In order to be equipped for all weathers and temperatures, the new Kinergy 4S² offers specially balanced and constant performance features across all seasons. This is made possible by a directional tread being used for Hankook all-weather tyres for the first time, combined with a particularly innovative polymer silica tread mixture.
The Kinergy RS 2 is the 2022 Auto Express all season tyre of the year.
This tyre replaced the Hankook Kinergy 4S.
Tyre review data from 30 tyre reviews averaging 74% over 253,012 miles driven.
The Kinergy 4S2 is ranked 30th of 57 All Season Premium Touring tyres.
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2018-12-06 - Hi. Do the 4S2 tyres have rim protectors?
Not in the sizes I've seen, but rim protection can vary from size to size so it would be worth contacting Hankook to find out whether the Kinergy 4S2 has rim protection.
2022-09-16 - I’m looking for all weather for my ID.3 the handbook look good but all guides say I need the 4S 2X I take it the difference is in the weight limit but are they the same tyre apart from this?
As long as you can get the correct load rating the non X you'll be fine, but yes in theory the 4S2X will be modified towards carrying higher loads.
2022-09-27 - Hi everybody, Hankook 4s2 question. In 225/50 17 does the tyre 4s2 come in run flat form?
Yes, it seems there is a HRS (Hankook Runflat System) version of the tyre available in 225/50 R17.
2023-03-23 - Would you recommend these tyres in size245/40 r18 for a RWD car (around 280bhp)? I compared braking tests with mid summer tyre and results are surprisingly even especially when it comes to summertime weather condition results.
I actually have these in my all season test this year on a RWD BMW. Only tested in the snow so far so can't comment for sure but based on last years test they should be great in the dry and wet. Still, a fair bit off a summer tyre in the dry.
2023-05-19 - Hi, is this a good allseason tyre(18inch) for my Tesla Model 3 rwd+ from 2021. How is the noise and wear?
Hey! If you can find the correct load rating there's no reason it wouldn't be one of the better all season tyres, however any all season tyre will struggle with the weight and torque of a model 3 so make sure you're aware of the drawbacks.
2023-10-27 - I live in Belgium, so it only snows once or twice a year in winter. But temperatures are almost always around or below 0°C. I have seen both the 2023 winter tyre and all-season tyre tests and am a bit torn between choosing which tyre would suit me best. Since the performance of the Alpin 5 is almost the same or better than the Kinergy 4S2. But as said in the all season test, a all season tire could be a better fit than a winter tire in my region. Is it possible to give advice on which is the best option for me? (I also plan to use summer tyres regardless of whether I buy winter or all-season tyres). Thanks!
I personally believe that an all season tyre as a winter tyre is often a better fit than a winter tyre for regions that don't see a huge amount of snow and ice, but the performances between the two categories is so close either option will be a good result.
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