Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 vs Dunlop Winter Sport 5

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 and the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

There are a few basic differences between the two tyres. The Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 is an Premium-Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger-Cars, and the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 is an Premium-Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger-Cars

Blizzak-LM005 VS Winter-Sport-5

Test Results

Independent comparison tyre tests are the best source of data to get tyre information from, and the good news is there have been twenty-three tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these twenty-three tests:

  • Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 finished ahead of the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 in seventeen of the tests
  • Dunlop Winter Sport 5 finished ahead of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 in six of the tests

While it might look like the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 is better than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 purely based on the higher number of test wins, tyres are very complicated objects which means where one tyre is better than the other can be more important in real world use.

Lets look at how the two tyres compare across multiple tyre test categories.

Dry Braking

Looking at data from eleven tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during nine dry braking tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 stopped the vehicle in 2.4% less distance than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
44.37M
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
45.46M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2019 Auto Bild Winter 17 inch Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 44.5M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 46.3M
2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 44.4M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 45.6M
2020 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 45.4M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 47.2M
2020 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 46.5M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 48.8M
2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 41.11M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 40.39M
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 48.3M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 47.8M
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 43.1M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 43.6M
2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 43M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 44.9M
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 43.7M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 45.3M
2023 ADAC 16 Inch Tyre Test
205/60 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 43.7M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 44.4M
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 44.4M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 45.8M

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during one dry handling [s] tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was 0.87% faster around a lap than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
45.61s
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
46.01s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 45.61s Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 46.01s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during seven dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was 1.43% faster around a lap than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
109.33Km/H
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
107.77Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Dry Handling [Km/H]: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2019 Auto Bild Winter 17 inch Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 82.6Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 81.6Km/H
2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 110.1Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 109.5Km/H
2020 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 97.5Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 95.3Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 137.9Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 136.4Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 101.6Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 99.3Km/H
2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 123.5Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 121.9Km/H
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 112.1Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 110.4Km/H

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during one subj. dry handling tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 scored 22.22% more points than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
9 Points
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
7 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2020 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 9 Points Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 7 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from sixteen tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during sixteen wet braking tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 stopped the vehicle in 8.94% less distance than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
39.11M
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
42.95M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2019 Winter Tyre Test Market Overview
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 29.2M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 32.9M
2019 Auto Bild Winter 17 inch Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 29.2M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 32.9M
2020 Winter Tyre Market Overview - 52 Tyre Braking Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 30.3M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 35.2M
2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 47.3M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 55M
2020 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 43.4M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 47.2M
2020 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 50.9M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 55.5M
2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 27.92M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 30.36M
2021 Winter Tyre Market Overview
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 32.1M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 33.6M
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 50.2M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 52.5M
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 49M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 52.4M
2022 Winter Tyre Market Overview
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 32.8M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 35.3M
2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 51.2M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 55.2M
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 36.6M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 39.4M
2023 ADAC 16 Inch Tyre Test
205/60 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 35.2M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 37.2M
2023 Winter Tyre Test 54 Set Braking Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 31.4M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 36.1M
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 49.1M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 56.4M

Wet Braking - Concrete

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during one wet braking - concrete tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 stopped the vehicle in 7.61% less distance than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
36.4M
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
39.4M
Wet braking on Concrete in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Concrete: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2023 ADAC 16 Inch Tyre Test
205/60 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 36.4M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 39.4M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during one wet handling [s] tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was 3.21% faster around a wet lap than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
49.09s
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
50.72s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 49.09s Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 50.72s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during six wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was 2.18% faster around a wet lap than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
77.19Km/H
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
75.51Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Wet Handling [Km/H]: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2019 Auto Bild Winter 17 inch Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 74.3Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 71.3Km/H
2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 73.9Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 71.7Km/H
2020 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 86.8Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 87.1Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 72.9Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 72.5Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 72.9Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 70.3Km/H
2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 72.7Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 71.7Km/H
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 86.8Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 84Km/H

