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Bridgestone Alenza 001 vs Michelin Primacy SUV

Bridgestone Alenza 001 vs Michelin Primacy SUV [Test Data]

Here are the key stats for the Bridgestone Alenza 001 and Michelin Primacy SUV tyres, at a glance.
Alenza 001Primacy SUV
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUVLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleStreet/Sport Truck SummerCrossover/SUV Touring All-Season
SeasonSummerAll Season
Release Date20172015
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall ScoreN/AN/A

Pricing

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Bridgestone Alenza 001 vs Michelin Primacy SUV in Australia

The Alenza 001 has been around in Australia for about 7 years, whereas the Primacy SUV has been on the market for about 9 years

The Alenza 001 is rated for street/sport truck summer action, however the Primacy SUV tyres are classified as crossover/suv touring all-season. Both tyres are designed for use with 4WDs, SUVs and light trucks.

The Alenza 001 are for use in summerconditions, whereas the Primacy SUV are considered summer tyres. Neither of them are runflat tyres. Both brands are considered to be in the premium part of the market.

Read on to see how each of these tyres stack up against each other!

How We Reviewed These Tyres

Unlike the Australian government, the European Union carries out standardised tests on all tyres sold in Europe. These tests are carried out in identical conditions, making them a reliable way to compare tyres.

For this review, we use averaged results from tests done on 77 sizes of these tyres by the European Union.

Fuel Efficiency

EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Alenza 001C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$42 extra per year
Primacy SUVC0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$49 extra per year

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres. That's a lot, and it means that choosing fuel efficient tyres can save you quite a bit of money.

The Alenza 001 tyres rank a C on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

The Primacy SUV tyres get a grade of C

As their fuel efficiency grade is the same, expect negligible differences in fuel consumption between them.

Here's a graph comparing the Alenza 001 and Primacy SUV tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Grip & Handling

EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Alenza 001B2.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h
Primacy SUVB2.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h

We'll now take a look at how these tyres compare in terms of grip and handling.

A good measure of this is 'wet grip', which is an indication of how well the tyres will allow the vehicle to come to a stop in wet conditions.

The Alenza 001 tyres rank a B on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

The Primacy SUV tyres, on the other hand, get a grade of B.

As their wet grip grade is the same, expect negligible differences in terms of braking distance.

Here's a graph comparing the Alenza 001 and Primacy SUV tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Noise

EU Grade
(A - C)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Alenza 001B (71.8 dB)2 times as noisy
Primacy SUVB (69.8 dB)2 times as noisy

Another key factor to consider when choosing a tyre is road noise. Once you're over about 40 km/h, the dominant source of noise you hear is from the contact of your tyres on the road.

There is a surprisingly wide variation in the amount of noise each tyre makes.

The Alenza 001 tyres produce 71.8 dB of road noise, which corresponds to a rank of B on a scale of A to C in the standardised testing done by the EU.

On the other hand, the Primacy SUV tyres produce 69.8 dB of road noise, which means a grade of B.

As their noise grade is the same, don't expect many differences in terms of cabin noise.

Here's a visual representation of how the Alenza 001 and Primacy SUV tyres stack up for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

Comfort

We don't have any comfort data for either of these tyres.

UTQG Data

Introduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA, the Uniform Tire Grading System (UTQG), is a system for comparing one tyre product to another on the basis of some standardised tests.

Alenza 001Primacy SUV
Treadwear300440
Traction
(AA - C)
AA
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
AA

Treadwear

As per the UTQG guidelines, the Alenza 001 tyres have a treadwear rating of 300, whereas the Primacy SUV tyres have a rating of 440. This means that the Alenza 001 tyres will theoretically last only 68% as long as the Primacy SUV tyres.

Traction

The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

As per the UTQG system, the Alenza 001 tyres have a traction grading of A, whereas the Primacy SUV tyres have a grading of A.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

As per the UTQG system of tyre grading, the Alenza 001 tyres have a temperature resistance grading of A, whereas the Primacy SUV tyres have a grading of A (on a scale of A, B, C).

