Brand new, to replace my old Pirelli Sottozero 3, come at the end of their Life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.