Hankook Ventus Prime 4

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

This tire replaced the Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125.

Tire Reviews

Dry Grip 94%
Wet Grip 92%
Road Feedback 87%
Handling 90%
Wear 92%
Comfort 90%
Buy again 95%

Tire review data from 19 tire reviews averaging 91% over 68,913 miles driven.

The Ventus Prime 4 is ranked 4th of 143 Summer Premium Touring tires.


Latest Tire Test Results

2023 Tire Reviews Best Summer Tires - 7th of 13 tires

  • 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 Best SUV Tires Tested - 5th of 12 tires

  • 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 ADAC Summer Tire Test - 9th of 50 tires

  • Positive - Balanced, good on dry and wet roads.
  • Negative - Slight weakness when aquaplaning, slight weaknesses in the environmental balance, weaknesses in efficiency.
  • Overall - Driving safety: The Hankook Ventus Prime4 secured a good overall rating for driving safety. The Ventus Prime 4 offers the driver satisfactory feedback on the steering wheel on dry roads, but is still safe at the limit. Its braking distance is classified as good compared to the test field. On wet roads, the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 scores in braking distance measurements and in wet handling with good grip and safe drivability. However, its aquaplaning behavior is only rated as satisfactory. Overall, the Hankook secured a good rating for wet performance.

    Environmental balance: In the environmental balance, the Ventus Prime4 gets a good rating for the predicted mileage and for its abrasion. In terms of efficiency, on the other hand, it loses out due to its relatively high weight. All in all, it does not go beyond a satisfactory result in terms of the environmental balance.
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2023 Tire Tests

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

  • 2nd: 2022 Summer Tire Market Overview (215/55 R17)
  • 2nd: 2022 Auto Bild Summer Tire 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 tires 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 tire 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 tires in Greek roads.
    Helpful 137 - tire 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 tires. 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 69 - tire 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 tires.In my dimension (205/45 R16W XL) these tires 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 tirewear.I don't know what magical they did at Hankook development department centre but these tires are the best i ever driven(i am car mechanic so i've tested many cars with many tire brands).In Greek roads this tire 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 48 - tire reviewed on April 24, 2022
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    Latest Hankook Ventus Prime 4 Reviews

    Given 89% while driving a Honda Civic 1.5T (215/50 R17) on mostly motorways for 2,000 spirited miles
    I'am using these tires 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 tire 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 tire 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 tire again.
    Helpful 1 - tire 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 tires, low noise and very good grip especially when you are late and need to get somewhere faster
    Helpful 7 - tire reviewed on December 30, 2022
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    Given 68% while driving a MINI Cooper S (205/50 R16) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
    Decent tire for the road. Average near the limit. Quite bad at the track. Buy if you want a good tire for the road. By no means a high performance tire.
    Helpful 14 - tire 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 tire for Greek roads
    Helpful 12 - tire 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 tire 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 11 - tire 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 tires and I can say that you can relay on these tires. I crossed 7 countries during the summer some of them with terrible road surface but the tires handled all of them perfectly. I would recommend!
    Helpful 9 - tire 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 10 - tire 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 tire better grip is there. Tire 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 tire, 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 tire.
    Helpful 13 - tire 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 10 - tire 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 tire. good tires. but not that great. The most obvious thing felt while driving is silence. the rest is ordinary
    Helpful 13 - tire reviewed on July 20, 2022
    Given 97% while driving a Honda Accord Tourer (215/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
    I put 3000km on the tire. It gives excellent grip in the dry and wet and excellent feedback. To be honest I was not expecting such good performance. Can't comment on the ware as of now but it's definitely a tire I can rely on. Coming from a Continental Premiumcontact 6 I would say it's an improvement which I didn't believe was possible. Excellent efficiency!
    Helpful 12 - tire reviewed on June 5, 2022
    Given 83% while driving a VW Polo 6R 1.6 TDI Bluemotion (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
    Hello! I've driven the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 in 205/55 R16 size with 91H indexes for about 1500 km. I really can't say anything bad about the tires. Great handling on the dry road. On the rough stuff tire behaves nice. When the road is wet grip level is amazing. Comfort is ok, maybe could be better considering the height of the tire wall but that is the only thing that could improve. Fuel consumption is ok.
    Helpful 11 - tire reviewed on May 14, 2022