Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 vs Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 and the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

There are a few basic differences between the two tyres. The Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 is an Premium-Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger-Cars, and the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 is an Premium-Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger-Cars

Blizzak-LM005 VS Pilot-Alpin-5

Test Results

Independent comparison tyre tests are the best source of data to get tyre information from, and the good news is there have been sixteen tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these sixteen tests:

  • Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 finished ahead of the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 in five of the tests
  • Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 finished ahead of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 in ten of the tests
  • The Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 and Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 drew in one of the tests

While it might look like the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 is better than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 purely based on the higher number of test wins, tyres are very complicated objects which means where one tyre is better than the other can be more important in real world use.

Lets look at how the two tyres compare across multiple tyre test categories.

Dry Braking

Looking at data from eleven tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during ten dry braking tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 stopped the vehicle in 4.91% less distance than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
44.36M
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
42.18M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 44.4M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 41.9M
2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 41.11M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 37.95M
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 43.1M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 41.4M
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 46.6M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 43.5M
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 47.2M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 43.5M
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 44M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 42.6M
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 43.1M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 41.22M
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 41.7M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 42M
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 44.4M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 42.3M
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 47.2M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 44M
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 45.1M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 43.6M

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during three dry handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 1.49% faster around a lap than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
56.87s
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
56.02s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 45.61s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 44.8s
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 71.91s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 70.81s
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 53.09s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 52.46s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from eight tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during six dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 0.42% faster around a lap than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
108.98Km/H
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
109.44Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Dry Handling [Km/H]: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 110.1Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 110.5Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 101.6Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 102.9Km/H
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 119.4Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 119.6Km/H
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 97Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 96.7Km/H
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 106.8Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 107.1Km/H
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 112.1Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 112.6Km/H
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 103.4Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 103.1Km/H
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 121.4Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 123Km/H

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during one subj. dry handling tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 scored 2.6% more points than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
53.9 Points
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
52.5 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 98 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 95 Points
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 9.8 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 10 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from thirteen tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during thirteen wet braking tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 stopped the vehicle in 6.11% less distance than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
37.95M
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
40.42M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2020 Winter Tyre Market Overview - 52 Tyre Braking Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 30.3M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 31.9M
2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 47.3M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 49.9M
2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 27.92M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 30.99M
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 49M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 49.8M
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 33.1M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 34.6M
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 46.5M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 49.8M
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 44.4M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 48.3M
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 27.28M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 27.83M
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 27.6M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 31.3M
2023 Winter Tyre Test 54 Set Braking Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 31.4M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 34.3M
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 49.1M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 53.6M
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 47.1M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 49.9M
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 32.3M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 33.2M

Wet Braking - Cool

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during one wet braking - cool tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 stopped the vehicle in 6.69% less distance than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
30.7M
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
32.9M
Wet braking at cooler temperature in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Cool: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 30.7M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 32.9M

Wet Braking - Worn

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during one wet braking - worn tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 stopped the vehicle in 12.1% less distance than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
32.7M
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
37.2M
Wet braking at Low Tread Depth, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Worn: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 32.7M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 37.2M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during three wet handling [s] tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was 1.48% faster around a wet lap than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
63.4s
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
64.35s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 49.09s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 49.8s
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 56.33s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 57.53s
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 84.77s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 85.73s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from eight tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during seven wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was 0.99% faster around a wet lap than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
79.43Km/H
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
78.64Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Wet Handling [Km/H]: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 73.9Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 74.4Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 72.9Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 72Km/H
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 73.9Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 73.1Km/H
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 78.5Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 77.3Km/H
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 86.7Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 85.8Km/H
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 86.8Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 85.7Km/H
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 82.7Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 81.4Km/H
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 80Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 79.4Km/H

Subj. Wet Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during one subj. wet handling tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 scored 1.37% more points than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
54.75 Points
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
54 Points
Subjective Wet Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Wet Handling: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 100 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 98 Points
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 9.5 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 10 Points

Wet Circle

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during one wet circle tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 had 0.81% higher lateral wet grip than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
7.41m/s
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
7.35m/s
Lateral wet grip in m/s squared, higher is better

