The Hankook Optimo H727 is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season tire
models like the Optimo H727 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
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 H727
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
These tires have over 90K miles on them and still have tread left! I travel 25K+ a year and have had these tires thru 4 winters. They are great in the snow and I feel they grip the pavement well in all kinds of weather. They are not the cheapest on the market, but I purchased them after reading CR reviews. Some complained that the tread life was bad, but I have had nothing but good fortune with them and am glad I purchased them...will probably be buying another set soon. BTW, I drive a crossover Ford Taurus X...don't know if that has anthing to do with it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Tom in Spokane
from Spokane WA
Decent but didn't match review
I bought these because they were top rated CR tires including snow and ice for all seasons. I'm not sure it it was the car :2002 buick regal or tire size: 225/60 R 16, but these were not useable in the winter for me. <br /><br />I got about 60,000 miles out of them, keeping the car aligned and tires rotated. Surely not as advertised. <br /><br />Previously had NEVER bought winter tires in Spokane WA (only used all seasons) and exepected these to work just as well. We drive in snow and ice here frequently. On my old car (chevy lumina) with different tires, I would drive to ski mountains in the snow just fine. But the H727s on the Buick were just about the worst winter tires I had ever had. Totally useless and dangerous so I had to buy winter tires. What a dissapointment. <br /><br />Noise seemed average to me, no better than the previous tires on that car which were also Hankook. But I wasn't sure if that was the car or the tire. Overall I was disspointed that these for did NOT live up to the ratings.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Hopkinton, NH
I do not recommend these tires. They are very, very noisy to the point of extreme. I contacted Hankook and as I did not have them rotated by the selling dealer they would do nothing - terrible customer service. I currently have Hankooks on two of my vehicles, will be the first and last Hankooks I ever purchase.