Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO vs Michelin CrossClimate 2

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO and the Michelin CrossClimate 2 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

The good news is that both the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO and Michelin CrossClimate 2 are Premium Touring All Season tyres designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars, which means comparing the two tyres is relatively simple.

Both tyres are hugely popular in the market place with drivers, and both have been featured in independent tyre tests.

Weather-Control-A005-EVO VS CrossClimate-2

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 seven tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these seven tests:

  • Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO finished ahead of the Michelin CrossClimate 2 in one of the tests
  • Michelin CrossClimate 2 finished ahead of the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO in six of the tests

While it might look like the Michelin CrossClimate 2 is better than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO 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 seven tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during seven dry braking tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 stopped the vehicle in 6.37% less distance than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
41M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
38.39M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 43.3M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 38.2M
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 38.8M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 36.9M
2021 All Season Tyre Market Overview
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 41.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.6M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 41.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.6M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 39.3M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 38.6M
2022 All Season Tyre Market Overview
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 41.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 39.9M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 41.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 39.9M

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one dry handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 0.02% faster around a lap than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
62.56s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
62.55s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 46.21s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 45.8s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 78.9s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 79.3s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during three dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 0.41% faster around a lap than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
96.23Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
96.63Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Dry Handling [Km/H]: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 104.8Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 105.5Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 90.8Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 91.1Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 93.1Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 93.3Km/H

Wet Braking

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during six wet braking tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO stopped the vehicle in 3.47% less distance than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
43.7M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
45.27M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 50.7M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 52M
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 28.61M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 26.48M
2021 All Season Tyre Market Overview
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 52.9M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 53.9M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 52.9M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 53.9M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 32M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 32.2M
2022 All Season Tyre Market Overview
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 44.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 49.2M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 44.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 49.2M

Wet Braking - Cool

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during one wet braking - cool tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO stopped the vehicle in 4.88% less distance than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
29.44M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
30.95M
Wet braking at cooler temperature in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Cool: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 29.44M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 30.95M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during two wet handling [s] tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was 0.72% faster around a wet lap than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
74.29s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
74.83s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 49.98s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 50.65s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 98.6s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 99s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during three wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was 2.63% faster around a wet lap than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
70.97Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
69.1Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Wet Handling [Km/H]: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 65.7Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 63.2Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 74.7Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72.3Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 72.5Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 71.8Km/H

Wet Circle

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during two wet circle tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was 2.59% faster around a wet circle than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
12.41s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
12.74s
Wet Circle Lap Time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Circle: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 12.81s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 13.09s
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 12.01s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 12.39s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during four straight aqua tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 floated at a 2.7% higher speed than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
83.02Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
85.32Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 83.6Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 82Km/H
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 85.7Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 92.2Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 88.6Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 93.1Km/H
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 78.1Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 78.8Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 79.1Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 80.5Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during three curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 slipped out at a 4.98% higher speed than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
19.66m/sec2
Michelin CrossClimate 2
20.69m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 3.99m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 4.43m/sec2
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 81.9m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 87m/sec2
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 2.2m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2.52m/sec2
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 6.9m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 6.5m/sec2
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 3.31m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3.01m/sec2

Snow Braking

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during five snow braking tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 stopped the vehicle in 8.1% less distance than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
27.67M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
25.43M
Snow braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Snow Braking: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 24.6M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 24.4M
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 17.44M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 17.33M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 27.6M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 27M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 36.7M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 31.1M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 32M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 27.3M

Snow Traction

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two snow traction tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 accelerated 28.83% faster than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
7.7s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
5.48s
Snow acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 5.9s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 5.45s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 9.5s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 5.5s

Snow Traction

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during three snow traction tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 had 8.46% better snow traction than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
2765N
Michelin CrossClimate 2
3020.67N
Pulling Force in Newtons, higher is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 3444N Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3493N
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 2783N Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2995N
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 2068N Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2574N

Snow Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two snow handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 7.93% faster around a lap than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
108.23s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
99.65s
Snow handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Handling [s]: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 91.05s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 89.29s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 125.4s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 110s

Snow Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during three snow handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 4.23% faster around a lap than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
45.23Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
47.23Km/H
Snow handling average speed, higher is better

Best In Snow Handling [Km/H]: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 42.4Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 43.4Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 40.3Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 41.3Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 53Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 57Km/H

Snow Circle

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one snow circle tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 4.2% faster around a snow circle than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
30.25S
Michelin CrossClimate 2
28.98S
Snow Circle Time in Seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Circle: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 30.25S Michelin CrossClimate 2: 28.98S

Snow Slalom

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one snow slalom tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 20.87% faster through a slalom than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
3.64m/sec2
Michelin CrossClimate 2
4.6m/sec2
Lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Snow Slalom: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 3.64m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 4.6m/sec2

