Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 93%
Road Feedback 83%
Handling 90%
Wear 75%
Comfort 73%
Buy again 85%

The Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

The Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 is the logical continuation of the success story of Hankooks Ultra-High Performance tyres. Like the S1 Evo 2, it offers a very safe and sporting-yet-comfortable driving experience in both dry and wet conditions. The latest member of the Hankook Ventus family, which celebrated its market launch back in 1994, sets a new focus, in particular in the area of environmental protection and resource conservation.

This tyre replaced the Hankook Ventus S1 evo2

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Tyre review data from 4 tyre reviews averaging 84% over 37,000 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2020 Tyre Market Overview Braking Test - 10th of 49 tyres

2020 ADAC 18 Inch Summer Tyre Test - 14th of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Good in the dry, low fuel consumption
  • Negative - Relatively weak in the wet
  • Overall - Recommended

2020 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test - 12th of 20 tyres

  • Positive - Convincing performance on wet and dry roads, short braking distances, good aquaplaning resistance, good price.
  • Negative - Average wear.
  • Overall - Satisfactory.
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Questions and Answers for the Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3

2019-04-01 - Anyone knows, if this tyre will come at 255/55R19 size? So far I can't find it at that size.

It is likely the SUV version of the EVO 3 will be produced in this size soon.


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Size Price Range  
215/45 R18 £90.50 - £122.42 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £74.80 - £84.86 (13 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £66.70 - £68.79 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/35 R19 £109.80 - £142.80 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 Review

Given 73% while driving a Mazda 3 2.2D 150 (215/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 19,000 spirited miles
Fitted a set of these to my Mazda3 Sport Nav. I’ve always been a fan of Hankook tyres but have had various on different cars, Michelin to Budget.

First thing you notice with these tyres is just how much they improve the ride. The car had stock Dunlop Sport Maxx TT tyres and whilst these gave a sharper steering feel you felt every little ripple in the road. The Hankooks certainly smoothed things out, with only a small trade off in steering feel. Next is the grip. In both wet and dry I’ve been known to do some pretty stupid things, but I’ve yet to trigger the ABS or lose grip with these tyres. They grip and go. Aqua planing isn’t any more of an issue than any other wider tyre.

Downside to this tyre is wear - front tyres down to 2mm after just 19k but expected with a 2.2d fwd car. Even then no noticeable loss in grip. Regarding noise it seemed quieter when I first put the tyres on, however these Mazda3’s aren’t the quietest and there is a lot of road noise coming through. Unsure if this is the tyre itself or the actual car, but on a previous vehicle (Seat Ibiza) I noticed a similar intermittent droning noise when switching from the Ventus V12 Evo to the Ventus V12 Evo2. Will be trying the Michelin PS4 now that it’s available in this size, as had on an A3 S Line Saloon, found I got around 30k on the front tyres and they’re only £10 per tyre more.
86 - tyre reviewed on April 16, 2019   

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Given 80% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 7 GTI PP DSG (235/35 R19) on mostly town for 1,000 spirited miles
Bought these tyres based on this websites reviews and videos on Youtube. Fitted approx 1,000km ago to my Mk7 Golf GTI Performance to replace the original Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres which were past their used by date. Tyres are too new to comment on wear and wet weather (has only rained once when I have been driving) but in the dry I am very happy with the grip and feedback from these tyres. The tyres are quiet and grippy, and with a treadwear of 320 they should give a good life/grip balance. They also have an attractive sidewall and tread pattern.
0 - tyre reviewed on October 16, 2020   
Given 93% while driving a Audi S3 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 11,000 spirited miles
Fitted as standard to Audi S3, I was bit worried as never considered the brand before but to my surprise the tyres have good grip wet and dry, reasonably quiet and been 11000 miles and still 4mm tread. I have had various tyres before Pirelli, Dunlop and Michelins and the Hankooks come out as good if not better than more expensive tyres. ....would have no hesitation buying again.
3 - tyre reviewed on September 17, 2020   
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Given 89% while driving a Fiat Bravo (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles
Very good tyres. If you put it on your car you Will not regret it.
21 - tyre reviewed on September 12, 2019   
Given 73% while driving a Mazda 3 2.2D 150 (215/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 19,000 spirited miles
Fitted a set of these to my Mazda3 Sport Nav. I’ve always been a fan of Hankook tyres but have had various on different cars, Michelin to Budget.

First thing you notice with these tyres is just how much they improve the ride. The car had stock Dunlop Sport Maxx TT tyres and whilst these gave a sharper steering feel you felt every little ripple in the road. The Hankooks certainly smoothed things out, with only a small trade off in steering feel. Next is the grip. In both wet and dry I’ve been known to do some pretty stupid things, but I’ve yet to trigger the ABS or lose grip with these tyres. They grip and go. Aqua planing isn’t any more of an issue than any other wider tyre.

Downside to this tyre is wear - front tyres down to 2mm after just 19k but expected with a 2.2d fwd car. Even then no noticeable loss in grip. Regarding noise it seemed quieter when I first put the tyres on, however these Mazda3’s aren’t the quietest and there is a lot of road noise coming through. Unsure if this is the tyre itself or the actual car, but on a previous vehicle (Seat Ibiza) I noticed a similar intermittent droning noise when switching from the Ventus V12 Evo to the Ventus V12 Evo2. Will be trying the Michelin PS4 now that it’s available in this size, as had on an A3 S Line Saloon, found I got around 30k on the front tyres and they’re only £10 per tyre more.
86 - tyre reviewed on April 16, 2019   

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