Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2

The Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 is a Premium Touring Winter tire designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tire replaced the Pirelli Cinturato Winter.

Tire Reviews

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 85%
Road Feedback 75%
Handling 75%
Wear 80%
Comfort 70%
Buy again 80%
Snow Grip 85%
Ice Grip 70%

Tire review data from 2 tire reviews averaging 79% over 8,000 miles driven.

The Cinturato Winter 2 is unranked of 59 Winter Premium Touring tires.

Reports

Latest Tire Test Results

2022 Tire Reviews Winter Tire Test - 4th of 9 tires

  • Positive - Enjoyable dynamic tire to drive in all conditions, short dry braking, good snow handling, lowest internal noise.
  • Negative - Low aquaplaning resistance, weaker snow braking, high rolling resistance.
  • Overall - The new Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 was the most fun tire to drive in all conditions. It was the winter tire of the group that seemed to focus more on lateral grip than longitudinal grip, and while it wasn't the best in snow braking or the aquaplaning tests, it was great in snow handling, wet handling and dry handling and a very likable tire. A deserved fourth overall and a tire I recommend.

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2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tire Test - 7th of 8 tires

  • Overall - The compound has had an update since DOT 2622 which vastly improves the performance of the Cinturato Winter 2, see other tests.
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2022 Auto Bild Winter Tire Test - 1st of 22 tires

  • Positive - Convincing all-round talent with very good mileage and good economy, precise handling on wet roads, good aquaplaning qualities.
  • Negative - Average comfort.
  • Overall - Exemplary.
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Given 86% while driving a SEAT Leon (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 4,000 average miles
I bought this tire last year after suggestions from my tire dealer. I was looking for a good tire for cold and rainy winters with some occasional trip to the mountains. These tires were highly satisfactory in terms of dry and wet performance, plus they felt great in terms of subjective road feedback and handling. Car seems attached to the ground in all situations. Downsides are higher noise and fuel consumption, but I say this with respect to my summer tires, which may not be a fair comparison. I only tried them on snow once and they were fine.
Helpful 1 - tire reviewed on November 14, 2022
Given 74% while driving a Volvo V40 Cross Country 120 (225/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 4,000 average miles
Brand new, to replace my old Pirelli Sottozero 3, come at the end of their Life. Dry: These Cinturato Winter 2 are proposed as touring tires, and so they do: compared to the more sporty precursors, the road feedback appears rougher and less direct. Likewise, handling in the dry is poorer, less precise, however decent for a touring tire. Breaking in the dry appears on the other hand fairly good, with more than reasonable stopping distances. Wet: drivability in the wet is not too bad. Wet handling is decent, breaking is good as well as aquaplaning resistance, both in the straight line and in the corner. Snow: Compared to the Sottozero 3, the performance of these Cinturato Winter 2 on snow is improved: either traction, handling and braking are significantly ameliorated, providing in challenging conditions of snow, snow/mud or snow/rain a greater sense of safety. Ice: Although not nordic or studded tires, these Cinturato Winter 2 do fairly good with the ice, letting you get off on it, as long as you drive with due prudence. Internal noise: These tires make themselves felt, as expected, especially during high-speed driving. Fuel consumption and wear: in the middle for a quality winter tire. Price: high-priced but less expensive compared to many competing models of other premium brands.
Helpful 10 - tire reviewed on May 9, 2022
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