Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, review, ratings, photo

Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 is a Premium Touring Winter studless tyre with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars.

The tire replaced the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70.

Key performance

Dry performance
90.31%
Wet performance
88.11%
Aquaplaning
93.76%
Snow performance
96.74%
Ice performance
94.16%
Noise
95.72%
Rolling resistance
95.21%

2018 Autofil Bridgestone WS80 test

In 2018 experts of the Norwegian magazine Autofil have tested the Bridgestone WS80 Blizzak at size 205/55 R16 and compared with nine similar budget, mid-range and premium studless winter tyres.

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1-2nd place in Dry braking. The braking distances between all tyres was very close, but anyway Bridgestone showed one of the best result.
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6-7th place in Dry handling. The same result with Japanese Yokohama and a bit less then the most all premium tyres.
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8-10th place in Dry directional stability. One of the lowest result. The same result with Nokian and Michelin.
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6-7th place in Wet braking. Bridgestone’s braking distance was 3,9m longer, than the leader.
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8th place in Wet handling. The lowest result among premium tyres. The wet handling time was 2sec longer, than the leader.
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7-10th place in Wet handling. The tyre got one of the lowest expert score.
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3th place in Snow braking. The best result among all premium tyres. The snow braking distance difference with the leader was 0.7 meters.
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8th place. Bridgestone’s snow handling time was 1.4sec longer, than the leader.
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5-10th place in Snow handling.
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5-9th place in Snow traction. Very close result to the leader – only 0.2 seconds difference in acceleretion time with the leader.
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7th place in Ice braking. The ice braking distance difference with the leader was 1.6 meter.
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7th place in Ice handling. Ice handling time was 5.8 seconds longer, than the leader.
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6th place in Ice handling. Absolutely average result.
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7-8th place in Ice traction. The same result with Chinese LingLong, but very close to the leader – only 0.4sec acceleration time difference.
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9-10th place. The lowest result.
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2-9th place in Noise level. All tyres showed very close result.

Snow handling852.1sec+1.4sec97.31%

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 1-2 31.4m -0.1m 100%
Subj. Dry handling 6-7 7 points -1 point 85.71%
Subj. Directional stability 8-10 7 points -3 points 70%
Wet braking at 80km/h 6-7 39.1m +3.9m 90.02%
Wet handling 8 42.1sec +2sec 95.25%
Subj. Wet handling 7-10 6 points -3 points 50%
Straight aqua 5 80.20 -2.9km/h 93.76%
Snow braking at 80km/h 3 51.6m +0.7m 98.64%
Subj. Snow handling 5-10 8 points -2 points 80%
Snow traction 5-9 5.9sec +0.2sec 96.61%
Ice braking at 50km/h 7 53.5m +1.6m 97%
Ice handling 7 71.7sec +5.8sec 91.91%
Subj. Ice handling 6 6 points -1 point 83.3%
Ice traction 7-8 5.5sec +0.4sec 92.73%
Noise 2-3 9 points -1 point 90%
Rolling resistance 9-10 2.1% +2.1% 97.9%

2018 Moottori Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Test

Test by Finnish magazine Mottori in 2018. The experts have tested the Bridgestone at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 7 similar mid-range and premium winter tires.

Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Wet braking. +4m braking distance.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Wet handling. +1.5m braking distance.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, reviews, ratings
6-7th place in Subj. Wet handling.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Dry braking. -0.2m braking distance.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, reviews, ratings
1-3rd place in Subj. Dry handling.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Ice braking. +0.2m braking distance.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Ice handling. +6.6sec handling time.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, reviews, ratings
6-8th place in Subj. Ice handling.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Ice traction. +0.45sec acceleration time.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, reviews, ratings
2-4th place in Snow braking. +0.1m braking distance.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Snow handling. +1.3sec handling time.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, reviews, ratings
7-8th place in Subj. Snow handling.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Snow traction. +0.16sec acceleration time.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, reviews, ratings
4-7th place in Subj. Noise.

