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Bridgestone Turanza T005A

Bridgestone Turanza T005A Review - Buy Or Avoid? [2024]

Here are the key stats for the Turanza T005A, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StylePremium Touring Summer
Release Date2018
Run Flat?No


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Bridgestone Turanza T005A in Australia

This offering by Bridgestone has been around in Australia for about 6 years. Especially designed for regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles, it comes in a total of 46 sizes.

This premium touring 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 Turanza T005A 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 43 sizes of the Turanza T005A tyres by the European Union.

We then compare these to the same results for the following similar tyres, also rated for Premuim Touring Summer usage and sold in Australia.

Fuel Efficiency

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
D0.3L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$67 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 Turanza T005A tyres rank a D on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect to use an extra 0.3L/100km. This works out to $67 extra spent on petrol per year, based on a typical 12,000 km driven per year.


Here's how the Turanza T005A compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the Turanza T005A ranked # out of 0 tyres.

Grip & Handling

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Wet Grip
(A - E)
C5 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 Turanza T005A tyres rank a C on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect these tyres to require about an extra 5 metres to come to a complete stop when braking at 80km/h.


Here's how the Turanza T005A compares to similar tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

For wet grip, they scored # out of 0 comparison tyres.


EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
(A - C)
B (71 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 Turanza T005A tyres produce 71.1 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.

Expect these tyres to produce about 2 times as much noise as an A grade tyre (the decibel scale is logarithmic).


Here's how the Turanza T005A compares to similar tyres for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

For noise, they ranked # out of 0 comparison tyres.


With a UTQG treadwear rating of 260, the Turanza T005A would theoretically last 2.6 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 Turanza T005A tyres have a warranty of 50,000 kilometres.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

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


The Turanza T005A tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their car rubber with some tyres designed for premuim touring summer action.

For fuel efficiency, they score a grade of D, which is below average, though this isn't a super important factor.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, they get a score of C, which is more or less average.

Finally, for road noise, they receive a B grade, which is about typical.

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

  • Treadwear: 260
  • 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 46 sizes of the Turanza T005A tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

185/65 R15 88V
195/60 R15 88V
195/65 R15 91V
195/55 R15 85V
205/65 R16 95V
205/65 R16 95H
205/60 R16 92V
205/65 R15 94V
205/55 R16 91V
215/65 R16 98H
215/60 R16 95V
215/45 R18 89W
215/55 R17 94W
215/50 R17 91W
215/60 R17 96H
215/55 R18 95H
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/55 R16 93V
225/50 R17 94W
225/45 R19 92W
225/60 R16 98V
225/55 R16 95V
225/55 R17 97V
225/45 R17 91W
225/55 R17 97W
225/40 R18 88W
225/45 R18 91W
235/55 R19 101V
235/45 R17 97W XL
235/45 R18 98W XL
235/45 R18 94W
235/50 R18 101W XL
235/55 R17 99W
245/50 R18 100W
245/45 R18 96W
245/40 R19 94W
245/45 R19 98W
245/40 R18 93W
245/45 R17 95W
255/45 R18 103W XL
255/45 R19 100W
265/35 R18 93W
275/40 R19 101W
275/45 R18 103W
275/35 R19 100W XL
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