Warranty

The Primacy SUV tyres have a warranty of 6 years. There is no time-based warranty available for the Alenza 001.

In terms of distance, the Alenza 001 tyres have a warranty of 50,000 kilometres. There is no distance based warranty available for the Primacy SUV.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still on the fence about these tyres? Check out how they compare to other similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

Let's now take a look at the main differences between these two sets of tyres.

For fuel efficiency, Alenza 001 score a grade of C, which is more or less average. Primacy SUV end up with a grade of C, which is more or less average.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, Alenza 001 get a score of B, which is above average. Primacy SUV end up with a grade of B, which is above average.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, Alenza 001 get a score of B, which is about typical. Primacy SUV end up with a grade of B, which is about typical.

The Alenza 001 tyres have a UTQG treadwear rating of 300, whereas the Primacy SUV tyres have a rating of 440.This means that you can expect the Alenza 001 to last only 68% as long as the Primacy SUV tyres.

The Alenza 001 have a UTQG traction grading of A, while the Primacy SUV tyres having a grading of A.

The Alenza 001 have a UTQG temperature grading of A, while the Primacy SUV tyres having a grading of A.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 66 sizes of the Alenza 001, and all 27 sizes of the Primacy SUV tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Alenza 001 Sizes

Size
215/70 R17 101H
215/55 R18 99
215/65 R16 98H
215/60 R17 96H
225/60 R18 104W XL
225/55 R19 99
225/55 R18 98
225/60 R18 100H
225/60 R17 99
225/65 R17 102H
235/50 R20 104V XL
235/55 R17 99
235/55 R19 101W
235/55 R18 104
235/60 R18 103H
235/45 R20 96W
235/50 R19 99V
235/55 R19 101V
235/55 R19 105W
235/60 R20 108H XL
235/60 R18 103W
235/50 R19 99W
235/65 R17 108
235/65 R19 109
235/55 R18 100V
235/50 R20 100W
235/65 R18 106
245/50 R19 105W XL
245/45 R20 99
245/60 R18 105H
245/45 R20 103W XL
255/55 R18 109W XL
255/55 R19 111W
255/55 R19 107W
255/50 R21 109Y XL
255/60 R18 108W
255/55 R20 110Y
255/55 R19 111H XL
255/50 R19 107Y
255/60 R18 112
255/50 R20 109H XL
265/45 R21 104W
265/50 R20 111
265/45 R21 108H XL
265/50 R19 110W XL
265/45 R20 104Y
275/40 R20 106Y
275/45 R21 110W
275/40 R21 107W
275/50 R20 109W
275/40 R20 106W XL
275/40 R22 107Y XL
275/45 R20 110Y
285/45 R20 112H XL
285/40 R21 109H
285/45 R19 111W
285/45 R22 110H
285/45 R20 108W
285/40 R21 109H XL
285/50 R20 112
285/40 R21 109Y XL
285/35 R22 106W
295/40 R20 110Y
295/45 R20 114W
295/35 R21 107Y
315/35 R20 110Y

Primacy SUV Sizes

Size
205/70 R15 96H
215/70 R15 98H
215/70 R16 100H
215/65 R16 102H XL
225/65 R17 102H
225/70 R16 103H
225/60 R18 100H
235/60 R17 102V
235/65 R17 108V XL
235/70 R16 106H
235/60 R18 103V
235/75 R15 109H XL
245/65 R17 107H
245/50 R20 102V
245/55 R19 103H
245/70 R16 111H XL
255/55 R19 111V XL
255/70 R15 108H
255/65 R17 110H
265/70 R16 112H
265/60 R18 110H
265/65 R17 112H
275/65 R17 115H
275/65 R18 116H
275/70 R16 114H
285/65 R17 116H
285/60 R18 116V
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