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

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Hankook is a brand renowned for its innovative approach to tyre technology, constantly pushing the boundaries of performance. From their extensive range, we have selected a few standout models based on the most recent tests to showcase Hankook's prowess in the summer tyre segment. These selections represent a blend of high performance, safety, and durability, catering to various driving preferences.


Leading our review is the Hankook Ventus Prime 4, a new tyre that replaces the Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125. It has been rigorously tested by several organizations, including Vibilagare and Autobild in tyre sizes ranging from 205/55 R16 to 225/55 R17. The Ventus Prime 4 has been praised for its convincing driving characteristics on both wet and dry surfaces, good aquaplaning safety reserves, and quiet passing noise. However, it has received criticism for average comfort and modest mileage. Despite these minor drawbacks, its competitive price point and very good value for money make it a strong contender in the market.


Another noteworthy model is the Hankook Ventus S1 evo Z K129—a tyre without previous generations, designed to excel in performance. Tested by organizations such as Autobild and Sportauto, the Ventus S1 evo Z K129 stands out for its agile steering behavior, good aquaplaning reserves, and short braking distances on wet surfaces. Nevertheless, it has been pointed out for its rear axle's tendency to oversteer on both wet and dry roads, which may concern some drivers seeking a more balanced performance.


For SUV enthusiasts, the Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 SUV K127A emerges as an exceptional option. Tested by the likes of Automotorsport and Autobild, this tyre delivers excellent dynamic wet behavior with a high grip level and straightforward controllability. It performs dynamically on dry roads, offering good comfort properties but shows some weaknesses in curve aquaplaning and fast lane-changing stability. Despite its modest traction in sand and slight understeer in wet conditions, its overall balanced secure driving qualities make it a top pick for SUV drivers.


Lastly, the Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127, a tyre presented as ultra-high performance (UUHP), showcases balanced sporty profile with dynamic handling qualities on both wet and dry surfaces. Highly rated by Autozeitung and Tyre Reviews, among others, for its very good wet braking performance and agile steering behavior, the Ventus S1 evo3 K127 also highlights its energy-efficient rolling resistance. However, it’s noteworthy that its performance in curve aquaplaning safety reserves and mileage could see improvement.


In conclusion, Hankook continues to impress with its summer tyre lineup, offering drivers various options that excel in performance, safety, and innovation. Whether you prioritize dynamic handling, comfort, or a balance of performance attributes, Hankook’s carefully engineered summer tyres are designed to meet and exceed expectations.

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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 S1 evo3 SUV K127A
84.4%
86.8%
89.7%
2024:
6. Autobild
2. Automotorsport
2022:
2. Autobild
4. Tyre Reviews
Grass traction Comfort Dry braking Dry handling Dry steering response …+1
2 Hankook Ventus Prime 4
76%
83.9%
72.3%
2024:
8. ADAC
8. Autobild
4. Autobild
3. Autobild
6. Vibilagare
2023:
9. ADAC
5. Autobild
9. Autoklub ČR
7. Tyre Reviews
Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry braking Exterior noise Wet braking Aquaplaning - cross …+1
3 Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
81.4%
83.1%
78.4%
2024:
3. Autozeitung
2023:
7. ACE
6. Autobild
1. Autobild
2022:
6. Autobild
3. Autobild
3. AutoMotorSport
6. Tyre Reviews
3. Tyre Reviews
Wet braking Dry braking Exterior noise Wet handling Dry lane changing …+1
4 Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125 ! Newer model available: Hankook Ventus Prime 4
73.1%
92%
80.3%
2022:
8. ADAC
Dry braking Dry handling Exterior noise Dry driving behavior Wet circle cornering …+1
5 Hankook Ventus S1 evo Z K129
81.8%
49.8%
2024:
5. Autobild
2022:
6. Sportauto
Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal

Hankook - Model comparison (2024)

1. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127

/81%
Tested 6x in 2024, 18x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Great handling on dry roads
Minuses:
    -
check the prices for Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127

2. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 SUV K127A

/92%
Tested 2x in 2024, 4x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
Minuses:
    -
check the prices for Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 SUV K127A

3. Hankook Ventus Prime 4

/85%
Tested 9x in 2024, 11x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Great handling on dry roads
Minuses:
  • Below average aquaplaning resistance
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4. Hankook Ventus S1 evo Z K129

/67%
Tested 1x in 2024, 2x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
    -
Minuses:
  • Poor 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 S1 evo2 SUV K117C
3 Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125B
4 Hankook Optimo K406
5 Hankook Ventus Prime3 SUV K125A
6 Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 EV SUV
7 Hankook Radial RA28
8 Hankook Dynapro HT RH12
9 Hankook Radial eco RA28E
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 Tl10+
17 Hankook Dl10+
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 Dynapro MT RT03
34 Hankook Vantra LT RA18

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