Bridgestone Turanza EL400 Tire Review & Rating
The Turanza EL400 from Bridgestone is used mainly as original equipment on coupes, sedans and minivans from auto makers like Toyota, Dodge, Suzuki and a few others. The EL400 is engineered to deliver all-season traction and handling to go with a comfortable ride.
A silica enhanced all-season tread compound contains L.L. Carbon that is designed to increase wet traction, while also providing a longer tread life. Bridgestone’s unique Computer Optimized Component System combines the tread design, casing shape and tire construction into a more efficient and effective overall tire.
Circumferential grooves and lateral grooves provide wet traction and handling by evacuating water from under the tire and increasing handling performance, but this is certainly not a strength for this tire. The tire’s 5 Degree Noise Reduction technology produces noise-canceling sound waves that are designed to dramatically eliminate tire noise and create a more comfortable ride.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts and a polyester cord body that add more strength and durability to the tire, as well as deliver better ride quality.There is either an 80,000 mile or 50,000 mile tread guarantee on this model depending on the tire’s speed rating.
- Dry traction and cornering are good
- Braking and acceleration
- Comfortable ride
- Treadlife issues
- Wet traction is poor
- Winter handling
The EL400 is a low cost daily commuting type of tire. It’s easy to see why it is used extensively as original equipment on so many different vehicles. You can expect to find good dry pavement traction and handling, as well as a comfortable ride on most road surfaces. That’s the good news. The problem is, things turn south from there.
Performance on wet roads, and especially on snow or ice, needs improving in a big way. Many other drivers have made similar comments in their reviews. The tires slide and you just do not feel confident behind the wheel. Tread life has been another big issue for this tire. Even with its cheaper price, you expect to get more life out of the tread than it provides.
Overall, we rank this model in the lower half of the all-season tire class.
What Vehicles Will The Bridgestone EL400 Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Acura TL
- Buick Riviera, Lucerne CXS, Park Avenue, Lesabre
- Cadillac DTS
- Chevrolet Impala
- Chrysler Town and Country, Sebring
- Dodge Magnum SXT, Avenger, Charger, Grand Caravan
- Ford Taurus
- Honda Civic, CR-V, Fit, Accord
- Kia Sedona
- Lexus ES350, GS300
- Mazda CX-9
- Nissan Altima, Sentra
- Scion xB, xD, tC
- Subaru Legacy, Impreza
- Suzuki SX4 Crossover, XL-7, Aerio SX
- Toyota Sienna, Prius, Camry, Matrix, Corolla, Solara, Avalon
- Volkswagen Jetta, GTI MkV
P205/70R15 95T WS
P215/70R15 97T WS
Prices on the Turanza EL400 range from approximately $85 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Bridgestone provides a 5-year or 80,000 mile tread warranty on T-speed rated models. A 5-year or 50,000 mile warranty is given on H and V-speed rated tires. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 1/32 inch of wear.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and include free 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. You also receive a 30-day buy it and try it guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied you can refund or exchange the tires.
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