Hankook Winter i*Cept iZ2 W616

Hankook Winter i*Cept iZ2 W616 photo, test, review

Hankook Winter iCept iZ2 W616 is a Premium Touring studless winter tyre with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars.

2020 Test World Hankook Winter i’Cept iZ2 W616 Test

Test by the Finnish organization Test World in 2020. The experts have tested the Hankook W616 at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 12 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Wet braking. +8.8m braking distance.
Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
3-4th place in Wet handling. +0.8m braking distance.
Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
3-6th place in Subj. Wet handling. Subjective score – 8 points.
Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
7-8th place in Dry braking. +1.3m braking distance.
Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
2-3rd place in Subj. Dry handling. Subjective score – 9 points.
Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Ice braking. +1.3m braking distance.
Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
10th place in Ice handling. +3.3sec lap time.
Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
9-11th place in Subj. Ice handling. Subjective score – 6 points.
Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
8-9th place in Ice traction. +0.6sec acceleration time.
Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
6-7th place in Snow braking. +1m braking distance.
Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Snow handling. +0.8sec lap time.
Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
4-9th place in Subj. Snow handling. Subjective score – 8 points.
Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
6-10th place in Snow traction. +0.2sec acceleration time.
Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
8-13th place in Subj. Noise. Subjective score – 8 points.
Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Rolling resistance. +0.4% fuel consumption.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 7-8 30.3m +1.3m 95.71%
Subj. Dry handling 2-3 9 points -1 point 90%
Wet braking at 80km/h 6 38.5m +8.8m 77.14%
Wet handling 3-4 34.5sec +0.8sec 97.68%
Subj. Wet handling 3-6 8 points -1 point 88.8%
Ice braking at 80km/h 6 43.5m +1.3m 97.01%
Ice handling 10 64sec +3.3sec 94.84%
Subj. Ice handling 9-11 6 points -2 points 75%
Ice traction 8-9 5.9sec +0.6sec 89.83%
Snow braking at 80km/h 6-7 51.2m +1m 98.04%
Snow handling 6 49.1sec +0.8sec 98.37%
Subj. Snow handling 8 8 points -2 points 88.8%
Snow traction 6-10 6.1sec +0.2sec 96.72%
Subj. Noise 8-13 8 points -1 point 88.8%
Rolling resistance 2 +0.4% 99.6%

2020 Za Rulem Hankook Winter iCept IZ2 W616 Test

In 2020 experts of the Russian magazine Za Rulem have tested the tire at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 12 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. Also they included into the test BFGoodrich g-Force Winter 2 as “Eurowinter” type tire to compare results.

Hankook Winter iCept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
6-7th place in Wet braking. +2.2m braking distance.
Hankook Winter iCept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Dry braking. +0.7m braking distance.
Hankook Winter iCept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Ice braking. +1.6m braking distance.
Hankook Winter iCept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
8-9th place in Subj. Ice handling. Subjective score – 24.5 points.
Hankook Winter iCept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
6-7th place in Ice lateral handling. +1.1sec lap time.
Hankook Winter iCept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Ice traction. +1.3sec acceleration time.
Hankook Winter iCept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
3-9th place in Snow braking. +0.1m braking distance.
Hankook Winter iCept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
7-11th place in Subj. Snow handling. Subjective score – 15 points.
Hankook Winter iCept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
7-9th place in Snow traction. +0.4sec acceleration time.
Hankook Winter iCept iZ2 W616 test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Rolling resistance. -0.058.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 6 32m +0.7m 97.81%
Wet braking at 80km/h 6-7 22.7m +2.2m 90.3%
Ice braking at 30km/h 5 17.5m +1.6m 90.85%
Subj. Ice handling 8-9 24.5 points -5.3 points 82.21%
Ice Lateral handling 6-7 22.3sec +1.1sec 95.06%
Ice traction 6 7.6sec +1.3sec 82.89%
Snow braking at 40km/h 3-9 5.9m +0.1m 98.3%
Subj. Snow handling 7-11 15 points -2 points 88.23%
Snow traction 7-9 15.6sec +0.4sec 97.43%
Rolling resistance 3 0.00693 points +0.058 92.78%

2019 Test World Hankook Winter iZ2 W616 Test

In 2019 experts of the Finnish organization Test World have tested the Hankook at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 8 similar budget, mid-range and premium Ice&Snow winter tires. Also they included into the test Michelin CrossClimate+ as All Season tire to compare results.

