Hankook Kinergy Eco 2

The Kinergy Eco² has been developed for modern small, compact and mid-range vehicles and, like its predecessor, a focus has been placed upon safety, fuel economy and driving comfort. An initial launch range of 52 sizes will cover demand in the 13- to 16-inch rim diameter size bracket.

This tyre replaced the Hankook K425 Kinergy Eco.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 80%
Wet Grip 69%
Road Feedback 58%
Handling 75%
Wear 67%
Comfort 68%
Buy again 67%

Tyre review data from 9 tyre reviews averaging 69% over 93,000 miles driven.

The Kinergy Eco 2 is ranked 101st of 136 Summer Premium Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2021 Sport Auto Summer Tyre Test - 8th of 11 tyres

  • Positive - The Kinergy Eco2 is stable in evasive situations, very quiet, low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Weak braking in the dry and wet, low grip during wet handling.
  • Overall - Good.
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2019 Summer and All Season Tyre Test - 4th of 18 tyres

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2019 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 185/65 R15 - 14th of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Very low fuel consumption, good in the dry.
  • Negative - Relatively weak in the wet.
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2021 Tyre Tests

  • 8th: 2021 Sport Auto Summer Tyre Test (195/55 R16)
  • 2019 Tyre Tests

  • 4th: 2019 Summer and All Season Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 14th: 2019 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 185/65 R15 (185/65 R15)
  • 2018 Tyre Tests

  • 5th: 2018 New and Worn Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    155/65 R13 73T REP E B 70 5.32kgs
    155/65 R13 73T REP E B 70 5.39kgs
    165/65 R13 77T REP C B 70 5.91kgs
    175/65 R13 80T REP C B 70 6.14kgs
    175/65 R13 80T REP C B 70 6.23kgs
    165/70 R13 79T REP C B 70 5.74kgs
    165/70 R13 79T REP C B 70 5.74kgs
    175/70 R13 82T REP C B 70 6.29kgs
    155/80 R13 79T REP E B 70 5.77kgs
    155/80 R13 79T REP E B 70 5.70kgs
    185/55 R14 80H REP C A 70 6.65kgs
    165/60 R14 75T REP C B 70 5.76kgs
    165/60 R14 75T REP C B 70 5.84kgs
    175/60 R14 79H REP C B 70 6.51kgs
    175/60 R14 79H REP C B 70 6.51kgs
    185/60 R14 82T REP C A 70 6.67kgs
    185/60 R14 82H REP C A 70 6.51kgs
    185/60 R14 82T REP C A 70 6.51kgs
    185/60 R14 82H REP C A 70 6.67kgs
    195/60 R14 86H REP C B 71 7.40kgs
    155/65 R14 75T REP C B 70 5.72kgs
    155/65 R14 75T REP C B 70 5.64kgs
    165/65 R14 79T REP C B 70 6.03kgs
    165/65 R14 79T REP C B 70 6.04kgs
    175/65 R14 86T XL OE A C 67 5.79kgs
    175/65 R14 82H REP C A 70 6.52kgs
    175/65 R14 82H REP C A 70 6.48kgs
    175/65 R14 82T REP E B 70 6.55kgs
    175/65 R14 86T XL REP C A 71 6.63kgs
    175/65 R14 86T XL REP C A 71 6.63kgs
    175/65 R14 82T REP E B 70 6.52kgs
    185/65 R14 86T REP C A 70 7.07kgs
    185/65 R14 86T REP C A 70 7.08kgs
    185/65 R14 86H REP C A 70 7.08kgs
    185/65 R14 86H REP C A 70 7.07kgs
    195/65 R14 89T REP C B 71 7.38kgs
    195/65 R14 89H REP C B 71 7.38kgs
    155/70 R14 77T REP C B 70 5.63kgs
    165/70 R14 85T XL REP C A 71 6.57kgs
    165/70 R14 81T OE C C 70 6.43kgs
    165/70 R14 81T REP E B 70 6.52kgs
    165/70 R14 81T REP E B 70 6.57kgs
    165/70 R14 85T XL REP C A 71 6.52kgs
    175/70 R14 84T REP C B 70 6.63kgs
    175/70 R14 88T XL REP C B 71 6.83kgs
    185/70 R14 88T REP C B 70 7.44kgs
    185/70 R14 88T OE C C 70 7.66kgs
    185/70 R14 88H REP C B 70 7.20kgs
    195/70 R14 91T REP C A 71 7.79kgs
    195/70 R14 91T REP C A 71 7.73kgs
    175/80 R14 88T REP C B 70 7.11kgs
    175/55 R15 77T REP C B 70 6.55kgs
    165/60 R15 77H REP C B 70 6.38kgs
    175/60 R15 81V REP C B 70 6.77kgs
    175/60 R15 81H REP C B 70 6.84kgs
    175/60 R15 81H REP C B 70 6.83kgs
    205/60 R15 91V REP C A 71 8.41kgs
    205/60 R15 91H REP C A 71 8.42kgs
    205/60 R15 91V REP C A 71 8.49kgs
    205/60 R15 91H REP C A 71 8.34kgs
    165/65 R15 81T REP C B 70 6.37kgs
    165/65 R15 81T REP C B 70 6.36kgs
    175/65 R15 84T REP C B 70 7.00kgs
    175/65 R15 84T REP C B 70 6.80kgs
    185/65 R15 88T REP C A 70 7.55kgs
    185/65 R15 88H OE C B 69 7.86kgs
    185/65 R15 88T REP C A 70 7.50kgs
    185/65 R15 88H OE B B 68 7.71kgs
    185/65 R15 92T XL REP C A 71 7.53kgs
    195/65 R15 91H OE B B 70 7.87kgs
    195/65 R15 91T REP C A 71 7.97kgs
    195/65 R15 95T XL REP B A 72 8.70kgs
    195/65 R15 95T XL REP B A 72 8.81kgs
    195/65 R15 91T REP C A 71 7.85kgs
    205/65 R15 94V REP B B 71 8.77kgs
    205/65 R15 99T XL REP B B 72 9.48kgs
    215/65 R15 96H REP B B 71 9.59kgs
    195/70 R15 97T XL REP B B 72 8.92kgs
    205/70 R15 96T REP B A 71 9.08kgs
    205/70 R15 96T REP B A 71 9.01kgs
    195/55 R16 87H REP B A 71 7.95kgs
    195/55 R16 87H REP B A 71 7.99kgs
    205/55 R16 91H OE C B 71 8.30kgs
    205/60 R16 92H OE B C 71 9.42kgs

