Falken Sincera SN250 review
Falken tires are turning out to become a great option for drivers looking for high performance delivery. Making their way from nowhere to becoming one of the most sought-after tire brands worldwide. It sits among the top tire manufacturing industries because of the quality of its tires. Falken tires have made another impressive tire called the Sincera SN250 AS. Let’s first discover what the Sincera SN250 AS is all about.
The Falken Sincera SN250 AS is an all season, grand touring performance tire designed to deliver all-season traction, durability and comfort. It features some of Falken’s exceptional technologies and features that make it stand out as a great option for drivers looking for high performance without sacrificing comfort. Its unique design puts it in harmony with multi-road conditions.
The Falken Sincera SN250 AS is designed for drivers of passenger cars, coupes, sedans, SUVs, minivans and crossovers. Below, we find out what the Falken Sincera SN250 AS has to offer that makes it every driver’s choice.
Falken Sincera SN250 AS Key Technologies/Features
The Falken Sincera SN250 AS features some of Falken Tire’s most innovative technologies. It is equipped with high performance compounds and technologies that improve its performance delivery in different road and weather conditions. Looking at some of the technologies employed in the design of the Falken Sincera SN250 AS, we have;
Dynamic Range Technology: The dynamic range technology features a Falken-exclusive silica tread compound responsible for making the rubber to remain pliable at low temperatures hence delivering an enhanced grip in wet, snow and icy conditions. Also, the chemical bonds strengthen in dry conditions as the rubber heats up.
Tension Control Technology: Falken also Incorporated its tension control technology into the design of the Sincera SN250 AS. This technology delivers an enhanced handling capacity using the rigid outside shoulder tread and bead area of the sidewall. Also it absorbs shocks felt from driving.
3D Canyon Sipe Technology: The 3D canyon sipe technology delivers additional edges to promote excellent ice braking and improved handling in all weather conditions. Also, it features an interlocking design that creates a more solid tread block under load for impressive performance in dry weather conditions.
Well-Defined Circumferential Grooves: The four circumferential grooves of the Falken Sincera SN250 AS aids in delivering excellent traction in wet conditions by evacuating water from beneath the tires and thus improving hydroplaning resistance.
Falken Sincera SN250 AS Safety Features
For their tire’s to be more desirable, Falken designed them with safety features put in place to deliver a sense of safety to the driver. The four circumferential grooves of the Falken Sincera SN250 AS reduce the risk of hydroplaning by channeling water out from under the tires. Without the efficient circumferential grooves, the chances of accidents caused by hydroplaning is inevitable. Also the 3D canyon sipe technology aids in delivering excellent handling and improved ice braking.
Falken Sincera SN250 AS Speed Ratings
The speed rating of a tire indicates the maximum speed it can function ideally at. Drivers who abuse their tires by going above its speed rating end up in crashes and accidents. To know the speed rating of a tire, drivers should check the tire’s sidewall.
Tire speed ratings range from 3 mph to 186 mph depending on the tire size. They are usually denoted by alphabets with “A1” bearing the lowest speed rating and “Y” bearing the highest speed rating. The Falken Sincera SN250 AS has H, T and V-rated tires. The H-rated tires have a top speed of 130 mph, the T-rated tires have a top speed of 118 mph and the V-rated tires can cruise at 149 mph.
Falken Sincera SN250 AS Treadwear And Durability
It is without a doubt that the rate at which a tire wears affects its general performance. Tires with high treadwear tend to be more efficient in the long run than tires without. The Falken Sincera SN250 AS has excellent treadwear and durability. It is designed with features like its symmetrical rib design that promotes even wear.
The Falken Sincera SN250 AS has a uniform tire quality grading (UTQG) rating of 720. This means that the Falken Sincera SN250 AS has a high treadwear rating. The uniform tire quality grading rating ranges from 100 to 1000 so the Falken Sincera SN250 AS wear’s slower than tires with ratings lower than its UTQG rating.
In addition, the Falken Sincera SN250 AS comes with a 75,000 to 80,000 mile limited tread life warranty. The 80,000 mile limited tread life warranty applies for the T-rated tires and the 75,000 mile limited tread life warranty applies for the H and V-rated tires.