Snow handling734.9sec+1.3sec96.27%

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 1 28.5m -0.2m 100%
Subj. Dry handling 1-3 8.5 points +0.5 point 100%
Wet braking at 80km/h 5 37 +4m 89.19%
Wet handling 6 31.2sec +1.5sec 95.19%
Subj. Wet handling 6-7 7.5 -1.5 points 80%
Snow braking at 30km/h 2-4 13.1m +0.1m 99.24%
Subj. Snow handling 7-8 7.5 points -1.5 points 80%
Snow traction 7 4.27sec +0.16sec 96.25%
Ice braking at 25km/h 3 13.3m +0.2m 98.49%
Ice handling 7 55.6sec +6.6sec 88.13%
Subj. Ice handling 6-8 5 points -2 points 60%%
Ice traction 7 6.82sec +0.45sec 93.4%
Noise 4-7 9 points -0.5 point 94.4%

2017 Vi Bilägare Bridgestone WS80 Test

Test by Swedish magazine Vi Bilägare in 2017. The experts have tested the Bridgestone at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 6 similar budget and premium winter tires. Also they included into the test one “European” type winter tire to compare results.

Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, review, ratings
Last place in Wet braking. +28.3m braking distance.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, review, ratings
Last place in Wet handling. +3.6sec handling time.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, review, ratings
Last place in Dry braking. +3m braking distance.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, review, ratings
Last place in Subj. Dry handling. Subjective score – 2 points.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, review, ratings
4-5th place in Ice braking. +0.83m braking distance.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, review, ratings
2-3rd place in Ice handling. +1.7sec lap time.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, review, ratings
6th place in Ice traction. +0.33sec acceleration time.
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2nd place in Snow braking. +0.15m braking distance.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, review, ratings
1st place in Snow handling. -0.5sec lap time.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, review, ratings
6th place in Snow traction. +0.06sec acceleration time.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, review, ratings
6th place in Rolling resistance. +0.43 l/100km fuel consumption.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, review, ratings
2-4th place in Noise. +1dB external noise.

Snow handling197sec-0.5sec100%

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 7 48.7m +3m 93.84%
Subj. Dry handling 7 2 points -3 points 60%
Wet braking at 100km/h 7 73.3m +28.3m 61.39%
Wet handling 7 41sec +3.6sec 91.22%
Snow braking at 25km/h 2 6.27 +0.15m 97.6%
Snow traction 6 2.72sec +0.06sec 97.79%
Ice braking at 25km/h 4-5 10.45m +0.83m 92.05%
Ice handling 2-3 77.3sec +1.7sec 97.8%
Ice traction 6 5.51sec +0.33sec 94%
Noise 2-4 65dB +1 98.46%
Rolling resistance 6 7.01 l/100km +0.43 l/100km 93.86%

2016 Tuulilasi Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Test

Test by the Finnish magazine Tuulilasi in 2016. The experts have tested the tire at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 7 similar medium and premium winter tires. In addition they included into the test one “European type” winter tire to compare results.

Bridgestone WS80 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Wet braking. +10.6m braking distance.
Bridgestone WS80 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Wet handling. +2.3sec lap time.
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1st place in Dry braking. -1.2m braking distance.
Bridgestone WS80 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Ice braking. -0.58m braking distance.
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1st place in Ice traction. -0.39sec acceleration time.
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4th place in Ice handling. +7.9sec lap time.
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7th place in Snow braking. +0.96m braking distance.
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3rd place in Snow handling. +2.4sec lap time.
Bridgestone WS80 test, reviews, ratings
7-8th place in Snow traction. +0.15sec acceleration time.
Bridgestone WS80 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Rolling resistance. +0.29 l/100km fuel consumption.
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1-6th place in Noise. -1dB external noise.

Snow handling388.9sec+2.4sec97.3%

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 1 47.9m -1.2m 100%
Wet braking at 100km/h 7 65.7m +10.6m 83.87%
Wet handling 7 45.3sec +2.3sec 94.92%
Snow braking at 20km/h 7 7.18m +0.96m 86.63%
Snow traction 7-8 2.86sec +0.15sec 94.76%
Ice braking at 20km/h 1 13.65m -0.58m 100%
Ice handling 4 91sec +7.9sec 91.31%
Ice traction 1 5.5sec -0.39 100%
Noise 1-6 65dB -1dB 100%
Rolling resistance 7 5.67 l/100km +0.29 l/100km 94.88%

2016 AMS Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Test

Test by the Swedish magazine Auto Motor & Sport in 2016. The experts have tested the tire at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 7 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. Also they included into the test 8 sets of the studded tires to compare results.

