Hankook Ventus S1 evo

Dry Grip 81%
Wet Grip 73%
Road Feedback 76%
Handling 73%
Wear 76%
Comfort 74%
Buy again 72%

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This tyre has been replaced by the Hankook Ventus S1 evo2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 42 tyre reviews averaging 75% over 544,510 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2018 Auto Bild 20 inch UHP Tyre Test - 3rd of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Short braking distances in any weather, good steering response and car balance, good price / performance ratio.
  • Negative - Average aquaplaning.

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

2012 Auto Bild 20 inch Tyre Test - 5th of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Well balanced sports tyre, stable corning on wet and dry roads, high steering precision and good feedback.
  • Negative - Slightly increased rolling resistance.
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 £58.90 - £61.30 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/50 R15 £41.10 - £48.00 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £87.90 - £95.20 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/40 R18 £115.50 - £128.00 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 42 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Hankook Ventus S1 evo Review

Given 33% 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!!
35 - tyre reviewed on November 10, 2015   

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Given 41% while driving a Ford Fiesta (195/50 R15 V) on mostly country roads for 1,000 spirited miles
I can't believe how bad these tyres are considering the good reviews they get in larger sizes. I know that tyre manufacturers use different compounds and carcasses for different sizes but in this size on this car (195/50R15) they are awful. They feel like they've been designed for taxi drivers and slow drivers. Compared to the Turanza T001 Evo tyres I had before they have no steering feel, a harder ride, less grip and zero progression at the limit they just snap into understeer. I've driven budget tyres for less money that are better overall. The good thing about them is that they aren't noisy the hard tread means they wear slowly. For the tiny price difference per corner (about £3-9) I'd buy a better tyre from Bridgestone, Michelin or Continental unless you drive slowly and want a tyre that lasts a long time.
0 - tyre reviewed on July 11, 2019   
Given 85% 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!
5 - tyre reviewed on January 21, 2018   
These are the best tyres in the world. Watch now!
Given 47% 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.
2 - tyre reviewed on November 21, 2017   
Given 73% 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.
2 - tyre reviewed on September 12, 2017   
Given 86% 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.
5 - tyre reviewed on May 4, 2017   

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