BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT Review | Light Truck Touring Tire

Last updated on February 13th, 2024 at 06:12 pm

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Advantage T/A Sport LT

All-season Tire
BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT is the touring tire for heavy weight lifting and stable ride in all-season conditions. With this tire, you can drive for many years and different seasons, even on snow, without replacing tires for more than 6 years.

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Quick highlights

Tire type Standard Touring All-Season 
Price range$147-$275
Tread Warranty65000 Miles
Run-flat No
Vehicles typeSUV and Light truck
Driving conditionsDry, Wet, and Snow

Unlike small passenger cars, light trucks and SUVs require a little different tire to fulfill the needs of drivers. The crossover SUV tires come with big diameters and high load indexes to commute through highways while carrying heavy loads over the vehicle. 

Keeping all these things in mind, BFGoodrich Tire came up with this tire. BFGoodrich Tire has been around since the very start of rubber radial tires, and they have been the top manufacturer of passenger car tires in this age. 

This tire is an example of their greatness; it fulfills every desire of the driver, being durable and affordable as well. 

Competing with big brands and premium tires is what BFGoodrich has been doing for years and this tire is also competing with this category’s most loveable tires like Continental CrossContact LX25 and Pirelli Scorpion AS Plus 3.

With positive reviews, high demand, great price, and long life, why not this tire will be a perfect choice for your vehicle? 

To find out read the complete review where you can find comparisons, performance results, and real-world experience to better decide whether it will be the right fit for your fleet in 2024. 

Pros

  • Proper handling and response in all-season conditions
  • 3PMSF certified for light and deep snow performance
  • All year-round tire with durability for many years’ worth of smooth rides
  • A safe and secure ride is achievable through quick brakes and stable contact
  • Hydroplaning resistance also makes it a safer tire to drive in all-season conditions
  • Comfort, brakes, response, and durability all in one tire for light trucks, SUVs, and CUVs

Cons

  • Very low traction, especially as a speed goes up
  • Noise might be an issue for luxury car drivers

Tread design and improvements

All-season tread compound with symmetrical design for easy rotation and uniform wear by equal contact to the ground

Equal Tension Containment ETEC improves stability and responsive handling with the help of continuous center ribs

G-Wedge sidewall stabilizes for proper cornering traction in dry and wet conditions and makes it a damage-resistant tire for more durable miles. 

Wide circumferential grooves and open shoulders transit water to resist hydroplaning and go through high-standing water safely

3D active sipe technology on tread and shoulder sipes increases biting edges on snow and wet conditions for proper gripping. 

Specifications & Features

Speed ratingT-V(118-149)MPH
Load Index99(1706 lbs) – 116(2756 lbs)
Manufactured inUnited States
Wheel diameter15-22”
Ply rating4 ply rated
Treadwear, Traction, Temperature740, B, A
Noise ReductionNo

The difference between standard touring tires and crossover/SUV touring tires is that they come with a high load index but most of them have low treadwear warranty. 

But if someone wants to carry a heavy load, then this tire will be a better choice; with 116  indexing, this tire can carry a good load on highways. 

The B-rated traction is no surprise as this tire slips quite often at a high pace, which is why never go on track with this tire.

Other than that, the treadwear rating is great, speed ratings are fine as well. Overall all the specs except traction are aligned with the tire category and driver preferences. 

Performance of Hankook Kinergy PT H737

Dry City Roads, Pitted Roads, and Pavements

Dry City Road ride

Dry highways are the most frequent terrain where light truck and SUV drivers go with all-season tires, and in my opinion, this tire works properly on dry city roads and highways. 

Often with a heavy load, although traction misses sometimes, otherwise, it can handle a high pace on the highway as well. But seriously the loose grip sometimes feels so unsafe to drive this tire with. 

With that, on gravels, the tire is just fine, no comfort, just good enough to pass through these damaging situations. No problem with damaging the tire as well. 

On pitted roads and construction site drives, this tire is also great, it stabilizes very quickly without impacting too much on steering when in contact with potholes. 

Overall, in dry conditions and weather, the tire is good to drive with due to its durability and comfort; however going too fast can be dangerous as it loses grip in dry conditions sometimes. 

Wet and Rain Experience

Wet roads and Rain rides

Just like dry conditions, wet road driving is also disturbed by the low traction and grip at a fast pace. It loses balance and handling response on highways at above the normal speed, especially if the weight is on the tires. 

In normal rainy situations, the tire is good; it can control wet terrain quite efficiently unless you hit the accelerator hard. It will provide a stable ride and proper traction in rains and storms. 

