Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda CR-V
Miles Driven on Tires: 13,000
Location: Clinton, AR
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Hankook Optimo H727
Initial Review: 13,000 miles on tires
May 12, 2012

These are much better than the OEM Bridgestones. I bought them for the extended wear rating and quiet ride, and they exceed expectations in both cases. They performed very well on a 2000 mile multi-day trip with a very full load. That said, I wish they handled better. Transient response is quite slow - turn the wheel, wait half a beat, and the car finally starts to turn. It feels like the tire is rolling over on the tread blocks during spirited cornering, and the quiet ride turns into yowls of protest. Wet weather performance is outstanding, and the tires are predictable approaching the limits of traction. I have not tried them in snow, so can't judge how they handle such conditions. If I wanted a really long-lasting tire, I would buy these again. If I want something that handles more precisely at the expense of tread life, I'll look for a more sporting tire.

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