Consumer Reports includes the Hankook Mileage Plus II H725 in its comparison tests of 15 all-season tires. We don't find any owner-written reviews of this tire, but the manufacturer's official ratings, published at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site, are useful.
Reviewers recommend the Hankook Mileage Plus II H725 as an excellent budget all-season tire for passenger cars. Tests find it performs almost as well as more expensive tires, and comparison tests at one site find its ride smoother than its pricier brethren. It's noisier, though, and like most all-season tires, it provides poor traction on ice. It gets a B -- the third-highest rating -- on its resistance to heat, but it scores very high for durability and carries an 80,000-mile treadwear warranty. For even better performance on both wet and dry pavement, reviewers favor the more expensive Goodyear Assurance TripleTred (*est. $105).
Consumer Reports compares the Hankook Mileage Plus II H725 with 14 other all-season tires and ranks them based on objective tests and ratings. Editors also recommend specific tires as the best buys for three different priorities: long tread life, all-weather handling and driving in all conditions except ice.
Review: Ratings: All-Season Tires, Editors of Consumer Reports, Jan. 2008
2. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA requires manufacturers to test their tires for treadwear, traction and heat resistance, and to label the tires with these ratings. The Hankook Mileage Plus II H725 gets a very high wear rating, an A for traction on wet pavement (out of a maximum rating of AA) and a B in heat resistance.
Review: Tire Ratings, Editors of NHTSA