Bridgestone Potenza RE92A Tire Review & Rating
The Potenza RE92A from Bridgestone is designed to combine sporty all-season traction and handling with a smoother and more comfortable ride. Used as original equipment on vehicles like the Subaru Outback, Infiniti FX35 and many others, the RE92A is available in both a standard version and one that has run-flat capabilities as well.
An all-season tread compound is matched with a symmetric tread pattern that is computer-optimized to provide maximum performance and minimal road noise. The tire’s interlocking tread blocks and larger outer shoulder blocks increase dry pavement traction and provide added steering response.
Four circumferential grooves channel away water from under the tread on rain soaked roadways, while added biting edges help in giving the tire more grip on snow covered surfaces. We’ll talk more on that in our overall rating below.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts that are reinforced with nylon for added strength and stability throughout the speed range. A polyester cord body enhances riding comfort and promotes more even treadwear. Bridgestone offers sizes from 16-20 inches, and the tire comes with a 40,000 mile tread guarantee.
- Excellent dry traction
- Steering is responsive and provides good feel
- Ride is comfortable and quiet
- Winter handling is poor
- Tread life could be longer
The RE92A is mainly used as original equipment today, which is why it is as popular as it is. Performance however doesn’t live up to Potenza standards and could be much better. While dry traction and steering response is very good, and the ride is comfortable for the most part, that is pretty much it.
Winter traction and handling is not up to other tires in this class. Many drivers in their reviews and ratings have mentioned the same thing. Beyond that, treadlife is shorter than expected for many. Although Bridgestone includes a 40,000 mile warranty, we have heard from drivers getting only 20,000 miles out of the tread which is unacceptable by nearly anyone’s standards.
Overall, we rank the RE92A in the lower half of the high performance all-season tire class. If you are looking for a better tire from Bridgestone we would recommend going with the RE970 AS Pole Position, or better yet going with a tire like the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 Plus or the BFGoodrich Comp-2 A/S.
What Vehicles Will The RE92A Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Dodge Avenger
- Honda Accord, Civic
- Hyundai Genesis
- Infiniti FX35, G35
- Lexus ES300
- Mitsubishi Eclipse
- Nissan Maxima SE, Sentra
- Pontiac Vibe
- Saab 9-2X Aero
- Subaru Impreza WRX, Outback, Legacy Wagon, Baja, 2.5XT Limited
- Toyota Matrix, Yaris, Prius, Camry
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P225/55R17 95V BL
P235/50R17 95V BL
225/45R18 91V BL
245/45R18 96V BL
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P265/60R18 109V BL
P265/50R20 106V BL
Bridgestone Potenza RE92A prices range from approximately $199 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 all H-speed rated tires and lower. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 1/32 inch of wear on all tires.
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.
You will also receive Bridgestone’s 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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