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Winter tires
2024

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005

A great winter tyre with balanced handling characteristics. Great in the wet, but slightly less durable than newer models.
Jiri Chomat, TheTyreLab.com
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Pros and cons

  • aquaplaning-longitudinal
    Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • wet-braking
    Short braking distance on wet roads
  • wet-handling
    Exceptional handling on the wet
  • snow-traction
    Exceptional traction on snow
  • rolling-resistance
    Low rolling resistance/low fuel consumption
  • mileage
    Low mileage
  • price-value-ratio
    Bad value for the money

Comparison

Sizes

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is made in 213 sizes, starting from 155/65 R14 up to 285/40 R22.
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Timeline

2019

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was launched

2019

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was tested 4x (Automotorsport,...) and won the Autobild 225/45 R17 test.

2020

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was tested 11x (ADAC,...) and won the ADAC 205/55 R16 test.

2021

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was tested 10x (AutoMotorSport,...) and won the AutoMotorSport 195/55 R16 test.

2022

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was tested 10x (ADAC,...) and won the Autobild 215/55 R17 test.

2023

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was tested 12x (ADAC,...) and won the Sport Auto 225/40 R18 test.

Achievements

33/41
Best
wet-braking
Wet braking
Adac 2023
TyreReviews.com 2023
Autobild 2023
Automotorsport 2023
+29
23/39
Best
wet-handling
Wet handling
TyreReviews.com 2023
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2023
+19
21/31
Best
wet-circle-cornering
Wet circle cornering
Autobild 2023
Automotorsport 2023
Autoexpress 2023
Autobild 2023
+17
14/35
Best
dry-handling
Dry handling
Automotorsport 2023
Autobild 2023
Autozeitung 2022
Autobild 2022
+10
11/39
Best
aquaplaning-longitudinal
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Adac 2023
Automotorsport 2023
Autobild 2023
Adac 2021
+7
9/37
Best
aquaplaning-cross
Aquaplaning - cross
Adac 2023
Automotorsport 2023
Adac 2021
Autozeitung 2021
+5
9/43
Best
dry-braking
Dry braking
Adac 2023
Automotorsport 2023
Adac 2022
Autobild 2022
+5
7/20
Best
ride-comfort
Comfort
Autoklubcr 2022
Autobild 2022
Automotorsport 2021
Autobild 2021
+3
6/37
Best
snow-handling
Snow handling
Tuv 2021
Autobild 2021
Sportauto 2021
Autoklubcr 2021
+2
6/42
Best
snow-traction
Snow traction
Adac 2023
Autoexpress 2023
Autobild 2021
Sportauto 2021
+2
3/31
Best
noise-exterior
Exterior noise
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2021
Autobild 2020
2/10
Best
noise-interior
Interior noise
Autoexpress 2023
Automotorsport 2022
1/1
Best
snow-braking-abs
Snow braking
Sportauto 2023

