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Firestone Winterforce 2

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Value, average: 27

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We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about Firestone Winterforce 2. You can agree with these conclusions by voting for any item:

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– The owners were happy with the tire’s excellent traction in snow, slush, and rain.
– A good number of drivers find the tire comfortable and quiet.
– The consumers said that these tires had great traction for acceleration, braking and cornering, and they gave a true feeling of safety and security.
– A couple of happy purchasers wrote that he experienced incredible tread life with these tires.
– The tire's price is considered by many as well worth it for the performance.

Reasons not to buy

– Some drivers noted the good—but not great—ice and snow performance of this tire.
– A couple of users mentioned that the ride was very noisy

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Tire Rank :: Firestone Winterforce 2

 85  113 in Passenger / Winter

 20  27 in Studdable Winter / Snow

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4.1 out of 5
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20 customer ratings
Firestone Winterforce 2

Manufacturer's description

The Firestone Winterforce 2 is a winter tire built for coupes, sedans, wagons and minivans. The Winterforce 2 tire is certified with the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake designation with its special cold weather compound, open shoulder slots, and tread design to give you better grip in wintry conditions vs. an all-season tire.Built with full depth tread features to help give you long-lasting performance winter after winter. The combination of great winter performance you can rely on and long-lasting performance adds up to a great value for you.

  • Special Cold Weather Compound, Open Shoulder Slots, And Tread Design (Provide better grip in wintry conditions vs. an all-season tire).
  • Full Depth Tread Features (Provide long-lasting performance winter after winter).
  • Great Winter Performance (Certified with the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake designation and pinned for size #11 studs).

Notable Features

Firestone Winterforce 2 is a studdable winter tire with a directional tread pattern, designed for safe daily use on SUVs, CUVs, and light pickup trucks. This 2016 tire model is characterized by confident traction on winter surfaces, ride comfort, and short braking distances on slush and snow. As one can easily guess from the tire’s name, the Firestone Winterforce 2 is an upgraded version of the popular Firestone Winterforce model. What makes the new model different is not only its improved performance but also a wider coverage of the CUV, SUV, and pickup truck market (+14%).

The tread design was changed significantly, even though it did retain the traditional directional property, characteristic of winter tires, serving to speed up evacuation of water, slush, and melted snow from the contact area. The dense sipe network on independent tread blocks enhances traction on loose snow. Fitting the tire with anti-skid studs further increases the driving safety on ice and hard-packed snow. The internal structure of Winterforce 2 includes a double steel undertread strip that further improves the tire’s overall performance and extends tread life.

Firestone Winterforce 2 Latest Reviews

3 November, 2020 15:26 by Cody Miller
More than 6 months
What is good?
Snow/Ice Performance
Wet Performance
I've used these tires for 3 winters and now they are completely worn down. But their perfomance on snow was great. In the wet weather I've never faced hydroplaning.
What is bad?
A little noisy.
Value for money.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Firestone / Winterforce 2
Car Type
Rim Diameter
14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 "
175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 mm
Aspect Ratio
50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
S (max 112 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Firestone / Winterforce 2 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Load range Tire weight Overall diameter Sidewall styling Tread depth Price
R14 185/60 R14 82S 185/60 R14 82S 18.0 22.8 BW 12
R14 185/65 R14 86S 185/65 R14 86S 19.0 23.5 BW 12
R15 175/65 R15 84S 175/65 R15 84S 16.0 24.0 BW 12
R15 185/60 R15 84S 185/60 R15 84S 17.0 23.7 BW 12
R15 185/65 R15 88S 185/65 R15 88S 20.0 24.5 BW 12
R15 195/60 R15 88S 195/60 R15 88S 23.0 24.2 BW 12
R15 195/65 R15 91S 195/65 R15 91S 25.0 25.0 BW 12
R15 205/65 R15 94S 205/65 R15 94S 18.0 25.5 BW 12
R15 205/70 R15 96S 205/70 R15 96S 21.0 26.3 BW 12
R15 205/75 R15 97S 205/75 R15 97S 22.0 27.1 BW 12
R15 215/70 R15 98S 215/70 R15 98S 26.0 26.9 BW 12
R16 205/50 R16 87S 205/50 R16 87S 20.0 24.1 BW 12
R16 205/55 R16 91S 205/55 R16 91S 23.0 24.9 BW 12
R16 205/60 R16 92S 205/60 R16 92S 21.0 25.7 BW 12
R16 205/65 R16 95S 205/65 R16 95S 20.0 26.5 BW 12
R16 215/55 R16 93S 215/55 R16 93S 20.0 25.3 BW 12
R16 215/60 R16 95S 215/60 R16 95S 23.0 26.1 BW 12
R16 225/60 R16 98S 225/60 R16 98S 24.0 26.6 BW 12
R16 225/65 R16 100S 225/65 R16 100S 25.0 27.5 BW 12
R16 235/60 R16 100S 235/60 R16 100S 27.0 27.1 BW 12
R17 215/50 R17 95S XL 215/50 R17 95S XL XL 23.0 25.5 BW 12
R17 215/55 R17 94S 215/55 R17 94S 21.0 26.3 BW 12
R17 215/65 R17 99S 215/65 R17 99S 24.0 28.0 BW 12
R17 225/50 R17 94S 225/50 R17 94S 22.0 25.9 BW 12
R17 225/55 R17 97S 225/55 R17 97S 22.0 26.8 BW 12
R17 235/55 R17 99S 235/55 R17 99S 25.0 27.2 BW 12
R18 225/60 R18 100S 225/60 R18 100S 27.0 28.6 BW 12

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3 November, 2020 15:26 by Cody Miller
More than 6 months
What is good?
Snow/Ice Performance
Wet Performance
I've used these tires for 3 winters and now they are completely worn down. But their perfomance on snow was great. In the wet weather I've never faced hydroplaning.
What is bad?
A little noisy.
Value for money.

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