BFGoodrich Advantage Control Review

BFGoodrich Advantage Control

This is a review of the BF Goodrich Advantage Control Tire.

Having a dependable set of tires is as important for your safety as it is for your vehicle. Knowing what tires will provide dependability, durability, and quality you can trust can be difficult to determine with so many options on the market.

We’ve taken the guess work out of whether or not the BF Goodrich Advantage Control tire is suitable for your needs by performing in depth research into the manufacturer, the model, and user reviews.

Don’t have time to read everything? Here’s a quick summary of our review as well as pros & cons listed.

Conclusion:

In our research we've found that, overall, the BF Goodrich Advantage Control tire is great in terms of noise reduction and hydroplaning prevention. However, these tires may also have some room for improvement when it comes to quick turns or heavy weather conditions.

Pros

  • Firm handling
  • Good noise reduction capabilities
  • Impressive moisture-wicking technology features that can help prevent hydroplaning

Cons

  • Less efficient at quick turns and braking on wet roads
  • Not the best tire for snow, icy, or slippery conditions

In this article, we’ll lay out the details of the Advantage Control tire, talk about the benefits of this model, and find out what tire experts and real customers are saying about it. Our summary is based on the data and research we’ve compiled from trusted testers. 

Keep reading for information on this tire and why we recommend it. 

BF Goodrich Advantage Control Tires: An Overview

BFGoodrich Advantage Control tires are the next step beyond BFGoodrich’s Advantage T/A Sport (2016) and Advantage T/A Sport LT (2017). In comparison with its precursors, the Advantage Control tire has better braking and a Next Generation g-Wedge Sidewall Stabilizer to help make your ride smoother and quieter. 

The Advantage Control is a broad line, mid-price, tier two All-Season Grand Touring tire, specializing in traction for wet or light winter conditions. Though not the most high-end tire out there, it is durable and gives you a comfortable drive. Advantage Control tires are great for sedans, SUVs, crossovers, or coupes. 

BF Goodrich Advantage Control Tire Reviews

BF Goodrich Advantage control tires were tested both on the road and on the track. They were tested under various real and simulated weather and driving conditions to get the best breakdown of their strengths and weaknesses.

Performance

These tires scored well in overall performance, especially among customers who switched to Advantage Control after having used a different brand. Consumer reviews on tirerack.com report a more luxurious-feeling ride, better control, and longer tire life. 

On wet roads, the Advantage Control tires did a good job maintaining power on straight roads but were found lacking when it came to breaking and maneuvering the slippery areas of the road at higher speeds. 

For dry tracks, the tires excelled in braking and cornering traction. They also provided good ride quality with comfort, although they were not the least noisy tires tested. 

As of yet, there have been no released snow tests for the Advantage Control. However, as this tire is an All-Season specimen, it is only a matter of time for these tests to come about.

The Advantage lagged behind some other brands in tests for braking traction as well but still provided a safe and reasonable braking experience. Their unique tire technology makes for responsive handling in many everyday driving conditions. Their braking distance at 50 MPH was 90.7 feet in dry conditions and 123.50 feet in wet conditions.

Handling

Thanks to the increased stability in the tires’ walls from the Next Generation g-Wedge Sidewall Stabilizer, the Advantage Control feels sturdier than other models. The tires prevent jarring and uncomfortable bumps, helping you feel more in control.

Unlike other tires, Advantage Control tires have no discernable sharpness.

Noise and Comfort 

Road noise is one of the main issues when shoppers are looking into a touring tire. Excessive noise can be irritating when driving longer distances. There has been some criticism of BF Goodrich over the years for their tire noise issues. 

For a long while, the company focused on durability over luxury but has now begun to take measures to actively reduce noise. Testers were generally happy with the level of noise protection these tires offer. While the Advantage Control tires did create a bit of white noise in the background, it wasn’t found to be intrusive to the passengers in the cabin. 

When road testing BFGoodrich advantage control tires, testers found that the tires provided a nice firm ride that made riders feel connected to the road beneath them. While they could feel pavement imperfections at times, the tires provided enough shock absorption to keep the ride feeling comfortable.

Durability

The Advantage Control comes with a 6-year 75,000-mile warranty. It is a fairly durable and dependable tire. Because these tires have not been on the market for very long, we can’t claim whether or not they live up their 75,000 mile hype. However, for drivers who live in milder climates with smoother roads, the Advantage Control tire should last a long time.

Price

The price of the BF Goodrich Advantage Control tire ranges from $106.99  to $229.99, making them a relatively economical tire choice, considering the features you get with them. 

Special Features

A generous amount of silica in the tire rubber helps it grip the road efficiently in wet conditions. There are also some unique design features. 

Advantage Control tires feature “Aqua-Flume technology,” a series of curved grooves that wick away water as the tire makes contact with the road surface. Some of these grooves are curved in a specific way that makes them more effective at dispersing water and also helps to lessen excessive noise on the road. 

BFGoodrich engineers the sidewalls of the Advantage Control tires with a stabilizing design known as a G-Wedge”. This type of wedge helps your vehicle handle more smoothly, allowing for better responsiveness and crisp turns. 

Advantage Control in Tests

When road testing BFGoodrich advantage control tires, testers found that the tires provided a nice firm ride that made riders feel connected to the road beneath them. While they could feel pavement imperfections at times, the tires provided enough shock absorption to keep the ride feeling comfortable.

Testers were generally happy with the level of noise protection these tires offer. While the Advantage Control tires did create a bit of white noise in the background, it wasn’t found to be intrusive to the passengers in the cabin. 

Recommendations 

The Advantage Control is a perfectly fine Grand Touring All-Season tire, especially for the price. Users who switch to Advantage Control complement its stable feel and smooth ride. Though it accelerates well in wet and slippery conditions, it does not steer or brake as well as other models. 

For other Grand Touring All-Season tires, the Yokohama AVID Ascend GT and the Vredestein Hi Trac All-Season performed better in all conditions, with better steering and braking on wet roads. All three tires are roughly the same cost, though you can find the Yokohama AVID Ascend GT for slightly cheaper, while the Vredestein Hi Trac All-Season is generally more expensive.

Final Evaluation

Both professional road testers and real customers have good things to say about BF Goodrich Advantage control tires. 

Between the unique engineering of the tire surface and the enduring quality assurance of the BF Goodrich name, the Advantage Control is an excellent choice when you’re in the market for all-season touring tires. These are good all-around tires that are designed to offer a satisfying balance of year-round traction, a comfortable ride, and reasonable tread life. 

References

Kelley Blue Book Official Guide

BFGoodrich Wikipedia

Consumer Reviews

TireRack Tests

BFGoodrich Tires launches Advantage Control

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