Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre replaced the Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 EVO.

Dry Grip 79%
Wet Grip 86%
Road Feedback 76%
Handling 72%
Wear 62%
Comfort 74%
Buy again 63%
Snow Grip 73%
Ice Grip 62%

Tyre review data from 75 tyre reviews averaging 72% over 510,481 miles driven.

The Blizzak LM005 is ranked 52nd of 64 Winter Premium Touring tyres.

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Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 Tyre Reviews SUV Winter Tyre Test - 3rd of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Very good in the wet, excellent aquaplaning resistance, very good in the snow, very low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Average in the dry.
  • Overall - The Bridgestone matched the Hankooks overall result, but was slightly better in the wet, and slightly worse in the dry and snow, but it was more comfortable and had an even lower rolling resistance. The LM005 once again proves it's one of the best winter tyres on the market.
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2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 13 tyres

  • Positive - Best in wet handling and wet braking, good in the snow, high levels of comfort, very low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Extended dry braking and dry handling, average aquaplaning resistance.
  • Overall - The Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 is an awesome tyre, it was the only tyre that could get close to the Continentals rolling resistance levels and was the best tyre in the wet and one of the best in the snow, with excellent noise and comfort levels. It wasn't the best in the dry, but as it finished so well in almost every other category, the LM005 is proving to still be one of the best winter tyres on the market.
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2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test - 5th of 6 tyres

  • Positive - Best in dry braking, best in the wet, good in snow.
  • Negative - High wear leading to expensive cost per 1000km driven, high rolling resistance.
  • Overall -
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2023 Tyre Tests

  • 1st: 2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test (225/45 R18)
  • 1st: 2023 AMS SUV Winter Tyre Test (255/45 R20)
  • 1st: 2023 Winter Tyre Test 54 Set Braking Test (225/45 R18)
  • 1st: 2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test (225/40 R18)
  • 3rd: 2023 Tyre Reviews SUV Winter Tyre Test (235/60 R18)
  • 5th: 2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test (255/40 R19)
  • 5th: 2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test (225/40 R18)
  • 6th: 2023 ADAC 16 Inch Tyre Test (205/60 R16)
  • 8th: 2023 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test (225/60 R18)
  • 10th: 2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test (225/45 R18)
  • 15th: 2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 2022 Tyre Tests

  • 1st: 2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 1st: 2022 Winter Tyre Market Overview (215/55 R17)
  • 1st: 2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test (245/40 R19)
  • 2nd: 2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 4th: 2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test (245/45 R19)
  • 4th: 2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test (225/45 R19)
  • 4th: 2022 Sport Auto All Season Tyre Test (235/35 R19)
  • 5th: 2022 ADAC SUV Winter Tyre Test - 215/60 R16 (215/60 R16)
  • 6th: 2022 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test (215/55 R17)
  • 7th: 2022 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 185/65 R15 (185/65 R15)
  • 2021 Tyre Tests

  • 1st: 2021 Winter Tyre Market Overview (205/55 R16)
  • 1st: 2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test (195/55 R16)
  • 1st: 2021 AZ SUV Winter Tyre Test (235/55 R18)
  • 1st: 2021 Auto Express Winter Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 3rd: 2021 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test (235/55 R18)
  • 4th: 2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test (225/40 R18)
  • 4th: 2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test (245/40 R18)
  • 5th: 2021 ADAC 17 Inch Winter Tyre Test (225/50 R17)
  • 5th: 2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 7th: 2021 ADAC 15 Inch Winter Tyre Test (195/65 R15)
  • 2020 Tyre Tests

  • 1st: 2020 Winter Tyre Market Overview - 52 Tyre Braking Test (245/45 R18)
  • 1st: 2020 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 (205/55 R16)
  • 1st: 2020 ACE Winter Tyre Test (225/50 R17)
  • 1st: 2020 Auto Express Winter Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 1st: 2020 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 1st: The Best Winter Tyres for 2020 (205/55 R16)
  • 2nd: 2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test (245/45 R18)
  • 2nd: 2020 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test (225/55 R17)
  • 7th: 2020 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 235/55 R17 (235/55 R17)
  • 2019 Tyre Tests

