Bridgestone A001

Dry Grip 92%
Wet Grip 93%
Road Feedback 89%
Handling 80%
Wear 85%
Comfort 83%
Buy again 93%
Snow Grip 45%
Ice Grip 45%

The Bridgestone A001 is a High Performance All Season tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Bridgestone Weather Control A005

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Tyre review data from 46 tyre reviews averaging 78% over 512,216 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2016 ADAC All Season Tyre Test - 6th of 7 tyres

  • Negative - Very weak in the dry and on snow, high fuel consumption

2016 ACE All Season Tyre Test - 10th of 10 tyres

2015 Auto Express All Season Tyre Test - 6th of 6 tyres

  • Overall - As the first all season tyre to prioritise wet and dry grip over snow at launch in 2013, the Bridgestone A001 was a good option for the UK climate. Sadly, this was over three years ago, and the competition has moved the game on. Finishing last overall in the snow, and near last in the wet and dry handling tests, the A001 only managed to well in the cabin noise and aquaplaning tests. Had the test included wear we expect the Bridgestone will have scored well in this category.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
185/60 R14 82H   F B 72 7.23kgs
185/65 R15 88H   F C 72 7.84kgs
215/55 R16 93V   F B 72 9.68kgs
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Top Bridgestone A001 Review

Given 84% while driving a Hyundai (175/65 R14) on mostly country roads for 300 spirited miles
Had them since Oct.Been brilliant in heavy rain and some muddy surfaces.
Good on frosty/icy days.Some noise but can live with that.Mpg down by 3-4%,but can accept as feel much safer.Have impressed two others who went off to get some!
15 - tyre reviewed on February 2, 2015   

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BMW 1 series (225/40 R18) on mostly town for 2,000 spirited miles
Fitted these to my m140 and they have transformed the car for winter, it is no longer a risk drive in freezing conditions. grip in the wet is impressive even at sub 5 degree temps. Dry grip is very good, not at a disadvantage from a summer tyre. Noise and comfort are good. I strongly recommend especially for rear wheel drive from Oct-April
0 - tyre reviewed on December 4, 2019   
Given 42% while driving a Skoda Octavia estate (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 8,000 average miles
Mixed driving including all weathers in rural Norfolk, UK. Generally ok but handling vague. However, had to brake really hard at 65 mph on a dual carriageway under normal load, dry road, correct pressures, and very scary. Car snaked and almost lost control. They were fitted standard by Skoda and the Octavia estate is only a year old and less than 8000 miles. Would not buy again and about to change to Michelin Crossclimate. Remember years ago having Bridgestones on my Honda motorbike and had to change them too due to poor handling.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 20, 2019   
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Given 83% while driving a Volvo V70 2.5 (195/60 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
Scotland - Volvo V70 - an excellent tyre well suited to the northern climate.
Wet grip is excellent in winter and summer, and deep water at speed doesn't upset them. You can fly into a cold wet roundabout and nothing scary will happen, they stick and keep on trying at the limit – i.e. progressive. Summer wet grip is also excellent with no apparent degradation in grip.
Never got stuck in snow, not that they've had to deal with a lot of it.
Also excellent in the dry, the only time I noticed any “squidging up” was on a hot summer's day down in Kent when the tarmac temp must have been in the high 30s.
Steering response remains good with only a little tread-block “wibble-wobble” (the sort you can get with blocky tread patterns, as experienced in greater amounts on other all-season tyres). You might notice it a bit on a performance car.
They are well worn down now but still excellent wet grip, no increase in noise or any rumbling. As for noise, a wee bit noisier and you get a bit of whirring in fast corners.
I'd buy them again but will try the Michelin cross-climates, just to see if that makes any difference to the steering response.

I suppose an acid test is this – in light snow/ice I take this car rather than my Toyota RAV4 (4x4) as the Volvo on the Bridgestones steers/stops noticeably better than the RAV4 on it's Kuhmo summers – I'd say for snow traction the RAV4 on its summers/4wd is equal to the Bridgestones on 2wd. (Note though the RAV4's tyres are too wide for snow, but it does have a ride height benefit which makes a difference on deeper stuff). I wish the Bridgestones came in the RAV4's wheel size - I'd put them straight on...
3 - tyre reviewed on January 17, 2016   
Given 86% while driving a Renault Scenic (185/65 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
These are decent tyres.

One word review? Neutral.

Three word review? Neutral, safe, predictable.

If you wish to know more, read on...

I havent found the reported handling attributes or supposed masses of wet grip but what I did find was a balanced, neutral tyre, safe in all areas that wears fairly well and is better than reported in snow and ice.

Snow performance on the front driving wheels was never tested, but on the back they proved to be a godsend and a nuisance, depending on how you looked at things... What I mean by this is that they were bloody good, never stepping out, locking up, being nervous, and should you wish to touch the handbrake it was like throwing anchor! This is where the nuisance part comes in. When it snows, I like to find somewhere out of the way to play and/or practice car control... these ruined that as any attempt to invoke a slide resulted in the car slowing down rapidly with the slightest of rear movement which would instantly pull back in line with the rest of the vehicle. Once, just once, I managed almost a 180, and I had to do 20+mph before throwing the car round and pulling the handbrake. It still pretty much stopped the car dead and overwhelmed the front Dunlop winter tyres, making almost as much movement at the front of the vehicle than the rear...

Wet and dry behaviour has been tested on both ends of the car, and is good. Nothing more to say really than that, just good! I'd like to say they were excellent, dynamic, really good in 'x' area but I can't. The handling is neutral, not sharp with crisp turn-in, but not sloppy and mushy either. They are safe and secure in wet weather, stable in the dry. They do however shift a lot of water, and are very predictable.

Wear has been good, I bought them 3 years ago and are currently residing at the back of the car showing probably just shy of 3mm tread after being on the car almost constantly since purchase, 4 months off and 5 months on the front during this period.

In a nutshell, if you want a neutral, safe, predictable tyre that will be there for you all year you can do a lot worse, but in the summer upfront you'll feel the all season thing as you round the bends or come to a stop.

I'd have some more for sure if they came at a silly price or free, but I'd buy something else otherwise because I like sharp handling and better tread behaviour in the dry.
1 - tyre reviewed on September 19, 2015   

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