Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

Monday, June 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Optimo H727 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.55
 
 

2010 Lincoln MKZ
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Mantachie, MS
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
May 26, 2014

My car came oem equipped with 225/50/17 tires. To give my car a better 'stance', I up'd the tires size to a 55 series so the 'fender-to-tire' distance wouldn't be so large. In doing so, the Optimo727 was my pick of choice since it was a well rated cheap tire that had good wear numbers. Boy am I glad I did! The factory Michelin tires couldn't even start to compare in ride comfort to these tires. The 727s made my car actually ride like a Lincoln should. They are whisper quiet, buttery smooth on the highway, handle great on dry corners, and have a nice tread design. Even after 20k miles, these tires look new! With the way I drive, I can easily get 70k from these tires. This past January I had the opportunity to drive this car from north MS to Detroit, Michigan to the auto show. While on my trip, snowy roads plagued the entire journey. These tires performed flawlessly throughout it all. Not once did I feel uncomfortable driving at 70mph on the snow. I bet I saw 30 cars and trucks go into the median, but I felt secure with these tires. These tires have definitely made me a believer in the Hankook brand, and I look forward to purchasing another set when these wear out. I've read on here where people whine and complain about how noise gets more pronounced as these tires age... So?! Doesn't everything get a bit louder as it gets worn? If I can get 60-70k reliable well performing miles from a set of 'cheap' brand name tires, I promise I'm not gonna complain about it going "woopwoop". And I'd like to bet that the ones who DO complain about their Prius's tires getting a bit noisy with age, are probably the same kinda people who complain about how their FlipFlops give them sores when they go jogging... Ya gotta match the product to the situation it's gonna be used in! This is a soft riding luxury touring tire meant for heavier vehicles. Not a Low Rolling Resistance hybrid tire for light cars! I'll Happily slap on another set of these bad boys when the time comes. They're great!

Good Tires From Kumho, Hankook, Sumitomo and General

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Cy Chowattukunnel

In the tire game, Kumho, Hankook, Sumitomo and General may not be common household names to some, but our testing and customer feedback proves they make some great tires. How do they do this? Specialization. 

The vehicle market is so diverse, making it a huge challenge for a single tire manufacturer to engineer the right tire for every car, SUV, crossover and light truck. It's not easy to fine-tune tires appropriate for the Ford F-150, FIAT 500 and the vast spectrum of vehicles in between. The end result is specific tires dominating in specialized areas.

Are you searching for great steering response, good wet grip and value in a sporty size? If so, the Kumho Ecsta 4X needs to be on your list. Do you put heavy emphasis on treadwear and light snow traction? Take a look at the Hankook Optimo H727. When looking for a 315/35R17 tire for the back axle of your muscle car, it's hard to beat the Sumitomo HTR Z's combination of value and performance. Finally, if you're looking for a tire at a reasonable price, with good wet grip and a cool tread design, check out the General G-MAX AS-03.

Ultra High Performance All-Season Kumho Ecsta 4X
Kumho Ecsta 4X
Standard Touring All-Season Hankook Optimo H727
Hankook Optimo H727
Ultra High Performance Summer Sumitomo HTRZ
Sumitomo HTR Z
Ultra High Performance All-Season General G-Max AS-03
General G-MAX AS-03


To learn more about what tire is a good match for your vehicle, read "Selecting the Right Tires."

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.73
 
 

2001 Mercury Cougar V6
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Reading, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
February 16, 2014

This is my first set of Goodyear tires in a very long time. I have been running winter tire/summer tire combo for 14 years now. I've had Dunlop Graspics, Hankook Icebears for the past 5 years, Firestones witerfire, and so far these have been the best so far. My Abs hardly comes on compared to running on an all season tire. I would pass 4x4 and all wheel drive cars. I've gone by people stuck up hills and I just keep on trucking. I travel the PA turnpike and local roads to work and these tires haven't let me down. Pennsylvania has been hit hard with snow and these tires have been very good to me. Especially for the cost.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.07
 
 

