Hankook Optimo H428 Tire Review & Rating
The Optimo H428 from Hankook is used as original equipment on vehicles like the Chevy Sonic and Hyundai Elantra among others. Designed for drivers of coupes and sedans, the H428 features all-season traction and handling to go with a smoother ride.
An all-season tread compound is branded with the M+S emblem for increased traction year round. The tire’s shoulder design and grooves enhance dry traction and give this model adequate cornering performance. Don’t expect too much out of this tire in the corners because that is not what it is engineered to provide.
Circumferential grooves and lateral grooves aid in wet surface handling and evacuating water from under the tread. The tread compound used in the tire’s makeup also helps reduce road noise. Many reviews from other drivers have stated how quiet this tire rides.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts and a polyester cord body for added strength and durability, as well as enhanced ride comfort. Hankook offers 15-17 inch sizes, and the tire sports an H-speed rating.
- Dry traction is very good
- Steering feel
- Ride is comfortable
- Softer sidewall lessens corning performance
- Wet grip
- Winter handling is non-existent
The Hankook H428 finds most of its use as original equipment, and that is likely also its best use. While areas such as ride comfort, dry traction and steering response are not that bad overall, this tire simply has far too many other issues that diminish its performance.
Unfortunately, traction on snow and ice is basically non-existent. Review after review from other tire owners tell of how bad this tire is in winter conditions. Parking the car could very well be your best decision when faced with driving in snow and ice on this model. In addition, grip on wet pavement is poor. Again, numerous drivers have spoken of the vehicle sliding and hydroplaning when it rains. Finally, treadwear is another area this tire performs poorly.
Overall, there’s not a lot we can add that hasn’t already been said by other tire owners. We would not recommend this tire and feel there are other Hankook all-season tires that would make for a much better option.
What Vehicles Will The Hankook H428 Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Chevrolet Sonic, Cruze, Malibu
- Dodge Avenger
- Ford Fusion
- Honda Accord, Civic
- Hyundai Sonata, Elantra
- Nissan Altima
- Toyota Camry, Corolla
- Volkswagen Jetta
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Prices on the Optimo H428 range from approximately $76 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Hankook provides a limited tread warranty on the H428. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and include free 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.
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