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Hankook Winter i*Pike
 
Approximate retail price:
$91
Summary: The tire can be studded for enhanced grip on icy surfaces.
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User Reviews
User Reviews

 
5.0
Still great after 4 winters
12/5/2014
Pros
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
This is the fourth winter of using these tires on my 2009 Honda Civic. I only drive on them in the winter (between December and April) in Southern Ontario, and the wear has been excellent... I still have 70% of the tread left. I leave them on dedicated steel rims, and I rotate them front to back each year I put them on (last year's front tires are now on the back). I am very happy with the value I am getting, and I am currently looking for a set for my wife's Subaru.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
"I would buy this product again''
1/15/2013
Pros
Treadstylesturdy
Value
Cons
No Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Our Sub is used daily by my fiance, to&from work, near 50ish miles a day. We were on bare tires & finally decided to NOT keep buying 2nd, 3rd & 4th-hand tires for a change & our mechanic extended us credit (based upon past history,etc)! It was time for inspection, dead in the winter&we left the choice of tire to our mechanic. pleasantly surprised upon picking up our vehicle & noticing a brand-name-tire for once- the car not only ran MORE-so smoothly & we watched the gas gauge---we noticed a $ savings right away! Not only does the car lOOk better w/new HANKOOK tires, the ride is better than ever. we will buy again. thank you.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
you just need winter tires
11/22/2012
Pros
Handling
Ride comfort
Winter traction
Cons
Noise
Best Uses
Comment:
I thought I would write a review given my recent experience with the Hankook iPike tire. I bought these tires as they were the only ones available on the spot at the car dealer.<br /><br />I took the car out yesterday driving on unplowed roads and the tire had the expected grip of a winter tire. You could tell the tires were gripping well because you could hear the snow crunch when slowing down and turning compared to all season tires which slip right away. <br /><br />I also took the car out today and tested them on a twisty road in Elk Island National Park near Edmonton Alberta. I put myself at unnecessary risk of a collision with wildlife testing my tires which is what prompted me to write this review. <br /><br />So the first set of wildlife I saw well enough in advance that I could use threshold braking to stop until the elk moved off the road. Again the familiar crunch of the snow inspired confidence as the ABS did not need to activate to stop the car. <br /><br />The second instance was a buffalo on the road in my lane just before a curve. I was driving at 60 km/h but had to brake sharply, such that the ABS and stability control kicked in and I was able to safely swerve to avoid the bison. What was impressive was that there was no over-steer or fishtailing, the car made a smooth arc and then I could feel my heart beat after the event. The tires instill confidence and I am glad I have them on my car.<br /><br />Some other pros. The tire is directional so the car tracks straight on the highway, something which I have noticed assymetrical tires do not do as well. And secondly, the Hankook iPike has excellent steering response and turn in, you turn the wheel and the tires take you through the curve instantly, it is very impressive!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The Hankook Winter i*Pike is part of the Tires test program at Consumer Reports. The Hankook Winter i*Pike Tires features and specs include Speed rating, Tread, Size tested. In our lab tests, Tires models like the Hankook Winter i*Pike are reviewed on Overall score, Handling, Dry braking, Hydroplaning, Ice braking, Ride comfort, Rolling resistance, Snow traction, Wet braking, Noise. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Hankook Winter i*Pike based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Hankook Winter i*Pike include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Hankook Winter i*Pike.
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