Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 Tire Review & Rating

The new for 2015 Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 has been built specifically for drivers of all makes and models of pickup trucks, SUV’s and crossovers. Designed to replace the older DM-V1 that has been an excellent tire over the years, the new DM-V2 carries an impressive list of features that are made to add even higher levels of snow and ice traction that will help keep you safe when conditions get rough.

Bridgestone uses their newest NanoPro Tech multi-cell tread compound in the makeup of this tire that is designed to act in the same way a sponge soaks up water. It pulls up that small thin layer of water that sits on top of the ice or hard packed snow. The results are much better traction on ice covered road surfaces. An added benefit is that this compound remains more pliable in very cold temperatures which means improved overall dry and wet handling.

Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 Tire Review

In addition, engineers of the DM-V2 have added a unique hydrophilic coating to the tire, which is also found on the WS80, that also helps pull water up into the cells whether you’re driving on ice or rain soaked pavement. Finally, Bridgestone has upped the number of tread block biting edges by 15% over the original DM-V1 which combined with the tire’s 3-D sipes, helps further increase traction in the snow.

It should be noted that Bridgestone utilizes this unique NanoPro Tech compound in the first 55% of tread depth. The remaining tread depth uses their standard winter tire compound. Naturally, this model carries the mountain/snowflake emblem designating that it meets or exceeds the tire industry’s standards for severe snow service.

The DM-V2 is available in a wide array of 15-22 inch sizes and in speed ratings of S or T. A limited tread warranty is also provided on all sizes.

Pros

  • Outstanding snow, slush and ice traction
  • Dry and wet handling is very good
  • Quiet comfortable ride

Cons

  • Treadwear may be an issue for some

Overall Thoughts

The new tread compound technology that Bridgestone has utilized on this tire, as well as their WS80, does its job well. Once you drive on it you’ll find yourself feeling more confident on the snow and ice. Braking and acceleration are just as good as what you find on the Michelin Xi2, which is the tire that most experts feel is the best in this class.

Our only negative with this tire is the treadlife. We’ve heard a few drivers reporting faster than expected treadwear. That said, if you’re a more spirited driver you might expect to see faster treadwear. We don’t feel that this is a big issue for the average driver and would certainly not let it get in the way of purchasing this tire.

In a lot of ways, the Bridgestone DM-V2 does for trucks, crossovers and sport utility vehicles what the Blizzak WS80 does for cars, and that is flat out deliver the best traction and handling on snow, slush and ice as you’ll find in a winter tire offered today. It provides safe and dependable performance to take you where you need to go when winter is at its worst. Overall it ranks right at the top of its class.

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What Vehicles Will The Bridgestone DM-V2 Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Acura RDX, ZDX, MDX
  • BMW X5, X3
  • Buick Enclave
  • Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Colorado, Equinox
  • Dodge Durango, Ram, Dakota, Nitro
  • Ford Escape, Expedition, F-150, Edge, Ranger, Explorer
  • GMC Sierra, Terrain, Yukon, Acadia, Envoy, Canyon
  • Honda Pilot, CR-V, Element
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Liberty
  • Lexus RX350
  • Mazda CX-9, Tribute, CX-7
  • Nissan Armada, Pathfinder, Titan, Murano, Rogue
  • Ram 1500
  • Subaru Outback
  • Toyota RAV4, Tundra, Highlander, Sequoia, Tacoma, 4Runner
  • Volkswagen Routan
  • Volvo XC-90

Tire Sizes

15″

235/75R15 109R XL BW

16″

215/70R16 100S BW
225/70R16 103S BW
225/75R16 104R BW
235/70R16 106S BW
245/70R16 107S BW
245/75R16 111R BW
255/70R16 111S BW
265/70R16 112R BW

17″

215/70R17 101S BW
225/65R17 102S BW
235/65R17 108S XL BW
P235/70R17 108S XL BW
245/65R17 107S BW
245/70R17 110S BW
255/70R17 112S BW
265/65R17 112R BW
265/70R17 115R BW

18″

235/50R18 101T XL BW
235/55R18 100T BW
235/60R18 107S XL BW
235/65R18 106S BW
245/60R18 105S BW
255/55R18 109T XL BW
255/60R18 112S XL BW
P255/65R18 109S BW
P255/70R18 112S BW
265/60R18 110R BW
P265/65R18 112R BW
265/70R18 116R BW
275/60R18 113R BW
P275/65R18 114R BW
285/60R18 116R BW

19″

235/55R19 105T XL BW
P245/55R19 103T BW
255/50R19 107T XL BW
255/55R19 111T XL BW
P255/60R19 108S BW
265/50R19 110T XL BW

20″

235/55R20 102T BW
P245/50R20 102T BW
255/50R20 109T XL BW
P255/55R20 107T BW
265/50R20 107T BW
275/40R20 106T XL BW
275/45R20 110T XL BW
275/55R20 117T XL BW
275/60R20 115R BW
285/50R20 116T XL BW

22″

P285/45R22 110T BW

Price Range

Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 prices range from approximately $131 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

Bridgestone provides a limited tread warranty on the Blizzak DM-V2. There is a first 1/32 inch of wear guarantee on tire uniformity. Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and include free replacement during the first 3-years. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of wear.


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