Firestone Affinity Touring review
What is it?
The Firestone Affinity Touring is a standard touring all season tire designed for coupes and sedans. The Affinity Touring served as the original equipment tire for the Honda Civic and Toyota Camry.
Per Firestone, the Affinity Touring is "built for handling in both wet and dry road conditions while delivering a smooth, quiet ride." Conspicuously absent from Firestone's claims is a reassuring statement regarding its wintertime capability...
Strengths and weaknesses?
The Affinity Touring provides adequate dry and wet condition performance, but still notably short of the category standard. Comfort characteristics and treadlife are also well below average.
Substantial user feedback indicates that the Affinity Touring is definitely not a capable winter tire.
How does the Affinity Touring compare?
The Affinity Touring has been met with widespread user dissatisfaction, and ranks near the very bottom of the standard touring all season tire category -- twentieth out of twenty-two options per Tire Rack user feedback.
Perhaps most notably, the Affinity Touring compares very unfavorably against its own category rival from Firestone -- the Firestone Precision Touring. (If you're in the market for a standard touring all season tire we suggest that you bounce over to our Firestone Precision Touring review now.)
Anything else to know?
At over $100 per set more than the class leading Continental TrueContact in a common 17" size, the Affinity Touring is a tough sell indeed. In many cases Firestone makes up for performance deficiencies when it comes to value, but not so with the Affinity Touring. One more reason to look at alternatives.
And as above, the introduction of the Firestone Precision Touring, which offers superior value, performance, and warranty, has rendered the Affinity Touring doubly obsolete.
Finally, the Affinity Touring is available in very limited sizes.
Hopefully this Affinity Touring review has compelled you to consider alternatives. As indicated above, start with the Firestone Precision Touring and go from there.
Before you buy...
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