Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid

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Vehicle: 2007 Toyota Prius Touring
Miles Driven on Tires: 49,000
Location: San Francisco, CA
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Average
Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid
Initial Review: 49,000 miles on tires
December 29, 2011

Good wet and dry traction with long, even treadwear (at 49,000 still safe amount of treadwear) for a reasonable price. Unfortunately, the trade-off is extreme noise and ride discomfort which steadily deteriorates (i.e. gets noisier) as the mileage accumulates. Also noticed a 2-3 mile drop in MPG on the Prius. The noise may not be a major issue for luxury cars where there is more sound insulation, but for my more light-weight Prius, the noise really became more and more annoying until I eventually switched out the tires at 49K despite probably another 3-4K of treadwear left. The contrast with the new Yokohama Envigor is amazing. I can actually actually enjoy the silence of the hybrid when the engine switches off.

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