Falken Sincera SN250 A/S Review [2022 Updated]

By Tire Expert, Joe Steffen
By Tire Expert, Joe Steffen

Were you searching all over the Internet for an unbiased, in-depth review of the Falken Sincera SN250?

You have come to the right place. I will give you a review based on my nine-plus years of experience in the industry. My experience and knowledge, combined with feedback from real people like yourself, create the best tire reviews out there.

Most reviews on tires will tell you how great a product is and reiterate information found on the manufactures website. That will not be the case here. I will give you a complete understanding of the product to help you make the best decision for your needs.

Today I will review the Falken Sincera SN250 A/S, a touring all-season high-performance tire manufactured by Falken Tires.

It was designed to offer durability, all-season performance, ride comfort, and long-lasting tread life. 

It is manufactured in a wide range of sizes that would be a perfect fitment for vehicles like the Honda Civics, Nissan Rogues, Hyundai Elantras, Toyota Corollas, and many more.

Feel free to jump to any sections below if you want a specific review of this tire.

Pros
Cons
Ratings
Wet Traction:
3.0/5
3.0
3.5
3.0
4.5
4.0
3.0
3.5
3.0
3.5
Dry Traction:
3.5/5
Snow Traction:
3.0/5
Ride Comfort:
3.5/5
Ride Handling:
3.0/5
Ride Noise:
3.5/5
Hydroplaning:
3.0/5
Tread Life:
4.5/5
Value For $$$:
4.0/5

Traction - Falken Sincera SN250 A/S

This Falken Sincera SN250 A/S has Dynamic Range Technology, a Falken exclusive silica tread compound that delivers increased flexibility in low temperatures and prevents over flexibility when the tire heats up.

The rubber compound in the tread will stiffen as temperatures decrease, resulting in a loss of performance in wet weather and snow. When a tire gets hot, the rubber compound becomes softer, resulting in a loss of performance in dry weather.

When it comes to driving on wet roads, it will give you stable traction having a vast amount of siping in their tread blocks that Falken calls High-Density Siping. Something to remain cautious about: all of the siping in the tire is not full depth, so you will notice decreased wet weather traction as the tire wears down.

Snow traction could be better as they will be safe while light snow is falling on the ground, but if the snow has accumulated on the roads, use caution, you might end up running in place. The angled tread grooves provide extra grip in the snow but not enough to make it perform as safely as a winter tire.

Dry traction is quite good as this Falken tire uses 3D Canyon Sipes, which means there are thin zig-zag-shaped cuts in the tread blocks. This pattern of siping allows them some flex in emergency braking situations. When the tread block can slightly flex, it grabs the road better.

For these reasons, I gave them above-average traction ratings.

The Falken Sincera SN250 A/S is a tire I recommend to anyone living in light weather conditions, such as Las Vegas, NV.

Traction Rating: 3.0/5
3.0/5

Ride Comfort - Falken Sincera SN250 A/S

Ride comfort is all bout how smooth the tire rides on the road. What we’re looking for is, does it vibrate while you drive, and will you feel every little crack or divot in the road?

The Falken Sincera is a touring A/S tire, and touring tires are designed to offer a more comfortable ride than performance all-season tires.

As long as your tires were installed properly (balanced correctly and inflated to proper air pressure), you will have minimal discomfort on the Sincera SN250. Falken uses Tension Control technology in their tires, which means the middle of the sidewall is softer.

Providing a softer middle sidewall allows their tires to absorb vibrations from the road. Given that most manufacturers use this technology in tire construction, it comes down to the quality.

I believe Falken has quality manufacturing, but not as high as some competitors like Michelin.

In terms of having to feel every imperfection in the road, this tire does a good job of minimalizing those effects with a softer middle sidewall.

If you are looking for a value tire that offers smooth overall ride comfort, it will provide that. I compared the Falken Sincera to an equal quality tire in the Toyo Extensa AS II, and it is a night and day difference, the Falken being much more comfortable to drive on.

Ride Comfort Rating: 3.5/5
3.5/5

Ride Handling - Falken Sincera SN250 A/S

Ride handling is the one area I felt this tire could improve. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad or unbearable, but the handling is holding this tire back from competing with top dog tires in the touring category.

Falken calls this a high-performance touring tire. Calling it a high-performing tire, it would need to be able to take corners like a Continental Control Contact Tour A/S Plus.

This tire has a solid center rib designed to decrease road wander when maneuvering and provide increased handling and stability. This is nothing fancy that only Falken uses. Almost all touring tires will have a center rib in their tread design.

When driving over road surfaces with large vertical cracks or uneven pavement, you will feel this tire veer in the direction of these imperfections. Sometimes tire jargon is just used as selling points of a tire, they don’t fool me, and I can see right past it.

Typically the cars that the Sincera is designed for are not performance vehicles, so cornering is as expected from a touring tire offering maintained control through the peaks of a turn.

If you drive your car like Ricky Bobby from Talladega Nights, I recommend a tire like the BF-Goodrich Advantage T/A Sport. It offers a slightly lower mileage warranty but is much better in handling.

Ride Handling Rating: 3.0/5
3.0/5

Ride Noise - Falken Sincera SN250 A/S

While driving on the Falken Sincera SN250 AS, you will be impressed by how quiet it is, especially if you had the displeasure of driving on noisy tires. One small area this tire can be loud is driving on rough, unmaintained roads. At the end of the day, most tires will be noisier on those road conditions, but the tires will determine the degree of noise generated.

I use the Toyo Extensa AS II as a direct competitor to this Falken tire due to the overall quality and construction methods. I found the Falken to be a more quiet ride than the Toyo.

