BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport Review

BFGoodrich Advantage T-A Sport

This is the review of the Advantage T/A Sport from BFGoodrich.

It encompasses accurate information about the Advantage T/A Sport. We have carefully researched the manufacturer’s stats, real users’ reviews, and experts’ thoughts based on drive test to develop this article. We hope it helps in your next tire purchase.

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

Conclusion:

The Advantage T/A Sport is an ideal tire to tour all season. It provides responsive handling and traction even in inclement weather. It can be driven by owners of SUVs, light trucks, and Crossovers on highways, tracks, and occasionally off-road.  However, it has a short tread life and reduces in performance as the tire wears down.

Pros

  • Dry weather grip
  • Responsive handling
  • Good looking

Cons

  • Poor wet traction
  • Short tread life
  • Loud
  • Uneven tire wear

In this review, we will analyze the tire’s performance in all seasons. This includes its grip, cornering ability, and stopping distance. You also get to learn about the tires’ durability, price, available sizes, and, most importantly, the vehicles it is built for.

So keep reading as we give more information about the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport.

Overview

The Advantage T/A Sport is one of BFGoodrich’s reliable touring all-season tires. It sits at number 8 among 41 tires in its category. It is designed to be driven in dry, wet, and even snow conditions with adequate traction. And give drivers confidence even in inclement weather. It comes marked with the three-peak mountain snow symbol, making it fit to be driven in snow.

The Advantage T/A Sport is built for drivers of SUVs, Crossovers, and light trucks. It is available in sizes 15-20 with T, V, and H speed ratings. Not a low-budget tire, but an affordable tire for drivers who desire all-year-round traction.

Performance

Wet

According to users’ reviews, the tires performed impressively in wet conditions. They could go through standing water with little or no resistance and no wheel pull, even at a speed of 20-30mph. Thanks to the wide circumferential grooves, which remove water from the tire through the contact patch to improve hydroplane resistance. 

The 3D sipes also help in creating biting edges for improved wet traction. However, while it is resistant to hydroplaning, it isn’t perfect. One must drive slowly to beat hydroplane. 

When the roads are wet (even slightly), users say the tires fishtail and spin at every stoplight or stop sign. Even when starting slowly from a stop, the tires still slide.  For others, it slips when accelerating hard from a stopping point. 

But a user said when the road is fully wet, that is, with water on the pavement, the tires perform acceptably. Though some users said the tires do not lose traction when accelerating on their AWD. Some users say it engages ABS in the wet, even on an AWD

Other users noted that when the tires were new (before 5k miles, some after 20-25k miles), they were great on wet surfaces. However, as they get older, users experience a lot of slippage on wet surfaces, whether accelerating or decelerating.

Dry

According to most users, the tires perform amazingly on dry roads regardless of the temperature or age.  Traction and grip are near perfect, they said. However, many said that was not surprising since most tires perform well in the dry.

Snow

The tires, according to users, were excellent in the snow. They can go through up to 6 inches of fresh snow without issues. They can also go through light snow on both 2WD and 4WD. Light snow traction is possible because of the 3D sipes that create more biting edges to increase snow traction.

For others, it was a different story. Some users said that the tires had no traction in snow. They can’t grip or hold anything in the snow having more than an inch. And if you have a 2WD truck, don’t bother driving through the snow; you will slide. On ice, there was no traction either.

However, some users say they were only able to go through the snow with their AWD and with the help of their traction control. For others, the tires were spectacular in the first 20-25k miles on snow. However, after putting in more miles, the tires started hydroplaning. 

Braking distance

Users’ reviews note that the tires brakes adequately. However, on wet surfaces, it slides when braking, even in a 4WD. However, the tires, according to other users, brake impressively in the wet when on an AWD. 

But it could be a disaster when driving a 2WD. Thus, bringing the Continental CrossContact LX25 on top here, as it has shorter braking in the wet and dry with enough traction.

Handling

Some users said the tires were responsive

in both dry and wet conditions and would corner excellently even when pushed hard.

Others noted that the tires in damp conditions lose traction and slide when cornering, even at a normal speed.

The tirerack.com comparison test, however, reveals that Continental CrossContact LX25 gives crisper handling than the BF Goodrich.