On standing water, the hydroplaning is near to zero; it properly crosses deep water without losing control and balance. The reason for that is its 3D sipes and deep groovers. 

If the tire is equipped with zig-zag sipes, the performance on wet and snow terrain flourishes more, and it will be able to handle high speed as well. 

Overall wet terrain rides are quite good and if you face rain and storm quite often, then this tire will fit accordingly. 

Light Snow, Deep Snow, and Ice

Snow and winter terrain rides

The snow performance of this tire is the winning factor, as it has quite low all-season performance compared to top tires, which you can see in the test results below as well. However, it is comparatively better when it comes to winter terrains. 

In light snow, it really impresses me, as it was bad in wet conditions, I thought it will be a failure on snow terrains, however, that was not the case, it provided better traction, grip, and response compared to wet performance. 

One of the reasons could be because this is a 3PMSF-certified tire, and also the unique shoulder design with notches improves overall snow performance. 

On deep snow, this tire is also fine, unlike other tires, that totally stop above 6 inches of snow, this tire can make you cross the terrain more easily. On the ice, it slips more often than deep snow, which is why it did not satisfy ice for sure. 

Overall winter performance is great, it will be a great overall tire if you live in northern states, where the snow is not so extreme but not so low, this tire will help you cross through every season all year round. 

Durability and road life

Low performance in some areas of commute can be acceptable sometimes, but if the tire has bad treadwear performance, nobody will accept it. And this is not a problem with this tire. 

It comes with a 65K miles treadwear warranty, however, we were amused by the fact that most drivers say that it runs more than the treadwear warranty, because there are not many tires that could even touch the warranty limits. 

It keeps on moving through different conditions without impacting on wear, and surely the tread contact is the reason for that. 

Durability is never in question with this tire, but the noise, traction, and handling might not fit your preferences.  

Comfort and Responsiveness

Comfort on damaged roads, potholes, and highways is great, the problem with it is that it is quite louder compared to its competitive tires. 

The low continuous noise might force you to turn on the radio to avoid any discomfort. Otherwise, it is a great tire overall when it comes to comfortable all-season rides. 

When it comes to handling and brakes, again, it is not the most suitable tire for these things; it lacks cornering, does not have the shortest brakes, and the soft steering is not so enjoyable as well. 

Unlike this tire’s name, it is not a sporty tire; it is great for everyday city rides but a no-no on fast tracks. 

Comparison with Continental CrossContact LX25

Dry Conditions Continental CrossContact LX25
Steering Response & Feedback 7.69%
Cornering Stability on Curves 3.70%
Dry Traction & Grip 2.15%
Shortest Dry Brakes 3.57%
Results 17.12%
Wet Conditions
Steering Response & Feedback 21.74%
Cornering Stability on Curves 33.33%
Wet Traction & Grip 6.98%
Shortest Wet Brakes 33.33%
Results 95.38%
Winter Conditions
Deep Snow Traction 3.70%
Light Snow Traction 3.49%
Thick Ice Traction 6.67%
Results 13.86%
Ride Quality
Cabin Comfort 11.11%
Road Noise 20.83%
Results 31.94%
175/65R15 (84H)
Price 15.48%

The results are based on test results and subjective views, which could differ based on different cars, conditions, and drivers’ preferences.

As the test results show, this BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT loses very badly in almost every matric compared to Continental CrossContact LX25. The comfort, dry, and snow performance do not have that big of a margin, but when it comes to wet performance, it really loses the battle. 

So if you want a better performance tire, then obviously Continental CrossContact LX25 will only make sense. 

However, if you want to save some money and achieve a more durable ride with high weight carrying ability, then this BFGoodrich tire will make more sense out of these two.  

When BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT Is Not Prefered

In my opinion, it will be a good tire for all-season rides, however, if you have to face more storms and rain in a year, then there are some better options for tires in all all-season categories. You can see the wet performance difference between Continental and this tire. 

Similarly, it will not be a great option for performance rides, as it has very soft steering and sidewalls, this tire does not provide as sporty response as performance tires. So if you drive on fast tracks, again, this is not the best fit for your vehicle. 


Final words

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT is a great all-season touring tire for light trucks and SUVs, it provides proper wet and dry performance with confident rides on winter terrains as well. The tire sometimes loses traction when going at a higher pace which could be dangerous for the drivers on the road. Other than that, it is a perfect tire that provides a comfortable and smooth ride all year round.

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