Hankook Winter I*Cept RS W442

Hankook Winter I*Cept RS W442 photo, test, review

The Hankook Winter ICept RS W442 is a Premium Touring studless winter tire with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

The tire has been replaced by the Hankook Winter W452.

2015 Autozurnal Hankook Winter I Cept RS W442

In 2015 experts of the Slovak publication Autozurnal have tested the Hankook W442 at size 185/60 R15 and compared to 6 similar budget and mid-range studless winter tires.

test Hankook Winter I*Cept RS W442 review
4th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 9 meters longer, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter I*Cept RS W442 review
4th place in Wet handling. Hankook was 5.1 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter I*Cept RS W442 review
5th place in Wet lateral stability. Hankook was 0.5 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter I*Cept RS W442 review
1st place and the best result in Straight aqua. The float speed was 1.9 km/h bigger, than the next tire.
test Hankook Winter I*Cept RS W442 review
1st place and the best result in Lateral aqua.
test Hankook Winter I Cept RS W442 review
3rd place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 0.8 meters longer, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter I*Cept RS W442 review
3rd place in Dry handling. Hankook was 1.15 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter I Cept RS W442 review
4th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 3 meters longer, than the leader.
test Hankook Winter ICept RS W442 review
4th place in Snow hill handling.
test Hankook Winter ICept RS W442 review
5th place in Snow traction.
test Hankook Winter I Cept RS W442 review
4th place in Snow traction.
test Hankook Winter I Cept RS W442 review
3rd place in Noise level test.
test Hankook Winter I Cept RS W442 review
4th place in Rolling resistance.

Overall Hankook Winter I Cept RS W442 review

According to the test results Hankook took 3rd place and got an expert score “recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Long wet braking distance, average handling and lateral stability.
  • The best straight and lateral aquaplanning resistance.
  • Good dry performance.
  • Average on the snow.
  • Good noise level and rolling resistance.

Similar tires from the test:

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