Hankook Optimo H725 Review
- Dry 90% 90%
- Wet 90% 90%
- Snow 80% 80%
- Comfort 90% 90%
- Noise 85% 85%
- Treadwear 80% 80%
- Overall 85% 85%
The Hankook Optimo H725 is classified as a standard touring all-season tire. However, this is the type of all-season tire that is designed for a longer service life. The Optimo H725 is standard equipment on some Ford and Chrysler automobiles, so it wasn’t hard to find a test vehicle fitted with these tires.
For this review of the Hankook Optimo H725, I was able to acquire a 2013 Chrysler 300 with the 3.6-liter V6 motor and 8-speed automatic transmission. The car was fitted with stock 17-inch wheels and Hankook Optimo H725 tires.
I always believed the Chrysler 300 was ahead of its time when it was launched back in 2005. It had all the design flair of a true gangster automobile while having the refinement of a German luxury car. Of course, it would have been better if my test car came fitted with the burly Hemi V8 motor. But with 294 horsepower and 260 foot-pounds of torque on tap, I was still excited to take my test car for a long drive across neighboring states.
Hankook Optimo H725 Review: Features
The Hankook Optimo H725 is designed with four wide main grooves for fast and efficient water drainage. The treads are equipped with high-density kerf siping to offer balanced levels of grip on snowy or icy roads. An all-season tire will have to perform well on light snow – the kerfs are there to ensure that you can get still drive your car safely despite the presence of ice or slush on the roads.
The tire is also equipped with long and interlocking center and intermediate buttons to provide directional stability and excellent braking. This tire has a radial shoulder angle to combat irregular wear while maximizing the stiffness of the rubber to deliver good handling.
The Hankook Optimo H725 utilizes an abrasion-resistance tread compound to deliver impressive wear characteristics. But is this compound geared more towards giving longer mileage instead of improving the dry and wet traction of the tire? This is what I intend to find out in this Hankook Optimo H725 review.