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Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS

Bridgestone RE-71RS Review - Our Honest Opinion [2024]

Here are the key stats for the Potenza RE-71RS, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StyleMax Performance Summer
Release Date2020
Run Flat?No


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Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS in Australia

This offering by Bridgestone has been around in Australia for about 4 years. Especially designed for regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles, it comes in a total of 63 sizes.

This max performance summer tyre is a solid option for those looking for a summer tyre in the premium end of the market. Note that it is not a runflat tyre.

Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition!

How We Reviewed The Potenza RE-71RS Tyres

We've analysed the results of the following tyre benchmarks to carry out a data-driven review of the Potenza RE-71RS tyres.

  • TireRack: Extreme Performance Summer Tire Test R17

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the Potenza RE-71RS tyres. Bear in mind that these results are more subjective than the EU results.
Dry PerformanceExcellent
Wet PerformanceAcceptable


Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, including those below, the Potenza RE-71RS scores 3 out of 5 for comfort.

  • TireRack: Extreme Performance Summer Tire Test R17


With a UTQG treadwear rating of 200, the Potenza RE-71RS would theoretically last 2 times longer than a tyre with a treadwear rating of 100.


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.

These tyres score a grade 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.

These tyres score a grade of A.


The Potenza RE-71RS tyres have a warranty of 50,000 kilometres.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still undecided as to whether to go with these max performance summer tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!


The Potenza RE-71RS tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their car rubber with some tyres designed for max performance summer action.

In terms of data out of the US, they have the following UTQG ratings:

  • Treadwear: 200
  • Traction: A (scale: AA, A, B, C)
  • Temperature Resistance: A (scale: A, B, C)

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 63 sizes of the Potenza RE-71RS tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

155/60 R13 70H
165/60 R13 73H
165/50 R15 73V
165/55 R15 75V
165/55 R14 72V
185/55 R15 82V
185/55 R14 80V
185/60 R14 82H
195/45 R17 81W
195/50 R16 84V
195/45 R16 80W
195/55 R16 87V
195/60 R14 86H
195/60 R15 88V
195/50 R15 82V
195/55 R15 85V
205/45 R16 87W XL
205/60 R15 91H
205/50 R15 86V
205/55 R16 91V
205/55 R15 88V
205/50 R16 87V
205/45 R17 88W XL
215/45 R18 93W XL
215/50 R16 90V
215/40 R18 89W XL
215/45 R16 86W
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/40 R17 87W XL
225/40 R19 93W XL
225/45 R18 95W XL
225/45 R16 89W
225/40 R18 92W XL
225/50 R18 95W
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/50 R16 92V
225/50 R15 91V
225/35 R19 88W XL
235/40 R17 90W
235/45 R17 94W
235/40 R18 95W XL
235/35 R19 91W XL
245/45 R17 95W
245/35 R18 92W XL
245/45 R18 100W XL
245/40 R17 91W
245/40 R19 98W XL
245/35 R19 93W XL
245/50 R16 98V
245/40 R18 97W XL
255/40 R18 99W XL
255/35 R18 94W XL
255/35 R19 96W XL
255/40 R17 98W XL
265/30 R19 89W
265/35 R18 97W XL
275/35 R18 95W
275/35 R19 96W
275/30 R19 92W
285/35 R19 103W XL
285/30 R18 93W
295/30 R18 94W
295/35 R18 99W
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