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Bridgestone Ecopia EP150 vs Bridgestone Ecopia EP300

Bridgestone Ecopia EP150 vs EP300 - H2H Test Data [2024]

Here are the key stats for the Bridgestone Ecopia EP150 and Bridgestone Ecopia EP300 tyres, at a glance.
Ecopia EP150Ecopia EP300
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StylePassenger All-SeasonPerformance All-Season
SeasonAll SeasonAll Season
Release Date20092017
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score59/100N/A

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Bridgestone Ecopia EP150 vs Bridgestone Ecopia EP300 in Australia

The Ecopia EP150 has been around in Australia for about 15 years, whereas the Ecopia EP300 has been on the market for about 7 years

The Ecopia EP150 is rated for passenger all-season action, however the Ecopia EP300 tyres are classified as performance all-season. Both tyres are designed for use with regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles.

Both of these are considered all season 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 41 sizes of these tyres by the European Union.

Fuel Efficiency

EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Ecopia EP150C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$50 extra per year
Ecopia EP300C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$48 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 Ecopia EP150 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 Ecopia EP300 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 Ecopia EP150 and Ecopia EP300 tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Grip & Handling

EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Ecopia EP150C5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h
Ecopia EP300C5 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 Ecopia EP150 tyres rank a C on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

The Ecopia EP300 tyres, on the other hand, get a grade of C.

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

Here's a graph comparing the Ecopia EP150 and Ecopia EP300 tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Noise

EU Grade
(A - C)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Ecopia EP150B (69.2 dB)2 times as noisy
Ecopia EP300B (70.5 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 Ecopia EP150 tyres produce 69.2 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 Ecopia EP300 tyres produce 70.5 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 Ecopia EP150 and Ecopia EP300 tyres stack up for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the Ecopia EP150 scores 3 out of 5 for comfort and the Ecopia EP300 scores 4 out of 5.

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.

Ecopia EP150Ecopia EP300
Treadwear380
Traction
(AA - C)
B
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
B

Treadwear

The Ecopia EP150 tyres have a treadwear rating of 380, which means that they would last 3.8 times longer than a tyre with a rating of 100. There's no treadwear data available for the Ecopia EP300 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.

The Ecopia EP150 tyres have a traction grade of B (on a scale of AA, A, B, C). There's no UTQG traction grading data available for the Ecopia EP300 tyres.

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.

The Ecopia EP150 tyres have a temperature resistance grade of B (on a scale of A, B, C). There's no UTQG temperature resistance grading data available for the Ecopia EP300 tyres.

Warranty

In terms of distance, the Ecopia EP150 tyres have a guarantee of 50,000 kilometres, whereas the Ecopia EP300 tyres have a guarantee of 50,000 kilometres.

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, Ecopia EP150 score a grade of C, which is more or less average. Ecopia EP300 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, Ecopia EP150 get a score of C, which is more or less average. Ecopia EP300 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, Ecopia EP150 get a score of B, which is about typical. Ecopia EP300 end up with a grade of B, which is about typical.

In terms of a distance guarantee, the Ecopia EP150 are guaranteed for 50,000 kilometres, while the Ecopia EP300 tyres are guaranteed for 50,000 kilometres.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 29 sizes of the Ecopia EP150, and all 17 sizes of the Ecopia EP300 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Ecopia EP150 Sizes

Size
165/65 R14 79S
175/65 R14 82H
175/60 R16 82H
175/70 R14 84H
175/70 R13 82H
175/65 R15 84H
185/65 R14 86H
185/65 R15 88H
185/65 R15 88T
185/55 R15 82V
185/60 R15 84H
185/55 R16 87H XL
185/55 R15 82H
185/70 R14 88H
185/55 R16 83V
185/60 R14 82H
185/70 R13 86H
195/60 R16 89H
195/60 R15 88V
195/65 R15 91T
195/65 R15 91H
195/60 R15 88H
195/55 R16 87V
195/70 R14 91H
205/70 R15 96H
205/45 R17 84W
205/65 R15 94H
205/60 R16 92H
205/55 R16 91V

Ecopia EP300 Sizes

Size
185/60 R15
185/65 R15
185/55 R15
195/60 R15
195/65 R15
195/55 R15
205/65 R15
205/55 R16
205/60 R16
205/65 R16
215/65 R15
215/50 R17
215/45 R17
215/55 R17
215/60 R16
225/60 R16
225/55 R17
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