Hankook Kinergy 4S2

You could argue that this new Kinergy 4S is what a UK all-season tyre should be.

You could argue that this new Kinergy 4S is what a UK all-season tyre should be. While others excel on snow (a surface present only a few days a year) and ignore dry performance, this Hankook is the opposite. It was happiest in the dry, where it was almost quickest on the handling track, and third in braking. 

Snow grip hasn’t been ignored, but there are more effective options. It was sixth overall on snow, close in the handling test but a step behind in braking. It was a similar distance off the pace in the wet, with braking again some way from the best. Behind the wheel it was hard to get out of the corners, and plenty of lock was required. It was good at the pumps, but not enough to overcome those braking results.

We say: Frugal, but braking performance in poor conditions needs improving

Blackcircles.com says: Although this tyre features label scores that could be improved upon, customers who order it have been very happy with the winter performance levels.

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Results

Hankook Kinergy 4S2  
Overall 97.20%7
Snow braking 90.20%7
Snow traction 92.10%5
Snow handling96.70%5
Straight aquaplaning95.60%7
Curved aquaplaning 94.20%6
Wet braking87.50%8
Wet handling92.70%7
Dry braking93.30%3
Dry handling99.10%3
Rolling resistance99.10%2
Cabin noise84.90%8
Price£71.35 
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