Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

With a best-in-class EU label A-grade in wet grip, the new Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO ensures outstanding control in the wet, and all without compromising on wear life.

This tyre replaced the Bridgestone Weather Control A005.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 95%
Road Feedback 85%
Handling 85%
Wear 71%
Comfort 85%
Buy again 85%
Snow Grip 66%
Ice Grip 58%

Tyre review data from 23 tyre reviews averaging 80% over 98,625 miles driven.

The Weather Control A005 EVO is ranked 21st of 47 All Season Premium Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2022 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test - 5th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent grip in the wet and dry, good aquaplaning resistance, short dry braking, lowest rolling resistance on test.
  • Negative - Extremely limited snow performance with the longest braking, lowest traction and most difficult snow handling lap. Highest internal noise.
  • Overall - The Bridgestone WeatherControl A005 EVO might just be the all season of the group designed specially for climates which get minimal snow, as in the balanced score weighting it finished fifth but in the mild climate score weighting it jumped up to second place overall! As the results imply, this tire was great in the dry, pretty good in the wet and it had the joint lowest rolling resistance on test, BUT it was a firm last in the snow. Even though there wasn't a summer reference tire in this test, we cna be sure that the Bridgestone will still vastly outperform any summer tire on snow, however compared to a good all season tire its performance was extremely limited. Definitely an all season tyre for a climate where snow is the exception rather than the rule.
View Full Test >>

2022 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test - 8th of 13 tyres

  • Positive - Dry specialist with precise handling and short dry braking distances, low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Moderate steering precision and understeer on snow and wet roads.
  • Overall - Adequate.
View Full Test >>

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test - 15th of 17 tyres

  • Positive - Short wet braking distances, low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Only satisfactory ride qualities on snow and ice, delayed steering response and understeering snow handling, average mileage.
  • Overall - Conditionally recommended.
View Full Test >>

Sorry, we don't currently have any label data for the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

Questions and Answers for the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2021-01-02 - Please can you clarify the legal position on fitting these tyres for winter use, relative to sizing. Example: normal tyre is 225/50/R17 on alloys, but looking at a set of steel rims (for winter use only), that the dealer says will need to be R16, so the winter tyre size they recommended would be 215/60/R16. This should give the same rolling radius for the speedometer, but are there any legal or insurance implications? Thanks for any guidance you can offer.

Assuming the manufacturer recommended this size in the handbook there will be no legal issues. It might be prudent to notify your insurance as UK insurers can be very uptight about wheel size changes for winter tyres.

Ask a question

We will never publish or share your email address


To verify you're human please type the word you see above in the box below.

Size Price Range  
205/45 R17 £115.69 - £135.66 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £62.89 - £105.09 (19 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/50 R17 £126.59 - £197.30 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £92.59 - £109.00 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £83.99 - £111.20 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R19 £156.39 - £195.70 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/55 R19 £163.39 - £188.90 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 82 tyre sizes - View all.

YouTube Review

Top 3 Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO Reviews

Renault Talisman 160 edc estate (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 0 spirited miles
Complete set of tyres fitted today.245/40 19 Very little difference in the EVO tyre pattern to the original, but maybe the improvements are what you cannot see? I will review in 10,000 kms. I have to make a few journeys through the Alps in the next six months, so I am sure their snow performance will be tested. What I know from my experience with the original A005’s is that wet grip is superb, aquaplaning greatly reduced risk, low wear, quiet and low rolling resistance.
Helpful 139 - tyre reviewed on October 21, 2020
Given 72% while driving a Ford Focus ST 2.3 Ecoboost Estate (Mk4) (235/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 3,500 average miles
Big wheel sizes prefer full winter tyres to All-Season but if you live like I do in a mild climate such as the Southeast of England, they often are the best choice. Divided between the new Continental All-Season or the Bridgestone WeatherControl Evo, I went to the latter as they were available and nicely priced for the size I needed. Pros: - Steering feel and road feedback are excellent for a all-season tyre that has loads of tread blocks. - Impressive shallow water grip at low temperatures (looses a bit as they get up but not terrible). - Comfortable and relative low noise - Overall feeling is quite good and could be at times be perceived as a mid range summer tyre rather than an All-Season Cons: - Wear far too quickly. I don't believe they would last 20k miles or get to see the second year of ownership if used all year round. - Again, wear. As temperatures start to go up they generate far too much heat and with a soft sidewall you can see the changes on dry grip happening and the wear marks on it - expect to see bits of rubber literally coming out! - Ice and snow grip isn't on par with the best of new all season tyres. Be mindful that for locations that see little snow this might not be an issue, but when it falls and quickly gets compressed, they might let you down. Conclusion: - They are not the best out there but quite satisfactory on this large size; - For fast cars on mild climates they retain quite good stirring feeling and feedback; - They are excellent in the rain with low temperatures, and while aquaplaning resistance isn't the best, it has never been an issue; - They wear far too quickly for an all season tyre, having only encountered similar wear on full winters driven in warm summer locations. - Fairly priced.
Helpful 59 - tyre reviewed on May 17, 2022
Given 79% while driving a Volkswagen mk7 Golf GTD (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,500 spirited miles
A very good tyre from Bridgestone. Smashes the current Michelin cross climate in all but dry braking. One of the best straight aquaplaning tyres by far. At speed on the motorway in deep standing water there fantastic. A very predictable tyre with a very rounded package. You can almost feel the road. Very good. Maybe on the verge of unbeatable. Lets see how they perform when worn. Turn in not as good as Michelin Pilot sport 4 but better than Michelin Cross climate gen 2. Very expensive, but a must for people who just want to go at speed and get done. As a car mechanic and we fit loads of tyres these are good.
Helpful 35 - tyre reviewed on December 21, 2020
Have you driven on the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO tyre?