  • 1st: 2019 Winter Tyre Test Market Overview (225/45 R17)
  • 2nd: 2019 AMS Winter SUV Tyre Test (215/55 R17)
  • 5th: 2019 Auto Bild Winter 17 inch Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    165/65 R14 79T   C A 70 6.68kgs
    185/65 R14 86T   C A 70 6.68kgs
    175/70 R14 84T   C A 70 6.36kgs
    175/70 R14 88T XL   C A 70 7.56kgs
    185/55 R15 86H XL   C A 70 7.81kgs
    185/55 R15 82T   C A 70 7.26kgs
    195/55 R15 85H   C A 71 8.75kgs
    195/60 R15 88H   C A 71 8.54kgs
    195/60 R15 88T   C A 71 8.54kgs
    165/65 R15 81T   C A 70 7.29kgs
    195/65 R15 91H   C A 71 7.67kgs
    205/65 R15 94T   C A 71 9.91kgs
    205/70 R15 96T   C A 71 11.56kgs
    195/50 R16 88H XL   C A 71 9.36kgs
    195/55 R16 87H   C A 71 8.94kgs
    195/55 R16 91H XL   C A 71 8.94kgs
    205/55 R16 91H   C A 71 8.40kgs
    205/55 R16 91H         9.61kgs
    205/55 R16 91T   C A 71 8.27kgs
    205/55 R16 94V XL   C A 71 8.03kgs
    215/55 R16 97V XL   C A 71 10.85kgs
    215/55 R16 97H XL   C A 71 10.85kgs
    195/60 R16 89H   C A 71 8.42kgs
    205/60 R16 92H   C A 71 9.71kgs
    205/60 R16 96H XL   C A 71 8.41kgs
    215/40 R17 87V XL   C A 71 9.60kgs
    215/45 R17 91V XL   C A 71 9.87kgs
    225/45 R17 94V XL   C A 71 9.28kgs
    225/45 R17 94H XL   C A 71 9.28kgs
    245/45 R17 99V XL   C A 72 12.15kgs
    205/50 R17 93V XL   C A 71 8.49kgs
    205/50 R17 93H XL AO C A 71 9.26kgs
    205/55 R17 95V XL   C A 71 8.72kgs
    215/55 R17 98H XL   C A 71 11.59kgs
    225/55 R17 101V XL   B A 71 13.40kgs
    205/60 R17 93H   C A 71 8.84kgs
    215/60 R17 100H XL   B A 71 9.22kgs
    215/60 R17 100V XL   B A 71 13.03kgs
    215/60 R17 96H   C A 71 13.03kgs
    225/60 R17 103V XL   C A 71 13.45kgs
    255/60 R17 110H XL   C A 73 16.36kgs
    225/65 R17 102H   C A 71 14.65kgs
    225/65 R17 106H XL   C A 71 14.65kgs
    235/65 R17 108H XL   B A 72 15.42kgs
    245/65 R17 111H XL   B A 72 15.50kgs
    255/65 R17 114H XL   B A 73 16.54kgs
    225/40 R18 92V XL         9.74kgs
    245/40 R18 97W XL   C A 72 9.89kgs
    245/40 R18 97V XL   C A 72 12.35kgs
    215/45 R18 93V XL   C A 71 10.82kgs
    235/45 R18 98V XL   C A 72 10.82kgs
    245/45 R18 100V XL   C A 72 11.18kgs
    215/50 R18 92V   C A 71 9.83kgs
    225/50 R18 99H XL   B A 72 11.53kgs
    245/50 R18 104V XL         13.18kgs
    215/55 R18 99V XL   C A 71 11.10kgs
    255/55 R18 109V XL   B A 73 16.25kgs
    235/60 R18 107V XL   C A 72 14.67kgs
    225/40 R19 93W XL   C A 72 11.41kgs
    275/40 R19 105W XL   C A 73 14.72kgs
    275/45 R19 108V XL   C A 73 17.35kgs
    235/50 R19 103V XL   C A 72 13.07kgs
    255/50 R19 107V XL   B A 73 17.86kgs
    205/55 R19 97H XL         10.14kgs
    225/55 R19 99V         14.07kgs
    255/55 R19 111H XL AO C A 73 15.19kgs
    265/55 R19 109V   B A 73 17.56kgs
    315/35 R20 110V XL   C A 73 15.32kgs
    255/45 R20 105V XL   C A 73 12.34kgs
    265/45 R20 108V XL   C A 73 13.27kgs
    255/50 R20 109V XL   B A 73 13.54kgs
    275/50 R20 113V XL   B A 73 15.49kgs
    195/55 R20 95H XL   C A 71 9.91kgs
    255/55 R20 110V XL   B A 73 14.22kgs
    295/35 R21 107V XL   C A 73 15.31kgs

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    Top 3 Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 Reviews

