Firestone Destination LE2 Review
A part of the Firestone Destination lineup of truck tires, the Destination LE2 trades off-road capability for on-road performance and liveability.
- Dry grip and handling
- Long life and impressive warranty
- A bit ponderous on the highway
NOTE: The Firestone Destination LE2 has been discontinued and replaced with the Destination LE3. Many retailers will continue to offer the Destination LE2 until supplies run out. As a result, look for deals on this tire.
That might not make the Destination LE2 the “coolest” tire in the Destination lineup, but it’s certainly the most practical purchase for the vast majority of crossover, SUV and pickup truck owners.
Before we go any further, we should clarify, that if you do more than the occasional off-roading on something rougher than a gravel or dirt trail, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere. But if you’re like most people and your truck’s work consists of football gear and trips to Home Depot for mulch and lumber, then you’re very much going to appreciate what this tire has to offer.
This all-season highway tire uses shoulder tread blocks that connect all the way around the tire, giving it a rigidity and resistance to flexing under cornering. As a result, it handles quite well and performance predictably in dry weather. As with pretty much all all-seasons, it makes use of numerous circumferential grooves to evacuate water and prevent hydroplaning.
The tire pattern itself is designed to limit road noise and overall it delivers a very comfortable ride.
Perhaps the most important factor for the vast majority of drivers, it’s backed by an impressive 60,000 mile treadwear warranty thanks to a durable tread compound.
Firestone Destination LE2 Price
The Firestone Destination LE2 retails starting from approximately $150 for 15-inch tires, to roughly $420 for 20-inch tires.
Firestone Destination LE2 Warranty
Firestone backs the Destination LE2 with a 60,000 mile limited treadwear warranty. In addition, like all Firestone tires it’s covered by the brand’s Gold Pledge Limited Warranty, which is one of the very best in the business. It guarantees against issues with materials and workmanship and will replace the tire during the first 3 years of ownership or 4 years since the tire was manufactured. After that period and up to 5 years from the date of purchase, or 6 years from the date of manufacture, Firestone will replace the tire on a pro-rated basis. Firestone also backs all of its tires with a 90 day Buy and Try guarantee.
Firestone Destination LE2 Sizes
Are Firestone Destination LE 2 Tires Good in Snow?
An all-season truck tire, the Destination LE 2 is designed for use in mild winter conditions, but that doesn’t make it a snow tire. It’s wide circumferential grooves are idea for wet weather traction and owners overwhelmingly report being more than satisfied with the tire’s grip on we roads. There’s minimal siping on the tire so traction in snow is quite limited and the tread compound used is not designed to resist freezing in colder temperatures. As a result, we recommend that if you live somewhere with regular snow in the winter, a set of proper winter tires would be ideal.