Hankook Kinergy 4S

Dry Grip 83%
Wet Grip 75%
Road Feedback 68%
Handling 68%
Wear 82%
Comfort 82%
Buy again 75%

The Hankook Kinergy 4S is a High Performance All Season tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 6 tyre reviews averaging 76% over 46,500 miles driven.

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New VS 4mm VS 2mm All Season Tyre Performance - 4th of 6 tyres

  • Overall - Like the Pirelli, the Hankook is only safe when new, with the snow and wet performance dropping with tyre wear. The dry performance increases as the tread wears. Poor wear. Conditionally recommended.

2016 Auto Express All Season Tyre Test - 4th of 6 tyres

  • Overall - Works well in the dry, less at home in the wet.

2016 AutoBild All Season Tyre Test - 5th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Precise steering response and overall good handling in the wet, good value for money
  • Negative - Wear in the snow, long braking in the dry
  • Overall - Satisfactory
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Top Hankook Kinergy 4S Review

Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a Mitsubishi Lancer 1.8 4 Door (2008) (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 3,000 average miles
These tyres replaced some nasty Nankang tyres however on my other cars i run Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2.

First impressions have been good, the wet grip is night and day in comparison to cheaper brand tyres, they handled a 70 - 0 emergency stop when a lorry pulled out in the wet very well. the car feels a lot more composed and competent. The real test will be how they cope with snow (if we get any) and how they wear during the summer months. For a everyday car they seem a good all round Tyre with the potential to offer added safety in the winter months at a good price and without the hassle of changing to winter rubber. For sporty and powerful vehicles i believe that the best is still a dedicated winter tyre and summer tyre.
30 - tyre reviewed on December 17, 2015   

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Given 79% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Golf 1.9 Tdi (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 18,000 spirited miles
My car was bought 2nd hand from a well known Scottish car dealer network, and had been fitted with some of their own branded tyres. They lasted less than a week before they were binned.

So, January of 2017 saw a set of Kinergys fitted. And they worked well in the snow, very well. They were also quite impressive in some of the torrential rain we had through the year, and pretty good in the 2 days of sunshine that passes for a Scottish summer.

I drive an estate, and tend to lug a fair amount of kit everywhere, and in an enthusiastic fashion. They've been good in almost all conditions except for some occasional understeer on a rather tight mini roundabout near home. But that's only ever been when the conditions have been greasy. Performance in heavy rain on motorways has been on a par with some of the more expensive rubber I've had fitted to other similar vehicles. But the winter performance has been impressive.

Wear has also been acceptable. Roughly 18000 miles done, the fronts are below 4mm, the rears are still above 6mm. Purely as a precaution, and because of the long term weather reports, the fronts were replaced with more of the same in the last few weeks. And, again, they have proven to be good in the snow and cold temps of the last month. At £50 a corner, they're exceptionally good value, and will be a permanent fixture on this particular vehicle for the foreseeable future.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 25, 2017   
Given 49% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 316 (205/55 R16) on mostly town for 4,500 easy going miles
We used the previous generation of these tyres the H730 and unfortunately these are a great disappointment. My wife and I have both been sliding on greasy roads - in a 90bhp bmw!! - when the previous set didn't do this even when they were nearly done - so far this set has 4500miles. I honestly won't be buying the h740s again back to the h730s if I can get them.
7 - tyre reviewed on January 19, 2017   
Given 76% (breakdown) while driving a Honda Civic Type R (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 1,000 spirited miles
So i replaced Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2's on my EP3 Civic Type R with these. I tried these tyres last year on another car when it snowed and my civic could not get out of the very steep estate and they were phenomenally good in the snow.

These tyres are very good, they do feel like they provide less feedback than the Goodyear Eagles and less lateral grip however they are still very good. I feel that the loss in summer traction/feedback is worth the advantage when its wet/cold/snow handling. They feel surprisingly planted in the wet and are still miles better in all conditions compared to cheap budget summer tyres. The car will not brake traction under hard acceleration which it would do previously on Toyo proxes..

Conclusion: Good compromise for massive winter benefits. No all season will be as good as a dedicated summer performance tyre. Snow handling profoundly strong, going up large steep hills with compacted ice and snow the car did not brake traction once.
3 - tyre reviewed on August 24, 2016   
Given 82% (breakdown) while driving a Daihatsu Trevis (155/65 R14 T) on mostly town for 10,000 easy going miles
I've bought these tyres ti replace stock tyres with a 4season.
Till now, I'm reslly satisfied on dry, wet and also snow!
Let's see during the summer
2 - tyre reviewed on February 24, 2016   
Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a Mitsubishi Lancer 1.8 4 Door (2008) (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 3,000 average miles
These tyres replaced some nasty Nankang tyres however on my other cars i run Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2.

First impressions have been good, the wet grip is night and day in comparison to cheaper brand tyres, they handled a 70 - 0 emergency stop when a lorry pulled out in the wet very well. the car feels a lot more composed and competent. The real test will be how they cope with snow (if we get any) and how they wear during the summer months. For a everyday car they seem a good all round Tyre with the potential to offer added safety in the winter months at a good price and without the hassle of changing to winter rubber. For sporty and powerful vehicles i believe that the best is still a dedicated winter tyre and summer tyre.
30 - tyre reviewed on December 17, 2015   

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