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Bridgestone Turanza T001

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The Bridgestone Turanza T001 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars. Below is data from 27 tyre reviews averaging 73% over 159,200 miles driven.

Bridgestone Turanza T001
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Size Price Range  
195/65 R15 £43.97 - £128.31 (17 prices)
205/55 R16 £54.49 - £152.45 (30 prices)
225/45 R17 £73.42 - £197.93 (14 prices)
225/40 R18 £81.87 - £261.37 (6 prices)
Available in 43 tyre sizes - View all.

Bridgestone Turanza T001 Reviews

Given 0% (breakdown) while driving a Renault R8 (185-60-14-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 2,000 spirited miles
185/60-14 is a bit of an obsolescent size in Australia & these seemed the best of a bad available bunch as rears for my R8. My main criterion was lateral wet grip as I assumed (from past experience with other tyres) that any sloppiness of structure could be compensated for by increased pressure. The poor test results on wet braking didn't concern me as the rear of the R8 has no tendency to lock up.
They grip well in the wet & in the dry but have a frighteningly sloppy structure. Nor was that able to be tautened adequately by increased pressure. I ended up modifying the rear suspension to better suit the tyres (softer springs for less weight transfer & more-ve camber) & it's now an acceptable situation but I'll not buy again.
Not recommended for anyone who wants even a vague approximation of a taut structure.
tyre reviewed on January 12, 2015   
Given 74% (breakdown) while driving a Honda Civic EX 1.6 VTEC (205-55-16-V)
Driving on track for 0 spirited miles
I think they are OK . As good as the yokohama c drive which was equipped just before this one
tyre reviewed on December 1, 2014   
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Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota Auris (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 4,000 average miles
No Comments Left
tyre reviewed on October 17, 2014   
Given 36% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Cmax (205-55-16-)
Driving on mostly town for 6,000 average miles
Had these tyres twice. I bought a full set, I still have the two rear ones, they are wearing well. The front ones only lasted me 7 months. I put it down to my driving and gave them a 2nd chance. The new ones are 6 months in and I'll be lucky to get another 2 months. I also found them quite noisy and slippy. The grip isn't great. In short, they are fine for the back but definetly not the front.
tyre reviewed on September 8, 2014   
Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus mk2 (205-55-16-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 8,000 average miles
No Comments Left
tyre reviewed on April 30, 2014   
Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus mk2 (205-55-16-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
No Comments Left
tyre reviewed on April 15, 2014   
Given 66% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus mk2 (205-55-16-W)
Driving on mostly motorways for 10,000 average miles
I had two of these tyres fitted at the front 6 months ago (start of June). On testing, breaking in wet and dry (in a straight line) they seem to perform OK (although it's a bit hard to compare really).

Tyres are down to 6mm tread. So assuming 8mm from new, they are wearing at roughly 2mm/10,000 miles (50/50 motorway/Urban). So should last 30,000 miles before hitting the 2mm mark. Average?

The only problem I have with these types how they affect the handling of the car whilst turning. You don't seem to get very much feedback from the road. It almost feels like the tyres aren't gripping the road properly or are resting on jelly (I am not saying they aren't gripping you just don't get that positive feedback). It is very easy to turn the steering wheel, but I find it quite disconcerting.

However, the tyre is designed as 'touring' tyre (the T in the T001 indicates this), so maybe this is 'by design' (it's very easy on the arms on long and winding roads).

I hope that this tyre isn't the result of tailoring design to the EU (grip and economy) ratings at the expense of handling...

I probably wouldn't recommend them due to the road handing issues I experienced.

This is my opinion from a non expert.

So make up your own mind about them...


tyre reviewed on December 6, 2013   
Given 66% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus mk2 (205-55-16-W)
Driving on mostly motorways for 12,000 average miles
No Comments Left
tyre reviewed on December 6, 2013   
Given 64% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus (195-65-15-H)
Driving on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
I don't feel safe with these tyres, on dry and especially on the wet. I thought it will be better. Won't buy again.
tyre reviewed on November 26, 2013   
Given 59% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A3 (205-55-16-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 15,000 average miles
These tyres give good handling and feel but do not last anywhere near as long as a premium brand tyre should. These only lasted 8 months and 15k. The majority of which is spent driving on motorway.
tyre reviewed on November 25, 2013   

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