Hankook Ventus S1 evo2

This tyre is also known as the Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K117.

This tyre replaced the Hankook Ventus S1 evo and this tyre has been replaced by the Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 84%
Wet Grip 77%
Road Feedback 76%
Handling 79%
Wear 67%
Comfort 73%
Buy again 66%

Tyre review data from 74 tyre reviews averaging 75% over 839,201 miles driven.

The Ventus S1 evo2 is ranked 40th of 70 Summer Max Performance tyres.

Reports

Latest Tyre Test Results

2020 Auto Bild UHP 19 inch Tyre Test - 4th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent tyre with a balanced performance in all tests, stable in the dry and wet, low noise, low fuel use, good price to performance ratio.
  • Negative - Slightly slow steering response.
  • Overall - Recommended.
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2019 Auto Bild Sports Car Tyre Test - 6th of 11 tyres

  • Positive - Good aquaplaning resistance, short dry braking, good levels of comfort.
  • Negative - Relatively long wet braking.
  • Overall - Good.
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2019 Gute Fahrt Summer 18 Inch Tyre Test - 5th of 12 tyres

  • Positive - A well balanced tyre, good wet handling, high aquaplaning resistance.
  • Negative - None mentioned.
  • Overall - Highly Recommended.
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2020 Tyre Tests

  • 4th: 2020 Auto Bild UHP 19 inch Tyre Test (265/35 R19)
  • 2019 Tyre Tests

  • 5th: 2019 Gute Fahrt Summer 18 Inch Tyre Test (225/40 R18)
  • 6th: 2019 Auto Bild Sports Car Tyre Test (245/45 R18)
  • 2018 Tyre Tests

  • 2nd: 2018 Auto Bild 19 inch Summer Tyre Test (265/35 R19)
  • 3rd: 2018 Sport Auto 19 inch UHP and Track Day Tyre Test (265/35 R19)
  • 4th: 2018 Ace 235/45 R18 Summer Tyre Test (235/45 R18)
  • 7th: 2018 Test World Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 8th: 2018 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 2017 Tyre Tests

  • 2nd: 2017 Auto Bild Sports Cars Tyre Test (235/35 R19)
  • 4th: 2017 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test (245/45 R18)
  • 4th: 2017 Auto Bild UHP Tyre Test (245/40 R18)
  • 5th: 2017 Motor Mag UHP Tyre Test (235/35 R19)
  • 7th: 2017 EVO Summer Tyre Test (225/40 R18)
  • 2016 Tyre Tests

  • 2nd: 2016 AutoBild UHP Summer Tyre Test (255/35 R20)
  • 3rd: 2016 Sport Auto UHP Summer Tyre Test (235/40 R18)
  • 5th: 2016 ADAC Tyre Test - 225/45 R17 (225/45 R17)
  • 5th: 2016 Test World Performance Tyre Test (225/40 R18)
  • 6th: 2016 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test (225/40 R18)
  • 8th: 2016 EVO Summer Performance Tyre Test (235/35 R19)
  • 9th: 2016 GTU Performance Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 2015 Tyre Tests

  • 3rd: 2015 Sport Auto 235/35 R19 UHP Tyre Test (235/35 R19)
  • 3rd: 2015 Top 5 Summer Performance Tyres (235/35 R19)
  • 4th: 2015 Auto Review Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 4th: 2015 Auto Express Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 7th: 2015 EVO Magazine Performance Tyre Test (225/40 R18)
  • 2014 Tyre Tests

  • 3rd: 2014 Auto Review Max Performance Tyre Test (255/40 R19)
  • 8th: 2014 EVO Max Performance Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 10th: 2014 ACE Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 2013 Tyre Tests

  • 4th: 2013 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 6th: 2013 European Summer Sports Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 6th: 2013 Sport Auto Max Performance Summer Tyre Test (225/40 R18)
  • 2012 Tyre Tests

