Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

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Vehicle: 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium
Miles Driven on Tires: 1,800
Location: GREELEY, CO
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Bridgestone Blizzak WS70
Initial Review: 1,800 miles on tires
January 29, 2014

I've used them on city, mountain, and interstate roads in dry, heavy rain, and moderate snow and ice conditions. They provide ride comfort and handling similar to my Conti Procontacts, which are excellent 3-season touring (not high performance) tires. Blizzaks are very slightly noisier. Excellent on packed snow, on mixed snowy/slush/icy highways, and at icy intersections. They provide great assistance, but you can still slide if you do not exercise common sense. They are also a very satisfactory touring tire for the 90% of our Colorado Front Range winter driving that is on clear, dry roads. I haven't used them in deep snow yet. Past Blizzak experience on a SAAB 9-3 was the same. Those became a bit less grippy on ice after 4-5 seasons, but they remained a very good all season touring tire for fairly spirited driving. Blizzaks are everything I hoped for in a dedicated winter tire.

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