Hankook Tire Review in Great Details

By David Barlow

Last updated: February 27, 2021
Hankook tire review

Hankook Tire reviews

General Introduction About Hankook

Hankook is a South – Korean brand found in 1941. It is one of the youngest tire manufacturers in the market, but the success it has achieved is highly respectable. 

Compared to some corporations with a half-century history of development, Hankook is a major competitor as the company quickly entered the top 7 of the world’s largest tire manufacturers. 

The company has proven its superior production by participation in the motorsport world, and partnership with some popular vehicle manufactures such as Ford or Mercedes-Benz. 

Through Hankook Tire Reviews on its website, it’s clear that the company provides first-rate products with an affordable price range. Based on Kontrol Technology philosophy, all product lines are guaranteed to maximize durability. It also comes up with the best handling, even under the worst weather conditions.  The edged patterns tire design provides more power and keeps the drivers in the right direction when traveling on snow or muddy roads.  

Besides, Hankook aims to give customers the most comfort. These tires are tested to limit noise and vibration to an optimal driving experience.  The company also offers tires with above-average temperature resistance (rated B or higher). 

Last but not least, Hankook can provide tires for racing with a top speed rating of 240 km/h. The remaining products have a minimum speed rating of 150 km/h.  

Pros And Cons of Hankook Tires

Pros

  • Traction technology
  • Vibration control
  • Tread-life warranty
  • Speed rating

Cons

  • Variety of tire size
  • The increase in noise

The Drive Test-Things To Note When Buying Hankook Tires

Control Technology

After a period of time, we realized that control technology makes a great contribution to our driving experience. It allows our car to reduce steering and to grip the road stronger. Also, sturdy shoulder blocks provide more traction, which helps us do better on corners. 

The tire is an excellent choice for rainy days, but its performance seems to be slightly reduced on snowy days. It lacks the braking and acceleration we need in rough winter weather conditions. 

Tread-life Warranty

According to the  reviews on Hankook website, most product lines have a warranty period of up to 59,000 miles, which is above the market average. In our opinion, the tread compound structure of these tires avoids exaggerated shape changes, which significantly improves their tread-life. We use our tires for more than 30,000 miles, and they still work pretty well. 

Sizes Of Tires

This is the greatest difficulty we encountered while using Hankook tires. There are five options for the two most common sizes fitting passenger vehicles include 15- and 17-inch rims. For 16-inch rims, we found seven options on Hankook’s website. 

Compared to other brands, customer choice seems to be limited as they can choose at least 20 sizes per rim on competitor’s websites. The same thing happens when we look for truck tires. 

Noise

Hankook has done a good job in producing tires with noise and vibration control technology. During the operation, the tires work stably even on the road with many obstacles. 

After a while, however, our tires seem to suffer from a loss of noise control. We find it annoying that there is quite a loud sound coming from the cabin. We reached out to customer service and only partially solved it.

Consumer Reviews by Hankook Tire Model

PASSENGER TIRE REVIEWS

Ultra High Performance Summer Grand Touring All-Season
Ventus Prime 2 Kinergy GT
Ventus Prime 2 HRS Kinergy GT HRS
Ventus S1 evo2 Optimo H426
Ventus S1 evo2 HRS Optimo H426B HRS
Grabber HD Optimo H428
Ventus S1 evo3 Optimo H725A
Ultra High Performance All-Season Standard Touring All-Season
Ventus S1 noble2 Kinergy PT H737
Ventus S1 noble2 + Kinergy ST
Grabber APT Optimo H724
Ventus S1 noble2 HRS Optimo H725
Ventus V4 ES H105
Temporary/Compact Spare
High Performance All-Season S300
Ventus V2 concept2

LIGHT TRUCK/SUV TIRE REVIEWS

Street/Sport Truck Summer Highway All-Season
Ventus S1 evo2 SUV Dynapro AS RH03
Ventus S1 evo3 SUV Dynapro HT RH12
Ventus S1 evo3 SUV HRS Smart Flex AH35
Vantra LT
Street/Sport Truck All-Season
Ventus ST RH06 On-/Off-Road All-Terrain
Dynapro AT RF08
Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Dynapro AT-M RF10
Dynapro HP2 RA33 Dynapro AT2
Dynapro HP2 Plus
Ventus AS RH07 Off-Road Maximum Traction
Dynapro MT2

David Barlow

Founder at Tire Review information World

Hi everyone, I’m David (Tireguy). I believe that finding tires can lead to a lot of confusion and frustration for almost every vehicle owner. That’s why I would like to bring my experiences and knowledges to develop a tires review community, it will give people a deeper understanding of what choosing the right tire is really like!

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