Sava Eskimo HP2

The new high performance winter tyre for control on snow and ice. Effective acceleration and handling on snow, excellent contact on wet roads, exceptional dry handling and braking for a winter tyre.

This tyre replaced the Sava eskimo hp.

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 82%
Road Feedback 78%
Handling 78%
Wear 83%
Comfort 80%
Buy again 87%
Snow Grip 90%
Ice Grip 83%

Tyre review data from 26 tyre reviews averaging 83% over 205,700 miles driven.

The Eskimo HP2 is ranked 22nd of 60 Winter High Performance tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test - 14th of 15 tyres

  • Positive - Safe properties on winter roads, high predicted mileage, low abrasion, very low weight, lowest fuel consumption in the test.
  • Negative - Weak in terms of precision on dry roads, weaknesses in driving behavior at the limit on dry roads, weaknesses on wet roads.
  • Overall - The Sava eskimo hp2 tyre exhibits only satisfactory performance on dry and wet roads, requiring frequent steering corrections and showing tendencies to oversteer during dynamic maneuvers. Its braking distance is below average. On wet roads, it performs well only in aquaplaning but is otherwise just satisfactory. Handling is also merely adequate, with early understeer and imprecise cornering. However, the tyre excels on winter roads, achieving above-average results in braking, acceleration, and snow handling. Environmentally, the eskimo hp2 performs well, with good predicted mileage and wear, and it ranks highest in efficiency due to low weight and fuel consumption.
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2022 Winter Tyre Market Overview - 22nd of 57 tyres

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2022 ADAC SUV Winter Tyre Test - 215/60 R16 - 7th of 17 tyres

  • Positive - Very low wear (top mark), good on snow and ice.
  • Negative - Weaknesses on wet roads (devaluation.)
  • Overall - The Sava Eskimo hp 2 has weaknesses in the wet. It is rated as satisfactory in this criterion, which leads to the devaluation of the overall grade. Despite the (still) good dry, snow and ice properties and the highest predicted mileage in the test, the ADAC rating for the Sava Eskimo hp2 is only "recommended".
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2023 Tyre Tests

  • 14th: 2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 2022 Tyre Tests

  • 7th: 2022 ADAC SUV Winter Tyre Test - 215/60 R16 (215/60 R16)
  • 22nd: 2022 Winter Tyre Market Overview (215/55 R17)
  • 2021 Tyre Tests

  • 9th: 2021 ADAC 17 Inch Winter Tyre Test (225/50 R17)
  • 13th: 2021 Winter Tyre Market Overview (205/55 R16)
  • 17th: 2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2020 Tyre Tests

  • 9th: 2020 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 (205/55 R16)
  • 21st: 2020 Winter Tyre Market Overview - 52 Tyre Braking Test (245/45 R18)
  • 2019 Tyre Tests

  • 17th: 2019 Winter Tyre Test Market Overview (225/45 R17)
  • 17th: 2019 Auto Bild Winter 17 inch Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 2017 Tyre Tests

  • 6th: 2017 ADAC SUV Winter Tyre Test - 215/65 R16 (215/65 R16)
  • 15th: 2017 50 Winter Tyre Shoot Out (225/50 R17)
  • 17th: 2017 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test (225/50 R17)
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    Top 3 Sava Eskimo HP2 Reviews

    Given 76% while driving a Volkswagen Golf IV GTI TDI 220Hp 470Nm (225/45 R17 H) on a combination of roads for 4,000 spirited miles
    Very good tyre with new pattern design. Handles very well on dry and wet asphalt, especially for its price, and has decent handling on snow. I am very satisfied with this buy and this tyre can match power and torque of my highly tuned TDI. This tyre offer very good value for its performance.
    Helpful 244 - tyre reviewed on February 19, 2017
    Given 84% while driving a Audi A6 Allroad 3.0 TDI (245/45 R18) on mostly country roads for 500 spirited miles
    Good on snow
    Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on November 28, 2023
    Given 87% while driving a Audi A7 Bi Turbo black edition (245/45 R18) on mostly country roads for 20,000 easy going miles
    Best tyres I used to rebuy them again and again, Im a snowboarder and I can easily say that sava combination with audi quattro are simply unstoppable I have never had any issues with them definitely recommend them buying they are not very expensive and being honest I had much better performance in snow than my friends with premium brands. Very good
    Helpful 15 - tyre reviewed on October 31, 2023
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    Latest Sava Eskimo HP2 Reviews

