Hankook Ventus S1 evo

Dry Grip 82%
Wet Grip 74%
Road Feedback 77%
Handling 74%
Wear 76%
Comfort 74%
Buy again 73%

The Hankook Ventus S1 evo is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Hankook Ventus S1 evo2

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Tyre review data from 41 tyre reviews averaging 76% over 543,510 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2015 Auto Bild Performance Tyre Test - 1st of 7 tyres

  • Positive - Balanced tyres without obvious disadvantages, the shortest braking distance in the wet, very low rolling resistance
  • Negative - None mentioned

2011 Autobild Max Performance Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Sport tires with good driving performance on wet and dry roads. Impeccable handling and Stable cornering on a wet runway. Short wet and dry braking distances, encouraging low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Average ride comfort

2010 AMS Premium Brand Tyre Test - 1st of 10 tyres

Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/40 R16 80W XL   E C 71  
215/55 R16 93H          
215/35 R17 83Y XL   C C 71  
225/45 R17 91W          
235/45 R17 97Y XL   E A 71  
245/45 R17 99Y XL   E A 71  
255/35 R18 94Y XL   E A 72  
265/35 R18 97Y XL   C B 72  
285/35 R18 101Y XL   C B 74  
205/40 R18 86Y XL   C C 71  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E A 71  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   E A 71  
215/45 R18 89Y   C C 71  
285/30 R19 94Y   C B 74  
215/35 R19 85Y XL   C C 71  
225/35 R19 88Y XL   E A 71  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E A 71  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E A 71  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E A 72  
285/35 R19 99Y   E A 74  
225/40 R19 93Y XL   E A 71  
245/40 R19 98Y XL   E A 71  
255/40 R19 100Y XL   E A 72  
275/40 R19 105Y XL   E A 71  
245/45 R19 102Y XL   E A 71  
265/25 R20 89Y XL   C B 72  
305/25 R20 97Y XL   C B 72  
325/25 R20 101Y XL   E A 72  
235/30 R20 88Y XL   E A 71  
255/30 R20 92Y XL   C B 72  
285/30 R20 99Y XL   E A 74  
265/30 R22 97Y XL   C B 72  
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Size Price Range  
195/45 R16 £56.18 - £59.00 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/50 R15 £41.17 - £44.60 (9 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £47.70 - £54.00 (11 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £75.55 - £105.90 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/45 R18 £119.05 - £125.70 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 61 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Hankook Ventus S1 evo Review

Given 33% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Fiesta (225/50 R16) on mostly town for 6,000 spirited miles
Dont bother. decent dry grip but wet grip is a disaster. Came with my new Fiesta 1.4 diesel and in the rain it is unresponsive and it aqua-planes. had to change after just 10000km. Replaced by Continental Premium Contact 5 and they made a huge difference!!
15 - tyre reviewed on November 10, 2015   

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Given 85% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 218d Active Tourer (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 200 spirited miles
I have switched to Hankook (run flats) after reading reviews for them on my car, I did have Bridgestone 050 rft. The Bridgestones had poor grip, breaking away with no warning and had serious tramlining feeling dangerous. Since getting the Hankooks they make the car feel as it should, both wet and dry performance is great, I will definately replace with the same when the time comes. I am so glad I did not wait for the old tyres to wear before replacing them!
1 - tyre reviewed on January 21, 2018   
Given 47% (breakdown) while driving a Vauxhall 1.4 auto mk3 (245/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
These where fitted by the garage when i bought the car.
Didn't like them at all, poor wet grip causing bad understeer in the damp.
Wet braking was sketchy with the cars ABS and stability control working overtime.
Dry grip isn't too bad until the price of them is considered.
Road feel and feedback not too bad but the absolute worst was the wear.... 6000 or so miles and they were worn to the tread limit.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 21, 2017   
Given 73% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Twingo RS (195/40 R17 V) on mostly country roads for 20,000 spirited miles
I had 4 on my Renault Twingo RS 133. On the dry, not much to blame this tire. Accurate, sporty behavior. But he suffers from some shortcomings on the wet. For wear, it is average.
1 - tyre reviewed on September 12, 2017   
Given 86% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Fiesta (195/50 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 35,000 average miles
I have 2013 Fiesta 1.5tdci. Between 0- 30.000km is very good handling and wet grip. But if i apply to break a little hard (with low speed) ABS moves in very often.

Between 30.000-50.000km, comfort is very good but handling and feedback lose last performance's (100to70)
They have long life, they have still 3,5mm depth.

As a result they are good tires.
3 - tyre reviewed on May 4, 2017   

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