Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 84%
Road Feedback 81%
Handling 77%
Wear 81%
Comfort 80%
Buy again 82%

The Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Hankook Ventus Prime2

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Tyre review data from 69 tyre reviews averaging 82% over 462,362 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2020 ADAC SUV Summer Tyre Test - 5th of 12 tyres

  • Positive - Good in the wet
  • Negative - Relatively weak on dry roads
  • Overall - Recommended

2020 Teknikens 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test - 6th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Short braking distance on wet roads, high resistance to aquaplaning.
  • Negative - The worst result in a moose test (i.e. stability during maneuvering is worse than other tires, which is a very important factor)

2020 Auto Zeitung Summer Tyre Test - 5th of 20 tyres

  • Positive - Good wet traction, short dry braking, good dry handling.
  • Negative - Understeer in the wet.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/50 R15 82H REP E A 71 7.35kgs
195/50 R15 82H REP E A 71 7.35kgs
195/50 R15 82V REP E A 71 7.35kgs
195/50 R15 82V REP E A 71 7.35kgs
205/50 R15 86V REP E A 71 7.95kgs
185/55 R15 82H REP C B 70 6.99kgs
185/55 R15 86V XL REP C A 71 7.20kgs
195/55 R15 85H REP C A 71 7.64kgs
195/55 R15 85V REP C A 71 7.64kgs
195/55 R15 89V XL REP C A 72 7.78kgs
195/55 R15 85H REP C A 71 7.45kgs
205/55 R15 88V REP C A 71 8.22kgs
205/55 R15 92V XL REP C A 71 8.22kgs
185/60 R15 84H REP C A 70 7.35kgs
185/60 R15 88H XL REP C A 71 7.53kgs
195/60 R15 88H REP C B 71 7.88kgs
195/60 R15 88V REP C B 71 7.89kgs
205/60 R15 91V REP C A 71 8.58kgs
195/65 R15 91V REP C A 71 8.51kgs
195/65 R15 91V REP C A 71 8.34kgs
195/65 R15 91H REP C A 71 8.01kgs
195/65 R15 91H REP C A 71 8.30kgs
205/65 R15 94H REP C A 71 8.76kgs
205/65 R15 94H REP C A 71 8.68kgs
195/45 R16 84V XL REP C A 72 7.10kgs
195/45 R16 84V XL REP C A 72 7.34kgs
205/45 R16 83W REP E A 71 7.78kgs
205/45 R16 83V REP E A 71 7.81kgs
215/45 R16 86H REP C A 71 7.89kgs
215/45 R16 90V XL REP C A 72 8.09kgs
195/50 R16 88V XL REP C B 72 7.45kgs
205/50 R16 87V REP C A 71 8.18kgs
205/50 R16 91W XL REP C A 72 8.36kgs
225/50 R16 92V REP C A 71 9.41kgs
225/50 R16 92W REP C A 71 9.41kgs
185/55 R16 83V REP C B 70 7.51kgs
195/55 R16 87V REP C B 71 8.12kgs
195/55 R16 87V REP C B 71 8.02kgs
195/55 R16 87W OE A B 67 7.56kgs
195/55 R16 91V XL OE C A 71 8.99kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL REP C A 72 8.89kgs
205/55 R16 94H XL OE A B 71 8.61kgs
205/55 R16 91V REP C A 71 8.94kgs
205/55 R16 94H XL REP C A 72 8.89kgs
205/55 R16 91V REP C A 71 8.81kgs
205/55 R16 94W XL REP C A 72 8.80kgs
205/55 R16 91H REP C A 71 8.59kgs
205/55 R16 91H REP C A 71 8.37kgs
205/55 R16 94W XL REP C A 72 8.89kgs
205/55 R16 91V REP C A 71 8.80kgs
205/55 R16 91H REP C A 71 8.75kgs
215/55 R16 93V REP C A 71 9.29kgs
215/55 R16 97W XL REP C A 72 10.15kgs
215/55 R16 93H REP C A 71 9.40kgs
215/55 R16 93V REP C A 71 9.15kgs
215/55 R16 97H XL REP C A 72 9.90kgs
215/55 R16 93W REP C A 71 9.15kgs
215/55 R16 97Y XL REP C A 72 10.31kgs
215/55 R16 97W XL REP C A 72 10.27kgs
215/55 R16 93V REP C A 71 9.40kgs
215/55 R16 93W REP C A 71 9.40kgs
225/55 R16 95V REP C B 71 11.04kgs
225/55 R16 99W XL REP C B 72 11.04kgs
225/55 R16 99W XL REP C B 72 10.83kgs
225/55 R16 95W REP C A 71 10.92kgs
225/55 R16 95V REP C B 71 10.81kgs
225/55 R16 99Y XL REP C A 72 11.07kgs
