Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport Tire Review & Rating
The Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport is the company’s high performance summer tire for drivers of sport pickups and SUV’s. Used as original equipment on a variety of name brand vehicles, the HP Sport is engineered to provide high performance traction and handling to go with enhanced ride comfort.
A silica tread compound that also utilizes L.L.Carbon black for increased wet traction, combines with a symmetrical tread pattern and UNI-T technology to give the tire increased handling and cornering power. The tire’s two continuous center ribs and larger shoulder blocks further add to cornering performance and stability, which is often cited by other driver reviews online as being among the best in its class.
Four circumferential grooves and multiple laterals grooves deliver increased handling on wet road surfaces. The circumferential grooves also reduce the risk of hydroplaning by evacuating water from under the tread surface.
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 adds to the overall ride comfort. Bridgestone offers sizes from 16-20 inches, and in V, W or Y-speed ratings.
- Exceptional cornering performance
- Dry and wet traction are very good
- Steering is crisp and responsive
- Ride is comfortable
There is a reason why this tire is widely used as original equipment on a variety of sport trucks and high performance SUV’s. It has the performance and ability to meet the needs of demanding drivers for the most part. It is a well-balanced tire that delivers both traction and cornering power that more spirited drivers look for, while also providing added comfort and manners that other drivers also like to see in a sport tire.
Steering response is what we would expect in a higher performing tire like this. It’s crisp and provides good feel whether going straight down the highway or taking corners around town.
The only real drawback with this tire is that some drivers have said the treadlife is shorter than expected. We haven’t seen that problem ourselves, but much of it will always depend on driving habits.
Overall, the Dueler HP Sport is a mid-upper level of its class performer and a nice option in HP summer tires for your truck or SUV.
What Vehicles Will The Dueler H/P Sport Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Acura MDX
- Audi Q7
- BMW X5, X3
- Chevrolet Silverado, Avalanche
- Dodge Ram
- Honda CR-V
- Infiniti FX35
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Lexus RX330
- Mazda CX-7
- Mercedes-Benz ML320, ML350
- Nissan Murano, Xterra
- Porsche Cayenne
- Toyota Tacoma
- Volkswagen Touareg
235/65R17 108V XL
255/55R18 109Y XL
255/50R19 107V XL
255/50R19 107W XL
285/45R19 111V XL
285/45R19 111W XL
235/45R20 100W XL
255/40R20 101W XL
275/40R20 106Y XL
275/40R20 106W XL
275/40R20 106Y XL
275/45R20 110Y XL
315/35R20 110W XL
315/35R20 110Y XL
Prices on the HP Sport range from approximately $153 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Bridgestone provides a limited 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.
You will also receive Bridgestone’s 30-day buy it and try it guarantee which allows you to exchange or refund the tires if you are not completely satisfied.
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