Barum Brillantis 2 Tire Review & Rating

The Barum Brillantis 2 high-performance summer touring tire is a complete redesign of their original Brillantis that has been a popular model for several years. The Brillantis 2 is built for drivers of all types of smaller sport coupes and sedans who are looking for confident wet and dry traction, responsive handling and longer treadlife.

Barum combines their unique summer tread compound with an asymmetric tread pattern that helps to enhance dry traction and handling, as well as quicker steering response. Stiffer outer shoulder blocks add to cornering grip, while also providing better stability at higher speeds.

Barum Brillantis 2 Tire Review

Three wide circumferential grooves and the tire’s lateral grooves aid in channeling away water for increased grip on wet pavement. Barum has also added sipes around the tread further improving the traction and reducing the risk of hydroplaning. The combination of the tread pattern and these design elements are said to reduce braking distance by 3%. Although that doesn’t seem to be much, in a panic stop it could be the difference in stopping safely or having an accident.

Brillantis 2 tires sport built-in tread wear indicators that allow you to immediately see if it’s time to replace worn out tires. Barum has increased the contact patch on this model to aid in lengthening treadlife, which other driver reviews have mentioned as being a real plus on this tire.

Sizes are available ranging from 13-15 inches, and come with T, H or V-speed ratings. A 40K mile tread warranty is also provided on all sizes.


  • Dry traction and handling
  • Cornering stability
  • Comfortable ride
  • Treadwear is good


  • Small increase in wet grip
  • A little extra noise

Overall Thoughts

The Brillantis 2 is a step-up to the original in many ways in our opinion. You can expect to find solid dry traction and very good handling performance. Grip on wet pavement is about average. It’s not great, but it’s not poor either.

Ride comfort on this model is pretty good overall, although this is no Michelin tire. You’ll find a little extra road noise, especially as the tire begins wearing down, but that said, it’s nothing overly excessive. Finally, treadlife has shown to be good at this point.

While arguably not on the level of performance of the best in class tires here, the Brillantis 2 is a good tire that also comes with a budget-friendly price, making it a nice value in a low-cost summer tire.

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What Vehicles Will The Barum Brillantis 2 Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Chevrolet Cobalt, Malibu, Sonic LTZ, Cavalier
  • Dodge Neon, Grand Caravan
  • Ford Focus Fusion
  • Honda Civic, CR-V, Insight, Accord, Odyssey
  • Hyundai Genesis, Sonata
  • Kia Optima, Rondo
  • Mazda6, 929, Mazda3
  • Nissan Altima, Versa, Leaf, Cube
  • Pontiac Vibe, Grand Am, Grand Prix, G5
  • Subaru Legacy, Impreza Outback
  • Toyota Camry, Prius, Solara

Tire Sizes


135/80R13 70T BSW
145/80R13 75T BSW
145/70R13 71T BSW
155/80R13 79T BSW
155/70R13 75T BSW
155/65R13 73T BSW
165/80R13 83T BSW
165/70R13 79T BSW
165/70R13 83T XL BSW
165/65R13 77T BSW
175/70R13 82H BSW
175/70R13 82T BSW
175/65R13 80T BSW
185/70R13 86T BSW
185/60R13 80H BSW


155/65R14 75T BSW
165/70R14 81T BSW
165/70R14 85T XL BSW
165/65R14 79T BSW
165/60R14 75H BSW
165/60R14 75T BSW
175/80R14 88T BSW
175/80R14 88H BSW
175/70R14 84T BSW
175/70R14 88T XL BSW
175/65R14 82T BSW
175/65R14 82H BSW
175/65R14 86T XL BSW
175/60R14 79H BSW
185/70R14 88T BSW
185/70R14 88H BSW
185/65R14 86H BSW
185/65R14 86T BSW
185/60R14 82T BSW
185/60R14 82H BSW
195/70R14 91T BSW
195/65R14 89H BSW
195/60R14 86H BSW


165/65R15 81T BSW
175/65R15 84T BSW
175/65R15 84H BSW
175/60R15 81H BSW
185/65R15 88H BSW
185/65R15 88T BSW
185/65R15 92T XL BSW
185/60R15 84H BSW
185/60R15 88H XL BSW
195/65R15 91T BSW
195/65R15 91V BSW
195/65R15 91H BSW
195/65R15 95T XL BSW

Price Range

Barum Brillantis 2 prices range from approximately $47 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Barum provides a limited tread warranty on the Brillantis 2. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 2/32 inch of tread wear. Materials and workmanship are guaranteed for 5-years.

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