Bridgestone Blizzak Ice

The Bridgestone Blizzak Ice is a Premium Touring Winter tire designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tire review data from 3 tire reviews averaging 76% over 50,000 miles driven, and 3 tests with an average result of 9th.

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 80%
Road Feedback 85%
Handling 75%
Wear 85%
Comfort 85%
Buy again 60%
Snow Grip 70%
Ice Grip 60%

First On MarketFebruary 2018
Wheel Size13 - 19"
Width175 - 275mm
Profile35 - 70
Rolling ResistanceD - E
Wet GripE - E
Noise (dB)71 - 73
Winter Rating3PMSF Rated & Ice Rated

The Blizzak Ice is ranked 48th of 66 Winter Premium Touring tires.

In Depth Tire Comparisons

Tests Included

3

Best Result

5th

Worst Result

16th

Average Result

9th

Latest Tire Test Results

2023 Studless Friction Winter Tire Test
5th of 8 tires
  • The Japanese Bridgestone is one of the few winter tires with an asymmetric pattern, marked with an inside/outside instead of rolling direction. This favors cornering but results in poorer water properties.

    The Blizzak Ice is also one of the softest tires (the rubber's "Shore value" is a low 49). This provides good cornering grip on snow and ice, but it is not as easily controlled at the grip limit on snow as the best ones. Its braking performance on winter surfaces is average.

    The soft rubber bites well when braking on dry asphalt and has low road noise. However, it lacks stability in evasive maneuvers on dry roads, and its wet grip is one of the worst in the group.

    Without a clear area of expertise, Bridgestone places a bit behind the top contenders.
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2020 Vi Bilagare Nordic Friction Winter Tire Test
7th of 8 tires
  • Shortest dry braking on test, good snow braking.
  • Very long wet braking, poor wet handling, very low aquaplaning resistance, expensive to buy for performance.
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2020 Nordic and Studded Winter Tire Test
16th of 20 tires
  • Good handling in the snow, balance handling and short braking distances in the dry.
  • Understeer balance in the wet.
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SizeFuelWetNoise
14 inch
185/60 R14 82 SEE71
185/60 R14 82 SEE71
175/65 R14 86 T XLEE71
185/70 R14 92 S XLEE71
185/70 R14 88 SEE71
175/65 R14 82 SEE71
175/65 R14 86 S XLEE71
15 inch
195/55 R15 85 SEE72
185/65 R15 88 SEE71
185/65 R15 92 T XLEE71
195/65 R15 95 T XLEE72
195/65 R15 91 SEE72
195/65 R15 95 S XLEE72
185/65 R15 92 S XLEE71
195/55 R15 85 SEE72
16 inch
205/55 R16 94 T XLEE72
205/60 R16 92 SEE72
205/60 R16 96 T XLEE72
215/60 R16 99 S XLEE72
205/60 R16 96 S XLEE72
215/60 R16 99 T XLEE72
205/55 R16 94 S XLEE72
215/60 R16 95 SEE72
205/55 R16 91 SEE72
17 inch
225/60 R17 99 SEE72
215/55R17 94 SEE72
225/50 R17 98 S XLEE72
225/45 R17 94 S XLEE72
225/60 R17 103 S XLEE72
215/55 R17 98 S XLEE72
205/50 R17 93 H XLEE72
225/45R17 91 SEE72
225/50R17 94 SEE72
205/50 R17 93 H XLEE72
215/55 R17 98 T XLEE72
215/45 R17 91 T XLEE72
225/45 R17 94 S XLEE72
225/60 R17 99 HEE72
215/45 R17 91 T XLEE72
225/50 R17 98 T XLEE72
18 inch
225/40 R18 92 H XLEE72
245/45 R18 100 S XLEE72
225/40 R18 92 H XLEE72
245/45 R18 96 SEE72
245/40 R18 97 S XLEE72
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Top 3 Bridgestone Blizzak Ice Reviews

Given 88% while driving a BMW 120d (205/55 R16) on mostly country roads for 25,000 average miles
I live in the Baltic state. And we have snowy and icy winters. If you drive carefully, the tires are very good for and RWD car and you don’t get stuck on snow or ice. Sometimes they feel a little soft and you have to correct your driving direction on the motorways. But not a big issue. They are nordic winter tires after all. Would recommend, especially for a rear wheel drive cars in countries with lots of snow and ice. And the wear of the tire is normal.
Helpful 28 - tire reviewed on November 23, 2022
Toyota (205/55 R16 Q) on mostly town for 15,000 average miles
Some of the best Bridgestone Blizzak Ice winter tires, like many of the Blizzak VRX series. Very strong sidewall. Tread 8.5 mm. They behave very confidently on ice.
Helpful 48 - tire reviewed on May 19, 2020
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