BFGoodrich Traction T/A Spec Tire Review & Rating
The Traction T/A Spec from BFGoodrich is used extensively as original equipment on today’s sport coupes, sedans, minivans and crossovers. With all-season touring performance, this T/A tire is designed to provide a smoother ride and longer treadlife.
An all-season premium tread compound and directional tread pattern combine to increase dry and wet traction. BFGoodrich’s exclusive g-Wedge sidewall stabilizers that increase cornering stability and provide more responsive steering for a higher level of performance and ride comfort.
Four circumferential grooves aid in evacuating water from under the tread to increase wet surface grip, while reducing the risk of hydroplaning. The Traction TA Spec carries and M+S rating and features added sipes around the tread that are created to provide traction on snow or ice covered road surfaces.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts that are reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon for added strength and durability. A polyester cord body further enhances ride comfort and promotes more even treadwear. BFG includes a 70,000 mile tread guarantee as well.
- Dry and wet traction are very good
- Responsive steering
- Cornering grip is better than average
- Comfortable riding tire
- Treadlife could be a little longer
- Winter handling
We were hoping for more out of the Traction T/A. While the tire does a very good job of gripping the road on dry or wet pavement, it has other areas that bring it down to a middle of the pack performer.
Winter handling is not as good as we would like to see, but in fairness this is not billed as a snow tire. Treadlife is a bigger issue that many drivers have mentioned. It has a 70,000 mile warranty, but we’ve heard several drivers talk of getting much less out of the tires.
Ride comfort on this tire is good, and noise is not a problem until the tire reaches its final tread depth. Overall, as we said, we rank this model in the middle of the touring all-season class. If you are seeking a higher performing BFG tire, the Advantage T/A may be a better option.
What Vehicles Will The Traction T/A Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Acura MDX
- Chevrolet Camaro, S10, Astro, Malibu
- Chrysler Pacifica, Town and Country
- Ford Mustang, Focus
- Honda Accord, Civic, CR-V
- Hyundai Tucson
- Jeep Liberty, Grand Cherokee
- Kia Sportage
- Nissan Maxima, Pathfinder
- Pontiac Grand Prix, Grand Am
- Scion xB
- Subaru Outback
- Suzuki SX4
- Toyota Camry, Tacoma, Prius, RAV4
- Volvo V70
P235/60R16 99T BSW
P215/60R17 95T BSW
P235/65R17 103T BSW
Prices on the BFG Traction T/A range from approximately $116 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
BF Goodrich provides a 6-year or 70,000 mile tread warranty on the Traction TA. Mileage is reduced by one-half on rear tires if they are sized differently than the fronts. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of wear.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-years and include free replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
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