Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 vs Hankook Kinergy 4S2

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 and the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

The good news is that both the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 and Hankook Kinergy 4S2 are Premium Touring All Season 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.

Vector-4Seasons-Gen-3 VS Kinergy-4S2

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 sixteen tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these sixteen tests:

  • Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 finished ahead of the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 in twelve of the tests
  • Hankook Kinergy 4S2 finished ahead of the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 in four of the tests

While it might look like the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 is better than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 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 - Cool

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better during one dry braking - cool tests. On average the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 stopped the vehicle in 6.83% less distance than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
41M
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
38.2M
Dry braking at cooler temperatures in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking - Cool: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 38.2M

Dry Braking

Looking at data from fifteen tyre tests, the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better during fifteen dry braking tests. On average the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 stopped the vehicle in 2.92% less distance than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
41.78M
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
40.56M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 39.2M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 37.9M
2020 All Season Tyre Market Overview - 32 Tyre Braking Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.6M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 41.1M
2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.6M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 41.1M
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 42.3M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 41.6M
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 42M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 40.2M
2021 All Season Tyre Market Overview
225/50 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.9M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 40.3M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.9M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 40.3M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.6M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 39.2M
2022 All Season Tyre Market Overview
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 43.9M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 42.1M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 43.9M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 42.1M
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.57M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 39.79M
2023 All Season Tyre 35 Set Shootout
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.8M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 41.3M
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.8M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 41.3M
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 38.5M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 37.5M
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 43.2M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 42.6M

Dry Handling - Cool [s]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one dry handling - cool [s] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 0.52% faster around a lap than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
76.6s
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
77s
Dry handling cooler temperatures in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling - Cool [s]: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 76.6s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 77s

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three dry handling [s] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 0.22% faster around a lap than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
81.69s
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
81.87s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 101.22s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 101.36s
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 69.4s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 69.8s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 78.7s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 79.3s
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 75.55s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 75.4s
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 83.6s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 83.5s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 0.43% faster around a lap than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
92.98Km/H
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
92.58Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Dry Handling [Km/H]: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 90Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 90.1Km/H
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 102.1Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 101.5Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 89.4Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 90.2Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 93.6Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 93.3Km/H
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 89.8Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 87.8Km/H

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during two subj. dry handling tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 scored 0.18% more points than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
54.5 Points
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
54.4 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 9 Points Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8.8 Points
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 100 Points Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 100 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from fifteen tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during ten wet braking tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 stopped the vehicle in 1.04% less distance than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
44.81M
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
45.28M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 36.9M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 36.8M
2020 All Season Tyre Market Overview - 32 Tyre Braking Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 47M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 47.2M
2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 47M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 47.2M
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 54.9M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 51.9M
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 54.6M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 56.4M
2021 All Season Tyre Market Overview
225/50 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 50.7M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 52.3M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 50.7M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 52.3M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 31.9M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 31.6M
2022 All Season Tyre Market Overview
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 46.8M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 48M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 46.8M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 48M
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 30.09M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 29.56M
2023 All Season Tyre 35 Set Shootout
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 48.3M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 49.5M
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 48.3M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 49.5M
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 43.5M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 43M
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 34.7M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 35.9M

Wet Braking - Cool

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one wet braking - cool tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 stopped the vehicle in 6.92% less distance than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
59.2M
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
63.6M
Wet braking at cooler temperature in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Cool: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 59.2M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 63.6M

Wet Braking - Concrete

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one wet braking - concrete tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 stopped the vehicle in 5.44% less distance than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
40M
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
42.3M
Wet braking on Concrete in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Concrete: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 40M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 42.3M

Wet Handling - Cool [s]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one wet handling - cool [s] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 4.13% faster around a wet lap than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
90.5s
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
94.4s
Wet handling at cooler temperature in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling - Cool [s]: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 90.5s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 94.4s

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during four wet handling [s] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 0.81% faster around a wet lap than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
78.06s
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
78.7s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 70.83s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 71.08s
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 65.5s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 65.9s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 97.5s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 97.1s
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 57.97s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 59.53s
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 98.5s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 99.9s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 0.96% faster around a wet lap than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
73.12Km/H
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
72.42Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Wet Handling [Km/H]: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 78.8Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 79.1Km/H
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 62.8Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 63.3Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 75.1Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 74.9Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 74.1Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 72.7Km/H
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 74.8Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 72.1Km/H

Subj. Wet Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one subj. wet handling tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 scored 1.56% more points than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
54.6 Points
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
53.75 Points
Subjective Wet Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Wet Handling: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 9.2 Points Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 9.5 Points
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 100 Points Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 98 Points

