Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS Review


Bridgestone POTENZA RE97AS Full - 660x550

16"
195/55R16
205/55R16
205/60R16
215/55R16
215/60R16
225/55R16
225/60R16
17"
205/50R17
215/45R17
215/50R17
215/55R17
225/45R17
225/50R17
225/55R17
235/45R17
245/40R17
245/45R17
18"
225/40R18
225/45R18
225/50R18
225/60R18
235/45R18
245/40R18
245/45R18
19"
245/40R19
20"
245/40R20
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The Good
  • Terrific steering response
  • Solid traction dry and wet weather
  • Good tread life
  • Pleasant ride
The Bad
  • Poor traction on ice and snow
Dry Performance73
Wet Performance62
Winter Performance31
Comfort59
Treadwear62
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Are you shopping for tires? Do you drive a luxury coupe, touring sedan or sporty crossover vehicle?

Well then you must take a look at Bridgestone’s grand touring all season tire, the Potenza RE97AS. The Potenzas primary focus is sport and performance. It balances all season traction with powerful handling, precise cornering and short braking distances.

The Potenza is also stamped with Bridgestone’s Eco-product badging, which means the tires are constructed using environmentally friendly materials and have a lower rolling resistance and lower weight to improve fuel efficiency.

Dry performance

The Potenza RE97AS is capable of aggressive cornering with responsive acceleration and braking and very good steering response.

These tires grip very well in dry conditions.The Potenza RE97AS features a high silica content compound that’s molded into a symmetric tread design to blend a long lasting tread life with all season grip.

Bridgestone Potenza RE97 AS

To improve cornering performance Bridgestone have stiffened the shoulder blocks. And to enhance stability the tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon.

Winter Performance

The Potenza RE97AS handles very well in wet weather thanks to four circumferential that clear water away from the tread area and reduce the risk of hydroplaning. And the high silica content in the tire’s tread also helps to increase grip in wet conditions.

But if you’re looking for extreme winter weather performance, you should look elsewhere. Unfortunately, the Potenza RE97AS does an inadequate job of holding to the road on snow covered and icy surfaces. They just don’t deliver enough snow performance for confident year-round use.

Overall

The Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS delivers excellent stability at all speeds with dependable traction, handling and braking performance in both dry and wet conditions. You can expect to enjoy a very nice ride with low road noise, an enhanced steering feel and a pleasantly long tread life.

But average capability in dry and wet conditions and a lack of all season performance means there are better options out there for your vehicle, like the Bridgestone Driveguard, Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus or the Michelin Premier A/S.

Bridgestone back the Potenza RE97AS with a 55,000 mile tread warranty and sizes available ranging from 16 to 20 inches, with a speed rating of V or W depending on size.

Prices start at $109 and up and Bridgestone offer a 30 day buy and try guarantee and a materials and workmanship guarantee for 5 years that includes free replacement during the first 3 years.

Author: Cian Kelly

I'm a 23 year old driving addict, car fanatic and writer. I spend most my time rallying around the wet roads of the Irish countryside and producing engaging and informative content for local car dealers.

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