    Given 85% while driving a Suzuki SX4 Scross 1.4T Boosterjet (215/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 25,000 average miles
    Very good experience with them, 5th winter now using the Eskimo HP2 (probably the last one, as I tend to believe the time itself takes a toll on the tire, even if the treads still look fine). Never had any problems with them (in terms of reduced safety while driving), except from once on a snowy, unplowed road, where we didn't comfortably come to a halt while braking - at least not where I anticipated it (maybe an additional meter, from a very low speed, maybe 25 km/h). However, there was no damage to anybody/anything, and the conditions were really nasty. Aside from that, I feel the difference on wet (compared to my Pilot Sport 4, in mild temperatures, say 5-10 dg Celsius) and on dry roads, but still the experience is more that satisfactory. Factoring in the quiet ride and the slow wear - a recommendation from me, I consider the Eskimo HP2 to be safe and reliable, especially for the price.
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on March 14, 2024
    Given 89% while driving a Opel Zafira B (205/55 R16) on mostly motorways for 5,000 average miles
    3 winters and 8000+ km they look and feel like they were on the first day, I always switch them off in June - no loos in feel or performance in the warmer days, the feedback is great.
    Helpful 17 - tyre reviewed on May 20, 2023
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    Given 87% while driving a Opel Astra j 1.6 (205/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 19,000 easy going miles
    Excellent tires for snow. Performed me really well in winter conditions. I seen them in really dangerous situation how they outperformed 2 other winter tiers. One of them was even premium brand. Situation Night, -2 Celsius, City, dark road, 2 lane road. Driving on the right lane with speed 50 kph, 3-5 cm of Snow on the road. Pedestrian jumps out from nowhere on pedestrian crossing, I was 10 m from crossing I've managed to stop 1 meter in front of him. The 2 cars which were roughly 10-15 meters behind me, one ended up 5 meters IN front of me on the side walk on the right side almost hitting the tree, he was braking and using low budged winter tiers. His tiers were just sliding like skies. The second guy used premium tiers he managed to stopped on the road left lane 3-4 meters IN front of me, on pedestrian crossing, breezing the pedestrian. We were all driving similar speed. Everyone almost had a hart attack. But SAVA ESKIMO HP 2 did its job and prevented injury of pedestrian an me in jail. My tiers were at that time 3 year old and had some miles on them. On highways they are stable and they keep the grip even with gentle snow on the road. Have been using them for 6 years and need to replace them due to their old age, as they still didn't worn out. Good job SAVA and Goodyear will buy again!
    Helpful 26 - tyre reviewed on December 6, 2022
    Given 85% while driving a SEAT Altea (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
    Car: Altea XL
    Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    This is my first time using these tires, I used Goodyear UG9 and Bridgestone Blizzak before. What I can say is that I am satisfied and would give a rating of 8.5/10. The tires hold very well in the dry and there are no difficulties in cornering or braking. When it comes to wet roads, they hold the road very well and I have no complaints except for aquaplaning. Worse aquaplaning (over 90 km/h, over deeper deposits of water on the road) is felt when you go straight, but in curves the aquaplaning is excellent. Not once did they slip or turn on ABS or ESP.
    Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on November 21, 2022
    Given 80% while driving a Subaru Legacy (215/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 11,500 average miles
    It's the tire I've been using for years. Despite being a winter tire, it had good handling in hot weather. Braking distance was also good. After 4 years, it started to harden and its performance decreased in snowy driving.
    Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on July 21, 2022
    Given 86% while driving a Mazda 3 Skyactiv 2018 (225/40 R18) on mostly town for 10,000 average miles
    Probably best value tyres i have ever had. They are not the most sporty or responsive tyre, you definitely feel "lack of road feel" and lightness through the rim but since it is a winter tyre and i drive mostly in town with moderate speeds in winter months, i couldn't care less. Amazing grip and traction on snow, very good and in the dry and wet, it doesn't fall apart in the wet like some other budget winter tyres. I had nearly done 15000km's with these and wear is pretty decent as well. They don't so far off from a premium winter tyre for half the price. Definitely buy again.
    Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on May 22, 2022
    Given 90% while driving a Honda Accord Euro (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 7,000 easy going miles
    Awesome tyres, perform really well in snowy conditions - you can definitely feel the grip. Good value for money
    Helpful 30 - tyre reviewed on April 9, 2022
    Given 95% while driving a Volkswagen Passat 2.0TDI (225/55 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
    Tyres performed excelent on all types of roads. The dry grip is superior and on wet,snow and ice also superior. Comfort is also really good, they are not too noisy. Overall the best tyre for the that amount of money and can definetly compete with other premium tyres like Mich Conty ext.
    Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on March 7, 2021
    Given 83% while driving a Ford Mondeo Titanium X Sport (215/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,500 spirited miles
    Awesome handling in snow. For the price best tire you can buy. Its not best on dry and high speed, but on snow great!
    Helpful 35 - tyre reviewed on January 16, 2021
    Given 82% while driving a Ford Focus MK3 (215/55 R16) on mostly town for 6,000 average miles
    Second winter on these tyres. Very good for the price, solid when dry, better than most competitors when wet, haven't really had a chance to test it in real snow, but at what little there was they were good. Feedback is good, better than expected for a winter tyre. It's comfortable, a bit noisy but the frequency of the noise is not anoying for me, it relatively high piched hum. I recommend this tyre and I will buy it again.
    Helpful 30 - tyre reviewed on December 15, 2020
    Given 83% while driving a Skoda Fabia 1.2 (165/70 R14) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
    Excellent Value. is the easiest way I can describe these tyres. They do perform above their price class, quite a bit. There are really not many complaints I can make, maybe they are not the sportiest tyre in the cold dry but they are not meant to be that kind of tyre anyway. When I switched to these tyres my car had older set of kelbers (if I remember correctly) from the previous owner, but I had 2 close calls on snowy roads so I swapped to SAVA mid winter, and the difference was night and day. They even grip better in wet then my summer set of Matador Hectorra 3s. I highly recommend these tyres as viable and safe budget winter tyre.
    Helpful 32 - tyre reviewed on May 30, 2020
    Given 73% while driving a SEAT 1.4 TSI (225/45 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
    very nice tyre according to the price.
    Positive: Low fuel consumption, dry and snow grip, price.
    Negative: Bad comfort. (maybe caused xl version)
    Helpful 27 - tyre reviewed on April 1, 2019