Firestone Destination LE3 Review
The latest generation of the Firestone Destination LE tire, the LE3 is an all-season tire designed for trucks, SUVs and crossovers that put in a lot of highway miles.
- Long tread life
- Wet weather grip over the life of the tire
- Extensive list of sizes
- As a new tire, not much customer feedback yet
Firestone seems to be taking page from the folks at Michelin who relatively recently rolled out a new line of tires built to deliver superior wet weather traction as they age. That’s exactly what’s being promised here.
The Destination LE3 uses what Firestone cals it TractionTech package with tread elements that last the full length of the tire to deliver consistent performance mile after mile and year after year. Included in those are Firestone’s Hydro-Grip technology features, including open slits in the tire’s shoulder blocks to channel water away from the contact patch. This, combined with the deep circumferential grooves (to reduce the chances of hydroplaning) and the tire’s silica-infused tread pattern, helps give excellent wet weather traction.
Larger and deeper tread block sipes also work to give traction in light snow.
Equipped with a 70,000 mile tread life warranty, that’s 10,000 miles more than the comparable Michelin. And to make sure it’s not just the tire tread that holds up over all those miles, the tire’s internal casing is built tough with a polyester casing and two steel belts for durability, while a nylon reinforced carcass helps with stability at highway speeds.
The next-generation of Firestone’s all-season offering for modern SUVs, crossovers and trucks, the Destination LE3 makes its biggest improvements in tread life and wet weather grip.
Firestone Destination LE3 Price
As a very new tire, pricing is subject to change. Check online retailers for exact pricing for your vehicle.
Firestone Destination LE3 Warranty
Firestone backs the Destination LE3 with a 70,000 mile tread life warranty. It’s also covered for defects in materials and workmanship and is eligible for a full replacement within the first three years of wear, and then a pro-rated replacement until the final 2/32-inch of remaining tread depth. Plus, Firestone offers a 90-day Buy and Try guarantee
Firestone Destination LE3 Sizes