This review of the Bridgestone Alenza Sport A/S tire can help you determine if it’s the right tire for your vehicle.
To create this review, we have looked closely at comparisons to similar tires and reviews from people who have put these tires on their vehicles. Unfortunately, we were unable to find any tire tests involving the Alenza Sport A/S tires.
Don’t have time to read everything? Here’s a quick summary of our review as well as pros & cons listed.
After looking at how this tire performs and the experiences of people who have used these tires, we’re impressed with how well it handles, its traction in wet and dry conditions, and how quiet it is on the road. Unfortunately, it performs poorly in snow and ice, and the tires aren’t very durable.
Our review covers all the details that led us to our conclusions about the Bridgestone Alenza Sport A/S tire. We’ll look more closely at what this tire does best, how it performs, how it handles, noise, comfort, durability, and price.
Read on to learn more about the Bridgestone Alenza Sport A/S tire.
Bridgestone Alenza Sport A/S Overview
The Bridgestone Alenza Sport A/S tire is a crossover/SUV touring all-season tire. It’s a low-profile tire with a large rim diameter that can give a boost to your vehicle’s appearance while providing the versatility of an all-season tire. The tire comes in sizes from 17 to 21 inches.
Tirerack.com consumer surveys rate this tire #28 out of 46 crossover/SUV touring all-season tires, with only 78% of consumers saying that they would recommend the tire to others. They find that it performs excellently in both wet and dry conditions.
Consumers rated the tire’s comfort as being good. However, they weren’t impressed with the treadwear, and the tire has poor winter performance ratings in both snow and ice.
Bridgestone Alenza Sport A/S Performance Breakdown
Let’s look more closely at the details related to the performance of Bridgestone Alenza Sport A/S tires.
The Bridgestone Alenza Sport A/S has excellent traction in both wet and dry conditions, handles like a dream around corners and at top speeds, and provides a comfortable and quiet ride.
However, its performance in winter weather conditions and its traction over time leaves a lot to be desired.
Consumers rated the tire’s performance on wet surfaces as being good for both wet traction and hydroplaning resistance.
While the tires perform well in wet conditions when they’re new, the traction reduces significantly as you put more mileage on the tires and the treads wear down. At 28,000 miles on the tires, one reviewer said that the smallest amount of precipitation causes the tires to lose traction. Another said that their hydroplaning resistance deteriorated at 20,000 miles to the point of being fearful of driving on them.
These tires perform excellently in dry conditions. Consumers gave it top ratings for traction, steering response, and cornering stability.
The tire’s winter performance appears to be very poor. Consumers found that it got the best traction in light snow, with poor traction in deep snow, and even worse traction in slush and ice.
Even with just 3 inches of snow, one reviewer couldn’t get their vehicle out of the driveway and had to put auto/snow socks on the tires.
The tires have a good grip at high speeds and around turns when owners put their vehicle in sports mode. Owners of the tire say that cornering with these tires feels very secure.
Noise and Comfort
Most consumers found the ride quality to be good and their ride to be quiet. One tire owner said that he heard no road noise from the tires going 85 mph on an interstate. However, another reported hearing some tread noise in an otherwise quiet vehicle.
Consumers liked that the tires provide a very smooth ride for a heavy vehicle.
To determine a tire’s durability, it’s often helpful to look at the warranty to determine how long the manufacturer thinks that it should last. While there’s no mileage warranty on them, the manufacturer does offer a five-year warranty for workmanship and materials. They also offer a free replacement if they fail in the first three years and then prorate until worn to 2/32”.
Most drivers drive 12,000 to 15,000 miles a year, and most tires last 50,000-60,000 miles per year. Unfortunately, most reviewers for the Alenza Sport A/S tires report getting between 15,000 to 21,000 miles from these tires, which means that they’re only lasting the average driver around a year.
One reviewer said that the tires noticeably cupped within the first 5,000 miles. Cupping tends to occur from having misaligned tires, worn suspension and shocks, and unbalanced tires. However, it’s more likely to happen in lower-quality tires.
The tires cost between $160 and $260, depending on the source. This price is similar to the price of other tires in the crossover/SUV touring all-season tire category.
Recommendations & Conclusions
Overall, this all-season tire doesn’t perform that well in all seasons, which seems to be one of the main reasons that consumers at Tirerack.com aren’t quick to recommend it.
It does handle well and has great traction in wet and dry conditions as long as the treads haven’t worn down. Unfortunately, the tire seems to wear out at around 20,000 miles, which can leave you hydroplaning within a year or so of purchase.
One plus is that it’s an extremely quiet tire, even at high interstate speeds.
However, the Michelin CrossClimate2, the Pirelli Scorpion AS Plus 3, and the Vredestein Quatrac Pro all handle better in snow and ice, with the Michelin CrossClimate2 proving to have a clear advantage in winter driving conditions. All these tires start at around the same price as the Firestone Alenza Sport A/S.
The Alenza Sport A/S also comes in a run-flat tire (RFT) version, which gets better overall ratings from consumers. Unfortunately, it doesn’t do well in winter precipitation either.
We liked that the Bridgestone Alenza Sport A/S is a quiet tire that gets excellent traction in both dry and wet-weather conditions. It also handles well at top speeds.
However, there are better all-weather tire options for your crossover or SUV touring vehicle if you live in an area that usually gets snow or ice, including the Michelin CrossClimate2, the Pirelli Scorpion AS Plus 3, and the Vredestein Quatrac Pro.
Overall, this tire is a good choice in areas that don’t get winter precipitation. It handles great, sounds great, and has excellent traction. Nevertheless, the treads wear quickly, and you’ll probably find yourself replacing them far sooner than you should.