Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 vs Continental WinterContact TS 870

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 and the Continental WinterContact TS 870 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

The good news is that both the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 and Continental WinterContact TS 870 are Premium Touring Winter tyres designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars, which means comparing the two tyres is relatively simple.

Both tyres are hugely popular in the market place with drivers, and both have been featured in independent tyre tests.

Blizzak-LM005 VS WinterContact-TS-870

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 ten tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these ten tests:

  • Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 finished ahead of the Continental WinterContact TS 870 in four of the tests
  • Continental WinterContact TS 870 finished ahead of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 in five of the tests
  • The Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 and Continental WinterContact TS 870 drew in one of the tests

While it might look like the Continental WinterContact TS 870 is better than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 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 five tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during three dry braking tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 stopped the vehicle in 0.14% less distance than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
44.32M
Continental WinterContact TS 870
44.26M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 44.7M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 45.1M
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 48.3M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 47.4M
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 45.5M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 46.1M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 39.4M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 39.2M
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 43.7M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 43.5M

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during two dry handling [s] tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was 0.42% faster around a lap than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
71.45s
Continental WinterContact TS 870
71.75s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 63.1s Continental WinterContact TS 870: 63.3s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 79.8s Continental WinterContact TS 870: 80.2s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was 0.32% faster around a lap than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
126Km/H
Continental WinterContact TS 870
126.4Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Dry Handling [Km/H]: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 114.1Km/H Continental WinterContact TS 870: 114Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 137.9Km/H Continental WinterContact TS 870: 138.8Km/H

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one subj. dry handling tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 scored 0.83% more points than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
59.5 Points
Continental WinterContact TS 870
60 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 29 Points Continental WinterContact TS 870: 30 Points
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 90 Points Continental WinterContact TS 870: 90 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during six wet braking tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 stopped the vehicle in 4.69% less distance than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
37.63M
Continental WinterContact TS 870
39.48M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2021 Winter Tyre Market Overview
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 32.1M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 34.2M
2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 29.3M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 32.1M
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 50.2M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 53.4M
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 50.3M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 51.9M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 27.3M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 27.6M
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 36.6M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 37.7M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during one wet handling [s] tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was 0.11% faster around a wet lap than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
93.6s
Continental WinterContact TS 870
93.7s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 90.2s Continental WinterContact TS 870: 89.7s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 97s Continental WinterContact TS 870: 97.7s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during two wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was 1.8% faster around a wet lap than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
72.4Km/H
Continental WinterContact TS 870
71.1Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

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

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 71.9Km/H Continental WinterContact TS 870: 70.2Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 72.9Km/H Continental WinterContact TS 870: 72Km/H

Subj. Wet Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during one subj. wet handling tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 scored 4.93% more points than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
71 Points
Continental WinterContact TS 870
67.5 Points
Subjective Wet Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Wet Handling: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 42 Points Continental WinterContact TS 870: 45 Points
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 100 Points Continental WinterContact TS 870: 90 Points

Wet Circle

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during one wet circle tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was 1.41% faster around a wet circle than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
12.59s
Continental WinterContact TS 870
12.77s
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 Continental WinterContact TS 870: 12.77s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during five straight aqua tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 floated at a 2.12% higher speed than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
79.26Km/H
Continental WinterContact TS 870
80.98Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 83.4Km/H Continental WinterContact TS 870: 83.9Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 81.7Km/H Continental WinterContact TS 870: 82.3Km/H
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 74.4Km/H Continental WinterContact TS 870: 75.2Km/H
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 80Km/H Continental WinterContact TS 870: 82.4Km/H
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 76.8Km/H Continental WinterContact TS 870: 81.1Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during five curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 slipped out at a 6.41% higher speed than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
3.94m/sec2
Continental WinterContact TS 870
4.21m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.2m/sec2 Continental WinterContact TS 870: 3.29m/sec2
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.2m/sec2 Continental WinterContact TS 870: 3.38m/sec2
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2.8m/sec2 Continental WinterContact TS 870: 2.96m/sec2
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 7.3m/sec2 Continental WinterContact TS 870: 8.1m/sec2
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.2m/sec2 Continental WinterContact TS 870: 3.3m/sec2

Snow Braking

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during four snow braking tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 stopped the vehicle in 0.78% less distance than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
25.5M
Continental WinterContact TS 870
25.3M
Snow braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Snow Braking: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 Winter Tyre Market Overview
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 28.1M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 27.7M
2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 32.7M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 33.1M
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 28.1M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 27.7M
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 27M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 26M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 27.2M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 27.8M
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 9.9M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 9.5M

Snow Traction

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during zero snow traction tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 accelerated 0% faster than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
5.1s
Continental WinterContact TS 870
5.1s
Snow acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Snow Traction: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 5.1s Continental WinterContact TS 870: 5.1s

Snow Traction

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during two snow traction tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 had 0.28% better snow traction than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
1455.24N
Continental WinterContact TS 870
1451.22N
Pulling Force in Newtons, higher is better

Best In Snow Traction: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 1.87N Continental WinterContact TS 870: 1.87N
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2899N Continental WinterContact TS 870: 2839N
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2683N Continental WinterContact TS 870: 2712N
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 237.1N Continental WinterContact TS 870: 252N