A user said when cornering on downhills at highway speeds, the tires felt they were going to break away. He, however, found out the tires were a few pounds overinflated. But after bringing it down to the required pressure, he still almost lost control at 70mph on highways. He, however, resorted to driving around 60mph and below to restore and retain control. 

Cornering in both wet and dry conditions on the Continental CrossContact LX25 is even better, according to tirerack comparison test.

Noise and comfort

According to users, the tires had no noticeable road noise, even with an aggressive tread. A user noted that even while driving at 70-80mph, the tires were absolutely quiet. Another user said the tires were quiet on highways but noisy on broken or concrete roads. 

Users noted the tires were the smoothest and most comfortable they have ever driven. But not as quiet and comfortable as the Continental CrossContact LX25, as revealed by tirerack.com comparison test.

For others, it was different. Many users said the tires were loud and could hardly hear other passengers talking in their car. The tire noise took away their ride comfort, they said.

Durability

The Advantage T/A Sport comes with a six-year or 65k mileage warranty for tires rated T and H. The tires with a V speed rating come with a six-year or 60k mileage warranty. Users, however, get half mileage for rear tires if they differ from the sizes of the front tires. This was supposed to keep buyers happy.

However, users noted the tires do not live up to the life expectancy as promised by Goodrich. The highest most of them put in was 35k miles while some 45k miles.  A user said after paying such an amount, he expected the tires to last more than 43k miles. Additionally. They also said the tires do not wear evenly even with constant rotation.

Another user said that only after 25k miles, the center tread had eaten up to 2/32 even with rotation every 7500 miles. He couldn’t qualify for a mileage warranty because the outer tread surface still had 4/32 of tread

However, for some, the tires are still ok and have a lot of treads even at 30k miles and wore evenly, and noted tire rotation helped. 

Thanks to the symmetric tread design housing the all-season tread compound that makes rotation easy to prevent an uneven tear. A user noted that the tires from the time of purchase till their present condition had performed the same way. 

Price

The Advantage T/A Sport has a starting price of $136, with the largest size sold for $231. Many users loved the tire’s overall performance and stated that the tire was worth the price. However, some users were not impressed with the cost compared to its performance, especially the durability.

Many complaints from reviewers were about the tire’s durability. Some said having paid such an amount for a tire, they expected the tires to last to their life expectancy of 60 or 65k miles.

Other things to note

The Advantage T/A Sport had conflicting real user reviews. Many were pleased with the tire’s dry and wet traction, quietness, and cornering traction. Others note the tires were loud, had terrible wet traction, and lost traction when cornering.

But what we noticed was, most people who liked the tire’s wet traction, quietness, and cornering traction were users who had put in only a few miles. Most of the users that complained about road-noise, poor wet traction, cornering traction, and road noise were those who had put in nothing less than 25k miles.

While many complained of a reduction in gas mileage, few users noted that they had improved gas mileage with these tires. But these were users who had put in 1k miles or more

Recommendation

The Advantage T/A Sport is a good tire from BFGoodrich. Performance all-season is apt and will give you desired ride comfort. It, however, performs well while new. As it wears, performance reduces.  But overall, the tire is a good bang for the buck.

Many users loved the tire’s performance in dry and wet conditions, including how quiet it is. However, most users, especially those who had put in many miles, were disappointed. The tires were great in the dry but performed poorly in wet or snow conditions with the tires very loud. The tires at the end had a recommendation score of 7.7 out of 10.

According to tirerack.com comparison test, the tires were great in most weather except for wet conditions. They wished Goodrich could improve in the wet traction. The test, however, revealed that the Continental CrossContact LX25 was a better option. As it stands as an all-weather contender most users will like.

The Continental CrossContact LX25 is, however, more expensive than the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport. While the Advantage T/A Sport has a starting price of $136, the Continental CrossContact LX25 starts at  $172

Conclusion

The Advantage T/A Sport is a great tire. And we would recommend it for drivers who want an excellent all-weather performance without thinking much about durability. And more importantly, you will enjoy these tires on an AWD or 4WD when they are still fresh.

However, other great tires in this category that provide better all-weather performance include the Continental CrossContact LX25. What truly limited the Advantage T/A Sport is the fact that performance is not constant throughout the tire’s life and works more effectively on AWD/4WD.