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Hankook Ventus RS4 vs Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Hankook R-S4 vs Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (PS4S) - Test Data

Here are the key stats for the Hankook Ventus RS4 and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres, at a glance.
Ventus RS4Pilot Sport 4S
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleExtreme Performance SummerMax Performance Summer
Release Date20182017
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall ScoreN/A86/100


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Hankook Ventus RS4 vs Michelin Pilot Sport 4S in Australia

The Ventus RS4 has been around in Australia for about 6 years, whereas the Pilot Sport 4S has been on the market for about 7 years

The Ventus RS4 is rated for extreme performance summer action, however the Pilot Sport 4S tyres are classified as max performance summer. Both tyres are designed for use with regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles.

Both of these are considered summer tyres. Neither of them are runflat tyres. Hankook is considered to be a mid-range brand in the tyre market, whereas Michelin is a premium manufacturer.

Read on to see how each of these tyres stack up against each other!

How We Reviewed These Tyres

We've analysed results of the following tyre benchmarks to make data-driven comparison of the Ventus RS4 and the Pilot Sport 4S tyres.

  • Motor: Summer Tire Test 235/35 ZR19
  • Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R19
  • Top Sport Tires 2020 By Professional Tests
  • Consumer Reports: Ultra High Performance Summer Tires
  • 11 of The Best Summer tires
  • Sportauto: Summer Tire Test for Sportcars R19
  • Autobild Sportscars: Summer TIre Test R20
  • TireRack: Best in Max Performance Summer
  • Auto Motor und Sport: UHP Summer Tire Test R20
  • Auto Bild Sportscars: Summer tire test R19
  • UHP Summer Tire Test R19
  • Auto Express: UUHP Summer Tire Test R19
  • Tyre Reviews: UHP Summer Tire Test R19
  • The Best UHP Summer Tires in 2024 by TiresVote
  • Auto Bild Sportscars: Summer Tire Test ZR20
  • Tyre Reviews: UHP Summer Tyre Test
  • The Best European Passenger Summer Tires in 2024 by TiresVote
  • AUTO Straßenverkehr 2023: Summer Tire Test R18
  • The Best Passenger Tires for North America in 2024 by TiresVote
  • Evo 2022: Summer Tire Test R19
  • Tyrereviews: Best UHP TIres for 2020

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the Ventus RS4 and Pilot Sport 4S tyres.
Ventus RS4Pilot Sport 4S
Wet PerformanceN/AExcellent
Dry PerformanceN/AExcellent
Snow/Ice PerformanceN/AGood
Overall ScoreN/A86/100

Unfortunately, there is very little benchmark data available for the Hankook Ventus RS4 tyres.


Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the Pilot Sport 4S scores 5 out of 5 for comfort. We don't have any comfort data for the Ventus RS4 tyres.


Introduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA, the Uniform Tire Grading System (UTQG), is a system for comparing one tyre product to another on the basis of some standardised tests.

Ventus RS4Pilot Sport 4S
(AA - C)
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)


As per the UTQG guidelines, the Ventus RS4 tyres have a treadwear rating of 200, whereas the Pilot Sport 4S tyres have a rating of 300. This means that the Ventus RS4 tyres will theoretically last only 67% as long as the Pilot Sport 4S tyres.


The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

As per the, the Ventus RS4 and Pilot Sport 4S tyres both have a traction grading of AA.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

As per the UTQG system of tyre grading, the Ventus RS4 and Pilot Sport 4S tyres both have a temperature resistance grading of A.


The Ventus RS4 tyres have a warranty of 5 years, whereas the Pilot Sport 4S tyres have a warranty of 6 years.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still on the fence about these tyres? Check out how they compare to other similar tyres on the market in Australia!


Let's now take a look at the main differences between these two sets of tyres.

The Ventus RS4 tyres have a UTQG treadwear rating of 200, whereas the Pilot Sport 4S tyres have a rating of 300.This means that you can expect the Ventus RS4 to last only 67% as long as the Pilot Sport 4S tyres.

The Ventus RS4 have a UTQG traction grading of AA, while the Pilot Sport 4S tyres having a grading of AA.

The Ventus RS4 have a UTQG temperature grading of A, while the Pilot Sport 4S tyres having a grading of A.

