Hankook Ventus Prime 4

The Hankook Ventus Prime 4 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre replaced the Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125.

Dry Grip 93%
Wet Grip 93%
Road Feedback 87%
Handling 89%
Wear 91%
Comfort 90%
Buy again 95%

Tyre review data from 21 tyre reviews averaging 91% over 71,113 miles driven.

The Ventus Prime 4 is ranked 5th of 145 Summer Premium Touring tyres.

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Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres - 7th of 13 tyres

  • Positive - Short wet braking distances, very good dry handling, short dry braking, ok rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Low aquaplaning resistance, high external noise.
  • Overall - The new Hankook Ventus Prime 4 is very strong in the dry, has good wet handling and braking and reasonable rolling resistance, however it struggled in the deeper water of the aquaplaning tests and had a high external noise.

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2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test - 7th of 8 tyres

  • Overall - This tyre does not lag behind in quality from premium segment products. It is the cheapest tyre in the set, and it provides a decent level of safety. It only noticeably lags behind in aquaplaning tests, but it is not dangerous in these conditions. It receives a low score for rolling resistance.
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2023 Best SUV Tyres Tested - 5th of 12 tyres

  • Positive - Good off-road qualities, balanced wet and dry handling, sporty steering behavior, short wet braking distances, fuel-saving rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Moderate aquaplaning resistance.
  • Overall - Exemplary.
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2023 Tyre Tests

  • 5th: 2023 Best SUV Tyres Tested (225/65 R17)
  • 7th: 2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres (205/55 R16)
  • 7th: 2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 9th: 2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2022 Tyre Tests

  • 2nd: 2022 Summer Tyre Market Overview (215/55 R17)
  • 2nd: 2022 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test (215/55 R17)
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    Questions and Answers for the Hankook Ventus Prime 4

    2022-04-18 - Hi, does the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 in size 225/55 R17 have a Rim Fringe Protection? Thanks

    Unfortunately we don't haev details of the rim protection in each size yet, we recommended you speak to Hankook directly who should be able to advise.

    2022-07-04 - I chose these tyres just a second ago in 205/60/r16. But I am wondering: Is there difference in performance between the 2 variants in this size (92v vs 96H)? I found the ventus prime 3 which seems to have a difference in performance between those 2 types.

    The EU label is the best option to see basic performance stats, it might be they're the same tyre or very similar.

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    Top 3 Hankook Ventus Prime 4 Reviews

    Given 100% while driving a Ford Ecosport (205/60 R16) on for 10,000 spirited miles
    The new Hankook Ventus Prime 4 is perfect tyres in Greek roads.
    Helpful 152 - tyre reviewed on April 2, 2022
    Given 99% while driving a Honda Civic (215/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
    Hankook Ventus Prime 4 is one of the best summer tyres. My car loves theses tires because it brings out its qualities. The Prime 4 is quiet and performs exemplary in dry and wet conditions. After 8000 km I can say I would buy it again.
    Helpful 73 - tyre reviewed on March 31, 2022
    Given 99% while driving a Peugeot 206 1.6 16v NFX (205/45 R16) on a combination of roads for 100 spirited miles
    I recently 'jump' from incredible Conti sport Contact 2 to these phenomenal tyres.In my dimension (205/45 R16W XL) these tyres provides phenomenal grip.They don't need warming up and my car refuses to understeer no matter what i do.They are almost 20km/h above Sport contact 2 on the limit with better steering feeling,less fuel consumption in high speeds and of course less tyrewear.I don't know what magical they did at Hankook development department centre but these tyres are the best i ever driven(i am car mechanic so i've tested many cars with many tyre brands).In Greek roads this tyre suits very well with no much compromise in comfort for the feedback and cornering stability provides.Try it and you will be suprised in many ways ;)
    Helpful 54 - tyre reviewed on April 24, 2022
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    Given 90% while driving a Citroën C6 (245/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 200 spirited miles
    Had a mixed set of brands I'd not heard of before on the car when I bought it, not sure why some people will have nice cars and ruin it by putting noisy Ditchfinders on but anyway.

    I'd done extensive research before committing to buy tyres as I normally do and I had narrowed it down to either these Hankooks or some Goodyear EF1 AS6s which are also an extremely good tyre. The Hankooks ended up winning in the end based on price, as there was really very little to choose from between the two when it came to test results, characteristics and reviews. Four of the Hankooks were just over £500 for my size.

    There was significant improvement on noise immediately with the new tyres which was expected but very reassuring too. I put these tyres through their paces when I got them and it was dry, and conveniently followed a period of rain which allowed some testing in the wet too. Dry handling is exceptional, I think you would probably stand more chance of turning the car on to its roof doing a Scandinavian flick than losing grip or understeering with these, they really do stick.

    Wet handling is also very good, with a considerable improvement over my old tyres which had a tendency to aquaplane at the first sign of any standing water. Cornering can be completed with confidence with no understeer, even in a front heavy FWD car like mine.

