Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452

Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452 photo, test, review

The Hankook Winter i cept RS2 W452 is a Premium Touring studless winter tyre with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

2018 AMS Hankook Winter i cept RS2 W452 test

In 2018 experts of the German publication Auto Motor und Sport have tested the Hankook W452 at size 205/55 R16 and compared it with ten similar budget, mid-range and premium studless winter tyres.

test Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452 review
9th place in Dry braking. Braking distance was 3.1 meters longer, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452 review
3-4th place in Dry handling. Hankook was 0.6km/h slower, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452 review
5-6th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 1.4 meters longer, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452 review
4-5th place in Wet handling. Hankook was 2.5 km/h slower, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452 review
1st place and the best result in Straight aqua. The float speed was 2.5 higher, than the next tyre.
test Hankook W452 Winter i*cept RS2 review
5th place in Snow braking. Braking distance was 1.5 meters longer, than the leader.
test Hankook W452 Winter i*cept RS2 review
1-2nd place in Snow handling. Hankook was 0.7km/h faster, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter i cept RS2 W452 review
8th place in Rolling resistance.
test Hankook Winter i cept RS2 W452 review
4th place in Noise level test.

Overall Hankook Winter i cept RS2 W452 review

According to the test results Hankook took 4th place and got an expert score “Highly recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Relatively long dry braking distance, but good handling.
  • Good wet performance.
  • The best aquaplanning resistance.
  • Short snow braking distance and the best handling.
  • Relatively high rolling resistance.
  • Good noise level.

Similar tyres from the test:

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