Hankook Winter i cept evo3

The Hankook Winter i cept evo3 is a Ultra High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre replaced the Hankook Winter i cept evo2.

Dry Grip 93%
Wet Grip 94%
Road Feedback 81%
Handling 83%
Wear 90%
Comfort 74%
Buy again 83%
Snow Grip 92%
Ice Grip 88%

Tyre review data from 8 tyre reviews averaging 86% over 62,200 miles driven.

The Winter i cept evo3 is ranked 13th of 41 Winter Ultra High Performance tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test - 4th of 6 tyres

  • Positive - Very good in the snow, lowest rolling resistance on test, low purchase price, good value.
  • Negative - Average wet performance.
  • Overall -
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2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test - 4th of 13 tyres

  • Positive - Good wet braking, good aquaplaning resistance, best snow braking and excellent snow traction and handling.
  • Negative - Extended dry braking, average wet handling lap, average rolling resistance.
  • Overall - The Hankook Winter Icept Evo3 was one of the best tyres in the snow, which is an important quality for a winter tyre, had great grip in the wet with good aquaplaning resistance. It lost out a little in the dry with a 9th placed dry braking result, but it was only 5% off the best. A solid winter tyre.
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2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test - 6th of 9 tyres

  • Positive - High safety reserves on snow, good aquaplaning precaution.
  • Negative - Strong understeering with high sensitivity to load changes, less balanced in wet handling, highest pass-by noise.
  • Overall - Good on snow, high aquaplaning protection. Too unbalanced in wet conditions.
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Top 3 Hankook Winter i cept evo3 Reviews

Given 48% while driving a Volkswagen Golf (225/40 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 900 spirited miles
Very uncomfortable tyre, the sidewall also looks different than on the website, I sold them after a couple of weeks.
Helpful 158 - tyre reviewed on November 1, 2020
Given 94% while driving a Volvo V90 D4 (245/45 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
For my style of driving - average, comfort, mixed city+highway is very well balanced. I was looking for well balanced winter tyre (best for grip and breaking on wet) and at the end I decided to try new W330 iCept Evo 3 because of good test results on exact tyre size I needed. Price was also much better than GY or Michelin and performance pretty close/similar so it was no beainer for me. I can’t comment on wear and fuel consumption but it is slightly higher than with my summer GY UG 9 (which is expected).
Helpful 42 - tyre reviewed on February 21, 2021
Given 85% while driving a Nissan Qashqai 2018 (215/55 R18) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
Got this tires for my Qashqai and I am quite happy with them so far. Grip is good om wet road, feedback and handling are also very good. Only used them for month so can"t comment on wear.
Helpful 33 - tyre reviewed on November 15, 2020
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Latest Hankook Winter i cept evo3 Reviews

Given 100% while driving a Lexus ls460l (/55 R18) on mostly country roads for 50,000 spirited miles
Been running hankook winter ipike for over 10 years. Short summer seasons in Wyoming and there is no reason to change to a summer tire. Great value and an awesome tire. Never any punctures or other road hazard repairs. Ipike grip like claws in the snow. Tried the icept tire on my lexus 460 as ipike do not come in my size. Usual hankook quality. Awesome traction in wet snow or ice. Very stable in the snow. Love them and can't beat the price. Under $600 for 4 tires.
Helpful 10 - tyre reviewed on July 9, 2022
Given 99% while driving a Jeep compass (225/60 R17) on mostly town for 2,000 average miles
Excellent grip on snow. Excellent tires, I would recommend to everyone. Buy again 100%.
Helpful 19 - tyre reviewed on January 12, 2022
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Given 88% while driving a VW Polo 6R 1.6 TDI Bluemotion (245/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 300 spirited miles
Much better than my old Conti or Bridgestone. Haven’t tried them in snow yet, but they are extremely good value. Some complain about comfort on these, but this is a winter tyre, and as such it is way better than ant other I have tried!
Helpful 13 - tyre reviewed on October 29, 2021
Given 79% while driving a Volkswagen GTi Mk6 (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 5,000 spirited miles
Very good tyres. What surprised me is just how good the wet grip is under hard acceleration. For the price I've been very satisfied. I don't have any major complaints so far and I can only recommend this tyre.
Helpful 32 - tyre reviewed on May 14, 2021