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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70
 
Approximate retail price:
$114
Summary: A studless winter tire designed for seasonal use.
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About - Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

The Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, winter tire models like the Blizzak WS70 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Snow traction:
Snow traction reflects the distance our test car needed to accelerate from 5 to 20 mph on moderately packed snow.

Ice braking:
We tested ice braking on a skating rink from 10 to 0 mph.

Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
About This Brand

Based in Tokyo, Bridgestone is one of the three largest tire manufacturers in the world. Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has its headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. The corporation manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton, and Fuzion tires, among other associate brands. It supplies tires for most applications in the United States. Bridgestone and Firestone replacement tires often score well in our tests.

Features & Specs - Bridgestone Blizzak WS70
info Size tested 215/60R16
info Speed rating T
info Tread studless
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User Reviews - Bridgestone Blizzak WS70
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5.0
Confident winter driving
3/3/2014
Pros
Winter traction
Cons
Handling
Best Uses
Comment:
We've had them on our 2004 Ford Escape for 3 midwest winter seasons. They've made a huge difference in winter driving, and especially noticeable during a recent trip through a night-time ice storm. While we obviously exercised extreme caution, the Escape stuck to the road well. We invested in an extra set of wheels so we didn't have to pay the changeover fee.<br /><br />I also ran a set on a Chevy Cavalier for roughly 6-7 winters, with similar experience. Even with quite a lot of wear, they still handle winter driving far better than the Goodrich all-seasons I run during spring through fall. We usually change over tires mid-to late December, waiting until about the first snowfall of the season.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Predictable
1/11/2014
Pros
Winter traction
Cons
Handling
Best Uses
Comment:
2012 Ford Focus Hatchback. -30C or -22F; 30cm or 1ft of snow, to freezing rain; whatever winter throws at it, the Blizzak gives you a predictable, controllable ride. Add traction control and you can go up very steep slippery hills (not fast, but controlled). All season tires are hazardous in this kind of winter weather. Strongly recommend this product.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Blizzaks provide excellent snow traction
12/8/2013
Pros
Winter traction
Cons
Price
Best Uses
Comment:
So I'll start off with two things: I drive a subaru and I'm partial to Michelin tires. With that said I recently moved to a mountain town that sits at 4000 ft while my house is 2000 ft above town. This is my first winter in the mountains and I knew it was going to be a learning process. I did my research including looking at consumer reports ratings. But eventually I decided to go with a set of Blizzaks on my subaru. Whereas my car could barely move in 6 inches of mountain snow with the all season tires that were on it the Blizzaks made all the difference. We got another six inches just the other day and I was amazed at what a difference the Blizzaks made. These are excellent tires and get a thumbs up from me.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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