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    Size Price Range  
    165/60 R15 £58.89 - £89.99 (9 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    175/65 R14 £40.79 - £82.90 (66 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    185/60 R14 £45.79 - £68.80 (27 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    185/65 R15 £51.00 - £84.05 (82 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    205/55 R16 £52.39 - £83.63 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    Available in 45 tyre sizes - View all.

    Top 3 Hankook Kinergy Eco 2 Reviews

    Given 87% while driving a Volvo V40 1.9D SE (195/60 R15) on mostly country roads for 2,000 spirited miles
    Went for these on my Volvo after being extremly satisfied with Ventus tyre from the same manufacturer.
    Had them for about 2000 miles so far and the tyres are excelllent. Driven them in every kind of condition (from sunny hot day to very bad rainy weather and even some frost). Was worried due to some claiming bad grip in wet weather but quite the opposite I found them very good in the wet. Very happy so far, the price is great and would definitely recommend them.
    Helpful 112 - tyre reviewed on January 6, 2019
    Given 72% while driving a Hyundai i30 (205/55 R16 H) on mostly town for 2,000 average miles
    I'm not happy with these tires. In dry weather, dry road, low speed the abs was activated even though it's the H speed category and they are almost brand new (less than a year old). This never happened with michelin or continental tires to me. Since they are unreliable on dry, I wonder what I have to expect on wet... I don't know about other hankook models, but thisone is not premium at all.
    Helpful 30 - tyre reviewed on May 3, 2020
    Given 69% while driving a Hyundai Accent (185/60 R14) on mostly town for 9,500 easy going miles
    Had them for over 2 years now with 15000+ km driven on them. The wear is definitely noticeable compared to tires from the past, but the grip and comfort you get for the price point, it's worth it to change them a season earlier than usual.
    Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on November 11, 2019
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    Latest Hankook Kinergy Eco 2 Reviews

