I wouldn't say the Kicks OEM tires are low quality, the same tires are OEM for many other brands. Tires is about trade offs. I guess Nissan chose the FT140 for Kicks for a balance of quiet ride, fuel economy, longer life; while sacrificing some of the other qualities. I have own performance tires on my other cars, the noise and ride quality are poor for everyday use. I also had 'All Weather' tires; never buy them again. Worn out under 30K.
Tires reviews are subjective. I had highly rated tires that wasn't all that good on my car; or worked well for about a year and sucks as it ages.
Break in the tires a bit more, hopefully it will get better. Try also over or under inflate the tire a few PSI; it may help you in getting more out of the tire. Not safe to over do the tire pressure.
I didn't even think about the tires, so from that I think there good.
Seem quiet and good grip.
Lots of OEM run Firestones so can't be all bad.
Run winter tires for 5months of the year.
So wear doesn't come into it.
I fed my 2018 Kicks super unleaded and Michelin A/S (my other car now gets the cheap Firestones now). Smooth like butter and 39 mpg hw. If you can get dealer to upgrade, it should be about $200 - $300 extra.
I need suggestion on tires I have Nissan kicks and which I use for car towing service, I have trailer also need suggestion that which tires are best? need for both Nissan kicks and also for the trailer, any idea or recommendation.