Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport AS Review
A high performance tire specifically designed for trucks, SUVs and crossovers, the Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport AS delivers agile handling and confidence in varied conditions.
- Excellent wet grip
- Better than many all-seasons in snow
- Limited sizes
- Tread life warranty could be longer
A perfect companion to many premium crossovers and SUVs on the market, the Dueler HP Sport AS takes a sporting tire design and adds plenty of grip for inclement weather.
Featuring a symmetrical tread design, dry weather grip is above average. While more than capable, it’s not this tire’s true highlight.
Instead it’s in wet and even wintry weather where the tire’s advantages show through. The closed shoulder design made up of smaller tread sections means it’s not as gripping in high-performance summer conditions, but does do an excellent job in the wet. Plenty of angles in the interior tread blocks also work with the four large circumferential grooves to evacuate water from the contact patch.
Meanwhile a high-silica tread compound makes the tire more resistant to changing weather conditions, from wet to cold.
And it doesn’t take a tire expert to see the heavy amount of siping used on the tire. This, combined with plenty of directional grooves, help expel water easily and let the silica-infused tread compound grip the road with ease.
When it comes to winter, as far as all-season tires go, the Dueler HP Sport AS actually delivers solid grip in light snow conditions. All those sipes and extra slits in the tread give added biting edges.
Beyond all this capability, that same grippy all-season tread compound also is designed for low rolling resistance with the road, helping you with fuel economy and avoid fillups.
As a true truck tire it’s designed to wear evenly even under loads, so you can achieve the mileage guarantee. Plus, it’s made with nylon reinforced steel belts to withstand the weight of a truck or SUV, as well as everything you might put in it.
Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport AS Price
Pricing for the Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport AS ranges from roughly $100 to $200 per tire depending on the size. Retailers may sell for less.
Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport AS Warranty
Bridgestone backs the Dueler HP Sport AS with a 40,000 mile tread wear warranty. It’s also backed by Bridgestone’s 90 day buy and try guarantee. In addition, like almost all Bridgestone tires the standard limited warranty covers uniformity issues for the first 2/32-inch of treadwear and a warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for five years, with a free replacement tire during the first three years, followed by a pro-rated replacement up until the five year mark.
Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport AS Sizes
How Long Should the Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport AS last?
With a tread life warranty of 40,000 miles the Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport AS should last at least that long, so long as you rotate them at advised intervals, keep them properly inflated and don’t abuse them significantly. This should guarantee three full years of performance until it’s time for a new set.
Is the Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport AS Any Good in Snow?
Above average for a higher performance all-season tire, the plentiful slits in the tread and added siping give this tire more grip in the cold and on snow than you’d expect to get from a tire of this performance caliber.