BF Goodrich Advantage TA Reviews – A 2021 Analysis

| Last Updated: August 12, 2021

The BFGoodrich Advantage T/A is one of those tires that go unnoticed by most drivers, perhaps because it does not lead any chart.

However, the level of performance it offers in both wet and dry conditions and its impeccable ride quality make it one of the best alternatives for daily use.

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TL;DR: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A

Ready to explore the performance of this tire? Let's start by reviewing its pros and cons.

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A

PROS

  • Outstanding warranty
  • Good price-value ratio
  • Excellent dry performance

CONS

  • Only available in one size
  • Not the best traction on snow/ice

Best For:

Midsize sedans and coupes or AWD vehicles with 16-inch wheels looking for an economical tire with good performance for daily driving

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Performance Ratings

This product is currently ranked 23 out of 56 in the Grand Touring All-Season tires segment. Given that it has more than 6 million reported miles, it is safe to say that its position is stable, i.e., we have no expectations for it to improve. 

That said, we can critically look at this tire's performance in several categories that you can access using the links below.

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Dry Performance

Dry Performance Ratings

Dry Overall

8.2

Cornering Stability

8.1

Dry Traction

8.5

Steering Response

8.1

Given that this is a tire aimed primarily at sedans, it could be said that its dry ratings are quite good. It offers a predictable level of grip in both straights and curves, which is important for this type of vehicle.

If you are looking for a tire with good dry performance, this is an option worth considering.

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Wet Performance

Wet Performance Ratings

Wet Overall

7.9

Hydroplaning Resistance

7.9

Wet Traction

7.8

A positive factor is that this tire's wet ratings are not far from the numbers observed in the dry. The use of a silica-enhanced tread compound has clearly paid off. These results, make it clear that it is a tire designed to offer safe handling even in the wet.

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Snow / Ice Performance

Snow / Ice Performance Ratings

Snow / Ice Overall

6.2

Light Snow Traction

6.9

Deep Snow Traction

6.1

Ice Traction

5.8

Despite being an All-Season tire, the performance leaves much to be desired. In contrast to its excellent wet and dry performance, the symmetric tread design has proven that snow is not its element. While its snow/ice figures are not bad, this is not recommended for areas where harsh winters are commonplace.

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Comfort Performance

Comfort Performance Ratings

Overall Comfort

7.8

Ride Quality

8.1

Noise

7.5

This is a category where our rating for this tire goes up again. There is no doubt that BFGoodrich's Equal Tension Containment System (ETEC) has played a key role in the outstanding ride quality and low noise levels that this product offers. If you are looking for a tire that will give you a good driving experience, this could be the choice for you.

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Treadwear Performance

Treadwear Performance Ratings

Treadwear

7.7

In our opinion, the Treadwear performance in line with this type of tire. We are talking about a tire for compact and midsize sedans and coupes. With this in mind, we can say that this tire offers adequate durability for daily driving applications.

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Warranty

Treadlife Warranty

6-year warranty or 60,000 miles (whichever occurs first) on H- or V-Speed rated, 75,000 miles on T-Speed rated.

Uniformity Warranty

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

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Workmanship / Materials Warranty

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

Road Hazard Warranty

Sadly, these tires do not come with this type of warranty.

Tire Rack Road Hazard Warranty

Refunds of up to $40 for repairs per tire per occurrence. Refund of the original purchase price or replacement purchase price (whichever is less) when the tire suffers non-repairable damage (valid within the first 2 years of use).

Any doubts about this tire are completely dispelled when you take a look at its warranty. It comes with one of the most generous warranties in its segment, not to mention the incredible backing of the Tire Rack warranty.

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Specs & Options

Although BFG has made this a good alternative in its segment, one of the disadvantages that prevent this tire from progressing is its poor market coverage. This tire is only available in one size, 225/60R16, which prevents its use on sedans with rims 17 inches and larger. 

As for its UTQG has a rating of 560 A A, which is average for its class. If you want to know more about the UTQG, we invite you to read this article.

Unless your car uses 16-inch tires, you will not be able to enjoy the benefits of this product. 

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BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Reviews

We must admit that interpreting the reviews can be challenging to the untrained eye. You will find both comments praising the tire's durability and performance as well as comments indicating that this is an inferior tire with a poor tread life. 

How is this possible? It has a lot to do with the design used by BFG on this tire. The BFGoodrich Advantage T/A is manufactured with a special compound that provides excellent tread life (hence its amazing Treadlife Warranty). However, this compound and BFGoodrich's ETEC system make the tire somewhat "hard," which can be a huge drawback on compact sedans.

Simply put, this tire performs best on midsize sedans and AWD vehicles that require stiffer tires to support their higher weight and their softer suspension.

Quick Recap

BF Goodrich Advantage TA

Dry

8.2

Wet

7.9

Snow / Ice

6.2

Comfort

7.8

Treadwear

7.7

End of the Road

Throughout this review, we have seen how the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A is an excellent tire with a generous warranty and enviable performance. On the other hand, it is currently only available in one size, so you can only enjoy its benefits if you drive a sedan with 16-inch wheels.

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.