    As mentioned previously, cannot fault the noise level with these, and personally I think they are quieter than the Goodyears that I was also considering. Would definitely recommend.
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on May 6, 2023
    Given 86% while driving a Audi A4 Allroad (245/45 R18) on mostly motorways for 2,000 average miles
    I usually buy premium branded sports tyres, but as I drive a 4WD diesel estate car, I felt it was time to try a good touring tyre. I have now done a couple of thousand miles on them, mostly on motorways and a combination of solo driving and towing a caravan. I have been very impressed with wet grip and comfort. The car is noticeably more quiet than on its previous sports-oriented tyres. Can't really speak to their ultimate dry grip as I don't normally attempt to set a sector time on my way to work, but I expect them to be very good. Too early to comment on wear at the moment.
    Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on April 7, 2023
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    Given 89% while driving a Honda Civic 1.5T (215/50 R17) on mostly motorways for 2,000 spirited miles
    I'am using these tyres on a 2022 Civic Sedan 1.5 Turbo 182 unit, having used the OEM Bridgestone,Michelin Primacy +4 (+ version) I would like to say the following:

    1) far and I mean it far more smoother then the bridgestone and in fact even smoother than the Michelin which aids to a better ride comfort.
    2) noticeably lower tyre roar when compared to the bridgestone and unexpectedly even better at this when compared to the Michelin as well
    3) Dry braking,handling cant find any weaknesses does it all very well
    4) Wet handling is behind the Michelin's but not to a point to be worried about as is aquaplaning behaviour
    5) wear, too early for me to judge but will perhaps return to this site to comment on that again.
    6) some sites noted this tyre to have slightly higher road resistance when compared to the Michelins but I purposely noted many details (how long it drove at a certain speed in the same area and how long it took for it to come to a full stop as well as average fuel consumption etc) and noticed not even a bit of a difference (please note Michelins score extremely high in this field so that's a good thing :) )

    overall definitely happy and will definitely buy this tyre again.
    Helpful 8 - tyre reviewed on March 24, 2023
    Given 93% while driving a BMW F30 320D (205/60 R16) on mostly country roads for 5,000 spirited miles
    Very good tyres, low noise and very good grip especially when you are late and need to get somewhere faster
    Helpful 13 - tyre reviewed on December 30, 2022
    Given 68% while driving a MINI Cooper S (205/50 R16) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
    Decent tyre for the road. Average near the limit. Quite bad at the track. Buy if you want a good tyre for the road. By no means a high performance tyre.
    Helpful 19 - tyre reviewed on December 18, 2022
    Given 97% while driving a Kia Motors ceed (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 8,000 average miles
    Best tyre for Greek roads
    Helpful 14 - tyre reviewed on November 29, 2022
    Given 85% while driving a Ford c max (205/55 R16) on mostly motorways for 4,000 spirited miles
    I've bought Ventus Prime 4 after i used Hankook Kinergy 4S2 for 3 years. Ventus Prime 4 is a tyre with great handling. Behaves and grip excellent in all conditions and even at colder temperatures. Wear is ok after 6 months, not visible yet. Highly recommend these. They were pretty cheap also.
    Helpful 13 - tyre reviewed on October 2, 2022
    Given 87% while driving a Volkswagen Passat 1.4 tsi B7 122 BHP (215/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 13 average miles
    I bought a set of 4 after Goodyear efficient grip and they felt much quieter and more comfortable. Made a summer trip of 13.000 km and total of 20.000 km with these tyres and I can say that you can relay on these tyres. I crossed 7 countries during the summer some of them with terrible road surface but the tyres handled all of them perfectly. I would recommend!
    Helpful 13 - tyre reviewed on October 2, 2022
    Given 100% while driving a Renault Grand Scenic (205/55 R16) on mostly country roads for 0 spirited miles
    The best tire ever! Very good cornering grips. Perfect for braking, wet and dry! I wouldn't change it at all!
    Helpful 11 - tyre reviewed on August 22, 2022
    Given 86% while driving a SEAT Leon ST FR 1.8TSI DCC (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
    Went for these from Michelin PS4, which were starting to be noisy and not that grippy. Wanted to buy GY F1AS6, but found nobrainer deal on these (30% cheaper than GY). Reviews seemed OK and my main focus was to improve road noise so had no issue going i to "Touring" line. As usual with new tyre better grip is there. Tyre is really quiet on highway 110kmh+. In speeds around 80kmh there is strange high-pitched distant whine when cruising/pulling, goes away when deaccelerating so something not that premium with the outer thread design, but no dealbreaker in comparison to real noise from worn PS4.. I really have to bring up wet performance as that is just outstanding tested multiple times during storm on highway, but again mostly thanks to fresh new deep thread. Steering is superlight with this tyre, have to drive all the time with steering switched to Sport mode to get same response as from PS4 in Normal mode. Overall really good deal of tyre.
    Helpful 16 - tyre reviewed on August 14, 2022
    Given 100% while driving a Nissan Qashqai (215/60 R17) on for 20,000 spirited miles
    The best of the best.
    Helpful 13 - tyre reviewed on July 22, 2022
    Given 67% while driving a Volkswagen Passat (235/45 R18) on mostly motorways for 5,000 average miles
    İ choosed this brand for the first time. these were a little cheaper than continental premium contact or way too cheap than michelin primacy 4. i drove my B8 passat variant for 5000km(almost) with hankook's and yo be honest ; not good as i expect. I may be put my expectations too high because rolling resistance B wet braking A noise 69 db is really low. i thought that's obviusly very good tyre. good tyres. but not that great. The most obvious thing felt while driving is silence. the rest is ordinary
    Helpful 14 - tyre reviewed on July 20, 2022