Have YOU got experience with the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO? Help millions of other tyre buyers

Review your Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO >

Latest Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO Reviews

Given 89% while driving a Toyota RAV4 (235/55 R18) on mostly country roads for 8,000 spirited miles
A massive improvement over the oem fitment in most respects. Road noise has definitely increased but the vehicle really holds the road in all conditions now. At no point has it felt like I'm even close to the grip limit with these tyres, very reassuring. Marked down for feedback, but the Rav4 is not a drivers car and feedback is not it's strong point, I suspect it would be very difficult to know where the limit of these tyres are until the dashboard tells me otherwise. T
Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on September 24, 2022
Given 86% while driving a Nissan Qashqai (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 500 miles
Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on June 2, 2022
All Season VS Winter Tyres: What is REALLY Best?! Click to find out!
Given 67% while driving a Peugeot Partner Teepee (2010) (215/60 R16) on mostly country roads for 9,000 average miles
I had the predecessor to this tyre, the Bridgestone Weather Control pre A005 version and found it to be the best tyre I'd ever used in wet weather conditions. The A005 version, although it looks different in tread design, has the same excellent performance in wet weather. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about the wear/longevity as the full set wore down to the markers in only 9000 miles. This is obviously a very soft compound which improves the cold and wet weather performance but when driven year round, as in my case, the tyre life is much shorter than i expected. Whilst I am using a heavy vehicle (Peugeot Expert Tepee) I have the correct XL load rated tyre and do not heavily load the vehicle and I have not driven at high speeds on motorways. I think I'll get a rock hard van specific tyre next time. TLDR: Good grip, dissapointing wear.
Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on April 1, 2022
Given 50% while driving a Opel Astra j 1.6 (205/55 R16) on mostly town for 43,000 easy going miles
Dry Grip good, excellent Wet Grip, Road Feedback Handling nothing extraordinary, bad Wear, normal Comfort, bad Snow Grip Ice Grip, I would not buy them again
Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on March 31, 2022
Given 89% while driving a Land Rover Range Rover V8 Vogue (255/55 R19) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles
The 005 EVO is the best all-season tyre for winter that I have ever had, far superior to the Pirelli Scorpion and Conti all season that are being used on the RRs. It handles great in deep snow, steep inclines with compacted snow (compared directly to Nokian SUV3s), wet subzero highways and wet cornering as well. I hope they will be at least nearly as dependable in the summer as well.
Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on February 16, 2022
Given 49% while driving a Vauxhall Astra SRi (225/40 R18) on mostly town for 1,000 miles
Purchased a set of 4 in September 2021 because I thought I was buying the best. I was wrong. In January 2022, one of the tyres failed after only 1000 miles. A 150mm section of the tyre tread had separated from the side wall. This could have proved catastrophic at high speed.
Helpful 9 - tyre reviewed on January 22, 2022
Given 84% while driving a Jeep Rengade (215/60 R17) on mostly motorways for 4,000 average miles
My Jeep Renegade came with Bridgestone Blizzak wintertyres from the factory, which is a bit odd especially since it is produced in sunny Italy. Very noisy and quite useless on anything but snow. So I changed them with these All Seasons before they were worn, mainly based on the test. Main reason was the the excellent wet performance of the non-Evo Weathercontrol A005, in exchange for snow performance. This should be better with this one, but since I live in The Netherlands that is not really an issue for me. The tyres are very quiet, have very good dry grip. On cold and wet roads the do perform better then any other winter or all season tyre (Michelin, Bridgestone, en Dunlop included) I have ever had experience with. Steering feel is non-existent, but that is probably mainly due to the little Jeep itself and the tall walls. Tyre wear isn't noticeable yet, but then they are just 2 months and 4k miles old. Lovely tyres and I should have replaced the OEM Blizzaks much earlier.