    Given 79% while driving a Peugeot 108 (165/60 R15) on mostly town for 7,000 easy going miles
    Bought a set of those to replace the Continental EcoContact 5 that were fitted from factory to the car and were not really satisfied with even when they were new. With the Hankook the car felt a lot better. Grip in dry was significantly improved and the car didn't slip when starting from a standstill. Wet grip is ok but not superb, although I'm sure it's the roads in my city that are in bad condition that cause the low grip. I don't drive the car aggressively but I had to make occasional evasive maneuvers and emergency braking to which the tyres responded safely. The only small disadvantage is the comfort, they feel a little more firm than the Contis. Comfort was also reduced further at temperatures below 10 C. Wear after 1 year and 10.000 Km is non existent, the tyres still look like new. I live in northern Greece were the roads are not very grippy and do not cause a lot of tyre wear. I would definitely buy them again and would recommend to anyone driving a small city car like the 108, the C1, the aygo or anything similar.
    Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on February 16, 2022
    Given 46% while driving a Hyundai Avante (205/55 R16) on mostly town for 16,000 spirited miles
    Not confidence inspiring in wet weather because wet braking is weak
    Helpful 1 - tyre reviewed on December 29, 2021
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    Given 53% while driving a Kia Motors ceed (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 18,000 average miles
    These were on my Kia Ceed when i bought it. They haven't lost a lot of thickness over the years so they'll probably last a long time. They perform well in dry conditions. Not good in wet conditions but the worst thing about them is that they are very noisy. I have Continental Winter Contact in the winter and it is very noticeable when I change to these in spring that they are much more noisy than my winter tires. Also they often loose grip when i accelerate from a stand still and I don't trust them on having grip in an emergency situation. So even though they have more years in them I'm scrapping them.
    Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on September 7, 2021
    Given 85% while driving a Toyota Yaris Mk4 Hybrid 1.5 (XP210, M15A FXE) (185/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 500 spirited miles
    Switched to these from the 205/45R17 Bridgestone Ecopias that came with my Yaris Mk4, when I downgraded to 15" rims - Actually wanted Ventus Prime 3's but the dealer apparently has trouble reading beyond the manufacturer name. It's sad how little main dealers seem to care these days. Was expecting garbage from an Eco tyre, but have been pleasantly surprised! It's early days yet, but had to pop in a quick review just because the difference in road noise between the 17" Ecopias and the 15" Hankooks is stark! I don't know how much of this is down to the rim size drop vs the tyres, but the Ecopias were brain-drillingly horrible in terms of road noise, esp. on older tarmac and concrete-slab roads, while the Hankooks have been blissful on all surfaces so far! So far grip and handling don't seem too much different; If anything the car seems a bit nippier off the line and brakes a bit better, but doesn't seem to hold its momentum as much. Not tried it in the wet yet! Hopefully it continues like this as it wears, but so far it seems like another good tyre from Hankook!
    Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on June 25, 2021
    Given 71% while driving a Dacia Logan (185/65 R15 T) on a combination of roads for 8,000 average miles
    I've had these tyres for almost two years and I can say for sure I've made a good choice. In around 8000 miles, done in different summer conditions (extreme hot weather and pouring rain), these tyres didn't let me down.
    Dry grip is good and I allows for fast cornering without worries. What really impressed me was wet grip and braking, which are a plus for these tyres. Dry braking is also good. The tyres stick to the road and they never squeal even on brutal braking in emergency situations, even though they are fitted on a car without ABS.
    Overall conclusion: good tyres for the price range. However, do not expect them to behave like high performance tyres. If you own a powerful car and enjoy spirited driving, there are better (and more expensive) options to choose from.
    Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on June 2, 2019