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Tyres For Ford Falcon XR6

Best Tyres For Ford Falcon XR6 - What To Buy? [2024]

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Supported Ford Falcon Generations
  • Ford Falcon FG X (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Ford Falcon FG Facelift (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Ford Falcon FG (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Ford Falcon BF Facelift (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Ford Falcon BF (2005, 2006)
  • Ford Falcon BA.II (2004, 2005)
  • Ford Falcon BA.I (2002, 2003, 2004)
  • Ford Falcon AU (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
  • Ford Falcon EL (1996, 1997, 1998)
  • Ford Falcon EF (1994, 1995, 1996)
  • Ford Falcon ED (1993, 1994)
  • Ford Falcon EB (1991, 1992, 1993)
  • Ford Falcon EA (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991)
  • Ford Falcon XF (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988)
  • Ford Falcon XE (1982, 1983, 1984)
  • Ford Falcon XD (1979, 1980, 1981, 1982)
  • Ford Falcon XC (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
  • Ford Falcon XB (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976)
  • Ford Falcon XA (1972, 1973)
  • Ford Falcon XY (1970, 1971, 1972)
  • Ford Falcon XW (1969, 1970)
  • Ford Falcon XT (1968, 1969)
  • Ford Falcon XR (1966, 1967, 1968)
  • Ford Falcon XP (1965, 1966)
  • Ford Falcon XM (1964, 1965)
  • Ford Falcon XL (1962, 1963, 1964)
  • Ford Falcon XK (1960, 1961, 1962)
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Example Recommendation For 2017 Ford Falcon 4.0 DI-VCT

Based on your selection of the 2017 Ford Falcon 4.0 DI-VCT with a tyre size of 215/60 R16, we recommend the following tyres:

  • BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Drive
  • Hankook Kinergy Eco2 K435
  • Dunlop Sport BluResponse

Quick Summary

Don't have time to read the whole article? We've summarised everything into the table below for you.

TyreTraction
(AA - C)
Wet Grip
(A - E)
TreadwearNoise
(A - C)
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
Best Price
(Set of 4)
BFGoodrich Advantage T/A DriveA-560--
Hankook Kinergy Eco2 K435AB400BC
Dunlop Sport BluResponseAB340BC

If traction and wet grip are most important to you, our analysis suggests that you should take a look at the Advantage T/A Drive, Kinergy Eco2 K435, Sport BluResponse.

For those who prefer a quiet tyre, take a look at the Kinergy Eco2 K435.

If fuel efficiency is important for you (who doesn't like saving money?), the Sport BluResponse are worth investigating.

If you'd like your tyres to last you many years to come, then we recommend a tyre with a high treadwear rating, like the Advantage T/A Drive.

2017 Ford Falcon 4.0 DI-VCT Tyre Prices

Before we take a look at how each of these tyres stacks up against each other in terms of performance, let's take a look at how much they cost.

Enter tyre quantity below and see table for the best available price in Australia for each of the products.

TyreBest Price
(4 x 215/60R16)
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BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Drive
95H
No suppliers found stocking this tyre product
Hankook Kinergy Eco2 K435
95H
$476
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Dunlop Sport BluResponse
99H XL
$672
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2017 Ford Falcon 4.0 DI-VCT Tyre Comparison

Let's take a look at what to consider when choosing car tyres, as well as how our recommended tyres above stack up against each other!

Traction

As you might have guessed, the primary role of tyres is to give your Ford Falcon traction on the road.

Traction to grip the road and accelerate quickly, but also traction to allow you to brake and come to a stop quickly in wet and dry conditions.

Tyres with excellent traction performance have shorter stopping distances, which can mean the difference between a near miss and a collision while out on the road.

How We Measure This

To compare traction performance between tyres, we use both the standardised test data carried out by the European Union, plus the Uniform Tyre Quality Grading (UTQG) system data out of the USA.

EU Data

EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Advantage T/A DriveNo data available for this tyre
Kinergy Eco2 K435B2.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h
Sport BluResponseB2.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h

As you can see from the table above, the Sport BluResponse tyre scored the highest, with a grade of B, whereas the Kinergy Eco2 K435 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of B.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

Dunlop Sport BluResponse

UTQG Data

UTQG Rating
(AA - C)
Advantage T/A DriveA
Kinergy Eco2 K435A
Sport BluResponseA

For the UTQG data, the Advantage T/A Drive, Kinergy Eco2 K435, Sport BluResponse tyres scored the highest with a grade of A, whereas the Advantage T/A Drive, Kinergy Eco2 K435, Sport BluResponse tyres scored the lowest, with a grade of A.

Noise

The dominant source of noise from your Ford Falcon while driving on the highway is your tyres. A typical tyre produces over 70 decibels of noise, with some tyre products being considerably noisier.

