Hankook Ventus Prime2

Dry Grip 79%
Wet Grip 72%
Road Feedback 72%
Handling 69%
Wear 69%
Comfort 72%
Buy again 60%

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This tyre has been replaced by the Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125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 50 tyre reviews averaging 70% over 550,624 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2015 Test World Summer Tyre Test - 6th of 15 tyres

  • Positive - Short braking distance on wet surfaces. Stable handling
  • Negative - High rolling resistance
  • Overall - The Hankook Ventus Prime2 brakes effectively and maintains good grip when cornering on wet surfaces. Predictable behaviour during emergency manoeuvres in the dry. With noise and comfort there are no problems, but they have a high rolling resistance.

2015 European Tyre Test 205/55 R16 - 8th of 19 tyres

  • Positive - Good in the dry
  • Negative - A little weak in the wet, slightly high fuel consumption

2014 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test - 4th of 10 tyres

  • Overall - With a string of top five places, the Hankook Ventus Prime 2 is another strong showing from the Korean company. Beaten only by Pirelli and the Goodyear Dunlop pair, the Prime 2 was fastest during wet cornering, well controlled and stable, offered a positive turn in and finished second and fourth in the aquaplaning tests. Weaknesses? Rolling resistance and wet braking
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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.


2017-12-14 - Is this type of tyre how much does it take the cold weather? I use it now in winter. But here is no snow only rainy weather. Should I change to all-season or winter tyres or it will be okay?

As the temperature drops the rubber compound will harden and offer less grip, however if you're confident you won't need to use the car in snow and ice, the Hankook Ventus Prime 2 will be suitable for cold wet and dry motoring.


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Top Hankook Ventus Prime2 Review

Given 31% while driving a Hyundai Tucson (225/60 R17 H) on a combination of roads for 17,000 average miles
CAN NOT WAIT FOR THESE TYRES TO WEAR OUT THIS IS THE THIRD HYUNDAI I HAVE HAD ALL WITH HANKOOK TYRES ON MUST BE OWNED BY HYUNDAI HAS THEY ARE THE WORST TYRES I HAVE EVER HAD
168 - tyre reviewed on December 11, 2017   

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Given 76% while driving a Ford Fiesta mk7 (195/50 R16) on a combination of roads for 40,000 average miles
All around very good tire. Sometimes tends to struggle for grip on smooth asphalt surfaces during wet conditions.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 11, 2019   
Given 50% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 7.5 1.0 TSI (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 12,000 spirited miles
Tyres spin very easily, especially on a slight incline or in damp conditions. 12000 miles on these and have been very disappointed, new purchase is Michelin Primacy 4 and already enjoy the experience much more.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 10, 2019   
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Given 84% while driving a Kia Motors ceed (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
After 16.000 km low wear.Very good handling both dry and wet roads.The only negative is noise and consumption (maybe from high resistance).Next tyre will be ventus prime 3.
3 - tyre reviewed on November 6, 2019   
Given 93% while driving a BMW 520d (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Great tyres

In the mountains on dry in the summer i coudnt make them to loose grip at all. Amazing grip on dri and wet. I have th RUNFLAT ones wich i think it counts on curves.
5 - tyre reviewed on November 26, 2018   
Given 67% while driving a Hyundai Tucson (225/60 R17 R) on mostly town for 12,000 easy going miles
In many respects I cannot fault these tyres, they were factory fitted to the Tuscon. But having completed just 12000 miles I'm appalled that the tread has all but gone and I've been advised to replace the rear (more tread and well within legal limits) as they are PERISHED! Yes, perished - they look like they've been on an old caravan for 30 years. 2 years old and 12ooo miles is unacceptable. No more Hankook for me, back to Michelin.
8 - tyre reviewed on October 25, 2018   

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