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Hankook - summer tyres 2024 - market overview, tests, reviews

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In our selection process for this feature, we have carefully chosen a few Hankook summer tyres that have shown noteworthy performance across recent tests. Our criteria have been stringent, focusing on those tyres that not only deliver outstanding results but also illustrate Hankook's innovation and technological advancement in tyre manufacturing. Among those selected are models that have undergone multiple evaluations, ensuring that only the best-performing tyres are highlighted.

First on our list is the Hankook Ventus Prime 4, a tyre that has superseded the Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125. This latest iteration has garnered attention for its significant improvements and has been subjected to various tests across different organizations. Notably, it received a "satisfactory" rating from ADAC in 2024 for the 215/55 R17 size. This was followed by an impressive performance in Autobild's 2023 test for the 225/65 R17 size, where it was deemed "exemplary" for its balance between dry and wet handling, sporty steering behavior, and efficient rolling resistance. Tyre Reviews recommended the tyre in 2023 for its overall performance while ADAC noted its performance as "good" in the same year, highlighting its balanced capabilities on both dry and wet roads but mentioning slight weaknesses in aquaplaning and efficiency.

Transitioning to the SUV segment, the Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 SUV K127A has asserted its place as a formidable contender. As a new tyre with more than one test, its performance in Autobild's 2022 test for the 235/55 R18 size was remarkable, earning it an "exemplary" rating for its capabilities both off-road and on dry surfaces, alongside the shortest wet and dry stopping distances within its category. Such attributes solidify its status as a versatile and reliable option for SUV drivers.

Another notable mention is the Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127, designed for unparalleled performance. This tyre, despite being relatively new, has undergone extensive testing. It was highly recommended by Tyre Reviews and ACE in 2023 for showing exceptional agility and braking performances on both wet and dry surfaces. Autobild's evaluation mirrored these sentiments, particularly praising its balanced sport profile, dynamic handling, and energy-efficient rolling resistance. However, it did also mention a less than average tread life which influenced its overall rating slightly.

In presenting these selections, we have not only focused on the test results but also the progression Hankook has made in their tyre technology. Each model, be it the successor like the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 replacing the Prime3 K125 or the innovative introductions in the SUV and UUHP categories with the Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 SUV K127A and Ventus S1 evo3 K127 respectively, vividly illustrate Hankook's commitment to advancing tyre performance and safety. These tyres represent only a fragment of Hankook's vast and versatile summer tyre portfolio, but they stand out for their proven capabilities and the breadth of testing they have been subjected to.

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Hankook summer tyres recommended in tests

Tyres which were evaluated in tests from mostly European autoclubs.
#NameOur ratingTest resultsAchievementsDimensionsPrice from
1 Hankook Ventus Prime 4
5. Autobild
9. Autoklub ČR
7. Tyre Reviews
2. Autobild
2. Autobild
Dry braking Wet braking Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry handling …+1
2 Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 SUV K127A
2. Autobild
4. Tyre Reviews
Grass traction Dry braking Dry handling Gravel traction Mud traction …+1
3 Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
7. ACE
6. Autobild
1. Autobild
6. Autobild
3. Autobild
3. AutoMotorSport
6. Tyre Reviews
3. Tyre Reviews
Wet braking Dry braking Wet handling Dry lane changing Exterior noise …+1
4 Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125 ! Newer model available: Hankook Ventus Prime 4
Dry braking Dry handling Exterior noise Dry driving behavior Wet circle cornering …+1
5 Hankook Ventus S1-evo
6 Hankook Ventus ST RH06
Grass traction Gravel traction Sand traction
7 Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K117
Exterior noise Rolling resistance Dry driving behavior Wet braking Wet circle cornering …+1
8 Hankook Kinergy eco2 K435
7. Firmenauto
Dry lane changing Exterior noise Comfort Rolling resistance
9 Hankook Ventus S1 evo Z K129
6. Sportauto
Aquaplaning - cross
10 Hankook Kinergy Eco K425
11 Hankook Ventus Prime 2
12 Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV K117A
13 Hankook Dynapro MT RT03

Hankook - Model comparison (2024)

1. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127

Tested 5x in 2024, 17x in total.
Test results:
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
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2. Hankook Ventus Prime 4

Tested 5x in 2024, 7x in total.
Test results:
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Great handling on dry roads
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Other Hankook summer tyres

Tyres which were not featured in any test - new models, older models and non-mainstream models.
#NameDimensionsPrice from
1 Hankook Radial Ra14
2 Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125B
3 Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV K117C
4 Hankook Optimo K406
5 Hankook Ventus Prime3 SUV K125A
6 Hankook Dynapro HT RH12
7 Hankook Radial eco RA28E
8 Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 EV SUV
9 Hankook Radial RA28
10 Hankook Ventus Prime4 SUV K135A
11 Hankook Ventus Prime4 K135
12 Hankook Dynapro MT2 RT05
13 Hankook K127 Ventus S1 Evo3
14 Hankook K435 Kinergy Eco2
15 Hankook K125 Ventus Prime3
16 Hankook Dl10+
17 Hankook Tl10+
18 Hankook TH22
19 Hankook Al10+
20 Hankook Tl20
21 Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 EV
22 Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127B
23 Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127C
24 Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 K120
25 Hankook Ventus S1 evo K107
26 Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117B
27 Hankook Optimo K415
28 Hankook Dynapro HP RA23
29 Hankook Optimo K715
30 Hankook Radial RA08
31 Hankook Dynapro AT-M RF10
32 Hankook Dynapro HP2 RA33
33 Hankook Vantra LT RA18

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