Wet Circle

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three wet circle tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 0.68% faster around a wet circle than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
13.12s
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
13.21s
Wet Circle Lap Time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Circle: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 12.98s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 12.66s
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 12.17s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 12.23s
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 11.74s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 11.94s
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 15.6s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 16s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from eleven tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during six straight aqua tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 floated at a 0.06% higher speed than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
81.27Km/H
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
81.22Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 79.03Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 82.91Km/H
2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 78.2Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 81.4Km/H
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 79.2Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 79Km/H
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 71.4Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 76.6Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 93.9Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 92.4Km/H
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 79.3Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 80.5Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 84.9Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 78.9Km/H
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 91.6Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 88.5Km/H
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 77.1Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 78.6Km/H
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 80Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 76.9Km/H
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 79.3Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 77.7Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 slipped out at a 2.36% higher speed than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
3.82m/sec2
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
3.73m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 1.988m/sec2 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 2.146m/sec2
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 3.05m/sec2 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 2.54m/sec2
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.3m/sec2 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 7.5m/sec2
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 3.83m/sec2 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 3.29m/sec2
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 3.37m/sec2 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 3.58m/sec2
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 3.4m/sec2 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 3.3m/sec2

Snow Braking

Looking at data from eleven tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during eight snow braking tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 stopped the vehicle in 1.15% less distance than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
24.83M
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
25.12M
Snow braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Snow Braking: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 23.87M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 24.73M
2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 28.5M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 27.9M
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 24.3M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 23.8M
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 33.2M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 33M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 26.9M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 27.4M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 31.5M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 32.3M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 27.4M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 27.7M
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 19.16M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 19.52M
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 22.5M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 23.1M
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 25.1M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 25.5M
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 10.7M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 11.4M

Snow Traction

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during two snow traction tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 accelerated 4.81% faster than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
11.49s
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
12.07s
Snow acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Snow Traction: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 21.56s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 24.17s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.1s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 6s
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 5.82s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 6.03s

Snow Traction

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during six snow traction tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 had 1.92% better snow traction than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
2369.36N
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
2323.84N
Pulling Force in Newtons, higher is better

Best In Snow Traction: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 3460N Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 3395N
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 2159N Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 2159N
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 2818N Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 2805N
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 2487N Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 2490N
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 2777N Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 2639N
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 2666N Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 2562N
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 218.5N Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 216.9N

Snow Handling [s]

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three snow handling [s] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 0.81% faster around a lap than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
73.19s
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
73.79s
Snow handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Handling [s]: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 81.35s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 81.92s
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 30.6s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 30s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 114.7s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 114.3s
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 85.78s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 88.34s
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 53.5s Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 54.4s

Snow Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during four snow handling [km/h] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 0.83% faster around a lap than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
48.4Km/H
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
48Km/H
Snow handling average speed, higher is better

Best In Snow Handling [Km/H]: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 42Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 41.1Km/H
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 44.1Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 43.6Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.2Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 40.6Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 57.3Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 57.4Km/H
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225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 57.4Km/H Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 57.3Km/H

Subj. Snow Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during two subj. snow handling tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 scored 2.86% more points than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
52.5 Points
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
51 Points
Subjective Snow Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Snow Handling: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7 Points Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 7 Points
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 98 Points Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 95 Points

Snow Slalom

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three snow slalom tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 1.72% faster through a slalom than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
4.07m/sec2
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
4m/sec2
Lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Snow Slalom: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 4.41m/sec2 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 4.31m/sec2
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 4.08m/sec2 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 4.02m/sec2
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 3.72m/sec2 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 3.67m/sec2

Ice Braking

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one ice braking tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 stopped the vehicle 10.95% shorter than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
18.7M
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
21M
Ice braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Ice Braking: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 18.7M Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 21M

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one subj. comfort tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 scored 0.58% more points than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
39.5 Points
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
39.27 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 9.5 Points Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 9.8 Points
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 100 Points Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 98 Points
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 9 Points Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 10 Points

Noise

Looking at data from eight tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during four noise tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 measured 0.23% quieter than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
70.75dB
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
70.91dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 70.7dB Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 71.6dB
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215/60 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 67.7dB Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 67.4dB
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 70dB Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 71dB
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 72.3dB Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 72.5dB
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195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 72.4dB Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 71.6dB
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225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 73.3dB Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 73.1dB
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 69dB Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 68dB
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 70.6dB Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 72.1dB

Rough Noise

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one rough noise tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 measured 0.15% quieter than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
67dB
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
67.1dB
Internal rough surface noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Rough Noise: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 67dB Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 67.1dB

