Hankook DynaPro AS RH03 Tire Review & Rating
Used as original equipment on vehicles like the Ford Econoline van series and several others, the Hankook DynaPro AS RH03 features all-season traction and handling to go with a comfortable ride quality for drivers of light and medium duty trucks and vans.
An all-season tread compound and rounded shoulders provide added stability and increased steering response throughout the speed range, while also enhancing dry pavement traction. The interlocking intermediate rib adds to wet/dry traction, as well as reduces road noise for a more quiet riding experience.
Four circumferential grooves and the high sipe density that is found around the tread create increased grip on wet road surfaces. The grooves also reduce the risk of hydroplaning and add more confidence when driving in bad weather.
Inside the tire you will find a steel belted construction that increases tire strength and durability. It also promotes a more even tread wear, which Hankook backs up with either a 40,000 mile or 50,000 mile tread warranty depending on whether you choose an LT or P-metric model.
- Very good dry traction
- Ride is comfortable and smooth
- Quiet tire
- Low cost
- 50,000 mile warranty
- Winter handling could be better
We rank the RH03 in the lower half of the class for all-season truck/van tires for several reasons. While this tire does do some good things, there is nothing that really stands out as above average.
The ride is comfortable and traction on dry pavement is fine. It has an average ride quality with noise not being an issue on anything other than very rough pavement. Where it falls short of expectations would definitely be traction and handling on snow, and especially on ice. Expect to find issues with braking/acceleration if you plan to drive in winter weather conditions. Beyond that, wet traction is average at best.
Hankook does stand behind this model with a good tread warranty. The cost is a bit lower compared to other similar tires, however, when you factor in the performance, the value for the money is not what it should be.
Overall, this tire may be fine as used as an original equipment replacement tire, but there are other tires that would make a better choice if you are looking to take a step up in performance. Models like the Michelin Defender LTX M/S, General Grabber HTS60 or the Hankook DynaPro HT RH12 would make better options.
What Vehicles Will The Hankook RH03 Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Chevrolet Suburban, 2500 Cargo Van, Colorado, Silverado, Equinox
- Dodge Ram, Dakota
- Ford Econoline E350, E250, Edge, F-150, Explorer
- GMC Sierra, Canyon
- Honda Element, Pilot
- Isuzu Trooper
- Jeep Liberty
- Lexus RX300
- Lincoln Navigator
- Mazda Tribute
- Toyota Tundra
P235/75R-15 105S OWL
P235/75R-15 105S OWL
P255/70R-16 109S OWL
Prices on the RH03 range from approximately $88 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
The RH03 comes with a 5-year or 50,000 mile tread warranty on P-metric sizes, and 5-years or 40,000 mile on LT models. There is also a one-year or first 2/32 inch of wear guarantee on the tire’s uniformity.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and include free tire replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
Hankook provides a road hazard warranty for the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear on P-metric tires.
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