Falken Eurowinter HS01 – Tests & Reviews

Falken Eurowinter HS01 photo, test, review, ratings

The Falken HS01 Eurowinter is a Premium Touring winter tyre with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars. The model also has a SUV-version.

Key performance

Dry performance
97.48%
Wet performance
94.54%
Aquaplaning
92.15%
Snow performance
92.56%
Noise
96.89%
Rolling resistance
78.84%

Falken Eurowinter HS01 Tests

2021 Auto Bild UHP

In 2021 experts of the German magazine Auto Bild have tested the tire at size 245/40 R18 and compared to 11 Premium Touring and UHP winter tires from different price categories. They also included into the test a reference summer tire and the Vredestein Quatrac Pro as All Season tire to compare results.

Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
7-8th place in Dry braking. +2.5m braking distance.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
8-9th place in Dry handling. -2.8km/h handling speed.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
7th place in Wet braking. +2.4m braking distance.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
11th place in Wet handling. -4.7km/h handling speed.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
6th place in Straight aqua. -0.9km/h float speed.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
4th place in Snow braking. +1.2m braking distance.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
9th place in Snow traction. -291 Newton pulling force.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
7th place in Snow handling. -1km/h handling speed.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
8th place in Noise. +1.9dB external noise.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
12th place in Rolling resistance. +2.31kg/t.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 7-8 43.9m +2.5m 94.3%
Dry handling 8-9 100.1km/h -2.8km/h 97.28%
Wet braking at 100km/h 7 51.4m +2.4m 95.33%
Wet handling 11 68.2km/h -4.7km/h 93.55%
Straight aqua 6 96.6km/h -0.9km/h 99.08%
Snow braking at 50km/h 4 31.9m +1.2m 96.24%
Snow handling 7 43.7km/h -1km/h 97.76%
Snow traction 9 2684 Newton -291 Newton 90.22%
Noise 8 74.3dB +1.9dB 97.44%
Rolling resistance 12 10.22kg/t +2.31kg/t 77.4%

2021 Auto Bild

Test by the German magazine Auto Bild in 2021. The experts have tested the tire at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 19 similar Premium Touring winter tires from different price categories. They also included into the test a reference summer tire and the cheapest winter tire to compare results.

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Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
6-7th place in Dry braking. +1.3m braking distance.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
8-9th place in Dry handling. -1.6km/h handling speed.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
17th place in Wet braking. +6.4m braking distance.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
10th place in Wet handling. -1.8km/h handling speed.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
8th place in Straight aqua. -5.3km/h float speed.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
19th place in Snow braking. +2.2m braking distance.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
20th place in Snow traction. -301 Newton pulling force.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
16th place in Snow handling. -2.6km/h handling speed.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
18th place in Noise. +4dB external noise.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
19th place in Rolling resistance. +2.27kg/t.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
11th place in Wear resistance. -10600km.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 6-7 46.4m +1.3m 97.2%
Dry handling 8-9 137.4km/h -1.6km/h 98.85%
Wet braking at 100km/h 17 56.6m +6.4m 88.7%
Wet handling 10 71.2km/h -1.8km/h 97.53%
Straight aqua 8 79.2km/h -5.3km/h 93.73%
Snow braking 19 29.5m +2.2m 92.54%
Snow handling 16 55.3km/h -2.6km/h 95.5%
Snow traction 20 2598 Newton -301 Newton 89.62%
Noise 18 72.7dB +4dB 94.49%
Rolling resistance 19 9.48kg/t +2.27kg/t 76.05%

2021 AMS

Test by the German publication Auto Motor und Sport in 2021. The experts have tested the tire at size 195/55 R16 and compared to 9 similar mid-range and premium winter tires.

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Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Wet braking. +1.8m braking distance.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
6th place in Wet handling. -1.3km/h handling speed.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
9th place in Wet lateral handling. -0.35m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Straight aqua. -3.8km/h float speed.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
5th place in Lateral aqua. -0.44m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
9th place in Dry braking. +2.7m braking distance.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
7-8th place in Dry handling. -1.8km/h handling speed.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
5th place in Snow braking. +0.3m braking distance.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Snow handling. -1.6km/h handling speed.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
5-7th place in Snow lateral handling. -0.16m/s2.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
9th place in Snow traction. -0.11m/s2 max acceleration.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
10th place in Rolling resistance. +2.05kg/t.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
1st place in Noise. -0.2dB external noise.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 9 45.5m +2.7m 94.06%
Dry handling 7-8 112.8km/h -1.8km/h 98.43%
Wet braking at 80km/h 2 31.1m +1.8m 94.21%
Wet handling 6 70.7km/h -1.3km/h 98.19%
Wet lateral handling 9 7.16m/s2 -0.35m/s2 95.34%
Straight aqua 2 83.9km/h -3.8km/h 95.67%
Lateral aqua 5 2.85m/s2 -0.44m/s2 86.63%
Snow braking at 50km/h 5 32.9m +0.3m 99.08%
Snow handling 3 52.8km/h -1.6km/h 97.05%
Snow lateral handling 5-7 3.9m/s2 -0.16m/s2 96.06%
Snow traction 9 1.78m/s2 -0.11m/s2 94.17%
Noise 1 70.6dB -0.2dB 100%
Rolling resistance 10 10.5kg/t +2.05kg/t 80.47%