The Ventus RS4 have a warranty of 5 years, while the Pilot Sport 4S tyres are guaranteed for 6 years.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 27 sizes of the Ventus RS4, and all 229 sizes of the Pilot Sport 4S tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Ventus RS4 Sizes

195/50 R15 86V XL
195/50 R15 86V XL
205/55 R16 91W
205/45 R16 87W XL
205/55 R16 91W
205/45 R16 87W XL
215/45 R17 87W
215/45 R17 87W
225/40 R19 89W
225/45 R15 87W
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/40 R18 88W
225/50 R16 92W
225/40 R19 89W
225/40 R18 88W
225/50 R16 92W
225/45 R15 87W
225/45 R17 94W XL
235/45 R17 94W
235/40 R18 95W XL
235/45 R17 94W
235/35 R19 87W
235/40 R18 95W XL
235/35 R19 87W
235/40 R18 91W
235/40 R18 91W
245/40 R18 93W
245/35 R19 89W
245/40 R17 91W
245/40 R15 88W
245/40 R15 88W
245/40 R18 93W
245/40 R17 91W
245/35 R19 89W
255/40 R17 98W XL
255/35 R18 90W
255/35 R18 90W
265/40 R18 97W
265/35 R18 97W XL
265/35 R18 97W XL
265/40 R18 97W
275/35 R19 96W
275/35 R18 95W
275/40 R18 99W
275/35 R19 96W
275/40 R18 99W
275/35 R18 95W
285/35 R18 101W XL
285/35 R18 101W XL
295/40 R18 103W
295/40 R18 103W
305/30 R19 102W XL
305/30 R19 102W XL