    Given 69% while driving a Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0, 200hp RWD (225/45 R18) on mostly motorways for 10,000 spirited miles
    Dry : average handling. Wet : very good and safe. Snow : i had michelins pilot Alpin 5 before and with my car they handle way better the snow. Wear : OK when driving in a "normal" way, i tried to have a bit of fun in an empty parking lot and i destroyed the fronts prety quickly. Comfort : noisier than the michelins PA5 and they vibrate a bit and increase noise betwen 80 - 100 Kph. For my next car (toyota GR86) i ordered conti's ts870p.
    Helpful 95 - tyre reviewed on October 26, 2022
    Given 32% while driving a Jeep Rengade (215/60 R17) on a combination of roads for 13,000 spirited miles
    Good grip in the dry, considering it is a winter tyre. Awful grip in the wet, and wear rate is excessive. Noise is the worst of any tyre I have ever fitted; it is impossible to have a conversation with someone in the rear of the car without shouting, and noise gets progressively worse as speed increases. I'm surprised to read positive reviews of this tyre considering how poorly it performs overall. I'm not sure if I got a faulty batch but I will not buy Bridgestone tyres again. Will stick to Michelin or Yokohama in future.
    Helpful 36 - tyre reviewed on November 30, 2023
    Given 31% while driving a Dacia Duster 4x4 (215/65 R16) on mostly country roads for 3,000 average miles
    For a premium tyre, these are the absolute worst purchace I ever made. They lasted around 5,000km before they hit the 4mm legal snow mark and had to be thrown away. The grip and handling was at best average. Why all the hype is beyond me.
    Helpful 52 - tyre reviewed on July 2, 2023
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    Latest Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 Reviews

    Given 34% while driving a Toyota RAV4 (225/65 R17) on mostly town for 6,000 easy going miles
    These tires are terrible. Down to 3mm in just 10 000 km on a Hybrid Toyota Rav4. They got very hard and very loud in two winters. Dangerous on snow and ice. Would not recommend.
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on February 20, 2024
    Given 92% while driving a Honda 1.6 I DTEC (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 500 spirited miles
    Very good grip, handling and comfort, both on dry and wet.
    Responsive enough when in need of pushing hard while overtaking - little difference vs. summer tires.
    But what surprised me most, was the shockingly low noise inside the car, including at high speeds.
    I barely hear them, even less than my old Turanza summer tires.
    And of course, much better than Nokian WR-D4 winter they replaced.
    Seems that the smoother curved lines of the tread pattern have their role in keeping tires quiet.
    Very pleased with them, highly recommended.
    Helpful 1 - tyre reviewed on February 15, 2024
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    Given 77% while driving a Toyota Celica VVTi 140 (195/55 R16) on mostly town for 3,700 spirited miles
    I bought this tyre for my sporty coupe with keeping my country's weather in mind which is moderate winter with very few snowy days and quickly melting snow, so ice and snow was not a priority, yet I encountered heavy snow many times, and the tyre didn't fail, took me up in my steep drive way on first try all the three times I had snow on it, even proved itself against sleet. Great tyre, completely delete the wet road factor, however when its dry and not even that cold it shows its weakness, its not a sport tyre after all, keep that in mind. Wear seems good, but its too early to judge, noise is acceptable, on the same level of my summer sport tyres (GY Eagle F1 Assy.). At this point, I would buy the tyre again, I hope it will last long tho, because in Europe this tyre is very expensive and hard to find in good size.
    Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on February 6, 2024
    Given 34% while driving a Volkswagen Taigo (205/55 R17) on mostly motorways for 8,000 average miles
    I bought a new Taigo in 2/2022 and I bought a brand new Blizak LM 005. This is a 2nd winter season of this tyre. Yes, the tyre is good in wet, but the tyre is disaster when I am accelerating or when I am accelerating and turning from the side road.
    Snow handling - disaster!

