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Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun review

A replacement for the Ecorun, on sale since 2017, can’t come soon enough. This is not the performance level we expect from Falken

Another returnee from our 2020 test in this size and it seems little has changed with the Ecorun, which is a shame because Falken has fared better with newer designs. 

In short, the Ecorun is a little closer to 2020 winner Goodyear, but is a step further away from the top performer this time around. 

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The deep-water prowess we saw last time is still there, with Falken finishing among the top performers, but yet again, it could not repeat the result in less severe conditions. It took nearly 2.5 metres longer to stop than the winning Continental and was doing more than 14mph when the PremiumContact had come to a halt. 

There was a less concerning gap to the best of the rest, but across the wet tests only the Maxxis was behind. Rolling resistance was also still a concern, even ignoring the stellar Bridgestone.

Blackcircles.com says…

"Customers appreciate this tyre’s good value. The quiet ride and good overall performance also contribute to its score of 4.6/5 from reviewers." 

Results

Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun  
Overall97.4% 
Price£83.42 
Wet braking90.4%11th
Wet handling98.2%7th
Wet cornering99.5%)3rd
Curved aquaplaning87.1%5th
Straight aquaplaning95.5%)2nd
Dry braking94.6%10th
Dry handling98.5%10th
Cabin noise99.6%3rd
Rolling resistance70.7%9th

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Kim has worked for Auto Express for more than three decades and all but a year of that time in the Products section. His current role as products editor involves managing the section’s content and team of testers plus doing some of the tests himself. 

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