Subj. Wet Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during one subj. wet handling tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 scored 44.44% more points than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
9 Points
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
5 Points
Subjective Wet Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Wet Handling: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2020 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 9 Points Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 5 Points

Wet Circle

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during four wet circle tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was 1.9% faster around a wet circle than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
12.36s
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
12.6s
Wet Circle Lap Time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Circle: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 12.59s Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 12.64s
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 12.41s Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 12.73s
2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 12.02s Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 12.33s
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 12.41s Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 12.71s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from eleven tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during eight straight aqua tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 floated at a 2.45% higher speed than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
82.42Km/H
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
80.4Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2019 Auto Bild Winter 17 inch Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 74.2Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 73.3Km/H
2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 87.6Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 89.7Km/H
2020 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 75.3Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 76.8Km/H
2020 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 82.8Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 76.7Km/H
2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 79.4Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 79.7Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 81.7Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 76.4Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 90.8Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 90.4Km/H
2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 78.4Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 74.7Km/H
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 76.8Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 73.8Km/H
2023 ADAC 16 Inch Tyre Test
205/60 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 86.4Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 82.3Km/H
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 93.2Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 90.6Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during six curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 slipped out at a 2.48% higher speed than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
14.91m/sec2
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
14.54m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 85.1m/sec2 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 83.4m/sec2
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.2m/sec2 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 2.95m/sec2
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.73m/sec2 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 3.84m/sec2
2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2.78m/sec2 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 2.59m/sec2
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.2m/sec2 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 3.1m/sec2
2023 ADAC 16 Inch Tyre Test
205/60 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.8m/sec2 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 3.6m/sec2
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2.55m/sec2 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 2.29m/sec2

Snow Braking

Looking at data from sixteen tyre tests, the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was better during nine snow braking tests. On average the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 stopped the vehicle in 0.58% less distance than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
24.3M
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
24.16M
Snow braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Snow Braking: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

2019 Winter Tyre Test Market Overview
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 24.6M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 24.3M
2019 Auto Bild Winter 17 inch Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 24.6M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 24.3M
2020 Winter Tyre Market Overview - 52 Tyre Braking Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 24.5M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 25M
2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 24.5M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 25M
2020 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 26.9M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 26.1M
2020 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 26M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 25.7M
2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 16.28M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 16.4M
2021 Winter Tyre Market Overview
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 28.1M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 27.3M
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 28.1M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 27.3M
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 32.2M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 31.8M
2022 Winter Tyre Market Overview
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 26.3M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 26.5M
2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 26.3M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 26.5M
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 9.9M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 9.4M
2023 ADAC 16 Inch Tyre Test
205/60 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 9.6M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 9.6M
2023 Winter Tyre Test 54 Set Braking Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 30M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 30.7M
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 30.9M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 30.7M

Snow Traction

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was better during one snow traction tests. On average the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 accelerated 3.58% faster than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
5.59s
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
5.39s
Snow acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Snow Traction: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 5.59s Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 5.39s

Snow Traction

Looking at data from nine tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during five snow traction tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 had 0.06% better snow traction than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
2107.83N
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
2106.48N
Pulling Force in Newtons, higher is better

Best In Snow Traction: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3029N Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 2909N
2020 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2345N Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 2385N
2020 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2175N Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 2132N
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2899N Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 2830N
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2688N Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 2824N
2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2556N Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 2605N
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 237.1N Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 258.2N
2023 ADAC 16 Inch Tyre Test
205/60 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 261.4N Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 260.1N
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2780N Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 2755N

Snow Handling [s]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was better during one snow handling [s] tests. On average the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was 1.52% faster around a lap than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
90.56s
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
89.18s
Snow handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Handling [s]: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 90.56s Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 89.18s

Snow Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was better during six snow handling [km/h] tests. On average the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was 1.36% faster around a lap than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
57.91Km/H
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
58.71Km/H
Snow handling average speed, higher is better