2004 Nissan Frontier XE King Cab 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 40,000
Location: Calgary, AB
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 40,000 Miles on Tires
March 21, 2013

When new, this tire would take me places in 2wd I couldn't go in 4wd, on my old tires (wranglers). Almost as good as dedicated ice tires when brand new, but quickly lose that extra edge. The rubber seems soft, just like dedicated ice tires, my Hankooks lasted 105,000 km, my wranglers 80,000 km. These have only lasted 60,000, but they were so excellent, I would buy them again, if they still the size for my truck. They cut your gas mileage, big lugs and soft rubber will do that, and they are noisier than road tires, but that is a compromise you make if you want good snow traction, and drive through 2 feet of snow regularly.

 

What are the Quietest Tires Available for 2013? Find Out Here!

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Gary Stanley

In a recent post, "Best Tire Brands for Long Treadwear", some of the longest wearing tires were discussed and how treadlife is one of the most important factors that consumers consider when deciding which tires to buy. In addition to treadlife, tire noise is a major factor to most drivers when selecting a new set of tires. Who wants to listen to the drone of a loud tire during a daily commute or road trip. Besides being a nuisance, loud tire noise can keep a driver from hearing other sounds that can affect vehicle maintenance and safety.

Tires that generally make the least amount of noise typically come from the following performance categories:

  • Standard Touring All-Season
  • Passenger All-Sean
  • Grand Touring All-Season

Many years ago, summer tires were the quietest tires available while all-season tires were louder due to their more aggressive tread patterns. Tire technology has come a long way and the market has changed. Newer summer tires are now primarily focused on high levels of grip, handling and quick steering response, with less focus on road noise. All-season tires are now the best choice for those after a quiet ride. The following tires are some of the top picks for low road noise in three of the quietest categories:

 
 Michelin Defender
Michelin Defender
 Hankook Optimo H727
Hankook Optimo H727
 
 
 
 
Stop putting up with loud tires! Shop by vehicle to find a quiet set of tires for your car, truck or crossover.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus R-S3

Monday, March 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus R-S3 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.25
 
 

2003 Dodge Neon SRT4
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Miles driven on tires: 7,063
Location: Round Rock, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 7,063 Miles on Tires
March 10, 2013

I love these R-S3's. I used Falken Azenis RT-215,s and Falken Azenis RT-615 in the past. My car is used a lot on the track. I am an Instructor at the Driveway Austin Track in Austin.

The compound appears to be of an R type as shown by the graining of the tire and lack of tire noise. The grip in dry weather is very good. The Falken 215's were good for the first 3 laps then they would degrade in grip. I found the Falken 615's to be even worse than the 215's. These Ventus R-S3's are far better than the 2 Falkens. The grip is there for much longer the the Falkens.

Even on the limestone laced asphalt in the Austin area they have good grip. There is a section of road that is very slippery even on a hot dry day that cars routinely spin out on. These tires grip well even on this slick section of asphalt.

On the track they work great they make my feel car as though I put $2000 dollars into it. My car is front wheel drive so it really over works the front tires but the R-S3's very well through my 5 to 15 minute stints. With these tires it is a lot easier to go fast and the under steer is reduced as well as oversteer. I am able to apply power when exiting the corners than before. Turn in is also much better.

I have not noticed any problems in the rain. As for noise they generate a little from the tread pattern. The Falken 215 was the quietest tire I ever had.

The R-S3's come with a lot of rubber on them 11/32nd which is just fine for because I also drive my car to the track 6 days a week 48 miles round trip and after 7063 miles.

I try to stay away from directional tires to avoid getting saw tooth due to rolling in the same direction it's whole life. The tread blocks get stair step and the tire can become loud like an off road truck tire but these have not done this! I rotate just front to back and they are still quiet just a hint of tread block noise.

The price is great and I am happy with the wear. I will be buying these R-S3's again and again.

