Hankook Ventus Prime2

Dry Grip 78%
Wet Grip 73%
Road Feedback 72%
Handling 70%
Wear 68%
Comfort 71%
Buy again 58%

The Hankook Ventus Prime2 is a Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

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Tyre review data from 56 tyre reviews averaging 70% over 726,624 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2015 European Tyre Test 205/55 R16 - 8th of 19 tyres

  • Positive - Good in the dry
  • Negative - A little weak in the wet, slightly high fuel consumption

2015 Test World Summer Tyre Test - 6th of 15 tyres

  • Positive - Short braking distance on wet surfaces. Stable handling
  • Negative - High rolling resistance
  • Overall - The Hankook Ventus Prime2 brakes effectively and maintains good grip when cornering on wet surfaces. Predictable behaviour during emergency manoeuvres in the dry. With noise and comfort there are no problems, but they have a high rolling resistance.

2014 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test - 4th of 10 tyres

  • Overall - With a string of top five places, the Hankook Ventus Prime 2 is another strong showing from the Korean company. Beaten only by Pirelli and the Goodyear Dunlop pair, the Prime 2 was fastest during wet cornering, well controlled and stable, offered a positive turn in and finished second and fourth in the aquaplaning tests. Weaknesses? Rolling resistance and wet braking
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/45 R15 78V REP E B 70 6.84kgs
185/55 R15 86V XL REP C B 70 7.42kgs
205/55 R15 92V XL REP C B 70 8.61kgs
195/60 R15 88V REP C B 70 8.14kgs
215/45 R16 90V XL OE C B 70 8.82kgs
225/45 R16 89W REP C B 70 8.46kgs
225/50 R16 96W XL REP B B 71 10.05kgs
195/55 R16 87W OE E B 71 8.50kgs
195/55 R16 87V OE C C 69 8.46kgs
195/55 R16 87V REP F C 69 11.03kgs
195/55 R16 87V OE C C 69 8.42kgs
205/55 R16 91V OE C C 71 9.05kgs
205/55 R16 94H XL OE B B 69 9.57kgs
205/55 R16 91W OE C C 69 9.04kgs
205/55 R16 91W REP F C 69 12.16kgs
205/55 R16 91H OE C C 71 8.40kgs
205/55 R16 91W OE C C 69 8.95kgs
205/55 R16 91W REP F C 69 12.29kgs
205/55 R16 91V OE B B 70 8.59kgs
205/55 R16 91H OE E B 71 8.96kgs
235/60 R16 100W REP B B 70 11.47kgs
215/70 R16 100H OE B C 71 11.43kgs
215/40 R17 87W XL OE C B 70 8.76kgs
215/45 R17 87H OE C C 69 8.59kgs
225/45 R17 91V OE C E 70 9.53kgs
225/45 R17 91V OE E C 71 9.24kgs
225/45 R17 91W OE E C 71 9.49kgs
225/45 R17 91V OE E A 70 9.66kgs
225/45 R17 91V OE       10.08kgs
205/50 R17 93W XL OE B B 69 8.85kgs
215/50 R17 95V XL OE E B 70 10.45kgs
215/50 R17 91V OE E C 71 9.76kgs
215/55 R17 94V OE C A 69 12.05kgs
215/55 R17 94W OE C B 68 11.81kgs
215/55 R17 94V OE C C 71 10.33kgs
215/55 R17 94W OE C B 68 10.50kgs
225/55 R17 101V XL OE B B 71 12.30kgs
225/55 R17 97W OE E B 71 11.62kgs
225/55 R17 101V XL OE B B 71 12.16kgs
245/55 R17 102W OE B C 70 11.88kgs
225/60 R17 99H OE C B 71 12.32kgs
235/65 R17 104H OE C B 70 13.10kgs
215/40 R18 85V OE E C 70 8.97kgs
225/40 R18 88V OE E C 70 10.03kgs
225/40 R18 88V OE E A 70 9.63kgs
225/45 R18 95V XL OE E B 71 10.45kgs
225/45 R18 95V XL OE E B 71 10.74kgs
235/45 R18 94V OE C C 71 10.68kgs
235/45 R18 94V OE C C 71 10.87kgs
235/45 R18 94W OE C A 67 11.11kgs
235/45 R18 94W OE C A 67 12.52kgs
245/45 R18 96W OE E B 71 12.41kgs
245/45 R18 96V OE C C 69 11.73kgs
255/45 R18 103H XL OE B B 71 12.92kgs
255/45 R18 103W XL OE C C 71 12.46kgs
235/60 R18 103H OE C B 71 13.60kgs
235/60 R18 103V OE C B 71 13.59kgs
245/40 R19 94V OE C E 70 11.76kgs
245/45 R19 98V OE C C 71 12.42kgs
235/55 R19 101H OE E B 71 13.63kgs
235/55 R19 101V OE C B 71 13.66kgs

