Blown away Falken WildPeak A/T Trail 225/55/R19

bmninada

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2016 CX-5 AWD GT+iActive Soul Red
Thru Tirerack, approx. 1500 miles.
  1. Commute: Each way 27 miles with Garden State Parkway (NJ) and then stop-and-go NY City. Experience: Tremendous. Quieter than Toyo (stock): Yes. Handling and braking - terrific.
  2. Rain/sleet: Recently witnessed. Absolutely at par with Michellins and BF Goodrich and Continental. Personally I found these are handling better in rain.
  3. Snow: Again we saw 4-in and was forced to take the vehicle. Till date out of all drives I have done across so many different tires these worked best. Perhaps because of the 3 peak symbol.
  4. I decided to do a run into Bear Mountain and dirt roads with considerable rocks and that too in freezing and snow conditions primarily because all brochures say can take and handle off-roading. Well - its true. The car drove like a champ. Zero slippage and where I thought it impossible it made thru, steep inclines. Kudos of course to Mazda's iActive suspension and other controls but these tires are a beast.
The best part - either side has different lettering. 1 embrossed like standard tires and the other 3D raised. I opted for the 3D raised side to be on the outside and already many commented on how aggressive the stance is. Especially when coupled with heavy sidewall protection (usually found in premium tires) it actually gives me considerable safety margin in curb side mishaps.

Only caveat - well the tires are heavy I think. Seem to be observing a dip of approx. 1 mpg to 1.5 mpg but again not sure as its true winter...
 
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2019 GT Reserve - Deep Blue 2016 Mazda3 iTouring - Soul Red
Thanks for the review. I was looking into swapping my tires soon. Did you keep the oem wheels?
 

bmninada

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2016 CX-5 AWD GT+iActive Soul Red
Yeah. I don't care about wheels at all and the OEM wheels are very decent
 

Avoidin Deer

Central Virginia
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2019 CX-5 Reserve
Interesting that you got such good off-road performance AND they are quiet at highway speeds.

Any experience with aggressive handling on hard surface?

Just out of curiosity I took a look at them. For those who are interested, here's a link to the manufacturer's webpage on these tires, as well as their performance specs:

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You were spot-on regarding how these affect mileage.
I find it interesting that such an aggressive tread gets a rating of 4.5/5.0 for tread life.
 
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2005 Mazda 6 Wagon Sport & 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring
Thanks for this post. I need new tires soon and the Wildpeak Trails for my my GT were intriguing me.
 

bmninada

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2016 CX-5 AWD GT+iActive Soul Red
My surprise is the quietness of these tires! I was fully settled to accept these wont be quiet because of off road capabilities. Was very surprised to find how quiet they are. Remember i have 2016 and not Gen 2 CX5.
in terms of aggressive driving man i am inNJ ! Everywhere it’s bumper to bumper. But I suspect it will be good because when I encountered rain and later snow the tires were literally GLUED to the road.
 

Avoidin Deer

Central Virginia
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2019 CX-5 Reserve
First video the guy mentions that his stock Subaru tires were Yokohamas.

I didn't know that.
 
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2005 Mazda 6 Wagon Sport & 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring
You pushed me over the edge of my wavering. I ordered the Falken's from Tirerack for my 2016 GT. They will be getting installed on Saturday.
 

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