Bridgestone Potenza RE92 Tire Review & Rating
The Potenza RE92 from Bridgestone is designed to provide high performance all-season traction and handling to go with a smoother and more comfortable ride. The RE92 has been used as original equipment on vehicles such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Insight and Lexus IS250 among many others, as well as being available as a replacement tire.
An all-season tread compound combines with asymmetric tread pattern that has been computer optimized to lower road noise and enhance ride comfort. The tire’s triangulated and interlocking blocks provide increased dry pavement traction, while hard rubber stiffeners in the sidewall add to cornering grip.
Circumferential grooves evacuate water from under the tire on wet roads and reduce the risk of hydroplaning. The tread is also designed to provide traction on light snow covered streets and highways, which you can read more about in our overall thoughts on this tire.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts that are nylon reinforced for added strength and durability at higher speeds. A polyester cord body further enhances ride comfort and delivers a smoother ride quality. Sizes are available from 14-17 inches, and Bridgestone includes a 40,000 mile tread guarantee.
- Dry traction and cornering grip are very good
- Tire is responsive and provides good feel
- Ride is comfortable
- Winter weather performance is poor
- Wet handling could be better
- Tread life has been an issue for some
The RE92 gets its popularity based on the fact it is used as original equipment on many different makes and models of coupes and sedans. That said, it doesn’t mean that its performance on the road is equally as impressive. We like this model for its dry traction performance and cornering grip. Steering is pretty quick and over all ride comfort is not bad.
On the flip side, this tire is a poor performer when winter rolls around. Don’t expect to be impressed with its winter handling capabilities, which is evidenced by numerous driver reviews and ratings. Handling on wet streets and roads could be a little better as well, and treadlife may disappoint some drivers.
We rank the Potenza RE92 in the lower portion of its class and feel there are better choices in a high performance all-season tire. Models like the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 Plus and Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus are two that you may also want to check out.
What Vehicles Will The Bridgestone RE92 Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Acura Integra
- Ford Escort
- Honda Insight, S2000, Civic, Accord, Prelude, Odyssey
- Hyundai Genesis
- Infiniti Q45, FX35, I30, M30
- Lexus IS250, IS350, ES300
- Mazda 626, Protege, Miata, Mazda3
- Mercedes-Benz E420, S320
- Mitsubishi Eclipse
- Nissan Maxima, 200SX, Sentra
- Saab 9-2X Linear
- Saturn Ion
- Scion tC, xA
- Subaru Impreza WRX, Legacy, Outback, Baja Sport
- Toyota Solara, Yaris, Camry, Avalon, Supra, Celica GT, Matrix, Corolla, Prius
P165/65R14 78S BL
P175/65R14 81S BL
P175/65R14 84S XL BL
P185/60R15 84T BL
P195/55R15 84V BL
P205/55R15 87V BL
P225/60R16 97H OWL
P225/60R16 97H BL
215/45R17 91W XL BL
225/45R17 91V BL
245/45R17 95V BL
P225/50R17 93V BL
Bridgestone Potenza RE92 prices range from approximately $89 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Bridgestone provides a 5-year or 40,000 mile tread warranty on T, S or H-speed rated tires. 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 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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