Falken Espia EPZ II

Falken Espia EPZ II photo, test, review, ratings Falken EPZ 2

Falken Espia EPZ 2 is a Touring Winter tire with asymmetrical tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars.

2018 Autofil Falken Espia EPZ II test

In 2020 experts of the Norwegian publication Autofil have tested Falken Espia EPZ 2 at size 205/55 R16  and compared to 9 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Falken Espia EPZ II test, review, ratings
Last place in Dry braking. +3.6m braking distance.
Falken Espia EPZ II test, review, ratings
8-10th place in Subj. Dry handling. Subjective score – 6 points.
Falken Espia EPZ II test, review, ratings
4-7th place in Dry directional stability. Subjective score – 8 points.
Falken Espia EPZ II test, review, ratings
4th place in Wet braking. +2.8m braking distance.
Falken Espia EPZ II test, review, ratings
6-7th place in Wet handling. +1.8sec handling time.
Falken Espia EPZ II test, review, ratings
5-6th place in Subj. Wet handling. Subjective score – 7 points.
Falken Espia EPZ II test, review, ratings
2nd place in Snow braking. +0.6m braking distance.
Falken Espia EPZ 2 test, review, ratings
4th place in Snow handling. +0.7sec snow handling time.
Falken Espia EPZ 2 test, review, ratings
5-10th place in Subj. snow handling. Subjective score – 8 points.
Falken Espia EPZ 2 test, review, ratings
5-9th place in Snow traction. +0.2sec acceleration time.
Falken Espia EPZ 2 test, review, ratings
6th place in Ice braking. +1.5m braking distance.
Falken Espia EPZ 2 test, review, ratings
6th place in Ice handling. +5.5sec ice handling time.
Falken Espia EPZ 2 test, review, ratings
7-10th place in Subj. ice handling. Subjective score – 5 points.
Falken Espia EPZ 2 test, review, ratings
9-10th place in Ice traction. +0.5sec acceleration time.
Falken Espia EPZ 2 test, review, ratings
8th place in Fuel economy. +2% fuel consumption.
Falken Espia EPZ 2 test, review, ratings
2-9th place in Noise. Subjective score – 9 points.

2015 Autocenter Falken Espia EPZ 2 test

In 2015 experts of the Ukranian  magazine Autocenter have tested Falken Espia EPZ II at size 195/65 R15 and compared to 7 similar mid-range and premium tires.

Falken Espia EPZ II test, review, ratings
8th place in Wet braking. +4.13m braking distance.
Falken Espia EPZ II test, review, ratings
6-8th place in Wet lateral handling. +0.8sec lap time.
Falken Espia EPZ II test, review, ratings
Last place in Subj. wet handling. Subjective score – 4 points.
Falken Espia EPZ II test, review, ratings
Last place in Dry braking. +2.97m braking distance.
Falken Espia EPZ II test, review, ratings
7-8th place in Subj. dry handling. Subjective score – 5 points.
Falken Espia EPZ 2 test, review, ratings
5th place in Ice braking. +0.84m braking distance.
Falken Espia EPZ 2 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Ice lateral handling. +1.2sec lap time.
Falken Espia EPZ 2 test, review, ratings
6-8th place in Subj. ice handling. Subjective score – 6 points.
Falken Espia EPZ 2 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Snow braking. +0.11m braking distance.
Falken Espia EPZ 2 test, review, ratings
Last place in Subj. snow handling. Subjective score – 5 points.

Overall Falken Espia EPZ II review

1. 2018 Autofil  – 8th place overall.

Main conclusions:

  • The longest dry braking distance and poor handling. Good dry directional stability.
  • Good on the wet.
  • Good on the snow.
  • Average results on the ice.
  • Low noise.
  • High rolling resistance.

2. 2015 Autocenter – 6-7th place.

Main conclusions:

  • The worst results on the wet.
  • The longest dry braking distance and the lowest subjective handling score.
  • Average results on the ice.
  • Unbalanced on the snow: good snow braking distance but the lowest subjective handling score.

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