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Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3

Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3

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Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3
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Pros and cons

  • aquaplaning-longitudinal
    Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • wet-handling
    Exceptional handling on the wet
  • dry-handling
    Great handling on dry roads
  • snow-handling
    Great handling on snow
  • wet-braking
    Short braking distance on wet roads
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Sizes

Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3 is made in 77 sizes, starting from 165/65 R14 up to 225/55 R17.
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Timeline

2022

Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3 was launched and replaced Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452.

2022

Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3 was tested 4x (Autobild,...)

2023

Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3 was tested 3x (ADAC,...)

Achievements

Best
dry-handling
Dry handling
Autoexpress 2023
Autobild 2022
Best
snow-handling
Snow handling
Autoexpress 2022
TyreReviews.com 2022
Best
aquaplaning-longitudinal
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Autobild 2022
Best
wet-braking
Wet braking
Autoexpress 2023

Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3 in tyre tests

All tyre tests where Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3 was featured:
Autoexpress
Autoexpress Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R17

Ranked #4 of 7
The Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3 ranked 4th among 7 competitors, showing a significant improvement over its debut last year. Despite trailing behind brands like Bridgestone and Continental, it narrowed the performance gap, especially in dry and wet conditions. Its performance on snow was its weakest point, being the least comfortable choice, yet it managed to secure a close 5th in those conditions when tested in Sweden. The tyre excelled in dry handling, where its ability to change direction swiftly and maintain high grip levels brought it to the forefront, marking it as the best in this discipline. Additionally, it showcased strong wet braking capabilities, coming in second only to the Continental, proving its prowess in varied wet tests. However, it struggled with fuel economy, an area that remained a downside.
Name
Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3
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ADAC
ADAC Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #7 of 16
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test1,82,0
Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS32,42,7
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ADAC
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test22.1
Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS32.82.2
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Autobild
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17
good
Ranked #7 of 19
Securing a commendable 7th place out of 19 competitors, the Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3 tire showcased a strong performance with a final rating of 'Good'. This tire distinguished itself through its innovative winter profile, balanced driving characteristics, and dynamic handling both on wet and dry surfaces. Notably, it excelled in preventing aquaplaning, ensuring a strong grip and safety during heavy rainfalls or melting snow. Further underlining its prowess, the tire was unrivaled in aquaplaning - longitudinal and dry handling, where its performance was best in class. However, despite its merits in handling and safety features, it faced criticism for its moderate tread life and average comfort levels.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+2+2+
Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS32+ 223+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17

Ranked #9 of 56
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,825,4
Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS335,326,6
Tyre Reviews
Tyre Reviews Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #3 of 9
Name
Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3
Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Autoexpress
Autoexpress Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R19

Ranked #3 of 6
Securing a respectable third place among six competitors, the Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3 made a notable debut. This tyre, newly introduced, managed to outperform other new entries, albeit it couldn't bridge the gap to the top winter performers. Despite its less comfortable performance in severely cold conditions—where it only surpassed one competitor—its excellent handling capabilities shined through. It demonstrated a superior balance that ensured car control was straightforward, attributed to its strong front grip that also enhanced its performance through turns. This balance and ease of control were apparent on wet surfaces as well, where it achieved a commendable handling score, finishing joint second. However, it couldn't consistently deliver top results across all tests. The tyre showed some weaknesses, particularly in curved aquaplaning and braking, falling more than a meter behind the leaders in braking efficiency. Although it claimed the top position in snow handling, it faced challenges in dry conditions with a braking distance three meters longer than the best, impacting its overall performance. Additionally, its fuel economy was hoped to be better, marking an area for improvement. Despite these areas, the Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3's debut showcased its potential with a mix of strengths, particularly in balance and handling, setting a solid foundation for future enhancements.
Name Points total
Best values in test100
Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS398.9
Source: www.autoexpress.co.uk

Test ratings distribution

100% (1x)85% (3x)
Highly recommendedGoodSatisfactory
1x2x1x

Ratings x Wheel size

R16R17
85% (1x)90% (3x)

Ratings x Width

205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx
85% (1x)85% (1x)92.5% (2x)

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