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 in tyre tests

All tyre tests where Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was featured:
Tyre Reviews
Name
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
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Automotorsport
Automotorsport Winter tyre test 2023 255/45 R20
outstanding
Ranked #1 of 7
Emerging victorious in a competitive field of seven, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 secured the top spot with a performance that was nothing short of outstanding. Recognized for its exceptional capabilities, particularly in challenging winter conditions, this tyre set the benchmark in several critical areas. It was lauded for its unparalleled grip and superior aquaplaning protection in both longitudinal and cross directions, ensuring safety and stability even in wet conditions. On dry roads, its braking and handling were unmatched, demonstrating a robust performance that instilled confidence. Moreover, its low rolling resistance indicated efficiency, further enhancing its appeal. Despite its dominion in numerous disciplines, the tyre did show some limitations in snow performance, specifically in maintaining traction and stability during braking. Nonetheless, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was celebrated for its overall control and exceptional performance on wet and dry surfaces, solidifying its place as the winter test champion.
Name
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
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Autobild
Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/40 R18
good
Ranked #5 of 11
Securing a commendable 5th position among 11 contenders, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 demonstrated a performance deemed 'Good'. Highlighted for its winter proficiency, the tyre excelled with sporty and dynamic handling on both wet and dry tracks, marked by precise steering response and short braking distances on wet surfaces. However, it was noted for having extended braking distances on dry roads. The tyre stood out, showing unparalleled performance in domains such as Comfort, Dry handling, Exterior noise, and Wet handling, illustrating its balanced capabilities across different aspects crucial for winter driving.
Name
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
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Autobild
Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
satisfactory
Ranked #10 of 20
Finishing 10th among 20 competitors, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 earned a 'Satisfactory' final rating in its evaluation. This tyre distinguished itself particularly in wet conditions, showcasing exceptional capabilities in wet braking, wet circle cornering, and wet handling, which marked it as a specialist in handling wet roads with very good aquaplaning characteristics and dynamic dry handling. However, its performance was not without drawbacks. Key criticisms included moderate lateral grip on snow and a lower mileage compared to others, indicating a trade-off between its outstanding wet performance and its capabilities in other conditions.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051-22-3+
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Autoexpress
Autoexpress Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R17
recommended
Ranked #2 of 7
In a highly competitive lineup, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 achieved an impressive second place out of seven, earning a "Recommended" rating for its overall performance. This tire stood out notably for its exceptional performance in specific areas, including interior noise, snow braking, snow traction, and excelling in wet circle cornering. Since its launch in 2019, the Blizzak LM-005 has consistently remained at the forefront, distinguished as the only tire in its category to receive an A grade for wet grip on debut, a distinction it maintained in this comparison. Particularly dominant in snow conditions, it breezed through both snow tests with a considerable margin. However, it found the wet conditions more challenging, managing a fourth-place in the wet tests, and had some difficulty in deep water situations indicative of aquaplaning scenarios. It also delivered commendable performance in wet handling, offering a secure and safe driving experience. While it didn't match the sharpness of its main rival, the Continental, in dry conditions and was somewhat limited by front grip, it stayed competitive, also showcasing among the best results in fuel economy.
Name
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
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Autobild
Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/60 R18
conditionally recommended
Ranked #8 of 10
The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 secured the 8th position in a competitive field, earning a final rating of 'Conditionally recommended'. This tire demonstrated strong performance in wet and dry handling, showcasing short braking distances on wet surfaces and excellent resistance to aquaplaning. Additionally, it excelled in specific disciplines such as Aquaplaning - longitudinal and Wet circle cornering, where it outperformed its competitors. Despite these strengths, the tire showed only satisfactory winter capabilities, with moderate traction and a tendency to understeer on snow, highlighting areas for improvement in its winter performance.
Name
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
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ADAC
ADAC Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #15 of 16
Finishing 15th out of 16 competitors, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was given a final rating of "Satisfactory." Testers praised its secure handling on dry roads and marked it as offering the best performance on wet roads among all tested tires, alongside its low fuel consumption. However, its performance fell short on wintry roads with weak traction, and it was criticized for its lower-than-expected tread life and higher-than-average wear. It was additionally noted for its relatively high weight. In terms of environmental impact, despite the low fuel consumption benefiting its efficiency rating, the tire suffered due to its high wear and reduced predictive mileage, ultimately receiving only a satisfactory evaluation. The Blizzak LM-005 shone with exceptional braking distances on wet surfaces, setting a high standard in handling with great aquaplaning characteristics, yet struggled with combining longitudinal and lateral forces on snow-covered roads, showing a tendency for understeering and oversteering with limited reserves which adversely affected its precision through the course.
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test1,82,0
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0053,13,2
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ARBÖ
ARBÖ Winter tyre test 2023 235/55 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #1 of 10
Name WinterWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test636443188
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0056064 4118 7
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ADAC
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test22.1
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0053.12.1
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Autobild
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test31,429,2
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-00531,4 30,9
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Tyre Reviews
Tyre Reviews Winter tyre test 2023 235/60 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #3 of 9
Name
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
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Sport Auto
Sport Auto Winter tyre test 2023 225/40 R18
very good
Ranked #1 of 9
Securing a top position as number 1 out of 9 competitors, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 impressively stood out in a comprehensive evaluation. It was awarded a final rating of 'Very good,' highlighting its exceptional performance across various measures. This tire demonstrated remarkable capabilities, particularly on snow where it was not only fast and agile but also easy to control. It excelled in providing excellent grip on wet surfaces, alongside direct, precise, and neutral handling attributes. However, there was a discernible need for a bit more grip on dry surfaces to reach the pinnacle of performance. Dubbed as the "Wet King" with talents on snow and a low rolling resistance, it showed significant strengths. In particular, the tire was unmatched in disciplines such as Comfort, Rolling Resistance, Snow Braking, Snow Handling - Objective, Wet Braking, Wet Circle Cornering, Wet Handling, and Wet Handling - Objective, establishing its superiority across these critical performance areas.
Name
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
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Autoexpress
Autoexpress Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R19

