Hankook Kinergy 4S2

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.

This tyre replaced the Hankook Kinergy 4S.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 70%
Wet Grip 80%
Road Feedback 67%
Handling 67%
Wear 70%
Comfort 87%
Buy again 70%
Snow Grip 80%

Tyre review data from 3 tyre reviews averaging 74% over 5,600 miles driven.

The Kinergy 4S2 is ranked 31st of 41 All Season Premium Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2020 All Season Tyre Market Overview - 32 Tyre Braking Test - 3rd of 33 tyres

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2020 Auto Express All Season Tyre Test - 3rd of 6 tyres

  • Positive - Highest aquaplaning resistance on test, shortest wet braking, good in the dry.
  • Negative - Average snow performance, higher rolling resistance.
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2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test - 2nd of 11 tyres

  • Positive - An extremely balanced all season tyre which works well in almost every category on test.
  • Negative - Average snow traction.
  • Overall - The Kinergy 4S2 is a hugely impressive tyre with no real weakness.

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Questions and Answers for the Hankook Kinergy 4S2

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.


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Kinergy 4S2 Prices

Size Price Range  
195/65 R15 £49.70 - £65.70 (33 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £58.90 - £82.44 (25 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £76.70 - £105.24 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £71.70 - £97.50 (13 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/35 R19 £112.40 - £115.20 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 68 tyre sizes - View all.

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Top 3 Hankook Kinergy 4S2 Reviews

Given 81% while driving a SEAT 1.4 TSI (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
Very good all round tire
44 - tyre reviewed on August 20, 2020   
Given 67% while driving a Honda Civic 1.5T (225/45 R17 W) on mostly motorways for 1,000 average miles
Purchased a set of Kinergy 4s2 after watching Jonathan Benson's review, which suggested the Kinergy 4s2 was better than a lot of popular AS tyres (e.g. Michelin CrossClimates Plus, Bridgestone WeatherControl, and Continental AllSeasonContact) I have driven on them for around 1000 miles, so here are my initial thoughts about the Kinergy 4s2. I used Michelin CrossClimates Plus on this car before, therefore some comparisons will be discussed in this review. Pros: - Quiet - The sound isolation on my Civic X isn't fantastic, quite a lot of tyre noise inside the cabin when driving on motorways. Comparing to Michelin Primacy 4 and Michelin CrossClimates Plus, the Hankook Kinergy 4s2 is significantly quieter. I reduced my stereo volume by two levels after the Kinergy 4s2 fitted. - Comfort ride - I subjectively think the Kinergy 4s2 is comfortable, especially on bumpy roads. - Competitive Price - On the day of my purchase, the Kinergy 4s2 was at least 14% cheaper than Michelin CrossClimates Plus, Bridgestone WeatherControl, and Goodyear 4Seasons Gen 3. -Wet & dry braking -Good wet and dry braking performance. In normal usage, sometimes I forget I have the AS tyres on when braking, which is perfect. Cons:- Handling - A bit roly-poly and average feedback in general, which is expected. The most disappointing bit is that the tyres tend to understeer easily when you turn a corner a bit aggressive. Personally, I think the handling (especially dry handling) is a bit disappointing compared to Michelin CrossClimates Plus and I now have to drive a lot more gently. --I have not had a chance to drive them in ice/snow conditions, therefore I am not able to review how good they are in winter. Bottom line: Generally it is a good pick for day-to-day driving: comfortable, quiet, fairly priced, and with a reasonable grip. However, if you are more demanding in terms of handling, personally think there are better picks in the market. 
23 - tyre reviewed on December 1, 2020   
Given 71% while driving a Volkswagen Polo 1.4 TDI (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,600 average miles
Does not give confidence after 150-170 km / h
20 - tyre reviewed on December 4, 2020   
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