The ESPIA EPZ II ensures driving confidence in the harshest winter conditions. Using the latest technology in tread design, compound and construction, the EPZ II is an excellent blend of winter performance and longer tread wear. The zigzag shape of the main groove is designed to provide resistance to hydroplaning while the tread notches create biting edges for traction on snow and ice. ESPIA EPZ II, designed for the most unforgiving winters.

  • Dual-purpose tread pattern (Offering both an ice face and snow face, through a Falken-patented dual tread pattern, which provides for a wider center tread and expanded lateral shoulder area grooves, improving overall grip on snow and ice).
  • New canyon sipes technology (Siping inside the block is composed of complex zigzag bodies which are angled and deep to allow the tread to flex and grab additional traction in every winter condition).
  • Self-maintenance mechanism (An antiaging agent continues to seep from the base tread to fight ultra violet rays, as well as repeated bending. This enables the tire to work better, by controlling aging and maintaining the fundamental functions of a tire).
  • Improved performance (The new tire offers a longer life, better stability and stronger performance than previous studless tires).
  • Shoulder-edge wave sipe (Provides a stronger resistance to wandering which encourages a confident and consistent driving experience).

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Falken Espia EPZ II
Car Type
Rim Diameter
16 / 17 "
205 / 225 mm
Aspect Ratio
45 / 60 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
T (max 118 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Falken Espia EPZ II Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features
R16 205/60 R16 96T 205/60 R16 96T
R17 225/45 R17 94T 225/45 R17 94T

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  • Apr 10, 2019

    Autofil: Studless Winter Tire Test R16

    1. 7.9 Continental VikingContact 7
      Performance on the Track (Wet / Snow) Braking (Dry) Drive Feeling (Snow) Noise Acceleration (Snow)
    2. 7.6 Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2
      Stability Performance on the Track (Snow) Noise Acceleration (Snow) Rolling Resistance Drive Feeling (Snow / Wet) Braking (Snow / Wet / Dry) Acceleration (Ice) Drive Feeling (Ice) Performance on the Track (Ice)
    3. 7.6 Pirelli Ice Zero FR
      Drive Feeling (Snow) Noise Performance on the Track (Snow) Braking (Snow / Dry) Acceleration (Snow) Acceleration (Ice)
    4. 7.4 Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3
      Rolling Resistance Braking (Dry) Performance on the Track (Snow) Noise Drive Feeling (Snow) Acceleration (Ice)
    5. 7.3 Hankook Winter i*cept iZ 2 W616
      Rolling Resistance Performance on the Track (Snow) Noise Acceleration (Snow) Stability Braking (Snow) Acceleration (Ice)
    6. 7 Bridgestone Blizzak WS80
      Noise Braking (Snow / Dry) Acceleration (Ice)
    7. 7 Yokohama iceGUARD iG60
      Rolling Resistance Noise Acceleration (Snow) Acceleration (Ice) Braking (Ice)
    8. 6.9 Falken Espia EPZ II
      Braking (Snow) Performance on the Track (Snow) Noise Acceleration (Ice) Drive Feeling (Ice)
    9. 6.9 Michelin X-Ice Xi3
      Rolling Resistance Noise Performance on the Track (Wet) Acceleration (Ice) Drive Feeling (Ice) Performance on the Track (Ice)
    10. 6.6 Linglong GREEN-Max Winter Ice I-15
      Stability Acceleration (Snow) Acceleration (Ice) Drive Feeling (Ice) Performance on the Track (Ice)
  • Jul 20, 2018

    Consumer Reports: Performance Winter/Snow Tires

    1. 70 Yokohama W.Drive V905
      Snow Traction Aquaplaning Ice Braking Noise
    2. 66 Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4
      Ice Braking Aquaplaning Snow Traction Rolling Resistance
    3. 62 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
      Snow Traction Aquaplaning Ice Braking Rolling Resistance Noise
    4. 62 Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
      Snow Traction Noise Aquaplaning Ice Braking Wet Braking
    5. 50 Falken Espia EPZ II
      Ice Braking Snow Traction Wet Braking