tyre failed in that aspect. overall i like this tyre, its cheap but its actually good for someone who often replaced their tyre before the thread is gone. i barely put a lot of miles into my car.
    Helpful 5 - tyre reviewed on September 16, 2022
    Given 80% while driving a Mitsubishi lancer (205/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 0 miles
    Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on September 16, 2022
    Given 81% while driving a SEAT Leon FR 2.0 tdi 170 (225/40 R18) on mostly motorways for 30,000 spirited miles
    Bought these tyres several years ago for my Leon FR. They were recommended to me by a trusted source and i haven't looked back. Brilliant tyre. I've so far put around 30k miles on them and they are just starting to get into the window of where i'd start to consider replacing them. Would certainly buy again. Wet and dry grip are both excellent, i'm yet to have any doubt in the tyres ability to grip the road.
    Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on September 12, 2022
    Given 87% while driving a Hyundai Avante (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
    This tyre is one of the quietest I had. It dispels the notion that comfort tyres do not have good wet grip. Both dry and wet grip for this tyre are excellent, especially in the wet where it shines. Grip is good even though going through puddles of water at 80-90km/h. To top it off, the price of Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN are cheaper than comparable tyres.
    Helpful 13 - tyre reviewed on August 13, 2022