Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.43
 
 

2008 Nissan Armada SE
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Midlothian, VA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
April 07, 2014

Only about 500 miles on these so far, so this is pretty much just initial impressions made to date. This is my fourth set of Duelers, third of which were Alenzas and first of the new Plus series. I had Michelin Latitudes on prior to this current set largely because they were on sale for less than the Alenzas last time around and I figured heck, they're Michelins. What could go wrong? Evidently, alot! Never liked them and couldn't wait to switch back to the Bridhestones!

All of that said, these new Alenzas are the new Plus series. The first plus is they now sport an 800 treadwear rating. They are now a "low rolling resistance" design, so my only concern will be wet traction as they wear. We'll see as wet traction is just fine new. Other impressions so far: very smooth ride and very quiet. My last set of Alenzas were good, but not great in the ride and noise department. The trade off was handling over ride with those. That said, these do seem to have traded off a little bit on the handling and steering response for the improved ride, but they are still light years ahead of the forementioned Michelins in balancing ride and drive characteristics without giving up too much on either one. Our Armada is nice to drive again and we could not be happier at this point! Stay tuned for more reviews after we get some real miles on them.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.44
 
 

2012 Mazda CX-9
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Marietta, GA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
April 07, 2014

Had to replace the OE tires - wanted to stick with OEs but no mileage warrenty, so went with these which appeared to be virtually the same. Good choice so far. Only compliant is some wheel spin on wet starts - but maybe I just need to take it easier. Otherwise good feel and traction. Road noise is minimal.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

Friday, April 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.88
 
 

2014 Toyota Highlander
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Cranston, RI
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 30, 2014

The tire is pretty average all around. Decent handling on dry pavement and steering responsiveness and good stability cornering. Everything else is just average and uninspiring. THe snow and ice handling is below average for an all season. Plenty of slipping and the TRAC control and VSC come on regularly due to what seems like a hard compound, a tread design with no siping and smaller spacing in the tread blocks. It does not compare to the Michelin LTX I had on my older Highlander in terms of all season performance. I will likely purchase those again before next winter or maybe the Continental Cross Contact LX 20.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 RFT

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 RFT Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.09
 
 

2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i
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Miles driven on tires: 46,000
Location: Affton, MO
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 46,000 Miles on Tires
April 03, 2014

This is the first time I have gotten more than 40,000 miles on a set of tires. I'm not sure if it's the tires or the car, the BMW X 3 almost wants to be driven hard . The faster you go the smoother the ride .I live in St. Louis , Mo. We get all kinds of whether ,110 and dry last summer, 05 and 6 to 7 inches last winter, not one problem even on unplowed city streets. Good tires, looking for SECOUND set. 04/12. Al. N.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.82
 
 

2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ
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Miles driven on tires: 87,000
Location: Arlington Heights, IL
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 87,000 Miles on Tires
March 22, 2014

I absolutely love these tires. I have owned several large SUV's over the past 10 years and have never gotten more than 50,000 miles on a set of tires. These still had 7/32 of tread left at 87,000 mi and would have gone past 100,000 if I had not picked up a nail that caused me to replace all four so I have even tire size. Needles to say, I purchased another set of Bridgestone Dueler Alenzas. My drive home from the installer was dream as I had forgotten how great new tires feel.

New Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus Versus Dueler H/L Alenza for Crossovers and SUVs

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by Gary Stanley

Back in 2004, the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza was introduced to premium crossover and SUV drivers as the premier tire of choice. Always a good performer in our Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category, it has been praised by our customers for its quiet ride, great wet traction, wear and good looks. Appropriate vehicle applications and Original Equipment fitments include the Cadillac Escalade, Acura MDX, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz ML Class, Lexus RX, Buick Enclave and the new Cadillac ATS and ELR. For more on this tire's great reputation and feedback, take a look at "Best Tires for a Street-Driven SUV." 

Bridgestone is known for continually pushing the envelope, and ten years later, has introduced a new and improved version of the H/L Alenza. This new tire is the Dueler H/L Alenza Plus. 

This new version maintains the same appearance, popular sidewall design and efficient tread pattern of the current Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza. That is where the differences end. H/L Alenza Plus tires have a new tread compound that Bridgestone states will improve on the tire's fuel economy by reducing rolling resistance by up to 10% compared to the previous version of the tire without sacrificing wet, dry or snow traction. Bridgestone has also upped the ante for treadwear by offering the tire with an 80,000-mile limited treadwear warranty!

