The Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia from Bridgestone is
engineered to deliver all-season traction and handling to go with exceptional ride comfort. Developed for drivers
of all sizes of crossovers and SUV's, the 422 Ecopia features an eco-friendly design and a lower rolling resistance
for enhanced fuel efficiency.
A fuel saving all-season silica tread compound
utilizes Bridgestone's exclusive NanoPro Technology, which not only lowers the rolling resistance of the tire, but
also increases dry and wet handling performance. A Fuel Saver compound in the sidewall lessens heat generation,
which adds to improved fuel efficiency.
Independent center tread blocks and the tire's
continuous center rib provide enhanced stability and increased steering response on dry or wet surfaces, while
further reducing road noise. Four circumferential grooves push water away from under the tire for added handling on
wet roads, adding safety and confidence while driving in bad weather. Added sipes around the tread provide biting
edges for driving in snow and ice.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts with
nylon reinforcement for added strength and durability. A polyester cord body increases ride comfort and tread life,
which is an area that this tire excels in. Bridgestone has sizes available from 16-20 inches, and you'll find a
65,000 mile tread guarantee on this tire as well.
Exceptional dry traction and cornering grip
Wet handling is above average
Very smooth riding tire without the road noise
Outstanding tread life
Deep snow and ice handling could be just a bit
The 422 provides a well-balanced blend of road
performance and comfort that make it an excellent choice in new tires. The traction on dry and wet pavement is
better than most other tires in this class. Steering is responsive and stable during acceleration and braking, as
well as in the corners. The tire allows you to be in complete control at all times, something that can't be said
for some tires. On top of that you may find the fuel efficient design provides an added boost in gas
The only area that we could find to even mention as
a negative would be traction in deep snow and ice. Then again, this is not a winter tire, and unless you live in
areas that see substantial amounts of deep snow for months on end, this is not a big problem in the
Ride comfort is superior on this Bridgestone model.
It offers one of the smoothest rides of any tire we've reviewed for trucks/SUV's. Outside road noise is virtually
non-existent. Finally, you can expect a long lasting treadlife, which is something other drivers often mention in
reviews as well. Overall, the Dueler H/L 422 is a solid all-around performer and comes highly
Bridgestone provides a 5-year or 65,000 mile tread
warranty on this model. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 1/32 inch of wear.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years
and include free tire replacement during the first 3-years. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time
period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
This tire also comes with Bridgestone's 30-day try
and buy guarantee, which allows you to refund or exchange the tires if you are not completely