Firestone Destination LE3 Review

The Firestone Destination LE3 is the successor to the popular LE2 which will be discontinued. This light All-season tire was built for SUV’s and trucks that need exceptional high mileage and wet traction.

Review Highlights: The Firestone Destination LE3 performs well in both light snow and rainy conditions. Additionally, this tire has a high comfort level on long distance drives and has especially even treadwear.

The following article will cover more details on quality and performance elements of the Destination LE3 tire.

LE3 vs LE2: What’s Improved?

The biggest improvement on the LE3 is full sipe depth across the tire.

An additional 10,000 miles of warranty has been added on to the LE3 compared to the LE2.

Additionally, you will find a slightly improved outer edge design on the new LE3 tire.

Manufacturing quality of tread compound has also improved on the LE3 for better endurance.

Highway And Dry Surfaces

The comfort ride of the Destination LE3 is excellent, and handles well on dry surfaces.

At high and low speeds this tire is quiet, with both heavy and light loads.

This tire receives high marks for safe long distance traveling during dry conditions.

Winter And Snow Performance

As an all season tire, you won’t be able to expect what a winter tire can deliver, but the Destination LE3 still does a remarkable job.

Control and traction are both acceptable in mild and moderate snow conditions.

There is some slippage in moderate snow at times during sharp turns, but nothing that would warrant lower marks for this tire.

Rain And Wet Performance

Moderate and even heavy rain is where the LE3 tire really shines.

Grip and stability on wet surfaces is exceptional, and ranks near the top in a long list of All-season tires.

Stopping on wet surfaces is also good, and is comparable with other All-season tires in it’s class.

Off-Road And Trails

Wile not built to be a heavy off-roading tire, this tire still does well on gravel and moderate trails.

The sidewalls on this tire are exceptional and are not prone to punctures from pebbles and small rocks.

Treadwear And Siping

Firestone Destination LE3 tread

The Destination LE3 features full-depth 3D tire sipes for heavy gripping.

Circumferential grooves found around the tires edge. This assists in pushing out water and particles that could otherwise cause traction instability.

One of the bigger complaints on it’s predecessor the LE2 was the quickly diminishing tread.

The Destination LE3 is a much needed upgrade, and has been improved to last even longer than the LE2.

Additionally, this is a well balanced tire that typically needs minimal weight for balancing during installation.

Ratings And Score

The Firestone Destination LE3 scored a 89% out of a total of 100. Below is a breakdown of how this tire was rated in the chart provided.

Firestone Destination LE3 Ratings

What We Like

  • High mile warranty comes with the tire.
  • Comfort level is high with minimal noise.
  • Excellent traction in rainy weather.

What We Dislike

  • This tire is so well balanced we have not experienced any specific issues.

Additional Specs And Information

Uniform tire quality grade: 700 A B

Max load: Ranges from 1,521 to  2,679 pounds.

Tire weight: Ranges from 23 to 38 pounds.

Countries Of Origin: USA, Mexico, Canada, and Costa Rica.

Warranty And Rebate

A solid 70,000 warranty comes with the fresh purchase of Destination LE3 tires.

This is the highest mileage warranty that Firestone currently offers for any of their lines.

As with most Firestone tires, additional limited warranties can be added.

Firestone Destination LE3 Sizes

SizeModel
15"215/75R15 100T
225/70R15 100T
225/75R15 102T
235/75R15 109T
265/75R15 112T
16"205/70R16 97H
215/65R16 98H
215/70R16 100H
225/70R16 103T
225/75R16 104T
235/65R16 103H
235/70R16 106T
235/75R16 108T
245/70R16 107T
245/75R16 111T
255/65R16 109T
255/70R16 111T
265/70R16 112T
17"215/60R17 96H
215/65R17 99H
225/55R17 97V
225/60R17 99H
225/65R17 102H
235/55R17 99H
235/60R17 102H
235/65R17 104H
235/70R17 109T
245/65R17 107T
245/70R17 110T
255/65R17 110T
255/70R17 112T
265/65R17 112T
265/70R17 115T
18"225/55R18 98H
225/60R18 100H
235/50R18 97H
235/55R18 100V
235/60R18 103H
235/65R18 106T
245/60R18 105H
255/55R18 109H
255/65R18 111H
255/70R18 113T
265/60R18 110T
265/65R18 114T
265/70R18 116T
275/65R18 116T
19"225/55R19 99H
235/45R19 95H
235/50R19 99H
235/55R19 101H
245/55R19 103H
255/50R19 107H
255/60R19 109H
275/55R19 111H
20"235/55R20 102H
245/50R20 102H
245/60R20 107H
255/50R20 109H
255/55R20 107H
265/50R20 107H
275/45R20 110H
275/55R20 113H
275/60R20 115H
22"285/45R22 110H

Popular Vehicles For This Tire

  • Acura MDX, RDX
  • Chevrolet Silverado, Equinox, S10, Colorado, Trailblazer
  • Chrysler Pacifica, Town And Country
  • Dodge Dakota, Dodge Ram 1500
  • Ford F150, Escape
  • GMC Envoy, Acadia
  • Honda Ridgeline, Pilot
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Infiniti QX80
  • Nissan Murano, Frontier, Rogue
  • Toyota 4Runner, Rav4, Tacoma

Conclusion And Final Thoughts

The Destination LE3 is a durable tire for road trips.

This tire receives a high score in wet and winter conditions, making it a great choice.

We believe currently this is one of the best All-season tires you can buy.

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