Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5
 
 

1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Herndon, VA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
February 20, 2014

Great tires. The replaced a set of Michelins I had, and these RE760's were maybe even a little better in overall performance. Particularly good is the wet traction. I took a trip to Pennsylvania and got caught in one of the most torrential rainstorms I have ever driven through. Cars were pulling off the highway to wait it out, but I just kept going, maintaining 5-60mph in INSANE rain. When I got home, I checked the tires and they were on the wear bars! I probably only had 2/32nds of tread depth left and they were still astonishingly good in the rain.

I'm a fan. They aren't the maximum performance tire from Bridgestone, but for mortals who care as much about all around performance and treadwear as they do about the last tenth of a G of skidpad grip, the RE760 is a fantastic choice.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2003 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
February 11, 2014

I had never bought Bridgestone tires before, but since my tire size is rare, my choices were limited. I had (new) OEM Goodyears on this car most recently, and I never really had the confidence to drive them hard. I felt I had to be unusually cautious. Since putting the Bridgestones on, I am able to drive my car the way it should be driven. After 15K miles, these tires are still sticky and reliable. Their performance has been exceptional. I put them to the test recently in a 2,000 round trip from San Jose to Phoenix and was never disappointed. Driving the serpentine highway through the hills from San Jose to Santa Cruz late at night in the fog and rain gets my heart rate up and is almost too much fun. Lately I have noted very slight hydroplaning in deeper standing water, but they recover almost immediately. I would not hesitate to recommend them and will probably buy them again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.33
 
 

2012 Cadillac CTS-V
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Elk Grove Village, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
February 11, 2014

Considering there is 560HP going through a 255 winter tire instead of the usual 285 hi performance summer tire, its obvious that aggressive driving is not going to be the same. But I'm not complaining. Its been snowing in Chicago ever since I put these on. The roads are either a snowy, slushy mess, or wet/ icy, or have a slippery layer of salt the few times its been dry. These tires have cut through the snow brilliantly. I used to have a WRX; I can almost say this car has not been an hindrance in this weather. Ice and salt performance has been great with a good amount of feel making it easy to predict when the rear end is going to let loose. Nice 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 Blizzak WS70

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.45
 
 

2011 Volkswagen Tiguan
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
February 12, 2014

I made 3000 miles with this tire. My wife drives this car, but I use it when we go to ski together. I went from 235/50 R18 which is OEM for SEL model to 215/65 R16 for winter. It was good decision. I went with this tire, because I wanted hardcore winter tire for this car. My VW CC is equipped with Bridgestone LM-60 (and they perform extremely well).
Anyway, on Tiguan, due to the AWD, these tires are just going forward with gusto. So far no issues, driving on snow packed roads, went through 3ft of snow: no issue!
If you need tire to go to ski, for lot of snow, ice, slush: this is tire for you.
Be aware: This tire is extremely soft, which is good for ice, snow. However, if you live in states where there is no much snow, but have black ice, maybe Michelin X Ice 3 would be better, since it has better dry capabilities. WS 70 is good tire, but on dry you can feel all that softness.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Friday, February 28, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.27
 
 

2006 Audi A3 2.0T
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Miles driven on tires: 42,000
Location: Saint Francis, WI
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 42,000 Miles on Tires
February 14, 2014

After 40,000+ miles, I just ordered my second set of these tires (well, the 970s as the 960s are no longer available). I recall them performing reasonably well in light snow when new, but now that I'm just about down to the wear bars, they are terrible in any amount of snow. I thought I might be able to make it to spring, but recent adventures in Wisconsin winter weather have left me downright embarrassed in traffic. It's definitely time for a new set.

Recent winter driving aside, these tires are spectacular in dry conditions and very good in wet conditions. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great 3 season tire, or in a climate with little to no snow. I will likely break down and get some winter tires next fall.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.4
 
 

2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
February 07, 2014

I have always believed that Blizzaks are the best winter tires you can get. My car feels planted and surefooted with these tires. There is no excessive ABS and traction interventions when I am driving. I am very impressed as how smooth the tires are on the highways and on the back roads. It is comfortable and still provides excellent steering feel unlike the older Bridgestone Blizzaks. It handles better then my all season Michelins. The road noise is average for winter tire. The traction in light snow is fantastic! Even in deep snow, my car can claw through the pack snow plus ice without getting stuck. Compared to Dunlop Wintersport 3D and Michelin Pilot Alpin Pa4 which are also performance oriented tires, the Blizzaks have better handling with better snow capabilities unlike the former two tires. I highly recommend these tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8
 
 

2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Elkhorn, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
February 08, 2014

I couldn't get up my driveway with the street tires. On goes the Blizzak's and it's like driving on dry pavement. Great snow / ice tire. The car feels a little loose on dry pavement and gas mileage has dropped off a hair but I would expect that vs. a high performance street tire. Great product. Do yourself a favor and switch to snow / ice tires if you want the comfort of feeling safe during the winter months.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.73
 
