Hankook Ventus S1 evo

Dry Grip 81%
Wet Grip 73%
Road Feedback 76%
Handling 73%
Wear 75%
Comfort 73%
Buy again 70%

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This tyre has been replaced by the Hankook Ventus S1 evo2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 43 tyre reviews averaging 74% over 544,521 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 EVO Max Performance Tyre Test - 2nd of 10 tyres

  • Overall - Although the Hankook S1 Evo only managed a single top place (its subjective feel on the dry track) the rest of its results were strong enough to give it a close second behind the Conti and a whisker ahead of the Goodyear.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/50 R15 82H OE E C 70 7.66kgs
195/50 R15 82V OE E C 70 7.66kgs
195/45 R16 84V XL OE E C 71 7.94kgs
205/55 R16 91V OE E B 70 8.78kgs
205/55 R16 91H OE E B 70 9.00kgs
215/55 R16 93V OE E B 71 9.95kgs
195/40 R17 81W XL REP C C 71 7.32kgs
225/40 R18 88W REP E B 70 11.69kgs
275/45 R19 108Y XL REP E A 71 14.43kgs
285/25 R20 93Y XL REP E A 74 11.31kgs
245/30 R20 90Y XL REP E A 71 9.83kgs
285/30 R20 99Y XL REP E A 74 12.38kgs
245/35 R20 95Y XL REP E A 71 10.43kgs
345/25 R21 105Y XL REP E A 72 15.37kgs
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Size Price Range  
195/45 R16 £57.70 - £75.79 (9 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/50 R15 £46.90 - £59.93 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/40 R18 £139.00 - £142.40 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 21 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!!
44 - tyre reviewed on November 10, 2015   

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Given 50% while driving a MINI MINI COUNTRYMAN S ALL4 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 11 average miles
I have 4No Hankook Ventus S1 evo tyres fitted on a 2017 Mini Countryman Cooper SD which has now covered 11,767 miles from new, with one pair having 6mm of wear left and one pair with 4.5mm of wear left, all 4No tyres have started to perish around the outer treads and 2No in particular are perishing around the tyres in the inner grooves, I have been advised to replace these or risk a high speed blow out, I have contacted Hankook Tyres UK who have stated that they take these matters seriously but would need the tyres returned to them through the vehicle dealership in the cases of original equipment fitment to consider a warranty claim, what's the car going to run on during this period?, I will let everyone draw their own conclusions as to quality and warranty
3 - tyre reviewed on August 28, 2019   
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   
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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!
7 - tyre reviewed on January 21, 2018   
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   

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