Hankook Kinergy 4S2 vs Michelin CrossClimate 2

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 and the Michelin CrossClimate 2 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

The good news is that both the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 and Michelin CrossClimate 2 are Premium Touring All Season tyres designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars, which means comparing the two tyres is relatively simple.

Both tyres are hugely popular in the market place with drivers, and both have been featured in independent tyre tests.

Kinergy-4S2 VS CrossClimate-2

Test Results

Independent comparison tyre tests are the best source of data to get tyre information from, and the good news is there have been ten tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these ten tests:

  • Hankook Kinergy 4S2 finished ahead of the Michelin CrossClimate 2 in three of the tests
  • Michelin CrossClimate 2 finished ahead of the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 in six of the tests
  • The Hankook Kinergy 4S2 and Michelin CrossClimate 2 drew in one of the tests

While it might look like the Michelin CrossClimate 2 is better than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 purely based on the higher number of test wins, tyres are very complicated objects which means where one tyre is better than the other can be more important in real world use.

Lets look at how the two tyres compare across multiple tyre test categories.

Dry Braking

Looking at data from ten tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during ten dry braking tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 stopped the vehicle in 5.83% less distance than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
40.65M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
38.28M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 All Season Tyre Market Overview
225/50 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 40.3M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.6M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 40.3M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.6M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 39.2M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 38.6M
2022 All Season Tyre Market Overview
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 42.1M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 39.9M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 42.1M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 39.9M
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 39.79M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 38.25M
2023 All Season Tyre 35 Set Shootout
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 41.3M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.7M
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 41.3M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.7M
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 37.5M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 36M
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 42.6M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 39.5M

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better during three dry handling [s] tests. On average the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was 0.63% faster around a lap than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
79.4s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
79.9s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 79.3s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 79.3s
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 75.4s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 76.1s
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 83.5s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 84.3s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 0.84% faster around a lap than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
90.43Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
91.2Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Dry Handling [Km/H]: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 90.2Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 91.1Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 93.3Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 93.3Km/H
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 87.8Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 89.2Km/H

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better during one subj. dry handling tests. On average the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 scored 5% more points than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
100 Points
Michelin CrossClimate 2
95 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 100 Points Michelin CrossClimate 2: 95 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from ten tyre tests, the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better during seven wet braking tests. On average the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 stopped the vehicle in 0.43% less distance than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
43.97M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
44.16M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

2021 All Season Tyre Market Overview
225/50 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 52.3M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 53.9M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 52.3M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 53.9M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 31.6M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 32.2M
2022 All Season Tyre Market Overview
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 48M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 49.2M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 48M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 49.2M
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 29.56M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 30.77M
2023 All Season Tyre 35 Set Shootout
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 49.5M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 47M
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 49.5M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 47M
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 43M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 43.6M
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 35.9M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 34.8M

Wet Braking - Concrete

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one wet braking - concrete tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 stopped the vehicle in 2.84% less distance than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
42.3M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
41.1M
Wet braking on Concrete in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Concrete: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 42.3M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 41.1M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better during three wet handling [s] tests. On average the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was 1.7% faster around a wet lap than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
85.51s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
86.99s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 97.1s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 99s
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 59.53s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 60.38s
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 99.9s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 101.6s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better during two wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was 1.31% faster around a wet lap than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
73.23Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
72.27Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Wet Handling [Km/H]: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 74.9Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72.3Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 72.7Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 71.8Km/H
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 72.1Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72.7Km/H

Subj. Wet Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better during one subj. wet handling tests. On average the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 scored 6.12% more points than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
98 Points
Michelin CrossClimate 2
92 Points
Subjective Wet Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Wet Handling: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 98 Points Michelin CrossClimate 2: 92 Points

Wet Circle

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better during four wet circle tests. On average the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was 1.56% faster around a wet circle than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
13.21s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
13.42s
Wet Circle Lap Time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Circle: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 12.66s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 13.09s
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 12.23s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 12.39s
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 11.94s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 11.99s
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 16s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 16.2s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during six straight aqua tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 floated at a 2.38% higher speed than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
81.93Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
83.93Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 92.4Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 93.1Km/H
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 80.5Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 78.8Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 78.9Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 80.5Km/H
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 88.5Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 94Km/H
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 78.6Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 79Km/H
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 76.9Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 81.1Km/H
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 77.7Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 81Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better during five curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 slipped out at a 8.42% higher speed than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
4.04m/sec2
Michelin CrossClimate 2
3.7m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 2.54m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2.52m/sec2
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 7.5m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 6.5m/sec2
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 3.29m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3.01m/sec2
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 3.58m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3.29m/sec2
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 3.3m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3.2m/sec2

