Hankook Winter i*cept evo W310 Tire Reviews
(Based on 14 Reviews)
Great winter traction.
I've had them for a few months now and have had no problems in snow whatsoever. Highly recommended winter tire for muscle car owners. I daily drive a 450+HP 2017 mustang and these tires are fantastic! Little spongy when it warms up but that's to be expected with a strictly winter tire.
Great tires. Ice, deep snow, packed snow, wet slush, no problems. Feel very secure in any of Wisconsin's unpredictable weather. The 4-Matic Mercedes is like a tank with these tires.
I live in Massachusetts and I had nokian hakkapeliitta r2 last year and they were awesome except noise and price. This winter I wanted to try hankook. I bought them from simpletire with no pain. I've been running for approximately 5000 miles with hankooks and we got some heavy snow and rain but they handled perfectly. Nokians were around $1000, I got hankooks $350 with simpletire's Black Friday promotion. There is huge price difference between them with no performance difference. I really recommend Hankook.
'09 Subaru Legacy 205/50-17 Great traction for mixed winter conditions. Overall confidence on the road is high, and in all but foot deep heavy snow I'm able to go where I please. Stop and go is almost enviable except for greasy in-town freezing intersections. Generally predictable break-away at highway speeds. Ride is bouncy at the vehicle's recommended pressure per the door jam around freezing temps at ~32psi. Upping to ~36psi yields better response and more comfortable ride. Noise is noticeably more pronounced than UHP A/S tires of similar tread pattern (Cooper Zeon RS3-A) but nothing to bother about. I'd buy them again, at the price I got them for, but I would consider other tires to meet the price where possible instead of paying straight retail. Overall, excellent value and performance so far.
Great tire! Great tread pattern , good on snowy roads. Great service, fast shipping and a super price. Look forward to doing business with Simple Tire again.
Amazing price! Excellent service! Fast shipping! I wiil defently buy more tires from simple tire in the spring.
I purchased these for my 2014 Dodge Challenger SRT8. All around great tires and great value. My noise rating is related to other winter tires I've had which include Hankook i-Pike, Michelin X-Ice and various Blizzak model tires. These are just as quiet and comfortable as any of the other tires. Winter traction is still good, not as good as Blizzak, but for the price I would still by these over and over, if for no other reason the wet traction versus my Goodyear all season tires.
These are the best Winter tires I've ever purchased.
So far I am very happy with these tires. I have them installed on a 2013 VW Passat TDI. The handling is fine on normal road conditions and the ride and road noise are excellent. It took several weeks before I was able to check out the handling in the snow but after the initial snow storm I was very pleased with the traction and handling. Am uncertain of tread wear and won't know until the winter is over. I will update again after the full winter.
I bought 4 of these tires. I had the car 4 wheel aligned before installing them, making sure all alignment was in spec. The tires were "minus" sized as recommended for winter tires (narrower to increase tire contact patch pressure). I had high hopes for these tires. CR rated them highly in their tire tests. I have used "studless" Ice-X in the past, as well as studded snow tires. The Hankook I-cept EVO tires have poor snow/ice traction when compared to even a cheap studded snow tire. I also have studded Firestone Winterforce (which I consider a cheap tire), and the studs outperform the Hankook tires in every way except noise (only marginally on noise). I found the Hankook winter traction VERY POOR on roads with a light covering of compressed snow or slushy-snow. The Hankook tires had decent traction in fresh un-compacted snow, but this is rare since there are usually other cars on the road. I found the wet traction to be better than the ICE-X tires. For the money, a much better performing tire is the studded Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 tires are very quiet for a studded tire and outperform the Hankook Winter I-cept EVO tires in every way. Also the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 outperform the Ice-X tires.
Very impressive snow tire. Not even a week after owning them I had to drive from Cleveland to Philadelphia and back in 2 winter storms. On the way there it was heavy snow for 2 hours, heavy ice for 2 hours and heavy rain for 2 hours. We didn't slip or slide once with these tires and passed numerous accidents from people spinning out on the PA turnpike in the mountains. Granted I am a cautious driver, but I felt very in control of the car with these. I also hit some fairly deep standing water at 45-50MPH with the tires and you could feel the car pull a bit to whatever side the water was on, but never hydroplaned. On the way back it was a heavy snowstorm the whole way and once again I never lost traction or slid at all. The tires are impressive on dry roads too. The road noise is very low for a snow tire and the handling is nice too. I notice some difference in noise and feel between this and a summer tire, but nothing worth complaining about. I can't speak much on tread life as the tires only have 1000 miles on them, but after 1000 miles they still look brand new.
deffinatly not something I want in the snow. next time ill have to read reviews before I just go and buy them