BLIZZAK WS-70

Studless Winter Snow

Overall Rating (9.3)


The Blizzak WS70 is Bridgestone's Studless Ice and Snow winter tire developed for the drivers of coupes, sedans, minivans and crossover vehicles looking for traction on winter's slushy, snow-covered and icy roads. The Blizzak WS70 represents the fourth generation of Bridgestone WinterBiter tires designed to deliver wintertime traction and control that inspires driver confidence.

The Blizzak WS70 features a dual-compound tread with Bridgestone's NanoPro-Tech silica-enhanced Tube Multicell compound layered on top of a standard winter compound. The Tube Multicell compound features thousands of microscopic tubes and cells uniformly distributed throughout the compound (which makes the rubber look like Swiss cheese when examined through a microscope) that wick away the water that often forms between the tire's contact patch and the surface of snow-packed and icy roads. New pores and tubes are constantly exposed around the tread as the tire wears. This flexible rubber compound improves the tire's grip in cold conditions while the bite particles attached to the tubes scratch at packed snow and icy surfaces for traction.

This unique tread compound is molded into a directional tread design consisting of a circumferential center rib flanked by independent intermediate and shoulder blocks that feature 3-D zigzag sipes to enhance dry road performance while maintaining snow, ice and wet traction. Four main circumferential grooves help disperse water and slush away from the tire's contact patch to increase hydroplaning resistance and enhance braking force on snow-covered and icy roads.

Featuring Bridgestone's UNI-T Technology, the Blizzak WS70's internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wound nylon to provide the desired high-speed durability and ride characteristics.

When the Blizzak WS70 is 50 percent worn, a tread depth indicator molded into the tread design lets the driver know that only 10 percent of the remaining tread is the Tube Multicell compound.

COMFORT
Noise 9.0
Ride 8.8
Tread-wear 10.0
DRY
Cornering Stability 9.5
Dry Traction 9.5
Steering Response 9.5
WET
Hydro-planing 9.3
Wet Traction 9.3
Winter/Snow
Deep Snow 9.5
Ice 9.5
Light Snow 9.5

Independent Tire Reviews By Customers

Date: 9/27/2013 Review's Overall Rating: 10.0
2010 Infiniti FX35 Base 20 option
Miles Driven 3000
Driving Condition Highway/City Mix
Driving Style (not specified)
Comments These tires were amazing in the snow and slippery ice. Traction was improved tremendously over my factory original equipment tires. If you have safety in mind, these are the tires to buy.
Comfort Category
Noise 10.0
Ride 10.0
Tread-wear 10.0
Comfort Category
Hydro-planing 10.0
WetTraction 10.0
Comfort Category
CorneringStability 10.0
DryTraction 10.0
SteeringResponse 10.0
Comfort Category
DeepSnow 10.0
Ice 10.0
LightSnow 10.0
Date: 12/27/2013 Review's Overall Rating: 10.0
2012 Toyota Prius C Base
Miles Driven 2000
Driving Condition Highway/City Mix
Driving Style (not specified)
Comments These tires work very well on compacted snow and slush. I experience minimal slipping while driving on highways and back roads. These tires really help my Prius get out of parking spots too.
Comfort Category
Noise 10.0
Ride 10.0
Comfort Category
Hydro-planing 10.0
WetTraction 10.0
Comfort Category
CorneringStability 10.0
DryTraction 10.0
SteeringResponse 10.0
Comfort Category
DeepSnow 10.0
Ice 10.0
LightSnow 10.0
Date: 1/3/2014 Review's Overall Rating: 10.0
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 17" option
Miles Driven 100
Driving Condition Highway/City Mix
Driving Style (not specified)
Comments I recently purchased these tires and I am very satisfied with them given all the snow we've had in New England so far this winter.
Comfort Category
Noise 10.0
Ride 10.0
Comfort Category
Hydro-planing 10.0
WetTraction 10.0
Comfort Category
CorneringStability 10.0
DryTraction 10.0
SteeringResponse 10.0
Comfort Category
DeepSnow 10.0
Ice 10.0
LightSnow 10.0
Date: 12/14/2013 Review's Overall Rating: 9.6
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS
Miles Driven 3500
Driving Condition Mostly Highway
Driving Style (not specified)
Comments These tires are superb in the snow!
Comfort Category
Noise 8.0
Ride 8.0
Tread-wear 10.0
Comfort Category
Hydro-planing 10.0
WetTraction 10.0
Comfort Category
CorneringStability 10.0
DryTraction 10.0
SteeringResponse 10.0
Comfort Category
DeepSnow 10.0
Ice 10.0
LightSnow 10.0
Date: 12/27/2011 Review's Overall Rating: 9.1
2009 Scion tC Base
Miles Driven 53
Driving Condition Mostly City
Driving Style (not specified)
Comments I've had these tires on my care since i bought it Two years ago. I've rotated them twice and they lasted me 53k. They came stock with my car from scion. They are decent in the snow for my little car and in the rain.
Comfort Category
Noise 8.0
Ride 8.0
Tread-wear 10.0
Comfort Category
Hydro-planing 10.0
WetTraction 10.0
Comfort Category
CorneringStability 10.0
DryTraction 10.0
SteeringResponse 10.0
Comfort Category
DeepSnow 8.0
Ice 8.0
LightSnow 8.0