Falken Azenis FK510

The Falken Azenis FK510 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tire designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tire replaced the Falken FK453 and this tire has been replaced by the Falken Azenis FK520.

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 88%
Road Feedback 82%
Handling 82%
Wear 72%
Comfort 78%
Buy again 82%

Tire review data from 139 tire reviews averaging 82% over 1,211,471 miles driven.

The Azenis FK510 is ranked 24th of 142 Summer Ultra High Performance tires.


Latest Tire Test Results

2022 Sport Auto UHP, UUHP and Semi Slick Tire Test - 4th of 10 tires

  • Positive - Short braking and safe and easy to control in the wet.
  • Negative - ess sporty and very sluggish in the dry, low steering precision.
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2022 AutoBild 19 Inch Summer UHP Tire Test - 9th of 10 tires

  • Positive - Moderately dynamic summer tire with good aquaplaning reserves, good comfort.
  • Negative - Weak grip and long braking in the wet, oversteer balance.
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2022 AutoBild Sports Cars UHP Summer Tire Test - 3rd of 11 tires

  • Positive - Good performance potential, excellent aquaplaning resistance, stable handling the wet, sporty dry dynamics.
  • Negative - High price level.
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2022 Tire Tests

  • 3rd: 2022 AutoBild Sports Cars UHP Summer Tire Test (225/45 R18)
  • 4th: 2022 Sport Auto UHP, UUHP and Semi Slick Tire Test (235/35 R19)
  • 8th: 2022 AMS Performance Summer Tire Test (245/45 R19)
  • 9th: 2022 AutoBild 19 Inch Summer UHP Tire Test (245/40 R19)
  • 2021 Tire Tests

  • 1st: 2021 ADAC Summer Tire Test - 225/50 R17 (225/50 R17)
  • 3rd: 2021 ACE / GTU Summer Tire Test (225/45 R17)
  • 5th: 2021 Auto Zeitung Summer UHP Tire Test (225/40 R18)
  • 5th: 2021 Sport Auto UHP Summer Tire Test (275/35 R19)
  • 6th: 2021 Tire Reviews UHP Summer Tire Test (225/40 R18)
  • 7th: 2021 Auto Bild UUHP Summer Tire Test (265/35 R20)
  • 2020 Tire Tests

  • 6th: 2020 Auto Bild UHP 19 inch Tire Test (265/35 R19)
  • 7th: 2020 Auto Bild Summer Tire Test (245/45 R18)
  • 8th: 2020 ADAC 18 Inch Summer Tire Test (225/40 R18)
  • 8th: 2020 AMS 18 Inch Summer Tire Test (225/45 R18)
  • 15th: 2020 Tire Market Overview Braking Test (245/45 R18)
  • 2019 Tire Tests

  • 3rd: 2019 Auto Bild Summer Tire Test (225/45 R17)
  • 4th: 2019 Tire Reviews UHP Summer Tire Test (265/35 R19)
  • 6th: 2019 Summer 53 Tire Braking Shootout (225/45 R17)
  • 7th: 2019 Sport Auto 20 Inch UHP Tire Test (245/30 R20)
  • 7th: 2019 EVO Summer Tire Test (225/40 R18)
  • 10th: 2019 Gute Fahrt Summer 18 Inch Tire Test (225/40 R18)
  • 2018 Tire Tests

  • 1st: 2018 Ace 235/45 R18 Summer Tire Test (235/45 R18)
  • 2nd: 2018 AMS Summer UHP Tire Test (225/45 R17)
  • 3rd: 2018 AZ Summer AND All Season Tire Test (225/45 R17)
  • 3rd: 2018 Test World Summer Tire Test (225/45 R17)
  • 4th: 2018 Sport Auto 19 inch UHP and Track Day Tire Test (265/35 R19)
  • 4th: 2018 Auto Bild 19 inch Summer Tire Test (265/35 R19)
  • 5th: 2018 Auto Express Summer Tire Test (225/45 R17)
  • 5th: 2018 EVO UUHP Tire Test (235/35 R19)
  • 2017 Tire Tests

