The New Low Rolling Resistance Bridgestone Ecopia EP422

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by Marshall Wisler

Designed with fuel economy in mind, the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 reduces the amount of resistance to the road surface for a smooth ride and cost savings at the pump. While I have never been a fan of promising huge mileage bumps, the change of even one mile per gallon can offer a significant savings over the tires' life. 

The Ecopia EP422 is developed for the drivers of coupes, sedans, minivans and small crossover vehicles looking for year-round traction, handling and comfort with reduced environmental impact. Ecopia EP422 tires also help enhance fuel economy by reducing tire rolling resistance along with the vehicle's carbon dioxide (C02) emissions while delivering year-round, all-season traction, even in light snow.

This tire, which has been highly rated by consumers, seems to work well as a competitively priced Grand Touring All-Season. The tire features a symmetrical tread pattern, which I favor over others due to its rotational ability and likeliness to generate less noise as the tire wears. See what drivers are saying about the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 and why it's well received by our customers:

"A fantastic, inexpensive tire. Tires are quiet, have great traction and help deliver great mileage. I have experienced no problems in highway driving, turning or braking. They are so good I will probably get them for my compact SUV. I could not be happier with these tires, especially considering the price." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2010 Toyota Prius IV

"I would give these tires a 9.5/10 on all counts. Quiet, smooth, brakes well on dry and wet surfaces. The cornering is good given the size and suspension of the car. I also put these tires on a 2009 Scion xB and the wear on both cars has been excellent. I have the tires rotated and alignment checked every oil change. I highly recommend the Ecopia tires." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review 2007 Toyota Avalon XLS

"My Jetta drives like a different car since the switch from the stock Bridgestone tires. Much quieter and more comfortable ride and feels more stable over rough surfaces. Highway fuel economy has increased from a range of 42-44 MPG to a range of 44-47 MPG. Traction in heavy traffic at 65-75 mph in a heavy downpour was impressive considering the obvious hydroplaning other vehicles were experiencing (I pulled out of traffic as soon as I found a diner and waited for the rain to let up). -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L

Available in 32 sizes ranging from 15"-18" this tire is designed to fit the needs of most light duty passenger vehicles and select SUVs. 

 

 

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