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Falken Azenis FK520

Falken Azenis FK520

/84% · summer · · : Upper-middle

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Pros and cons

  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Excellent steering response on dry roads
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In various tests, the Falken Azenis FK520 summer tire is commonly praised for its good dry handling and balanced driving behavior, along with excellent stability and comfort. It also offers convincing safety reserves in aquaplaning situations and has a very low noise level. However, it has a delayed steering response and longer braking distances on wet roads. The tire's wet grip also varies from indifferent to good across the tests. The Falken Azenis FK520 demonstrates a safe and secure performance with moderate last exchange reactions. It is categorized as a price-performance tip due to its fair price, good dry road performance, and ability to handle wet conditions without any major issues.


Falken Azenis FK520 is made in 78 sizes, starting from 205/50 R17 up to 265/40 R21.
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Falken Azenis FK520 is ranked #84 of 858 summer tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Automotorsport 2023, Gute-Fahrt 2023, and other organizations. Falken Azenis FK520 belongs to the Upper-middle segment and is made by a manufacturer from Japan. However, this particular model is made in Turkey. It is made in total of 78 sizes, 205/50 R17 being the smallest and 265/40 R21 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 7 times, first test was carried in 2023. Falken Azenis FK520 replaced an older model - Falken Azenis FK510. This model received the best possible rating in 2 tests. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 7.01 mm in 255/45 R20.



Falken Azenis FK520 was tested 7x (Autobild,...)


Aquaplaning - longitudal
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2023
Dry handling
Automotorsport 2023
Exterior noise
Autobild 2023

Falken Azenis FK520 in tyre tests

The Falken Azenis FK520, a middle segment tyre, has been thoroughly tested by some of Europe's most esteemed tyre-testing organizations. The results were first recorded in 2023, with the latest tests being conducted in the same year. Overall, the tyre received an impressive rating of 84%, which is considered very good for a middle segment tyre.

Among the various tests carried out, the Falken Azenis FK520 performed exceptionally well in certain areas. In the Autobild Summer Tyre Test 2023, with a dimension of 225/40 R18, the tyre was rated as the best for aquaplaning in longitudinal conditions and had the lowest exterior noise. Meanwhile, in the Automotorsport Summer Tyre Test 2023, with a dimension of 255/45 R20, the Falken Azenis FK520 was found to be the best in dry handling.

While the Falken Azenis FK520 didn't necessarily win all of the tests, it received favourable ratings in most of them. In the Autobild Summer Tyre Test 2023 for the 225/45 R18 dimension, the Falken Azenis FK520 was ranked eighth out of 50 tyres, whilst it came in seventh out of 13 in the 225/40 R18 test. In the Autozeitung Summer Tyre Test 2023 for the 235/35 R19 dimension, it finished in sixth place out of a total of nine. The SportAuto Summer Tyre Test 2023 for the 225/40 R18 dimension saw the tyre placed in seventh out of 11, and in the Autobild Summer Tyre Test 2023 for the 225/45 R18 dimension, it came in at eighth out of 20. Lastly, in the Gute-Fahrt Summer Tyre Test 2023 for the 235/35 R19 dimension, the Falken Azenis FK520 was ranked seventh out of seven.

Despite a few lower rankings, the Falken Azenis FK520 proved it was a reliable and efficient tyre, scoring particularly impressively in aquaplaning and dry handling. Overall, the tyre tests conducted in 2023 showed that the Falken Azenis FK520 is a reliable choice for those in search of an excellent middle segment tyre.

All tyre tests where Falken Azenis FK520 was featured:
Name WetDry
Best values in test2+1-
Falken Azenis FK52022
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Falken Azenis FK520
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Falken Azenis FK520
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Autobild Summer tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
Ranked #8 of 20
Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test2+1-1
Falken Azenis FK5202-2+2
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Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test58.124.8
Falken Azenis FK52060.727
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autozeitung Summer tyre test 2023 235/35 R19
highly recommended
Ranked #6 of 9
Falken Azenis FK520
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Test ratings distribution

100% (2x)85% (3x)80% (1x)
Highly recommendedVery goodGoodSatisfactoryGood -

Ratings x Wheel size

85% (3x)90% (2x)100% (1x)

Ratings x Width

225/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx255/xx Rxx
85% (3x)90% (2x)100% (1x)


  1. Where is Falken Azenis FK520 made?

    Falken Azenis FK520 is made in Turkey.

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