2020 AMS

Test by the German publication Auto Motor und Sport in 2020. The experts have tested the tire at size 225/50 R17 and compared to 9 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

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Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
6th place in Wet braking. +2.9m braking distance.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
7th place in Wet handling. -2.8km/h handling speed.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
6th place in Wet lateral handling. -0.39m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
4th place in Straight aqua. -0.4km/h float speed.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
6th place in Lateral aqua. -0.33m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
7-8th place in Dry braking. +1.2m braking distance.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
8-9th place in Dry handling. -1.2km/h handling speed.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
10th place in Snow braking. +3.8m braking distance.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
7-8th place in Snow handling. -2.8km/h handling speed.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
5-6th place in Snow lateral handling. -0.17m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
10th place in Snow traction. -0.42m/s2 max acceleration.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
9-10th place in Rolling resistance. +1.9kg/t.
Falken Eurowinter HS01 test, review, ratings
3-6th place in Noise. +0.8dB external noise.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 7-8 43.8m +1.2m 97.26%
Dry handling 8-9 114.2km/h -1.2km/h 98.96%
Wet braking at 80km/h 6 34.6m +2.9m 91.62%
Wet handling 7 71.3km/h -2.8km/h 96.22%
Wet lateral handling 6 7.33m/s2 -0.39m/s2 94.95%
Straight aqua 4 94.6km/h -0.4km/h 99.58%
Lateral aqua 6 2.39m/s2 -0.33m/s2 87.87%
Snow braking at 50km/h 10 31m +3.8m 87.7%
Snow handling 7-8 44.9km/h -2.8km/h 94.13%
Snow lateral handling 5-6 3.26m/s2 -0.17m/s2 95.04%
Snow traction 10 1.39m/s2 -0.42m/s2 76.79%
Noise 3-6 71.7dB +0.8dB 98.88%
Rolling resistance 9-10 9.6kg/t +1.9kg/t 80.21%

2018 Auto Bild

In 2018 experts of the German magazine Auto Bild have tested the Falken HS01 Eurowinter at size 245/45 R18 and compared with nine similar budget, mid-range and premium UHP winter tyres. Moreover, experts included into the test one reference summer tyre to compare results.

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test Falken Eurowinter HS01 review
3rd place in Dry braking. The braking distance difference was 0.4 meters longer, than the leader.
test Falken Eurowinter HS01 review
4-5th place in Dry handling. Same result with the Continental. The tyre was 0.5 km/h slower, than the leader.
test Falken Eurowinter HS01 review
4th place in Wet braking. The braking distance difference was 3.4 meters longer, than the leader.
test Falken Eurowinter HS01 review
7th place in Wet handling. The tyre was 2.6 km/h slower, than the leader.
test Falken Eurowinter HS01 review
5th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 2,5 km/h slower, than the leader.
test Falken Eurowinter HS01 review
7th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 1.5 meters longer, than the leader.
test Falken HS01 Eurowinter review
8th place in Snow handling. The tyre was 3.1km/h slower, than the leader.
test Falken HS01 Eurowinter review
10th place in Rolling resistance.
test Falken HS01 Eurowinter review
Last place in Noise level.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 3 41.8m +0.4m 99.04%
Dry handling 4-5 84.4km/h -0.5km/h 99.41%
Wet braking 4 52.9m +3.4m 93.57%
Wet handling 7 70.6km/h -2.6km/h 96.45%
Straight aqua 5 85.1km/h -2.5km/h 97.15%
Snow braking at 50km/h 7 26.6m +1.5m 94.36%
Snow handling 8 66.2km/h -3.1km/h 95.53%
Noise 10 75.6dB +4.8dB 93.65%
Rolling resistance 10 10.05kg/t +2kg/t 80.09%

Overall Falken Eurowinter HS01 review

# Test 2021 Auto Bild UHP 2021 Auto Bild 2021 AMS 2020 AMS 2018 Auto Bild Overall
Dry braking 94.3% 97.2% 94.06% 97.26% 99.04% 96.37%
Dry handling 97.28% 98.85% 98.43% 98.96% 99.41% 98.59%
Wet braking 95.33% 88.7% 94.21% 91.62% 93.57% 92.69%
Wet handling 93.55% 97.53% 98.19% 96.22% 96.45% 96.39%
Straight aqua 99.08% 93.73% 95.67% 99.58% 97.15% 97.04%
Lateral aqua 86.63% 87.87% 87.25%
Snow braking 96.24% 92.54% 99.08% 87.7% 94.36% 93.98%
Snow handling 97.76% 95.5% 97.05% 94.13% 95.53% 95.99%
Snow traction 90.22% 89.62% 94.17% 76.79% 87.7%
Rolling resistance 77.4% 76.05% 80.47% 80.21% 80.09% 78.84%
Noise 97.44% 94.49% 100% 98.88% 93.65% 96.89%

According to the test results the Falken took 8th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Good dry performance.
  • Average wet braking and handling.
  • Average aquaplanning resistance.
  • Good results on the snow.
  • High rolling resistance.
  • The highest noise level.

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