BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT Review: 2021 Guide

| Last Updated: August 12, 2021

Designing and manufacturing all-season tires that live up to the public's expectations is a challenge.

This is especially true when the tires are aimed at SUVs and crossovers because providing a good performance level in both summer and winter is more difficult for these vehicles.

Fortunately, BFGoodrich has risen to the challenge by launching its incredible Advantage T/A Sport LT, a tire that offers an amazing balance of performance and value.

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TL;DR: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT

Ready to explore the unique benefits these fabulous tires have to offer? Let's briefly review their main pros and cons first.

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport All-Season Radial Car Tire for Passenger Cars, 275/55R20 113T

PROS

  • Excellent grip on wet roads
  • Unbeatable price-value ratio
  • Outstanding dry performance
  • Extraordinary snow/ice traction for an all-season tire

CONS

  • Not the best choice for light vehicles or small wheel sizes
  • Somewhat noisier than top-of-the-line tires due to aggressive tread design

Best For:

Light trucks, SUVs, and crossovers with wheel sizes 17 inches and up requiring a tire that provides predictable traction throughout the year.

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT Performance Ratings

Before we begin our review, it is essential to talk a little about performance ratings’ reliability. It is important to keep in mind that all the scores we will analyze are based on the drivers' appreciation after using these tires for a certain period of time.

Leaving aside the subjective aspect that each driver may have, the most important aspect of these ratings is the number of miles reported. Statistically, the higher the mileage reported, the higher the reliability of the results. That said, this tire has over a million miles reported, which makes their ratings relatively reliable.

Now, there are many ratings we are going to look at, so you may want to jump directly to a specific section using the links listed below.

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT Dry Performance

Dry Performance Ratings

Dry Overall

9.2

Cornering Stability

9.0

Dry Traction

9.5

Steering Response

9.1

In terms of dry road performance, these tires are exceptional. Not only do they boast an impressive 9.5/10 traction rating, but their cornering stability and quick steering response are also outstanding. In fact, within the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season segment, they rank 6 out of 38, which is a remarkable feat considering their price.

Simply put, if you're looking for a set of tires with incredible dry performance, this tire will not disappoint.

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT Wet Performance

Wet Performace Ratings

Steering Response

7.9

Hydroplaning Resistance

9.1

Wet Traction

9.1

Since these tires are aimed at light trucks, SUVs, and crossovers, their performance on wet roads is crucial. This is because these vehicles tend to be heavier and taller than a compact or mid-size car, and therefore, their high center of gravity makes them more prone to skidding if they do not have a good grip.

You will hardly find a tire offering better traction in wet or hydroplaning resistance than this one right here.

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT Snow / Ice Performance

Snow / Ice Performance Ratings

Snow / Ice Overall

8.6

Light Snow Traction

9.2

Deep Snow Traction

8.6 Ice Traction: 8.1

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BFGoodrich has done an excellent job on the tread design of these tires, proof of which is their amazing snow and ice performance.

So it's no surprise that these are certified with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol, indicating that they are prepared for severe snow service.

If you require tires with exceptional snow/ice performance, this product is one of the best options currently available.

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT Comfort Performance

Comfort Performance Ratings

Overall Comfort

8.4

Ride Quality

8.8

Noise

8.0

Although its overall comfort rating of 8.4 is quite good, this is the only category where this tire is not in the top 10 of its segment. The most likely cause for this is BFGoodrich’s enormous effort to make these incredibly reliable in both wet and snow. The result is that the tread design produces slightly higher noise levels than other competing tires. 

Despite this, this model definitely offers top-notch ride quality at an incredibly affordable price.

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT Treadwear Performance

Treadwear Performance Ratings

Overall Comfort

8.8

The durability of a tire is a key factor in many buyers' decision-making. Why? Well, because they are largely an indication of the tire's value for the money.

In this sense, we must say that the excellent score of (8.8/10) places it among one of the tires with the best price-value ratio.

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BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT Warranty

Let's learn more about the warranty:

Treadlife Warranty

6-year warranty or 65,000 miles (whichever occurs first). This warranty is halved when the rear and the front tires are different in size.

Uniformity Warranty

Complaints regarding these tires’ uniformity must be subscribed in the first year of use or the first 2/32" of wear.

Workmanship / Materials Warranty

BFGoodrich provides a generous 6-year warranty against defects in workmanship or materials. Moreover, it also offers free tire replacement for the first year, 2/32" wear, or 25% wear.

Road Hazard Warranty

Sadly, BFGoodrich does not provide this type of warranty for this tire.

Tire Rack Road Hazard Warranty

On top of the amazing tread life warranty offered by BFGoodrich, the g-Force Comp-2 A/S tires feature Tire Rack's leading warranty that covers refunds of up to $40 for repairs per tire per occurrence. Moreover, if the tire suffers non-repairable damage within the first 2 years, a refund of the original purchase price or replacement purchase price (whichever is less) will be made.

In addition to their phenomenal all-season performance, these tires also feature one of the most generous warranties currently available on the market.

Specs & Options

BFGoodrich knows that this is a tire that can meet the vast majority of SUV and crossover owners’ needs. That's why this tire is available in sizes ranging from 15 inches to 22 inches and tire widths from 215 to 285.

Regarding the UTQG of these tires, their 700 B A rating is fully in line with their target audience. If you want to know more about the UTQG rating, we invite you to read this article.

Simply put, these tires have an overwhelming market coverage along with an excellent UTQG rating.

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BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT Reviews

Reviews from drivers who have used these models are truly revealing. While the vast majority of users praise the firm grip that they provide, we also found several users who were not very happy with their wet performance. There is a straightforward explanation for this. Remember that these tires are available in sizes ranging from 15 inches to 22 inches.

After analyzing the comments, we have found a trend in which drivers of lighter vehicles, such as the Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V, have difficulties with these tires’ wet and snow performance. On the other hand, 90% of drivers of SUVs, light trucks, and medium/full-size crossovers with 17-inch and larger tires do not have these problems; in fact, they emphasize the good performance of the tires in such conditions.

In conclusion, you can expect better results from this tire when used on mid to full-size vehicles

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Quick Recap

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT All-Season Radial Tire-265/70R17 115T 37585

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT

Dry

9.2

Wet

9.1

Snow / Ice

8.6

Comfort

8.4

Treadwear

8.8

End of the Road

Throughout this review, we have found that these tires deliver superior grip regardless of weather conditions. Very few tires in the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season segment can guarantee such a level of reliability at such a low price.

This undoubtedly positions this BFGoodrich offering as one of the best alternatives for your light truck, SUV, or crossover.

Damaso has been in the automotive world since he was 14 years old and his father decided to bought an auto repair shop. Years later, his passion for electronics, computers, and automotive mechanics motivated him to graduate in Mechanical Engineering and venture into the sales of automotive equipment. For years Damaso worked as a technical advisor assisting car dealerships, tire shops, and even the plants of Toyota and Mitsubishi that operate in his country. He has over 25 years of experience reporting on topics ranging from DIY jobs, technological analysis, automotive news, and more. He is a wealth of information and a valued member of our team.