Bridgestone B250

The Bridgestone B250 is a Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 66%
Wet Grip 54%
Road Feedback 60%
Handling 61%
Wear 69%
Comfort 64%
Buy again 50%

Tyre review data from 47 tyre reviews averaging 61% over 1,084,972 miles driven.

The B250 is ranked 121st of 202 Summer Touring tyres.

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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
155/65 R13 73T   F E 70 5.14kgs
165/65 R13 77T   F E 70 5.67kgs
175/65 R13 80T   F E 70 6.07kgs
165/70 R13 79T   F C 69 5.71kgs
175/70 R13 82T   F E 70 6.70kgs
155/65 R14 75T   F B 70 5.63kgs
165/65 R14 79T   F E 70 6.57kgs
175/65 R14 82T   E B 68 6.83kgs
175/65 R14 82T   E B 70 6.83kgs
165/70 R14 81T   F C 69 6.10kgs
175/70 R14 84T   C B 70 7.11kgs
175/55 R15 77T   F B 70 7.38kgs
195/55 R15 85H   E B 71 8.14kgs
155/60 R15 74T   F E 70 5.96kgs
175/60 R15 81H   E E 70 7.01kgs
185/60 R15 84H   F A 70 7.80kgs
185/60 R15 84H   E B 70 7.45kgs
165/65 R15 81T   E B 70 6.25kgs
165/65 R15 81T   C B 70 6.58kgs
175/65 R15 84S   E C 68 7.12kgs
175/65 R15 84T   F C 73 7.25kgs
185/65 R15 88H   E B 70 7.89kgs
185/65 R15 88T   E C 70 7.88kgs
185/65 R15 88H   E C 70 7.88kgs
185/65 R15 88H   F C 73 8.40kgs
195/65 R15 91H   E C 71 8.69kgs
175/60 R16 82H   C C 68 7.26kgs
195/60 R16 89H   C C 70 8.37kgs
205/60 R16 92H   C C 71 9.82kgs
195/65 R16 92V   C E 69 8.85kgs

Questions and Answers for the Bridgestone B250

2017-01-03 - Why are these listed under "all season" when they are most definitely not proper all season tyres? (IE no M+S rating)

I have a set of these coming to the very end of their life on my Micra, and having been looking for replacements and checking what's on the sidewall etc, there's no actual winter accreditation on there, which is needed to class as all-season. As in a tyre that isn't hopeless in warm, dry conditions, but is still legal to remain on the car through winter in countries that demand you fit winter tyres in the colder months. Bizarrely, the pin-in-the-dictionary branded Chinese budget jobs on the rear DO have the M+S logo proudly stamped on them, but I trust that about as far as I can throw it whilst still attached to the car...
(I'm also skeptical about at least half of the other tyres that came up on the "All Season" list for my size (175/60 R15) and it doesn't even seem entirely certain whether all of the results DO actually come in that fitment...)

FWIW, the rating stamp aside, they HAVE proven quite good in wintery conditions, or at least as much as we've had since I owned the car (about 18 months). Haven't ever much been short of grip, even on the frosty and sometimes icy (even if not snowy) roads we've had over the past few weeks, and I don't exactly drive like a grandmother... they've been punished, to the point that the shoulders have been rubbed bald with no chance of getting through another MOT, and the tread is probably down to 1.5mm by now, so I do intend to replace them within a week or two (it would have been earlier but what was initially going to be a quiet winter became very chaotic for a number of external reasons). Despite that, their straight line takeoff grip is about as good as can be expected for a narrow fitting on a FWD car with a lightweight engine, the available brake force is very good in all conditions (I'm pretty certain they've so far saved me from a couple of collisions of the type that did for my old Clio, i.e. someone pulling a sudden stop in front of you on an unexpectedly greasy road...), and the car corners far better than any Micra should be allowed to (I've driven a couple others before and they were like breezeblocks with pramwheels in comparison), almost as well as the Clio did on rather wider tyres and with Renault's supernaturally grippy (though bone shattering) suspension setup. Seriously, I actually went for a play on the iciest day of the holidays to challenge the car's traction control and ABS on some nearby steep hills, and ended up being somewhat disappointed at how normal it all felt, even though walking around was a bit risky and you could still prompt it into a slide (and the ESP system into going absolutely bananas) with sufficiently violent control inputs. Even when I turned all the driver aids off and buried the throttle, there was some wheelspin, but the exit speed at the top of a particular climb was hardly any different overall. Other than that, the trac can only really be triggered with full throttle and harsh dumping of the clutch, usually when making a 90 degree turn out of a known-greasy junction, the ABS never cuts in unless you have to make an emergency stab at the pedal for some reason, and the ESP may as well not exist - in fact I didn't think the car had it until I badly misjudged a frosty corner about this time last year and suddenly found the car cornering more like a tank as the brakes automatically activated on just one side to slew it back into line. Basically in the dry they're indefatigable, reasonably good in the wet, and remarkable in winter for what are technically summer tyres, and are reasonably quiet and soft-riding (can't really comment on their economy, as it's a crazily frugal car for a 1200cc petrol model thanks to its trick engine that uses VVT more for efficiency than power; however the MPG *has* nosedived of late when I've forgotten about the slow puncture one of them has picked up, so the tyres do contribute *something* to that).

