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Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125 Review - Test Data [2024]

Here are the key stats for the Ventus Prime 3 K125, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StylePremium Touring Summer
SeasonSummer
Release Date2015
Run Flat?No
Overall Score81/100

Pricing

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Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125 in Australia

This offering by Hankook has been around in Australia for about 9 years. Especially designed for regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles, it comes in a total of 137 sizes.

This premium touring summer tyre is a solid option for those looking for a summer tyre in the mid-range of the market. Note that it is not a runflat tyre.

Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition!

How We Reviewed The Ventus Prime 3 K125 Tyres

Unlike the Australian government, the European Union carries out standardised tests on all tyres sold in Europe. These tests are carried out in identical conditions, making them a reliable way to compare tyres.

For this review, we use averaged results from tests done on 48 sizes of the Ventus Prime 3 K125 tyres by the European Union.

We then compare these to the same results for the following similar tyres, also rated for Premuim Touring Summer usage and sold in Australia.

Fuel Efficiency

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$47 extra per year

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres. That's a lot, and it means that choosing fuel efficient tyres can save you quite a bit of money.

The Ventus Prime 3 K125 tyres rank a C on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect to use an extra 0.2L/100km. This works out to $47 extra spent on petrol per year, based on a typical 12,000 km driven per year.

Comparison

Here's how the Ventus Prime 3 K125 compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the Ventus Prime 3 K125 ranked # out of 0 tyres.

Grip & Handling

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Wet Grip
(A - E)
ANo difference

We'll now take a look at how these tyres compare in terms of grip and handling.

A good measure of this is 'wet grip', which is an indication of how well the tyres will allow the vehicle to come to a stop in wet conditions.

The Ventus Prime 3 K125 tyres rank a A on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

This is the highest possible rating, and indicates excellent grip and handling in wet conditions relative to other tyres.

Comparison

Here's how the Ventus Prime 3 K125 compares to similar tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

For wet grip, they scored # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Noise

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Noise
(A - C)
B (71 dB)2 times as noisy

Another key factor to consider when choosing a tyre is road noise. Once you're over about 40 km/h, the dominant source of noise you hear is from the contact of your tyres on the road.

There is a surprisingly wide variation in the amount of noise each tyre makes.

The Ventus Prime 3 K125 tyres produce 71.4 dB of road noise, which corresponds to a rank of B on a scale of A to C in the standardised testing done by the EU.

Expect these tyres to produce about 2 times as much noise as an A grade tyre (the decibel scale is logarithmic).

Comparison

Here's how the Ventus Prime 3 K125 compares to similar tyres for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

For noise, they ranked # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, including those below, the Ventus Prime 3 K125 scores 5 out of 5 for comfort.

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Treadwear

With a UTQG treadwear rating of 300, the Ventus Prime 3 K125 would theoretically last 3 times longer than a tyre with a treadwear rating of 100.

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.

These tyres score a grade 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.

These tyres score a grade of A.

Warranty

The Ventus Prime 3 K125 tyres have a warranty of 5 years.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still undecided as to whether to go with these premuim touring summer tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

With an overall rating of 81 out of 100, the Ventus Prime 3 K125 tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their car rubber with some tyres designed for premuim touring summer action.

For fuel efficiency, they score a grade of C, which is more or less average, though this isn't a super important factor.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, they get a score of A, which is outstanding.

Finally, for road noise, they receive a B grade, which is about typical.

In terms of data out of the US, they have the following UTQG ratings:

  • Treadwear: 300
  • Traction: A (scale: AA, A, B, C)
  • Temperature Resistance: A (scale: A, B, C)

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 137 sizes of the Ventus Prime 3 K125 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

