Hankook K125a Ventus Prime 3 Suv

235/60 R18 107V
The Hankook Ventus Prime 3 SUV offers a very balanced summer tyre for many of the most popular SUVs. Popular both with car manufacturers and independent tyre testers, the tyre is designed to offer precise steering, high levels of grip, and a long tread life. Hankook’s Ventus Prime 3 is designed for balance between performance, comfort and safety. The tyre contains a new high grip silica compo...
B A 71 dB
Summer
8.70 / 10
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TyreScore
8.70 out of 10

Beginning with the legally-required tyre label, we cross-reference with the results of third-party magazine tests. Next we look at OE fitments and corporate ESG scores. The result is a single mark out of 10. The higher the number, the better the TyreScore.

Full Tyre Description

The Hankook Ventus Prime 3 SUV offers a very balanced summer tyre for many of the most popular SUVs. Popular both with car manufacturers and independent tyre testers, the tyre is designed to offer precise steering, high levels of grip, and a long tread life. Hankook’s Ventus Prime 3 is designed for balance between performance, comfort and safety. The tyre contains a new high grip silica compound which benefits from a new mixing technology to improve wet braking performance by 8%, while also reducing rolling resistance. Four circumferential grooves in the tread pattern help to remove water more effectively from the tread, improving its wet weather control characteristics. Hankook has minimised trade-offs between wet and dry performance in the Ventus Prime 3 thanks to the positioning of individual lateral groove depths. The asymmetric tyre’s tread pattern has enlarged its contact patch by 10%. Alongside the tread design itself, this helps the tyre also deliver a superior dry handling performance. Wear resistance is 9% better than the predecessor tyre thanks to a new tread compound. Additionally Hankook equips the tyre with a state-of-the-art, lightweight rayon casing, a wide steel belt layer, and a high stiffness bead filler. These features contribute to better handling, more precise steering response and a high level of controllability, even at high speeds. Exterior noise is reduced by a combination of an optimised pitch design, improvements to the angles at which the lateral tread grooves are positioned, and an “anti-air resistance” sidewall. And to combat uneven wear, the Ventus Prime³ features the Visual Alignment Indicator (VAI) system found on all Hankook Ventus products. This shoulder-based feature provides drivers with a straightforward method of checking wheel alignment.

Test Results

ADAC Motorwelt - 25/02/2020

235/55 R17 W

Satisfactory

Autozeitung - 19/02/2020

225/50 R17 W

Highly recommended

Tyre Reviews - 15/08/2020

205/55 R16 V

If price is important to you, this might be a good option

Auto Motor und Sport - 14/03/2019

215/55 R17 W

"Recommended" - strengths: best braking in the wet, overall a sporty and, dynamic and comfortable tyre - Weaknesses: weak in dry braking and aquaplaning

AutoBild Allrad - 28/02/2019

225/55 R17 W

"Exemplary" - strengths: top performance on a dry track, short wet and dry braking distances - Weaknesses: Only verage traction in mud and on stony ground

AutoBild - 09/03/2018

195/65 R15 V

"Not recommended" - strengths: quieter roll, affordable price - Weaknesses: unbalanced ride and dangerously long stopping distances on wet track, sluggish steering behavior, spongy handling behavior and extended braking distances on dry roads

ADAC Motorwelt - 22/02/2018

205/55 R16 V

"Good" - Strengths: very balanced, very good on dry and wet roads - Weaknesses:

Gute Fahrt - 21/02/2018

205/55 R16 V

"Very good -" - strengths: grip, braking and handling in wet and dry conditions, aquaplaning, comfort, rolling resistance - Weaknesses:

ACE Lenkrad - 01/03/2017

215/60 R17 ---

"Recommended" - strengths: consistently quite balanced, cost - Weaknesses: Can not quite keep up with the best in the wet

Autozeitung - 22/02/2017

215/55 R17 W

"Highly recommended" - strengths: non-critical load-change reactions in the wet leaves in the dry Easily, Efficiently - Weaknesses: steering corrections at high speeds Necessary to give in a little spontaneous, early in the grip limit