Falken Pro G5 CSV Review
An exclusive offering of Discount Tire, the Pro G5 CSV is purpose-made for crossover and SUV buyers and is focused on offering more of what you need without as many frills.
- Impressive dry and wet grip
- Solid tread life
- Limited winter grip
It’s hard not to compare it to the Falken Ziex ZE950 and in many ways such a comparison helps tell a better story of this tire’s performance and value.
The tread pattern is conventional (unlike the ZE950) with five rows of tread blocks and four circumferential grooves to evacuate water and prevent hydroplaning. The center tread rib features some notches in it, but is ultimately a single unit and as such delivers impressive immediate turn-in response in cornering.
Exterior shoulder tread blocks feature a single row of sipes to help retain the blocks’ rigidity and enable high levels of cornering in dry conditions. The interior tread blocks feature double the siping for improved wet weather grip and some mild winter performance.
Beyond that, the central tread blocks feature plenty of jagged edges to help add grip in the wet and give your crossover confident handling and braking.
Where this tire falls short compared to the ZE950 is in its winter capability as it doesn’t feature many of that tire’s innovations. However, if you don’t really experience winter where you are, then this is irrelevant. And if you do, well, we recommend getting a proper set of winter tires anyway. That said, we really don’t see this as much of a drawback.
Backed by a 60,000 mile tread life warranty, the Pro G5 CSV is designed to last. Again, comparing it to the Ziex ZE950, that’s 5,000 fewer miles.
With those drawbacks compared to the ZE950 you’d think we wouldn’t be recommending the Pro G5 CSV but we do. The fact remains that it delivers lots of what you really want without the more capable winter performance, the more extreme handling capability and a bit of a better warranty. It is, however, a package that’s more affordable and still very attractive.
Falken Pro G5 CSV Price
Pricing for the Pro G5 CSV ranges from just under $100 per tire to roughly $175 per tire. Retailers may sell for less.
Falken Pro G5 CSV Warranty
Falken backs the Pro G5 CSV tire with a 60,000 mile tread life warranty.
Falken Pro G5 CSV Sizes