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Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Tyre rating 86 %

Rating based on 27 tyre tests, eu labels and customer reviews

No. 35 of 746 winter tyres

Price index: Premium

Pirelli winter tyres overall rating 85%

Pros and cons:

  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Low rolling resistance/low fuel consumption
  • Great handling on snow
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Below average aquaplaning resistance
  • Worse traction on snow
  • High drive-by noise levels
  • Uncomfortable/noisy ride
  • Poor handling on dry roads
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Achievements

Best
Dry braking
Adac 2021
Autobild 2019
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Best
Snow handling
Adac 2021
Autobild 2017
Best
Dry handling
Tuv 2021
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 is ranked #86 of 746 winter tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Autobild 2020 and other organizations. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 belongs to the Premium segment. It is made in total of 9 sizes, 225/50 R17 being the smallest and 245/45 R19 the largest.

Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 in tyre tests

All tyre tests where Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 was featured:
Name Points totalWinterWetDryRolling resistance
Best values in test1102301,21501,21202,4109,6
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 31013262,15448,85202,4 100
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Source: reifenpresse.de
ADAC Winter tyre test 2021 225/50 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #14 of 18
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,61,91,52,12,71,5
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 32,93,31,63,03,62,5
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Source: www.adac.de
Autobild Winter tyre test 2020 245/45 R18
satisfactory
Ranked #19 of 20
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test1-1-1-1-
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 33+22-2
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test30,324,3
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 335,225,8
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild Winter tyre test 2020 225/40 R18
satisfactory
Ranked #10 of 12
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test1-21-
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 32-2- 2-
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC Winter tyre test 2020 235/55 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #9 of 13
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,51,91,82,32,60,81,8
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 32,33,02,62,73,42,52,3
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Source: www.adac.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test29,224
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 331,326,4
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild Winter tyre test 2019 225/45 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #18 of 20
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test1-2+1-1-
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 322-3+3+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Points total
Best values in test8,9
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 37,0
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Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+21-
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 32-2+ 2
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Autobild Winter tyre test 2017 225/50 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #18 of 20
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test1-2+11-
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 31- 23+3
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test1-2+1-
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 322-2+
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Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test1-21-
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 31- 2 2
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name Points total
Best values in test100
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 397,9
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Source: www.autoexpress.co.uk
GTÜ Winter tyre test 2017 235/55 R17
recommended
Ranked #4 of 8
Name Points totalWinterWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test203696544188
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3190635642177
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Source: www.gtue.de
AutoMotorSport Winter tyre test 2017 225/45 R18
still recommended
Ranked #6 of 10
Name WetDrySnowEnviromental impact
Best values in test9,69,29,910
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 37,98,27,86,6
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Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,225,9
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 332,2 29,8
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2-21-
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 322 2
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Source: www.reifentrends.de
Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test101100103,3100,3
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 395,289,8100,295,6
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Source: www.autoforum.cz
ADAC Winter tyre test 2016 225/45 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #2 of 13
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test2,32,11,72,02,81,51,5
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 32,72,92,72,63,12,52,2
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Source: www.adac.de
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test100100100100100
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 399,69994,89399,1
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Source: www.autoexpress.co.uk
Name
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
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Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test1-21-
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 32+2- 1-
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Automotorsport Winter tyre test 2015 225/50 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #2 of 10
Name Points totalWetDrySnowEnviromental impact
Best values in test9,29,49,29,39,4
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 39,18,79,2 9,3 9,1
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GTÜ Winter tyre test 2015 225/50 R17
recommended
Ranked #6 of 8
Name Points totalWinterWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test205647046188
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 318856634518 2
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Source:
Name Points totalWetDrySnowEnviromental impact
Best values in test9,29,29,79,39,1
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 38,68,38,79,3 7,7
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Source:
Name Points total
Best values in test9,2
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 38,6
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Ratings

100% (4x)85% (15x)75% (1x)
ExemplaryHighly recommendedSatisfactorySatisfactoryRecommendedGood +RecommendedStill recommended
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Ratings x Wheel size

R16R17R18R19
85% (1x)88% (10x)87.5% (8x)85% (1x)

Ratings x Width

205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx
85% (1x)85% (1x)88.2% (11x)85% (4x)90% (3x)

Dimensions

Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 is made in 9 sizes, starting from 225/50 R17 up to 245/45 R19.
Tyre sizePriceSpeed indexWeight indexExtrasCheck also
17"225/50 R17

£145
H98XL
235/45 R17H97
18"235/40 R18V95XL
245/40 R18V97XL
245/40 R18

£242
V97
245/45 R18V100XL
245/50 R18

£211
V100
19"245/45 R19

£257
V102XL Mercedes
245/45 R19

£214
W98