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Hankook  Ventus V4 ES 195/55R16
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  • Size: 195/55R16
  • Part #: 1009500|
  • SKU: 9978753|
  • (P) Passenger


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Hankook Ventus V4 ES

Ultra-High Performance with the benefit of all-season driving ability. State-of-the-art engineering, tread compound and profile design allow the Ventus V4 ES to offer excellent wet and dry handling with twice the all-season performance of a typical summer UHP tire.
  • Ultra high performance all season
  • Excellent wet and dry handling
  • Twice the winter performance of a typical summer UHP tire

50,000 Miles
Tire Size
Ultra High Performance195/55R16
Tire Type
Speed Rating
Load Index
Load Range


Safety Rating is a combination of two values: Load Index and Speed Rating for P-Metric and Euro Metric tire sizes; and Load Range and Speed Rating in the case of heavy duty LT (light truck) sizes.

Speed Rating is based on the speed that the tire is designed to be driven at for extended periods of time. All tires in the in the U.S. are designed to maintain legal U.S. speed limits. The speed rating of tires must match the maximum driving speed of the vehicle.

Load Index is used on P metric and Euro Metric sized tires and denotes a tire's load-carrying capacity at a specified inflation pressure. The load index is represented by a number, the higher the Load Index Value the greater the load the tire can safely carry. Vehicle manufacturers recommend a maximum load capacity based on a recommended minimum load index.
(P) Passenger
Tire Class


Tire Class reflects how the tire will be used. There are four major categories: All-Season, Max Performance, Summer-Only and Winter-Use.

All-Season tires are suitable for year-round driving in all weather conditions.

Summer-Only & Max Performance tires are specifically designed for high-performance driving. Tire compound, tread design and speed ratings all combine to hug the road and maintain grip. Summer tires by nature are not ideal for winter driving due to lack of siding to grip winter roads.

Winter-Use tires have tread compounds and patterns that are specially designed for grip on snowy or icy road surfaces. They are not suitable for year-round use. The rubber compound used will wear more quickly on dry, summer roads. It is recommended that winter tires are fitted as a complete set to avoid potential handling issues.
Everday Use
All Season
All Season

Off-Road Off-Road

Summer-Only Summer-Only

Winter-Use Winter-Use
Tread Type


Tread Type is an important consideration when choosing a tire. There are four main types: Passenger, Highway, All-Terrain and Mud-Terrain.

Passenger denotes a tread that is suitable for normal use, a good all-round tread for normal driving.

Highway is a tread type unique to SUV and truck tires. The tread is optimized for normal everyday driving on paved surfaces. These tires can be driven off pavement, but are not ideally suited for off road traction. Highway tread patterns deliver a quiet ride.

For light trucks and specialty vehicles, All-Terrain tread types provide better off-road traction than standard highway truck tires. There more aggressive tread tends to be less quiet on paved roads. All Terrain tires are suitable for everyday use.

Mud-Terrain treads are specifically designed with wider tread blocks and higher void ratios to gain traction in off-road conditions. Mud Terrain tires can generate higher noise levels and tend to carry lower mileage warranties than other tread designs.
Passenger Passenger
Highway Highway
All-Terrain All-Terrain
Mud-Terrain Mud-Terrain

UTQG - Uniform Tire Quality Grade

UTQG (Uniform Tire Quality Grade) is made up of three values: treadwear, traction and temperature.

Treadwear is a relative numeric score, based on manufacturer tests, showing how well a tire can be expected to wear compared to other tires. A higher score means a tire could be expected to wear better.

Traction measures the tire's ability to stop a vehicle on wet roads. It doesn't reflect a tire's acceleration, cornering, or hydroplaning performance. Traction grades range from AA (highest) to C (lowest).

Temperature grades the tire's ability to withstand heat build-up, with A being the highest grade and C the lowest.

A - Over 115 mph
B - Between 100 to 115 mph
C - Between 85 to 100 mph
Treadwear: 420
Traction Asphalt - gForce
AA - Above 0.54
A - Above 0.47
B - Above 0.38
C - Less Than 0.38
A - Over 115 mph
B - Between 100 and 115 mph
C - Between 85 and 100 mph

Drive / Ride Performance Characteristics

All tires have the following six performance characteristics, divided into three sets of trade-offs. In most cases, a tire may perform excellently in one characteristic but only standard in the other.
Excellent Ride Comfort & Excellent Handling
Handling: Get stiff side wall for precise steering and cornering but settle for a firm ride with increased road noise.
Ride Comfort: Enjoy a quiet, smooth ride but lose some cornering ability.
Standard Treadwear & Excellent Traction
Traction: Stop faster in wet conditions but expect a shorter tread life.
Treadwear: Get long, uniform wear across your tread pattern but expect less traction in wet conditions.
Excellent LowRolling Resistance & Excellent High Speed Performance
High-Speed Performance: Get increased performance at higher speeds but sacrifice some fuel economy.
Low Rolling Resistance: Enjoy improved fuel efficiency but expect less high-speed cornering ability.


