BFGoodrich Advantage Control Review
Best Grand Touring Tire for Comfort and Performance
The BFGoodrich Advantage Control is a grand touring all-season tire designed for coupe, sedan, crossover, and SUV drivers looking for a confident yet safe ride. It has excellent dry and wet traction, as well as a smooth ride and a long tread life.
That is, at least, what BFGoodrich promises drivers. But how does it perform in practice? This review delves into the specifics and the tire model’s strengths and weaknesses.
So, let’s get into it and see what this tire has to offer!
Below is a summary of the BFGoodrich Advantage Control’s specifications:
Category: Grand touring all-season
Vehicle fit: Coupes, sedans, crossovers, and SUVs
Available Sizes: 14”, 15”, 16”, 17”, 18”, 19”, 20”
Severe Snow Rated (3PMSF): No
Warranty: 65,000 Miles (V or W-Speed Rated) 75,000 Miles (H-Speed Rated)
UTQG: 700 AA
- Outstanding traction in wet conditions
- Superior tread life backed by an industry-leading warranty
- Exceptionally quiet ride with little vibration
- Excellent braking ability, no matter the road conditions
- Consistent all-round performance
- Available in a wide range of sizes
- Poor ice and snow performance
- Loss of traction when accelerating
- A bit noisy ride compared to its successors
BFGoodrich Advantage Control Review: Design Features and Technologies
The Advantage Control has a sophisticated, all-season tread compound with silica enhancement that has been sculpted into a symmetric tread pattern with a touring-oriented focus.
The unique pattern design is precisely created to preserve flexibility in various temperatures, improving dry, wet, and winter performance. It also reduces tread noise for a quiet and comfortable ride and minimizes the overall tread wear rate.
Wide circumferential grooves and Aqua-Flume technology consist of a curvilinear groove network to accelerate and distribute water from the contact patch and enhance stability in wet conditions.
The Next Generation g-Wedge Sidewall Stabilizers are another impressive Advantage Control feature. These maintain the tire’s integrity and give drivers precise handling during turns and braking.
Next up is the computer-optimized footprint that enhances ride comfort and reduces road noise. It effectively channels airwaves through the footprint, preventing them from contacting the tread area. This prevents sound waves from being generated, ensuring a quiet performance.
Furthermore, the computer-optimized footprint extends tread life by distributing driving pressure evenly across the tread area.
The Advantage Control’s internal construction includes a two-ply polyester casing for increased comfort and durability. Twin, strong steel belts support the tread package and work in tandem with single nylon reinforcement for dependability and high-speed performance.
BFGoodrich Advantage Control Review: Performance
The BFGoodrich Advantage Control performs admirably on dry roads. The tire grips the road extremely well and keeps your car planted throughout the journey.
This BFGoodrich representative is exceptionally communicative, and you will have no problems handling or cornering at high speeds. Braking distances are also 1.5m shorter than on its predecessor.
If you need a tire with good braking and cornering ability in wet weather, this could be the tire for you.
The Advantage control provides dependable traction, impressive braking, and excellent hydroplaning resistance on wet surfaces.
According to BFGoodrich, this tire’s braking distance is cut by 8 feet on wet surfaces compared to its top rivals, and many consumers support this assertion.
The Advantage Control does a pretty good job in light snow. So, it’ll suffice if you don’t see more than an inch or two of snow.
However, it doesn’t do too well on deep snow or icy roads. This is because the tire has a stiff sidewall and does not have enough 3D sipes.
It’s always best to drive with winter tires if you face deep snow, ice, or slush.
Tread Life and Durability
Thanks to the symmetric and computer-optimized tread pattern, this tire wears evenly. If treadwear is your priority, then the BF Goodrich Advantage Control is your best bet.
To back up the performance, BFGoodrich offers an impressive 65,000-mile treadwear warranty on V and W-speed-rated models and 75,000 miles for H-Speed-rated models.
The symmetric tread design of the Advantage Control makes it less noisy. With the quietness of these tires, you can enjoy a smooth, calm, and comfortable ride.
BFGoodrich Advantage Control Review: Warranty
Treadwear Warranty: 65,000 miles for V and W speed ratings; 75,000 miles for V speed ratings. The warranty is reduced by half if the front and rear axles are different sizes.
Workmanship and Materials Warranty: 6 years or until tread wears out. Free replacement within the first year or 2/32 inch of wear, then prorated to the remaining 2/32 inch of wear.
Uniformity Warranty: First 2/32” wear, limited with 1-year
Manufacturer’s Special Warranty: 60-day satisfaction warranty
BFGoodrich Advantage Control Review: Compatible Vehicles
The BFGoodrich Advantage Control Tires are designed for passenger cars, crossovers, and minivans. They are made to fit a variety of vehicles and wheel sizes.
Some cars that can fit this tire include:
- Chevrolet Equinox
- Ford Escape
- Honda Accord, Civic, Elantra, Tucson
- Ford Escape
The Advantage Control is a capable all-season touring tire that performs well in most circumstances. It drives smoothly, is comfortable and safe, and offers excellent traction in dry and wet conditions. The tire is also very durable and gives drivers confidence behind the wheel.
Additionally, it is one of the more reasonably priced tires in its class, offering excellent value for the money and fantastic all-around performance.Back