Helpful 13 - tyre reviewed on November 8, 2021
Given 88% while driving a Ford Fiesta (195/50 R15) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
Hi. I chose this tyre on the strength of the TyreReviews’ review of its predecessor, and because not all tyres in this class are available in the size I need. Fitted to a 1.4l TDCI Fiesta, so not a sports car by any means, but a perfectly capable car, fun to drive on twisty roads and holds its own on the motorway. First 1000 miles driven across M, A and B roads, twisty country lanes and suburban London, in dry and wet weather. Mix of driving styles but mainly average. Not yet driven in winter conditions. So, initially, a very comfortable tyre to drive on, not too noisy, comfort levels good, car handles well and responds well to changes of direction, feels sure-footed and safe. Dry grip is very good. Again, not driving a high-performance vehicle in a spirited way, but car grips well in dry conditions and feels safe and predictable. Tyres absolutely shine in the wet. Whether rain, running water on the road or standing water, these may be the best wet weather tyres I’ve ever driven on. Grip levels extremely high, and remain high even driving through large pools of standing or running water. In the wet, the tyres feel incredibly safe indeed. So, first 1000 miles down and so far, so good. A great choice for average motoring on an average car in average UK circumstances. I will endeavour to update after winter. Cheers all, and safe motoring.
Helpful 12 - tyre reviewed on November 3, 2021
Given 92% while driving a BMW X3 (225/60 R17) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
Replaced separate sets of winter and summer tyres with these. Compared to the original Pirelli BMW * rated OE summer tyres, these are quieter, the ride is softer and more comfortable, and economy is about 2mpg (5%) better. There is no obvious difference in grip in the dry, and they feel very secure in the wet. I’ve yet to compare them to the winter tyres, but I live in the south of England with frequent trips up north to see family, and their job is to get me home and keep me safe if it snows, so they should be fine. CrossClimate 2’s came out just after I bought these but so far, I’m very impressed.
Helpful 10 - tyre reviewed on September 25, 2021
Given 93% while driving a Skoda (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,500 spirited miles
Super impressed with these tyres on my Yeti 4x4 makes the car more peaceful and relaxing (moved from Pirelli Centro tyres) and even though theses are all season tyres they better all round for me. Wet grip is astonishing and i'm so glad I went with theses tyres. I haven't commented on wear and snow and Ice and I haven't used them long enough to have tried these out.
Helpful 9 - tyre reviewed on August 5, 2021
Given 100% while driving a Volkswagen EOS (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
I was impressed with how good Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO performed on all conditions.
Helpful 10 - tyre reviewed on July 12, 2021
Given 81% while driving a Mazda MX5 2.0 SE (ND 2015 onwards) (205/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 4,000 spirited miles
I've now driven these in cold-wet conditions (best suited to); in heavy snow and ice on Scottish mountains where they "got me home"; and dry hot summer days back in London where you can feel the reduction in grip vs summer tyre (but nothing too bad); plus torrential rain to gauge aqua-planing. Really not a bad tyre. As in my earlier reviews, they've handled all conditions as advertised, and I would buy again. Key things -- on snow/ice, if you drive carefully, they'll get you home in any conditions. In cold-wet they transform grip, and also great in torrential rain as advertised. In hot-dry conditions, you need to drive & think ahead to avoid any compromises as they are softer than summer-tyres and will slide more as they heat-up. Wear was not bad, even on the back of my MX-5. On a heavier car, driven primarily in South of UK, I can imagine 12k miles of life, as this is a stickier softer tyre, but that's what you are buying !!! Thoroughly recommend this. A great option if you only see a few days of snow each year.
Helpful 9 - tyre reviewed on June 25, 2021