Welcome to this review of the Hankook Kinergy GT! In all honesty, the Hankook Kinergy GT is a conundrum. It is the OEM tires in certain Honda, Volkswagen, Kia, and Hyundai vehicles, which means it scores well in terms of all-season performance. But compared to other all-season touring tires in the Hankook lineup, the Kinergy GT has a slightly higher price tag.
Why is that? Well, compared to the Hankook Optimo H724, the Kinergy GT is what Hankook calls a premium grand touring tire, hence the GT moniker. This means the Kinergy GT is primarily engineered to deliver three main advantages: superior driving comfort, a silent ride, and excellent treadwear.