Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II Performance
The Winter Sottozero Serie II by Pirelli is a snow & ice tire with an overall rating of 4.32 / 5. This places it in spot #9 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
Dry Performance Rank
The Winter Sottozero Serie II received a Dry Performance rating of 4.4 / 5. This ranks it #5 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
This is an ‘okay’ rating, buyers are typically pleased with its performance on dry roads.
Wet Performance Rank
The Winter Sottozero Serie II received a Wet Performance rating of 4.5 / 5. This ranks it #6 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
Considering this, you may be underwhelmed by its performance on wet roads. Other buyers have not been overly pleased with their traction and hydroplane resistance.
Comfort Performance Rank
“Comfort” performance relates to the tire’s quietness, and smoothness. Better ratings will keep tire ‘roar’ or road-noise to a minimum. Great for luxury cars, or anybody looking for a quieter cabin.
With a Comfort Performance rating of 4.4 / 5, the Winter Sottozero Serie II is ranked #5 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
This is an okay rating, this tire tends not to surprise buyers with too much road noise or feedback in the cabin. However, it’s not the best, so we advise you expect ‘some’ noise from these.
Treadwear Performance Rank
Treadwear performance is a measure of how well the tire matched up to customers’ expectations of how many miles they will last. Keep in mind, this rating can be influenced significantly by users giving it 1-star or 5-stars because expectations were too extreme. Maybe their last set of tires lasted 100,000 miles and they now think all tires will last that long (that’s extremely rare). Or perhaps their alignment was really off, causing them to wear out in only a few thousand miles.
The Winter Sottozero Serie II received a Treadwear Performance rating of 4.2 / 5. This ranks it #10 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
With this rating, most buyers were not very happy with how long this tire lasted. If you’re looking for a long-lasting tire, best pick something else.
Snow & Ice Performance
Snow/Ice Performance Rank
Snow and Ice performance is tested on a specifically designed track to simulate these environments. These ratings represent how confident drivers in these conditions felt on these tires.
The Winter Sottozero Serie II received a Snow & Ice Performance rating of 4.1 / 5. This ranks it #15 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
These tires did not perform very well in the snow and ice category. If you do see these conditions often, we recommend looking for a different tire. If you only occasionally see light snow, just be cautious on these tires when you encounter it.
Off-Road Performance Rank
The off-road ratings represent how satisfied other drivers were in these conditions. These conditions could include anything from dirt/gravel roads to extreme offroading/bouldering. If you intend to use these in more extreme conditions, we always recommend checking individual reviews on TireRack.com for specific examples.
The Winter Sottozero Serie II is not rated for off-road conditions, we do not recommend attempting anything beyond casual dirt roads on this tire.
Unfortunately, Pirelli does not offer a warranty on this tire for treadlife. However, TireRack.com usually offers their own road-hazard warranty that should take care of any unexpected potholes, screws, or other debris that causes tire damage.