Snow Braking

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during seven snow braking tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 stopped the vehicle in 2.43% less distance than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
23.85M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
23.27M
Snow braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Snow Braking: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 27.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 27M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 32.3M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 31.1M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 27.7M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 27.3M
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 19.52M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 18.21M
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 23.1M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 23M
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 25.5M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 25.2M
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 11.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 11.1M

Snow Traction

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two snow traction tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 accelerated 7.97% faster than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
6.02s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
5.54s
Snow acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 6s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 5.5s
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 6.03s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 5.57s

Snow Traction

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during five snow traction tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 had 5.08% better snow traction than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
2142.58N
Michelin CrossClimate 2
2257.3N
Pulling Force in Newtons, higher is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 2805N Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2995N
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 2490N Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2574N
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 2639N Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2765N
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 2562N Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2727N
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 216.9N Michelin CrossClimate 2: 225.5N

Snow Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during three snow handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 4.4% faster around a lap than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
85.68s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
81.91s
Snow handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Handling [s]: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 114.3s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 110s
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 88.34s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 84.23s
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 54.4s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 51.5s

Snow Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two snow handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 0.69% faster around a lap than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
51.77Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
52.13Km/H
Snow handling average speed, higher is better

Best In Snow Handling [Km/H]: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 40.6Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 41.3Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 57.4Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 57Km/H
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 57.3Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 58.1Km/H

Subj. Snow Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one subj. snow handling tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 scored 5% more points than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
95 Points
Michelin CrossClimate 2
100 Points
Subjective Snow Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Snow Handling: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 95 Points Michelin CrossClimate 2: 100 Points

Snow Slalom

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during three snow slalom tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 6.76% faster through a slalom than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
4m/sec2
Michelin CrossClimate 2
4.29m/sec2
Lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Snow Slalom: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 4.31m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 4.6m/sec2
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 4.02m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 4.27m/sec2
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 3.67m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3.99m/sec2

Ice Braking

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one ice braking tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 stopped the vehicle 5.71% shorter than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
21M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
19.8M
Ice braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Ice Braking: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 21M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 19.8M

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one subj. comfort tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 scored 0.92% more points than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
54 Points
Michelin CrossClimate 2
54.5 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 98 Points Michelin CrossClimate 2: 98 Points
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 10 Points Michelin CrossClimate 2: 11 Points

Noise

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during four noise tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 measured 1.4% quieter than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
71.46dB
Michelin CrossClimate 2
70.46dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 72.5dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72dB
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 71.6dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 71.6dB
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 73.1dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72.6dB
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 68dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 65dB
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 72.1dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 71.1dB

Noise

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better during one noise tests. On average the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 measured 0.29% quieter than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
69.4dB
Michelin CrossClimate 2
69.6dB
Internal noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 69.4dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 69.6dB

Tyre Weight

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during three tyre weight tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 weighed 2.55% less than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
2731.3Kg
Michelin CrossClimate 2
2661.77Kg
Tyre Weight Per Set, lower is better

Best In Tyre Weight: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8149Kg Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7942Kg
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 36.4Kg Michelin CrossClimate 2: 35Kg
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8.5Kg Michelin CrossClimate 2: 8.3Kg

Wear

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better during three wear tests. On average the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 is predicted to cover 3.85% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
48175.75KM
Michelin CrossClimate 2
46323.25KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 34695KM Michelin CrossClimate 2: 40407KM
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 46219KM Michelin CrossClimate 2: 43840KM
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 60289KM Michelin CrossClimate 2: 57046KM
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 51500KM Michelin CrossClimate 2: 44000KM

Value

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better during three value tests. On average the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 proved to have a 23.55% better value based on price/1000km than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
9.35Price/1000
Michelin CrossClimate 2
12.23Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 12.83Price/1000 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 15.72Price/1000
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8.76Price/1000 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 12.2Price/1000
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 6.47Price/1000 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 8.76Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better during four price tests. On average the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 cost 25.9% less than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
250.45
Michelin CrossClimate 2
337.97
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 445 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 635
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 87.89 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 104.99
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 405 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 535
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 63.92 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 76.88

