Hankook Ventus HRII H405 Tire Review & Rating
The Ventus HRII H405 from Hankook is one of the company’s high performance all-season tires. Also used as original equipment on many of today’s sport coupes, sedans and other vehicles, theH405 is engineered to provide year round handling for a budget-friendly price.
An all-season silica-enhanced tread compound combines with a directional low profile tread design to increase dry surface traction and cornering performance. The footprint on the tire is noticeably wider to further enhance traction and braking. Unidirectional grooves add stability throughout the speed range and increase steering response.
Three circumferential grooves and the tire’s unique sweeping grooves add traction on wet pavement and expel more water from under the tire, which also reduces the risk of hydroplaning in rough weather.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts with nylon reinforcement and a polyester cord body to add more strength and stability to the tire at higher speeds. They also promote more even tread wear and ride comfort. The H405 carries an H-speed rating and is available in a variety of 16-17 inch sizes.
- Dry traction acceleration and braking are very good
- Cornering performance is exceptional
- Ride comfort is surprisingly good
- Budget friendly price makes for an excellent value
- A little extra road noise
- Winter handling
The Ventus HR II H405 may surprise you in how well it performs. Just by looking at the aggressive tread design you can see that it is going to provide outstanding traction and cornering power. What you might not expect though is the level of comfort the tire also provides. There is a little extra road noise on this tire, but nothing that would cause us issues.
Even though this is an all-season tire, you need to use caution when driving on snow and ice. This is not a winter tire obviously, and the lack of adequate traction in deeper snow and ice shows.
Overall, the low price point and better than average performance make this model a good value for drivers looking for a high performance all-season tire.
What Vehicles Will The Hankook H405 Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Acura TL, RL
- BMW M3, 540i, 320i
- Buick Park Avenue
- Chevrolet Camaro
- Chrysler PT Cruiser, Sebring
- Ford Focus, Mustang, Fiesta, Windstar, Taurus
- Honda Civic, Fit, Prelude, S2000
- Hyundai Tiburon, Veloster, Elantra
- Isuzu Rodeo
- Kia Spectra, Optima
- Mazda 6, Protege, 3, Miata
- Mitsubishi Eclipse
- Nissan Maxima, Altima, 240SX
- Saab 9-5
- Subaru Legacy, Impreza WRX, BRZ
- Toyota Prius, Matrix, Corolla
- Volkswagen Jetta, GTi
- Volvo S80
205/55R16 91H DSB
225/55R16 95H DSB
215/45R17 87H DSB
225/50R17 94H DSB
225/55R17 97H DSB
235/40R-17 90H VSB
Prices on the HRII H405 range from approximately $79 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Hankook includes a limited warranty on the H405. Tire uniformity is warranted for one-year or 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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