  • 2nd: 2017 Auto Bild Summer Tire Test (225/50 R17)
  • 3rd: 2017 Auto Bild Summer Tire Shootout (225/50 R17)
  • 4th: 2017 Auto Bild Sports Cars Tire Test (235/35 R19)
  • 4th: 2017 EVO Summer Tire Test (225/40 R18)
  • 5th: 2017 AMS Summer UHP Tire Test (245/45 R18)
  • 6th: 2017 Auto Bild UHP Tire Test (245/40 R18)
  • 2016 Tire Tests

  • 5th: 2016 GTU Performance Summer Tire Test (225/45 R17)
  • 7th: 2016 Auto Express Summer Tire Test (225/40 R18)
  • 9th: 2016 EVO Summer Performance Tire Test (235/35 R19)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    235/35 R19 91Y XL   E A 69 10.00kgs

    Questions and Answers for the Falken Azenis FK510

    2018-09-20 - Please can you tell me if it is safe to have an FK453 on nearside rear and FK510 on offside rear, on a Ford Mondeo Estate?

    It is always recommended to change tires in axle pairs, so mixing them isn't advised. There would be nothing inherently unsafe, but it could cause vehicle balance issues, especially in the wet.

    2018-11-03 - Putting these Falkens on a 2007 911, are these tire able to be rotated from right to left?

    The Falken FK510 is an asymmetric tire so yes you can rotate it left to right.

    2019-06-08 - Are Falken tires (FK510) suitable for a Porsche Boxster S?

    Assuming you can find the correct size and load rating you need in the FK510, there's no reason you shouldn't use them on a Boxster.

    2019-10-21 - Are falken azenis fk510 tires all season tires?

    The Azenis FK510 is a summer tire.

    2019-11-04 - Hi, I have Mazda 6 2.5 2008. I ride mostly 90% city + 10% curved countryside roads (I like enjoy them). The best solution is buy Michelin Pilot Sport 4, I know, but it is 50-60% more expensive then FK510. I decide between FK510 and Goodyear F1 Asym 5. Question is - Should I pay 15 % more for Goodyear or there isn't too much better behavior for that higher price?

    Have a watch of our big tire test on YouTube, it should answer your question. In short, if you like handling, then the Asym5 is worth the extra.

    2021-04-05 - I have a suv 4x4 with Bridgestone Dueler on front and rear axles. The rears have worn to 3.4mm in 15000 miles the fronts are on 5mm. I tow a caravan. Would Falken FK510 tires be any better?

    There is almost no wear testing for highly loaded tires for reference, however the Bridgestone Dueler range of tires have traditionally be good wearing tires so I would be surprised if the Falken gave you extra treadlife. There would likely be improvements in wet performance and comfort.

    2021-05-12 - Looking to put falken fk510 on my vauxhall gtc with 19" rims, new pair onto go on the front only. However, load rating for the falkens is 99, car already has 95 load tires on the back which will stay on, and 95 is the norm for this vehicle. Will there be any difference with the 99 load on the front? Thanks

    In theory the 99 load could have a slightly stiffer construction, but given they're different brand tires front and rear that will be a bigger difference than the different load ratings fitted.

    2021-11-03 - Is the Falken f510 suitable for rear drive wheels of a mercedes e250cdi amg convertable

    Yes it is.

    2021-11-22 - Are FALKEN AZENIS FR510 18” run flats

    Falken do make the FK510 in certain runflat sizes.

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    Size Price Range  
    215/45 R17 $151.00 - $151.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/40 R18 $180.00 - $180.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/45 R17 $161.00 - $161.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    255/35 R19 $211.00 - $211.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    Available in 76 tire sizes - View all.

    YouTube Review

    Top 3 Falken Azenis FK510 Reviews

    Given 100% while driving a Honda Civic Type R (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
    Better than Pirelli
    Helpful 701 - tire reviewed on July 6, 2016
    Given 81% while driving a Ford S Max (225/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 0 miles
    I have been driving 225/50 17 98 XL FR tire for three years. Amazing wet grip, maybe not so amazing in the last season - the tire became hard...
    Helpful 241 - tire reviewed on April 1, 2020
    Given 80% while driving a BMW bmw (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 150,000 spirited miles
    Love Falken!
    Have been driving BMW's for over 20 years...... have always swapped to Falken when tires needed changing.

