Hankook Optimo 4S

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 86%
Road Feedback 79%
Handling 78%
Wear 76%
Comfort 87%
Buy again 89%

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

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Tyre review data from 29 tyre reviews averaging 83% over 299,852 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2012 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test - 3rd of 10 tyres

  • Positive - A good all round tyre with precise steering and stable handling properties on dry slopes; short wet and dry braking distances, low rolling resistance
  • Negative - Tendency to understeer

2011 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test - 3rd of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Good all round tyre with short braking distances and cornering stability on snow. Best aquaplaning result, direct dry handling, low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Average comfort.

2011 Auto Express Winter Tyre Test - 5th of 9 tyres

  • Overall - The best all season tyre in the test, relatively small compromises in winter and summer when compared to dedicated tyres
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Top Hankook Optimo 4S Review

Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a Chevrolet Uplander Van (225/60 R17) on mostly town for 2,400 easy going miles
I purchased these tires in October 2013. While I've only put 4200 Kms on them and mostly in snow (I am in Montreal,
Canada), I've been extremely pleased with them. As winter tires are mandatory here, I didn't want to go through the hassle of purchasing both all season and winters. The Optimo 4S is the only certified all weather tire here so I thought I'd give them a shot. So far so good. They handle extremely well in all weather conditions including deep snow and ice.
42 - tyre reviewed on April 20, 2014   

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Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota Corolla (185/65 R15 T) on mostly town for 1,000 average miles
I live in BC, Canada...and I only used all seasons tyres ever since, but this time of winter I decided to have all weather tyres on my 2003 Toyota Corolla, driving my daughters everyday to school on an uphill and downhill snowy and icy roads...The Hankook Optimo 4S 185/65R15 gave me more confidence and safe driving. The tyres deliver and I'm satisfied, went back at Canadian Tires to buy another 4 sets of tires for Honda Odessey but their is no size available 235/65R17 hopefully Hankook Tires Co. will make one?
7 - tyre reviewed on January 13, 2017   
Given 100% (breakdown) while driving a Pontiac trans am ws6 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 10 average miles
Replaced OEM Hankook on GM with 4S. Was hesitant at first with 4 seasons due to wear ability. So far the response on ice and snow has been impressive/ Will have to see hoe long the last. Drive 200k daily on highway.
9 - tyre reviewed on December 12, 2016   
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Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a CitroŽn xsara picasso (185/65 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 11,000 average miles
Great tyres, selected because I drive all year round and must get to work, even in winter. I also drive to the Alps in both summer and winter. No problems at all with handling, comfort or noise, good in dry and very good in standing water and wet. As for Snow- excellent in deep snow, ice, as in ski lift car parks. Never needed , or felt the need for chains. Max depth of snow 20cm . And this is with tyres with 11000 miles on them. - Also great value.
5 - tyre reviewed on January 24, 2016   
Given 79% (breakdown) while driving a BMW (225/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 28,000 easy going miles
After years of company cars I bought a mint '02 E39 520 SE and ran it as my full time car, including a raft of motorway and urban miles.

I needed to be able to get around during winter so I thought about getting some winter tyres to swap to, but our summers and winters in the UK midlands are so variable I'd never know when to make the swap. After researching I decided to give these Hankook optima 4S tyres a go.

Compared to the P6 cinturatos they replaced I was immediately taken with the improved wet performance, but also a bit of extra noise. I fitted them in Autumn, so I really only noticed the benefits when the first frosts arrived. The Hankooks were unaffected by even heavy frosts and dustings of snow, with grip being workable in general use. The extra confidence these tyres gave in icy conditions was excellent compared to the P6s.

The tyres did not magically turn my car into a Land Rover, but they certainly made the car much safer in poor conditions, while not compromising normal dry, warm driving too much. They never felt like "bad tyres" in the summer.

They had done 28k miles when my car was written off by a clumsy lotty driver. They still had more than 2.5 mm on them.

Recommended for drivers who want to keep moving all winter without the dry compromise of winter tyres.

I just bought some for my new e39 with 17 inch wheels on them.

6 - tyre reviewed on June 28, 2015   

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