 

2005 Acura TSX
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Oak Ridge, NC
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
February 15, 2014

Tire feels great on the Acura TSX. Is certainly quiet, smooth and comfortable. The wear has been little to none in 20,000 miles, so it is excellent; handling is very sure too - rain or dry conditions. I am more concerned with the TSX feeling like a comfortable sedan than a sporty car... Unfortunately had to be in Atlanta during the snow in January amongst all of the gridlock, ice, glaze and snow, witnessing first hand various cars and tires 'pretending' or truly contending in these elements. The Serenity Plus tires were exceptional on the ice and packed glaze allowing me to go where many vehicles simply could not - including up hills. They weren't exactly impressive in snow, but did the job. Braking performance in these elements was OK at best. Overall, if one knows how to drive in serious winter conditions, the tires instill enough confidence to know that you can get where you need to go with this car/tire combination. In summary, an excellent tire that I'd buy again and again.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.36
 
 

2010 Infiniti G37x Sedan Anniversary Edition
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Tulsa, OK
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
February 07, 2014

Installed these shortly after buying the car second-hand. It had Michelin Pilots that were a couple of years old- still had some life left but they were lame. I didn't realize HOW lame until I bought the Bridgestones!

My previous G37 Sedan had Hankooks and understeered pretty badly. So did this new one with the Michelins. I assumed it was the car.

Then I had the Bridgestones installed the day before a terrible ice storm hit Tulsa. I got to test their winter performance immediately and was quite impressed. It was a couple of days before I got to try them on a dry road with no sand. In a word- amazed.

Very impressed with these tires so far. Their performance in the wet and snow is pretty astounding since they aren't "winter" tires. But in the dry they work great also. I'd definitely recommend these.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE92A

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE92A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.45
 
 

2009 Subaru Impreza 5-Door
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Miles driven on tires: 43,000
Location: Kirkland, WA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 43,000 Miles on Tires
February 06, 2014

Factory tires that came with my new car. I put 43,000 on them over 5 years just going over the predicted warranty. Snow performance was great when they were new but after 20,000 I could feel the All Wheel Drive working overtime. Summer and wet was fine but I never pushed them beyond normal driving.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62
 
 

2011 Audi A4 2.0T quattro
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
February 06, 2014

I've had these tires for a bit over 15K miles and am nothing but pleased with them. They do everything I expected them to do, and do it very well. The biggest surprise/bonus has been the wet weather performance. I drove them through so VERY heavy rain storms over the summer, and I never once hydroplaned or felt unstable. And the grip in the wet was great. In the dry they also perform very well. I save the aggressive driving for the track (dedicated track car), but "having fun" on some on/off ramps and some back roads really shows how well these tires grip in the dry. The only downside I've had was that they were pretty loud when new. Louder than I expected, but quieted down after about 1K miles. They're still slightly on the loud side, but nothing extreme or bothersome. Overall, a great tire for the price and would definitely recommend and buy again.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2013 Subaru Outback
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Miles driven on tires: 1,800
Location: Greeley, CO
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,800 Miles on Tires
January 29, 2014

I've used them on city, mountain, and interstate roads in dry, heavy rain, and moderate snow and ice conditions. They provide ride comfort and handling similar to my Conti Procontacts, which are excellent 3-season touring (not high performance) tires. Blizzaks are very slightly noisier. Excellent on packed snow, on mixed snowy/slush/icy highways, and at icy intersections. They provide great assistance, but you can still slide if you do not exercise common sense. They are also a very satisfactory touring tire for the 90% of our Colorado Front Range winter driving that is on clear, dry roads. I haven't used them in deep snow yet. Past Blizzak experience on a SAAB 9-3 was the same. Those became a bit less grippy on ice after 4-5 seasons, but they remained a very good all season touring tire for fairly spirited driving. Blizzaks are everything I hoped for in a dedicated winter tire.

 

Which Type of Winter / Snow Tire Is Right for Me?

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Doc Horvath

Like anything else that relates to your car, tires are available in a variety of models that can be fine tuned to best match what you need. Selecting the best tire starts with narrowing your search to one of our Performance Categories, which Tire Rack has developed by using our own test results, customer survey results and manufacturer recommendations. These Performance Categories help focus your search by comparing tires with similar characteristics, allowing you to choose the best tire for how and where you drive. For dedicated winter / snow tires, there are three categories to choose from.

Studless Ice and Snow

In this category, tires use aggressive tread patterns and the latest high-tech rubber compounds to provide ice and snow traction similar to traditional studded snow tires. Customers that focus on this category are looking to get the best snow and ice traction possible, with the understanding that when the roads are clear, your high speed handling will be a little less responsive than a traditional all-season tire. A few options to consider in the category, include the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70, Michelin X-Ice Xi3, Dunlop Winter Maxx and Continental ExtremeWinterContact.