  • 3rd: 2012 Autobild 50 Tyre Braking Test (225/45 R17)
  • 3rd: 2012 Auto Bild Max Performance Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 3rd: 2012 Sport Auto Summer Tyre Test (235/35 R19)
  • 7th: 2012 EVO Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    205/60 R16 92V OE C B 69 9.66kgs
    205/60 R16 92W OE C B 69 9.48kgs
    205/60 R16 96V XL OE C B 70 9.78kgs
    245/40 R17 95Y XL REP E A 71 10.50kgs
    245/40 R17 95Y XL REP E A 71 10.12kgs
    255/40 R17 94W REP E A 71 13.12kgs
    255/40 R17 98Y XL REP C A 73 10.65kgs
    205/45 R17 84W REP E B 71 10.04kgs
    225/45 R17 91V OE C A 71 9.39kgs
    225/45 R17 94Y XL REP E A 71 9.90kgs
    225/45 R17 91W OE E C 70 9.68kgs
    225/45 R17 91V OE C A 71 9.70kgs
    225/45 R17 94Y XL REP E A 71 10.12kgs
    225/45 R17 91W OE C A 70 9.83kgs
    235/45 R17 97Y XL REP E A 71 10.78kgs
    235/45 R17 97Y XL REP E A 71 10.12kgs
    245/45 R17 95W OE B B 69 11.22kgs
    245/45 R17 99Y XL REP E A 71 11.37kgs
    245/45 R17 95Y OE E B 67 11.57kgs
    245/45 R17 99Y XL REP E A 71 10.88kgs
    205/50 R17 89W REP E B 71 11.83kgs
    205/50 R17 93Y XL REP E A 72 9.10kgs
    225/50 R17 94W OE E A 71 10.66kgs
    225/50 R17 98Y XL OE C B 65 11.33kgs
    225/50 R17 98W XL OE C A 71 10.71kgs
    225/50 R17 94W OE E B 71 11.17kgs
    225/50 R17 94Y OE C B 65 11.33kgs
    225/50 R17 94W OE B B 69 10.10kgs
    225/50 R17 98Y XL REP C A 71 10.66kgs
    205/55 R17 91W OE C A 69 9.32kgs
    205/55 R17 91W OE B A 68 9.57kgs
    205/55 R17 95W XL OE C B 70 9.32kgs
    225/55 R17 97Y OE C B 71 11.33kgs
    225/55 R17 97W OE E B 71 11.21kgs
    245/35 R18 92Y XL REP E A 71 10.22kgs
    255/35 R18 94Y XL REP E A 72 10.12kgs
    255/35 R18 94Y XL REP E A 72 9.72kgs
    255/35 R18 90Y REP E A 71 12.60kgs
    265/35 R18 97Y XL REP E A 72 11.22kgs
    265/35 R18 97Y XL REP E A 72 11.43kgs
    275/35 R18 99Y XL REP C A 72 11.76kgs
    285/35 R18 101Y XL REP E A 75 12.52kgs
    225/40 R18 88Y REP E A 71 11.41kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL OE C A 69 10.25kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL REP E A 71 9.81kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL OE C B 71 10.06kgs
    235/40 R18 95Y XL REP E A 71 10.30kgs
    235/40 R18 95Y XL REP E A 71 9.91kgs
    245/40 R18 93Y OE E B 70 11.60kgs
    245/40 R18 93W REP E B 71 12.94kgs
    245/40 R18 97Y XL REP E A 71 10.85kgs
    245/40 R18 97Y XL REP E A 71 11.20kgs
    245/40 R18 93Y OE E B 66 11.72kgs
    245/40 R18 97Y XL OE E B 71 12.08kgs
    255/40 R18 99Y XL REP C A 72 11.51kgs
    265/40 R18 101Y XL REP C A 72 12.29kgs
