Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Review & Rating
- Excellent dry and wet traction
- Outstanding ride comfort
- Tread life
- Add a little more cornering grip
As an all-season tire that is supposed to dramatically reduce road noise and provide a safe and comfortable ride, the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus is designed predominately for coupes, minivans, sedans and crossovers.
We decided to put the Serenity Plus tires to the test in several categories to see how they fare. This includes testing their traction, steering, winter handling, level of road noise, in addition to how much mileage you can expect to get from the tires themselves.
The Serenity Plus comes with a special silica enhanced NanoPro-Tech rubber tread compound that increases traction particularly on less than favorable conditions such as snow. The technology works by controlling the silica, carbon black and polymers to reduce friction and also energy loss resulting in better traction and grip. They also utilize circumferential and lateral grooves which aide in hydroplane resistance.
The tires have fantastic traction on both wet and dry surfaces. Indeed, you will be hard pressed to find any tire in their category that offers better traction on normal road surfaces.
Cornering – Steering
Like the traction, we found cornering and steering to be great.
The continuous center rib that is on the tire improves overall stability and offers a great steering experience. The steering itself is smooth and a joy to drive on at times. Even with some aggressive cornering the tires held up well and they certainly have no faults here.
The tires are fairly new so any winter testing hasn’t been conducted over a long period of time, however, on light snow the tires did very well. We did find that they had some problems in deep snow. Even though the Serenity Plus tires come with the silica enhanced NanoPro-Tech rubber tread compound, which we mentioned above, to improve traction in all conditions, we found that in deep snow they lacked a bit of traction. To be fair, this is to be expected to a degree with an all-season tire.
Ride Comfort – Road Noise
This is a category where this tire really excels. All too often tires boast to having zero road noise and then sound like you are driving with just the rim on.
That being said, the Serenity Plus has virtually no noise at all. They come with Resonance Noise Attenuated Silencer grooves which are a Bridgestone exclusive technology, and this drastically reduces any road noise that you might find on other tires. When driving with them on we found the tires to be immensely quiet and comfortable to boot.
The stated tread life on these tires varies depending on speed rating (explained in the warranty below), however, we have found no significant problems with the tread holding up for many miles. All manufacturers tend to overstate how much mileage you will get out of them to an extent, although we felt that depending on what class you choose, the mileage from Bridgestone is pretty true to reality.
The warranty on the Serenity Plus depends on the speed rating of the tire. H speed ratings have warranties up to 80k, V drops to 70k and the W speed rated tires are 50k. All in all not bad for what they cost.