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

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Vehicle: 2009 Toyota Highlander
Miles Driven on Tires: 50,000
Location: Big Bend, WI
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Spirited
Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza
Follow-Up Review: 80,000 miles on tires
September 07, 2013
I've now got 80,000 miles on this tire. I like an aggressive ride and can't recall the last time I got over 40,000 on a tire and I've always purchased well reviewed, name brand tires (mostly Michelins and Bridgestones). <br><br>These tires have seen 3 Wisconsin winters, 100 degree summer temperatures, heavy rains, a drought and constant road construction -- they've handled all types of conditions well. I drive over 100 miles per day, mostly highway, and these tires do not disappoint in the least. If there is a downside, it's that these tires are not the 'recommended' size for my vehicle. They seem to get fractionally less gas mileage than the originals but then, they are slightly wider so logically there would be more resistance. Given the longevity, the drop in mileage is easily compensated for.<br><br>The treads are finally down to the point that I will need to replace them before winter. I will be sad to see them go -- they have been very good to me.
Initial Review: 50,000 miles on tires
September 27, 2012

Outstanding tire. The OEM tire on my Toyota Highlander was a Toyo 245/55/19. For those with the same SUV, you know that there are very few choices in tires at that size. The OEM tires were horrible in the snow and only lasted around 25,000 miles. There was no way I was going to put those on again.

I took a shot on these tires, despite the different size, on and now have over 50,000 miles on them. They are very good in the Wisconsin winters. I have not run into a situation where they did not perform well (wet, dry or snow). I take my corners fast and have not ever noticed a squeel or loss of traction. This past year was a rough one on the roads. I've hit numerous potholes, roads under construction, etc and they have held up better than I could possibly expect.

The only downside is that I lost about 2 MPG on these tires -- may be due to the wider tire than OEM or may be due to rolling resistance. I don't know but I don't care. The performance and longevity more than make up for the loss in gas mileage.

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