    Latest set front and rear RF's on a 430d .... great tires...why pay more....these Tires are so underrated!
    Helpful 158 - tire reviewed on February 10, 2018
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    Latest Falken Azenis FK510 Reviews

    Given 64% while driving a Citroën C5 (245/45 R18) on mostly country roads for 22,000 spirited miles
    The tires were fitted to the car since I bought it (used). They were 1.5 years old when I bought the car, with 15000 km (8000 miles) fitted beginning of 2020. I have done 20k km with the car since, so tires changed at 35k km.
    From 15-20000 km they were performing really good, dry and wet conditions. At around 20k I had swapped front and back ones as wear was pretty high at the front, and from 20-25k wet grip was fading. I had also experienced balancing issues (around 120+ km a mild rattling of the steering wheel).
    I would say that for the first 20k it's a really high performance tire, as grip was amasing, dry and wet, but as it wears out it starts becoming more and more slippery. At the end of their life they were kind of dangerous in the wet, and 35k kilometers (~28k miles) it's not that high for the price of 18 inch tires (rears were at the same level as the legal limit indicators). I have gone to something completely different (higher profile 17 inches to try how my hydractive suspension behaves) so I cannot give a direct comparison, obviously the new tires are grippier than the almost slick falkens :p
    Helpful 3 - tire reviewed on August 21, 2023
    Given 73% while driving a Volkswagen Golf GTI 7.5 (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 300 spirited miles
    Just had these fitted on my 300HP tuned MK7.5 Golf GTI. So this review will be initial impressions after a few hundred KM of city and highway driving. I will not be able to comment on the tire wear right now. I will be comparing the FK510 to the Bridgestone RE004 that I was using prior.

    Dry grip is good. Very close to the RE004. Definitely more than adequate for daily driving. Even when cornering at speed, the tires grip well and don’t squeal much. Wet grip is slightly better than the RE004. The RE004 felt a bit nervous when driving quickly on wet roads. But on the FK510, there is less aquaplaning and the car feels more planted.

    Feel wise, the RE004 is noticeably stiffer than the FK510. As a result, the FK510 just doesn’t feel as sharp or darty through corners. A nice handling tire but just not sharp enough to compete with the best in this mid-range UHP segment. However the FK510 is more comfortable and absorbs bumps better.