Joe Williams

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KOReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38

2008 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
December 11, 2012

I bought these to replace my OEM Hankook which honestly were horrible in snow..I slid everywhere even just in rain. Bought these and it is like a whole different truck. I LOVE these tires and I will buy them for EVERY truck I ever own as long as they stay this good. Have had them on for about 10k miles and they still look new, and I am what they call an aggressive driver. I really love these tires. If they made them to fit all my vehicles, I would buy them for all for all of them. Best tires I have came across for my truck hands down! Buy them, you won't be disappointed.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Optimo H727 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.8
 
 

2001 Toyota Sienna
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Chardon, OH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
October 30, 2012

LOUD NOISE WARNING!

I loved these tires when I first got them, in fact I bought another set for our other car. They gave good traction and were quiet, but after 30,000 miles they have become so loud that I can't stand driving my car. I rotate my tires and have no suspension problems. I first thought my wheel bearings were going bad, I had them checked and they were fine.

If you read the reviews here, you will see that as these tires wear they become very noisy (like a large truck).
I will have to replace these tires before they are half worn! I will not buy again.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination LEReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.36

2010 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 35,500
Location: Rochelle Park, NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 35,500 Miles on Tires
October 07, 2012

OEM tire on my Tacoma 4x2 2.7L 5 speed Access Cab, wearing out under 36k miles. still have another 3-4k left on them before unsafe tread but winter is coming and i wont be able to drive in snow this year. in 2010 NJ got hit with snow storm after snow storm, i TOWED a 550CC Artic Cat Snowmobile on a 4x8 trailer through it ALL. truck has traction control but the tires grabbed GREAT, no slipping, little tire spin and im talking 8" of snow with a trailer behind me with a 500lb sled. granted, i am an awesome driver, but the tires made it easier for me to get through the mess of NJ winters. if they lasted 50k, id give it all 10s. does ok slow on sand, dirt and mud, as i have land in NC and take the truck through the fields to get around the property. the tires are VERY GOOD, not excellent but no garbage by any means. i had the LEs in 31s and those were great tires also. Destinations are very good tires, just wear is fast but offset by the affordable pricing and overall performance, id probably get them again. trying 215/75/15 this time to correct the OEM speedo inaccuracy problem (speedo off by 3mph) and getting HanKooks to see how they do....

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus AS RH07

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus AS RH07Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.78

2006 Saab 9-7x Linear
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Miles driven on tires: 40,000
Location: Plano, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 40,000 Miles on Tires
October 03, 2012

All around good tire. The only complaint was that they are a little bit soft and will squeal when pushed hard. Treadwear is great though. Had over 40k miles on them and still had life left when I traded the truck in. Was pleased with noise levels, wet & snow traction, and ride comfort as well. Would consider again for sure.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Excellence RunOnFlat

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Excellence RunOnFlat Reviewer's Overall Rating: 2.12
 
 

2008 Mini Cooper S
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Miles driven on tires: 42,000
Location: Tampa, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 42,000 Miles on Tires
April 23, 2012

OEM from MINI..very, very harsh riding and loud.....bubbles started in the treads after about 25,000 which made them louder....
If all RUN-FLATS are like this...NO THANKS!!........replacing with Ultra High Performance All Season....that's what most of the other MINI drivers seem to do with great results......Bridgestones on my 911s. Michelins also with less desirable results....Conti's on the truck.....both have been great.....thought I'd try the spec tire of European sedan racing series....HANKOOK....look for that post shortly.......I would NEVER buy the tires that came on the MINI......never.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination LEReviewer's Overall Rating: 8

2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 65,000
Location: Parker, KS
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 65,000 Miles on Tires
March 02, 2012

These tires replaced a set of Destination AT's.

Overall, I am VERY pleased with them. I'd been running AT's, and bought these in an effort to save a little cash on the purchase and a little gas.

