Hankook I*Cept Evo W310 Tire Review & Rating
The Winter I*Cept Evo W310 from Hankook Tires features a sporty design that is engineered for drivers of sport coupes, sedans, crossovers and smaller SUV’s who are looking for solid performance in a variety of tough winter weather road conditions.
The High-Technology Tread compound and asymmetric tread pattern are made for traction and handling in a wide range of temperatures and road surfaces. The outer longitudinal rib block enhances dry surface cornering and reduces braking distances.
Unique Polar Bear Claw grooves around the tread feature a deeper tread depth to increase water, slush and snow evacuation from under the tire’s contact patch. 3-D sipes provide added block stiffness and increase handling, giving you more confidence while driving in rough winter conditions and helping to prevent you from sliding all over the road.
Inside the tire you will find twin steel belts with spirally wound nylon for added reinforcement. This combination increases strength and stability, as well as improving treadwear. Hankook includes a 40,000 mile tread guarantee on the W310.
- Traction and handling on snow, slush, rain and dry is very good
- Ride comfort is among best in class
- Long lasting treadlife and a 40,000 mile warranty
- Softer sidewall lessens dry cornering performance
- Increase hard-pack snow and ice traction
This is a snow tire that excels in several areas, yet it is also far from perfect. The traction and grip on snow, rain and slush is excellent. Deep snow traction could be a little better, as could be cornering power at higher temps, but it is still more than adequate. The bigger issue is with traction/braking on hard pack and ice. The tire suffers a bit here and you’ll need to use some extra caution.
One area that surprised us was with the ride comfort. This tire rides smooth and without the noise you often hear with winter tires. You really can’t tell you’re riding on them at times. Hankook includes a 40K mile warranty, which is not often found with any brand.
Overall, despite a couple of drawbacks, this is an adequate winter tire that will get you through mild to moderate conditions.
What Vehicles Will The Hankook W310 Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Acura TSX, TL
- Audi A4
- BMW M Coupe, 3 Series, 5 Series
- Cadillac STS
- Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Cobalt, Malibu, Impala
- Chrysler PT Cruiser, 300
- Dodge Stratus R/T, Grand Caravan, Intrepid, Charger
- Ford Mustang, Fusion, Escape, Taurus
- Honda S2000, Civic, Accord, Odyssey
- Lexus LS430, IS300, SC430
- Mazda 6, Mazda 3
- Mini Cooper S
- Nissan Sentra, Maxima, Altima
- Pontiac Vibe, GTO, Grand Am, Grand Prix
- Porsche 911 Carrera
- Toyota Avalon, Prius, Sienna
- VW Jetta, Golf
- Volvo S70 T5
185/65R15 88H VSB
195/55R15XL 89H VSB
195/60R15 88H VSB
205/60R15 91H VSB
205/65R15 94H VSB
195/55R16 87H VSB
205/50R16 XL 91H VSB
205/55R16 91H VSB
215/55R16XL 97H VSB
215/65R16 98H VSB
225/50R16 XL 96V VSB
225/55R16 XL 99V VSB
225/60R16 98H VSB
235/60R16 100H VSB
205/50R17 XL 93V VSB
215/45R17 XL 91H VSB
215/50R17 XL 95V VSB
225/45R17XL 94V VSB
225/50R17 XL 98V VSB
225/55R17XL 101V VSB
235/45R17 XL 97V VSB
235/55R17XL 103V VSB
235/65R17XL 108V VSB
245/45R17 XL 99V VSB
255/60R17 106H VSB
215/45R18 XL 93H VSB
225/40R18XL 92V SBL
225/60R18XL 104V VSB
235/40R18 XL 95V VSB
235/45R18 XL 98V VSB
235/50R18XL 101V VSB
245/40R18 XL 97V VSB
245/45R18XL 100V VSB
245/50R18 100V VSB
255/45R18XL 103V VSB
255/55R18XL 109V VSB
245/40R19 XL 98V VSB
Best prices on the Evo W310 range from approximately $89 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
The Hankook W310 comes with a 40,000 mile tread guarantee. There is also a first 2/32 inch of wear on tire uniformity.
Materials and workmanship are backed for life and call for a prorated amount down to the final 2/32 inch of useable treadlife on the tire.