Bridgestone Blizzak LM32

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM32 is a High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 18 tyre reviews averaging 70% over 181,200 miles driven, and 17 tests with an average result of 7th.

Dry Grip 84%
Wet Grip 69%
Road Feedback 69%
Handling 69%
Wear 81%
Comfort 72%
Buy again 64%
Snow Grip 66%
Ice Grip 52%

First On MarketAugust 2010
Wheel Size15 - 20"
Width185 - 295mm
Profile35 - 65
Rolling ResistanceC - E
Wet GripB - D
Noise (dB)70 - 74
Winter Rating3PMSF Rated

The Blizzak LM32 is ranked 40th of 60 Winter High Performance tyres.

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Latest Tyre Test Results

2014 AZ Winter Tyre Test
10th of 11 tyres
  • Low on snow, only average in the wet. In dry conditions the Bridgestone drives safely and brakes well, but has a very high rolling resistance
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2014 AMS Winter Tyre Test
7th of 10 tyres
  • Great grip and handling in the dry
  • Poor grip in snow, high rolling resistance
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2013 Auto Bild Top 15 Winter Tyre Shootout
4th of 15 tyres
  • Sporty, safe handling on wet and dry roads, short snow and wet braking distances, good value for money
  • Average traction and cornering on snow
  • Recommended
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15 inch
195/65 R15 91 HDC70
195/65 R15 91 HEC72
195/65 R15 91 HEC72
195/65 R15 91 TEC71
185/65 R15 88 TDC70
16 inch
205/55 R16 91 HED72
205/55 R16 91 HDC70
205/55 R16 91 HED71
205/60 R16 92 HDC70
205/55 R16 91 HDC71
205/60 R16 92 HDC70
205/60 R16 92 HEC72
17 inch
225/50 R17 94 HDC72
225/50 R17 94 HEC72
215/45 R17 91 V XLEC71
225/50 R17 94 HDC72
225/50 R17 94 HEC72
225/45 R17 91 HDC70
205/50 R17 93 H XLDC71
205/50 R17 93 V XLEC70
18 inch
225/40 R18 92 V XLDC70
225/40 R18 92 V XLDC70
19 inch
235/35 R19 91 V XLDC72
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Questions and Answers for the Bridgestone Blizzak LM32

2019-03-04 - Are these tyres run flats?

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM32 is available in ROF (runflat) fitment.

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Top 3 Bridgestone Blizzak LM32 Reviews

Given 31% while driving a BMW 330d (225/50 R17 H) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
These the worst tyres I have ever used. How a brand positioned as a premium choice can discharge a product with almost zero grip in wet conditions is surprising. Adding the vague, almost non-existing steering feel and an intense humming noise as they started to wear. Scrapped them with plenty of tread left. Avoid!
Helpful 41 - tyre reviewed on December 14, 2020
Given 52% while driving a Mazda 6 Wagon (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Stray away.
Helpful 51 - tyre reviewed on May 30, 2019
Given 41% while driving a Volvo V70D5 (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 easy going miles
I've had two sets of Blizzaks now. The first set came free on a set of wheels, and were fairly dreadful. I put this down to them being quite old, got rid of them, and carried on with life. I've just picked up another set as they came up at a good price, and I honestly wish I hadn't. They are extremely poor in anything that isn't a bone dry, cold scenario. As winter tends to be cold and wet, these tyres are useless. I'm actually hoping they wear out quickly so I can put something good on the car. Pros:- - fine in the dry Cons:- - wet weather performance is biblically poor - they're noisy as balls - fuel economy is worse by 5-10% All in all, avoid at all costs.
Helpful 33 - tyre reviewed on December 2, 2020
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Given 63% while driving a Mercedes Benz C200 CDI Elegance (195/65 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 9,000 average miles
Bought these two tyres over Bridgestone Blizzak LM25 and put them on the back. Inittialy they weren't my fist choice but I didn't wanted to mix different manufactures.
Dry and snow grip is very good, but wet grip is very poor, especially on a climb (ESP immediately interferes) and on motorways. They didn't offer me that much of a confidence on wet because they start to loose grip very easy. In start they were acceptable quiet but while time was passing by, they started to be more and more nosier. Honestly I was disappointed because I was expecting more from this premium brand. I wouldn't recommend putting these tyres on RWD vheicles. All in all, they are ok tyres if you are looking only snow and dry easy going grip, but very expensive, you can buy better all round winter tyres for less money.
Helpful 37 - tyre reviewed on January 22, 2019
Given 68% while driving a Toyota Yaris (185/60 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 20,000 easy going miles
I have ordered a new set of these winter tyres, being excited after seeing some initial encouraging reviews. However, I have been a bit disappointed really. Even more so that they were on a mild going, low-torque 1.33L VVTI gasoline Yaris, which is sprinty but does not have that much torque. These tires lost grip quite quickly when stepping more quickly on the pedal and even more so, they didn't offer that much of a confidence when braking in winter conditions. That is, with cold, wet, melted snow (slur) or even dry fresh snow. On ice it's not even worth mentioning. Really they do not stand up to the level to which Blizzak is advertised.
Helpful 42 - tyre reviewed on January 16, 2019
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Given 49% while driving a BMW 330D Touring (245/40 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 8,000 spirited miles
I have these fitted to the back of my BMW and they're ok in the dry, still spin relatively easily when setting off quickly and still easily get 'let off oversteer' and power oversteer is relatively easy to achieve as well.
In the wet I'd say unless driven with caution they're dangerous, spin very easily and slide very easily as well, very unpredictable, breaking away with no prior warning, you definitely need to keep your wits about you if trying to make decent progress. For instance entering a motorway slip road recently, 4th gear at approx 50mph it flicked sideways on 1/2 throttle.
They are surprisingly good in the snow though which I guess is ultimately what I bought them for. Only ever got stuck when the chassis ground out due to the depth of the snow, otherwise I didn't have any problems. Very predictable and stable.
Overall I wouldn't recommend them for any car with reasonable power as they are so easily overwhelmed.
Helpful 35 - tyre reviewed on March 20, 2018
Given 90% while driving a Audi A4 (195/65 R15 T) on mostly motorways for 15,000 average miles
Excellent in all weather conditions from -10oC to 35oC!
Helpful 38 - tyre reviewed on February 21, 2018
Given 64% while driving a MINI countryman cooper diesel all4 (195/60 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
Non runflat version fitted to Mini Countryman on 16" steel rims for winter use only - pretty average winter tyre, nothing special and i wouldn't jump to use them again; far better performance and value from Nokian range. Bridgestone nowhere near premium status in winter tyres. They lasted 4 winters and ca 20k miles.
Helpful 41 - tyre reviewed on April 28, 2017
Given 74% while driving a Peugeot 307 (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 27,000 average miles
Bought this after good experience with Bridgestone Turanza T001 summer tyre.