If you're in the market for a premium, quality replacement tire for your crossover or SUV, don't overlook the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion STR A

Monday, March 17, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Scorpion STR A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.73
 
 

2005 Chevrolet Silverado K1500
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Miles driven on tires: 72,000
Location: Hanford, CA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 72,000 Miles on Tires
March 17, 2014

I have been pleased with the Pirelli Scorpion STR tires. They have worn very well and I have not had any issues with them. I have several puncture repairs though so I recently replaced the Pirelli's with Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus tires. The Bridegestones have a better ride, but only time will tell if these wear as well as the Pirelli's did.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2012 Toyota Highlander
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Apex, NC
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
February 24, 2014

Anyone who has a Highlander know that your choices of tires are very limited. I've only had the 422s for a short while but they are 10x better than than the original set. I had tons of body roll before even when breaking now I have half as much but the ride quality is the same and road noise is almost nothing. I had a set of yokohama's prior and they were great until they started to wear then the road noise was unreal. If your on the fence like I was the 422 is a great choice for you Toyota fans.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.62
 
 

2004 Toyota 4Runner 4wd Limited
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Miles driven on tires: 40,000
Location: Greenwood Village, CO
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 40,000 Miles on Tires
March 10, 2014

I have these tire on both my Toyota 4Runner and on my Lexus GX here in Denver.
Quite and comfortable on trips to the Colorado mountains and great in snow and on off-road trails, including muddy ones. I've put about 40,000 miles on 4runner and 35,000 on the GX and both are about due for replacement. Clearly not the longest lasting, but I'll head out into any conditions with these tires that Colorado can throw at me. So I'm buy them again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T D695

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler A/T D695 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.43
 
 

2006 Nissan Titan Crew Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 55,000
Location: Ironton, OH
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 55,000 Miles on Tires
February 21, 2014

I replaced Goodyear Wranglers O.E.M. that had 21,000 miles and couldn't believe the difference. I have since put 55,000 on these Bridgestone and am in the process of looking to replace them. I believe they are rated for 50,000 miles and since it's not my daily driver anymore I've waited and pushed them through the winter. I'm looking at Michelins that are rated to get 70,000. Only because rating difference and I recently bought a set of Michelins for my car and I'm extremely impressed with them.

All-Season Tires for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

Friday, March 7, 2014 by Cy Chowattukunnel

With sophisticated all-wheel drive, traction control and weighing 5,622 pounds, you'd expect the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG to dominate in the snow. Surprisingly, this isn't the case because there are no all-season or winter tire choices made in the vehicle's 275/50R20 Original Equipment size. 

Do you own one of these amazing SUVs, but a few inches of snow have you sliding? It's time to get creative with your next tire purchase. 285/50R20 is about 1/2" wider, 3/10" larger in overall diameter, and meets the G63's Load Carrying capacity requirements and fits on the Original Equipment AMG rims. Going with the 285/50R20 size provides you with many dedicated winter / snow and all-season tire options. Snowbelt drivers who want their G63 to excel in the snow should install a set of snow tires.

Even those who reside in a warmer climate, such as Atlanta, should consider all-season tires for their Mercedes-Benz. For a great combination of wet grip, decent light snow traction and good overall handling, the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology is hard to beat. Another great option to consider is the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus.

Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Continental CrossContact LX20 $168*
Continental CrossContact LX20
with EcoPlus Technology
Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus $233*
Bridgestone Dueler H/L
Alenza Plus


For more assistance in finding a good set of tires for your vehicle, read "Selecting the Right Tires."

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.55
 
 

2005 Toyota Highlander 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Bedford, MA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
February 21, 2014

After one of the worst winters on record, I believe these tires are the best I could have chosen. They start off with 2/32 inch extra tread depth and perform very well in snow conditions. Except for the roughest of old highways, these tires run very quiet. I am very pleased.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.45
 
 

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche
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Miles driven on tires: 78,000
Location: Columbia, MO
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 78,000 Miles on Tires
February 22, 2014

Good tire with no real issues. Only thing I don't like is if they sit for while, they develop a set that usually dissipates over the first ten miles of driving.
However, with 78K miles on them and possibly another room for 10K left, I have to say I'm impressed. Grabs in snow decently. Never slipped much on ice. Yet seems decent in the Missouri summer months. Never had a flat on one either.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.15
 
 

1998 Chevrolet K1500 Z71 Pick-up
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Miles driven on tires: 27,000
Location: Chesterfield, VA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 27,000 Miles on Tires
February 08, 2014

