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Kumho Ecsta V720 vs Hankook Ventus RS4

Kumho Ecsta V720 vs Hankook Ventus RS4 - Which Is #1? [2024]

Here are the key stats for the Kumho Ecsta V720 and Hankook Ventus RS4 tyres, at a glance.
Ecsta V720Ventus RS4
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleExtreme Performance SummerExtreme Performance Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20152018
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score66/100N/A

Pricing

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Kumho Ecsta V720 vs Hankook Ventus RS4 in Australia

The Ecsta V720 has been around in Australia for about 9 years, whereas the Ventus RS4 has been on the market for about 6 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. Both brands are considered to be in the mid-range part of the market.

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 Ecsta V720 and the Ventus RS4 tyres.

  • TireRack: Best in Extreme Performance Summer

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the Ecsta V720 and Ventus RS4 tyres.
Ecsta V720Ventus RS4
Dry PerformanceExcellentN/A
HandlingExcellentN/A
Wet PerformanceGoodN/A
ComfortAcceptableN/A
TreadwearAcceptableN/A
Overall Score66/100N/A

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the Ecsta V720 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.

Ecsta V720Ventus RS4
Treadwear200200
Traction
(AA - C)
AAAA
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
AA

Treadwear

As per the UTQG guidelines, the Ecsta V720 tyres have a treadwear rating of 200, whereas the Ventus RS4 tyres have a rating of 200. This means that the Ecsta V720 tyres will theoretically last 1.0 times as long as the Ventus RS4 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 Ecsta V720 tyres have a traction grading of AA, whereas the Ventus RS4 tyres have a 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 Ecsta V720 tyres have a temperature resistance grading of A, whereas the Ventus RS4 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 Ecsta V720.

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 Ecsta V720 tyres have a UTQG treadwear rating of 200, whereas the Ventus RS4 tyres have a rating of 200.This means that you can expect the Ecsta V720 to last 1.0 times as long as the Ventus RS4 tyres.

The Ecsta V720 have a UTQG traction grading of AA, while the Ventus RS4 tyres having a grading of AA.

The Ecsta V720 have a UTQG temperature grading of A, while the Ventus RS4 tyres having a grading of A.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 12 sizes of the Ecsta V720, and all 27 sizes of the Ventus RS4 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Ecsta V720 Sizes

Size
215/45 R17 91W XL
225/50 R16 92V
225/40 R18 92W XL
225/45 R15 87W
235/45 R17 94W
245/40 R17 91W
245/40 R18 97W XL
245/40 R19 94W
275/35 R19 100W XL
275/35 R18 95W
275/40 R17 98W
355/30 R19 99Y

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
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