Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia Tire Review & Rating
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 is also engineered to increase 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, which is an area this tire does quite well. 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 HL 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 many 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 very good on this Bridgestone model, although arguably not up to level of tires like the Michelin Premier LTX. That said, it still holds its own. Outside road noise is not a real concern on this tire. In fact we would go as far as saying it is among the most quiet riding tires you’ll find available today. Finally, you can expect a pretty good 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 easily ranks in the upper half of this category.
What Vehicles Will The Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Acura MDX, RDX
- Buick Raninier, Enclave
- Cadillac SRX, Escalade
- Chevrolet Silverado, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe
- Dodge Journey, Durango
- Ford Escape, Explorer, Expedition
- GMC Acadia, Sierra, Envoy, Yukon
- Honda CR-V, Pilot
- Jeep Liberty, Grand Cherokee
- Kia Sedona
- Lexus RX400h
- Mazda CX-5, Tribute
- Nissan Armada
- Saturn Vue
- Subaru Outback
- Toyota Highlander, 4Runner, Venza, RAV4
- Volvo XC90
215/65R16 102V XL BL
P215/70R16 99S BL
225/65R16 100H BL
225/70R16 103H BL
P235/70R16 104T BL
225/65R17 102H BL
235/60R17 102H BL
235/65R17 108V XL BL
P245/65R17 105S BL
P235/55R18 99V BL
235/60R18 107V XL BL
P235/65R18 104T BL
P245/60R18 104H BL
255/55R18 109V BL
P255/65R18 109S BL
P265/65R18 112S BL
235/55R19 105H BL
P245/55R19 103S BL
P255/60R19 108H BL
P245/50R20 102V BL
Prices on the Dueler 422 Ecopia range from approximately $133 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
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.
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