Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

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Vehicle: 2013 Acura TL SH-AWD with Advance Package
Miles Driven on Tires: 1,800
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus
Follow-Up Review: 5,000 miles on tires
June 20, 2013
Well after 6000+ miles, I cannot be happier (and my wife). Still has a silky smooth ride and near silent road noise. I have done a good amount 300+ mile trips to see my elderly mom. I have driven rural highways and interstates during massive snowstorm in May and rainstorms in June. <br>Each time, I was amazed with snow and rain traction for an all season tire. It was rock solid during a snow dumping and flash flood downpour. Honestly, I have had times where I slowed down on purpose because I did not want citation for driven faster than the conditions. Everyone was driving slow and I was still near the speed limit because I felt total control over the conditions. No joke. I am spirited driver however I always error on safe side due to conditions. <br><br>So my 5k recap on Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus<br>----- <br>Incredibly smooth ride and very quiet. Amazing traction in the rain (A++). Good traction in the snow, doesnt match Winter tire though. Treadwear after 5k miles, tires look like new. <br>Extremely happy with this tire purchase. <br> --Stop reading this and PURCHASE these TIRES!!
Initial Review: 1,800 miles on tires
March 23, 2013

I could not stand the lacking quality of OE tires (Eagle RS-A) So after I bought my car, I sold off my OE (40 miles on them) and bought a new set of tires. I ended with Bridgestone Turenza Serenity Plus and could not be happier.

There is a huge difference between Ultra High Performance and GT(grand touring) All season tires with 19 rims. You are trading off nimble and aggressive traction for a far better ride and sound characteristic. Since I have AWD I figured I was not losing much.

What I was after, that OE tires did not supply, was a smooth/quiet ride with solid all-season traction without changing to 17 or 18 rims. I was told that was impossible with AWD car however those bloggers were wrong. My stock size was 245/40 r19 so I went with a plus 0 size, 255/40 R19 to gain better ride. I gained maybe 7mm of sidewall and whammo it worked.

First off 255/40 R 19 recommended rim size was 8.5 to 10 and my stock rims were 19x8. I checked with numerous resources and posts/discussions of people that did the same thing, what I found was that it was fine.

Initially I tried Continentals DWS 245/40 R19 (was no 255/40 option) and loved their traction. Yet the ride was too sporty, granted they were far better than OE tires. Then I was talked into Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus in 255/40 R 19 (Ultra High Perf All season) - Traction and control were great however the tires were noisy & ride quality was not quite what I wanted.

So I then tried Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus (Grand Touring All-Season) in 255/40 R 19. Talk about night and day, these tires have solid dry, wet and snow traction with unbelievable silent/silky smooth ride. My wife could not believe it. She said, I felt like I was driving a totally different model of TL! Seriously, I highly recommend these tires.

Sidenote: 2013 Acura TL SH-AWD Advanced package - If you want a far smoother ride, change your stock 245/40 R19 tires to these Bridgestones in 255/40 r19. Trust me, pure silky awesomeness.

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