Hankook Ventus Prime2

Dry Grip 79%
Wet Grip 72%
Road Feedback 70%
Handling 68%
Wear 70%
Comfort 72%
Buy again 62%
Hankook Ventus Prime2

The Hankook Ventus Prime2 is a Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

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Tyre review data from 38 tyre reviews averaging 70% over 349,024 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2012 Autoreview Touring Tyre Test - 1st of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Best aquaplaning result, strong grip on dry and wet roads
  • Negative - A little unstable during the wet handling tests

2014 Auto Bild 50 Summer Tyre Shootout - 2nd of 50 tyres

2014 Auto Review Summer Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 - 3rd of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Good wet grip, good handling in the dry, low noise
  • Negative - Average wet grip, comfort
  • Overall - This year, the Hankook OE approved for much of the Mercedes S-Class, and we can see why! The Hankook Ventus Prime2 provide excellent traction on wet roads and confidently resist aquaplaning. On a wet track the car's behavior is rather darty - somewhat reminiscent of driving on tyres Pirelli, but they both allow you to go fast. And on dry pavement - quickly and enjoyably. Reaction to steering clear and accurate even at a speed of 150 km / h, and for the comfort of the tyres, Hankook has the same evaluations as Pirelli. Nois is the same, and the difference is that the Hankook slightly stiffer respond to small irregularities, but slightly softer for larger bumps. Are you still wondering about the Korean origin tyres? Not us. At least for summer tyres, Hankook can be put on the premium cars. The winter models are still lagging behind, for now...
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Questions and Answers for the Hankook Ventus Prime2

2016-04-15 - Please could you give me rough estimate on how many miles I should be fit to get out of front tyres on 2016 Hyundai tuscon 2016 ? , best regards

Tyre mileage is extremely variable based on driving style, conditions and load. Looking at the reviews, if you have an average driving style, the Hankook Prime 2 should see around 20,000 miles on the front.


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Size Price Range  
185/55 R15 £49.36 - £60.50 (10 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/50 R17 £70.84 - £86.40 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £43.24 - £69.80 (57 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £60.08 - £87.70 (28 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/50 R17 £80.92 - £117.40 (10 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 44 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Hankook Ventus Prime2 Review

Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Volvo V70 2.5 (225/45 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 12 average miles
have these in XL format on the front of an ageing Volvo V70 auto, maybe it's the XL variant making the difference but they have been fantastic... quiet, sure footed and lasted over 12k on a car that normally requires new tyres after about 7-8k..... they have done a mixture of dual / motorway and very wet Welsh country roads and are about to be replaced with 2.5-3mm left on them..... and just because it's a Volvo I do not drive like the pipe and trilby brigade
couple of things that may contribute towards my success with them, as said previous, XL variant used, which for some reason carries a double B rating whereas the 91s are higher... car is always fully geo-tracked on a hunter machine, wheels also balanced on Hunter equipment and tyres nitrogen filled, that said have used other tyres with lesser results.....
they seem well suited to my vehicle and that could also be part of the success, have had some tyres which were great on one car and awful on another
13 - tyre reviewed on May 12, 2015   

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Given 74% (breakdown) while driving a Hyundai i30 CRDi (225/55 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 50,000 spirited miles
These tyres came as OE fitment to the car; My 2012 Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi Elite came with Hankook Ventus Prime 2 K115 205/55 R16 91 H tyres (EAN: 8808563330099). Its factory default values are Class E for fuel efficiency and Class A for wet grip and 69 dB external rolling noise according to official company website. I had almost 80.000 kms (ie. 50.000 miles) with the very same tires. The wear is extremely low, I had been told that I could use them for another 15.000 kms (~9.000 miles) due to authorized service. Of course the wear is closely related to driving style and the road conditions. But, I could assure you the tyres even stand for the harsh road conditions in Turkey and my aggressive driving style with lots of immediate brakes and fast pace changes. Anyway, I am far from glad about the wear condition of this tire comparing it to the ones I used so far. However, on the contrary; the comfort, the road feedback and the overall feeling of the tires are far from average, making it one of the worst I could ever experience. They are noisy, cannot respond well on almost all surfaces except dry and paved roads. They are especially useless on wet grip and winter conditions where any amount of snow cause serious trouble. I will not prefer to buy these tires although they are cheap and endurable. I will definitely opt for buying a more secure and comfortable one rather than this. But this one is still an economical choice for those using it mainly on paved roads and dry conditions.

0 - tyre reviewed on January 23, 2017   
Given 63% (breakdown) while driving a Volvo s60 D5 (163) (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 8,000 average miles
Had these tyres on the front for only 11 months and around 8000 miles and they're almost down to the wear blocks. The S60 is a heavy, powerful car and known for getting though tyres but expected Hankooks to last a bit longer @ £75 each. The grip and feel have been great, much better than the cheapies I bought the car with, but have become progressively noisy and seem to reverberate every bump and pothole back into the cabin now. I'm waiting for some Michelin Primacy 3's to put on the front, more expensive but I value grip over wear.
2 - tyre reviewed on December 8, 2016   
Given 94% (breakdown) while driving a Subaru Forester (245/45 R19 V) on a combination of roads for 21,500 spirited miles
An exceptional tyre - have manged 21k miles on a set fitted to a Subaru Forester (rotated at 12k). Stunning wear rate, excellent limit handling slight drop in fuel mileage - but I don't drive for economy anyway.

You will struggle to find a better set of boots
2 - tyre reviewed on December 4, 2016   
Given 39% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Yeti (195/55 R16) on mostly country roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Very disappointed with these tyres. Feedback low and nosie too high. They are also wearing far too fast. Winter has set in, and I have no confidence in these whatsoever. Even though there is still a bit of tread - I will be ditching these and spending the rest of the night checking out other tyre reviews!
1 - tyre reviewed on November 20, 2016   

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