Falken Eurowinter HS449

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 93%
Road Feedback 88%
Handling 80%
Wear 86%
Comfort 88%
Buy again 97%
Falken Eurowinter HS449

The Falken Eurowinter HS449 is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Falken Eurowinter HS439

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Tyre review data from 24 tyre reviews averaging 89% over 89,900 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2012 Auto Bild 42 Winter Tyre Braking Test - 5th of 43 tyres

2015 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 - 6th of 19 tyres

2015 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 165/70 R14 - 7th of 16 tyres

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Size Price Range  
195/60 R15 £44.78 - £51.80 (10 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/50 R17 £81.59 - £90.00 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/60 R16 £57.10 - £58.50 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/40 R17 £74.88 - £78.30 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/45 R18 £87.73 - £104.10 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/60 R16 £58.93 - £64.20 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £78.73 - £79.10 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Falken Eurowinter HS449 Review

Given 70% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Puma 1.7 (195/50 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 800 average miles
This tyre got me interested firstly on looks. Wide lateral shoulder blocks and plenty of sipes. Having used several other winter tyre brands in the past and a interest in winter tyre development I thought I'd give them a try. Regular driving is satisfactory wet or dry but the hs449 come into its
Own up the hills through Derbyshire in around 4/5inchs of fresh snow and slush. The ford puma needs all the help it can get in snow and the hs449 worked better for me than previous high end brands I have tried.
47 - tyre reviewed on January 19, 2013   

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Given 96% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus ST 225 (2003 2007) (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
Its awesome good at winter.
It can grip well even on ice, or iced snow, or deep snow, do difference. best wintertyre ive ever owned.
Its a bit loud, but IMO its a common wintertyre "feature".

This is the best tyre you can get for real winter conditions for an affordable price.
2 - tyre reviewed on January 16, 2017   
Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Subaru Outback (215/60 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 2,500 average miles
Have driven for 11 years during harsh winters in Romania, but only had budget winter tyres so far.

Since I've moved from a WRX to a more sedated family car which is a 2008 Outback, I wanted something above the low budget tyres but didn't want to pay the price of a Conti or Goodyear or Bridgestone.

Price is really attactive for a brand like this. Everyone said the pattern is not good because it's not a V, but it bytes the snow and ice so well even at -20 as we've had these days.

But what I really like the most about them is how progressive they are and the level of control they give is incredible. The car slides so elegantly and can be stopped from a snow drift in a second with minimum input. If you don't get aggressive with the acceleration the car will just go and turn where you point the steering wheel.
They are not that good on fuel economy, can't say anything about wear yet, dry grip is really good beating all season tyres even, road feedback is fine and they are really confortable, though they can get a bit noisy on motorways.
0 - tyre reviewed on January 12, 2017   
Given 92% (breakdown) while driving a Volvo 2005 S60 R (235/40 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 8,000 spirited miles
I couldn't fault these winter tyres, they're proper cold rubber, quiet, very good grip and at the same time safe on wet, dry and snow covered roads. On the downside I found them not great on fuel economy probably due to quite soft rubber compound but nothing drastic here. I've just ordered a new set for a 3rd winter in a row. I would recommend them to anyone.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 27, 2016   
Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a SEAT Ibiza FR SC 1.2 TSI (205/40 R17) on mostly motorways for 15,000 spirited miles
I use the tyres about 8 month in 2 years. I saw all weather conditions, wet, snow, ice... It's still very good at -20 C

I was not waiting this good tyres at this price!
15 - tyre reviewed on January 10, 2016   

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