Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack Review


The Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack is an all-season grand touring tire that guarantees a peaceful and comfy ride. Equipped with the latest technologies, it ensures you have ample grip along with a fast steering.

Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack
Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack

The Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack excels in dry and snowy conditions with superior grip and responsive steering. However, its wet performance is average. Though it yields an impressive tread life, and fuel efficiency, and offers a notably quiet and comfortable ride.

Available Sizes

The Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack comes in 15 to 20 inches wheels and they have the following specs.

  • Speed ratings: H and V only.
  • Load ratings: SL and XL.
  • Tread depth: 9 to 10/32″.
  • Weight range: 19 to 33 lbs.
  • Treadwear warranty: 80k miles.
  • UTQG rating: 800 A A.

Tire’s Construction

The Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack comes with a symmetrical tread pattern with a 5 rib design.

Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack
Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack features notches embedded within grooves, which basically provide this tire with superb snow grip.

The tire features 3 ribs in the middle, forming 4 longitudinal grooves, where the base of all these grooves have a secondary tread pattern, basically engineered for dampening down the road noise.

All these ribs have blocks of similar tread features.

They all have interlocking wave-like siping, curved grooves in the middle (on each block), and chamfered edges.

Moreover, they all also have reinforced foundations.

The shoulder lugs are slightly different from the central blocks, where for one, they have bulkier design.

And two, they have linear siping instead of wave-like pattern you see in the middle.

And yes they also have longitudinal silts missing in the central blocks.

Other design characteristics include the tire having a rounded contact patch, and internally, the tire comes from a single ply polyester and single ply nylon cap ply, with dual full width steel belts in between them.

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Dry Performance

The tire’s overall dry performance depends on 3 things

  • Straight line grip.
  • Lateral grip.
  • Steering response.

Let’s check them all out in the same order.

Directional Grip

To comprehend directional grip, it’s essential to examine the tire’s central area of the tread.

And in case of the Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack, its three central ribs are excellently optimized and deliver substantial braking efficacy.

(Braking is the direct measure of this grip, basically).

So how are these ribs helping here? Well, there are 3 main features to consider here.

  • These ribs are exceptionally stable due to their reinforced foundations.
  • The chamfered edges on these ribs ensure that the lugs don’t press against each other as the tire decelerates, contributing to smoother braking.
  • The interlocking siping on the lugs, although primarily designed for wet grip, also enhances grip on dry surfaces, where they act as “biters,” augmenting the tire’s overall longitudinal traction.

Moreover, the tire also features a rounded contact patch, which promotes uniform weight distribution across the tire, allowing for enhanced straight line rolling of the tire.

Dry Cornering Grip

Where straight line grip depends on central lugs, the lateral grip of a tire is dependent on shoulders, and that’s because of the centripetal force, let me explain.

So as tire turns, the weight on the tire does not want to, and it focuses on the shoulders, or I should say edges of the tread (acting as a centripetal force).

And this makes shoulders to road contact pretty significant here.

In this regard, the Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack stands out among its competitors.

It offers an extensive shoulder contact area, enhanced by thick longitudinal slits and lateral shoulder grooves. And together they allow this tire to have exceptional traction during cornering.

But wait, traction isn’t everything, when it comes to handling, as the tire also has to excel in steering responsiveness.

Steering Characteristics

The Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack offers a really good steering, where it reacts fast and doesn’t give you any lag, whatsoever.

I mean, you can really feel the life in its steering, where every turn of the wheel gets an immediate response.

That’s why this steering combined with the tire’s superb lateral grip, you get top leading handling times with this tire.

But what’s allowing this tire to have such great steering characteristics?

Well, a lot of things are at play here. The tire for one, has a very light structure, with its just single ply polyester casing and again a single ply nylon cap ply.

Moreover, its tread is relatively stiffer, and all lugs have reinforced foundations underneath.

All these features basically limit the overall lugs flexing, which wastes time (since lugs have to get back in to shape).

Side Note: You can also improve your all-season tires’ dry performance with these factors:

Overall Wet Performance

Wet traction is this tire’s weakest point. And that’s because of the tire’s poor overall lateral “traction” and sluggish steering.

Now traction heavily depends on sipes, as these slits suck up the water particles, coming underneath, preventing tire form slippage.

Now the problem with Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack stems from its shoulders featuring only linear sipes. And where they need to be flexible to absorb water particles effectively, these “linear” sipes stiffen up as the tire corners, reducing their ability to absorb water.

Additionally, there’s a noticeable delay in steering response, meaning moves like steering or accelerating need to be made well in advance.

