Federal Formoza FD2

The Federal Formoza FD2 is a Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Dry Grip 73%
Wet Grip 60%
Road Feedback 65%
Handling 56%
Wear 65%
Comfort 77%
Buy again 59%

Tyre review data from 16 tyre reviews averaging 65% over 102,531 miles driven.

The Formoza FD2 is ranked 122nd of 230 Summer Touring tyres.

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2014 ADAC 195/65 R15 Summer Tyre Test - 17th of 17 tyres

  • Positive - Relatively low fuel consumption
  • Negative - Very weak on both wet and dry roads
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2014 Tyre Tests

  • 17th: 2014 ADAC 195/65 R15 Summer Tyre Test (195/65 R15)
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    Top 3 Federal Formoza FD2 Reviews

    Given 87% while driving a Honda Civic FD2 (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 0 average miles
    first thing i noticed was how quiet my ride became. it still new so i can't yet comment on its wear.
    Helpful 26 - tyre reviewed on November 8, 2021
    Given 31% while driving a Honda Vezel 1.5 Hybrid RU3 (225/50 R18) on mostly country roads for 15,000 spirited miles
    I installed these tyres because they were half the price of the of the other brands available at the local tyre store. My front tires barely did 10K KM. The radials got exposed. And all the way it was like driving on a very wet surface even though its completely dry and feedback at the steering wheel was like turning it on some polished surface. My rears lasted about 30K KM though. I thought it was some alignment issue or air pressure not to spec. But when I check alignment is alright and air is up-to spec. I then switched to Dunlops and the feel is very different. My car is a FWD Hybrid Car with about 150HP. My driving style is fairly hard with hard acceleration and hard braking and conering at the limit. The roads i drive are twisted roads (something like what you see in hill climb races) and road surface is quite uneven (not potholes but not flat as it has degraded over a long time) I switched to Dunlops at the front and it has lasted me 23K KM and it is also reaching End of Life but compared to the price difference being less than twice it has lasted me more than twice. And as soon as I rotated the tyres putting Fedrals to the front the grip difference and wear is really bad.
    Helpful 15 - tyre reviewed on November 22, 2022
    Given 79% while driving a Toyota Corolla E140 (195/65 R15) on mostly town for 1,000 average miles
    Very quiet and comfortable for a budget tire.
    Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on August 16, 2021
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    Latest Federal Formoza FD2 Reviews

    Given 44% while driving a Hyundai (235/55 R17) on mostly town for 12,000 average miles
    Nothing special, just a basic tyre which excels at nothing. Wears fast. Reason for changing is that 2 of them split after 12k miles
    Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on January 2, 2024
    Toyota (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 50,000 spirited miles
    Ma Corolla came with Yoko advan460 which was no doubt a very grippy tyre but the same was as noisy as like generator voiced tyre. Changing to goodyear dint change in terms of harsh drive. Changed to fd2 federal formoza which already using in brothers GLI Corolla and became very satisfied. Dry grip is superb. Wet grip is normal. Very low noise . Wear is superb as easily lasts 60k km. Only draw back is that not so much fuel efficient as having some weight more than michilin or Yoko. Overall good tyre worth buying.
    Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on November 3, 2020
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    Given 70% while driving a Audi A4 2.0 TDI 140 SLine (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
    My car is remapped to approx. 190 bhp, with a good supply of torque to boot. I put these tyres on the front and moved my Verdestein Ultrac Vorti’s to the back as I found I couldn’t get any grip in 1st, 2nd or 3rd in a straight line, although they were very confident in cornering, wet or dry.
    Usually I would read up on my tyres and go for the better performance oriented tyres on the market- however I now use this car as my daily driver after buying an S2000 so my driving style in the Audi is now mostly relaxed (Although I like to rake a bit in new tyres to see what they’re like ). The Federals were an on the spot purchase at a tyre place near work, needed them to keep me legal and let me away. They were at a fair price for the size. I paid around £78 fitted, whereas I was used to paying around £115-£140 for tyres.
    First impressions are they are definitely louder- I had to use the motorway to get to and from the tyre place and it was the first thing I noticed. They feel firm, without offering much feeback- that being said they drive straight and true, unlike Hankook K104/K105's I had in the past where tramlining was a major issue. On spirited cornering I find the tyres feel ‘squishy’ and the car just doesn’t feel like it wants to go the direction I am steering it. I put this down to a weak sidewall.
    They It is quite hard to find the limits, as they are not progressive enough- it’s a case of corner hard, grip, then moderately amusing understeer, with no in-between feedback or indication that understeer is approaching. One thing I will say is that they grip quite well in a straight line, I would say on par with more expensive tyres I have had.
    That said, although the tyres don’t feel as ‘grippy’ or confidence inspiring to what I’m used to, they do actually perform quite well for everyday use, they brake well, handle ok, comfortable to slightly firm feel. So if you are looking a tyre for an everyday driver at a reasonable price and you aren’t a maniac behind the wheel, these are the ticket. I have scored them for what range they fall into and tried not to compare to tyres that are £50 dearer. Considering the price I would definitely buy these again.
    Helpful 27 - tyre reviewed on April 17, 2015
    Given 26% while driving a Jaguar XJ6 (255/40 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
    Tyres looked really good but they will not grip when going around any corner, the traction control keeps coming on, when I put the front tyres on the rear the traction control problem disappeared! I do not know how they wear as I have only done a couple of thousand miles but they are useless on the rears.
    Helpful 25 - tyre reviewed on August 20, 2014
    Given 79% while driving a Audi A6 (255/40 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
    Comparing with Continenetal SP3, FD2 feels very soft and comfort. Very low noise and steering is lighter. In curves not slippy but feel soft and bendable. I would not recommend to sporty driving but to town and highways feels comfoftable.
    Helpful 20 - tyre reviewed on October 9, 2013
    Given 59% while driving a Subaru Outback 3.0L (215/55 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 31 easy going miles
    Not a sports tyre in any way, but having very acceptable handling and grip including wet.

