Pirelli nearly sweeps winter tire ratings

Publish Date: 
Apr 20, 2009

ROME, Ga. – Pirelli Tire clinched the top spot in three out of four online consumer surveys this week.

Pirelli’s Scorpion Ice & Snow, the 210 Sottozero, and the Winter Carving tires were rated No. 1 by tire consumers, according to an opt-in survey conducted by Tire Rack, one of the largest tire dealers in the United States and one of America’s leading performance products distributors (www.TireRack.com).

Consumers and customers of the online retailer are asked to contribute their opinions to a tire survey that addresses twelve separate areas, including hydroplaning resistance, wet traction, cornering stability, dry traction, noise/comfort, steering response and other parameters such as light or heavy snow traction, ice traction and whether or not the customer would consider purchasing the tires again if given the opportunity. The survey data is tabulated from the responses of customers and website visitors, with performance traits rated on a scale from “0” to “10”, with “10” considered superior.

Scorpion Ice & Snow
The Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow tire is rated number one by TireRack.com’s online consumer tire survey in the Studless Ice & Snow LT (Light Truck) category.

Scorpion Ice & Snow placed 1st in survey in the Hydroplaning Resistance category; 1st in Wet Traction; 1st in Cornering Stability; 1st in Dry Traction; 1st in Steering Response; 1st in Ride Comfort; 1st in Noise Comfort, and 1st in Tread Wear. The Scorpion Ice & Snow tire is specifically designed to enhance the low temperature performance of fast, luxury Sports Utility Vehicles, the Scorpion Ice & Snow is the ideal solution to ensure maximum mobility. Like all Pirelli Scorpion products, safety and comfort are prioritized in the design and full control is assured even under the most demanding conditions.

210 Sottozero
The Pirelli Winter 210 Sottozero tire is also rated number one by TireRack.com’s online consumer tire survey, and competed in the Winter Passenger Category.

The Winter 210 Sottozero placed 1st in survey in the Wet Hydroplaning Resistance category; 1st in Wet Traction, 1st in Dry Traction: 1st in Dry Cornering Stability; 1st in Dry Traction; 1st Ride Comfort; and tied for #1 in Noise Comfort. Winter 210 Sottozero utilizes structural technology that places Pirelli amongst the leaders in the ultra high performance low profile tire segment. (continued)