BFGoodrich Advantage TA Review
Now an older generation tire, the BFGoodrich Advantage TA is available in limited sizes. Eclipsed by the newer Advantage TA Sport, the Advantage TA’s best feature is probably its price.
- Decent tread life
- Deals to be had on this discontinued tire
- Limited sizes and availability
- Last-generation tire tech
- Noisy as they wear
Designed as a grand touring all-season tire, the Advantage TA is built to offer a sophisticated ride for passenger cars, minivans and small crossovers.
The tread design and compound is made for confident driving, but not necessarily sporty driving. And here it delivers jut fine. A mostly solid center rib provides great highway stability and turn-in response.
Making use of a silica-infused tread compound the tire is able to offer decent wet weather traction, though it still draws a fair amount of complaints from owners for sub-par wet grip.
In terms of tread life, more modern tires offer a longer warranty, but the 60,000 miles for these tires was quite high at the time wen they came out. And we’re happy to report that the vast majority of owners seem to hit that mark and be pleased with the offering. And when you take price into account, there’s really no faulting these tires based on tread life.
Unfortunately, an area where these tires seem to lack, particularly for a “grand touring” tire, is their level of road noise. Initially quite fine, these tires can become quite loud over time.
BFGoodrich Advantage TA vs Advantage TA Sport
As mentioned earlier, the Advantage TA has been replaced by the Advantage TA Sport, which, as the name suggests, puts more focus on performance while achieving the same or better tread life (60,000 or 70,000 miles depending on the speed rating). The new tire has a wider center rib and an interesting arrangement of external tread blocks that are connected to deliver superior handling performance. They also offer a much larger contact patch with the road for added grip. Overall, we like the added grip of the new TA Sport models but feel they aren’t really grand touring tires any more and they push quite far into performance territory. BFG claims a 15 percent improvement in dry handling (as well as 12 percent better wet traction and 15 percent better snow traction).
BFGoodrich Advantage TA Price
Pricing for the BFGoodrich Advantage TA is just around $120 per tire for a 16-inch fitment. Retailers may sell for less. (Note: with this tire being discontinued there are often sales related to it, so you can get a good tire at a bargain price).
BFGoodrich Advantage TA Warranty
BFGoodrich backs the Advantage TA tire with a 60,000 mile tread life warranty on H and V-Speed rated tires. A 75,000 mile warranty is available on T-speed rated tires, or we should say was, as many sizes of this tire have now been discontinued.
A standard limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship with a free replacement offered for defective tires within the first year or first 25 percent of tread wear. After that point, BFGoodrich will replace defective tires on a pro rated basis up until the 6 year mark.
BFGoodrich Advantage TA Sizes