I liked this tire for the first 15-20K miles. It seemed to do everything pretty well. Rode quiet on road even with the aggressive tread pattern. Had very good traction on all surfaces. I'm OK with under half the tread left at 27K miles but the characteristics of the tire have changed dramatically. It still has good dry and wet road traction but the tread is producing a rumbling vibration at highway speed that seriously vibrates the interior of the vehicle. What hard-packed snow traction the tire had is gone. My truck had a hard time climbing a hill into our campground this winter. Even after I switched to 4WD, It spun significantly before it got rolling again. My sister's Dodge minivan with Bridgestone all-seasons and front wheel drive conquered the hill with far less drama. Maybe I should've got the LT versions instead of the P but in summary.. tire was superior in most regards when new but at 20-25K miles, it lost most of its allure. I will look for something else when I buy later this year.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.3
 
 

2011 Toyota RAV4 4wd V6
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Holyoke, MA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
February 16, 2014

I drive a 2011 Rav4 all wheel/4wheel drive compact SUV. I had 2 year old all season tires that failed terribly in even the smallest of snowfalls. So after a lot of research I chose these and I am so happy I did. Where I had trouble before, now I don’t. Slush to me is worse than ice, and now it’s no problem, along with deep snow. It just snowed here 12” and I drove through it to see if I could loose traction, I even zig zaged and didn’t. Where I had trouble getting out of snow covered side streets without spinning out, with my blizzak dm v-1’s I pull out into on-coming traffic with no trouble at all. I have a ¾ mile steep up hill I take to go to work and covered with snow I had no problem going up it at all. The first thing in spring I plan to replace them for {Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia (Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season)}

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.54
 
 

1995 Chevrolet S10 4wd Extra Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 32,000
Location: New Britain, CT
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 32,000 Miles on Tires
February 08, 2014

Fantastic all around tire. I've never regretted this impulse buy! Truck is loud, steering is sloppy, and bouncy, so take the comfort, noise level, and steering response with a grain of salt.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination LE 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.93
 
 

2003 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 Ext
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
January 30, 2014

It was time to replace my stock Bridgestone Dueler at's with 80k miles on them on my Z71 4x4. Went with the Destination LE 2 based on the awesome tire rack reviews. Should have stuck with Bridgestones. These tires are poor in the snow. If you live in Naples Fl these would be a great tire.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2007 GMC Yukon Denali
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Miles driven on tires: 80,000
Location: Ocala, FL
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 80,000 Miles on Tires
January 28, 2014

These tires are incredible. They have 80,000 miles on them, and still have life in them! I am replacing them now, only because I am making a long trip, with possible bad winter weather conditions. Needless to say, I am replacing them with the same tires. Highly recommend them!!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.4
 
 

2013 Ford F150 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 16,700
Location: North Richland Hills, TX
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 16,700 Miles on Tires
January 30, 2014

These tires came stock on my 2013 F150 Supercrew FX2. I cannot be any happier. These are fantastic tires. Usually this comes with a disclaimer "for a factory tire". Not in this case. I will be buying these again. The tread wear is 700!! Usually with a treadwear rating this high, the tire is rock hard, and doesn't grip the road as well. Not this one. It is stellar in every aspect in my opinion. Great dry traction, very good in the wet/pouring down rain. Very quiet, and they have excellent road feel. Im in Texas, so can't speak to ice and snow.

But what else could you ask for? For the cost of this tire, there is just no reason to not re-purchase. No way I would drop $400 more on Michelin MS-2's when the H/L Alenza is this good.......

I have almost 17k on the tires, and there is TONS of tread left. I rotate about every 6k on average. These should easily last 55-60k miles......

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.1
 
 

2008 Volvo XC90 3.2 FWD
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Westport, CT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 15, 2014

Had these tires for 25,000 So. Florida miles, so hot/humid sub-tropics. Moved to NYC metro area and made huge mistake replacing Dueler Alenzas with Toyos (at Volvo dealer suggestion) but they rolled so badly when make sharp lateral movements that the accident or rollover potential was quite real. Quickly replaced with Duelers and have now driven in snow. WOW!! Don't know what I was thinking---these tires are as awesome in the cold as in extreme heat. Perfectly suited for a big heavy boring Volvo XC90. Only issue is wear: they only lasted 25K in FL with no frequent enough rotations. I expect more tread life up north. Would put no other tire on this car, these drive so quietly and comfortably.