Federal tires generally receive average to favorable reviews from most owners in comparison to other tire brands. While they are rated highly in terms of their dry performance and fuel consumption, many owners find Federal tires lacking in performance in wet or snowy conditions.
Federal tires are considered a good value relative to their price by many reviews, particularly if they are used primarily under dry conditions such as summer driving. However, reviewers find these tires much less useful in snow or rain. In addition to the tires' lackluster performance under adverse weather conditions, many reviewers also note experiencing high levels of road noise from Federal tires. Some reviewers also complain that it is difficult to properly balance some Federal tire models.