Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus vs Michelin Premier LTX

Searching for the best premier touring all-season tires? Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus vs Michelin Premier LTX are among the best options you could go for. Coming from some of the bigwig manufacturers in the game, both these tires have a lot to offer. But are they worth your purchase? Let’s find out.

Summary of features on a scale of 1 – 10, where 10 is the highest



Michelin LTX

 H/L Alenza

Car Type

SUV & 4×4

Light pickups, crossover vehicles, SUVs




Overall Dry



Corner Stability



Dry Traction



Steering Response



Overall Wet






Wet Traction



Overall Snow



Light Snow



Heavy Snow






Overall Comfort



Ride Comfort



Overall Noise






Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus Review

This tire is advertised to be Bridgestone’s premium touring all-season tire, providing high-performance and a classy riding experience. It has been manufactured with new technologies designed to serve the populace, including:

  • An all-new polymer technology in the treads to ensure drivers achieve maximum grip and traction. The manufacturers also claim that the tires have an all-round even wear with continuous use.
  • A new and unique tread pattern designed to give stability and good traction, as well as stylish cosmetics.
  • Optimized design in its casing and footprint to provide a comfortable and almost noiseless ride.
  • The sidewalls are given structural rigidity by two steel belts, reinforced with polyester as well as nylon wound in a spiral pattern running all around the tire. They also improve the durability of the tire.
  • A rib in the center of the tire running continuously around it to ensure high levels of responsiveness and proper tire stability.
  • 80,000-mile or five-year warranty, whichever comes first, for proper service.

Michelin Premier LTX Review

Michelin has proved time and again that they care for their consumers by giving them the best products. Premier LTX is a sure example of this, packed with unique and incredible features. A few of these include:

  • Revolutionary EverGrip technology that ensures the tire maintains its grip, even as it wears. Expanding Rain Grooves open on the tire circumference and Emerging Grooves on the tire shoulders, giving the tire good traction even in wet conditions.
  • An enormous silica compound that ensures traction on wet surfaces is exceptional.
  • Numerous sipes and tread blocks with integrated sunflower oil to ensure that the compound stays flexible and gives traction, even in low temperatures.

The tires come with a 60,000-mile warranty, lower than most tires in its price range.

Comparison of the Features

1. Aquaplaning

Even in extremely wet conditions, both tires showed extraordinary grip, but the Bridgestone Alenza had the upper hand, exhibiting very little slip and slide due to aquaplaning. The Michelin gripped very well on the straights but began to slip slightly on corners.

2. Wet Traction

When put under wet traction tests, both tires were brilliant. They’ll provide you with admirable levels of grip and traction even over the damp tarmac. The only difference was that Michelin Premier showed signs of under-steer. It requires you to give more steering input to regain traction. Bridgestone Alenza needed way less information.

bridgestone dueler h/l alenza plus vs michelin premier ltx

3. Dry Traction

Similar to wet tractions, both tires performed equally well under dry traction tests. The favorable conditions ensured that each tire would provide adequate traction.

Bridgestone’s traction is excellent, if not better, and would rank among the best premium tires. There were no complaints with its grip even during abrupt cornering. The tires also have outstanding stability at short braking distances and high speeds.

The secret behind Michelin Premier’s great performance is that it features a tough sidewall and soft tread. The sidewall improves the tread life while the soft tread ensures a firm grip on hard surfaces. The tire also makes use of the EverGrip technology which increases the diameter of the tread grooves.

4. Snow Traction

Numerous sipes, lateral notches and four circumferential grooves. That’s what it took for Bridgestone to ensure its tires were exceptionally good in snow. The manufacturers also skipped the popular zig-zag sipes on the treads, which in my opinion, improved the tires’ snow traction even further.

Michelin Premier has a rubber tread that will get the job done in mild-snow conditions. Its sunflower oil also increases the tire’s flexibility to handle snow relatively well.

Bridgestone Alenza again scooped victory in this category showing exceptional traction in heavy snow, and doing even better in light snow. The Michelin Premier lagged slightly behind but performed equally well.

Regardless of the tire you’re using, always be cautious when driving in snow.

5. Ice traction

Ice is not the best place to use these tires, as both tires performed rather abysmally, especially the Michelin Premier. It showed a lot of sliding on icy roads, and could barely keep its grip on the surface. Bridgestone did slightly better, but it too showed signs of slippage on ice.

With that said, both of these tires aren’t the best if you reside in an area with freezing winter.

6. Corner Stability

Both tires were tested on dry roads, but with sharp and tight turns. Bridgestone again claimed victory, as I felt more planted on the Alenza under tight corners. Michelin Premier, on the other side, required a bit more steering input but did amazingly well, though.

7. Rolling Resistance

The manufacturers of both tires put great emphasis on the tires’ rolling resistance in order to attain improved fuel economy. Bridgestone Dueler is better since it comes with symmetrical tread patterns.

The treads have continuous center rib and shoulder blocks to improve stability and responsiveness at high speeds. This not only promotes high levels of comfort but also excellent performance in all conditions.

8. Ride Comfort

The Bridgestone Alenza was said by drivers to be more comfortable, even on rough terrain, as compared to the Michelin Premier. The Premier was said to feel a lot bumpier, even though it was comparably as smooth as the Alenza.

9. Noise

If you hate noisy tires, as I do, then you’ll find comfort in the Bridgestone Dueller. This is one area where Michelin’s manufacturers would be proud of. The tires are quiet even at high speeds. You’ll barely notice their sound unless you’re driving around a quiet neighborhood.

Michelin Premier also flexes its muscles in the same category. Both its external and internal structure makes it smooth and quiet.   

10. Overall Wear 

If there’s one area where Michelin lagged immensely and could improve a lot is on the wearability of its tires. Our comparison chart showed Michelin with a 49% overall wearability, as compared to Bridgestone’s 87% overall wearability. Clearly, the Alenza trumped the Premier by a landslide.


Which of the two is the better tire? There is no definite and clear answer to this. The two tires are designed for different needs and vehicles. Go for one that fits your ride.

The Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza features superior technology, amazing performance, strong braking, competent grip and also high-speed stability and experience. It would be a perfect choice if you:

  • Travel a lot for long distances.
  • Drive in wet and snowy conditions.
  • Want a smooth and quiet ride.
  • Are looking for value for your money.


Michelin is better in noise reduction, relatively affordable with decent grip both on and off-road. Purchase it if you:

  • Commute through short distances.
  • Want a smooth and quiet ride.
  • Your car doesn’t require a lot of services.
  • Want an exceptional warranty.
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