Federal Evoluzion ST 1

The Federal Evoluzion ST 1 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 28 tyre reviews averaging 79% over 199,210 miles driven, and 5 tests with an average result of 22nd.

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 70%
Road Feedback 72%
Handling 81%
Wear 77%
Comfort 84%
Buy again 80%

The Evoluzion ST 1 is ranked 49th of 143 Summer Ultra High Performance tyres.

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2022 Tyre Reviews UUHP Summer Tyre Test
10th of 10 tyres
  • Low external noise, low purchase price.
  • Extremely low grip in the wet with long wet braking distances and difficult to control handling, low aquaplaning resistance, low grip in the dry with poor handling.
  • The Federal Evolution ST-1 has poor grip in every condition, and dangerously long wet braking distances. Not recommended.
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2020 Teknikens 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test
8th of 10 tyres
  • Good braking performance.
  • Poor wet handling, the worst result in the moose test.
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Top 3 Federal Evoluzion ST 1 Reviews

Given 83% while driving a Audi TT RS (255/30 R20 W) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
Exceptional tyres for their value.
OEM Yokohama V105's were worse...much worse not only in comfort but in both performance on dry and wet. Just the road feedback could be improved ...
Very good tyre and w/o much info in the net was curious to try them and don't regret at all...
Helpful 300 - tyre reviewed on February 24, 2019
Given 87% while driving a Honda Civic 1.4 100PS FK1 (225/50 R16) on a combination of roads for 30,000 spirited miles
Following my initial 5K miles review, I have to say that these tyres are an excellent choice at this price point, which is almost 50% lower than premium brands cost. After 30K miles, these tyres perform still very well on dry with a notable drop in wet performance, but with easy-going driving, they can last for 5-10K miles more. The stiff sidewall (because of extra load) helps hard cornering without losing much comfort, the perfect balance between handling and comfort from my experience. In general, these tyres have good breaking, comfort, and wear performance with focus on sporty driving at the expense of wet performance especially when they have not been warmed.
Helpful 45 - tyre reviewed on September 23, 2022
Given 76% while driving a Ford Focus (205/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Half the price of the premium tire but NOT half the performance. Dry grip is pretty good after running in tires.
Helpful 68 - tyre reviewed on October 30, 2020
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Latest Federal Evoluzion ST 1 Reviews

Given 73% while driving a Subaru 1996 Impreza Brighton AWD cope (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 12,000 spirited miles
I ran a set of the Evoluzion ST1s on my '96 Impreza coupe - I was just looking for an inexpensive, capable summer tire for daily driver duties and some fun on the back roads. I got exactly what I wanted. Dry grip was fantastic, I never found their limits despite being quite aggressive when it comes to attacking entertaining on/off-ramps or a windy road. I was *very* surprised to see the "2022 Tyre Reviews UUHP Summer Tyre Test" rate the tires so poorly, as that doesn't match my impression of them at all.

