Bridgestone Potenza RE010 Tire Review & Rating
As a tire that has been made for a variety of sports cars, performance coupes and high performance sedans, the Bridgestone Potenza RE010 is built to provide ultra-high performance in the summer months in both wet or dry road conditions.
They come with a tread design which helps grip wet roads and also dispel water in an efficient manner to significantly increase traction performance. Cornering is also good and they provide an all-round stable ride.
Normally used as original equipment on a range of different vehicles, the Potenza RE010 is suited to every day driving but also offers good protection against shocks and vibrations on the road.
You can find them in 16 to 17 inch sizes and speed ratings up to a Y.
- Very good dry traction and braking
- Responsive steering
- Handling and cornering are excellent
- Short treadlife
- Wet traction as tire wears down
- Road noise
The Potenza RE010 certainly can’t be classed as budget-priced tire, however they are far from the most expensive on the market. A good tread design that guarantees strong traction on dry pavement. We like the quick steering response and braking/acceleration performance is pretty good as well.
On the other hand there are some traction issues on wet surfaces, especially as the tire begins to wear down. Road noise is another area that may become more pronounced with age. Finally, treadlife is an area of concern with drivers who have reported getting fewer than expected miles out of the tread.
Overall, the RE010 is not a bad tire by any means, but we feel there are many other models available in this class that would make better choices.
What Vehicles Will The Bridgestone Potenza RE010 Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Acura NSX, Integra
- BMW 540i
- Ford Mustang
- Honda Civic
- Mazda Miata, RX-8, Protege
- Saab 9-2X
- Subaru Impreza WRX
- Volkswagen Jetta
Bridgestone Potenza RE010 prices range from approximately $256 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 RE010. 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 that allows you to refund or exchange the tires in the event you are not completely satisfied.
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