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.
I bought these for my 2008 Nissan Altima in January, 2010. The original tires had to be replaced as they were not good on snow(I lived in OH)I must confess that I did not rotate, balance or align them enough and winter took its toll after 40,000 or so miles on the tires. However, tread still measured 7/32 at replacement time so I think I could have gotten much more wear from them if I had been more attentive to rotation, etc. Noise was a variable. It was not noticable in city driving. ON the highway, noise level seemed to vary from none to noticable depending on pavement type.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By spectre gunner
tires are just junk
Horrible In Snow And Ice
No Traction On Wet Paveme
came with a 2013 soul I bought used from kia dealer,, new tires already installed. they would not grip on wet pavement or in snow and ice. bought new tiger paws and now have good grip and traction. Hankooks are just horrible
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Traverse City, MI
I purchased a 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE with these tires on it. The previous owner had them installed in fall of 2010 and I bought the van two years later. The tires had 23,000 on them when I bought the van. The last two long Michigan Winters, I ran snow tires, so I estimate that I put 29,500 on them - for a total of 52,500 miles. And they are completely shot. I guess 100,000 warranty means you will get 50,000 out of them.