In 2016 experts of the German magazine Auto Bild have tested the Falken Eurowinter HS449 at size 205/55 R16 and compared it with nineteen similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. In addition, experts included into the test one reference summer tyre for comparison of results.
Overall Falken Eurowinter HS449 review
According to the test results the Falken took 16-17th place with the Cooper and got an expert score “satisfactorily”.
Average results on the wet.
Low straight aquaplanning resistance; the worst lateral aqua.
Average dry braking and handling.
Relatively long snow braking distance, the lowest handling and traction.