Pirelli Ice Zero FR

The Pirelli Ice Zero FR is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 3 tyre reviews averaging 93% over 11,800 miles driven, and 4 tests with an average result of 6th.

Dry Grip 100%
Wet Grip 100%
Road Feedback 85%
Handling 100%
Wear 0%
Comfort 87%
Buy again 100%
Snow Grip 100%
Ice Grip 75%

First On MarketJanuary 2015
Wheel Size14 - 20"
Width175 - 285mm
Profile40 - 70
Rolling ResistanceB - D
Wet GripB - D
Noise (dB)66 - 73
Winter Rating3PMSF Rated & Ice Rated

The Ice Zero FR is ranked 1st of 66 Winter Premium Touring tyres.

In Depth Tyre Comparisons

Tests Included

4

Best Result

4th

Worst Result

10th

Average Result

6th

Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 Studless vs Studded Snow Tyre Test
4th of 8 tyres
  • Ice and Snow: Best traction on snow, most oversteering among friction tyres, weakest grip on ice among friction tyres;

    Wet Conditions: Summer tyre-like steering, best braking grip on dry surfaces, sharp grip limit in extreme situations.

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2022/23 Tyre Reviews Studless Winter Tyre Test
4th of 9 tyres
  • Very good grip in the snow, the wet and the dry. Dynamic handling in all conditions.
  • Limited snow braking, average rolling resistance, average aquaplaning resistance.
  • The Pirelli Ice Zero FR was a fun tyre to drive, and well deserved fourth overall. It's only weakness was snow braking, but that was only 3.3% off the best, it excelled in snow handling being the fastest and nicest tyre to drive, to had excellent snow traction, it was good on ice, and very good in the wet and dry. I'm recommending the Ice Zero FR as a good all round tyre.

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2020 Nordic and Studded Winter Tyre Test
10th of 20 tyres
  • Short dry braking distances.
  • Unstable behavior on ice and snow, very long wet braking distances, lack of directional stability.
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SizeFuelWetNoise
14 inch
175/65R14 82 TDD67
15 inch
185/65R15 92 T XLCD68
195/65R15 95 T XLDD68
195/65R15 95 T XLCD68
16 inch
205/55R16 91 TDD68
205/60R16 92 HDD68
205/55R16 94 T XLCD68
215/70R16 100 TCD69
205/55R16 94 T XLCD68
205/60R16 96 T XLCD68
215/60R16 99 H XLCD69
205/60R16 96 T XLCD68
17 inch
215/55R17 98 H XLCD69
265/65R17 116 H XLBD69
225/50R17 98 T XLDD69
225/50R17 98 H XLCD66
235/65R17 108 H XLCD69
225/50R17 98 H XLCD69
205/50R17 93 T XLCD68
225/45R17 94 H XLCD69
225/60R17 103 H XLCD69
215/55R17 98 H XLCD69
18 inch
245/40R18 97 H XLCD69
235/60R18 107 H XLCD69
245/45R18 100 H XLCD69
20 inch
275/55R20 117 H XLBB73
255/45R20 105 H XLCD69
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YouTube Review

Top 3 Pirelli Ice Zero FR Reviews

Given 95% while driving a BMW 320 d (205/60 R16) on mostly town for 7,000 average miles
Been using Ice Zero FR for about 5000kms in ever changing winter weather in the Baltic states. Driving mostly within city with frequent longer rides on motorways to rural areas with poorly maintained roads. The weather during this winter has been as unstable as it could be. We've had slush with rain and ice underneath it, we've had thick (up to 30-50cm) powder snow, we've had dense compressed and heavy snow as well as thick layer of clear ice on the roads. Zero FR's are behaving excellent in all these conditions, they give me high comfort and great confidence in driving. Grip and handling on wet/slush is incredible, I've never had so much confidence in my RWD car because all my previous tires (various non-premium brands) have made me feel unsafe very early in terms of speed. And I am not pushing the limits, not even close. Owning a dog brings me to some remote places and forests and, 10-15cms of thick, wet snow have not made any problems so far. I'm not going into deeper snow because of clearance. As of clear ice the grip is as it is, but I believe any non-studded tire behaves the same on it. Dry grip is perfect as I had to check it due to a deer in the middle of the road at pitch dark night. The only aquaplaning so far was at a speed between 80-90kmh and it was caused by large puddle. Tires absorb bumps very well, they are quiet and soft. Have not yet done thread depth measure, therefore I cannot comment on wear. On the downside I can mention higher consumption.
Helpful 41 - tyre reviewed on February 18, 2022
Given 93% while driving a Honda Accord (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 1,800 easy going miles
I've only used these Ice Zero FR's for approximately 3000kms but they have held up incredibly well on my open-diff FWD car in all conditions. I mostly drive in the city where there is not much snowfall and the asphalt is always visible, but have also driven in 6 inches of powder with an ice base layer and so far I have never gotten stuck or needed a push.
Helpful 38 - tyre reviewed on January 9, 2022
Given 93% while driving a Saab Automobile 2.0T (210bhp) (245/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 3,000 average miles
Used same 4 tires on my previous 2wd and now on my 4wd. Driven alot on snow and ice (Sweden) for three seasons. Only had one minor incident when grip was lost (extremely icy condition with melted water on top during overtake). Beside from this situation I am extremely satisfied with the tires and would recommend them.
Helpful 8 - tyre reviewed on February 20, 2024
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