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Hankook Ventus RS4 vs Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

Hankook Ventus RS4 vs Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R [2024]

Here are the key stats for the Hankook Ventus RS4 and Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R tyres, at a glance.
Ventus RS4Potenza RE-71R
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleExtreme Performance SummerExtreme Performance Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20182014
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall ScoreN/A74/100

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Hankook Ventus RS4 vs Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R in Australia

The Ventus RS4 has been around in Australia for about 6 years, whereas the Potenza RE-71R has been on the market for about 10 years

Both tyres are rated for extreme performance summer action. 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 Bridgestone 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 Potenza RE-71R tyres.

  • Consumer Reports: Ultra High Performance Summer Tires

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the Ventus RS4 and Potenza RE-71R tyres.
Ventus RS4Potenza RE-71R
Price/QualityN/AExcellent
Dry PerformanceN/AExcellent
HandlingN/AExcellent
Wet PerformanceN/AGood
Snow/Ice PerformanceN/AGood
ComfortN/AAcceptable
TreadwearN/AAcceptable
Overall ScoreN/A74/100

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

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the Potenza RE-71R scores 3 out of 5 for comfort. We don't have any comfort data for the Ventus RS4 tyres.

UTQG Data

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 RS4Potenza RE-71R
Treadwear200200
Traction
(AA - C)
AAA
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
AA

Treadwear

As per the UTQG guidelines, the Ventus RS4 tyres have a treadwear rating of 200, whereas the Potenza RE-71R tyres have a rating of 200. This means that the Ventus RS4 tyres will theoretically last 1.0 times as long as the Potenza RE-71R tyres.

Traction

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 UTQG system, the Ventus RS4 tyres have a traction grading of AA, whereas the Potenza RE-71R tyres have a grading of A.

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 tyres have a temperature resistance grading of A, whereas the Potenza RE-71R tyres have a grading of A (on a scale of A, B, C).

Warranty

The Ventus RS4 tyres have a warranty of 5 years. There is no time-based warranty available for the Potenza RE-71R.

In terms of distance, the Potenza RE-71R tyres have a warranty of 50,000 kilometres. There is no distance based warranty available for the Ventus RS4.

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!

Summary

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 Potenza RE-71R tyres have a rating of 200.This means that you can expect the Ventus RS4 to last 1.0 times as long as the Potenza RE-71R tyres.

The Ventus RS4 have a UTQG traction grading of AA, while the Potenza RE-71R tyres having a grading of A.

The Ventus RS4 have a UTQG temperature grading of A, while the Potenza RE-71R tyres having a grading of A.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 27 sizes of the Ventus RS4, and all 44 sizes of the Potenza RE-71R tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Ventus RS4 Sizes

Size
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

Potenza RE-71R Sizes

Size
195/50 R15 82V
195/55 R16 87V
205/55 R16 91V
205/50 R16 87V
205/50 R15 86V
205/45 R17 88W XL
205/45 R16 87W XL
215/45 R18 93W XL
215/40 R18 89W XL
215/45 R17 91W XL
225/35 R19 88W XL
225/50 R16 92V
225/40 R18 92W XL
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/45 R18 95W XL
225/50 R18 95W
235/45 R18 94W
235/35 R19 91W XL
235/40 R19 92W
235/40 R18 95W XL
235/45 R17 94W
245/45 R17 95W
245/35 R19 93W XL
245/40 R19 98W XL
245/35 R20 95W XL
245/40 R17 91W
245/40 R18 97W XL
245/45 R18 100W XL
255/40 R18 99W XL
255/35 R19 96W XL
255/40 R17 98W XL
255/35 R18 94W XL
255/40 R20 97W
265/45 R18 104W XL
265/35 R19 98W XL
265/40 R19 98W
265/35 R18 97W XL
275/35 R18 95W
275/35 R19 96W
285/30 R18 93W
285/35 R19 99W
285/35 R20 100W
295/30 R20 101W XL
305/30 R19 102W XL
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