As of performance of LM32 tyre, I'm quite statisfied. Very good grip on dry, and satisfying grip in wet conditions. In wet conditions they are not quite as good as summer Turanza tyres in cornering, but nevertheless they felt statisfying and progressive. They had good grip on snow (driven on max. snow dept of cca. 10cm) and did not budge on several hundred kilometers on icy highway when they were on the end of thread life (thread depth cca. 4,5mm)

Good comfort, but after 10 000 miles these tyres got quite noisy. Even changing sound frequency when driving over shallow puddles. Very strange. I had similar experience with noise on my other car with Bridgestone LM30 tyre.
Now the LM32 are so loud (at the end of their life, thread depth 4mm) that they had masked the sound of two bearings starting to fail! Honestly, I would not buy this tyre again just because of this irritating noise.
Helpful 58 - tyre reviewed on March 23, 2016
Given 76% while driving a Kia Motors (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
Kia Soul 2 only had for 2000miles but Blizzack LM32 are noisey and the car still over dampened(ie) the Soul is not the quietest of cars and suspension is hard like a sports car.Discussed with KIA. Awaiting response.Our model is 2011 so may be improved by now.Passengers have complained of hard ride.I doubt if the Blizzacks,being winter tyres are to blame for hard ride.Not tried at the limit but have had wheel spin at emergency rapid foot down takeoff.TRead looks good for winter now passed but i fit all year round in Scotland
Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on April 16, 2014
Given 91% while driving a Ford Focus mk2 (195/65 R15 T) on mostly country roads for 0 average miles
Excellent winter tyres, especially on snowy roads. Uphill, downhill, curves, straight lines, snowy, wet or dry, these tires just make the driving seem almost too easy. No slippage whatsoever.
They are a bit noisier and slightly more fuel consuming than the Good Year summer tyres they've replaced for the winter, but that is to be expected, no proper winter tyre will be as smooth as a summer tyre. You've got to give something for the extra grip you get, right?
Overall, highly recommended and would definitely buy again.
Helpful 39 - tyre reviewed on January 29, 2014
Given 93% while driving a Peugeot 206 1.6 xt (175/65 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 20,000 easy going miles
Drove all year. Good tyre life. Good at countering aquaplanning, never happened or I never felt it. Good speed in the winter, overtakings at max speed and cruise of 90kmh in full snowstorm on motorways, other cars keept 75kmh for 200 a miles jurney.

I also drove over a 10cm metalic cube on the motorway and no damage of left front tyre. Car engined stopped by the incident and I had to reset the fuel cutoff
Helpful 38 - tyre reviewed on January 4, 2014
Given 90% while driving a Dacia Logan (185/65 R15 T) on track for 200 average miles
These tyres are quite amazing in snow ! The risk to get stuck is almost zero. A decent grip on the ice too. It's my first winter with these gums... Very good choice for a beginner too
Helpful 35 - tyre reviewed on December 24, 2012
Given 96% while driving a Mercedes Benz C200 CDI Sport (195/65 R15 H) on mostly country roads for 0 average miles
You can't miss with this tyers,on dry,on wet,on snow...
Helpful 30 - tyre reviewed on September 23, 2011