Questions and Answers for the Hankook Ventus Prime2

2016-04-15 - Please could you give me rough estimate on how many miles I should be fit to get out of front tyres on 2016 Hyundai tuscon 2016 ? , best regards

Tyre mileage is extremely variable based on driving style, conditions and load. Looking at the reviews, if you have an average driving style, the Hankook Prime 2 should see around 20,000 miles on the front.

2017-12-14 - Is this type of tyre how much does it take the cold weather? I use it now in winter. But here is no snow only rainy weather. Should I change to all-season or winter tyres or it will be okay?

As the temperature drops the rubber compound will harden and offer less grip, however if you're confident you won't need to use the car in snow and ice, the Hankook Ventus Prime 2 will be suitable for cold wet and dry motoring.

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Size Price Range  
205/50 R17 £80.00 - £127.07 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Hankook Ventus Prime2 Review

Given 31% while driving a Hyundai Tucson (225/60 R17 H) on a combination of roads for 17,000 average miles
220 - tyre reviewed on December 11, 2017   

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Given 61% while driving a Skoda (235/45 R18 W) on mostly town for 75,000 easy going miles
Not impressed. These tyres were factory fitted and now have done 7500 miles from new on urban roads. No heavy braking or harsh acceleration.Always maintain correct recommended tyre pressures.I took it for a service and first MOT test to the Skoda dealer where I purchased it new.They sent me a video report and pointed out serious crazing and cracks on tyre walls and between tread wear bars.There was plenty of tread left (5mm) as one would expect from a 3 year old tyre that has only run 7500 miles.I was asked if I wished to have them exchanged at my expense.Apart from my cynical view that the garage may of wanted to make a further sale from me I can assume that the technicians thought this was an abnormal condition and worthy of my attention although they conceded it wasn't an MOT failure but I should keep an eye on them.I will never willingly buy these tyres and if I were to buy another top of the range model in future I shall ensure they are not fitted with Hankook tyres. One tyre damaged in this manner may be excuseable but all four is not!
1 - tyre reviewed on September 15, 2020   
Ford 05 Mondeo 185 (modded) diesel (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 12,000 easy going miles
With tyre's that have only done 12000mls on my wife's eco sport fitted on her new car when delivered, the service plan has just failed them at MOT . The reason given was tread to side wall crazing on all tyre's. Shorley they should last longer than this. Any idears ?
8 - tyre reviewed on May 5, 2020   
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Given 71% while driving a Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSI (205/55 R16 V) on mostly town for 37,000 average miles
This was an OEM tyre on my car for 4 years. I have expected some other premium brand on my new car for OEM tyre but Hankook surprised me in a very positive way. This tyre is problem-free in the dry grip. A little bit weak in the wet grip. Especially, when the green light appears on a wet road, tyre immediately starts skidding and this confuses the DSG transmission and then DSG shift from 1 to 2 with a deep shake. This phenomenon was very unnoticeable at first 3 years but in last year this made me annoyed. No problem with the wear. Road feedback is decent. Handling is not sporty but fairly enough. However, comfort and noise topic turned me to look into another brand. Since my car is not famous for its sound insulation I went for a super-silent and comfy tyre. Finally, this is a budget tyre with a surprisingly good performance.
2 - tyre reviewed on December 3, 2019   
Given 76% while driving a Ford Fiesta mk7 (195/50 R16) on a combination of roads for 40,000 average miles
All around very good tire. Sometimes tends to struggle for grip on smooth asphalt surfaces during wet conditions.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 11, 2019   
Given 50% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 7.5 1.0 TSI (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 12,000 spirited miles
Tyres spin very easily, especially on a slight incline or in damp conditions. 12000 miles on these and have been very disappointed, new purchase is Michelin Primacy 4 and already enjoy the experience much more.
1 - tyre reviewed on November 10, 2019   

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