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Hankook Optimo H426
 
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Summary: V speed rated performance all season tires are suited to many family cars. This tire has a 60,000 mile tread wear warranty.
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Type: V-speed rated tires
About - Hankook Optimo H426

The Hankook Optimo H426 is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance all season tire models like the Optimo H426 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Handling:
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry and wet cornering grip; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand

A Korean corporation, Hankook has its North American headquarters in Wayne, N.J., and a technical center in Akron, Ohio. Hankook is original equipment on several foreign and domestic auto nameplates. It also offers a complete line of replacement tires to fit most domestic cars and light trucks. Generally, Hankook tires we have tested offer good value for their well-rounded, all-weather performance.

Features & Specs - Hankook Optimo H426
info Speed rating V
info Treadwear warranty 60,000
info UTQG treadwear 380
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 215/60R16
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User Reviews - Hankook Optimo H426
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4.0
happy at 20K
7/1/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Wet grip
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Came on my Passat TDI with manual transmission. so far I've been very happy with them in wet and dry conditions, good grip and quiet. They even did better in the snow this past tough winter than I expected based on CR tests. But next winter, when these will have about 30K miles on them, I will get snow tires.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
My last Hankook
6/17/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Wet grip
Cons
Noise
Tread life
Value
Best Uses
Comment:
These tires were so badly cupped after 30000 miles i had to replace them. Additionally, I've never driven on any tire that made so much noise.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Low tread life but otherwise a good tire
5/22/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Wet grip
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
These tires came on my 2013 Hyundai Elentra and so far have put 23,000 on the car and tires. I'm a conservative driver, but my experience is that these tires really handle and grip well. I've never broken loose on wet pavament and have driven in a few snowfalls here in East Tennessee. They're quiet enough when the pavement is good, but like most tires, when the pavement is rough, they're pretty noisy. I'd attribute that to the car more than the tires. The only gripe I have is the tread life. As stated, I have 23,000 miles on the tires, and I'm already seeing the tread getting close to the wear bands. As a comparison, my 1999 Honda Accord came with Michelin MXV4s that went 80,000 miles. Then my Michelin X Ones went 117,000 miles. These Hankooks will probably not last more than 30,000 miles. So I won't buy the same brand when I replace them.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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