They even did fairly well at Download this year when the car park started to get boggy (literally had to borrow a fabric washer to get the interior clean again, and spent about a tenner at the jetwash to get all the mud off the exterior) and some poorly driven softroaders got stuck right at the main gate, backing everything up... we were instead able, 3-up and with shedloads of cargo, to bump, rumble and squelch our way to the back gate and onwards to freedom... basically the only thing I haven't tried them with is snow, and that's pretty much the only reason I'm not doing a like for like swap, because having been stranded in sudden snow before thanks to lack of grip, I want the assurance of something that has the three-peak stamp on it.

Which, despite all the above, they don't have, and therefore aren't legal where winters are mandatory.

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B250 Prices

Size Price Range  
175/65 R14 £59.20 - £60.80 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
185/65 R15 £58.00 - £69.41 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 10 tyre sizes - View all.

Top 3 Bridgestone B250 Reviews

Given 100% while driving a Hyundai hyndai verna 1.6 crdi (250/55 R16) on mostly country roads for 100 easy going miles
as per beging Verna 1.6 i were using above model lyres now the mileage i used were 70000 km without puncture the 4 lyres
100 - tyre reviewed on June 24, 2015   
Given 51% while driving a Volkswagen Polo 1.2 12V (175/70 R14) on mostly motorways for 17,000 average miles
These tyres came with my VW Polo, great motorway tyres, they last quite a while and not too loud however they are not grippy, they perform fine for urban usage but most definitely not for steep hills or rain.
34 - tyre reviewed on October 25, 2016   
Given 61% while driving a Toyota AVANZA 2014 (185/70 R14 S) on a combination of roads for 41,000 spirited miles
These tires came as an OEM when i bought this Avanza 1.3G A/T back in 2014. I've driven this car eversince, daily. I did 65,000 KM ( and going ). The tire did slightly above average as expected in combination situation ( dry and wet ) considering the price per tire. Using it in dry tarmac, the handling, grip, stability and braking distance considered good. While in wet tarmac, the stability and braking distance a little bit poor. However, i did compared this set of tires with my friend's tires ( D*nl*p SP10 and SP10m ), this Bridgestone B250 performed better in overall areas. The road noise, is better then those sets of D*nl*p but still considered noisy ( my personal opinion ). The treadwear area, my tires still have 60%-65% left. Given this percentage, i think this set might be lasted until around 100,000 km at most.
10 - tyre reviewed on September 13, 2017   
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Latest Bridgestone B250 Reviews

Renault (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
Very durable and reliable tyre. After 3 and a half yearw under the hard Medit. sun., the tyre still behaves very well, both in dry and wet terrain. Unfortunately it seems rather impossible to find it again.
0 - tyre reviewed on October 16, 2021   
Given 56% while driving a Honda City (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 43,000 spirited miles
i used Bridgestone and mine lasted just 45000 kms. and no treat pattern left so i am changing them to something better. Grip is good.
0 - tyre reviewed on June 20, 2021   
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Given 76% while driving a SEAT Ibiza TSi (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 30,000 average miles
Good tyre but wears too fast.
0 - tyre reviewed on April 7, 2020   
Given 57% while driving a Subaru Legacy (205/60 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 41,000 easy going miles
Good tyres for everyday use on dry road. They have lasted for over 65000 KM and they still have quite a lot of thread (changing them due to their age).

