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Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2

Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2

/63% · winter · · : Premium

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Pros and cons

  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
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Competitors

The Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 is a winter tire that has received mixed but generally positive feedback across various tests and dimensions, reflecting its comprehensive design to handle winter conditions effectively while balancing performance on dry roads.


In terms of strengths, the Cinturato Winter 2 is widely commended for its performance on wet surfaces, particularly noted for its good grip, shorter braking distances, and strong aquaplaning resistance. Its capabilities extend commendably to snow-covered roads, where it provides reassuring handling, sufficient reserves in the grip margin, and effective braking on snow and ice. Beyond its winter prowess, the Cinturato Winter 2 is recognized for its high projected mileage and low wear rate, which contribute to its overall economic value and environmental efficiency, reflected in reduced fuel consumption and lower weight compared to competitors.


However, the tire does face criticism in specific areas. On dry roads, feedback indicates noticeable weaknesses in driving comfort and handling precision at the limit, with tendencies towards understeer noted. Although still capable overall, its responses to steering inputs can be perceived as delayed or less direct, affecting driving confidence in emergency maneuvers or aggressive driving scenarios. Moreover, comfort levels are described as average, with some tests observing a compromise between a quiet ride and fuel efficiency.


Summarily, the Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 emerges as a well-rounded winter tire option that excels in its designated conditions of wet and snowy roads, offering safety and reliability. Yet, for drivers prioritizing dynamic dry road performance and ultimate comfort, the tire's performance profiles suggest areas of potential compromise. These attributes position the Cinturato Winter 2 as a strong contender in the winter tire market, particularly for drivers valuing safety and efficiency across diverse winter conditions.

Sizes

Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 is made in 32 sizes, starting from 205/55 R16 up to 215/45 R20.
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Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 is ranked #63 of 947 winter tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Autobild 2023, Tyre Reviews 2023, and other organizations. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 belongs to the Premium segment and is made by a manufacturer from Italy. It is made in total of 32 sizes, 205/55 R16 being the smallest and 215/45 R20 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 13 times, first test was carried in 2022. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 replaced an older model - Pirelli Cinturato Winter. This model received the best possible rating in 1 tests. Eu ratings can provide interesting overview over the available dimensions - 100% of Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 has "B" wet grip rating and most (80%) of the dimensions has "C" fuel-saving rating. Noise levels of most dimensions are average - 44% of them produce 71db noise, which result in "b" overall rating. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 8.9 mm in 225/45 R17. It can be compared to ALPIN 6, which is a tyre from Michelin (France) and has a rating of 72%, compared to 63% of the Pirelli in question. There was a braking test that featured both Michelin ALPIN 6 and Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 held by autobild in 2022. It was tested on a VW Golf with 225/45 R17 tyres. On the wet, the Michelin stopped from 80km/h earlier than the Pirelli - 34,1m, whereas the Pirelli took 34,6m to come to a full stop. On the snow, we can see that Pirelli stopped earlier at the 26,4m mark, compared to 26,4m of the Michelin.

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Timeline

2021

Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 was launched and replaced Pirelli Cinturato Winter.

2022

Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 was tested 6x (Autobild,...)

2023

Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 was tested 7x (Autobild,...)

Achievements

Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Adac 2023
TyreReviews.com 2023
Autobild 2023
Best
Dry braking
Adac 2023
Autoexpress 2023
Autoklubcr 2022
Best
Snow traction
Adac 2023
Autobild 2023
Best
Dry handling
TyreReviews.com 2023
TyreReviews.com 2022
Best
Wet handling
Autobild 2022
TyreReviews.com 2022
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
Adac 2023
Best
Wet braking
Adac 2023
Best
Exterior noise
Autoklubcr 2022
Best
Interior noise
Autoexpress 2022
Best
Snow handling
TyreReviews.com 2022
Best
Wet circle cornering
Autobild 2023

Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 in tyre tests

The Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2, a premium segment tyre, was tested by some of Europe's most valued organizations that test tyres in 2022. The tests were conducted on various dimensions and periods of winter driving conditions. Among the tests, the Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17 gave the Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 an exemplary rating, securing the second-place out of 19 tyres tested. Additionally, the tyre excelled in snow cornering and wet handling disciplines, achieving the best results in these categories.