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6th place in Wet braking. +5.56m braking distance.
bridgestone blizzak ws80 test, review, ratings
6th place in Wet handling. +2.75 sec handling time.
bridgestone blizzak ws80 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Dry braking. +0.11m braking distance.
bridgestone blizzak ws80 test, review, ratings
5th place in Ice braking. +0.52m braking distance.
bridgestone blizzak ws80 test, review, ratings
5th place in Ice traction. +0.65sec acceleration time.
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3rd place in Ice lateral stability. +0.1min handling time.
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1st place in Snow braking. -0.18m braking distance.
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3rd place in Snow traction. +0.12sec acceleration time.
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6th place in Snow lateral stability. +1.18sec handling time.
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8th place in Rolling resistance. +0.04 l/10km fuel consumption.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 2 50.18m +0.11m 99.78%
Wet braking at 80km/h 6 40.26m +5.56m 86.19%
Wet handling 6 44.85sec +2.75sec 93.87%
Snow braking at 30km/h 1 9.53m -0.18m 100%
Snow handling 6 29.22sec +1.18sec 95.96%
Snow traction 3 3.73sec +0.12sec 96.78%
Ice braking at 25km/h 5 9.68m +0.52m 94.63%
Ice handling 3 1.2min +0.1min 91.66%
Ice traction 5 6.08sec +0.65sec 89.3%
Rolling resistance 8 0.69 l/10km +0.04 l/10km 94.2%

Overall Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Review

# Test 2018 Autofil 2018 Moottori 2017 Vi Bilagare 2016 Tuulilasi 2016 AMS Overall
Dry braking 100% 100% 93.84% 100% 99.78% 98.72%
Dry handling 85.71% 100% 60% 81.9%
Wet braking 90.02% 89.19 61.39% 83.87% 86.19% 82.13%
Wet handling 95.25% 95.19 91.22% 94.92% 93.87% 94.09
Straight aqua 93.76% 93.76%
Snow braking 98.64% 99.24% 97.6% 86.63% 100% 96.42%
Snow handling 97.31% 96.27% 100% 97.3% 95.96% 97.37%
Snow traction 96.61% 96.25% 97.79% 94.76% 96.78% 96.44%
Ice braking 97% 98.49% 92.05% 100% 94.63% 94.43%
Ice handling 91.91% 88.13% 97.8% 91.31% 91.66% 92.16%
Ice traction 92.73% 93.4% 94% 100% 89.3% 93.89%
Noise 90% 94.4% 98.46% 100% 95.72%
Rolling resistance 97.9% 93.86% 94.88% 94.2% 95.21%

1. 2018 Autofil (205/55 R16) – 6-7th place.

Main conclusions:

  • The best dry braking, average handling and directional stability.
  • A bit worse results on the wet: relatively long braking distance, average handling.
  • Good snow performance.
  • Average on the ice, but safety.
  • The highest fuel consumption.
  • Good noise level.

2. 2018 Moottori (205/55 R16) – 4-5th place.

  • Average wet performance.
  • Short dry braking distance and the best handling.
  • Short ice braking distance but poor handling.
  • Good results on the snow.
  • Low noise.

3. 2017 Vi Bilägare (205/55 R16) – 5-6th place.

  • The longest wet braking distance and the lowest handling speed.
  • The worst dry performance.
  • Good results on the ice.
  • Short snow braking distance, good traction and the best handling.
  • Low noise.

4. 2016 Tuulilasi (205/55 R16) – 6th place.

  • Long wet braking distance and low handling.
  • The shortest dry braking distance among similar tires.
  • The best ice braking distance and traction, good handling speed.
  • Good snow performance.
  • Good rolling resistance.
  • Low noise.

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