It’s these combined factors that contribute to the tire receiving a lower overall score, where in fact on average, the tire has the slowest handling times compared to its (direct) competitors.

Tread Life

Ample tread longevity requires tires to have robust construction and advanced design elements, where with stiffer rubber, they fight off wear, while providing a decent grip in all conditions.

Now here the Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack is one of the more appreciable tires in the all season category, where you get a treadwear rating of a whopping 800, with the treadwear warranty of 80k miles.

So how is this tire doing this even though, its sizes have a tread depth of 10/32″ (where some even have 9/32″).

Well, this is mainly because the tire has one of the lightest construction among its peers, as it comes with a very light weight single ply polyester carcass and nylon cap ply (also single).

This puts less pressure on the lugs as they rub against the road, thereby enhancing tire’s tread longevity.

Snow Traction

When it comes to winter performance, the Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack is a mixed bag of results. Though let be simply it for you.

So the tire is taking the lead in terms of lateral traction and steering feedback, but lacks in the braking department.

So you get a tire with just an above-average handling times on laps. I mean if it weren’t for its lacking braking efficacy, it would have ranked on top here.

(This is because before entering the corner, one has to brake down, so the tires won’t slip, and that takes more time in this tire’s case).

Moreover, in terms of steering the tire gives you a very solid on-center feel, where you get a crisp steering response to all kinds of inputs.

I mean it still can be improved, as the tire under-steers sometimes, its still leading in the group of its competitors.

Road Noise

Since one of the main aim of Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack is to provide a quieter ride experience, it makes sense why the tire generates lowest decibels among its peers.

Now the tire comes with QUIETTRACK technology, which has a lot going on. And to understand it, first you need to know how noise gets generated in the first place.

So noise is mostly produced by air particles hitting the tread walls, (where they enter, predominately through shoulder voids).

I mean sure, there’s air pumping noise, then there’s impact noise, but still air is the main overall contributor here.

Now, Bridgestone features pretty packed up shoulder lugs, with rubber blocking the lateral grooves. This doesn’t allow too much air to get in.

Moreover, the tire also employs a variable pitch forming structure, where air particles hitting various parts of the tread get to produce varying tones, which cancel out each other.

Furthermore, the tire has polymers embedded in to the tread, which absorb sound waves, so less in-groove resonance gets generated.

So as a result, you get one of the quietest tire in its category.

Fuel Consumption

Fuel efficiency is a multifaceted aspect, involving tread pattern, composition, and tire weight. These dimensions basically define the tire’s rolling resistance values.

And considering these factors, it can be explained why the Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack is taking the lead among its peers (direct competitors, I mean).

This is attributed to the tire’s single ply polyester casing, and it’s pretty shallow tread depth (9 to 10/32″).

Basically with lighter construction, less weight pressure is applied on the lugs, as the rub against the surface. While the shallower tread depth, combined with reinforced foundations (underneath all lugs), the lugs aren’t susceptible to getting out of place a lot.

This not only enhances the stability for the tire as it maneuvers, but also conserves energy (as lugs getting out of shape require energy to get back).

Ride Comfort

The Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack, being a luxury performance tire, excels in mitigating road irregularities, providing a ride experience that is both exceptionally cushioned and highly controlled.

Its unique features and advanced rubber composition contribute to its overall ride comfort, absorbing minor impacts efficiently and isolating larger jolts proficiently, with that as well.

To Sum Up

The Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack is a tire designed for high performance across various parameters.

In terms of dry performance, it excels due to its directional grip provided by three optimized central ribs. When cornering, the tire’s design focuses on the shoulder area, leveraging the effects of centripetal force.

Steering responsiveness is another forte of the Turanza QuietTrack, reacting promptly to driver inputs due to its lightweight structure.

However, it’s not all rosy; the tire’s wet performance is subpar compared to its competitors, where it also gets a somewhat delayed steering response.

In snowy conditions, the tire presents a mix; good lateral traction and steering feedback but is hampered by its braking ability.

Moreover, its tread life is noteworthy, boasting an 80k mile warranty, attributed to its lightweight construction and reinforced lugs. And its fuel efficiency also stands out due to its minimized rolling resistance.

And lastly, the tire is pretty comfortable, offering a quiet and smooth ride experience.

2 thoughts on “Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack Review”

  1. With just 15,000 miles on these tires/2018 Lexus ES350 driving in the rain is scary and dangerous. The car looses its grip on the road and planes on the highway with limited to no control temporarily. You cannot drive the speed limit without fear of having an accident. This concurs with other REVIEWS & Articles I am reading. I bought at Costco and am returning to see about replacement.


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