Falken Sincera SN250 AS Maintenance Indicators
Tire manufacturing companies equip their products with maintenance indicators. The maintenance indicators notify drivers when tires are no longer suitable for road use and need to be replaced. The Falken Sincera SN250 AS does not have a company branded maintenance indicator. However, it uses the industry standard tread wear indicator.
The tread wear indicator points out the level of treadwear in the tires. When a tire wears down to the last 2/32 inches of tread depth, the tread wear indicator becomes level with the tread. At this point the tires need to be replaced because they have lost a significant amount of traction. Continuous usage of tires that have worn up to the final 2/32 inches of tread depth can lead to deadly accidents as a result of hydroplaning.
However the Falken Sincera SN250 AS has a tread depth of 11/32 inches so drivers have a long time before they would have the tires replaced.
Falken Sincera SN250 AS Traction Performance
Traction is a tire’s ability to maintain a firm grip with the road surface. Tires have different traction levels in different road and weather conditions. The Falken Sincera SN250 AS is designed with features and compounds to enhance all-season traction performance. Below we highlight how the Falken Sincera SN250 performs in wet, dry and snow conditions.
The Falken Sincera SN250 AS features four efficient circumferential grooves that promote wet traction by enabling water to pass through them thereby reducing the chances of hydroplaning. Also, the dynamic range technology allows the rubber to remain pliable at low temperatures to further increase wet grip.
The 3D canyon sipe technology’s interlocking design forms a solid tread block under load that promotes excellent dry weather performance. The Falken-exclusive silica tread compound that allows the rubber to remain pliable remains strong as the rubber heats up during dry conditions.
The Falken Sincera SN250 AS uses its angle tread grooves available on each tread rib to deliver additional grip in light snow. Also its high-density sipes enable an enhanced all season drivability to include snow conditions.
Falken Sincera SN250 AS Noise And Comfort
The Falken Sincera SN250 AS’s tension control technology provides enhanced handling through its rigid outside shoulder tread. The technology also provides a pliable middle sidewall area that absorbs vibration hence delivering a comfortable and quiet ride to the driver.
Falken Sincera SN250 AS Competitors And Alternatives
The Falken Sincera SN250 AS delivers exceptional all season traction and comfort. However, there are other tires in its class that also have excellent all season and high-performance capabilities. Close alternatives to the Falken Sincera SN250 AS include the General Altimax RT43 and the Michelin Defender.
The General Altimax RT43 offers long-lasting all season performance coupled with confident handling in all conditions. It also offers impressive treadwear but falls short when compared to the Falken Sincera SN250 AS treadwear. The Michelin Defender also offers long lasting and durable tread life coupled with exceptional wet grip and snow traction.
However, the Falken Sincera SN250 AS has a preferable tread life and durability when compared with both of them.
Falken Sincera SN250 AS Price Range
Depending on the tire size, the Falken Sincera SN250 AS has a price range from $99 to $230. This further gives it an edge over its competitors as it is very affordable.
Falken Sincera SN250 AS Compatible Vehicles
Some vehicles compatible with the Falken Sincera SN250 AS include;
Ford Focus, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat, Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Jetta, Toyota Prius, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Fusion etc.
Falken Sincera SN250 AS Warranty
Falken offers warranties for the Sincera SN250 AS to include;
Road Hazard Coverage: Drivers get a free replacement for up to two years or for the first 3/32nds of tread life
Material And Workmanship Warranty: Every Falken brand radial tire is warranted against defects in material and workmanship for the usable life of the original tread within six years of date of production (for 2021 produced and newer) based on the tire DOT serial number. The usable life of the original tread ends at the appearance of the treadwear out indicators at 2/32 inches remaining tread depth. If a tire becomes unserviceable due to such defect within the first 2/32 inches of wear, it will be replaced free of charge with a comparable Falken tire.
We advise that drivers should opt for the Falken Sincera SN250 AS as it delivers reliable all season traction and durability for an affordable price.