Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.18
 
 

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
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Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 1,300
Location: Avon, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,300 Miles on Tires
April 11, 2013

Tire size is 205/55-16. I normally do not post reviews this early but in the one month I have been driving this tire it has been through every possible road condition except extreme heat. It has experienced temperatures between 14 and 75 degrees F, heavy snow, extreme downpours, high-speed city driving and long road trips. With less than 500 miles on them, these tires allowed my best ever fuel economy recorded to date on my car during a recent long trip: 38 mpg (previous best was 37.4 on the OEM tires). Amazing wet road grip even on rain-flooded grooved pavement. Only on wet painted lines have I been able to make these break free by getting stupid with the gas pedal. On dry pavement they provide a nice increase in handling precision over the OEM tires. The ride is on the firm side, but not harsh. I run dedicated winter tires ( Bridgestone Blizzaks ) due to the high number of miles I put on the car for work but I did run the Serenity through some of the late winter March storms to hit the Cleveland area. In deep salted slush so common on Cleveland roads they are excellent, actually putting the Blizzaks to shame. But on untreated snow more than 1/2" they lack any amount of lateral traction while cornering and can barely claw through snow in a straight-line. On packed snow expect your traction control and ABS to be constantly working. If snow is a very real part of your winter driving and you rely upon all-season tires to get you through these are not for you. But as a 3-season tire the Serenity Plus is excellent: great wet and dry traction, great fuel economy and decent handling. It can handle the late-spring or early-winter storms and the resulting thick salted slush that is so common throughout North East Ohio roads. I would definitely consider buying these tires again. Mounting these tires have actually caused me to put on hold my plans to trade the car, they made that much of an improvement in the over-all ride and handling.

 

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