Firestone Winterhawk 4

The new Firestone Winterhawk 4 tyre has been engineered to provide optimal control and handling in cold and unpredictable conditions. Designed for European drivers by European drivers, over 20,000 end users were interviewed to guide the development of the new Firestone Winterhawk 4. The insights they gave on their daily driving challenges, as well as their need for a winter tyre that performs in both the snow and wet, helped Firestone’s engineers develop the winter tyre drivers are looking for.

Tyre review data from 4 tyre reviews averaging 82% over 13,300 miles driven, and 13 tests with an average result of 10th.

Dry Grip 83%
Wet Grip 85%
Road Feedback 83%
Handling 63%
Wear 87%
Comfort 85%
Buy again 93%
Snow Grip 85%
Ice Grip 78%

First On MarketMay 2020
Wheel Size14 - 20"
Width155 - 275mm
Profile35 - 70
Rolling ResistanceC - D
Wet GripB - B
Noise (dB)71 - 71
Winter Rating3PMSF Rated

The Winterhawk 4 is ranked 34th of 66 Winter Premium Touring tyres.

This tyre replaced the Firestone Winterhawk 3.

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Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 ADAC 16 Inch Tyre Test
7th of 16 tyres
  • The Firestone WINTERHAWK 4 provides satisfactory steering feedback on dry roads and remains stable at the limit, earning a good overall rating for dry conditions due to its good braking performance. On wet roads, the tyre performs well in braking and handling, with very good ratings in longitudinal aquaplaning and above-average results in lateral aquaplaning. On winter roads, it scores well for braking and handling but falls short in traction and ice braking, receiving only a satisfactory rating for these criteria. Environmentally, the tyre misses a good rating due to its below-average projected lifespan and satisfactory wear. However, it scores well in fuel efficiency and weight.
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2023 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
9th of 11 tyres
  • Winter specialist with good aquaplaning qualities, low price level.
  • Strongly understeering dry handling, delayed steering response, extended wet and dry braking distances.
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14 inch
165/70 R14 85 T XLDB71
175/65 R14 86 T XLDB71
175/65 R14 82 TDB71
15 inch
195/65 R15 91 HDB71
185/65 R15 92 T XLCB71
185/65 R15 88 TDB71
195/65 R15 95 T XLDB71
195/55 R15 85 HDB71
195/65 R15 91 TDB71
16 inch
205/55 R16 91 HCB71
205/55 R16 94 H XLCB71
205/60 R16 92 HDB71
205/60 R16 96 H XLCB71
215/70 R16 100 HDB71
205/60 R16 96 H XLCB71
205/55 R16 91 TCB71
205/55 R16 94 V XLCB71
215/60 R16 99 H XLCB71
17 inch
225/50 R17 98 H XLCB71
205/50 R17 93 V XLDB71
225/45 R17 91 HDB71
225/50 R17 98 V XLCB71
235/65 R17 108 V XLCB71
225/60 R17 99 HDB71
225/45 R17 94 V XLCB71
215/55 R17 98 V XLCB71
215/45 R17 91 V XLDB71
18 inch
235/60 R18 107 V XLCB71
225/40 R18 92 V XLDB71
245/45 R18 100 V XLDB71
235/60 R18 107 H XLCB71
245/40 R18 97 V XLDB71
19 inch
235/35 R19 91 W XLDB71
20 inch
255/45 R20 105 V XLCB71
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Size Price Range  
195/65 R15 £78.53 - £78.53 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £124.21 - £124.21 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £117.17 - £117.17 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 16 tyre sizes - View all.

Top 3 Firestone Winterhawk 4 Reviews

Given 92% while driving a BMW 118d (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 1,800 average miles
I bought 4 brand new tyres in November 2020 and this review is after 3000km. I'm pretty happy with them. The price was pretty good in comparison with Bridgestone and Michelin. Although I try to skip as much icy roads as possible, in rain or snow they perform well. I tried them even in a snowy mountain and everything was alright. Braking path is fairly short no matter the weather. No road noises, good responsiveness and they feel pretty reliable. For a budget tyre, this is a really good value for money.
Helpful 149 - tyre reviewed on March 17, 2021
Given 90% while driving a Mercedes Benz ML350 (255/50 R19) on mostly motorways for 5,000 average miles
5000 km so far , very happy on them
Helpful 50 - tyre reviewed on January 27, 2022
Given 82% while driving a Volkswagen Bora (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 4,000 average miles
Very good tyre in all conditions recommend it
Helpful 35 - tyre reviewed on October 2, 2022
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Latest Firestone Winterhawk 4 Reviews

Given 74% while driving a Volkswagen Golf GTI 7.5 (225/40 R18) on mostly motorways for 2,500 spirited miles
Good quality for mid-range brand, cover winter needs. In general there is no high potential of performance for winter tyres independently of brand!
Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on May 24, 2024