They are noisy wheels and quite expensive. Wouldn't buy them again unless they are super cheap.

Wet grip is awful. The wheels basically float on the water. Thankfully the AWD system and ESC intervened promptly while aquaplaning at high speed.
2 - tyre reviewed on October 16, 2019   
Given 63% while driving a Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI 105HP (185/60 R15 H) on mostly country roads for 25,000 spirited miles
OEM fitment to my MK5 Polo 6R, good grip both dry and wet, not very communicative but it can be a matter of the car, not tyre. Same applies to comfort, bit low for me, could be caused by being XL too (88 load).
Tyre wear good, 39000 km so far, I'm gonna replace them next spring and I'll probably fit Toyo Proxes CF2 195 55 15. I reckon I could do another 10k, but they are 9 years old, so time to get rid of them.
5 - tyre reviewed on December 8, 2018   
Given 79% while driving a Mazda 3 Series (195/65 R15 V) on a combination of roads for 46,700 average miles
It lasted me 75,000kms with good grip all around. I am looking to replace these with the Serenity series from Bridgestone. They were really good and had good grip in the wet. A bit noisy but with my Mazda 3, noise pollution has always been an issue as high speeds.
4 - tyre reviewed on August 22, 2018   
Given 89% while driving a Renault Megane (175/65 R14) on a combination of roads for 300 average miles
Excellent comfort and very low noise . Before, I had the P1 verde on which is a very decent tyre but with very hard sidewalls for a family car . So far very satisfied .Handling and breaking seems quite decent . I have reinvented my French family car !
4 - tyre reviewed on April 1, 2018   
Given 64% while driving a Nissan tida (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 50,000 easy going miles
Came on a new Nissan Tilda Latio, an unremarkable tyre well suited to our unremarkable car. But the tyre and the car keep working, are comfortable enough and when driven by a sensible driver are fuel efficient and safe. I recommend them if they are on sale and you want something which is reliable and durable.
6 - tyre reviewed on April 17, 2015   
Given 59% while driving a Citro├źn Xsara (185/65 R14 T) on mostly motorways for 37,500 average miles
Economical tire with good overall performance.
Threadwear was quite good, they lasted about 60000km, and that is a lot !
My advice is that for summer tires people should always check performance in wet conditions in the first place, dry performance in the second place for an average car. Then you'll be fine in any conditions.
5 - tyre reviewed on February 10, 2015   
Given 67% while driving a Mazda 3 Series (195/65 R15 V) on mostly town for 42,000 easy going miles
Came as OEM in my Mazda3, very noise as the Mazda 3 has already known noise problem, their only good is the long lasting, I had done 68000Km since new and still going, I believe it can last for another few thousand km before reach the legal limited .Yet some "slip" happened during the wet last week, so I'm going to replace it, thinking to try the Pirelli P7.
0 - tyre reviewed on January 24, 2015   
Given 40% while driving a Mazda 3 Series (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 30,000 easy going miles
Not rubbish, but not "good" either.
OEM on our (Aussie) Mazda 3. Road noise is very high, awful in the wet.
Wear rate is excellent, but I do drive like a grandpa!
1 - tyre reviewed on March 6, 2014   
Given 64% while driving a Kia Motors (225/75 R16) on a combination of roads for 19 average miles
We're on our second set of these on our Kia Sedona. The original set lasted around 12,000 miles which isn't great even considering the weight of the car.

They're sort of a jack of all trades but a master of none; they just do their job in all conditions. Grip on snow/ice is notably better than a dedicated summer tyre but the wet performance is probably their real weak point. Dry grip is good but I'd be worried of Bridgestone couldn't make a tyre that performed well in the dry.

Road noise/comfort seem ok, no complaints really. Like I said earlier, they just seem to do their job really.

Because of the odd tyre size, these are the only tyres readily available at most places. There's a lot of 4x4 tyres in this size which would be pointless on a Sedona. I'd like to try other tyres but it just seems like a lot of hassle to be able to!

Would I buy again? I think I have to...
1 - tyre reviewed on January 19, 2014