225/55 R16 95W REP C A 71 10.52kgs
195/60 R16 89H REP C A 71 8.12kgs
195/60 R16 89V REP C A 71 8.30kgs
205/60 R16 96V XL REP C A 72 10.06kgs
205/60 R16 96W XL REP C A 72 10.06kgs
205/60 R16 92H OE B B 66 9.26kgs
205/60 R16 96H XL REP C A 72 9.57kgs
205/60 R16 92H OE B A 70 8.86kgs
205/60 R16 92V REP C A 71 9.19kgs
205/60 R16 92H OE B A 70 8.93kgs
205/60 R16 92H REP C A 71 9.06kgs
215/60 R16 99H XL REP C A 72 10.37kgs
215/60 R16 99H XL REP C A 72 10.46kgs
215/60 R16 95V OE C A 69 10.09kgs
215/60 R16 99V XL REP C A 72 10.54kgs
225/60 R16 98W REP C A 71 10.84kgs
225/60 R16 98V REP C A 71 10.84kgs
215/65 R16 98H REP C A 71 10.33kgs
215/65 R16 98H REP C A 71 10.55kgs
215/65 R16 98V REP C A 71 10.60kgs
215/40 R17 87V XL REP C A 72 8.14kgs
245/40 R17 91W REP C A 71 9.40kgs
205/45 R17 88V XL REP C A 72 8.10kgs
215/45 R17 91W XL REP C B 72 8.64kgs
215/45 R17 91W XL REP C B 72 8.66kgs
215/45 R17 91V XL REP C A 72 8.55kgs
225/45 R17 94W XL REP C A 72 9.00kgs
225/45 R17 91Y REP C A 71 9.31kgs
225/45 R17 94V XL REP C A 72 9.24kgs
225/45 R17 94W XL REP C A 72 9.24kgs
235/45 R17 97W XL REP C A 72 10.58kgs
235/45 R17 94W REP C A 71 9.74kgs
235/45 R17 94W REP C A 71 9.82kgs
235/45 R17 97W XL REP C A 72 10.42kgs
205/50 R17 93W XL REP C B 72 8.92kgs
205/50 R17 89V REP C A 71 8.68kgs
205/50 R17 93V XL REP C B 72 8.88kgs
205/50 R17 93W XL REP C B 72 8.76kgs
215/50 R17 95V XL REP C A 72 10.04kgs
215/50 R17 95W XL REP C A 72 10.19kgs
215/50 R17 91V REP C A 71 9.24kgs
225/50 R17 94W REP C A 71 9.73kgs
225/50 R17 98W XL REP C A 72 10.64kgs
225/50 R17 98V XL REP C A 72 10.67kgs
225/50 R17 98W XL REP C A 72 10.67kgs
225/50 R17 94W REP C A 71 9.71kgs
235/50 R17 96W REP C A 71 11.23kgs
205/55 R17 95V XL REP C A 72 10.13kgs
205/55 R17 91V OE B A 70 9.11kgs
215/55 R17 94W REP C B 71 9.50kgs
215/55 R17 94V OE C A 69 10.03kgs
215/55 R17 94W REP C B 71 9.60kgs
215/55 R17 98W XL REP C B 72 10.53kgs
225/55 R17 101W XL REP C A 72 11.29kgs
225/55 R17 101W XL REP C A 72 11.48kgs
235/55 R17 103W XL REP C A 72 11.67kgs
235/55 R17 103Y XL REP C A 72 12.31kgs
235/55 R17 103W XL REP C A 72 12.09kgs
215/60 R17 96V REP C A 71 10.99kgs
225/60 R17 99V REP C A 71 11.69kgs
235/60 R17 106W XL OE B B 72 13.21kgs
225/40 R18 92W XL REP C A 72 9.44kgs
235/40 R18 95W XL REP C A 72 10.56kgs
245/40 R18 97Y XL REP C A 72 11.26kgs
215/45 R18 89V OE B B 70 9.33kgs
225/45 R18 95W XL REP C A 72 10.40kgs
225/45 R18 91V REP C A 71 9.30kgs
225/45 R18 95W XL REP       10.30kgs
235/45 R18 98W XL REP C A 72 11.04kgs
235/45 R18 98W XL REP C A 72 10.86kgs
235/45 R18 94V OE C B 71 11.58kgs
245/45 R18 100W XL REP C A 72 11.60kgs
245/45 R18 96W OE C B 71 12.12kgs
215/50 R18 92V OE C B 71 9.84kgs
215/50 R18 92H OE C B 70 11.30kgs
215/55 R18 99V XL REP C A 72 11.15kgs
235/55 R18 100H OE C B 70 13.69kgs
245/40 R19 94W OE E B 71 12.15kgs
225/55 R19 99V REP C A 71 12.75kgs
195/55 R20 95H XL REP B B 72 10.23kgs

Questions and Answers for the Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

2016-06-19 - Would these tyres (in 195/55 R16) be a good replacement for the Continental Premium Contact 2 SSR runflats that came with my MINI Cooper Clubman? I would prefer non-runflats. Thank you

The Hankook Ventus Prime3 is a very well rated tyre, and would be a fine replacement for the OE runflat Continentals. You should notice improved comfort, lower fuel use, improved wet grip and less noise, but ensure you have a plan to deal with a deflated tyre as you won't have a spare.


