Is the Falken Azenis FK460 A/S a surprise performance tire?

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Nov 18, 2023 | Tire Test, tires, Falken, all-season, Falken Azenis FK460 A/S, FK460 A/S | Posted in Product Reviews , News and Notes | From the Oct. 2023 issue | Never miss an article

Photography Credit: David S. Wallens

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They just disappeared. No noise. No hum. No pulling. No on- or off-center weirdness.

Remember when the thought of running all-seasons was met with a wrinkle of the nose? Us, too, but they’ve come a long way. Witness the latest wave of ultra-high-performance all-season tires, including the new Falken Azenis FK460 A/S.

While not a track tire, this member of the Azenis family just quietly rolled down the highway, mile after mile. But as we found on our 2014 Honda Civic Si, it could attack an off-ramp, too. (Closed course and all that, kids.)

Tire Rack also found the tire to deliver, placing it first in its latest test of UHPAS tires. “The Falken Azenis FK460 A/S stands out as the most well-rounded tire in the test,” its report says. “It combines satisfying on-road refinement with sharp and responsive steering to create a polished, sporty demeanor for the daily drive. It has very good wet and dry traction, and aside from some slight edginess at the limit, it feels adept when pushed.”

The tire comes at a fair price, too, with our 225/40R18 size retailing for about $155 each at Tire Rack.

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Comments
bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
8/25/23 9:05 a.m.

That's the exact tire I was looking at for the Forte. I wish you could expand on its winter prowess... 

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) UltimaDork
8/25/23 9:26 a.m.

I run high performance all-season tires on all my cars, even have a set from the Miata I just sold. I'm not concerned about snow performance, other than for a skiff of snow because I put real snow tires on for winter. I do that for the superior snow capability, and to keep my good wheels away from the road salt. Snow tires are cheaper than wheels.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
8/25/23 9:47 a.m.

In reply to DeadSkunk (Warren) :

I've had snow tires exactly once in my life and it barely snowed that winter. All seasons have been enough for what we get and when it gets too bad for that, we stay home.

adam525i
adam525i GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
8/25/23 9:49 a.m.
bobzilla said:

In reply to DeadSkunk (Warren) :

I've had snow tires exactly once in my life and it barely snowed that winter. All seasons have been enough for what we get and when it gets too bad for that, we stay home.

That's just sad, you're missing all the fun! (but I understand)

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) UltimaDork
8/25/23 9:59 a.m.
adam525i said:
bobzilla said:

In reply to DeadSkunk (Warren) :

I've had snow tires exactly once in my life and it barely snowed that winter. All seasons have been enough for what we get and when it gets too bad for that, we stay home.

That's just sad, you're missing all the fun! (but I understand)

I grew up 50 miles NW of Montreal, so I agree with you. Driving in the snow is a hoot, but winters here in Michigan are getting sloppier, with less snow, so Bobzilla's point makes sense, too.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
8/25/23 10:56 a.m.
DeadSkunk (Warren) said:
adam525i said:
bobzilla said:

In reply to DeadSkunk (Warren) :

I've had snow tires exactly once in my life and it barely snowed that winter. All seasons have been enough for what we get and when it gets too bad for that, we stay home.

That's just sad, you're missing all the fun! (but I understand)

I grew up 50 miles NW of Montreal, so I agree with you. Driving in the snow is a hoot, but winters here in Michigan are getting sloppier, with less snow, so Bobzilla's point makes sense, too.

Oh I've driven in snow all my life. Just not on snow tires. All seasons got me around where I needed to go without fuss. The only car that hated it was the first gen big block Forte. Between the torque and light weight it would overwhelm the tires in an instant, even with the snows (the only car to wear them). TCS was so aggressive it would literally kill the car at slow speeds. 

 

Turbine
Turbine GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
8/25/23 11:02 a.m.

Definitely interested in these for my Alltrack. I wonder how they stack up to the DWS06.

Driven5
Driven5 UberDork
8/25/23 11:21 a.m.

In reply to bobzilla :

If you can hold out, Tire Rack looks to be planning a winter test of these in the coming months.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
8/25/23 11:27 a.m.

In reply to Driven5 :

I've got until the temps drop to freezing. These Michelin PS4 s tires don't handle it well. 
 

also, $26k sporty car that comes with ps4s tires. Fricking unbelievable 

ThumperUSMC
ThumperUSMC GRM+ Memberand New Reader
8/25/23 1:26 p.m.

So, why cannot I find a speed rating on any of the tires? I wouldn't use them on the track, but it is still nice to know what they are rated for. I checked several examples of the tires, but could not find it on any of them in the specs for the tire.

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