Best In Wet Circle: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 7.41m/s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 7.35m/s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from eleven tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during seven straight aqua tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 floated at a 0.52% higher speed than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
86.08Km/H
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
85.63Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 87.6Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 86.1Km/H
2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 79.4Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 83.1Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 90.8Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 97.5Km/H
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 76.2Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 74.9Km/H
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 73.4Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 71Km/H
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 80.3Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 80.7Km/H
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 93.89Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 93.63Km/H
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 100.1Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 92.4Km/H
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 93.2Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 91.4Km/H
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 98.6Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 99Km/H
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 73.4Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 72.2Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from nine tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during eight curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 slipped out at a 6.55% higher speed than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
12.22m/sec2
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
11.42m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 85.1m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 80.8m/sec2
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.73m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 3.82m/sec2
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2.75m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2.48m/sec2
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 4.15m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 3.72m/sec2
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.12m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 3.02m/sec2
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.28m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 1.87m/sec2
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2.55m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2.12m/sec2
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2.67m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2.5m/sec2
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2.64m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2.46m/sec2

Snow Braking

Looking at data from thirteen tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during twelve snow braking tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 stopped the vehicle in 1.83% less distance than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
25.17M
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
24.71M
Snow braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Snow Braking: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2020 Winter Tyre Market Overview - 52 Tyre Braking Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 24.5M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 24.3M
2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 24.5M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 24.3M
2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 16.28M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 15.67M
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 32.2M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 32M
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 26M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 25.7M
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 24.4M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 24.1M
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 24.6M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 24.4M
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 18.26M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 17.97M
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 16.11M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 15.93M
2023 Winter Tyre Test 54 Set Braking Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 30M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 29.2M
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 30.9M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 29.2M
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 29.8M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 28.6M
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 29.6M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 29.8M

Snow Traction

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during three snow traction tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 accelerated 4.88% faster than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
6.56s
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
6.24s
Snow acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 5.59s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 5.26s
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 5.76s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 5.54s
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 8.34s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 7.93s

Snow Traction

Looking at data from eight tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during six snow traction tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 had 1.82% better snow traction than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
2164.12N
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
2204.28N
Pulling Force in Newtons, higher is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3029N Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 3005N
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2688N Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2687N
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.54N Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 3.69N
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3810N Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 3860N
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2850N Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2915N
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2780N Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2944N
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2151N Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2218N
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 1.44N Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 1.52N

Snow Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during three snow handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 2.83% faster around a lap than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
85.84s
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
83.41s
Snow handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Handling [s]: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 90.56s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 86.2s
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 86.63s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 84.26s
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 80.32s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 79.76s

Snow Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from eight tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during six snow handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 1.83% faster around a lap than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
54.63Km/H
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
55.65Km/H
Snow handling average speed, higher is better

Best In Snow Handling [Km/H]: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 61.2Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 60.2Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 43Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 44.3Km/H
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 51.5Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 52.5Km/H
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 66.9Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 68.7Km/H
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 47.5Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 48.9Km/H
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 57Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 60.6Km/H
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 55.5Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 55.8Km/H
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 54.4Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 54.2Km/H

Subj. Snow Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during two subj. snow handling tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 scored 7.73% more points than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
50.75 Points
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
55 Points
Subjective Snow Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Snow Handling: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 92 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 100 Points
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 9.5 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 10 Points

Snow Circle

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during one snow circle tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 4.42% faster around a snow circle than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
19.92S
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
19.04S
Snow Circle Time in Seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Circle: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 35.88S Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 33.99S
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.95S Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 4.08S

Snow Slalom

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during seven snow slalom tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 5.98% faster through a slalom than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
3.3m/sec2
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
3.51m/sec2
Lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Snow Slalom: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.72m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 3.89m/sec2
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 4.44m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 4.68m/sec2
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.96m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 4.23m/sec2
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 0.344m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 0.352m/sec2
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.03m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 3.34m/sec2
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.47m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 3.73m/sec2
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 4.12m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 4.36m/sec2

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during one subj. comfort tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 scored 0.83% more points than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
39.25 Points
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
39.58 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 8 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 9 Points
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 100 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 100 Points
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 9.75 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 9.75 Points