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during zero subj. comfort tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 scored 0% more points than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
9.5 Points
Michelin CrossClimate 2
9.5 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 9.5 Points Michelin CrossClimate 2: 9.5 Points

Noise

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during four noise tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 measured 0.77% quieter than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
71.85dB
Michelin CrossClimate 2
71.3dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 72.6dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72.5dB
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 69.9dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 69.1dB
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 72.1dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72dB
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 72.8dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 71.6dB

Noise

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one noise tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 measured 0.29% quieter than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
69.8dB
Michelin CrossClimate 2
69.6dB
Internal noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 69.8dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 69.6dB

Tyre Weight

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during one tyre weight tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO weighed 4.77% less than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
7563Kg
Michelin CrossClimate 2
7942Kg
Tyre Weight Per Set, lower is better

Best In Tyre Weight: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 7563Kg Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7942Kg

Wear

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during one wear tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO is predicted to cover 0.88% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
42499KM
Michelin CrossClimate 2
42123.5KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 36578KM Michelin CrossClimate 2: 40407KM
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 48420KM Michelin CrossClimate 2: 43840KM

Value

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during two value tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO proved to have a 18.12% better value based on price/1000km than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
11.43Price/1000
Michelin CrossClimate 2
13.96Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 13.67Price/1000 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 15.72Price/1000
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 9.19Price/1000 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 12.2Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during four price tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO cost 15.96% less than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
389.75
Michelin CrossClimate 2
463.75
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 520 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 580
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 510 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 635
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 83.99 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 104.99
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 445 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 535

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during four rolling resistance tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 had a 4.38% lower rolling resistance than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
7.76kg / t
Michelin CrossClimate 2
7.42kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 7.86kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.11kg / t
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 8.11kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.66kg / t
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 7.99kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.17kg / t
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 7.5kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.9kg / t
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 7.36kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.24kg / t

Fuel Consumption

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during one fuel consumption tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO used 3.17% less fuel than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
5.49l/100km
Michelin CrossClimate 2
5.67l/100km
Fuel consumption in Litres per 100 km, lower is better

Best In Fuel Consumption: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 5.49l/100km Michelin CrossClimate 2: 5.67l/100km

Abrasion

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one abrasion tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 emitted 35% less particle wear matter than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
22Gram/1000km
Michelin CrossClimate 2
14.3Gram/1000km
Weight of Tyre Wear Particles Lost (Gram/1000km), lower is better

Best In Abrasion: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 22Gram/1000km Michelin CrossClimate 2: 14.3Gram/1000km

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO and Michelin CrossClimate 2.

In total the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO has been reviewed 40 times and drivers have given the tyre 74% overall.

The Michelin CrossClimate 2 has been reviewed 103 times and drivers have given the tyre 81% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Best Review for the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
225/45 R17 auf mostly motorways für 0 spirited Kilometer
Complete set of tyres fitted today.245/40 19 Very little difference in the EVO tyre pattern to the original, but maybe the improvements are what you cannot see? I will review in 10,000 kms. I have to make a few journeys through the Alps in the next six months, so I am sure their snow performance will be tested. What I know from my experience with the original A005’s is that wet grip is superb, aquaplaning greatly reduced risk, low wear, quiet and low rolling resistance.
Helpful 203 - Reifen beurteilt in October 21, 2020
View all Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO driver reviews >>
Best Review for the Michelin CrossClimate 2
Bei 81% 235/50 R18 auf a combination of roads für 5,000 average Kilometer
Car = 2014 Infiniti Q60 AWD (aka G37 Coupe / CV36 Skyline - RWD bias ATTESA AWD) Overall, pleased with the tire as I wanted a comfortable tire with long tread life and a true "All-Season" tire for the winter months as I have not yet purchased a set of dedicated summer wheels/tires yet. Coming from previous Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ which lasted around 52k of 45k mile rating with sometimes spirited driving, so have no reason to doubt Michelin's tread ware claims, at least on my vehicle. Handling in the dry, the AS3+ was better when taking curves/turns and activated the VDC/TCS less often,... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 287 - Reifen beurteilt in May 13, 2021
View all Michelin CrossClimate 2 driver reviews >>

Conclusion

In conclusion the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better in wet braking, wet braking - cool, wet handling [s], wet handling [km/h], wet circle, tyre weight, wear, value, price and fuel consumption tests, whereas the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better in dry braking, dry handling [s], dry handling [km/h], straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, snow braking, snow traction, snow traction, snow handling [s], snow handling [km/h], snow circle, snow slalom, subj. comfort, noise, noise, rolling resistance and abrasion 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 CrossClimate 2 seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Michelin CrossClimate 2

 Overall Winner: Michelin CrossClimate 2

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 Weather Control A005 EVO and Michelin CrossClimate 2, 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.