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 better
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 mileage.
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 least.
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 recommended.
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 satisfied.