2016-10-07 - I live in Greece and I own a Kia Cee'd (2007). I'm going to replace the 3,5 years old tyres (Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance) but I don't know which ones are better for my car; The Hankook Ventus Prime 3 or the Michelin CrossClimate? I know that the Michelin are more expensive but I'd like to feel safe at all road conditions. Do the Hankooks ensure my driving security at a sudden snowfall? Thank you.

Only the Michelin CrossClimate tyres will work safely in snow and ice. The Goodyear and Hankook tyres are both summer tyres and as such will have very little snow and ice performance.


2018-12-25 - I have a Cayman 2.9 and am looking to run a squared setup of 245/40/18, would these be a good tyre for track and street work on a car with 265hp, or would you recommend another tyre like ps4? Also, would you recommend a square setup that low on the car, as the standard setup for a 18" cayman is 235/40/18 front and 265/40/18 rear.

Sadly I've not used the Prime3 on track, or do I know anything about changing tyre sizes on a Cayman! Perhaps check out an owners club online to see if others have made this change.


2019-08-24 - I have now 4 Michelin primacy 3 tyres on my Opel/Vauxhall Astra K 1.0. What do you recommend for a 1 pair change: Ventus prime 3 of Efficient Grip Performance? Or maybe an s1 evo 3 or a Eagle F1 assymetric 5 pair? I will start with 1 pair change beacause the profile of the other pair is still good. Thanks

The Ventus Prime 3 and Efficient Grip Performance are a more natural match for the Primacy 3, however if you want to switch to a more sporty tyre that's ok as long as it's done in pairs.


2019-10-05 - If you can choose between the Hankook Ventus Prime 3 or the Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance, what would you choose for a dynamic (but not speeding) drivestyle?

I'm afraid I've not driven the two back to back, so I'd be shooting in the dark. Some of the tests on the site should comment on the subjective handling of each tyre.


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Top Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125 Review

Given 77% while driving a Ford Ford Focus MK2 1.8 TDCi (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 4,000 spirited miles
Have been driving Hankook Ventus Prime 3 on all four corners for more than 4 000 miles now and I suppose I can say a couple of things about them. Got them new ,replacing Michelin Primacy 3 which were already with 30 000 miles under thei belt and were showing signs of wear and slipping while breaking on wet.
Internet advertising on the part of the seller was what brought me onto Hankook. Mainly their price. It was 52 euros per tire.Hawing a previously bad experience with an expensive winter Continental TS 850 I decided to try the budget end of the spectrum.
I was not wrong. It is a good tire allround. Bearing in mind that a 4000 miles is not a long mileage to be assertive in claiming something . The wear of the tires is even on all tires and it is not significant , just as you would expect for more than 4 000 miles .
The only thing tha is obvious and you can hear it now is NOISE. It started being noticeable just after 2500k but it si becoming an issue.If you are used to less noise on a good street,you start to notice it regularly. Thusfar it is the only negative thing to report about the Hankook Ventus Prime 3.
I will update this review as the miles go on and I have more on the quality of the tires. tires
512 - tyre reviewed on September 12, 2016   

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Given 53% while driving a Nissan Note 1.5 dci (185/60 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
Sucks in the wet!!!
0 - tyre reviewed on May 20, 2020   
Given 81% while driving a Mazda Demio Skyactiv (195/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 4,350 average miles
Have used around 7,000 km (4,350miles) for combined routes between city downtown and highway to the suburb in Indonesia. Sometimes pushed my car to its speedometer limit and feel confidence with this tyres for straight route like in highway. Handling a bit lesser than my previous bridgestone Turanza AR20 for quick lane change or turning in roundabout. Compared to new ar20, Comfort and noise wise much better in hankook prime3. Highly recommended.
6 - tyre reviewed on April 25, 2020   
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Given 79% while driving a Honda Accord CTDi (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 6,000 easy going miles
Havent put those tyres to the lymits, but for dayly driving they are totaly fine. I havnt noticed big diference in performance using them in hot or cold (starting from 1 degree C)temperatures. At least in road legal speeds(in Latvia its 90km/h) I use those tyres for second season(i use winter tyres in cold season,) now and havent realy noticed any wear on them. But i have driven less than 10k km with them, so its still early to judge. The ride is comfortable and quiet.
3 - tyre reviewed on April 13, 2020   
Volvo (235/45 R18 V) on mostly country roads for 1,000 average miles
Haven't had these for more than about 1000km but already they feel excellent on the car. Very well balanced, quiet and responsive.
0 - tyre reviewed on April 10, 2020   

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