Hankook Ventus ST RH06 Tire Review & Rating
The Hankook Ventus ST RH06 is engineered to deliver maximum traction and handling on all road surfaces for drivers of high performance SUV’s and light pickups. Just one look at this model and you can quickly see the RH06 has a high performance tread design that is built with the latest tire technology to set itself apart from the competition in this class.
An all-season silica enhanced tread compound and V-shaped tread design are made to increase traction and cornering performance on dry pavement. The tire’s jointless bead wire and high bead filler enhance stability and overall steering response and feel throughout the speed range. This is an area that many drivers have mentioned in reviews as being a real plus with this tire.
Noise reduction is another area that Hankook addresses with this model. They are the first tire maker to use DDPT, or Dual Depth Pitch Theory, on a passenger tire. We won’t go into a tech discussion over it, but DDPT is designed to dramatically lower tread noise through multiple sub pitch technology. Regardless of how you look at it, road noise is minimal on this tire compared to other tires in this class.
Inside the tire you will find two high-tensile steel belts with a jointless dual-cap ply for added strength and durability. They promote more even treadwear and enhance overall ride quality. A rim protector has been added on the RH06 to protect your wheels from accidental curb damage. You’ll find sizes available from 17-26 inches and a V or W-speed rating.
- Dry and wet traction and handling are very good
- Outstanding steering response and feel
- Quiet ride
- Tread life is above average
- Ride comfort
The ST RH06 provides a lot of performance for the money. We especially like the dry traction and cornering power this tire delivers. Steering is crisp and more responsive than many other models in this class. Wet handling is good, not great. The treadlife on this tire is very good as well.
Our only real knock on this particular tire is that we would like to see the ride be softened a bit. To be fair, it would definitely not deter us from running this tire. Naturally, this tire is not designed to be used in winter weather conditions.
Overall, this Hankook RH06 matches up favorably with the likes of other tires like the Michelin Latitude Sport and General Grabber UHP. You can’t go wrong with this high performance tire. It easily ranks as one of the best in this class.
What Vehicles Will The ST RH06 Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Buick Rendezvous
- Chevrolet Silverado, Trailblazer, Suburban, Tahoe
- Dodge Dakota, Durango, Ram
- Ford F-150, Expedition, Explorer, Escape
- GMC Sierra, Canyon
- Honda Pilot, Element, Ridgeline
- Hyundai Santa Fe
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Kia Sorento, Sedona
- Lincoln Navigator
- Mazda Tribute
- Mitsubishi Montero
- Nissan Pathfinder, Frontier, Xterra
- Saturn Vue
- Toyota Tacoma, 4Runner, Tundra, Sequoia, Highlander, RAV4
255/50R-17 101W BLK
275/60R-17 110V BLK
295/45R-18 108V BLK
265/50R-20 112W XL B
275/40R-20 106W XL B
275/45R-20 109V XL B
275/55R-20 117V XL B
285/50R-20 112V VSB
295/45R-20 114V XL B
265/35R-22 102W XL B
265/40R-22 106V XL B
275/45R-22 112V XL B
285/35R-22 102W BLK
285/45R-22 114V XL B
305/40R-22 114V XL B
305/45R-22 112V XL B
295/35R-24 112V XL B
305/35R-24 114V XL B
305/30R-26 111V XL B
Prices on the Hankook ST RH06 range from approximately $142 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Hankook provides a limited tread warranty on the RH06. 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 then given for the remaining time period or down to the last 2/32 inch of tread depth.
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