With a focus on a smooth and quiet ride, the Serenity name in the Bridgestone line-up has been one of the best. The latest evolution is the Turanza Serenity Plus. Released earlier this year, expectations are high for another winner from Bridgestone, who focused on improving treadlife, fuel economy, wet traction and winter weather performance.
A quiet ride is achieved through various elements of the asymmetric tread design. Resonance Noise Attenuated silencer grooves help to trap noise in the pattern elements. Extended sub platforms increase pressure on the tread block edges to provide less vibration and distortion. By having different patterns across the face of the tire, you get optimized performance, handling and ride characteristics in various conditions. The use of high angle lug grooves helps evacuate water, while silica in the compound increases flexibility to improve wet traction.
Treadlife improvements are gained by optimizing the footprint, or contact patch, resulting in more of the tread on the ground at all steering angles to provide even wear. Bridgestone also uses proprietary polymer technologies to provide a long lasting, yet comfortable tire. Backed by an industry leading warranty package, the H-rated version feature an astonishing 80,000-mile treadlife warranty, while the V-rated option comes with a 75,000-mile warranty and the W-rated coming in at 50,000 miles.
With the tire being so new, feedback is currently limited. However, what has been received has been glowing, take a look:
"WOW! For the price of a new set of tires I am driving a new car." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2009 Volvo XC70
"The most dramatic difference is the ride comfort and smoothness of this tire. The noise level was minimal..." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2011 Subaru Legacy
Available in a variety of sizes and speed ratings, shop by vehicle to see if the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus is right for your application.