Hankook Ventus ST

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 82%
Road Feedback 84%
Handling 83%
Wear 94%
Comfort 89%
Buy again 91%

The Hankook Ventus ST is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to SUV and 4x4

Also known as the Ventus ST RH06

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Tyre review data from 15 tyre reviews averaging 87% over 10,475,040 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2018 All Road 265/60 R18 4x4 Tyre Test - 1st of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Good off-road, high resistance to aquaplaning, short braking distances in the wet, well priced.
  • Negative - High rolling resistance.
  • Overall - Test winner.

2013 Auto Review Sports SUV Summer Test - 11th of 11 tyres

  • Overall - The Hankook RH06 has the worst wet grip in the test, with wet braking increased by over 10 meters from 50 mph and a poor balance. In the dry the grip is ok, but the tyre often has a double stab at the corner leading to unpredictability. Unpleasant and unsafe. Best traction in the sand, but they're the only tyre marked M+S in the test.

2010 Auto Zeitung 4x4 Tyre Test - 6th of 8 tyres

  • Overall - The Hankook RH06 is let down by it's dry performance and rolling resistance
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275/40 R20 £127.70 - £164.11 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Available in 13 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Hankook Ventus ST Review

Given 94% while driving a Land Rover Range Rover Sport (285/40 R22 W) on mostly country roads for 50,000 average miles
I put these on my 2008 Range Rover Sport as the Pirelli Scorpions didn't seem to last too long, and I was amazed by these tyres. More comfortable ride, very quiet, fuel economy increased by 2mpg, and, get this, on a big heavy vehicle, these tyres lasted 50,000 miles!!! Will defo buy again for any vehicle
64 - tyre reviewed on February 19, 2016   

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Given 87% while driving a Porsche Cayenne Turbo (275/40 R20 W) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
Initially bought these tyres due to availability for my vehicle. I had recently removed some fairly squirmy and overall understeer prone Michelins and figured that the heavy front end of the car was to blame. Boy was I wrong.

This car weighs near enough 3 tons, generates well over 500 hp and these tyres don't seem to care. They are a touch wrigglier in the wet and towards the end of their life but even then are oh so predictable. For a summer tyre, they are pretty respectable in the North's snow and ice too, particularly taking the vehicle mass and tyre width into account.

Considering the half-worn Michelins that came with the car lasted 4000 miles, I did not expect to get near enough 30000 miles on the front axle and half that at the rear. To put that in context the front discs have worn out at the same rate. I did initially have some issue with uneven wear on the rears but this has not recurred since aligning the 10 year old car for the first time in its life.

These tyres are not about to get your Chelsea tractor to win your local autocross but they punch well above their cost and were pleasantly surprising when the weather got tough. I am keen to try some other rubber for this nugget of a car but would totally recommend these for any heavy, overpowered car that excels in wallet damage.
0 - tyre reviewed on March 18, 2019   
Given 100% while driving a Land Rover Range Rover Sport (275/40 R20 W) on a combination of roads for 40 spirited miles
Originally picked these up in summer 2014 for about £120 per corner, on the recommendation of a friend in the motor trade. Upon fitting, the difference between them and the previous tyres (Continentals with about 16k on them) was staggering. Quieter, better fuel economy, improved grip in both the wet and the dry, you name it and the Hankook Ventus ST beats the Contis hands down.

We've taken our car across France on the autoroutes at speeds that English police would claim is unsafe, and the Hankooks provide everything you could possibly want when driving a fast, heavy, expensive car. Great grip, precise handling, slow to wear down, surefooted in heavy rain. Really impressive tyre in every way. Whilst my other half drives like Morgan Freeman in a heartwarming movie, I like to squeeze every last ounce of performance out of the car - the tyres take a beating when I drive, and they have stood up admirably to everything I have thrown at them.

Fast forward to autumn 2018 and having done 40,000 miles we finally need to replace two of the four, because they are down to about 3mm. A bit of research demonstrates that although the price has risen to £157 per corner, the Ventus ST is still the best value tyre out there for the Range Rover Sport. Pirelli alternatives are more expensive but no better, Continentals are more expensive and distinctly worse. Bridgestone Duelers are far more expensive and arguably worse than the Contis, so that only leaves Michelin as a viable alternative... and they start at over £200 per tyre.

The Ventus ST isn't fabulous off-road. Wet grass is no particular problem, nor is gravel or shallow mud. When you start splashing around in deep mud however, you are going to find that there is a limit. It's miles better than the Bridgestone Dueler (we have these fitted to a Toyota Hilux and they are complete rubbish), but that's not exactly a benchmark!

A final mention regarding snow performance: living in southern England means we very rarely see any snow, so I can't really say how the Ventus ST performs in that regard.

All in all, I simply don't understand why these tyres aren't fitted as the default option coming out of the factory. The quite simply urinate all over the opposition.
1 - tyre reviewed on October 29, 2018   
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Given 89% while driving a Volkswagen Touareg (275/50 R19 W) on mostly town for 35,000 average miles
I ran these tyres twice on my old 2007 VW Touareg V8. That thing chewed up tyres very quickly. These were the longest lasting and most evenly wearing tyre I ran. Other tyres lasted as little as 12,000km. The Hankook Ventus RH06 lasted a good 30,000+km. Not great but still way better than all the other tyres I ran on that car and I clocked up 200,000+km before selling it.
2 - tyre reviewed on July 16, 2018   
Given 90% while driving a Dodge Nitro (275/45 R20 V) on a combination of roads for 35,000 spirited miles
Improved the handling vastly rear end no longer wants to spin out quite compared to the Goodyear that Dodge fitted
0 - tyre reviewed on October 11, 2017   
Given 71% while driving a Dodge Durango (275/60 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 20,000 easy going miles
The tyres are as they wear off getting quite noisy. But overall an impressive tyre.
4 - tyre reviewed on August 14, 2017   

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