Excessive noise makes for an unpleasant journey, so it's worth looking for tyres that are less noisy.

All terrain and mud tyres tend to be noisier than standard road tyres, as the large tread blocks mean more friction on the road and therefore, more noise.

How We Measure This

The European Union collects comprehensive data on the noise produced by all tyres sold in the Europe. Where available, we use this data to compare Australian tyres.
EU Grade
(A - C)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Advantage T/A DriveNo data available for this tyre
Kinergy Eco2 K435B (70 dB)2 times as noisy
Sport BluResponseB (70 dB)2 times as noisy

In terms of noise, the Kinergy Eco2 K435 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of 69.8 dB, whereas the Sport BluResponse tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of 70.4 dB.

These values might seem quite similar, but remember that the decibel scale is logarithmic, so small changes can have a big effect.

Winner

Hankook Kinergy Eco2 K435

Fuel Efficiency

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres.

This is more than you might think, and it means that tyres with poor fuel efficiency fitted to your Ford Falcon could be adding hundreds of dollars to your yearly fuel bill.

While the upfront cost of a new set of tyres is important, it's also worth considering how much extra you will pay over the life of your tyres.

How We Measure This

The European Union collects excellent fuel efficiency data (they call this rolling resistance) on all tyres sold in the Europe. Where available, we use this data to compare Australian tyres.
EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Advantage T/A DriveNo data available for this tyre
Kinergy Eco2 K435C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$41 extra per year
Sport BluResponseC0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$39 extra per year

As you can see from the table above, the Sport BluResponse tyre scored the highest, with a grade of C, whereas the Kinergy Eco2 K435 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of C.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

Dunlop Sport BluResponse

Temperature Resistance

Temperature resistance refers to the ability of tyres to dissipate heat.

Friction between the tyre and road generates heat, and if the tyre can't get rid of this heat fast enough, it will heat up further and further, which could impact its performance in other areas, like traction.

How We Measure This

The UTQG data out of the USA includes temperature resistance data, which we use (where available) when comparing Australian tyres.
UTQG Rating
(A - C)
Advantage T/A DriveA
Kinergy Eco2 K435A
Sport BluResponseA

Winner

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Drive, Hankook Kinergy Eco2 K435, Dunlop Sport BluResponse

Warranty

Many tyre manufacturers and suppliers in Australia now offer a warranty when you purchase a set of their tyres. This warranty is usually in the form of a wear life guarantee.

Typically, they either offer a time-based guarantee (eg. 6 years) or a distance based guarantee (eg. 60,000 km).

The warranty gives you peace of mind that your tyres will last either a certain amount of time or distance, otherwise you will be entitled to some compensation (usually pro-rated).

Warranty (Time)Warranty (Distance)
Advantage T/A Drive6 years
Kinergy Eco2 K4355 years
Sport BluResponseNo warranty found

Individual Tyre Info

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Drive

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Drive
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StylePassenger All-Season
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2016
Run Flat?No

The Advantage T/A Drive tyres were released on the market by BFGoodrich in 2016.

In terms treadwear, they received a rating of 560 on the UTQG system, which means 40% longer tread life than 400 rated tyres (for example).

Their UTQG traction grade is A, which is decent.

Their temperature resistance is good, which you can see from their corresponding UTQG grading of A for this category.

Hankook Kinergy Eco2 K435

Hankook Kinergy Eco2 K435
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StylePremium Touring Summer
SeasonSummer
Release Date2017
Run Flat?No
ReviewHankook Kinergy Eco 2 K435 Review

The Kinergy Eco2 K435 tyres were released on the market by Hankook in 2017.

Their wet grip performance is good, with an overall grade of B in testing done by the European Union.

Testing shows that they produce about 69.8 dB at typical driving speeds, which is about average.

Fuel efficiency testing suggests average performance, with a grade of C awarded by the European Commission.

In terms treadwear, they received a rating of 400 on the UTQG system, which means only 100% of the tread life of 400 rated tyres (for example).

Their UTQG traction grade is A, which is decent.

Their temperature resistance is good, which you can see from their corresponding UTQG grading of A for this category.

Dunlop Sport BluResponse

Dunlop Sport BluResponse
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StyleUltra High Performance Summer
SeasonSummer
Release Date2012
Run Flat?No

The Sport BluResponse tyres were released on the market by Dunlop in 2012.

Their wet grip performance is good, with an overall grade of B in testing done by the European Union.

Testing shows that they produce about 70.4 dB at typical driving speeds, which is about average.

Fuel efficiency testing suggests average performance, with a grade of C awarded by the European Commission.

In terms treadwear, they received a rating of 340 on the UTQG system, which means only 85% of the tread life of 400 rated tyres (for example).

Their UTQG traction grade is A, which is decent.

Their temperature resistance is good, which you can see from their corresponding UTQG grading of A for this category.

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