Bridgestone Dueler HL 400
Bridgestone Dueler HL 400 Reviews (newest first) - Page 1
Tire came standard in the Subaru Forester XT (245hp version) and worn evenly with a tire rotation and balancing every 6-months. Used this tire over 5 years and clocked in almost 25k km with about 20-30% useable tread left. A few spirited driving on hard acceleration and quick stopping. Tire losses grip over tight corners (mountain road), but I see it more of the compact SUV higher centre of gravity. Satisfied overall, but looking to see if another alternative (like Michelin PS4SUV will be better).
These were the factory tires from Subaru and many reviews rate them poorly. I found the tires to be very good in the rain and resistant to hydroplaning. Dry performance deteriorated as the tire wore and when driving and accelerating hard around the same corner to get home they started to slip more. Snow performance was much better than I expected even when half worn, I was able to drive through about 6 inches of wet heavy snow without issue. Braking on icy conditions was acceptable. I found the tire transmitted a lot of road noise into the car and at highway speeds was quite loud. Again as the tire wore it seemed as the tires ride was getting harsher. I sold the car at 33,000 KM and the tyres were at about 40% left I don’t think they are best in class but they are a good all around tire with very good wet and good snow capabilities.