The Winter Cinturato is Pirelli’s Studless Ice & Snow winter tire developed for drivers of compact coupes and family sedans looking for confidence and safety in winter’s worst conditions and an enjoyable driving experience on clear roads.

Winter Cinturato tires mold a special winter tread compound into an arrow-shaped, directional design. The tread pitch sequence and sipe density are engineered to optimize mechanical grip on all surfaces, for improved mobility on slush, snow and ice. The innovative and connected tread grooves efficiently evacuate water and slush to reduce the risk of hydroplaning, and the resulting block design features a high level of lateral stability for confident handling and travel at highway speeds.

The Winter Cinturato tire features a wide and stable footprint to evenly distribute pressure across the face of the tire, improving traction while braking and enhancing wear characteristics.

Winter Cinturato tires meet the industry’s snow service requirements and are branded with the three peak three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.

Install Winter Cinturato tires in sets of four only.
Due to the traction capabilities of Pirelli Winter Cinturato tires, Pirelli recommends using them only in sets of four to provide the best handling characteristics and tire performance.


  1. Of all the snow tires I’ve bought over the years, these Pirellis are at the top of my list. These Pirellis are great in the wet, the dry, all while having phenomenal snow traction. I have a very long driveway and a lowered B5 Passat and so far not even nine inches of snow has caused any concern. Being a snow tire they are a little louder, but these are very quiet for snows. A little noticeable around town but after 30mph or so they’re pretty quiet. I’ve put 15,000 miles on the tires so far and rotate them at 5k, tread-wear has been good and the tires are wearing nice and evenly.

  2. These tires are amazing. I’ve only had a few drives on them, but wow! I’ve never had a winter tire that would bite so hard on tough cornering in mid-to-deep level snows, with ice underneath. Also, there are wet, icy roads right now, after a cold snap, which can be very slippery. This tire feels like the car is glued to the road. Had to avoid some sudden debris on the freeway during slippy conditions and the car responded like the road was dry. Noise level is very low, even on main highways, ice braking is on par and the grip adds confidence to tough winter driving. I’ve driven on 4 other brands’ winter tires (Bridgestone, Goodyear, Hankook and Continental) and these Pirellis are far and away the best winters I’ve ever used.

  3. I purchased these tires with steel rims for my recently purchased Fiesta ST. Due to purchasing the car in late November, I knew I had limited time with the Summer only tires from the factory. I saw these and thought I would give them a try. My impressions as of late are that these are great winter tires, even for the winter driving enthusiast. On the dry pavement, these tires have great lateral grip. There is some flexing in the corners, however I equate that to the high sidewall I have specifically set up with my car. Road noise is very low – lower than the stock summer tires. Surprisingly, the time they make the most noise is when you’re turning at parking lot speeds. Where I find these tires really shine though is in slush. These tires cut right through the mucky wet snow with ease, and keep you in control. Likewise the snow performance is very good as well. Ice performance isn’t what I’d call great, but what tire that isn’t studded is going to excel on black ice? Rough ice (like frozen slush) performance is good. Overall, I believe these to be great winter tires, especially for the price they are sold at. They provide surprising performance in dry conditions, and keep you in control when things start to get hairy. Despite being winter tires, they don’t emit a much road noise. I’d almost recommend these as all-season replacements, however I think they might be overkill in that respect!

  4. I have approximately 500 miles on this tire. I bought these without any reviews based on how much I liked a set of Cinturato All Season Plus tires on another car. They are very quiet for winter tires, and seem to work pretty well on snow covered, icy and dry roads.

  5. tires that were selected were slightly too narrow and the rim of my tire got damaged in the first three inches of snow but they grip like ——– the car is a snow shovel.

  6. Great tire…even though they are a “snow” tire we run them all year. Tread wear and traction are excellent.


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