    275/40 R18 103Y XL REP C A 72 12.51kgs
    215/45 R18 93Y XL REP E A 71 9.41kgs
    215/45 R18 93Y XL REP E A 71 9.12kgs
    225/45 R18 91W OE B A 69 9.59kgs
    225/45 R18 95Y XL REP E A 71 10.49kgs
    225/45 R18 95Y XL REP E A 71 10.21kgs
    235/45 R18 98Y XL REP C A 71 11.25kgs
    245/45 R18 100Y XL REP E A 71 11.42kgs
    245/45 R18 100Y XL OE B A 70 12.02kgs
    245/45 R18 96Y REP F A 71 14.43kgs
    245/45 R18 100Y XL REP E A 71 11.89kgs
    245/45 R18 96W OE B B 68 11.88kgs
    245/45 R18 96W OE B B 68 12.17kgs
    255/45 R18 103Y XL REP C A 71 11.76kgs
    255/45 R18 103Y XL REP C A 71 12.31kgs
    275/45 R18 107Y XL REP C A 72 13.17kgs
    245/50 R18 100W REP F A 71 16.56kgs
    255/30 R19 91Y XL REP C A 73 10.77kgs
    265/30 R19 93Y XL REP E A 72 11.08kgs
    275/30 R19 96Y XL REP E A 72 12.06kgs
    285/30 R19 98Y XL REP E A 72 12.70kgs
    295/30 R19 100Y XL REP E A 72 12.67kgs
    305/30 R19 102Y XL REP C A 72 13.15kgs
    225/35 R19 88Y XL REP E A 71 9.89kgs
    225/35 R19 88Y XL REP E A 71 9.77kgs
    235/35 R19 91Y XL REP E A 71 10.36kgs
    235/35 R19 91Y XL REP E A 71 10.26kgs
    245/35 R19 93Y XL OE E B 72 11.95kgs
    245/35 R19 93Y XL REP C A 71 10.37kgs
    245/35 R19 93Y XL OE E B 67 12.16kgs
    255/35 R19 96Y XL OE E B 70 12.90kgs
    255/35 R19 96Y XL REP E A 72 11.08kgs
    255/35 R19 96Y XL REP E A 72 11.37kgs
    265/35 R19 98Y XL OE C A 72 12.89kgs
    265/35 R19 98Y XL REP E A 72 12.10kgs
    265/35 R19 98Y XL OE C A 72 12.45kgs
    275/35 R19 100Y XL REP E A 72 12.23kgs
    225/40 R19 93Y XL REP C A 71 10.29kgs
    235/40 R19 96Y XL OE C A 70 12.02kgs
    235/40 R19 96Y XL REP C A 71 11.04kgs
    245/40 R19 98Y XL REP C A 71 11.06kgs
    245/40 R19 98Y XL REP C A 71 11.57kgs
    255/40 R19 100Y XL REP C A 72 11.53kgs
    255/40 R19 100Y XL REP C A 72 12.04kgs
    275/40 R19 105Y XL REP C A 72 13.61kgs
    275/40 R19 105Y XL REP C A 72 13.33kgs
    245/45 R19 102Y XL REP C A 71 11.84kgs
    245/45 R19 102Y XL REP C A 71 12.42kgs
    255/45 R19 104Y XL REP C A 72 12.47kgs
    255/30 R20 92Y XL REP E A 73 11.56kgs
    265/30 R20 94Y XL REP C A 73 11.47kgs
    275/30 R20 97Y XL OE E A 72 13.22kgs
    275/30 R20 97Y XL REP C A 72 12.20kgs
    275/30 R20 97Y XL OE E A 72 13.69kgs
    295/30 R20 101Y XL REP C A 73 13.12kgs
    305/30 R20 103Y XL REP C A 73 13.75kgs
    225/35 R20 90Y XL REP E A 71 10.44kgs
    235/35 R20 92Y XL REP E A 72 10.76kgs
    245/35 R20 95Y XL REP E A 72 11.34kgs
    255/35 R20 97Y XL REP E A 72 11.99kgs
    275/35 R20 102Y XL REP C A 73 13.01kgs
    245/40 R20 99Y XL REP C A 72 11.92kgs

