Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

Best tires ever. I'll never forget the day they were put on my car, my car felt brand new (it had 175,000 mile on it) and drove better the the day I bought it! Quite smooth, overall great deal, looking to get these tires on my new car asap!!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

Sadly, this car was lost in a recent flood, so we did not have time to really put these tires through all of their paces. Nonetheless, this Kumho set exceeded my expectations. They were far better than the highly-overrated Michelins they replaced, which rode hard and had poor grip (typical of Michelin--they came with the car when we bought it). The Kumho...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

These are great tires, but if you aren't a spirited driver get a touring tire. I found them to be great in the dry with very good feedback and low noise at the limits. They got me through 3 Michigan winters with acceptable performance. Probably the best all season performance tire for my car and very affordable as a bonus.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

I've had these 4 months driving an 2006 Acura TL manual transmission in Denver, Colorado. Pros: - Quiet, much quieter than I expected. I don't think I've heard a single squeal in 4 months. WAY more quite than the awful Bridgestones I used to have. - Good wet traction, including snowy slush - Attractive price - Good dry traction- Decent snow traction, I guess...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

Good winter tire. Slight tread wander on dry roads when new, but not much more than the Goodyear's I've had. Overall, can't beat it for the price. Bought them specifically for the winter on my AWD car. These aren't Blizzak's, but they are more than acceptable. I just had to slow down a bit.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I have a heavy E320 4-Matic....I tried the Kumho Ecsta...Good traction but wore at 7500 miles and felt flimsy. I went cheap and Bough Fuzion All Season, It was the most DANGERIOUS SCARIEST TIRE I HAVE EVER SEEN....PURE HORROR!!!Then I decided to go for this Continental Pure Contact...This is the ONLY tire you need EVER!!! It is the Most Traction....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

This tire is sold as an all season tire, but it really isn't met to see a lot of snow. It's supposed to be a sporty tire for luxury sport coupes, etc. I have Honda Fit wheels on my civic and unfortunately when I went looking for a summer tires (I have winter tires on my other set of rims), there weren't any in the oem size that I wanted. I purchased these,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

We got hit with a foot of snow and sleet and had the opportunity to drive these tires during the winter storm. For an all season tire these things did great especially when mounted on a 300HP RWD sedan. While hordes of cars were getting stuck going up a snowy/icey mix covered hill these tires propelled me up, with some slippage, but I didn't spend the night...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

Mostly bought these tire for the winter due to the summer tires my car came with. It came a ice storm and I got the kumhos in that same day and wow what a difference. The tire preformed well even though I was worried about how much torque the car puts out due to the turbo. Definitely would recommended.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

I love this tire, this is the second set of NEW tires I purchased the first one were these Toyos witch were supposed to have been all season but they were really bad in the snow so I got these Kumho tires and I got to tell you it is like night and day, it is very good in the snow for a NON snow tire, it is quite and smooth. I only put about 100 miles on it...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta XS

I am using these tires in sizes 275/35WR18 in the rear and 245/40WR18 in the front, on the BMW OEM 18-inch rims. They are wider than the stock tires and, in fact, they are the widest tires that will fit on the OEM rims. My M3 has several modifications, including Dinan Stage-III suspensions and "CSL" competition brakes.After 3000 miles the tires are not very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

Within 2000 miles tires began to cup. I had EVERYTHING examined to find the cause and everything was up to spec and it was determined that the tire design was the culprit. I have never had this happen on any other tire and frankly in any car I've ever owned. I thought I had an out of phase drive shaft it was so bad. Loud and you can feel it in the steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

My Acura came with the standard Michelin's and a very short life span.(28k) I was hesitant about my first Kumho tire purchase as ride comfort and noise level were more important than high performance handling as I'm no race car driver and spend the majority of my driving time well within the limits of the law. I enjoy going through the paces every once and a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

So I live in new England and we have been get hit by the worst snow fall ever so I was very eager to drive in the snow with these tires and for not being a snow tire they sure act like one. These have to be one of the best all season tires I have ever had the pleasure driving on in the snow my traction control is hardly needed the saw blade tread bites right...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

I replaced a set of Kelly Navigator Gold (S rated touring tires) with the LX Platinums and was seeking several improvments:1) The suspension has always been stock, but even replacing the struts all round didn't eliminate the poor rebound control of the car through even minor bumps. Increasing pressure in the old ties was also ineffective in reducing bounce...  Read More

What's the Best All-Season Tire for Ice and Snow?

All-season tires are a great option for many drivers. They are suitable for drivers who live in an area that receives occasional light snow, and/or freezing temperatures a few times throughout the year. Some all-season tires, such as the Continental ExtremeContact DWS, even provide above average snow capabilities that are a benefit in winter months. However,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

This tire far exceeds my expectations, particularly when the price is considered. The comfort and quietness of these tires is really outstanding. The wet and dry performance is at least equal to the Toyo and General all seasons I have had on this car in the past. The winter performance is way better than previous tires. It handles so well in snow and ice...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

Great tires. What an improvement over the tires that came with the vehicle. And quieter!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

With 55,000+ miles on these tires, I am on this site to purchase the same exact ones. I rotated them 3 times. The difference between this and the OEM tire is astonishing. This tire has been flawless, performances great, and is quiet. Had zero issues with these tires whatsoever.I think the ultimate satisfaction with a product is coming back to purchase it...  Read More

Tires for Your Eighth-Generation Honda Accord

The second car I ever owned was a 1978 burgundy Honda Accord 5-speed. Ever since owning this vehicle, I've been an Accord fan. Honda has done an awesome job in constantly improving the Accord, and the eighth-generation (2008-2012) model is a car that can do just about anything! If you already own one of these Accords, there's no reason to get a new one. With...  Read More