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.
TL;DR: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A
Ready to explore the performance of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A? Let's start by reviewing its pros and cons.
BFGoodrich Advantage T/A
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
The BFGoodrich Advantage T/A 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
- BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Wet Performance
- BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Snow / Ice Performance
- BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Comfort Performance
- BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Treadwear Performance
- BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Warranty
- BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Specs & Options
- BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Reviews
BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Dry Performance
Dry Overall: 8.2
Cornering Stability: 8.1
Dry Traction: 8.5
Steering Response: 8.1
Given that the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A 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, the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A is an option worth considering.
BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Wet Performance
Wet Overall: 7.9
Hydroplaning Resistance: 7.9
Wet Traction: 7.8
A positive factor of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A is that its wet ratings are not far from the numbers observed in the dry. The use of a silica-enhanced tread compound has clearly paid off. With these results, the Advantage T/A makes 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 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 of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A leaves much to be desired. In contrast to its excellent wet and dry performance, the symmetric tread design of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A has proven that snow is not its element. While its snow/ice figures are not bad, the Advantage T/A is not the recommended tire for areas where harsh winters are commonplace.
BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Comfort Performance
Overall Comfort: 7.8
Ride Quality: 8.1
This is a category where our rating of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A 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 the Advantage T/A offers. If you are looking for a tire that will give you a good driving experience, the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A could be for you.
BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Treadwear Performance
In our opinion, the Treadwear performance of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A is 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 the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A offers adequate durability for daily driving applications.
BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Warranty
6-year warranty or 60,000 miles (whichever occurs first) on H- or V-Speed rated, 75,000 miles on T-Speed rated.
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 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 the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A are completely dispelled when you take a look at its warranty. This tire 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 the Advantage T/A a good alternative in its segment, one of the disadvantages that prevent this tire from progressing is its poor market coverage. The BFGoodrich Advantage T/A 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 the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A.
BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Reviews
We must admit that interpreting the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A 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 the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A 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, the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A is a tire that performs best on midsize sedans and AWD vehicles that require stiffer tires to support their higher weight and their softer suspension.
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.