Best In Snow Handling [Km/H]: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

2019 Auto Bild Winter 17 inch Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 76.4Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 77Km/H
2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 61.2Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 61.5Km/H
2020 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 57.2Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 58.4Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 57.4Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 56.7Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 43Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 44.1Km/H
2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 53.2Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 54.2Km/H
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 57Km/H Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 59.1Km/H

Subj. Snow Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during one subj. snow handling tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 scored 20% more points than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
10 Points
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
8 Points
Subjective Snow Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Snow Handling: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2020 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 10 Points Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 8 Points

Snow Circle

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during one snow circle tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was 0.11% faster around a snow circle than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
35.88S
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
35.92S
Snow Circle Time in Seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Circle: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 35.88S Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 35.92S

Snow Slalom

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was better during two snow slalom tests. On average the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was 1.97% faster through a slalom than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
3.48m/sec2
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
3.55m/sec2
Lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Snow Slalom: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.72m/sec2 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 3.71m/sec2
2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.69m/sec2 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 3.79m/sec2
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.03m/sec2 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 3.15m/sec2

Ice Braking

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was better during two ice braking tests. On average the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 stopped the vehicle 7.66% shorter than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
21.55M
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
19.9M
Ice braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Ice Braking: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 22.1M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 20.2M
2023 ADAC 16 Inch Tyre Test
205/60 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 21M Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 19.6M

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was better during one subj. comfort tests. On average the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 scored 10.53% more points than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
8.5 Points
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
9.5 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

2020 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 9 Points Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 9 Points
2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 8 Points Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 10 Points

Noise

Looking at data from ten tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during nine noise tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 measured 2.06% quieter than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
71.68dB
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
73.19dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2019 Auto Bild Winter 17 inch Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 70dB Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 73.9dB
2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 71.3dB Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 74.8dB
2020 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 70.2dB Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 71.3dB
2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 70.5dB Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 71.2dB
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 70.1dB Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 72.3dB
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 73.4dB Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 75.4dB
2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 72.8dB Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 72.2dB
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 73.7dB Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 74.3dB
2023 ADAC 16 Inch Tyre Test
205/60 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 71.8dB Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 72.4dB
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 73dB Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 74.1dB

Wear

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was better during five wear tests. On average the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 is predicted to cover 16.22% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
35777.14KM
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
42701.29KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

2019 Auto Bild Winter 17 inch Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 42230KM Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 40180KM
2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 40180KM Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 42640KM
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 31300KM Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 30700KM
2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 31409KM Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 36841KM
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 36100KM Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 61500KM
2023 ADAC 16 Inch Tyre Test
205/60 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 34800KM Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 47700KM
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 34421KM Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 39348KM

Value

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was better during three value tests. On average the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 proved to have a 9.38% better value based on price/1000km than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
13.44Price/1000
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
12.18Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

2019 Auto Bild Winter 17 inch Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 11.25Price/1000 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 11.57Price/1000
2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 14.68Price/1000 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 14.77Price/1000
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 11.02Price/1000 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 11.56Price/1000
2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 19.74Price/1000 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 17.91Price/1000
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 4.35Price/1000 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 2.39Price/1000
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 19.61Price/1000 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 14.87Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from eight tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during three price tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 cost 2.17% less than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
396.09
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
404.86
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2019 Auto Bild Winter 17 inch Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 475 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 465
2020 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 505 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 590
2020 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 340 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 330
2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 111.68 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 101.87
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 345 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 355
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 615 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 590
2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 620 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 660
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 157 Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 147

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from nine tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during six rolling resistance tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 had a 3.01% lower rolling resistance than the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
8.05kg / t
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
8.3kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2019 Auto Bild Winter 17 inch Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 7.95kg / t Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 7.77kg / t
2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 7.35kg / t Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 7.59kg / t
2020 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 7.68kg / t Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 8.12kg / t
2020 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 8.4kg / t Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 8.17kg / t
2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 8.566kg / t Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 9.624kg / t
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 8.18kg / t Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 8.53kg / t
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 7.91kg / t Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 8.51kg / t
2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 8.32kg / t Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 8.37kg / t
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 8.09kg / t Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 8.02kg / t

