Bridgestone Turanza ER33 Tire Review & Rating
The Turanza ER33 from Bridgestone is designed to deliver summer touring performance for all types of sport coupes and luxury sedans for drivers who seek competent traction and handling with a smooth and comfortable ride. The ER33 has been used as original equipment on vehicles like the Lexus IS250, Toyota Camry and several other models.
An advanced summer tread compound combines with asymmetric tread pattern and wider shoulder blocks for increased handling and cornering grip. The tire’s center rib adds more responsive steering and stability, while enhancing dry traction.
Four circumferential grooves and added lateral notches around the tread channel away water under the tread in wet weather and work to reduce the risk of hydroplaning. The result is increased wet traction and overall safety.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts that are nylon reinforced for added strength and stability at higher speeds. Ride comfort and treadwear are increased through the rayon cord body. Sizes are available from 16-19 inches, and there is also an optional run-flat version available as well.
- Dry traction is excellent
- Predictable cornering grip
- Responsive steering and overall stability
- Ride is comfortable
- Can get a bit noisy as tire wears
- Treadlife is a big problem area
Seeing that the ER33 is used as O.E. on Lexus and some other brands, we expected a much better tire. While we agree that dry traction and cornering grip are both very good, and the ride is comfortable for the most part, that was about it.
Noise is an area that needs attention once the tire begins wearing down. It’s an issue that we’ve seen many drivers discuss in reviews and ratings of this tire. Beyond that though is the single biggest negative with this model… its poor treadlife. The 140 UTQG rating is a giveaway on what to expect, but this tire should provide much better wear than it does.
Overall, we rank the ER33 at the bottom of its class for summer touring tires. We would recommend other models like the Michelin Primacy HP or even going with a touring all-season tire instead of this tire.
What Vehicles Will The ER33 Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- BMW X5
- Infiniti G35, M45
- Lexus IS250, IS350, LS430, ES300
- Toyota Camry
P215/60R16 94V BL
P225/55R17 95H BL
225/40R18 88Y BL
235/45R18 94W BL
235/50R18 97W BL
245/40RF18 93Y BL
245/45R18 96W BL
255/40R18 95Y BL
245/45R19 98Y BL
Bridgestone Turanza ER33 prices range from approximately $164 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Bridgestone provides a limited tread warranty on the ER33. 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.
There is also a 30-day buy and try guarantee where by you can exchange or refund the tires if you are not completely satisfied.
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