Hello and welcome to my Falken Sincera SN250 review.
When you’re looking for new tires, there are a plethora of options available on the market, making it hard to choose the right one. Sure, you may just buy the most expensive one and call it a day, but things are not that simple.
Take the Falken Sincera SN250 for example. This is a touring performance all-season tire made for subcompact and compact cars and SUVs, ranging from 14”-18” inch in diameter, which is priced lower than premium tires like Michelin, Bridgestone, Continental, and Goodyear.
Being a touring tire it may be most interesting for family buyers, but Falken promises high performance as well. We are going to investigate if that’s the truth in the following review.
Falken Sincera SN250 Overview
Falken is known for producing budget-friendly tires with a lot of features and the Sincera SN250 is no exception to that rule. This is an all-season tire equipped with Dynamic Range Technology with improved silica tread compound and 3D Canyon Sipe Technology with biting edges, that Falken says helps with flexibility and pliability in cold weather, improved ice braking, while also improving traction in dry and warm weather. In that case, the sipes lock together, which is something you won’t see often in this price range.
And Falken didn’t stop here. They equipped the SN250 with Circumferential grooves that help in wet conditions, angled tread grooves that improve grip in snow, high sipe density for powerful traction in all seasons, and Tension Control Technology that enhances handling and absorbs impact for more comfortable ride quality.
According to Falken, the main features of this tire are an incredibly smooth and quiet ride with reduced hydroplaning and enhanced traction in all weather conditions.
- Very good dry and wet traction for the price
- Winter performance is surprisingly good
- Comfortable over bumpy roads
- Strong and durable
- A bit louder on the highway
Falken Sincera SN250 Review
Treadwear and Durability
One of the first things every buyer asks for a tire is how long it will last. While almost every new tire should last for several seasons, there are differences in quality of the rubber and durability. A general rule of thumb is that premium tires last longer, but that’s not always the case. And to be perfectly honest, how much a tire will last often depends on the driving style and driving scenarios.
When all things are considered, we have nothing but high praise for the Sincera SN250. Even though it’s a more budget-oriented offering than the likes from Bridgestone and Michelin, this is still a tire that will last for a long time. And it will not only last, but it will offer very good performance even after thousands of miles driven.
Dry Traction and Grip
In dry and warm conditions, the Sincera SN250 offers good traction and grip, but don’t expect miracles. If you want higher performance, you’ll need a proper high-performance tire. For the price, we think that this Falken tire offers competitive dry traction, but there are still better tires to consider if this is your primary concern. Still, being a tire primarily for smaller vehicles that have less power under the hood, it’s unlikely that buyers will have anything to complain about.
Wet Traction and Grip
In normal wet driving, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll notice a difference between this tire and a higher-quality premium one. It handles itself pretty nicely on wet roads and doesn’t have a lot of aquaplaning, if at all. Braking performance is also sufficient and we don’t have anything bad to say about it. That said, when pushed harder, the Sincera SN250 will lose grip sooner than premium offerings from Bridgestone and Michelin, so keep that in mind if you’re a more spirited driver.
Snow Traction and Braking Performance
The Sincera SN250 may not be the best tire on the market when it comes to dry and wet performance, well, far from it, but it really offers an all-season capability that not a lot of other products can match. We are talking about the snow traction, which is a very strong point of this tire. If you live in an area with warm summers, and cold winters with light snow, this may be the only tire you need for every season.
Sure, don’t expect performance on the level of a proper winter tire – this is still an all-season tire. But, for lighter winters, we think that it offers competitive traction in this class and even beats some premium products. It offers good traction from a standing start, agreeable handling, and good braking performance in light snow. We are really happy that the high sipe density worked its miracle here and provided the Sincera SN250 with very acceptable winter performance.
Comfort & Noise
The Falken Sincera SN250 are touring all-season tires, which means that they are designed with comfort in mind. In other words, Falken tried to make them as comfortable and quiet as possible on the road, something that is very important for drivers who spend a lot of their time on the highway.
We are very happy to confirm that these tires are very comfortable indeed. A lot of touring tires do offer great comfort, we agree, but for the price, these Falkens are almost unbeatable. They ride comfortably over most surfaces and help your vehicle achieve a smoother driving experience.
Noise is a different matter though. We certainly won’t say that this is a loud tire, but it’s not the quietest either. For normal urban driving scenarios, you won’t notice any difference at all when compared to premium tires, but you may notice a bit more noise at highway speeds.
Thanks for reading and I hope you found this review of Falken Sincera SN250 helpful. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
The Falken Sincera SN250 may not be the best touring out there, but it combines a plethora of different qualities at a lower price point than premium tires. We really like its excellent wet traction, very good traction in light snow, and acceptable grip and traction on dry pavement. Perhaps of bigger importance to family buyers, the Sincera SN250 is very comfortable on bumpy roads and not too loud at higher speeds. Add to that an excellent durability and you get one of the best touring tires at this price point for compact vehicles.