Pilot Sport 4S Sizes

215/45 R17 91Y XL
215/35 R18 84Y XL
215/35 R18 (84Y) XL
215/45 R20 95Y
215/45 R20 (95Y) XL
225/35 R20 90Y XL
225/40 R19 93Y XL
225/35 R19 88Y XL
225/40 R19 (93Y) XL
225/45 R18 95Y XL
225/50 R18 99Y XL
225/35 R19 (88Y) XL
225/40 R18 (92Y) XL
225/50 R17 98Y XL
225/45 R19 96Y XL
225/35 R20 (90Y) XL
225/45 R17 94Y XL
225/45 R19 (96Y) XL
225/40 R18 92Y
235/45 R17 97Y XL
235/50 R18 101Y XL
235/35 R20 (92Y) XL
235/45 R18 98Y XL
235/30 R20 (88Y) XL
235/45 R20 100Y XL
235/30 R20 88Y XL
235/40 R20 (96Y) XL
235/40 R19 (96Y) XL
235/40 R18 (95Y) XL
235/40 R20 96Y
235/40 R18 95Y XL
235/35 R20 92Y XL
235/45 R20 (100Y) XL
235/35 R19 (91Y) XL
235/40 R19 96Y XL
235/35 R19 91Y XL
245/40 R21 (100Y) XL
245/35 R19 (93Y) XL
245/40 R19 (98Y) XL
245/30 R19 (89Y) XL
245/30 R20 (90Y) XL
245/30 R21 (91Y) XL
245/30 R22 (92Y) XL
245/45 R20 103Y XL
245/40 R19 98Y XL
245/35 R20 95Y XL
245/35 R19 93Y XL
245/35 R21 96Y XL
245/35 R18 92Y XL
245/45 R19 102Y XL
245/45 R17 99Y XL
245/30 R20 90Y XL
245/45 R18 100Y XL
245/35 R20 (95Y) XL
245/30 R21 91Y XL
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/45 R20 (103Y) XL
245/40 R20 99Y XL
245/30 R19 89Y XL
245/40 R17 95Y XL
245/40 R20 (99Y) XL
245/35 R21 (96Y) XL
255/40 R21 (105Y) XL
255/45 R20 105Y XL
255/30 R22 95Y XL
255/40 R19 100Y XL
255/30 R20 92Y XL
255/35 R21 98Y XL
255/30 R20 (92Y) XL
255/40 R19 (100Y) XL
255/40 R21 102Y XL
255/35 R22 (99Y) XL
255/35 R19 (96Y) XL
255/30 R22 (95Y) XL
255/35 R21 (98Y) XL
255/30 R19 91Y XL
255/40 R20 101Y XL
255/30 R21 93Y XL
255/45 R20 (105Y) XL
255/35 R19 (92Y)
255/30 R19 (91Y) XL
255/35 R19 92Y
255/40 R20 (101Y) XL
255/35 R19 96Y XL
255/40 R21 (102Y) XL
255/35 R20 (97Y) XL
255/35 R18 94Y XL
255/35 R20 97Y XL
255/30 R21 (93Y) XL
265/35 R20 99Y XL
265/35 R20 (99Y) XL
265/35 R22 (102Y) XL
265/40 R20 (104Y) XL
265/40 R21 105Y XL
265/35 R21 101Y XL
265/30 R19 93Y XL
265/30 R21 96Y XL
265/35 R19 98Y XL
265/40 R20 104Y XL
265/30 R20 94Y XL
265/40 R19 (102Y) XL
265/35 R21 (101Y) XL
265/35 R19 (98Y) XL
265/30 R21 (96Y) XL
265/40 R22 (106Y) XL
265/40 R22 106Y XL
265/35 R22 102Y XL
265/30 R20 (94Y) XL
265/35 R20 (102Y) XL
265/30 R19 (93Y) XL
265/40 R19 102Y XL
265/40 R21 (105Y) XL
275/40 R22 107Y XL
275/40 R22 (107Y) XL
275/35 R20 102Y XL
275/35 R19 96Y
275/35 R18 99Y XL
275/40 R20 (106Y) XL
275/30 R20 97Y XL
275/35 R21 103Y XL
275/35 R19 100Y XL
275/25 R21 92Y XL
275/30 R21 98Y XL
275/30 R21 (98Y) XL
275/40 R22 108Y XL
275/30 R20 (97Y) XL
275/35 R20 (102Y) XL
275/40 R22 (108Y) XL
275/40 R19 (105Y) XL
275/35 R19 (96Y)
275/35 R21 (103Y) XL
275/30 R19 96Y XL
275/35 R19 (100Y) XL
275/40 R20 106Y XL
275/25 R21 (92Y) XL
275/30 R19 (96Y) XL
275/35 R22 (104Y) XL
275/40 R19 105Y XL
285/30 R20 99Y XL
285/25 R20 93Y XL
285/25 R20 (93Y) XL
285/30 R20 (99Y) XL
285/25 R22 (95Y) XL
285/35 R19 103Y XL
285/30 R19 98Y XL
285/30 R22 (101Y) XL
285/40 R22 (110Y) XL
285/40 R23 111Y XL
285/40 R22 110Y XL
285/40 R18 (105Y) XL
285/35 R21 (108Y) XL
285/35 R22 (106Y) XL
285/35 R19 (103Y) XL
285/35 R22 106Y XL
285/30 R22 101Y XL
285/35 R20 (104Y) XL
285/30 R21 (100Y) XL
285/35 R20 104Y XL
285/30 R21 100Y XL
285/40 R23 (111Y) XL
285/30 R19 (98Y) XL
285/35 R18 101Y XL
295/30 R18 98Y XL
295/25 R20 (95Y) XL
295/35 R19 104Y XL
295/30 R20 (101Y) XL
295/35 R20 (105Y) XL
295/35 R21 (107Y) XL
295/35 R22 108Y XL
295/25 R21 (96Y) XL
295/25 R19 (94Y) XL
295/35 R22 (108Y) XL
295/30 R21 (102Y) XL
295/25 R22 (97Y) XL
295/25 R21 96Y XL
295/30 R21 102Y XL
295/35 R20 105Y XL
295/45 R18 (112Y) XL
295/25 R20 95Y XL
295/35 R19 (104Y) XL
295/30 R19 (100Y) XL
295/30 R18 (98Y) XL
295/25 R22 97Y XL
295/30 R20 101Y XL
295/30 R19 100Y XL
295/35 R21 107Y XL
305/35 R20 (104Y)
305/25 R20 (97Y) XL
305/30 R21 104Y XL
305/30 R20 103Y XL
305/30 R19 102Y XL
305/30 R20 (103Y) XL
305/30 R19 (102Y) XL
305/25 R21 (98Y) XL
305/25 R20 97Y XL
305/25 R21 98Y XL
305/35 R20 104Y
305/30 R21 (104Y) XL
305/35 R20 (107Y) XL
315/30 R20 (104Y) XL
315/30 R22 (107Y) XL
315/30 R19 (104Y) XL
315/30 R23 (108Y) XL
315/35 R20 (110Y) XL
315/30 R20 104Y XL
315/30 R22 107Y XL
315/30 R21 105Y XL
315/30 R21 (105Y) XL
325/30 R21 108Y XL
325/25 R20 (101Y) XL
325/30 R19 (105Y) XL
325/25 R21 102Y XL
325/25 R21 (102Y) XL
325/25 R20 101Y XL
325/35 R23 (115Y) XL
325/35 R23 115Y XL
325/30 R21 (108Y) XL
325/35 R22 (114Y) XL
325/35 R22 114Y
325/30 R19 105Y XL
335/25 R22 105Y
335/25 R22 (105Y) XL
345/30 R20 106Y XL
345/30 R20 (106Y)
355/30 R19 (110Y) XL
355/25 R21 (107Y) XL
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