Debica Frigo HP2

The Debica Frigo HP2 is a High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 11 tyre reviews averaging 86% over 50,200 miles driven, and 8 tests with an average result of 15th.

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 89%
Road Feedback 86%
Handling 86%
Wear 88%
Comfort 83%
Buy again 89%
Snow Grip 87%
Ice Grip 77%

The Frigo HP2 is ranked 11th of 60 Winter High Performance tyres.

This tyre replaced the Debica Frigo HP.

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2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
18th of 22 tyres
  • Convincing winter qualities, low price level.
  • Extended wet/dry braking distances, understeering dry handling, increased rolling resistance.
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2020-08-23 - I’m looking for the best winter tyre for snow for going up and down hills in the highlands of Scotland size 225 55 17 V would these be any good or can you point me in the correct direction of what to buy

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Top 3 Debica Frigo HP2 Reviews

Given 100% while driving a Skoda Superb 3   LK 4x4 Combi 2.0TD (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
Fitted to winter wheels - used from Nov 2017. After reading reviews I initially wondered if I had made the best decision as they are said to be too extreme for use in the UK - how wrong can some reviews be?

They are perfect for everyday usage and when the "beast from the east" arrived - I laughed! - I was effortlessly driving in the outside lane on dual carriageways and motorways in conditions that had most people crawling in the inside lanes. It was incredible watching other motorists with their knuckles white at their wheels. Traction from a standing start on ice and snow was faultless with no wheel-spin at all.

Fuel consumption is virtually the same as when the car is on OEM 18" Pirelli P7 sport tyres. I have not noticed any issues with longer braking, or excess noise etc. in my normal everyday driving.
Helpful 125 - tyre reviewed on March 28, 2018
Given 84% while driving a Kia Motors ceed (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 16,600 easy going miles
End of life review for my Debica Frigo HP2 tyres to complement my previous review here. I decided to replace these tyres after 3.5 winter seasons and 26715 driven kilometers. Despite the tyres still having between 6-6.5mm tread left, it feels like the aging process has hardened the rubber and lowered the grip levels somewhat. As I live in a Baltic state and actually require a Nordic compound tyre, these mostly meant for Central Europe tyres have been really really good. They still feel solid and controlled when driven on snowy or wet roads. Ice grip has fallen off dramatically though. It has become so bad that it is very very difficult taking off at polished traffic light areas. Also, this winter has been very difficult weather wise and currently all our roads look like hockey rinks with fresh loose snow on them. Again, very difficult to find grip on ice with a layer of snow between tyres and the ice. My decision to replace those tyres does not come from experiencing a dangerous moment or loss of control. Far from it. Car still brakes and steers fine. But I decided that I'd save a lot of fuel and brake pads with less wheelspin. My new tyres are now Nordic compound Nexen WH43. Will start a review for those after some gathered driving experience. For the budget wise - I paid 204€ for a set of 4 tyres in October 2019. After driving 26715 kilometers on those tyres the cost per 100km is 0.76€. The tread depth is still at 6+mm, so those tyres would legally be able to reach 50 000km, basically halving the price per 100km. In a less demanding weather conditions they would be very very good tyres for the money.
Helpful 27 - tyre reviewed on January 10, 2023
BMW (225/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 0 miles
Hello. I have these tires since november 2019, and i am writing this review because now is snow in Ro.
They are very good on snow and slop, and good on wet.
You can by it for 50 euro/tire.
Very good choise.
Helpful 52 - tyre reviewed on February 7, 2020
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Kia Motors (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 10,000 easy going miles
Not much to say - these are good tyres. Built in Germany. They do what they need to do. Comfortable, quiet and give decent grip. No issues climbing through snow covered parking lots or taking off at traffic lights. Braking feels confident and I have yet to be caught out by difficult conditions. Grip on pure ice is so-so but still manageable. They wear well. Just checked the treads and they still seem like brand new. Color coded stripes are still visible and pattern has not lost any sharp edges. I'm sure I can easily use them for 2 more seasons. Can't really compare the fuel economy since my summer tyres are 225/45/17 and cold winters tend to make engines more thirsty. However I can not see any noticeable fuel consumption difference on longer highway trips. In the end I am happy with the purchase. Well priced solid tyres that have not let me down yet. I have a direct comparison with Hankook Winter I cept iZ2 (second car, same tyre size) and Frigo HP2 seems like a more solid tyre to me.
Helpful 37 - tyre reviewed on February 3, 2021
Given 90% while driving a BMW F10 520d SE (225/55 R17 H) on a combination of roads for 8,000 easy going miles
I am very pleased with them. I mounted them on the car in October 2018 and made 10000 km.
Now I want to take Debica Presto UHP2 for the summer, I hope to make a good choice.
Helpful 51 - tyre reviewed on February 15, 2019
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Given 88% while driving a Volvo S80 2.5T Executive (225/55 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 500 average miles
Hi guys! This is my first review here.
So winter came and I needed some budget winter tyres as my old 2013 Vredstein Xtreme Giugiaros became unbearable, noisy, hard crashing over potholes, no grip on ice, etc.

First I want to mention that I love comfort before anything, that is quietness and low NVH in my car (noise, vibration, harshness) so I looked for good budget winter tyres with good levels of comfort and low noise.

I got the tyres in 225 55 17 and I was impressed with the "cushy" ride. I do have the electronic adaptive suspension on my S80 but compared against my old Vredsteins, those were like blocks of concrete, felt like my entire suspension was shot to pieces when going over potholes.

I can't score the snow and ice grip yet because I missed the days when we had it, but I can tell you that wet grip and dry grip on cold days is very very good. They are very quiet, off course compared to my old Vredsteins and the summer tyres I removed. Keep in mind these are budget tyres, I wonder how premium ones are in terms of noise.

Indeed, as some tests and previous reviews stated, the handling suffers. I found it a little bit scary at first to be honest, the "barge like" feeling is very high, good for comfort, but if you plan on pushing the speed limits and\or taking some hard corners I recommend either increasing the pressure or switching the suspension to Sport.

Overall, if you're looking for good budget winter tyres and you prefer comfort and the old "barge like" feeling you can 100% go for these.
Helpful 36 - tyre reviewed on December 31, 2018
Given 84% while driving a Mercedes Benz E Class (215/55 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
Advantages: very good traction on snowy roads, on ice also, there were no problems at all. Good braking on dry. Consumption in very close to my summer tyres ( Falken Ziex 310 Ecorun), good feeling on the road. Disadvantages: requires a little more attention at braking on wet/humid roads close to freezing temperatures, comfort is not so good for a winter tyre, more towards a summer one. Noisy but not annoying. I am a fan of good tyres at a fair price. Compared to the other set of Kleber Krisalp HP3 on the another car, Debiça is low only on comfort and wet braking. Good tyre for it's price.
Helpful 52 - tyre reviewed on December 21, 2018
Given 80% while driving a BMW 330 (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 5,000 easy going miles
I used them this winter (2017-2018) on BMW E90 RWD am very impressed by the quality. Maybe because the first models are produced in Germany and for that.
(When I move them to Poland I do not believe they have such a quality). They are very good at WET, SNOW and Ice !. On dry also very good. Do not give up on anything of premium class. Ðœaybe only noise and wear but not sure.
Helpful 67 - tyre reviewed on March 11, 2018