    I am very disappointed. I have also Barum Polaris on Golf mk8 and the same road at the same weather - no issue.
    Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on January 31, 2024
    Given 91% while driving a Audi (225/40 R18) on mostly country roads for 8,000 spirited miles
    This is my third winter of riding them and they are still absolutely brilliant. I live in an area in Germany with lots of hills and steep climbs and winters are 50% snow and 50% rain. Under these conditions the tires work absolutely perfectly and are always predictable. Especially compared to the Pirellis sottozero that I had before, the Bridgestone is the complete solution for sporty drivers in winter.
    Helpful 10 - tyre reviewed on December 28, 2023
    Given 47% while driving a SEAT Toledo (185/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
    First winter the tyres were good. The next one almost crashed twice. Almost no grip on snow and ice. Wet was acceptable, but still bad. For 3 winters (probably ~15000 km), already below 4mm tread. I'll never buy them again.
    Helpful 16 - tyre reviewed on November 20, 2023
    Given 90% while driving a Tesla Model Y Perf (255/45 R19) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
    I run this tire on a Model Y Performance in 19' and occasionally drive the tire to the limit. On the wet this tire is excellent no mater what you demand from it, and I have to praise a very progressive transition to slip so the tire is very easy to drive on the limit. Snow handling is very good, but if you are for max traction there are better winter tires. On the dry the tire is just OK, and as a negative I have to mention a rather low grip under braking (cornering is OK). Comfort is OK, and although I use it on EV (no sound absorbing foam version) there are no strange sounds (howling at certain speeds) and sound levels are OK.
    Helpful 14 - tyre reviewed on November 20, 2023
    Given 63% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 7 TDI (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
    Great tyres, amazing grip in the wet and great grip in the dry. Very good in the snow until you get to about 5mm, then it's not good enough for the snow conditions where i live (good enough for most situations, wont get traction on steep hills anymore). After 3 years of driving (1 aggressive, 2 moderate years, 25k ish miles) the tyres have 4.2-4.8mm left. Am probably going to fit them this season and use them until the end of summer, havent decided on it yet tho.
    Helpful 14 - tyre reviewed on November 19, 2023
    Given 34% while driving a Toyota 2006 Avalon (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
    I've driven these tyres for 3 winters now and I'm not as impressed as tyre reviewers should suggest.
    On dry they have soft sidewalls, but somehow comfort is mediocre.
    Steering feedback and road feel is non-existent, but it's to be expected of this size.
    In the wet they are pretty good. In snow I'd say worse than Conti TS860 I had before.
    Things have gotten progressively worse and these were unacceptable last year, their third season.
    Helpful 30 - tyre reviewed on October 18, 2023
    Given 79% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 7 TDI (205/55 R16) on mostly motorways for 18,000 miles
    Very good tyre overall. I have only one minus for this tyres and that is that one of them after 30.000km became very loud, first i thought that my well bearing is bad but after changing to summer tyres noise was gone.
    Helpful 17 - tyre reviewed on October 15, 2023
    Given 62% while driving a Nissan LEAF Tekna (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 0 miles
    Worst winter tires i ever had. On snow/ice it is noticeably has worse grip compared to the previous tires i had. Car is like a cow on ice with these tires. Very disappointed, although tests show different story. .
    Helpful 20 - tyre reviewed on September 14, 2023
    Given 46% while driving a BMW 118i Sport (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
    I could only confirm the experience with these tyres made by some of the other reviewers. Namely, they only lasted for perhaps about 8000 km, basically two seasons. The first winter was quite OK, but for the 2nd winter it suddenly became just a totally different story. First off, I realized the tyres lost grip in the snow and ice quite substantially, albeit the were still relatively good/acceptable in the wet. Secondly, the Blizzaks developed a lot of "bald" spots on the tread, however I can't really recall it right now, whether it happened during the 1st winter season or right in the beginning of the 2nd. Basically, the tread seemed really worn out - as reported by some other reviewers here. Than, after that, I also noticed the compound just became hard as plastic and the outer layer of the (already) worn our tread started to come off in several places. Actually my summer tyres, Bridgestone Turanza, were much softer to the touch :)!

    We live in the middle of Germany, on the northern side of Rennsteig, and we have our decent share of bad weather in winter every year with snow and ice, sometimes even with quite severe snowfalls. Therefore, the snow and ice grip is quite an important asset the tyre should be providing, but it was complete failure from the Blizzaks, in particular for the second season/winter. Those are definitely not for the true snowy conditions, much cheaper Fulda winters did a better job in the snow.

    As I understood, this seems to be quite common with this tyre model, for example, there is a rather big discussion about the exact same issues on the German discussion board motor-talk and also on the German amazon with quite a few pictures/photos of these tyres having the same problems as I was. Mine were in the same production window, having the same production code and also made in Poland as those reported in amazon and motor-talk. Albeit some others reported the same problems with their tyres made in Turkey as well. So I don't know, probably it really is/was a bad batch or production failure. Anyway, I wont be buying these tyres anymore, for sure, neither can I get all this hype around them, it's just totally behind me. Seems like a gamble - they may work out nicely (made in France/Italy?) or just become garbage in less than 10K km (made in Poland or Turkey?), which should be nothing for a good tyre and non-sporty/normal driving style. I've changed them already to the allseasons Yokohama BluEarth-4s AW21, let's see how good these are, so far OK, in the dry and wet, will probably report on them later after the winter season.
    Helpful 17 - tyre reviewed on September 1, 2023