Hankook Winter i cept RS2

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 87%
Road Feedback 77%
Handling 84%
Wear 88%
Comfort 77%
Buy again 95%
Snow Grip 85%
Ice Grip 77%

The Hankook Winter i cept RS2 is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 15 tyre reviews averaging 84% over 93,800 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2018 AMS Winter Tyre Test - 4th of 11 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent snow grip and handling, safe balance in the wet and dry.
  • Negative - Relatively long dry braking, high rolling resistance.
  • Overall - Highly recommended.

2018 Auto Express Winter Tyre Test - 3rd of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Best winter tyre in the snow, excellent aquaplaning resistance, well priced.
  • Negative - High rolling resistance.

2018 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test - 5th of 22 tyres

  • Positive - Premium tyres with excellent handling qualities in all weather conditions. Low wear, good price / performance ratio.
  • Negative - Slightly high rolling resistance.
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Questions and Answers for the Hankook Winter i cept RS2

2017-10-10 - I would like to know when this mid-life update was implemented ... Which date code to look on tyres sidewalls ? Actually I m on a set of RS2 dating week 39of 2015 . I ll get another set for sure if i get an answer for this

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Top Hankook Winter i cept RS2 Review

Given 93% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 6 GT (205/55 R16 T) on a combination of roads for 39,000 easy going miles
Excellent grip of the tires. I expected more comfortable, and safe. I would recommend, quality tires
197 - tyre reviewed on October 8, 2016   

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Given 84% while driving a Suzuki CELERIO (175/65 R14 T) on a combination of roads for 7,500 average miles
Reliable tyres with normal roadfeeling and a good balance between comfort and stability. They have handled very well in rain, dry, snow and slush. They are remarkably resistant to aquaplaning. Was on the passing lane on highway going 110 km/h or maybe more shortly after some heavy rain and there was a section where the entire left lane was flooded. 2-3 inches of standing water for at least 50 meters and these just ploughed right through, not letting go at all. Given the tyres are fairly new, but still, I've tried aquaplaning on less water on other tyres with plenty of tread. I can hardly tell any sign of wear after 1 winter and around 12000 km. I've noticed around 10-15% increase in fuel consumption, compared to the eco summer tyres, (Bridgestone Ecopia EP150, 165/65R14 79S), but the Hankooks have a much better roadfeeling and are way more stable at highway speeds.
Would deffo buy again!
0 - tyre reviewed on July 4, 2019   
Given 91% while driving a Hyundai I10 (175/65 R14 T) on mostly country roads for 3,000 average miles
Winter arrived tonight and i got to see how these worked in the snow. i was stuck in a traffic queue with all the cars around be obviously struggling for grip. Being a narrow bendy lane i could not go around. When i finally neared the front of the queue (two hours to travel about a mile and a half), i saw the reason was a hill that cars were struggling to get up. Locals were out trying to push the cars up the hill. I had room to go around now, so i drove up the hill and just drove home. I even had the confidence to stop on the hill to let a tractor out (which was pulling a car). Stunning snow performance. At no point did i feel loss of grip. I even left a new range rover in my wake.
These tyres do feel spongier than my previous all seasons. but if you aren't a racer, what does it matter. Excellent in the rain. Aquaplaning seems to be non existent with these (but then my tyres are skinny also). Would i buy these again ? hands down yes !
Final thought - Winter tyres should be a legal requirement at this time of year. If they were i would have been home 2 hours earlier.
0 - tyre reviewed on February 1, 2019   
These are the best tyres in the world. Watch now!
Given 73% while driving a Dacia Logan (185/65 R15 T) on a combination of roads for 1,800 average miles
This is an update of my previous review. I've added some extra miles to the tyres (around 800) in real winter conditions. They are excellent on slush as far as grip is concerned. However, snow grip is average. Worst still, ice grip is rather disappointing, but that's acceptabile for non-stud winter tyres. Overall impression is good, though I would reccommend these tyres for milder climate, where snow is not present full time over the winter season.
1 - tyre reviewed on January 19, 2019   
Given 67% while driving a Dacia Logan (185/65 R15 T) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
These tyres were not my first option as I was looking for Nokian WR D4 (which were up for delivery only by the end of November).
Dry grip on Hankook was a bit disappointing at first until they started to break-in. 1000 miles later, dry grip seems to have improved.
Wet grip has been good right from the start.
I haven't had the chance to test them on snow yet.
Noise level is a bit on the high side even at lower speed.
Overall, I am happy with the choice I've made.
1 - tyre reviewed on November 26, 2018   

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