Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Love it and hate it. I have been using Blizzak tires on my vehicles every winter for the past 20 years and have always been impressed with their performance under adverse conditions. They deliver as promised. However, there is a downside. Two issues in particular. Road noise is quite noticeable even when new, but increases significantly as the tread wears...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Any one that has driven in snow and bad winter weather with these tires will tell you there is no equal. No All-Season tire can match or even come close. They are surprisingly quiet and give a very smooth ride. The traction gives you the feeling that you are glued to the road. The only down side to these tires is they wear faster than an All-Season and will...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Don't get me wrong, I feel totally confident driving in snow and ice conditions with this tire. In a straight line it starts and stops very well with very little slippage. However, cornering grip is less than expected and the Macan tends to drift out during the turn in moderate to heavy snow conditions. I have heard that this is a Macan tendency so I am...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I have only had limited snow and ice experience with this tire since purchasing. So far it has been a mild winter in Minneapolis.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Between AWD and 4 BStone Blizzak - it doesnt get better than this ! Just wath your rear view mirror since others have less control under all winter conditions - cold, snow and sleat!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Provides a high level of confidence is dangerous conditions   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Knowing that I am making a definite trade off in handling for better winter weather traction, I am quite pleased. Going from a lower profile M+S sport touring tire to a Winter/snow tire is very much (in my case) going from the feel of a sport/touring car to that of a small (yet capable) pick-up truck/SUV. Pushing hard, in conditions that my other tires would...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

Put these on my wife's car because Blizzaks were sold out and cheaper than Michelins. Nokians weren't available at the time, so I figured I was settling with this tire. I've been pretty surprised. These are on my wife's Volvo, which is FWD until it needs all wheels, with very nanny-ish traction and stability control. The car is completely stable with these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Very impressive. I've had these, Firestone Winterforce, and Blizzak WS-80's. The overriding plus is great slush and ice traction, coupled with a quiet highway road. It's hard to rate absolute performance vs. the WS-80's, since these are on the FWD Focus while my WS-80's are on the beastly (in the snow) AWD Subaru. But in braking and cornering, and general...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I am thoroughly impressed with these tires. Theyou are far better than the older Blizzaks like the ws70. On icy roads, they grip well and provide good traction. I am surprised how well they do in deep snow despite shallower treads. The big test, however, will be how they perform once they have worn down a little. My ws70s started out well but we're useless...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

This is my first set of snow tires. I have made numerous trips to far northern Wisconsin, into the snow belt. On dry pavement highway and city the tires are as quiet and responsive as OEM. I have driven these tires on hard packed snow, ice, slush and various depths of new snow up to 6 inches. Under all driving conditions these tire are amazing. Starting from...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I drive quite a bit on the highway and on back roads. I live in te real northern New York near the Canadian border. We get ice and snow. I have waited to write this report to give enough time to properly test these tires according to the other reviews I have read. I drive about 30,000 miles in a year. I have owned over 80 vehicles and have tried all tires....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Bought a set of these Bridgestone Blizzak to replace my summer set, for the snowy conditions, and so that I can have some fun in the snow with my snow killer WRX. First thought that came into my head when I got these mounted, were Man these tires are just too ---- grippy for the snowy conditions. With that in mind, I was trying to have some fun hooning...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3

I purchased my first set of Michelin snow tires after having Blizzaks for the las 3 years. My expectations have been exceeded in all categories. I would run these tires year round if they weren't designated snow tires. I will be purchasing a set of matching summer tires to replace the Pirelli P7's I previously used. I live in Connecticut and as of today, we...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Have them on my Odyssey Touring. First season with them with several snow storms in Eastern Ohio. They have handled everything that winter has thrown at us thus far, minus 2 inches of solid ice in our alley (we weren't able to back in to our garage as normal, instead had to pull straight in). Wet, dry, and light and deep snow traction have been great and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

This is a high quality snow tire that makes winters in a rear wheel drive car more comfortable. I haven't put enough miles on the tires to be a great judge of durability, and I've only driven through one significant snow event and the slushy aftermath that followed for the next few days. Although grip is improved, the traction control still activates when...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Bought the tires in nov. 2014.... Boston has recieved 95 in of snow in 1 month... Best tires i have ever have had on this RWD mercedes benz. Traction, stopping, and going up hills with 6/7 in of snow NO PROBLEM.... Just a great traction tire.... They will only be good for 2/3 seasons but what a great tire!!!!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

this is the 4th vehicle we have the tires on Luv them!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Just installed the Bridgestone WS80 prior to the big Super Bowl snowstorm of 2015. I had been told by tire guys that if I had a good set of all season radials I'm just as well off as having snow tire. Too bad I believed that for too long. After my wife had a very close call on icy roads with my 4 children in the van with her, I thought a set of winter tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I have survived seven PA winters using performance all-season tires but knew it was just a matter of time before my Mustang got stuck and left me out in the cold. I did my research and opted for a set of WS80 Blizzaks for my factory rims and purchased a set of new wheels / tires for the rest of the year.My previous set of tires were Michelin Pilot Sport A/S...  Read More