    BUT …………..

    whilst the ride quality is good, the road noise is awful and shows a very marked difference between different road surfaces. Great with a newly surfaced road with fine tarmac, the drive is almost silent BUT here in Northlands that isn’t 90% of the roads! In my Subaru Outback 3.0L the noise is terrible...... I wont be buying these tyres again just because of the noise!
    Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on August 27, 2012
    Given 83% while driving a Mercedes Benz E320 (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 2,500 average miles
    Far better than they should be for the price, not a sports tyre in any way, but having very acceptable handling and grip including wet.
    They excel in ride quality and noise, very quiet on the road, find a newly surfaced road with fine tarmac and the drive is silent.

    Nice to have non directional tyres again, will be able to rotate much easier.

    Will buy again, they really are cheap at half the price.
    Helpful 23 - tyre reviewed on June 17, 2012
    Given 94% while driving a Mitsubishi lancer (215/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 8,000 average miles
    I replaced my Yokohama Advan, that the car came with for this tyre. I am very pleased so far, not only are they quieter. The overall handling of the car does not seem to be different, than when the Yokohama tyres were on the car. Also I have been keeping an eye on tyre wear, and they seam to wearing better than the previous tyres. I have not driven in the snow yet, so cannot comment on that. But wet weather grip is good.
    Helpful 53 - tyre reviewed on November 20, 2011
    Given 90% while driving a Ford Galaxy (215/55 R16 W) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
    Superb tyres at an incredible price - almost performing as well as my previous Goodyear Excellence; highly recommended!
    Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on May 26, 2011
    Given 32% while driving a Mitsubishi Australian 380 same as US Galant (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 2,000 spirited miles
    Quiet = YES-9/10
    Grip in dry = poor
    Grip in wet = Dangerous
    Never Buy again
    Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on October 29, 2010
    Given 83% while driving a Toyota Corolla (205/55 R17 W) on mostly town for 1,000 average miles
    The tire is made in Taiwan with fair price, treadwear 420, Y rating with mud+snow, famous for silence anc comfort. If you are looking for a set of tire which not expensive but with long service life and comfort/silence, FD2 is one of your best choice. However, if you are looking for something sporty, it's not for your dish.
    Helpful 21 - tyre reviewed on January 4, 2010
    Given 83% while driving a Mazda 6 Series (215/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
    Early days yet but these tyres are performing well so far. Dry grip is good with a decent amount of feedback and plenty of warning at the limit. Grip on wet roads is far better than I thought it would be considering this is a summer tyre. Comfort on all road surfaces is definitely a step up from the very worn Pirellis they replaced. How they will wear over time remains to be seen, but overall these are not bad at all for a budget tyre and I would definitely buy again at the price.
    Helpful 21 - tyre reviewed on March 3, 2009