Falken Eurowinter HS449

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 91%
Road Feedback 87%
Handling 78%
Wear 86%
Comfort 87%
Buy again 95%

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 25 tyre reviews averaging 88% over 93,900 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 Winter Tyre Market Overview - 7th of 51 tyres

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Questions and Answers for the Falken Eurowinter HS449

2017-04-01 - Purchased a BMW 3 series with Eurowinter rotation tyres. I live in the UK where temperatures range from -3 (rarely) to 20 degrees celcius. Can I use these tyres in the warmer months or do they need replacing?

Legally you can use the Falken HS449 winter tyre year round, however you will find the grip, in particularly wet grip in the warmer months will be poor, so it is recommended you make the switch to summer tyres.

2017-05-04 - can these tires be used all year long or just in the winter;what do you recommend?

While the Falken HS449 can be used year round, you will notice a significant drop in performance during the summer months, specifically in dry and wet braking. This is why we always recommend switching back to summer tyres during the summer months.

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Size Price Range  
195/50 R15 £59.50 - £61.30 (3 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/60 R15 £48.30 - £52.60 (10 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/60 R16 £59.60 - £66.50 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/40 R17 £78.55 - £82.30 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/60 R16 £60.76 - £62.70 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £84.20 - £84.20 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 93 tyre sizes - View all.

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.
80 - tyre reviewed on January 19, 2013   

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Given 60% (breakdown) while driving a Volvo S60 D5 AWD P* (235/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 4,000 spirited miles
They aren't terrible, just not that good. Good economy tires (around 100 euro per piece) but nothing more. Don't expect too much out of them.
11 - tyre reviewed on April 15, 2017   
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.
7 - 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.
8 - 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.
11 - tyre reviewed on November 27, 2016   

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