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Hankook Winter i*cept iZ 2 W616

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Value, average: 27

Key Facts

  • Year Released: 2015
  • Regions for sale: Northern America, Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
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We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about Hankook Winter i*cept iZ 2 W616. You can agree with these conclusions by voting for any item:

Reasons to buy vote if agree

– The tire performed well in a variety of conditions, including snow, slush and ice, as experienced by the users.
– The tire offered a comfortable and quiet ride, according to the reviewers.
– A couple of consumers commended the tire's braking capabilities on ice.
– A satisfied driver said that these tires were worth the money he paid.

Reasons not to buy

– One driver complained that the tires didn't last long and that the tread wear was rather quick.

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Hankook Winter i*cept iZ 2 W616 Tire Rank

 41  153 in Passenger / Winter

 20  72 in Studless Ice & Snow

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Hankook Winter i*cept iZ 2 W616 Rating scores from other platforms:

SimpleTire Source
4.5 out of 5
Based on:
22 customer ratings
Oponeo Source
4.2 out of 5
Based on:
558 customer ratings
Hankook Winter i*cept iZ 2 W616

Manufacturer's description

The new and improved studless winter performance tire.

The optimized directional pattern design of the Winter i'cept iZ2 ensures maximum studless safety on wet and icy roads. The improved Winter i'cept iZ2 features zigzag traction for improved snow traction with excellent braking and handling on ice allowing you to drive with confidence in extreme winter conditions.

Tire Structure:

  • High grip silica compound (Improved snow / wet traction and lowered rolling resistance);
  • Jointless full cover reinforced belt (Ideal tread strength);
  • Wide steel belt layer (Ensures optimal tread stiffness and improves handling performance);
  • Equilibrium polyester carcass line (Enhanced sidewall stiffness and Performance);
  • Adoption of high-hardness bead filler (Improves handling and steering response);
  • Ultra high strength bead wire (Improves uniformity and Performance of the bead position).

Notable Features

Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 is a passenger-car friction winter tire that ensures extra comfortable ride. This tire is characterized by excellent traction on wet pavement, as well as on snow and ice covered roads, great road holding ability, maneuverability, and precise and consistent handling response. It also ensures extra ride comfort and short braking distance on winter surfaces. Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 The Hankook W616 Winter i'Cept iZ2 model, which was introduced on the eve of 2015/2016 winter season, came to replace the Winter i'Cept iZ tire. The main difference of the new-generation model is directional tread pattern.

Such a choice was not accidental. The aggressive unidirectional tread design does a better job of dispelling water and melted snow from the contact area, hence, more reliable traction and grip on winter roads.

“Clawless” grip

Thanks to diminishing the size of the tread blocks, the Korean tire maker was able to increase their overall number by 20%. This led to an increase in the number of 3D sipes, which stabilize shifty tread blocks in any road conditions, and an increase in the number of the leading edges that cut through the water film, which significantly improved the Hankook Winter i'Cept iZ2 W616 acceleration and braking performance on snow and ice.

The Hankook W616 tread compound contains silica that helps keep the tire elastic even at deep freezing temperatures. And this means that this tire model will ensure reliable handling response and driving safety on snow and ice covered roads even in the most severe frost. Also, silica accounts for extra traction on wet pavement.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Hankook / Winter i*cept iZ 2 W616
Car Type
Rim Diameter
13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 "
175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 mm
Aspect Ratio
45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
T (max 118 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Hankook / Winter i*cept iZ 2 W616 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Utqg Ply rating Price
R13 175/70 R13 82T 175/70 R13 82T 4.0
R14 175/65 R14 86T 175/65 R14 86T 4.0
R14 175/70 R14 84T 175/70 R14 84T 4.0
R14 185/60 R14 86T 185/60 R14 86T 4.0
R14 185/65 R14 86T 185/65 R14 86T 4.0
R14 185/70 R14 88T 185/70 R14 88T 4.0
R14 195/70 R14 91T 195/70 R14 91T 4.0
R15 175/65 R15 88T 175/65 R15 88T 4.0
R15 185/55 R15 86T 185/55 R15 86T 4.0
R15 185/60 R15 88T 185/60 R15 88T 4.0
R15 185/65 R15 92T 185/65 R15 92T 4.0
R15 195/55 R15 89T 195/55 R15 89T 4.0
R15 195/60 R15 92T 195/60 R15 92T 4.0
R15 195/65 R15 91T 195/65 R15 91T 4.0
R15 205/65 R15 94T 205/65 R15 94T 4.0
R15 205/70 R15 96T 205/70 R15 96T 4.0
R15 215/70 R15 98T 215/70 R15 98T 4.0
R16 195/55 R16 91T 195/55 R16 91T 4.0
R16 205/55 R16 91T 205/55 R16 91T 4.0
R16 205/60 R16 92T 205/60 R16 92T 4.0
R16 205/65 R16 95T 205/65 R16 95T 4.0
R16 215/55 R16 93T 215/55 R16 93T 4.0
R16 215/60 R16 95T 215/60 R16 95T 4.0
R16 215/65 R16 98T 215/65 R16 98T 4.0
R16 225/60 R16 98T 225/60 R16 98T 4.0
R16 235/60 R16 104T 235/60 R16 104T 4.0
R17 205/50 R17 93T 205/50 R17 93T 4.0
R17 215/50 R17 91T 215/50 R17 91T 4.0
R17 215/55 R17 98T 215/55 R17 98T 4.0
R17 215/60 R17 96T 215/60 R17 96T 4.0
R17 215/65 R17 99T 215/65 R17 99T 4.0
R17 225/45 R17 94T 225/45 R17 94T 4.0
R17 225/50 R17 94T 225/50 R17 94T 4.0
R17 225/55 R17 97T 225/55 R17 97T 4.0
R17 235/45 R17 94T 235/45 R17 94T 4.0
R17 235/55 R17 99T 235/55 R17 99T 4.0
R18 225/45 R18 91T 225/45 R18 91T 4.0

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