Size
185/60 R15 88H XL
185/55 R16 83H
185/60 R15 88H XL
185/65 R15 92V XL
185/55 R15 82H
185/65 R15 92V XL
185/55 R16 83H
185/55 R16 83V
185/60 R15 84H
185/55 R15 86V XL
185/60 R15 84H
185/55 R16 83V
185/55 R15 86V XL
185/55 R15 82H
195/55 R15 85H
195/55 R15 85H
195/50 R15 82V
195/50 R15 82V
195/55 R15 85V
195/60 R16 89H
195/65 R15 91H
195/55 R15 85V
195/65 R15 91V
195/55 R16 91V XL
195/50 R15 82H
195/60 R15 88V
195/55 R16 87W
195/60 R16 89H
195/55 R20 95H XL
195/45 R16 84H XL
195/65 R15 91V
195/60 R15 88V
195/55 R16 91V XL
195/55 R15 89V XL
195/45 R16 84H XL
195/55 R20 95H XL
195/55 R15 89V XL
195/45 R16 84V XL
195/55 R20 95H
195/60 R15 88H
195/50 R15 82H
195/55 R20 95H
195/60 R15 88H
195/50 R16 88V XL
195/65 R15 91H
195/50 R16 88V XL
195/60 R16 89V
195/45 R16 84V XL
195/55 R16 87V
195/55 R16 87V
195/60 R16 89V
195/55 R16 87W
205/55 R15 92V XL
205/45 R16 83V
205/60 R16 92V
205/55 R16 94V XL
205/60 R15 91V
205/65 R15 94H
205/55 R16 91H
205/65 R15 94H
205/60 R15 91H
205/60 R16 92V
205/65 R15 99H XL
205/55 R15 88V
205/60 R17 97W XL
205/60 R16 96H XL
205/45 R16 83W
205/65 R15 99H XL
205/55 R16 91H
205/55 R16 94V XL
205/55 R17 95V XL
205/55 R16 91V
205/55 R16 94H XL
205/55 R16 94W XL
205/50 R16 91W XL
205/45 R16 83V
205/50 R16 87V
205/60 R15 91H
205/55 R16 91W
205/65 R16 95W
205/60 R15 91V
205/60 R16 96V XL
205/60 R16 92H
205/45 R17 88V XL
205/50 R17 93V XL
205/55 R16 91V
205/45 R16 83W
205/55 R15 92V XL
205/50 R17 93W XL
205/60 R16 96W XL
205/55 R16 91W
205/60 R16 96V XL
205/65 R16 95W
205/55 R16 94W XL
205/55 R17 95V XL
205/50 R15 86V
205/45 R17 88V XL
205/50 R17 93W XL
205/55 R17 91V
205/55 R17 91V
205/55 R16 94H XL
205/60 R16 92H
205/50 R15 86V
205/60 R16 96H XL
205/50 R17 93V XL
205/60 R16 96W XL
205/50 R17 89V
205/50 R16 87V
205/50 R16 91W XL
205/50 R17 89V
205/60 R17 97W XL
205/55 R15 88V
215/45 R18 89V
215/55 R17 94V
215/50 R18 92H
215/60 R17 96H
215/50 R17 91W
215/45 R18 92V
215/40 R17 87V XL
215/55 R16 93W
215/50 R18 92V
215/55 R16 97Y XL
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/60 R16 99H XL
215/55 R16 97H XL
215/55 R16 97H XL
215/60 R16 99V XL
215/60 R16 95V
215/50 R17 91W
215/60 R16 99V XL
215/40 R17 83V
215/60 R17 96H
215/55 R18 99V XL
215/65 R16 98V
215/45 R16 86H
215/65 R17 96V
215/55 R16 97Y XL
215/60 R17 96V
215/40 R17 83V
215/50 R17 95W XL
215/50 R18 92V
215/55 R17 98W XL
215/50 R17 91V
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/45 R17 91V XL
215/55 R16 93V
215/55 R17 98W XL
215/55 R16 93V
215/50 R17 95V XL
215/65 R16 98H
215/45 R18 89V
215/40 R18 89W XL
215/65 R17 96V
215/65 R16 98H
215/55 R16 93W
215/55 R18 99V XL
215/50 R17 95W XL
215/60 R17 96V
215/55 R17 94W
215/45 R16 90V XL
215/50 R17 91V
215/45 R16 90V XL
215/50 R17 95V XL
215/55 R17 94W
215/45 R18 92V
215/65 R16 98V
215/60 R16 99H XL
215/40 R18 89W XL
215/50 R18 92H
215/65 R17 99V
215/55 R16 97W XL
215/55 R17 94V
215/55 R16 93H
215/40 R17 87V XL
215/55 R16 97W XL
215/45 R16 86H
215/45 R17 91V XL
215/60 R16 95V
215/65 R17 99V
215/55 R16 93H
225/55 R19 99V
225/55 R19 99V
225/55 R18 98V
225/45 R18 95W XL
225/55 R16 99W XL
225/50 R16 92W
225/50 R17 94W
225/55 R16 99W XL
225/55 R18 98V
225/60 R17 99V
225/55 R17 101W XL
225/45 R17 94V XL
225/55 R16 95V
225/55 R16 99Y XL
225/50 R18 95W
225/45 R17 91W
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/55 R16 95V
225/45 R18 91V
225/45 R18 95W XL
225/50 R17 98W XL
225/60 R16 98V
225/50 R17 98W XL
225/50 R16 92V
225/50 R16 92W
225/60 R16 98W
225/50 R17 94W
225/55 R17 101W XL
225/50 R17 98V XL
225/50 R18 95W
225/55 R16 95W
225/60 R17 99V
225/45 R17 94V XL
225/50 R16 92V
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/45 R17 91Y
225/45 R18 91V
225/60 R16 98W
225/55 R16 95W
225/45 R17 91Y
225/60 R16 98V
225/50 R17 98V XL
225/40 R18 92W XL
225/55 R16 99Y XL
225/40 R18 92W XL
225/45 R17 91W
235/55 R17 103Y XL
235/55 R18 100H
235/60 R17 106W XL
235/45 R18 94V
235/55 R18 104V XL
235/60 R18 107V XL
235/55 R18 100H
235/60 R17 106W XL
235/45 R17 94W
235/40 R18 91W
235/40 R18 95W XL
235/40 R18 95W XL
235/55 R18 104V XL
235/55 R17 103W XL
235/55 R17 103W XL
235/50 R17 96W
235/55 R18 100V
235/55 R18 100V
235/45 R18 98W XL
235/45 R18 98W XL
235/45 R17 97W XL
235/50 R18 101W XL
235/45 R17 94W
235/65 R17 104H
235/65 R17 104H
235/45 R17 97W XL
235/60 R18 107V XL
235/45 R18 94V
235/50 R18 101W XL
235/55 R17 103Y XL
235/50 R17 96W
235/40 R18 91W
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/50 R18 100W
245/45 R18 96W
245/50 R18 100W
245/40 R17 91W
245/45 R18 100W XL
245/40 R19 94W
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/40 R19 94W
245/45 R18 96W
245/40 R18 97W XL
245/40 R17 91W
245/45 R18 100W XL
245/40 R18 97W XL
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