Hankook Optimo H426

2.8

Price Range:  USD $61.99 to $218.99

All Season

Passenger Cars /All Season/

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Designed to provide comfort in driving and elegant style. Optimo® H426 employs 5-pitch design to optimize lateral grooves to drastically reduce noise. Rounded main groove edge minimize noise arising from the vibration of block edges.

  • Optomo® H426 uses an advanced tread silica compound that improves both wet braking and fuel economy.
  • New hydrophilic material features superior wet grip and braking performance compared to previous carbon compounds .
  • Test results show that Optimo® H426 provides lower rolling resistance and better wet and snow performance.

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Overall 

2.8

Hankook Optimo H426
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Dry
(3.5)
Wet
(2.7)
Snow
(1.7)
Handling
(2.8)
Comfort
(2.8)
Noise
(2.8)
Treadwear
(2.3)
Overall:
3.8
Dry
4.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
4.0
Handling
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Noise
2.0
Treadwear
5.0

These were OEM on my Hyundai Elantra GT. Treadwear has been great - with regular rotations and alignments they are only about halfway through their usable tread after 5 years. I got a slow leak in one (probably a nail) in the last couple of days, so I've decided to go ahead and replace them instead of repair, due to their age, but otherwise I was planning on keeping them to 60,000 miles. Over their life they've had about a 50:50 split of highway vs city driving. I accelerate quickly but also leave plenty of stopping distance, so no hard braking. My spouse is more reserved. The car has been driven with a mixture of driving styles and the tires have always performed reasonably well. Wet and dry traction exceeded my expectations for an OEM tire, but obviously left room for improvement. These are not racing tires, you get what you pay for. Snow traction is pretty reasonable, go slow and you'll get plenty enough grip from these tires. Ice traction is very poor, the car will definitely slide, though mysteriously it does at least hold its course, so as long as you leave enough distance it's usually alright. These tires can be pretty noisy, especially on concrete highways. Occasionally, on the right road surface, you get a whistling noise from the straight grooves in the tread. Ride comfort is about average. Overall, I would say this is a good value tire, it certainly exceeded my expectations in terms of treadwear and handling (for its price), though for my next tires I would prefer something with better comfort and less noise, and am willing to pay the difference for it.

Size: 205/55R16

Vehicle: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 4 Dr Hatchback Base with 80450 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 1/3/2018 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
2.3
Dry
4.0
Wet
2.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
1.0
Comfort
1.0
Noise
2.0
Treadwear
1.0

Unless it's bone-dry on the road, these tires are terrible! Just the slightest bit of moisture on the road and these tires cannot grip on the softest of starts from the traffic light. In snow, forget it! Absolutely no traction while taking off and forget trying to stop quickly and safely as they do not grab or hold the road. They are like driving a slice of butter in a hot pan. In conclusion, I do not feel safe driving with these tires on my vehicle unless it's on dry road conditions. Do not even think about using these in snow and icy conditions.

Size: 215/45R17

Vehicle: 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT 4 Dr Hatchback Base 17" option with 32180 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 12/31/2017 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
3.2
Dry
4.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
2.0
Handling
1.0
Comfort
1.0
Noise
1.0
Treadwear
5.0

DO NOT BUY WORST TIRES I EVER OWNED THREE OF THE FOUR TIRES SEPARATED AT 21000 MILE ON A HONDA CIVIC..TIRES PLUS TOLD ME I WAS VERY LUCK I DIDNT WRECK.. CALL HANKOOK THEY WILL NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS ISSUE! i TOOK THE TIORES TO A SEPARATE DEALER THEY WANT ME TO REMOUNT THE TIRES FOR INSPECTIO N AND WANTED ME TO PAY FOR THAT WORST SERVICE EVER HAD FROM A TIRE COMPANY !! DONOT BUY THESE TIRES!

Size: 205/55R16

Vehicle: 2014 Honda Civic 4 Dr Sedan EX with 33145 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 12/26/2017 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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