Noise

Looking at data from ten tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during ten noise tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 measured 1.53% quieter than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
71.88dB
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
70.78dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 71.3dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 70.1dB
2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 70.5dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 69.4dB
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 73.4dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 72.8dB
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 70.7dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 69.8dB
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 71.1dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 69.5dB
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 74dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 72.2dB
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 73.1dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 72.4dB
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 73dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 70.6dB
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 70dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 69.5dB
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 71.7dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 71.5dB

Wear

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during three wear tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 is predicted to cover 23.83% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
30673.67KM
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
40272.33KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 40180KM Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 47970KM
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 17420KM Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 31460KM
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 34421KM Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 41387KM

Value

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during two value tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 proved to have a 11.88% better value based on price/1000km than the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
15.57Price/1000
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
13.72Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 14.68Price/1000 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 15.22Price/1000
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 12.41Price/1000 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 7.83Price/1000
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 19.61Price/1000 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 18.12Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from eight tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during eight price tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 cost 14.8% less than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
420.74
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
493.84
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 111.68 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 127.29
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 615 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 700
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 257 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 309
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 920 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 1125
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 950 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 1090
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 152.99 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 185.99
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 216.22 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 246.46
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 143 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 167

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from eleven tyre tests, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better during ten rolling resistance tests. On average the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 had a 5.53% lower rolling resistance than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
8.03kg / t
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
8.5kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 7.35kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 7.97kg / t
2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 8.566kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 9.142kg / t
2021 Auto Bild Sports Car Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 7.91kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.43kg / t
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 7.9kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.1kg / t
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 7.38kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.47kg / t
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 7.61kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.23kg / t
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 7.85kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.49kg / t
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 8.58kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.45kg / t
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 8.09kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.46kg / t
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 8.72kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.89kg / t
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 8.4kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.9kg / t

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 and Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

In total the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 has been reviewed 82 times and drivers have given the tyre 72% overall.

The Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 has been reviewed 20 times and drivers have given the tyre 88% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Best Review for the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
Bei 88% 225/50 R17 V auf a combination of roads für 1,000 average Kilometer
My initial inspection is as following. The tyres perform great. Just drove 1000km on them. A combination of 50/50 motorway and regional roads. So far the tyres kept up to their promise. In the dry they perform as expected. Very stable and calm even the feel on the steering wheel is nice considering it is a winter tyre. I had the chance to drive them through a rainstorm on the motorway and regional roads and they performed better than I thought they would. Again very stable and calm behaviour. But I have not driven them to the limit as it is not safe to do that on the public roads. So far I... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 168 - Reifen beurteilt in November 14, 2019
View all Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 driver reviews >>
Best Review for the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
Bei 81% 205/60 R16 H auf mostly country roads für 76,000 spirited Kilometer
This is by far the best winter I have used. I live in the alps and use every weekend to go from 300m to 1740m ski ressort. I have needed to chain up even with 30cm snow. On the packed snow/ice no issues even from standing start on gradient. Knowing the road I push the corners and straights with the knowledge they do not let me down
Helpful 180 - Reifen beurteilt in November 5, 2018
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Conclusion

In conclusion the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 was better in subj. dry handling, wet braking, wet braking - cool, wet braking - worn, wet handling [s], wet handling [km/h], subj. wet handling, wet circle, straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, price and rolling resistance tests, whereas the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better in dry braking, dry handling [s], dry handling [km/h], snow braking, snow traction, snow traction, snow handling [s], snow handling [km/h], subj. snow handling, snow circle, snow slalom, subj. comfort, noise, wear and value tests.

Which tyre is best for you depends a lot on your driving style and situation, plus what you want from the tyre, but comparing all the data in the tyre reviews database, on balance the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

 Overall Winner: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

Footnote

This page has been developed using tyre industry testing best practices. This means we are only comparing tests which have had both tyres in the same test.

Why is this important? Tyre testing is heavily affected by things like surface grip levels and surface temperature, which means you can only compare values from the same day. During a tyre test external condition changes are calculated into the overall results, but it is not possible to calculate this between tyre tests performed on different days or at different locations.

As a result you will see other tests on Tyre Reviews which feature both the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 and Michelin Pilot Alpin 5, but as they weren't conducted on the same day, the results are not comparable.

Lots of other websites do this sort of tyre comparison, Tyre Reviews doesn't.