Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 H457 Tire Review & Rating

The Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 H457 is the company’s basic high performance all-season tire. Built for sport coupes and sedans, the H457 is designed to provide enhanced dry and wet traction, as well as increased ride comfort and a more sporty appearance.

Hankook uses a tread compound that includes higher levels of silica to help with traction and grip on all types of road surfaces. The tire’s directional tread pattern and continuous center rib aid in braking and acceleration, while also providing quicker steering response. While the steering is responsive for most drivers, serious driving enthusiasts may feel a little let down by the softer sidewalls on this tire that may put a damper on more spirited driving.

Hankook Ventus V2 Concept 2 H457 Tire Review

Wet traction is an area this tire does quite well in. The Hankook Ventus H457 utilizes its silica infused compound along with four wide circumferential grooves and unique V-tread pattern to evacuate water from under the tire. You should find this tire is hard to break loose unless you are trying to out drive the road conditions.

3-D tread blocks and multiple sipes around the tread are added for better performance on snow and ice. That said, this is an all-season tire that performs as expected in rough winter weather, which is to say… not that good.

Another area that Hankook’s engineers spent considerable time on is reducing unwanted road noise. The should tread features a Noise Control Block which helps eliminate noise and make the drive more comfortable.

Inside the tire you’ll find two steel belts that are wrapped with nylon to give the tire added strength and durability. Hankook offers a wide variety of 15-18 inch sizes, and speed ratings range from H, V and W. In addition, a 45K mile tread warranty is also part of the package.

Pros

  • Dry and wet traction
  • Ride comfort
  • Low road noise

Cons

  • Winter traction
  • Harder cornering

Overall Thoughts

The Hankook Ventus 2 H457 is a good fit for anyone who wants to add a little more sporty performance to their vehicle without sacrificing ride quality. This is a tire that handles itself very well on dry or wet roads. The ride is smooth and comfortable for a high performance tire, and has a lower amount of road noise than you might expect.

Where we find issues with this tire is in winter traction and handling, although this is pretty much standard with any all season tire. It should get you around in light amounts of snow, but in deep snow and ice things can go downhill quickly.

Finally, if you enjoy more spirited driving and taking corners at higher speeds, you may want to look to a different tire. While delivering more than adequate steering response and handling stability, this is not a tire that is designed to more serious handling performance. Overall we rank the H457 in the middle of the pack in its class.

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What Vehicles Will The Hankook H457 Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Acura TSX
  • Audi A4, TT
  • BMW 320i, 328i, 530i, X1
  • Buick Verano
  • Chevrolet Cruze, Malibu, Cobalt
  • Ford Fusion, Focus
  • Honda Accord, Fit, Civic, S2000
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Infiniti G35, I30
  • Kia Rondo, Spectra
  • Lincoln MKZ
  • Saab 9-3
  • Subaru Legacy, Impreza
  • Toyota Camry, Corolla
  • Volkswagen Golf, Jetta
  • Volvo S80, V70

Tire Sizes

15″

195/55R15 85V BSW
205/50R15 86H BSW

16″

185/55R16 83H BSW
205/45R16 83V BSW
205/50R16 87V BSW
205/55R16 94V BSW
215/55R16 97V BSW
225/50R16 92V BSW
225/55R16 99V BSW
245/50R16 97H BSW

17″

205/40R17 84V BSW
205/45R17 88V BSW
205/50R17 93V BSW
215/45R17 91V BSW
215/50R17 91V BSW
225/45R17 94V BSW
225/50R17 98V BSW
235/45R17 97V BSW
245/45R17 95V BSW

18″

215/45R18 93V BSW
225/40R18 92W BSW

Price Range

Hankook Ventus V2 Concept 2 H457 prices range from approximately $64 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

Hankook Tires provides a 5 year or 45,000 mile treadlife warranty on the Ventus H457. A one-year or first 2/32 inch of wear guarantee on tire uniformity is also included.

Materials and workmanship have a 5-year guarantee and come with free tire replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. Hankook will then prorate the amount down to 2/32 inch of tread depth.

A road hazard warranty is included and provides protection for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of tread wear.


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