Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2

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

Tyre review data from 3 tyre reviews averaging 78% over 20,000 miles driven, and 10 tests with an average result of 6th.

Dry Grip 80%
Wet Grip 87%
Road Feedback 80%
Handling 77%
Wear 60%
Comfort 77%
Buy again 80%
Snow Grip 90%
Ice Grip 70%

First On MarketMarch 2021
Wheel Size16 - 20"
Width175 - 255mm
Profile40 - 65
Rolling ResistanceB - D
Wet GripA - B
Noise (dB)69 - 72
Winter Rating3PMSF Rated

The Cinturato Winter 2 is ranked 46th of 66 Winter Premium Touring tyres.

This tyre replaced the Pirelli Cinturato Winter.

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Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
6th of 13 tyres
  • Great balance in the dry, good wet handling, best aquaplaning resistance on test, good grip in all snow tests.
  • Average result in dry braking, average comfort levels, higher than average rolling resistance.
  • The Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 was another fun tyre to drive, with the best aquaplaning resistance on test, but sadly like the Giti its rolling resistance was amongst the highest of the group. It did however have more grip in the snow and wet than the Giti, hence finishing a spot higher.
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2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
12th of 15 tyres
  • Good properties on wet roads, good properties on winter roads, high predicted mileage, low abrasion, low weight, low fuel consumption.
  • Significant weaknesses in driving comfort and weaknesses in behavior at the limit on dry roads.
  • The PIRELLI CINTURATO WINTER 2 tyre exhibits clear weaknesses on dry roads, particularly in steering response and driving safety, with tendencies to oversteer and delayed stabilization. However, its braking distance is good. On wet roads, the tyre performs well in braking and aquaplaning but lacks precision in handling. Its performance on winter roads is good, particularly in braking on snow and ice, and it offers good controllability in handling. It narrowly misses a good rating in snow traction. Environmentally, the tyre scores well in predicted mileage, wear, and efficiency, with both its weight and fuel consumption at good levels.
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2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
7th of 9 tyres
  • Safe driving behavior in winter, good grip level in wet curves.
  • Sluggish steering response and shallow reserves on wet surfaces, sensitive to puddles in curves, sluggish on dry surfaces.
  • Safe snow handling, prone to aquaplaning, sluggish in dry conditions.
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16 inch
205/55R16 91 HCB69
205/55R16 91 HCB69
205/60R16 96 H XLDB72
215/60R16 99 H XLBB71
205/55R16 91 TCB69
205/55R16 94 H XLCB69
215/60R16 99 H XLCA71
205/60R16 96 H XLCB69
17 inch
225/45R17 94 V XLCB72
225/60R17 103 V XLBB71
215/55R17 94 HCB69
225/45R17 91 HCB72
225/45R17 91 HDB72
215/55R17 98 H XLCB71
225/45R17 94 V XLCB72
225/50R17 94 HCB71
215/45R17 91 V XLCB71
225/50R17 98 V XLCB71
215/55R17 98 V XLCB71
205/50R17 93 V XLCB71
205/50R17 93 H XLCB71
18 inch
225/40R18 92 V XLCB72
225/40R18 92 V XLCB72
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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £105.99 - £105.99 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £150.85 - £150.85 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £146.77 - £146.77 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 14 tyre sizes - View all.

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Top 3 Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 Reviews

Given 86% while driving a SEAT Leon (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 4,000 average miles
I bought this tyre last year after suggestions from my tyre dealer. I was looking for a good tyre for cold and rainy winters with some occasional trip to the mountains. These tyres 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 tyres, which may not be a fair comparison. I only tried them on snow once and they were fine.
Helpful 34 - tyre 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 tyres, 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 tyre. 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 tyre. Price: high-priced but less expensive compared to many competing models of other premium brands.
Helpful 42 - tyre reviewed on May 8, 2022
Given 79% while driving a Renault (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 12,000 spirited miles
It’s the best winter tire I’ve had so far great wet and snow traction also the tire is very quiet (test say otherwise but on my car this tire is quiet) big downfall is the wear of the tire after 1 winter the tires lost almost half of their tread . Last winter was weak so maybe that’s because but I’ve heard that pirelli don’t last that long. Other than that great tire
Helpful 16 - tyre reviewed on November 17, 2023
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