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during six rolling resistance tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 had a 10.09% lower rolling resistance than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
8.23kg / t
Michelin CrossClimate 2
7.4kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8.24kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.17kg / t
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8.5kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.9kg / t
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8.4kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.24kg / t
2023 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
195/65 R15
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.69kg / t
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8.24kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.69kg / t
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 8.02kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 6.73kg / t

Fuel Consumption

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two fuel consumption tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 used 2.14% less fuel than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
5.6l/100km
Michelin CrossClimate 2
5.48l/100km
Fuel consumption in Litres per 100 km, lower is better

Best In Fuel Consumption: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 5.65l/100km Michelin CrossClimate 2: 5.67l/100km
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 5.74l/100km Michelin CrossClimate 2: 5.48l/100km
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 5.4l/100km Michelin CrossClimate 2: 5.3l/100km

Abrasion

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one abrasion tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 emitted 38.89% less particle wear matter than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
23.4Gram/1000km
Michelin CrossClimate 2
14.3Gram/1000km
Weight of Tyre Wear Particles Lost (Gram/1000km), lower is better

Best In Abrasion: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 23.4Gram/1000km Michelin CrossClimate 2: 14.3Gram/1000km

Abrasion

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one abrasion tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 emitted 7.14% less particle wear matter than the Hankook Kinergy 4S2.

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
56mg/km/t
Michelin CrossClimate 2
52mg/km/t
Weight of Tyre Wear Particles Lost (mg/km/t), lower is better

Best In Abrasion: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Hankook Kinergy 4S2: 56mg/km/t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 52mg/km/t

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 and Michelin CrossClimate 2.

In total the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 has been reviewed 33 times and drivers have given the tyre 75% overall.

The Michelin CrossClimate 2 has been reviewed 103 times and drivers have given the tyre 81% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Best Review for the Hankook Kinergy 4S2
Bei 81% 205/55 R16 auf a combination of roads für 3,000 average Kilometer
Very good all round tire
Helpful 202 - Reifen beurteilt in August 20, 2020
View all Hankook Kinergy 4S2 driver reviews >>
Best Review for the Michelin CrossClimate 2
Bei 81% 235/50 R18 auf a combination of roads für 5,000 average Kilometer
Car = 2014 Infiniti Q60 AWD (aka G37 Coupe / CV36 Skyline - RWD bias ATTESA AWD) Overall, pleased with the tire as I wanted a comfortable tire with long tread life and a true "All-Season" tire for the winter months as I have not yet purchased a set of dedicated summer wheels/tires yet. Coming from previous Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ which lasted around 52k of 45k mile rating with sometimes spirited driving, so have no reason to doubt Michelin's tread ware claims, at least on my vehicle. Handling in the dry, the AS3+ was better when taking curves/turns and activated the VDC/TCS less often,... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 287 - Reifen beurteilt in May 13, 2021
View all Michelin CrossClimate 2 driver reviews >>

Conclusion

In conclusion the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 was better in dry handling [s], subj. dry handling, wet braking, wet handling [s], wet handling [km/h], subj. wet handling, wet circle, curved aquaplaning, noise, wear, value and price tests, whereas the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better in dry braking, dry handling [km/h], wet braking - concrete, straight aqua, snow braking, snow traction, snow traction, snow handling [s], snow handling [km/h], subj. snow handling, snow slalom, ice braking, subj. comfort, noise, tyre weight, rolling resistance, fuel consumption, abrasion and abrasion tests.

Which tyre is best for you depends a lot on your driving style and situation, plus what you want from the tyre, but comparing all the data in the tyre reviews database, on balance the Michelin CrossClimate 2 seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Michelin CrossClimate 2

 Overall Winner: Michelin CrossClimate 2

Footnote

This page has been developed using tyre industry testing best practices. This means we are only comparing tests which have had both tyres in the same test.

Why is this important? Tyre testing is heavily affected by things like surface grip levels and surface temperature, which means you can only compare values from the same day. During a tyre test external condition changes are calculated into the overall results, but it is not possible to calculate this between tyre tests performed on different days or at different locations.

As a result you will see other tests on Tyre Reviews which feature both the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 and Michelin CrossClimate 2, but as they weren't conducted on the same day, the results are not comparable.

Lots of other websites do this sort of tyre comparison, Tyre Reviews doesn't.