Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 86%
Road Feedback 84%
Handling 77%
Wear 82%
Comfort 80%
Buy again 85%

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 60 tyre reviews averaging 83% over 403,512 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2019 ACE Summer Tyre Test - 6th of 9 tyres

2019 AMS Summer SUV Tyre Test - 4th of 11 tyres

  • Positive - Good braking performance, good dry handling.
  • Negative - Average wet performance, sluggish steering reactions.

2019 SUV 4x4 Summer Tyre Test - 2nd of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Good dry handling, good wet and dry braking, good off road, best price / performance ratio.
  • Negative - None mentioned.
  • Overall - Exemplary.
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
471 - tyre reviewed on September 12, 2016   

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Given 74% while driving a Ford Fiesta mk7 (195/50 R15) on mostly town for 10,000 average miles
All around good tire. Had them for two summer seasons on Ford Fiesta. On wet, depending on asphalt surface it can struggle for grip at take off, slippage occurs...
46 - tyre reviewed on November 11, 2019   
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Given 76% while driving a Volvo 240 estate (195/65 R16 H) on mostly motorways for 10,000 easy going miles
I have reviewed this tyre (HVP3) before in comparison to the ContiPremiumContact 5 (CPC5) which I have on the other axle. I swapped them around a few times and kept notes (click on make and model car for my other reviews as this one is only on wear).

The 240 estate with an understressed 111 bhh engine isn't going to wear rubber in a hurry. I already wrote that the HVP3 isn't the best tyre when it comes to treadlife, but now I found something peculiar.
The HVP3 wears noticeably quicker on the rear axle than on the front. This would seem logical for a RWD car, but the CPC5 shows almost no difference between the two axles.

If this difference between front and rear wear remains the same throughout the life of the HVP3, it would actually be a worse tyre than the aleady infamous CPC5 (when it comes to treadlife, that is).

Even though this is a great tyre grip and comfort wise, mile munchers may be better off with another tyre.
3 - tyre reviewed on November 1, 2019   
Given 93% while driving a Volkswagen T Roc (215/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,500 spirited miles
Have get these tires with my new TROC, it was fitted on VW factory, well, it is comfortable, very quiet, strong, was waiting a little bit more from wet drip, but it is not sport car or hot hatch, so grip is enough in all the disciplines! Can recommend for sure!
19 - tyre reviewed on October 16, 2019   

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