    Overall, a good UHP tire for daily driving but definitely not the best in the segment in terms of handling. I wouldn’t buy these again as I prioritise driving enjoyment over all else but for someone who wants a jack-of-all-trades tire for their daily driver. The FK510 is a good choice.
    Helpful 3 - tire reviewed on August 8, 2023
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    Given 78% while driving a Subaru BRZ (245/40 R17) on mostly motorways for 2,000 average miles
    I bought these after about a month of searching for 245 wide tires that won't explose my budget, since I wanted some more meat under my BRZ. The sidewall feels softer than my previous set, but it's probably only due to the increased size (going from 215 on a 7in to a 245 on a 9in). Overall the tire has great grip, wether its cold, warm or wet. Tried a single session on them at a local racetrack, and they held very well! No understeer or oversteer even after pushing. I do have a slightly aggressive alignment, which may help. Overall its a great tire for a fun daily driver, maybe not as good as the top dogs in the UHP category, hopefully after some more miles they still shine.
    Helpful 5 - tire reviewed on June 11, 2023
    Given 67% while driving a Volkswagen Passat B7 (235/40 R18) on mostly motorways for 20,000 spirited miles
    Bare in mind before you read this review, I had these tires on a 170 HP VW, so I might not have the most fair review... but man these tires rock. I can never break traction in the dry, and almost never do in the wet. Only complaint is they don't last at all.
    Helpful 6 - tire reviewed on May 5, 2023
    Given 87% while driving a Alfa Romeo 159 (225/50 R17) on mostly motorways for 30,000 easy going miles
    I had these tires on my previous car (2011 Alfa Romeo 159 SW 2.0 JTDm). I sold it about 1 month ago. As it is still fresh in my memory, a wrote this review. The Falken Azenis FK510 is fantastic! Maybe not the best for rolling resistance so fuel economy, but not bad either. If my new car (2018 Mazda 6 SW 2.0 Skyactiv-G 165) needs new tires, chances are it will be Falken. Maybe I will try the new FK520 then.
    Helpful 6 - tire reviewed on December 20, 2022
    Given 68% while driving a Volkswagen Golf MK7 R 300 BHP (235/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
    Coming from a set of touring tires fitted by the previous owner, I immediately noticed how much better they felt on the road. Road feedback and grip was greatly improved. Potholes can be a bit crashy (35 profile on 19inch wheels), but I've found that dropping the tire pressure (1-2 psi) can help. However these do provide a quiet ride on most road surfaces and are relatively inexpensive down here in Australia.
    Helpful 5 - tire reviewed on November 18, 2022
    Given 80% while driving a BMW 530D (275/35 R18) on mostly motorways for 12,000 average miles
    Falken fk510 front axle nothing wrong. On rear axle it,s only last 4.8 mm after 18 000 km !
    Helpful 7 - tire reviewed on November 3, 2022
    Given 80% while driving a Honda Stepwgn (225/40 R19) on mostly town for 12,000 easy going miles
    I really like this tire. I have 19x8 aftermarket Japanese wheels fitted to my family (8-seater) people mover and almost all of the driving is around town with school runs, shopping, weekend outings and the occasional road trip to another city or town. Unlike many others who choose a tire of this size and model for daily driving a performance car, my main concern was wet ability and noise. For both of these aspects, I find these tires to be excellent. After over 13,000 miles on these I still have a lot of tread left and by rotating the tires I will be able to maximise their lifespan. I find them to be quiet and relatively comfortable, and would have another set without hesitation.
    Helpful 6 - tire reviewed on September 21, 2022
    Given 94% while driving a Mercedes Benz C200 w205 (245/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 9,000 spirited miles
    All i can say is WOW. Not really a fan of Falkens. After my Michelin Ps4s wears, tire shop highly recommended me to try this Fk510. After much thought i gave it a try. Driving out the shop i could instantly feel the comfort. Otw home, the rough roads suddenly now became less noisy n less harsh. Was really impressed. So i thought mybe its a comfort tire with not much grip. But i was wrong. This tire corners like its on rails. Tried during heavy rain or on dry roads, not a single screech. N after using it for this long, the tires are still as comfortable n grippy like the day i bought it. Falken has really did an excellent job. Kudos!
    Helpful 8 - tire reviewed on September 16, 2022
    Given 73% while driving a Alfa Romeo 1.9 JTD M (225/40 R18) on mostly country roads for 0 average miles
    I bought these tires because of their good feedback and the competitive price compared to other brands. The previous tires were a Michelin PS4 which are excellent. On the Falkens I feel less objectivity in the corners due to the sidewalls of the tire having the softer rubber. They are more comfortable than the PS4 but I miss the stiffness when cornering. So far I've done a few miles, but I'm sure because it has a good grip and soft rubber, I don't know if it's going to be very long. Behavior in the rain I can't complain, they are good. In the end it's a good tire. Price quality is very good.
    Helpful 9 - tire reviewed on July 3, 2022
    Given 93% while driving a BMW 320d touring (225/45 R17) on for 0 miles
    Amazing tire. On BMW 320d 190hp it lasted me allmoast 3 summers. When you floor it grips, and it gives feedback. Im going to order them again right about now.
    Helpful 11 - tire reviewed on June 15, 2022
    Given 66% while driving a Mazda 5 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 13,000 average miles
    Using this on a Mazda 5 CW MPV (approx 1.5Ton). Save your trouble on reading stories, i summarised this for you. -Dry handling good 8/10, -wet handling -8/10 Drive over huge puddles when the car about 90kmh on roads, repels water well, and pretty grippy, but it gets not so good after the tire wears out. -roadfeedback - Good, can feel cracks and telling me if they are slipping or not. handling is pretty good, i can feel the feedback relatively well, side walls isnt too firm, so i feel abit of tire wobble when i amd doing corners. (comparing to AD08r, i know, not the same category) Comfort wise, its is not very quiet, but i feels comparing to ps4, i think its quieter.. So i feel its pretty good. Wear- i have clocked about 20k km, my front is almost worn out, starting to look alternatives now... (gotta try something new)
    Helpful 9 - tire reviewed on June 1, 2022