However, the tyre did not perform as well in Autoklub ČR Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R17, where it secured the 7th place out of eight tyres. The Vredestein Wintrac Pro proved to be the best tyre in this test, which was conducted on a VW Golf. Nevertheless, the Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 scored recommended in Tyre Reviews Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R17, securing fourth place out of nine. Again, the tyre performed best in snow cornering and wet handling.

In Autoexpress Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R19, the Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 secured the fourth place out of six tested tyres. Although the test results did not rate the tyre as the best in any categories, it performed the best when it came to interior noise. Overall, based on the summarized test results, the Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 earns an excellent overall rating of 89%, making it an excellent choice for premium segment tyres.

All tyre tests where Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 was featured:
ADAC Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #12 of 16
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test1,82,0
Pirelli Cinturato Winter 22,23,3
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
good
Ranked #5 of 20
The Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 showcased its prowess among 20 competitors, making a significant impression with its performance. This tire is lauded for its premium profile that brings convincing winter capabilities to the fore. It boasts dynamic performance on wet roads and an admirable mileage capacity, marking it as a choice for drivers seeking reliability in the colder months. Its strengths were particularly noticeable in disciplines such as aquaplaning-longitudinal and wet-circle cornering, where it outperformed all rivals. Despite its commendable attributes, it exhibited minor understeering on dry surfaces. Nonetheless, the tire's overall capabilities and durability underscore its appeal to those prioritizing safety and performance in winter driving conditions.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
Pirelli Cinturato Winter 222-2+2
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/40 R18
good
Ranked #6 of 11
In a competitive field of 11, the Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 demonstrated notable performance, earning recognition for its reliable driving qualities across snowy and wet roads. This tyre stood out particularly for its excellent snow traction, showcasing its strength in challenging winter conditions. Additionally, it provided good resistance against aquaplaning and boasted short braking distances on wet surfaces, all while being offered at a moderate price. However, it was noted for its tendency to understeer on dry roads, and its comfort level was deemed average. Despite these minor setbacks, the Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 left a positive impression, proving to be a dependable option for winter driving.
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Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test31,429,2
Pirelli Cinturato Winter 234,930,7
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17
exemplary
Ranked #2 of 19
The Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 emerged as a commendable performer in a competitive lineup of 19 tyres, showcasing itself as a well-rounded option for winter conditions. It did not have a final rating explicitly mentioned, but its strengths were evident in its impressive all-around capabilities. The tyre distinguished itself with a superior mileage and cost-effectiveness, paired with a precise handling on wet surfaces and commendable aquaplaning resistance. Testers highlighted these qualities, appreciating its balanced performance. However, they also noted its average comfort as a minor drawback. Notably, the tyre excelled in specific disciplines, leading the pack in both snow circle cornering and wet handling, showcasing its adeptness in critical winter driving conditions. Despite the critique on comfort, no significant shortcomings were recorded in any test category, positioning the Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 as a strong contender for drivers seeking reliable winter performance.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+2+2+
Pirelli Cinturato Winter 22+ 22+ 2+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autoexpress Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R19

Ranked #4 of 6
Name Points total
Best values in test100
Pirelli Cinturato Winter 298.6
Source: www.autoexpress.co.uk
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17

Ranked #5 of 56
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,825,4
Pirelli Cinturato Winter 234,626,4
Tyre Reviews Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R17
recommended
Ranked #4 of 9
Name
Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test103,6108,3100,2102,1
Pirelli Cinturato Winter 299,6102,898,197,7
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Source: www.autoklub.cz
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test147143147
Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2112120105
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Source: www.autozeitung.de

Test ratings distribution

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Ratings x Wheel size

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90% (3x)85% (4x)

Ratings x Width

215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx
100% (1x)85% (6x)

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