    Questions and Answers for the Hankook Ventus S1 evo2

    2016-10-06 - I've got the Hanhook Ventus S1 evo2 tyres on a new Mercedes GLC 4matic - what can I expect driving in snow / ice conditions? What would be a good alternative winter tyre?

    The Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 is a summer tyre, and as such will have very little snow and ice performance. There are many good winter tyres, depending on your tyre size and vehicle, have a read around TyreReviews!


    2017-06-20 - Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV - Is it a run flat type of tire?

    There are both runflat and non-runflat versions of the Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV.


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    Size Price Range  
    225/40 R18 £75.29 - £124.10 (20 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/45 R17 £68.29 - £106.70 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/50 R17 £87.79 - £144.80 (57 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    245/35 R19 £122.79 - £190.30 (22 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    255/35 R18 £139.29 - £226.20 (11 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    255/35 R19 £113.69 - £187.30 (17 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    Available in 47 tyre sizes - View all.

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    Top 3 Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 Reviews

    Given 89% while driving a Citroën C4 (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
    Hello you all :)

    I've bought these tires in March 2015 and finished the season in the starting of November 2015. So after 15k miles (22k km) i have to say that they are excellent ! My tire dimension in 225/45/ZR17 XL. They grip is excellent in every condition. The way the tire manages water is very good and in the heated summer days the tire has a system to dissipate heat from the interior. The tires are class E on fuel consumption but there is a big advantage here: the grip better than because there soft; the main disadvantage is that they wear faster. The next summer i think is going to be the last one for them and after that will buy a new pair.
    Helpful 121 - tyre reviewed on January 6, 2016
    Given 25% while driving a BMW X5 4.4i (255/50 R19) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles
    These are the absolute worst tires I have ever purchased. They handle on dry roads like old bias ply tires. and if the weather turns, forget it! My old worn out Michelin's out performed these.
    Helpful 37 - tyre reviewed on February 20, 2017
    Given 93% while driving a Lexus IS350 (255/35 R18 W) on mostly town for 13,000 average miles
    After i fit theme on my 2011 ISF , i did fit theme on my 2014 is 350 which come in different size for rear and front... and I am so happy with Hankock product's quality / performance / price & wear ... I am looking for the s1 evo 3 next time
    Helpful 30 - tyre reviewed on August 11, 2019
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    Given 64% while driving a Lancia (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 12,500 average miles
    After a bit more than 20.000 km these tires have noticeably less grip than at the start of their life. They have handled very strangely from the start. Car is acting like it was on rails on roads that are a bit tracked by heavy traffic. I've never felt this in my entire driving "career". These tires don't have wheel protection lip which, besides not having alloy wheel curb protection, also makes them look a bit strange. Not a bad tire, but I am much more satisfied with my winter set of Kleber Krisalps.
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on June 18, 2022
    Given 64% while driving a Audi A5 2.0 TDi (2017) (255/35 R19) on mostly town for 15,534 easy going miles
    (AO) In the 4th year there were cracks on the tires, especially visible between the blocks. In general, the condition is good. At the tire fitting they said, after 4 years of operation, change it, as it began to crumble during dismantling. Didn't take risks.
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on June 11, 2022
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    Given 76% while driving a Audi a5 3.0 tdi quattro sport (255/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 50,000 spirited miles
    (fitted as default tyres by manufacturer) tyres provide excellent grip in dry + wet, good & sporty feedback on the steering. Tend to get a bit louder while aging over time
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on May 16, 2022
    Given 79% while driving a BMW 330i M Sport Coupe (265/35 R19) on mostly motorways for 23,000 spirited miles
    I’ve had these for about 35000km on the car and they were driven sporty, sometimes aggressively. Overall performance in the dry is very good, apart from road noise which could be even lower (it’s not bad at all!). Performance in the wet suffers from pronounced under steer in my setup with 245 at the front, 265 at the back. Never had any issues with that on the road, but trying to get the car into a controlled oversteer is not so easy with the lack of bite at the front in wet conditions. Furthermore the shoulder wears a lot quicker than the mid section of the tire which limits the lifespan. (Before you ask: yes I take a lot of highspeed ramps on and off the autobahn. And no, my chassis does not need alignment). Overall I think it’s been a good tire and I need a replacement by the end of this season. I’ll probably check the Ventus S1 Evo3
