Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 89%
Road Feedback 85%
Handling 71%
Wear 87%
Comfort 78%
Buy again 87%
Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

The Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Hankook Ventus Prime2

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Tyre review data from 26 tyre reviews averaging 84% over 84,750 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2016 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 15 tyres

  • Positive - Very good on dry and wet roads, good value for money, accurate and quick steering response, very short braking distances on dry and wet roads, low wear
  • Negative - Average resistance to aquaplaning
  • Overall - Exemplary

2017 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Shootout - 2nd of 43 tyres

2016 Market Overview - Braking Test - 2nd of 50 tyres

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Questions and Answers for the Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

2016-06-19 - Would these tyres (in 195/55 R16) be a good replacement for the Continental Premium Contact 2 SSR runflats that came with my MINI Cooper Clubman? I would prefer non-runflats. Thank you

The Hankook Ventus Prime3 is a very well rated tyre, and would be a fine replacement for the OE runflat Continentals. You should notice improved comfort, lower fuel use, improved wet grip and less noise, but ensure you have a plan to deal with a deflated tyre as you won't have a spare.


2016-10-07 - I live in Greece and I own a Kia Cee'd (2007). I'm going to replace the 3,5 years old tyres (Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance) but I don't know which ones are better for my car; The Hankook Ventus Prime 3 or the Michelin CrossClimate? I know that the Michelin are more expensive but I'd like to feel safe at all road conditions. Do the Hankooks ensure my driving security at a sudden snowfall? Thank you.

Only the Michelin CrossClimate tyres will work safely in snow and ice. The Goodyear and Hankook tyres are both summer tyres and as such will have very little snow and ice performance.


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Size Price Range  
195/55 R15 £55.02 - £87.20 (25 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £38.00 - £45.00 (20 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £43.88 - £57.30 (42 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R17 £78.00 - £79.50 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £60.25 - £73.90 (20 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/45 R17 £66.08 - £86.90 (19 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 48 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125 Review

Given 77% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Ford Focus MK2 1.8 TDCi (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 4,000 spirited miles
Have been driving Hankook Ventus Prime 3 on all four corners for more than 4 000 miles now and I suppose I can say a couple of things about them. Got them new ,replacing Michelin Primacy 3 which were already with 30 000 miles under thei belt and were showing signs of wear and slipping while breaking on wet.
Internet advertising on the part of the seller was what brought me onto Hankook. Mainly their price. It was 52 euros per tire.Hawing a previously bad experience with an expensive winter Continental TS 850 I decided to try the budget end of the spectrum.
I was not wrong. It is a good tire allround. Bearing in mind that a 4000 miles is not a long mileage to be assertive in claiming something . The wear of the tires is even on all tires and it is not significant , just as you would expect for more than 4 000 miles .
The only thing tha is obvious and you can hear it now is NOISE. It started being noticeable just after 2500k but it si becoming an issue.If you are used to less noise on a good street,you start to notice it regularly. Thusfar it is the only negative thing to report about the Hankook Ventus Prime 3.
I will update this review as the miles go on and I have more on the quality of the tires. tires
161 - tyre reviewed on September 12, 2016   

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Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 320 d (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
I have only 1500km with them and the wear for now is minimum. Very quiet and comforttable tire. Wet and Dry feedback is good, but this is not sporty tires. This is maybe one of best touring tires for me. I recommend for everyone who want to buy good touring tires for nice price.
0 - tyre reviewed on April 24, 2017   
Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a Subaru Legacy (205/50 R16) on mostly town for 5,000 average miles
Not much to say. I do not have the experience with this car as it was new for me and I changed the tires just when I bought it. But overall they seem extremely good. I am a falken boy as I always have falkens in everycar I have but the shop persuade me that these are better than the Ziez914 and they are astonishing good. They are very comfortable and that is the number one for a touring tire, plus they are very good in the wet.
I recommend them for every touring car. When you push them they show also extremely good handling. The wear is also minimum. I am waiting to see the full lifetime as falken's greatest benefit is the very good performance through their lifetime.
4 - tyre reviewed on April 11, 2017   
Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a Peugeot 306 (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
im very satissfitted with hankooks k 125..very good tyres..excellent value for money option..
27 - tyre reviewed on December 7, 2016   
Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a SEAT Altea (205/55 R17 H) on mostly motorways for 8,000 easy going miles
Very pleased with tire. After 15000km almost no sign of wear. Best touring tire for me.
25 - tyre reviewed on October 1, 2016   

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