The LE's give a very comfortable ride, good fuel economy, and a stable on pavement ride. If you drive a small to mid sized SUV, and live in town, stop here and go order a set. You won't regret it. These are by far the best wearing and most civilized SUV tires I've seen. The tread pattern is similar to the Transforce HT's we use on the ambulance at work, which was also a selling point for me. Generally, traction was excellent on wet and dry, but if you live in heavy snow country, go with the AT. The LE is a decent snow driver when new, but after 20K or so miles, it's REALLY squirrelly in slick conditions. It'll resist hydroplaning throughout it's life, so wet isn't a problem. Road noise is very low when new, increasing slightly to "noticeable" as the tire wears. Mine are now down to the wear bars, and the noise is just getting to the point I find it annoying.

Wear is fantastic, with the tires showing little tread wear for the first 40K miles. The last 25K seem to really grind the tread depth down. If you rotate them, the 60K warranty is right on, and I can see how someone that takes it relatively easy on their vehicle could get 75K or more out of Destination LE's.

They're tough tires, too. Mine have been patched repeatedly, and just keep going. My wife had a set of Hankook Dynapro ATM's on her truck, and it seemed like she had to patch a tire about twice as often as I did, even though we make the same drive to work daily.

I said before that I won't use anything but Destinations on my Explorer, and I stand by that. I'm going back to AT's, just for the gravel road traction, but if I still lived in town, I would absolutely buy another set of LE's.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

Friday, January 13, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Optimo H727Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9

1995 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 2500
Location: chicago, il
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2500 Miles on Tires
February 19, 2011

Chicago blizzard 1030pm I was one of the only trucks out on the road, and made it to work nuff said... very quiet at highway speeds, low rumble started at over 70mph on asphalt, slight whine on concrete.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051

Friday, December 23, 2011 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.64

2008 Ford F150 XL Super Cab 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 13500
Location: Howell, MI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 13500 Miles on Tires
December 19, 2011

Bought my truck new and had the dealer mount this tire in lieu of the OEM Hankooks which I had experience with on a prior F150 (and did not like). These tires are a great choice for the F150, quiet, great wet and dry performance and super cornering and handling. Never had any vibrations or balancing issues with these tires which were remounted twice due to new valve stems that had to be installed (non tire related).
I don't see a whole lot of newer generation F150 reviews on this tire so thought I would put it out there if your not happy with your OEM tires give these a try for price, handling and they look pretty decent on the truck as well. Snow handling is also very predictable for this tire, and with some weight in my 2WD truck they have no problems, even in deeper slush.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.88

2009 Pontiac G8 GT
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Miles driven on tires: 31343
Location: Trenton, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 31343 Miles on Tires
December 05, 2011

I own a 09 Pontiac G8 GT with the sport package. I have over 130K miles on my car now because I use it for my business. I do investigations and surveillance and most of the time I drive at high speed. I put approximately 3600 miles a month on it. The Hankooks I purchased were the 2nd set of tires I purchased for my car after the factory set and I must say you couldn't find a better tire for the money. I drive alot of highway and city and my average highway speed is from 80-100mph. I do alot of highspeed manuvering and cornering. These tires hold as well if not better than the original Bridgestone RE050's that were stock for the car. I did get over 55K miles out of the original tires, because I am anal about rotating my tires every 6K miles, but for the differnce in price to the Hankooks there is no contest. The Hankooks performed better in the rain up to 100mph than the Bridgestones and the road noise was minimal. I was able to corner even faster with these tires after they were broken in 1000 miles. I also never change my tires in the winter so I run my summers all year round. If you have light snow their ok at low speed, but of course 2inches and above I drive my truck. I've owned alot of performance vehicles from Evolutions to custom built tuners and the only tire so far that I've had that out performs these are the Yokohama Advans I had on both of my EVO's. If you want to try a superb well priced tire that is good for all around use try them. You'll be impressed.

Hankook Truck Tires

Monday, January 25, 2010 by Tire Rack Team
Fan of Hankook? Drive a truck? Take a look at the following Hankook truck tires. They are typically seen as Original Equipment tires on a number of new trucks and certain cars, and are excellent replacements to worn out tires.

Dynapro AS PH03 (Highway All-Season)
Dynapro HP RA23 (Highway All-Season)
RA07 (Highway All-Season)
Dynapro AT RF08 (On/Off-Road All-Terrain)

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