    Helpful 5 - tyre reviewed on May 11, 2022
    Given 51% while driving a Audi S5 (255/35 R19) on mostly country roads for 2,000 spirited miles
    Fitted as stock to 2017 Audi S5, they’re ok performance wise (not great at anything in my view), but noisy on rough surfaces which is not great when driving a and B roads, I’m considering removing from the car before wear limit and replacing with eagle f1 asymmetric 5 which I’ve had on other and current cars without issues. I had hankook on a previous Skoda and regretted that purchase and changed to eagles again as soon as.
    Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on November 17, 2021
    Given 84% while driving a Volkswagen 2.0 TDI 4Motion 16V (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 35,000 spirited miles
    A little bit noisy especially at 3 - 4 mm tread depth. When hot they have a good traction, but high noise level,
    Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on October 12, 2021
    Audi a5 3.0 tdi quattro sport (255/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 50,000 spirited miles
    got them fitted by spec on an Audi A5 - very silent in the beginning, got a fair bit louder after passing 40k km. competes easily with continental, michelin and co, for a fraction of a prize. best value for the money.
    Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on September 27, 2021
    Given 71% while driving a Volkswagen Passat B6 (235/45 R17) on mostly town for 18,000 average miles
    The grip is excellent on dry road, on wet is also good but felt a bit unstable. You can feel every dump and stone on the road, it's also noisy for me. They wear out very fast, I managed to use them 3 summers, less then 30000 km. Overall I felt it very responsive and excellent grip but noisy and does not last long. !!! Please consider this info as a my personal opinion based on my experience with these tyres, it is not a result of a testing process.
    Helpful 5 - tyre reviewed on September 15, 2021
    Given 71% while driving a Volkswagen Passat CC (235/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 30 average miles
    Behavior is prediable. Grip in both dry and wet are good, after approx 500 KM.The most strange thing is I feel heavy aquaplaning at the first brand-new 500 KM but gone after. Maybe this tyre need certain mileage to warm itself up? If you take it as UHP tyre, wear is good actually. I drove this tyre for 50,000 KM and should no problem to 60K, beside the small cracking. Strong feedback which is good. At the same time, noice is really unacceptable after 20,000 driving, at least for my ear. I have to replce it even there are 2 mm left to the worn. Considering the price, you should replace it every 20,000... this will keep you in the best performance. LOL. If you don't care about noice, comfort but perfromance, I suggest you take it. If you are looking for a more balance tyre as me, I may not recommend this tyre.
    Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on July 7, 2021
    Given 34% while driving a Mazda RX 7 (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
    Absolutely miserable tire. No grip whatsoever in the rain, lets go in the dry with no indication whatsoever, braking is borderline dangerous.
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on July 1, 2021
    Given 64% while driving a Vauxhall Insignia grand sport 1.5t petrol (245/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
    I purchased a 2017 Insignia Grand Sport with these tyres fitted from the factory. Initially I thought they were a good tyre. Decent grip on wet and dry, reasonable feedback and not too harsh. I also discovered that these are the sound absorber tyres with a foam lining which reduces noise - this is where things went downhill. The car began to develop a vibration through the steering which I put down to a balancing issue or possibly damage to a wheel on our lovely UK roads. I took the car to a local tyre fitter, who attempted to balance the wheels up, but kept getting differing reading every time the wheel was spun. We agreed that it may be better to swap front wheels to rear and see how that goes. Initially, this worked and the car drove smoothly again for a few weeks, then began to vibrate (this time at the rear of the car) at 55mph+ to the point where it was impossible to sit at anything above 60mph - not ideal on a motorway run. Did some searching online and found a few reports of the foam liners moving/distorting and causing balance problems. At this point the car was becoming undrivable on anything other than a trip to the local shop, so I changed to Goodyear F1 Assymetric 5 all round, which although are noisier than the Hankook, I can now use the car properly again. To sum up, I would avoid these tyres.
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on May 15, 2021
    Given 10% while driving a Audi A4 Avant (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 0 average miles
    My 2019 Audi A4 avant has these tyres (245/35/ZR190 fitted as new. I've done 6300 miles and the front tyres have only 3mm left on them and rear 4/5mm left.Won't be buying them again when the time come for replacements.
    Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on January 27, 2021