Continental PremiumContact 7 vs Hankook Ventus Prime 4

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Continental PremiumContact 7 and the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

The good news is that both the Continental PremiumContact 7 and Hankook Ventus Prime 4 are Premium Touring Summer tyres designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars, which means comparing the two tyres is relatively simple.

Both tyres are hugely popular in the market place with drivers, and both have been featured in independent tyre tests.

PremiumContact-7 VS Ventus-Prime-4

Test Results

Independent comparison tyre tests are the best source of data to get tyre information from, and the good news is there have been six tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these six tests:

  • Continental PremiumContact 7 finished ahead of the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 in six of the tests

While it might look like the Continental PremiumContact 7 is better than the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 purely based on the higher number of test wins, tyres are very complicated objects which means where one tyre is better than the other can be more important in real world use.

Lets look at how the two tyres compare across multiple tyre test categories.

Dry Braking

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Continental PremiumContact 7 was better during six dry braking tests. On average the Continental PremiumContact 7 stopped the vehicle in 3.1% less distance than the Hankook Ventus Prime 4.

Continental PremiumContact 7
35.66M
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
36.8M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Continental PremiumContact 7

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 35.27M Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 36.09M
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 35.6M Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 36.3M
2024 Summer Tyre Market Overview
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 35.4M Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 35.9M
2024 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 35.4M Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 38.1M
2024 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 35.4M Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 35.9M
2024 Motorhome Summer Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 36.9M Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 38.5M

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental PremiumContact 7 was better during two dry handling [s] tests. On average the Continental PremiumContact 7 was 0.96% faster around a lap than the Hankook Ventus Prime 4.

Continental PremiumContact 7
53.47s
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
53.99s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Continental PremiumContact 7

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 51.73s Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 51.78s
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 55.2s Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 56.2s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental PremiumContact 7 was better during one dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Continental PremiumContact 7 was 0.56% faster around a lap than the Hankook Ventus Prime 4.

Continental PremiumContact 7
97.35Km/H
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
96.8Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Dry Handling [Km/H]: Continental PremiumContact 7

2024 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 115.5Km/H Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 115.6Km/H
2024 Motorhome Summer Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 79.2Km/H Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 78Km/H

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental PremiumContact 7 was better during one subj. dry handling tests. On average the Continental PremiumContact 7 scored 10% more points than the Hankook Ventus Prime 4.

Continental PremiumContact 7
100 Points
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
90 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Continental PremiumContact 7

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 100 Points Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 90 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Continental PremiumContact 7 was better during six wet braking tests. On average the Continental PremiumContact 7 stopped the vehicle in 7.99% less distance than the Hankook Ventus Prime 4.

Continental PremiumContact 7
36.16M
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
39.3M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Continental PremiumContact 7

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 31.58M Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 34.12M
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 51.1M Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 56M
2024 Summer Tyre Market Overview
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 25.8M Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 27.7M
2024 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 28.5M Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 32.8M
2024 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 40.3M Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 43.3M
2024 Motorhome Summer Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 39.7M Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 41.9M

Wet Braking - Concrete

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental PremiumContact 7 was better during one wet braking - concrete tests. On average the Continental PremiumContact 7 stopped the vehicle in 18.16% less distance than the Hankook Ventus Prime 4.

Continental PremiumContact 7
32M
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
39.1M
Wet braking on Concrete in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Concrete: Continental PremiumContact 7

2024 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 32M Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 39.1M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental PremiumContact 7 was better during two wet handling [s] tests. On average the Continental PremiumContact 7 was 3.11% faster around a wet lap than the Hankook Ventus Prime 4.

Continental PremiumContact 7
84.33s
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
87.04s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Continental PremiumContact 7

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 84.85s Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 86.47s
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 83.8s Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 87.6s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental PremiumContact 7 was better during two wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Continental PremiumContact 7 was 1.18% faster around a wet lap than the Hankook Ventus Prime 4.

Continental PremiumContact 7
71.95Km/H
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
71.1Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Wet Handling [Km/H]: Continental PremiumContact 7

2024 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 75.5Km/H Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 74.3Km/H
2024 Motorhome Summer Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 68.4Km/H Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 67.9Km/H

Subj. Wet Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental PremiumContact 7 was better during one subj. wet handling tests. On average the Continental PremiumContact 7 scored 5% more points than the Hankook Ventus Prime 4.

Continental PremiumContact 7
100 Points
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
95 Points
Subjective Wet Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Wet Handling: Continental PremiumContact 7

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 100 Points Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 95 Points

Wet Circle

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental PremiumContact 7 was better during one wet circle tests. On average the Continental PremiumContact 7 had 7.2% higher lateral wet grip than the Hankook Ventus Prime 4.

Continental PremiumContact 7
6.53m/s
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
6.06m/s
Lateral wet grip in m/s squared, higher is better

Best In Wet Circle: Continental PremiumContact 7

2024 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 6.53m/s Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 6.06m/s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Continental PremiumContact 7 was better during four straight aqua tests. On average the Continental PremiumContact 7 floated at a 1.27% higher speed than the Hankook Ventus Prime 4.

Continental PremiumContact 7
80.26Km/H
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
79.24Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Continental PremiumContact 7

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 74.91Km/H Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 73.6Km/H
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 76Km/H Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 74Km/H
2024 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 74Km/H Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 74.3Km/H
2024 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 82.5Km/H Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 81.3Km/H
2024 Motorhome Summer Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 93.9Km/H Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 93Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Continental PremiumContact 7 was better during three curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Continental PremiumContact 7 slipped out at a 2.26% higher speed than the Hankook Ventus Prime 4.