Snow Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one snow handling [s] tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was 1.15% faster around a lap than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
100.3s
Continental WinterContact TS 870
99.15s
Snow handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Handling [s]: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 84.4s Continental WinterContact TS 870: 81.8s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 116.2s Continental WinterContact TS 870: 116.5s

Snow Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one snow handling [km/h] tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was 1.08% faster around a lap than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
54.75Km/H
Continental WinterContact TS 870
55.35Km/H
Snow handling average speed, higher is better

Best In Snow Handling [Km/H]: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 52.1Km/H Continental WinterContact TS 870: 53.4Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 57.4Km/H Continental WinterContact TS 870: 57.3Km/H

Subj. Snow Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one subj. snow handling tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 scored 4.35% more points than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
55 Points
Continental WinterContact TS 870
57.5 Points
Subjective Snow Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Snow Handling: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 20 Points Continental WinterContact TS 870: 30 Points
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 90 Points Continental WinterContact TS 870: 85 Points

Ice Braking

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one ice braking tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 stopped the vehicle 11.76% shorter than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
22.1M
Continental WinterContact TS 870
19.5M
Ice braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Ice Braking: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 22.1M Continental WinterContact TS 870: 19.5M

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during two subj. comfort tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 scored 9.35% more points than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
53.5 Points
Continental WinterContact TS 870
48.5 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 7 Points Continental WinterContact TS 870: 7 Points
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 100 Points Continental WinterContact TS 870: 90 Points

Noise

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during three noise tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 measured 1.09% quieter than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
71.88dB
Continental WinterContact TS 870
71.1dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 71.7dB Continental WinterContact TS 870: 70.8dB
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 70.1dB Continental WinterContact TS 870: 70.6dB
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 72dB Continental WinterContact TS 870: 71dB
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 73.7dB Continental WinterContact TS 870: 72dB

Noise

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during one noise tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 measured 0.86% quieter than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
68.9dB
Continental WinterContact TS 870
69.5dB
Internal noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 68.9dB Continental WinterContact TS 870: 69.5dB

Wear

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during two wear tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 is predicted to cover 33.46% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
33700KM
Continental WinterContact TS 870
50650KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 31300KM Continental WinterContact TS 870: 45400KM
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 36100KM Continental WinterContact TS 870: 55900KM

Value

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during two value tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 proved to have a 26.14% better value based on price/1000km than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
7.69Price/1000
Continental WinterContact TS 870
5.68Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 11.02Price/1000 Continental WinterContact TS 870: 8.37Price/1000
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 4.35Price/1000 Continental WinterContact TS 870: 2.99Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during five price tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 cost 12.41% less than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
255.14
Continental WinterContact TS 870
291.3
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 103 Continental WinterContact TS 870: 103
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 345 Continental WinterContact TS 870: 380
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 535 Continental WinterContact TS 870: 640
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 135.69 Continental WinterContact TS 870: 166.49
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 157 Continental WinterContact TS 870: 167

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during two rolling resistance tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 had a 0.73% lower rolling resistance than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
8.17kg / t
Continental WinterContact TS 870
8.11kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 8.5kg / t Continental WinterContact TS 870: 8kg / t
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 8.18kg / t Continental WinterContact TS 870: 7.94kg / t
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 8kg / t Continental WinterContact TS 870: 8.1kg / t
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 8kg / t Continental WinterContact TS 870: 8.4kg / t

Fuel Consumption

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during zero fuel consumption tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 used 0% less fuel than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
5.7l/100km
Continental WinterContact TS 870
5.7l/100km
Fuel consumption in Litres per 100 km, lower is better

Best In Fuel Consumption: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 5.7l/100km Continental WinterContact TS 870: 5.7l/100km

Abrasion

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one abrasion tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 emitted 33.71% less particle wear matter than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
98.5mg/km/t
Continental WinterContact TS 870
65.3mg/km/t
Weight of Tyre Wear Particles Lost (mg/km/t), lower is better

Best In Abrasion: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 98.5mg/km/t Continental WinterContact TS 870: 65.3mg/km/t

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 and Continental WinterContact TS 870.

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

The Continental WinterContact TS 870 has been reviewed 14 times and drivers have given the tyre 85% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

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 Continental WinterContact TS 870
Given 100% 205/55 R16 on mostly town for 100 easy going miles
From the first few meteres, it felt just smoother. Better rolling feeling. I purchased a brand new Skoda Scala, which came with a set of Bridgestone Turanza T005. The feeling is far superior than anything I've driven in the past. It felt I had better grip and feel of the road on wet when I picked up the car in the evening, rather than on the same road when it was dry. 400 euros but worth it every penny. I feel protected and confident with them. I'll update after the first snowfall/ice of the season.
Helpful 115 - tyre reviewed on October 7, 2021
View all Continental WinterContact TS 870 driver reviews >>

Conclusion

In conclusion the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better in dry handling [s], wet braking, wet handling [s], wet handling [km/h], subj. wet handling, wet circle, snow traction, subj. comfort, noise and price tests, whereas the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better in dry braking, dry handling [km/h], subj. dry handling, straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, snow braking, snow traction, snow handling [s], snow handling [km/h], subj. snow handling, ice braking, noise, wear, value, rolling resistance, 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 Continental WinterContact TS 870 seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Continental WinterContact TS 870

 Overall Winner: Continental WinterContact TS 870

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 Continental WinterContact TS 870, 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.