Hankook Winter W616 test, reviews, ratings
9th place in Wet braking. +7m braking distance.
Hankook Winter W616 test, reviews, ratings
8th place in Wet handling. +1.3sec lap time.
Hankook Winter W616 test, reviews, ratings
4-9th place in Subj. Wet handling. Subjective score – 7 points.
Hankook Winter W616 test, reviews, ratings
2-3rd place in Dry braking. +0.3m braking distance.
Hankook Winter W616 test, reviews, ratings
6-8th place in Subj. Dry handling. Subjective score – 7 points.
Hankook Winter W616 test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Ice braking. +3.6m braking distance.
Hankook Winter W616 test, reviews, ratings
2-4th place in Ice traction. +0.4sec acceleration time.
Hankook Winter W616 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Ice handling. +4.6sec lap time.
Hankook Winter W616 test, reviews, ratings
5-8th place in Subj. Ice handling. Subjective score – 7 points.
Hankook Winter W616 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Snow braking. +2.5m braking distance.
Hankook Winter W616 test, reviews, ratings
8-9th place in Snow traction. +0.4sec acceleration time.
Hankook Winter W616 test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Snow handling. +0.9sec lap time.
Hankook Winter W616 test, reviews, ratings
1-4th place in Subj. Snow handling. Subjective score – 9 points.
Hankook Winter W616 test, reviews, ratings
7-10th place in Subj. Noise. Subjective score – 9 points.
Hankook Winter W616 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Rolling resistance. -0.3% fuel consumption.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 2-3 30.3m +0.3m 99.01%
Subj. Dry handling 6-8 7 points -3 points 70%
Wet braking at 80km/h 9 40.4m +7m 82.67%
Wet handling 8 40.9sec +1.3sec 96.82%
Subj. Wet handling 4-9 7 points -3 points 70%
Ice braking at 50km/h 4 52m +3.6m 93.07%
Subj. Ice handling 5-8 7 points -2 points 77.77%
Ice handling 6 77.2sec +4.6sec 94.04%
Ice traction 2-4 6.1sec +0.4sec 93.44%
Snow braking at 80km/h 7 54.7m +2.5m 95.43%
Snow handling 4 55.9sec +0.9sec 98.39%
Subj. Snow handling 1-4 9 points +1 point 100%
Snow traction 8-9 6.2sec +0.4sec 93.54%
Noise 7-10 9 points -1 point 90%
Rolling resistance 1 -0.3% 100%

2018 Moottori Hankook W616 Test

Test by the Finnish magazine Moottori in 2018. The experts have tested the tire at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 7 similar mid-range and premium winter tires.

Hankook Winter W616 test, review, ratings
6th place in Wet braking. +4.4m braking distance.
Hankook Winter W616 test, review, ratings
8th place in Wet handling. +2.6sec handling time.
Hankook Winter W616 test, review, ratings
8th place in Subj. Wet handling. Subjective score – 7 points.
Hankook Winter W616 test, review, ratings
8th place in Dry braking. +2.6m braking distance.
Hankook Winter W616 test, review, ratings
7-8th place in Subj. Dry handling. Subjective score – 7 points.
Hankook Winter W616 test, review, ratings
6th place in Ice braking. +0.9m braking distance.
Hankook Winter W616 test, review, ratings
4th place in Ice handling. +5sec handling time.
Hankook Winter W616 test, review, ratings
4th place in Subj. Ice handling. Subjective score – 6 points.
Hankook Winter W616 test, review, ratings
4th place in Ice traction. +0.19sec acceleration time.
Hankook Winter W616 test, review, ratings
2-4th place in Snow braking. +0.1m braking distance.
Hankook Winter W616 test, review, ratings
5th place in Snow handling. +0.9sec handling time.
Hankook Winter W616 test, review, ratings
5-6th place in Subj. Snow handling. Subjective score – 8 points.
Hankook Winter W616 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Snow traction. +0.01sec acceleration time.
Hankook Winter W616 test, review, ratings
4-7th place in Subj. Noise. Subjective score – 9 points.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 8 31.1m +2.6m 91.64%
Subj. Dry handling 7-8 7 points -1.5 point 82.35%
Wet braking at 80km/h 6 37.4m +4.4m 88.23%
Wet handling 8 32.3sec +2.6sec 91.95%
Subj. Wet handling 8 7 points -2 points 77.77%
Ice braking at 25km/h 6 14m +0.9m 93.57%
Subj. Ice handling 4 6 points -1 point 85.71%
Ice handling 4 54sec +5sec 90.74%
Ice traction 4 6.56sec +0.19sec 97.1%
Snow braking at 30km/h 2-4 13.1m +0.1m 99.23%
Snow handling 5 34.5sec +0.9sec 97.39%
Subj. Snow handling 5-6 8 points -1 point 88.8%
Snow traction 2 4.12sec +0.01sec 99.75%
Noise 4-7 9 points -0.5 point 94.73%

2018 Autofil Hankook Winter i*Cept iZ2 W616 test

In 2018 experts of the Norwegian publication Autofil have tested the Hankook W616 at size 205/55 R16 and compared it with 9 similar budget, mid-range and premium studless winter tyres.

