Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter

Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter test, review

The Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter is a Premium Touring Winter studless RunFlat tyre, with directional tread, designed for pasenger cars.

2017 Motor Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter test

In 2017/2018 experts of the Polish magazine Motor have tested the Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter at size 185/65 R15 and compared it with five similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tyres.

test Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter review
2nd place in Wet braking. The braking distance difference with the leader was 0.7 meters.
test Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter review
2nd place in Wet handling. Bridgestone’s wet handling time was 0.4 seconds longer, than the leader.
test Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter review
1st place in Wet lateral stability, but the next Goodyear was very close.
test Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter review
3rd place in Straight aqua. The float speed difference with the leader was 3.1 meters.
test Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter review
5th place in Lateral aqua. This time Bridgestone lost to the main premium competitors and a bit to the Polish Debica.
test Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter review
1st place in Dry braking. The tyre showed 1.9 meters shorter braking distance, than the next tyre.
test Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter review
1st place in Dry handling.
test Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter review
1-2nd place in Dry handling.
test Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter review
Last place in Snow braking, but the braking distance difference with the leader was very small – 0.8 meters only.
test Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter review
Last place in Snow handling. Bridgestone snow handling time was 3 seconds longer, than the leader.
test Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter review
Last place in Snow traction.
test Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter review
Last place in snow traction.
test Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter review
3-5th place in Comfrot. The tyre showed the same result as another premium brands and lost a bit to cheaper Uniroyal and Debica.
test Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter review
5th place in Rolling resistance.
test Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter review
1st place in Noise level test.

Overall Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter review

According to the test results the Bridgestone took 2nd place and lost to the main premium competitor – Goodyear UG9.

Main cocnlusions:

  • Good on the wet, one of the best result.
  • The best on the dry: Bridgestone dominated in all tests.
  • The worst snow performance. The tyre lost even the budget brands like Debica and Wanli.
  • Poor rolling resistance and average comfort (might be caused by Runflat technology).
  • The best noise level.

Similar tyres from the test:

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