Ranked #2 of 6
Securing a commendable second place among six contenders, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 stood out for its performance in the fiercely competitive winter tire segment. The fight for the top spot was incredibly close, particularly between the Bridgestone and its primary German competitor, showcasing their dominance over the others. Despite narrowly missing the top position, the Blizzak LM-005 excelled in specific areas, specifically wet braking and wet handling, where it took home wins. Its prowess was evident on the wet track where it outperformed others by maintaining a superior grip and control through turns, and also showed commendable brake performance, although not as dominant as in previous years. However, it faced challenges in dry conditions, trailing behind its main competitor, especially in braking distance and handling time. Moreover, it could not replicate its past fuel efficiency superiority in this test, where it was surpassed not only by its closest rival but also by another competitor. Despite these challenges, the Blizzak LM-005 remains a top choice, showcasing its reliable performance across varied winter conditions.
Name Points total
Best values in test100
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-00599.7
Source: www.autoexpress.co.uk
ADAC
ADAC Winter tyre test 2022 215/60 R16
satisfactory
Ranked #6 of 17
Name WetDrySnowIceRolling resistanceNoiseWear
Best values in test2,01,81,41,81,52,71,5
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0052,0 1,8 2,72,42,13,42,5
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Autobild
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+2+
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0052+ 22+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Tyre Reviews
Tyre Reviews Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R17
test winner
Ranked #1 of 9
Name
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Source: www.tyrereviews.com
AutoMotorSport
AutoMotorSport Winter tyre test 2022 245/45 R19
very good
Ranked #4 of 8
Securing the 4th position out of 8 competitors, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 left a solid impression with a final rating of 'Very good'. This tire distinguished itself by its remarkably balanced performance, reliability, and easy handling on snowy conditions, alongside having the shortest braking distances due to its excellent grip on wet surfaces. Its dynamic nature, immediate steering response, and agility on dry roads were highly commended. However, it faced criticisms for longer braking distances on dry asphalt and tendencies for oversteer during rapid lane changes and high-speed load transfer tests. Highlighting its superior qualities, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 excelled in dry steering response, interior noise reduction, and wet side guidance, showcasing its strengths across various important aspects of winter driving.
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test9,39,4101010
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0058,47,68,287
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Source: reifenpresse.de
ADAC
ADAC Winter tyre test 2022 185/65 R15
satisfactory
Ranked #7 of 16
Name WetDrySnowIceRolling resistanceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,71,91,81,91,72,51,5
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051,7 2,12,42,81,92,93,0
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Autoklub ČR
Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test103,6108,3100,2102,1
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005103,5108100,2 101,8
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Source: www.autoklub.cz
Autobild
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17

