Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 test, review

The Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 is a Premium Touring Winter studless tyre with directional tread, designed for passenger cars from Japanese manufacturer.

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 it with nine similar budget, mid-range and premium studless winter tyres.

test Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 review
1-2nd place in Dry braking. The braking distances between all tyres was very close, but anyway Bridgestone showed one of the best result.
test Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 review
6-7th place in Dry handling. The same result with Japanese Yokohama and a bit less then the most all premium tyres.
test Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 review
8-10th place in Dry directional stability. One of the lowest result. The same result with Nokian and Michelin.
test Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 review
6-7th place in Wet braking. Bridgestone’s braking distance was 3,9m longer, than the leader.
test Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 review
8th place in Wet handling. The lowest result among premium tyres. The wet handling time was 2sec longer, than the leader.
test Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 review
7-10th place in Wet handling. The tyre got one of the lowest expert score.
test Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 review
3th place in Snow braking. The best result among all premium tyres. The snow braking distance difference with the leader was 0.7 meters.
test Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 review
8th place. Bridgestone’s snow handling time was 1.4sec longer, than the leader.
test Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 review
5-10th place in Snow handling.
test Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 review
5-9th place in Snow traction. Very close result to the leader – only 0.2 seconds difference in acceleretion time with the leader.
test Bridgestone WS80 Blizzak review
7th place in Ice braking. The ice braking distance difference with the leader was 1.6 meter.
test Bridgestone WS80 Blizzak review
7th place in Ice handling. Ice handling time was 5.8 seconds longer, than the leader.
test Bridgestone WS80 Blizzak review
6th place in Ice handling. Absolutely average result.
test Bridgestone WS80 Blizzak review
7-8th place in Ice traction. The same result with Chinese LingLong, but very close to the leader – only 0.4sec acceleration time difference.
test Bridgestone WS80 Blizzak review
9-10th place. The lowest result.
test Bridgestone WS80 Blizzak review
2-9th place in Noise level. All tyres showed very close result.

Overall Bridgestone WS80 review

According to the test results the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 took 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.

Similar tyres from the test:

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