BFGoodrich Touring T/A – 2021 Review

| Last Updated: August 13, 2021

Tires are one of the most important parts of a vehicle, and BFGoodrich's Touring T/A tires prove just that.

These tires were designed to offer a smooth ride quality and great handling in every condition. They're best suited for sporty sedans and coupes that are daily driven. 

If you need a great tire that will last you for miles, the Advantage T/A is a great option as you'll see below!

BFGoodrich Touring T/A

PROS

  • Long-lasting tires
  • Very smooth ride
  • Great value for your money
  • Solid performance in most conditions

CONS

  • Poor performance in heavy snow
  • Not a sporty looking tread pattern
  • Some feel they're noisy at the beginning

Best For:

Those looking for a long lasting all-season tire that won't break the bank and has 16" wheels.

BFGoodrich Touring T/A Performance Ratings

This tire has close to 6.4 million miles reported. The tire has definitely been road-driven and tested with that kind of reported mileage, so you can rely on the performance ratings to be accurate.

The tire ranks 23rd out of 57 in the Grand Touring All-Season tires category, but it isn't an average, middle-of-the-pack tire. Interestingly, customers have ended up either loving or hating these tires.

This is unfortunately only available in 16" size. It has a proven performance rating, so if you need a decent all-season size 16” tire, this might just be the tire you’re looking for!

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This is a satisfactory middle-of-the-road tire at a decent price that will serve your sports car well. Let's look at its performance ratings in detail.

Click on one of the options down below to read a section, or simply scroll down and read them all:

BFGoodrich Touring T/A Dry Performance

Dry Performance Ratings

Dry Overall

8.2

Cornering Stability

8.1

Dry Traction

8.5

Steering Response

8.1

This has a bit better than average dry performance rating. With an 8.5 dry traction rating, the tire grips fairly well. The steering response and the cornering stability are left to be desired, and with a rating of 8.1, they fall behind the average Grand Touring All-Season tire. The Riken Raptor VR performs much better in dry conditions at a better price.

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You shouldn’t expect significant performance on dry roads out of this tire, but you won’t be disappointed either.

BFGoodrich Touring T/A Wet Performance

Wet Performance Ratings

Wet Overall

7.9

Hydroplaning Resistance

7.9

Wet Traction

7.8

When it comes to wet performance, this option ranks right in the middle. The tire is quite resistant to hydroplaning, and its traction in wet conditions is respectable. However, the Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring is a better wet performance tire, and you’ll save yourself a few bucks.

You can drive comfortably with these tires as they’re resistant to hydroplaning and they do grip well to wet roads, but don’t expect incredible performance.

BFGoodrich Touring 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

The 6.2 winter performance rating isn’t that great, but you can drive them on light snow without too much trouble. 

The tires can’t handle ice very well, nor should you expect any traction in more than a few inches of snow. Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring tires perform much better in snowy conditions, and they cost less.

They have respectable light snow traction, but realistically you won’t want to be caught driving in the snow with these tires.

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BFGoodrich Touring T/A Comfort Performance

Comfort Performance Ratings

Overall Comfort

7.8

Ride Quality

8.1

Noise

7.5

This tire offers a solid ride quality with a rating of 8.1. The noise that the tires make holds them back in the overall comfort section compared to other Grand-Touring All-Season tires. However, the noise does quiet down over time. A much more comfortable (and cheaper) tires are the Riken Raptor VR’s.

If the road noise don’t bother you much, this tire will offer you a smooth ride.

BFGoodrich Touring T/A Treadwear Performance

Treadwear Performance Rating

Treadwear

7.7

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The treadwear rating is 7.7; once again, middle-of-the-road. There are definitely GTAS tires with significantly better treadwear performance, but the Touring T/A’s aren’t too shabby either. 

The Advantage T/A tire’s tread won’t last much longer than the tread on other tires, but it won’t wear out quickly either.

BFGoodrich Touring T/A Warranty

Here's a quick rundown of the warranties offered for this tire:

Treadlife Warranty

BFGoodrich offers a 6 year / 60,000 mile warranty for H-Speed or V-Speed rated tires, and a 6 year / 75,000 mile warranty for T-Speed rated tires. They offer only half that mileage if your rear tires are a different size than the front ones.

Uniformity Warranty

Uniformity complaints must be submitted during the first year, within the first 2/32" of treadwear.

Workmanship / Materials Warranty

6 year warranty, with a free replacement during the first year or 2/32" of treadwear, then prorated until 2/32" remaining tire depth.

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Road Hazard Warranty

BFGoodrich doesn’t offer a road hazard warranty.

Tire Rack Road Hazard Warranty

BFGoodrich offers reimbursed repairs per occurrence up to $40 per tire. If the tire isn't repairable, they offer reimbursement of the original purchasing price or replacement purchasing price (whichever costs less) for up to 2 years.

BFGoodrich Touring T/A Specs & Options

BFGoodrich offers only one size Advantage T/A tires, size 16". The width of the tire is 225 and it has an aspect ratio of 60%. The Advantage T/A has a UTQG rating of 560 A A, which is decent. The tire’s traction is the best that it can be, indicated by the A A letters. Click here to get a better understanding of what the UTQG rating means.

BFGoodrich Touring T/A Reviews

With 6.4 million miles reported, we have a large base of reviews to draw from. Generally, customers claim to love the tires, and that they're a great bang for your buck.

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The Average Drivers Mostly Love These Tires

They say that the Advantage T/A offers great ride quality. They haven't had many issues in light snow, neither have they had issues on wet roads. Certain customers praise the cornering stability and the steering response, while others aren’t too happy with it.

The Easy-going Drivers Enjoy Driving with Advantage T/A Tires

They enjoy the handling at slower speeds, but they wish that the tires handled better during aggressive driving. The easy-going drivers have reported that the tires were noisier than expected at the start, but the noise went away quickly.

The Spirited Drivers Have Mixed Opinions of the Touring T/A

This is how one of the spirited drivers described the tire - If you're going for the looks, purchase a sportier tire, if you're going for mileage, buy a lighter tire, and if you need an excellent all-around tire that performs well, buy this tire. A few other spirited drivers weren’t as pleased with BFGoodrich’s Advantage T/A, to say the least.

Quick Recap

BFGoodrich Touring T/A

Dry

8.2

Wet

7.9

Snow / Ice

6.2

Comfort

7.8

Treadwear

7.7

End of the Road

The BFGoodrich Advantage T/A tires definitely won’t disappoint. The tires perform well in most conditions, and unless you’re an aggressive driver, you’ll be satisfied with the Touring T/A’s.

An ex-salesman of industrial equipment, Shawn used to drive nearly 60K miles a year just commuting to clients. He also has a little project Miata build going on the side. Safe to say, Shawn has slain a few tires in his days. He knows all about horrid road-noise, hydroplaning risks, and how much damage a bad alignment can do to your wallet. He enjoys helping us out and Chris always values his opinion when designing something new for the website.