test Hankook Winter i*Cept iZ2 W616 review
8th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 1.5 meters longer, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter i*Cept iZ2 W616 review
8-10th place in Dry handling. Subjectively, tyre showed one of the worst result.
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2-3rd place in Dry directional stability.
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Last place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 5.6 meters longer, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter i*Cept iZ2 W616 review
Last place in Wet handling. Hankook was 3 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter i*Cept iZ2 W616 review
7-10th place in Wet handling. Subjectively one of the lowest result.
test Hankook Winter i*Cept iZ2 W616 review
1st place and the best result on Snow braking. The braking distance was 0.6 meters shorter, than the next tyre.
test Hankook Winter i*Cept iZ2 W616 review
5th place in Snow handling. Hankook was 0.8 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter i*Cept iZ2 W616 review
5-10th place in Snow handling.
test Hankook Winter iCept iZ2 W616 review
1-3rd place in Snow traction and one of the best result. Acceleration time was 0.1 seconds faster, than the next tyre.
test Hankook Winter iCept iZ2 W616 review
9th place in Ice braking. The braking distance was 3.4 meters longer, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter i Cept iZ2 W616 review
3rd place in Ice handling. Hankook was 3.6 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter i Cept iZ2 W616 review
1-5th place in Ice handling.
test Hankook Winter i Cept iZ2 W616 review
4th place in Ice traction. Acceleration time was 0.2 seconds bigger, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter i Cept iZ2 W616 review
1st place and the best result in Rolling resistance.
test Hankook Winter i Cept iZ2 W616 review
2-9th place in Noise level.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 8 32.9m +1.5m 95.44%
Subj. Dry handling 8-10 6 points -2 points 75%
Wet braking at 80km/h 10 40.8m +5.6m 86.27%
Wet handling 10 43.1sec +3sec 93.04%
Subj. Wet handling 7-10 6 points -3 points 66.6%
Ice braking at 50km/h 9 55.3m +3.4m 93.85%
Subj. Ice handling 1-5 7 points +1 point 100%
Ice handling 3 69.5sec +3.6sec 94.82%
Ice traction 4 5.3sec +0.2sec 96.22%
Snow braking at 80km/h 1 50.9m -0.6m 100%
Snow handling 5 51.5sec +0.8sec 98.44%
Subj. Snow handling 5-10 8 points -2 points 80%
Snow traction 1-3 5.7sec -0.1sec 100%
Noise 2-9 9 points -1 point 90%
Rolling resistance 1 -0.3% 100%

Overall Hankook Winter i*Cept iZ2 W616 Reviews

# Test 2020 Test World 2020 Za Rulem 2019 Test World 2018 Moottori 2018 Autofil Overall
Dry braking 95.71% 97.81% 99.01% 91.64% 95.44% 95.92%
Dry handling 90% 70% 82.35% 75% 79.39%
Wet braking 77.14% 90.3% 82.67% 88.23% 86.27% 84.92%
Wet handling 97.68% 96.82% 91.95% 93.04% 94.87%
Ice braking 97.01% 90.85% 93.07% 93.57% 93.85% 93.67%
Ice handling 94.84% 95.06% 94.04% 90.74% 94.82% 93.9%
Ice traction 89.83% 82.89% 93.44% 97.1% 96.22% 91.9%
Snow braking 98.04% 98.3% 95.43% 99.23% 100% 98.2%
Snow handling 98.37% 88.23% 98.39% 97.39% 98.44% 96.16%
Snow traction 96.72% 97.43% 93.54% 99.75% 100% 97.49%
Rolling resistance 99.6% 92.78% 100% 100% 98.1%
Noise 88.8% 90% 94.73% 90% 90.88%

1. 2020 Test World (205/55 R16) – 6th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Average wet braking distance and good handling speed.
  • Good dry performance.
  • Acceptable results on the ice: short braking distance and good traction, low handling.
  • Good results on the snow.
  • Good noise.
  • Low rolling resistance.

2. 2020 Za Rulem (205/55 R16) – 5th place and an expert score “Good”.

Main conclusions:

  • Average wet braking distance.
  • Short dry braking distance.
  • Average results on the ice.
  • Short snow braking distance and good handling.
  • Low rolling resistance.

3. 2019 Test World (205/55 R16) – 6th place.

Main conclusions:

  • The longest wet braking distance and relatively good handling speed.
  • Short dry braking distance and good handling.
  • Average ice braking distance and handling speed; good traction.
  • Good results on the snow.
  • Low noise.
  • The best rolling resistance.

4. 2018 Moottori (205/55 R16) – 5th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Average wet braking distance and the lowest handling speed.
  • The longest dry braking distance and low handling.
  • Good ice braking distance and traction, average handling.
  • Good snow performance.
  • Low noise.

5. 2018 Autofil (205/55 R16) – 5th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Relatively long dry braking distance, low handling and good directional stability.
  • The worst result on the wet.
  • The best braking distance and traction on the snow, good handling.
  • Long ice braking distance, but good handling and traction.
  • Good noise level.
  • The lowest rolling resistance.

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