Hankook Ventus V4 ES is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than original tires for ride and noise reduction. This set of four tires Has been a pleasant surprise for a much better ride and handling. The original tire (Bridgestone Turanza) had an expected life of 20,000 miles, and I had to change them at 19,500, so they were correct. These new tires are rated for 50,000 and have a better speed rating, which gives a feeling of added safety.. The wheel alignment was not as good a job as my Toyota dealer did about 2 years ago
Date published: 2013-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far...So Good! First time I have purchased Hankook tires and they have a very good ride. I do a lot of highway driving and these tires provide a very comfortable and smooth ride w/ very good traction in wet and dry conditions.
Date published: 2013-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product had great features The manager at the desk as well as the technician were really helpful and completed the repairs in a very timely manner. I would definitely recommend Pep Boys to friends and acquaintances.
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Handling Tire; Exceptional On Wet Roads These Hankooks are an exceptional value; all things considered. They replaced the OEM Michelin Pilots on my '08 Honda Accord Coupe at 54k miles. I got great life out of them by simply rotating them at every oil change, keeping them inflated to the OEM recommended 32PSI cold and not driving like a total maniac! The Hankooks have far better traction and speed specs (98W, Z-rated) than the OEM Michelins, with the same 50k wear rating. They are a great choice, as your getting a far better performing tire for about half the cost than the Michelins. The ride is about average. So, my guess is you trade great traction/performance and a higher speed rating for a more "cushy" ride. Between the two, the overall performance, traction and handling is more critical to me than the ride and it could even save your life! Very pleased with these tires and the overall experience at my local Tampa PepBoys was excellent!! Bottom line, If you want a nice performance tire that will last to 50k miles, these are an incredible value. If you want a more "cushy", soft ride, then ask the tire dealer for their recommendation. Thanks & drive safe!!
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tires Excellent in wet weather!
Date published: 2013-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No issues After reading other reviews online, I went with the Ventus V4 ES. They seem well suited for my Mazda 3 and, because my previous tires were so bare, they handle much better than what I had on my car. Will revisit after I have put some mileage on the tires. Decent reduction in noise.
Date published: 2013-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from | tires are very smooth
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good tires- great value excellent wet weather traction...not so good on wet leaves etc.
Date published: 2013-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wanted same tires as originals Got a lot of good mileage and nice ride with the original Hankook. Hope I will get the same results with the new ones.
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tires look great So far so good Only had them two weeks Handling above average
Date published: 2013-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love these tires These tires make me love my car again, ride is great great traction in rain.
Date published: 2013-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great tires Needed new tires and have bought Hankooks before. Great tires for a Maxima SE. Will buy again.
Date published: 2013-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I received what I expected. Tires are round and black, just like I expected. Who knows how long they will last, and it has not snowed since they were installed, so the jury is still out on that too. Oh, and they did hold air, just like I had hoped.
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tires are very smooth Car drives like a dream since we changed the tires. Only downfall, we found tires about 30 dollars cheaper, but no regrets.
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid tire with a Great Price Smooth tire and quiet. It had a lower snow rating, but so far, haven't had an issue in the snow.
Date published: 2013-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Found what I was looking for. Bought the tires and made the appointment online, the price was good and the service great, I will return to PEPBOYS if the need arises.
Date published: 2013-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from the tires have a good look, good responce buy one get one free, still waiting on that.
Date published: 2013-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ride!!! These tires made a huge difference in the ride, handling of our car. I forgot how good car this rides. It also gives a much quieter ride as well.
Date published: 2013-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good grip tire . If these tires wear good , time will tell. They are wider than OEM Hankooks.
Date published: 2013-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tire Been through 2 sets on my Integra and running a set on my Z28. Never any issues. Perfect for DD and great price.
Date published: 2012-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good Purchased four tires for my S type about a year ago. The tires are quiet, provide excellant traction rain or shine, 50k mile warranty and hold air pressure very well. In the process of purchasing a spare tire shortly while the tire continues to be sold.
Date published: 2012-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very affordable performance tire these tires perform very well in dry and rain. they stick very well for a hard compound tire, so they last. I do not recommend them for ice and snow. I switch to winter tires and recommend you do the same. Don't buy them if you plan to drive in snow and ice, they may be labelled mud and snow, but they are anything but.....
Date published: 2011-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tires for a low price I installed these tire on my 2004 Mustang Cobra. I was suprised with the way they handle in rain and dry pavement. These tires hug the road in turns and at hard acceleration. I would recommend these tires.I have about 20,000 miles on these tire and the tread still look as good as the day they were installed. A++++++
Date published: 2011-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hankook Ventus V4 Purchased these tires about a year ago and have put about 20000 miles on them so far. Still a decent amount of tread left, should make it the full 40k miles with regular rotations. These tires are GREAT in the dry and pretty favorable in the rain. Cornering response and handling ability are both really good. My one recommndation though, if you get these tires, be sure you have at least a pair of snow tires for winter. The harder compound that these tires are made out of is not favorable to snow and ice.
Date published: 2011-09-26
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