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.

PROS

  • Long tread life
  • Wet weather grip over the life of the tire
  • Extensive list of sizes

CONS

  • 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,┬áthe 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

15-inch sizes

215/75R15
225/70R15
225/75R15
235/75R15
265/75R15

16-inch sizes

205/70R16
215/65R16
215/70R16
225/70R16
225/75R16
235/65R16
235/70R16
235/75R16
245/70R16
245/75R16
255/65R16
255/70R16
265/70R16

17-inch sizes

215/60R17
215/65R17
225/55R17
225/60R17
225/65R17
235/55R17
235/60R17
235/65R17
235/70R17
245/65R17
245/70R17
255/65R17
255/70R17
265/65R17
265/70R17

18-inch sizes

225/55R18
225/60R18
235/50R18
235/55R18
235/60R18
235/65R18
245/60R18
255/55R18
255/65R18
255/70R18
265/60R18
265/65R18
265/70R18
275/65R18

19-inch sizes

225/55R19
235/45R19
235/50R19
235/55R19
245/55R19
255/50R19
255/60R19
275/55R19

20-inch sizes

235/55R20
245/50R20
245/60R20
255/50R20
255/55R20
265/50R20
275/45R20
275/55R20
275/60R20

22-inch sizes

285/45R22