Fuel Consumption

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was better during one fuel consumption tests. On average the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 used 1.75% less fuel than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
5.7l/100km
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
5.6l/100km
Fuel consumption in Litres per 100 km, lower is better

Best In Fuel Consumption: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 5.7l/100km Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 5.5l/100km
2023 ADAC 16 Inch Tyre Test
205/60 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 5.7l/100km Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 5.7l/100km

Abrasion

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was better during two abrasion tests. On average the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 emitted 26.01% less particle wear matter than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
90.75mg/km/t
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
67.15mg/km/t
Weight of Tyre Wear Particles Lost (mg/km/t), lower is better

Best In Abrasion: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 98.5mg/km/t Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 65.3mg/km/t
2023 ADAC 16 Inch Tyre Test
205/60 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 83mg/km/t Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 69mg/km/t

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 and Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

In total the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 has been reviewed 82 times and drivers have given the tyre 72% overall.

The Dunlop Winter Sport 5 has been reviewed 40 times and drivers have given the tyre 83% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

Best Review for the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
Given 88% 225/50 R17 V on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
My initial inspection is as following. The tyres perform great. Just drove 1000km on them. A combination of 50/50 motorway and regional roads. So far the tyres kept up to their promise. In the dry they perform as expected. Very stable and calm even the feel on the steering wheel is nice considering it is a winter tyre. I had the chance to drive them through a rainstorm on the motorway and regional roads and they performed better than I thought they would. Again very stable and calm behaviour. But I have not driven them to the limit as it is not safe to do that on the public roads. So far I... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 168 - tyre reviewed on November 14, 2019
View all Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 driver reviews >>
Best Review for the Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Given 81% 225/40 R18 W on a combination of roads for 24,000 spirited miles
I bought these as the successor to Dunlop WinterSport4 which I had been very happy with before, especially with wet grip and good feel in wet/poor conditions. Living and driving around Scotland I use the WinterSport as an all-season tyre. The 5's have improved in all areas and especially in dry handling which was a slight letdown with the 4's. Performance now tails off above around 12 degrees ambient, compared to around 7 degrees with the 4's. At high speed in summer the tyres can get a little 'floaty', but for me this is an acceptable compromise to the excellent grip in cold wet... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 133 - tyre reviewed on September 24, 2016
View all Dunlop Winter Sport 5 driver reviews >>

Conclusion

In conclusion the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better in dry braking, dry handling [s], dry handling [km/h], subj. dry handling, wet braking, wet braking - concrete, wet handling [s], wet handling [km/h], subj. wet handling, wet circle, straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, snow traction, subj. snow handling, snow circle, noise, price and rolling resistance tests, whereas the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was better in snow braking, snow traction, snow handling [s], snow handling [km/h], snow slalom, ice braking, subj. comfort, wear, value, fuel consumption and abrasion tests.

Which tyre is best for you depends a lot on your driving style and situation, plus what you want from the tyre, but comparing all the data in the tyre reviews database, on balance the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

 Overall Winner: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

Footnote

This page has been developed using tyre industry testing best practices. This means we are only comparing tests which have had both tyres in the same test.

Why is this important? Tyre testing is heavily affected by things like surface grip levels and surface temperature, which means you can only compare values from the same day. During a tyre test external condition changes are calculated into the overall results, but it is not possible to calculate this between tyre tests performed on different days or at different locations.

As a result you will see other tests on Tyre Reviews which feature both the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 and Dunlop Winter Sport 5, but as they weren't conducted on the same day, the results are not comparable.

Lots of other websites do this sort of tyre comparison, Tyre Reviews doesn't.