Continental PremiumContact 7
5.75m/sec2
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
5.62m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Continental PremiumContact 7

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 3.3m/sec2 Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 2.81m/sec2
2024 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 2.8m/sec2 Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 2.7m/sec2
2024 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 4.51m/sec2 Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 4.38m/sec2
2024 Motorhome Summer Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 12.4m/sec2 Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 12.6m/sec2

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 was better during one subj. comfort tests. On average the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 scored 3.16% more points than the Continental PremiumContact 7.

Continental PremiumContact 7
92 Points
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
95 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Hankook Ventus Prime 4

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 92 Points Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 95 Points

Noise

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 was better during two noise tests. On average the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 measured 0.25% quieter than the Continental PremiumContact 7.

Continental PremiumContact 7
70.9dB
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
70.72dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Hankook Ventus Prime 4

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 72.2dB Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 72.8dB
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 64.6dB Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 64.7dB
2024 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 71.3dB Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 71.6dB
2024 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 74.1dB Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 73.3dB
2024 Motorhome Summer Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 72.3dB Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 71.2dB

Wear

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental PremiumContact 7 was better during two wear tests. On average the Continental PremiumContact 7 is predicted to cover 16.36% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Hankook Ventus Prime 4.

Continental PremiumContact 7
45525KM
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
38075KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Continental PremiumContact 7

2024 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 60300KM Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 49900KM
2024 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 30750KM Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 26250KM

Value

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 was better during one value tests. On average the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 proved to have a 11.05% better value based on price/1000km than the Continental PremiumContact 7.

Continental PremiumContact 7
12.85Price/1000
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
11.43Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Hankook Ventus Prime 4

2024 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 12.85Price/1000 Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 11.43Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 was better during four price tests. On average the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 cost 7.76% less than the Continental PremiumContact 7.

Continental PremiumContact 7
1901.67
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
1754.13
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Hankook Ventus Prime 4

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 99.69 Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 78.5
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 6938 Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 6500
2024 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 174 Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 138
2024 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 395 Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 300

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Continental PremiumContact 7 was better during one rolling resistance tests. On average the Continental PremiumContact 7 had a 0.32% lower rolling resistance than the Hankook Ventus Prime 4.

Continental PremiumContact 7
6.28kg / t
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
6.3kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Continental PremiumContact 7

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 8.38kg / t Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 8.36kg / t
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 0.829kg / t Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 0.823kg / t
2024 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental PremiumContact 7: 8.08kg / t Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 7.65kg / t
2024 Motorhome Summer Tyre Test
225/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 7.82kg / t Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 8.38kg / t

Fuel Consumption

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 was better during one fuel consumption tests. On average the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 used 3.39% less fuel than the Continental PremiumContact 7.

Continental PremiumContact 7
5.9l/100km
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
5.7l/100km
Fuel consumption in Litres per 100 km, lower is better

Best In Fuel Consumption: Hankook Ventus Prime 4

2024 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 5.9l/100km Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 5.7l/100km

Abrasion

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 was better during one abrasion tests. On average the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 emitted 2.33% less particle wear matter than the Continental PremiumContact 7.

Continental PremiumContact 7
60.1mg/km/t
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
58.7mg/km/t
Weight of Tyre Wear Particles Lost (mg/km/t), lower is better

Best In Abrasion: Hankook Ventus Prime 4

2024 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Continental PremiumContact 7: 60.1mg/km/t Hankook Ventus Prime 4: 58.7mg/km/t

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Continental PremiumContact 7 and Hankook Ventus Prime 4.

In total the Continental PremiumContact 7 has been reviewed 20 times and drivers have given the tyre 85% overall.

The Hankook Ventus Prime 4 has been reviewed 36 times and drivers have given the tyre 89% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Hankook Ventus Prime 4.

Best Review for the Continental PremiumContact 7
Given 99% 205/55 R16 on a combination of roads for 600 spirited miles
Fantastic tyres. Previous tyres were Michelin ps4. These 7s are possibly better in every department. Highly recommend them. Very impressed.
Helpful 191 - tyre reviewed on February 21, 2023
View all Continental PremiumContact 7 driver reviews >>
Best Review for the Hankook Ventus Prime 4
Given 100% 205/60 R16 on for 10,000 spirited miles
The new Hankook Ventus Prime 4 is perfect tyres in Greek roads.
Helpful 269 - tyre reviewed on April 1, 2022
View all Hankook Ventus Prime 4 driver reviews >>

Conclusion

In conclusion the Continental PremiumContact 7 was better in dry braking, dry handling [s], dry handling [km/h], subj. dry handling, wet braking, wet braking - concrete, wet handling [s], wet handling [km/h], subj. wet handling, wet circle, straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, wear and rolling resistance tests, whereas the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 was better in subj. comfort, noise, value, price, fuel consumption and abrasion tests.

Which tyre is best for you depends a lot on your driving style and situation, plus what you want from the tyre, but comparing all the data in the tyre reviews database, on balance the Continental PremiumContact 7 seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Continental PremiumContact 7

 Overall Winner: Continental PremiumContact 7

Footnote

This page has been developed using tyre industry testing best practices. This means we are only comparing tests which have had both tyres in the same test.

Why is this important? Tyre testing is heavily affected by things like surface grip levels and surface temperature, which means you can only compare values from the same day. During a tyre test external condition changes are calculated into the overall results, but it is not possible to calculate this between tyre tests performed on different days or at different locations.

As a result you will see other tests on Tyre Reviews which feature both the Continental PremiumContact 7 and Hankook Ventus Prime 4, but as they weren't conducted on the same day, the results are not comparable.

Lots of other websites do this sort of tyre comparison, Tyre Reviews doesn't.