Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 photo, test, review

The Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 is an Ultra High Performance studless winter tyre with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

2017 Auto Bild Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 test

In 2017 experts of the German magazine Auto Bild have tested the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 at size 225/50 R17 and compared it with nineteen similar budget, medium and premium winter tyres. In addition, experts included into the test one reference summer tyre for comparison of results.

test Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 review
1st place and the best result in Dry braking. The braking distance was 0.8 meters shorter, than the next tyre.
test Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 review
10th place in Dry handling. Pirelli was 1.8km/h slower, than the best winter tyre.
test Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 review
1st place and the best result in Wet braking. The braking distance was 0.3 meters shorter, than the next tyre.
test Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 review
1-2nd place in Wet handling. Pirelli was 0.9km/h faster, than the next tyre.
test Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 review
5th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 4.4km/h lower, than the leader.
test Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 review
Last place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 3.9 meters longer, than the leader.
test Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 review
18th place in Snow handling. Pirelli was 2.4km/h slower, than the leader.
test Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 review
10-11th place in Noise level test. Same result as Semperit Speed Grip 3.
test Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 review
19th place in Wear resistance.
test Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 review
15th place in Rolling resistance.

Overall Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 review

According to the test results Pirelli took 18th place and got an expert score “average”.

Main conclusions:

  • The best dry braking distance and good handling.
  • The best wet performance.
  • High aquaplanning resistance.
  • The longest snow braking distance and low handling average speed.
  • Average noise level.
  • Low wear resistance.
  • Average rolling resistance.

Similar tyres from the test:

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