Tyre Weight

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three tyre weight tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 weighed 6.64% less than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
2549.97Kg
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
2731.3Kg
Tyre Weight Per Set, lower is better

Best In Tyre Weight: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7607Kg Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8149Kg
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225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 34.9Kg Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 36.4Kg
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 8Kg Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8.5Kg

Wear

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during four wear tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 is predicted to cover 21.6% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
60611.8KM
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
47521.6KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

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205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 72680KM Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 44905KM
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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 50455KM Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 34695KM
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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 62095KM Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 46219KM
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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 57129KM Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 60289KM
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 60700KM Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 51500KM

Value

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three value tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 proved to have a 9.57% better value based on price/1000km than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
7.65Price/1000
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
8.46Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 4.27Price/1000 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 5.79Price/1000
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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 11Price/1000 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 12.83Price/1000
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195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.73Price/1000 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8.76Price/1000
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225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.61Price/1000 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 6.47Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from eight tyre tests, the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better during eight price tests. On average the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 cost 19.13% less than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
307.92
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
249.02
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 87 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 85.34
2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 310 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 260
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 575 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 395
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 295 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 250
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 555 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 445
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 95 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 87.89
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 480 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 405
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 66.36 Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 63.92

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from ten tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during seven rolling resistance tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 had a 4.09% lower rolling resistance than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
7.97kg / t
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
8.31kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.96kg / t Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8.57kg / t
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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.93kg / t Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 9.03kg / t
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.64kg / t Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 7.42kg / t
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.7kg / t Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8.7kg / t
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 8.26kg / t Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8.24kg / t
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 8.2kg / t Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8.5kg / t
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 8.94kg / t Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8.4kg / t
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.88kg / t Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8kg / t
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 8.21kg / t Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8.24kg / t
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7kg / t Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8.02kg / t

Fuel Consumption

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during two fuel consumption tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 used 0.36% less fuel than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
5.58l/100km
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
5.6l/100km
Fuel consumption in Litres per 100 km, lower is better

Best In Fuel Consumption: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 5.67l/100km Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 5.65l/100km
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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 5.66l/100km Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 5.74l/100km
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 5.4l/100km Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 5.4l/100km

Abrasion

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one abrasion tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 emitted 29.06% less particle wear matter than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
16.6Gram/1000km
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
23.4Gram/1000km
Weight of Tyre Wear Particles Lost (Gram/1000km), lower is better

Best In Abrasion: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 16.6Gram/1000km Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 23.4Gram/1000km

Abrasion

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better during one abrasion tests. On average the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 emitted 1.75% less particle wear matter than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
57mg/km/t
Hankook Kinergy 4S2
56mg/km/t
Weight of Tyre Wear Particles Lost (mg/km/t), lower is better

Best In Abrasion: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 57mg/km/t Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 56mg/km/t

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 and Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

In total the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 has been reviewed 39 times and drivers have given the tyre 84% overall.

The Hankook Kinergy 4S2 has been reviewed 33 times and drivers have given the tyre 75% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Best Review for the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
Given 83% 205/55 R16 on a combination of roads for 3,750 spirited miles
Almost time to switch back to my summer tyres. So, here’s my impression of my “mild climate winter” tyres. I used to drive on Continental WinterContact TS860 winter tyres, but last winters, I noticed that I almost never drive on snow. And in spring and fall, when temperatures jump up and down, I was sometimes driving on my winter tyres at temperatures around 20°C. So now, I followed your advice and chose All Season tyres for the winter season. I drove them for about 6.000 km now in temperatures between -2 and +16 °C, in the dry and in lots of rain.
Just after switching to the Vector 4S,... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 712 - tyre reviewed on March 24, 2023
View all Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 driver reviews >>
Best Review for the Hankook Kinergy 4S2
Given 81% 205/55 R16 on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
Very good all round tire
Helpful 202 - tyre reviewed on August 20, 2020
View all Hankook Kinergy 4S2 driver reviews >>

Conclusion

In conclusion the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better in dry handling - cool [s], dry handling [s], dry handling [km/h], subj. dry handling, wet braking, wet braking - cool, wet braking - concrete, wet handling - cool [s], wet handling [s], wet handling [km/h], subj. wet handling, wet circle, straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, snow braking, snow traction, snow traction, snow handling [s], snow handling [km/h], subj. snow handling, snow slalom, ice braking, subj. comfort, noise, rough noise, tyre weight, wear, value, rolling resistance, fuel consumption and abrasion tests, whereas the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better in dry braking - cool, dry braking, price 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 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

 Overall Winner: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

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 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 and Hankook Kinergy 4S2, 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.