The Sincera uses a “Symmetrical Rib Design,” jargon for symmetrical tread design. Symmetrical tread design means that if you cut the tire right down the middle and overlapped the treads, it would be the same tread pattern.

Using this tread design allows the tire to wear more evenly and be less susceptible to irregular wear patterns that cause a lot of road noise. Uneven wear like tire cupping can cause the loudest road noise out there.

Overall, there will be options out there that are quieter but not for the price of the Falken.

Ride Noise Rating: 3.5/5
3.5/5

Hydroplaning - Falken Sincera SN250 A/S

It can be a terrifying ride for anyone who has ever been in a car that has hydroplaned, and that is precisely why I cover hydroplaning resistance in these tire reviews.

While the Falken Sincera uses four circumferential grooves (vertical channels go around the tire’s tread) to help evacuate water, this is a common practice in touring tires, so don’t feel like it is a great reason to justify buying this tire.

What makes this tire do well in evacuating water is the rubber compound. It provides enough flex to work the water out of the tread channels, providing safe hydroplaning resistance.

I found this tire to have a slightly above average hydroplaning resistance rating because it will keep your vehicle straight in most rainy conditions, but when there is a down poor, make sure to practice safe driving practices. You may find yourself on the opposite side of traffic with heavy rain conditions or deep stagnant water.

Overall I recommend this tire to you if you live in moderate rain regions such as the West Coast.

For a safer hydroplaning-resistant tire, I recommend the Michelin Defender T+H.

Hydroplaning Rating: 3.0/5
3.0/5

Tread Life - Falken Sincera SN250 A/S

When it comes to tread life, I have seen this tire get as many as ninety-thousand miles with proper tire maintenance, which is unheard of in tires, and this would be an anomaly.

What you can expect to receive from this tire is around sixty to seventy-five thousand miles, depending on the speed rating and your ability to maintain tires.

On average, when tires are not rotated or properly inflated, they can wear out twice as fast, receiving only half of the manufactures tread wear expectancy. Not maintaining your tires will also result in a void warranty.

Regarding how well you can expect the rubber compound to age, I rarely see Falken tires show signs of dry rot before the recommended replacement age of six years. You won’t have to worry about these tires cracking on you prematurely.

Many manufacturers stick unrealistic mileage warranties on their products, like the Hankook Optimo H727 offering a one-hundred thousand mile tread life warranty. I never saw that tire receive more than fifty-thousand miles. However, with the Falken Sincera, you can expect to receive what the treadwear warranty is.

For this reason, I have rated it so highly.

Tread Life Rating: 4.5/5
4.5/5

Value For Money - Falken Sincera SN250 A/S

There are less expensive tires on the market than the Falken Sincera SN 250 A/S. I believe you are getting some of the best value out of this tire.

Comparing it to tires like BF-Goodrich Advantage T/A Sport and Toyo Extensa AS II, your bang for the buck will be much higher on the Falken. Since the Falken tire offers some of the best tread life and overall performance, you will not find quite the same value in other tires.

When determining if you are getting the best bang for the buck, I look at life expectancy, traction, and ride quality. Adding those factors up gives you some of the best miles for your dollar.

If you’re a value shopper, this is a tire I highly recommend as you won’t find another tire that offers similar performance for the price.

Value For Money Rating: 4.0/5
4.0/5

Final Verdict - Falken Sincera SN250 A/S

You can find this Falken Sincera in a wide range of tire sizes for passenger cars, making this tire an excellent option for most commuters, as its tread life, safety, and competition won’t match the price.

I compared this tire in performance and price to the Toyo Extensa AS II, BF-Goodrich Advantage T/A Sport, and Hankook Optimo H725. While the prices will vary across retailers like Amazon, Discount Tire Direct, and SimpleTire, you will mainly find the Falken to be a fair price.

After all the research I have done for you, I believe this is an excellent tire for anyone looking for great value, long tread life, safe all-season traction, and a comfortable ride.

If you’re still questioning if this tire is the best option for your needs, check out my other in-depth reviews, as I want to give you the information to make the best decision based on your needs!

Meet Your Tire Expert

Falken Sincera SN250 A/S
OVERALL rating:
87%
3.5/5
Updated December 2, 2022
Quick Facts
  • Warranty 80000 Miles
  • Typical Price $81.00 - $199.00
  • Treadwear Rating 320 - 720

Tire Recall Information

While I found no current recalls on the Falken Sincera SN250 A/S, I discovered that a different tire line had a recall. The Falken Ziex CT50 A/S, in size 255/50R20, is a tire that comes original equipment on certain model vehicles.

The recall was for a manufacturing defect causing the tire’s rubber compound used in a proto-type tire to find its way into the CT50 tires accidentally. This rubber compound being used could result in vibrations or a flapping noise while driving, from the tread separating from the tire.

 Having a separated tread could also lead to blowouts or complete tire failure.

This recall does not affect the Falken Sincera SN250 A/S, but if you are driving on these recalled tires, head to your local authorized Falken Tire retailer to remedy the situation.

Falken tires do not frequently have recalls, as with most manufacturers, but I want to research them, so you have the most transparent understanding of what you are buying.

Warranty & Tire Sizes

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Falken tires were initially launched in Japan in the year 1983. Since then, it has been purchased by Sumitomo Rubber Industries, another Japanese-based tire manufacturer.

The Falken Sincera SN250 A/S uses a symmetrical tread design, allowing the tire to have longer tread life.

Falken tires are made worldwide, having manufacturing plants in multiple countries, including the United States.

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