My only complaint about the tires was that they didn't last long at all. I suppose miles/dollar wasn't too bad, but for a lightweight car doing a mix of highway and around town driving I would have expected better life. Despite that, I would've bought another set, but I couldn't find them in the US in my size, so I'll be trying a different tire on the car this year.
Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on April 3, 2024
Given 80% while driving a Subaru Legacy bp5 wr ltd (225/40 R18) on mostly town for 20,000 spirited miles
I bought these over three years ago to put on my Subaru legacy wr ltd. I did a fair bit of research on these at the time and was a choice between these and Uniroyal Rainsports. The federal evolution St1 more that lived up to the review and test results posted here on tyrereviews.com So 3years on and lots of ,ahem, "spirited" driving, the tyres actually still look new.lots of thread left( these are a harder compound than equivalent tyres) unfortunately one tyre has a small bubble on the sidewall ( due to a horrific pothole) so I'm going replace them with the exact same tyre. The performance in the wet really surprised me- bear in mind my car is symmetrical all wheel drive - dry weather, tyres are better than most ,road noise is not an issue,quite quiet. Prices vary, so check around. A great tyre at a very reasonable price.
Helpful 33 - tyre reviewed on August 12, 2022
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Given 77% while driving a Nissan Stagea (245/45 R18) on mostly town for 5,000 spirited miles
For the money, these are hands down the best tyres I've ever used. Half the price of something like a Pilot Sport 4 for at least 80% of the performance, which for most road cars is way more than enough grip. Plenty of dry grip in a 245 tyre and very little road noise for a performance tyre. Wet grip is where I notice the biggest difference between these and a top spec, expensive tyre. It's more than enough for how you should be driving in the wet, just don't expect to go to a wet track day and push it to the limit. All-in-all though, good grip wet and dry if a little unpredictable at the limit. Can't speak to wear but who cares how long they last when they're this cheap. Chuck a fresh set on every year and it still won't break the bank. Can't recommend enough.
Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on March 8, 2022
Given 80% while driving a Volkswagen Scirocco R 265 PS DSG (235/35 R19) on mostly town for 30,000 average miles
I was recommended these by a friend and I was not disappointed. I don't race my car, but I like to corner hard and accelerate hard. These were almost half the price of Michelin PS4 in Australia. The tyre is very controllable and you have to work hard to make it lose traction, main buying point for me was performance and longevity.
Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on March 6, 2022
Given 97% while driving a Renault clio iv 1.5 DCI 90ps (215/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
Not very noisy, good grip, even in the wet. Amazing tyre for the price. Would not replace Michelin PS4 or some Continentals with them, but would definitely consider these when choosing between Kumho, Hankook, Vredestein and other tyres in the price range.
Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on November 30, 2021
Given 82% while driving a BMW Z3 (225/50 R16) on track for 200 spirited miles
I bought these tires because they were really inexpensive and I had a spare set of wheels. I use them for daily driving, but also on track. They aren't the fastest tire, but they do behave predictably when pushed hard. They have good (loud) audible feedback, which is useful in a track tire. Having slightly less grip on a track tire is actually more fun for me and also less physically taxing (my car has stock belts and seat). So even though I have faster tires, I think these are more fun. I would buy them again if I found them for the same low price.
Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on October 12, 2021
Given 74% while driving a SEAT Top gun (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 5,000 spirited miles
not a bad tyre in dry good handling and braking, didn't try it in the wet yet the negative thing is the tyre noise is too loud for my liking.
Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on June 11, 2021
Given 86% while driving a Renault Clio III Dynamique 1.2 Turbo (215/45 R16) on a combination of roads for 15,000 miles
Very good tyre. One of the most predictable and accurate I've ever tried. Better than a lot of famous brands
Helpful 35 - tyre reviewed on May 28, 2021
Given 86% while driving a Ford Mustang (255/40 R19 V) on a combination of roads for 4,000 spirited miles
Replaced Pirelli P Zero. After 4000km displaying similar levels of performance at 2/3 price. Impressive so far.
Helpful 48 - tyre reviewed on September 25, 2020
Given 61% while driving a (225/45 R17) on for 0 miles
WET GRIP BAD. other than that fine.
Helpful 43 - tyre reviewed on September 24, 2020
Ford (255/40 R19 W) on mostly country roads for 15,000 spirited miles
Dry grip much better than a lot of high end tyres I've used including michelin, wet grip is really good you'd have to be a bit silly on the throttle to come unstuck, wear rate is good for the price good feedback they let you know when they're getting to the limit and I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again over much more expensive tyres
Helpful 47 - tyre reviewed on July 1, 2020
Given 40% while driving a Fiat 500 Abarth (215/40 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 10 spirited miles
I just pulled off a set of work and very hard Yokohama AD0R Neova 215/40 as it rains alot here and i was nearly falling off the freeway above 100kph in a straight line. My car is an Abarth 595 Competizione with fully adjustable coil-over suspension and a specialist alignment for track day use. Driving out of the tyre shop and around town the new tyres felt good and steering was light and smooth. A bit more speed and they were nice and quiet, i headed for the motorway to give them a proper run in and on my first lane change i was shocked and horrified!!! It honestly felt like they were all flat or something wrong with the steering. There's a massive delay in reaction from steering inputs and once straight the car wobbles back to centre again like on a playstation game. Hard braking and acceleration on both wet and drive tarmac proved that they do have some grip to offer but the way it steers is frightening now, cant wait to get them off!
Helpful 54 - tyre reviewed on June 19, 2020