Ranked #1 of 56
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,825,4
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-00532,8 26,3
Autozeitung
Autozeitung Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #2 of 8
Securing the 2nd place among 8 contenders, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 was distinguished with a "Highly recommended" rating, showcasing its exceptional performance across various conditions. Testers highlighted its unparalleled capabilities on wet surfaces, including the shortest braking distances on wet roads, substantial aquaplaning reserves, and a stable driving behavior during evasive maneuvers, thereby marking it as outstanding in wet conditions. On dry roads, the tyre was praised for requiring only slight steering inputs, enabling high cornering speeds and short braking distances as a result of a rear axle that cooperatively steers, contributing to a safe driving experience. While its performance on snow revealed excellent straight-line traction, a notable challenge was observed during cornering, where early understeer indicated a less effective tread engagement. Notably, the tyre demonstrated superior performance, topping the charts in dry handling, wet braking, wet circle cornering, and wet handling, affirming its robustness and reliability in variable winter conditions.
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test147143147
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005145136122
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Source: www.autozeitung.de
Autobild
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17
good
Ranked #6 of 19
The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 emerged as the top performer, securing the first position among 19 competitors in a rigorous evaluation. This tire distinguished itself with its impressive handling capabilities on both wet and dry surfaces, featuring precise steering and short braking distances under those conditions. Despite these strengths, it was noted for having a moderate lifespan and producing a noticeable level of noise while rolling. In particular, the tire excelled in disciplines such as dry braking, dry handling, wet braking, wet circle cornering, and wet handling, showcasing its versatility and reliability across a range of challenging conditions.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+2+2+
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051-2+ 23+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autozeitung
Autozeitung Winter tyre test 2021 235/55 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #1 of 10
Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test386143138118
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005386 143 136107
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Tyre Reviews
Name
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
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Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Autobild
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test1-2111
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051- 2 2+1- 2+
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Source: www.autobild.de
AutoMotorSport
Name Points totalWetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test8,79,69,3101010
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0058,7 9,6 8,68,287
Show test details
Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
TÜV
Name Points totalWinterWetDryRolling resistance
Best values in test1102301,21501,21202,4109,6
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051097300,69497,39196,8102,4
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Source: reifenpresse.de
ADAC
ADAC Winter tyre test 2021 195/65 R15
satisfactory
Ranked #7 of 16
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,61,91,92,02,62,0
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051,72,52,82,33,33,0
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Source: www.adac.de
Autobild
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+1
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0052+ 2+ 2+
Show test details
Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,127,3
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-00532,1 28,1
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC
ADAC Winter tyre test 2021 225/50 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #5 of 18
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,61,91,52,12,71,5
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051,6 1,9 2,82,43,33,0
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Source: www.adac.de
Autobild
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceWear
Best values in test2+2+11-1
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051-21 22+
Show test details
Source: www.autobild.de
ACE
ACE Winter tyre test 2020 225/50 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #1 of 9
Name Points totalWetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test200674860189
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005200 644760 177
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Source: images.ace.de
Autobild
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+1-2+1-
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0052+ 2+1-2
Show test details
Source: www.autobild.de
Autoklub ČR
Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test101,1103,4102,8100
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005101,1 103,4 102,8 97
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Source: www.autoklubcr.cz
AutoMotorSport
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test9,58,79,9109
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0059,5 8,59,210 8
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Autoexpress
Name Points totalWinterWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test101,6299,9299,9100101,1100,7
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005100285,8299,8100 87,699,8
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Source: www.autoexpress.co.uk
Autobild
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+1
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0052+ 22+
Show test details
Source: www.autobild.de
Használtautó.hu
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wetStopping distance on ice
Best values in test13,914,816,4
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-00515,416,421,7
Show test details
Source: www.autonavigator.hu
ADAC
ADAC Winter tyre test 2020 235/55 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #7 of 13
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,51,91,82,32,60,81,8
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051,5 3,02,22,43,02,01,8
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Source: www.adac.de
Autobild
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test1-21-
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051- 2 1-
Show test details
Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test30,324,3
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-00530,3 24,5
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,32,01,82,12,51,01,8
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051,3 2,12,12,42,92,52,0
Show test details
Source: www.adac.de
Automotorsport
Name Points total
Best values in test8,9
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0058,8
Show test details
Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
Autobild
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+21
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0052+ 2 1
Show test details
Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test29,224
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-00529,2 24,6
Show test details
Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-0051-222
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Source: www.autobild.de

Test ratings distribution

100% (18x)85% (16x)75% (1x)
Test winnerVery goodExemplaryOutstandingHighly recommendedSatisfactoryRecommendedGoodConditionally recommended
2x5x5x1x5x7x1x8x1x

Ratings x Wheel size

R15R16R17R18R19R20
85% (2x)88% (5x)93.1% (13x)92.9% (12x)100% (2x)100% (1x)

Ratings x Width

185/xx Rxx195/xx Rxx205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx255/xx Rxx
85% (1x)92.5% (2x)85% (3x)88.8% (4x)92.8% (16x)94% (5x)100% (3x)100% (1x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 made?

    Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is made in Italy/Hungary/Poland.

  2. Is this tyre suitable for SUVs?

    Yes, this tyre is also made in SUV sizes.