Performance Winter / Snow

Options from the Performance Winter / Snow category feature tires with tread patterns and rubber compounds that are tuned to improve dry and wet traction, along with high speed handling. Drivers that aren't expecting to see heavy or persistent accumulations of snow and want a tire that will handle and perform more like the performance tires the vehicle most likely came with when new will benefit from a Performance Winter / Snow tire. If this sounds like your style of driving, then take a look at the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32, Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 and Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D.

Studdable Winter / Snow

Studdable Winter / Snow tires are designed to allow the installation of optional metal studs to enhance ice and snow traction. Customers that focus on this category are looking for a low cost winter tire option and are willing to allow for more road noise and less comfort than Original Equipment tires. Studded tires are often subject to state laws that dictate when (or if) they can be used, so always check local laws before selecting a tire from this category. Tires in this category include the Firestone WinterForce UV, General AltiMAX Arctic and Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter.

Take a look at our Winter Tire Decision Guide to help you choose the best tire for handling winter conditions. 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.18
 
 

2013 Mazda CX-9
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
January 31, 2014

I bought these for my wife as I wanted her to be absolutely safe driving my kids around in the winter/snow and WOW do these tires ever live up to that expectation. I've had a few different sets of snow tires in my lifetime and these are by far THE BEST I've ever had. As men often do, I have tried several times to break traction in some pretty hairy wintery/snowy conditions and you have to seriously work hard to do that.

I'm actually jealous because I have Dunlop Winter Sport 3Ds on my vehicle and that don't even come close to performing as well as these Blizzaks do in the snow and ice. I can't emphasize enough how well these tires do with both acceleration and deceleration/braking. These tires defy physics in my opinion. I can't say enough good things about them. Would DEFINITELY buy these again. In fact, these will probably be the only winter tires I will buy going forward.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Insignia SE200

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Insignia SE200 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.73
 
 

1997 Toyota Tercel Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 18,385
Location: Englewood, NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 18,385 Miles on Tires
January 30, 2014

After more than 3 years & some of the more severe winters this tires perform at its best, Really good traction, very good All-season tires ideal combination of performance in wet and dry conditions. Additionally, they’re very comfortable the and very good quality.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.6
 
 

2013 Volkswagen Golf R
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Miles driven on tires: 1,200
Location: Germantown, WI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,200 Miles on Tires
January 27, 2014

This is another great set of Blizzaks. Very good all around tire during cold winter months and very competent in dry and wet given its designed as a winter tire, not a summer performance tire. These tires on snow and ice are excellent, period. I'll buy Blizzaks again, no doubt.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Winterforce Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.4
 
 

2005 Chevrolet Malibu LT
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: West Des Moines, IA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
February 20, 2009

Excellent tire!!! Have been through several 6-10" snow storms in the first 1000 miles and tires have performed better that expected. Have used Blizzaks for many years and tried these based on price and feel that they are at least equal to Blizzak performance. Highly recommended for heavy snow areas. No experience with highway travel yet, but since they utilize Bridgestone technology I don't anticipate any concerns.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.57
 
 

2012 Infiniti G37 Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
October 02, 2013

I just purchased these tire to replace the OEM Bridgestone RE050 summer performance. I have never purchased Hankook before. The OEM tires were in a different category so I know I can not compare them as it's more apples to oranges. My goal was to achieve all season drivability with minimal loss in performance. The Hankook did not have any reviews when I purchased so I took a chance. I only have 500 miles on the tires but here is what I can tell you. First, the tires are kind of ugly in my opinion, the sidewall is very busy with large lettering, a little NASCAR to me. Tire noise is low, and the tires are light, six pounds lighter than the OEM. The side walls are very soft, almost feel like neoprene, very odd. Tramlining from the OEM tires are gone, they track very straight. The tires do not react very quickly to steering inputs. The turn-in is liner. If you are taking a long turn under acceleration, you can feel the rear end squat and shift reducing driver confidence. I have noticed a significant increase in MPGs in both city and highway driving. Straight line performance is decent, grip fairly well. Decent tire if you are not performance driving, but slightly better than just all season, but not UHP A/S. I will update as the tires break in and/or break down.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta 4XReviewer's Overall Rating: 6

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Manchester, NH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
September 16, 2012

I'm having trouble closing the gap between most other reviews, Tire Racks test of this tire, and my experience. Replaced the OEM Bridgestone Potenza RE92's with these and the ride is a little softer and much quieter, but steering response is terrible. I'm seeing few complaints of this in the reviews, and Tire Rack puts steering response as one of the strong points of the tire, but I can drive down the highway, wiggle the steering wheel, and feel the car yaw like a boat. It's a similar feeling to when I drive my parents 12 yr old Buick LeSabre, not really an acceptable driving characteristic in anything in a "performance" category. Outright grip when cornering and braking seems good, but again, any steering inputs mid corner result in a delay while the outside tires load up, then the requested change in direction. Maybe I was spoiled by the rock hard sidewalls of the run-flat Bridgestones, but I find it hard to believe all tires in this category behave like this.