Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

The Blizzak WS80's reinstated my confidence in the Blizzak brand. My driving is style is mostly aggressive when the confidence is there, hard accelerations and late braking. These tires provide that excellent level of confidence, they are great in 0°F to -4°F, but they truly shine when it's colder than that! We just had a Colorado low cause a dumping of up...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Second season on the winter tires. Tread is holding up well and still gripping the road well in winter Chicago conditions. This is the best winter tire out there for SUV's. I have tried to slip by aggressive turns and floored vehicle, but no problem with gripping in the snow. Quieter than DM-V1. Blizzak finally topped X ice in the SUV category. I would buy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Second season on the WS80. Great tire for my Stage 2 tuned Saab XWD. I can floor the vehicle (with no cars around of course) and they grip without hesitation in snow. Maintains grip when swerving/cutting hard. Quieter than WS70's which I wasn't a fan of. I was debating between Xice Xi3 and this tire. The X ice is quieter and better fuel economy from what I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Second season on the WS80. Great tire for my Stage 2 tuned Saab XWD. I can floor the vehicle (with no cars around of course) and they grip without hesitation in snow. Maintains grip when swerving/cutting hard. Quieter than WS70's which I wasn't a fan of. I was debating between Xice Xi3 and this tire. The X ice is quieter and better fuel economy from what I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

The Blizaks work great and this is our fourth set of them. I have tried other brands but these seem to be the best choice for snow tires in my opinion.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I have always used Bridgestone Blizzak tires for the winter months. This is my first year, first winter in a RWD vehicle. We recently had a nice amount of snow and I have to say. WOW. The Blizzaks deliver the same performance that I have come to expect. Even in a RWD vehicle, I have complete control and traction; even when passing in the not-so-clean lane. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

I could not be happier with this purchase. I was never 100% pleased with the X-ice I had on a previous vehicle, and the Blizzaks on the vehicle before that. Both of those brands are always over-priced here in Canada. Simply put, the X-ice and Blizzaks are just are not good value for the dollar.Continental, however, hit a home run with the WinterContact...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Grew up in Michigan. Have driven in severe and white out road conditions. Now live in Reno, adjacent to the Sierra and its passes. I have FWD on the Escape, but with the Blizzak tires I can perform as well or better than AWD/4wd vehicles. I took it up Donner pass yesterday, two lane road where they were screening for AWD/4WD or chains. I got the guy to let...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

These are my first set of winter tires and I can only compare them on the car to the summer performance tires that the car comes with. I've mostly driven AWD cars with all season tires in the past. I live in Buffalo, NY (insert joke about how much it snows here). I work in healthcare and need to be able to get to work everyday at weird hours. I bought these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

Great all-season tire for the WRX, fantastic in the snow for an ultra high performance tire. It should be adequate for 99% of winter situations, as I live in Colorado and have not been in a situation where this tire failed me in the snow, even in 6+ inches. Turn traction control off and you'll definitely be sliding a lot more though, if you're into that sort...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

After much research and debate as to whether or not I even needed snow tires (last winter was very mild and the year before the tires were old), I purchased a set and had them installed on a smaller sized rim. The day after I had them installed we received 8 of snow. Driving on country roads that had not been plowed would have been a nightmare on my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Since installing my winter tire and steel wheel package we have had 2 major snow events in Rochester. The combination of these tires and i-Active AWD is outstanding. The tires excel in every category beyond my expectations and I could not be more pleased. This even includes dry road ride, handling, and lack of road noise. I drove a Landcruiser for many years...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Purchased these tires for my wife's 2008 Toyota Highlander Sport after having gone through 2 winters with the OEM Toyo and Bridgestone Dueller tires (all seasons, which by the way both wore out at 35,000 miles). What a big difference in traction; GREAT in deep Upstate NY snow this year. Tires have thick tread and do very well, even did well on ice....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Can't beat these for the money if you live in the snow belt. Instincts tell me these are the original (or close to it) Blizzak cmpd from the parent Bridgestone company.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

These tires really impressed me, compared to my previous set of winters which were 245 wide run-flats, which always seemed to lack grip in even light snow conditions...These 225 Blizzak's feel like I'm driving on summer tires in the summer. I have the confidence to pull out and pass slow moving vehicles on snow covered roads, and so far these tires have not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Tires are great in snow and on ice. They are also good in wet weather. I have driven them for two winters and put 20,000 miles on during the winter. Tread is almost gone. The treadwear is really bad if you are not on ice or snow all the time. These would be good if you drove on compacted snow or ice 90% of the time, but if you are on pavement they get chewed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2

Just returned from 800-mile round trip from Virginia to Rochester, mostly on highways. Michelin Latitude X-Ice 2 provided smooth, quiet ride at high speeds. Vehicle felt very connected to the road on winding highways. Tire Rack did a perfect balancing job on my winter wheel/tire package! Good feel of the road. Handling seems a bit rubbery, but these are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I have driven on these tires for the last 3 months in (Oct-Dec) Wasilla/Anchorage, Alaska. We have had several Ice/Fog conditions and some snow with several cars that ran off the road. These tires have performed as well, if not better then the last 3 sets of Blizzaks that I have run on this car. I will say this- these tires are worthless until they warm up...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

I live in northern Vermont and frequently drive on unpaved mountainous roads. I can't compare these to other winter tires since I only use Blizzaks in the winter and have been completely satisfied. I slow down and drive the conditions. Ice is my biggest concern as well as road noise. Pros: excel in icy conditions, quiet ride that is comparable to OEM all...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

This is the snow tire to get. I'm on my 3rd set of blizzaks and am very happy with them. They performed well in deep snow in the mountains and also gripped very well in slush / ice conditions. I was surprised with how well they resist hydroplaning considering in Seattle the roads often pool water.The WS80 do have a soft sidewall so cornering isn't great but...  Read More