Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KR21

Initially these tires were impressive in a positive way. Unfortunzately as the miles mounted up the noise they create is almost unbearable! Ice traction leaves much to be desired. Tread ware will probably be 2/3rds of the rating which is 85k. My advise is donor buy this tire!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta STX KL12

So far so good. I bought these tires to replace a set of continentals and so far I am very pleased. Due to the sticky compound these tires are composed of, traction and cornering stability is awesome. I am also impressed with the wet weather performance even though my particular tires are wide, 255's on the front and 285's on the rear. At this point I cannot...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KH16

Factory tires were Firestone FR710s. Those wore out at 33k. Thought these would be better. Toyota dealer highly recommended the kumho's. These tires have about 15k left. Noise continues to increase as the tires wear. They are wearing evenly as they are rotated every 5k. My advise is spend a little more up front and get a quality set of tires. The kumho's are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

This is my 3rd set of tires on my Hyundai Genesis. OEM tires Dunlop 500 were horrible. 2nd set were Kumho and they were better, but these Continentals are by far the best traction, ride and noise level of these 3 tires I have had on this car. My next set will definetly be another set of these Continental pure contact with ECO plusA great tire for this car....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture APT KL51

I have had these tires on my truck all through the winter of 2014/2015 and run thru snow , ice, mud and have hit some terrible potholes this spring that I thought would have caused a broken cord but these Kumhos took everything in stride.I bought the APT KL51 tires from Tire Rack, last fall, with a factory mail in rebate and was amazed how fast the tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

This is my second set of these tires on my current car. The first wore out after only 30,000 miles. The dealership from which I bought them replaced them with the same tires based on warranty rates (these have a 60,00 mile tread wear warranty). However, I'm having to replace my current set only after roughly 27,000 miles. The tires drive great, even in light...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KL21

OEM tires on my Kia Sorento, currently at 102,389 and now looking to replace. Live in Cleveland OH and tires were decent in winter until I got to about 80k. Now issues in rain as well. Can't complain though as they got me safely to over 100k. Tire noise and ride seemed below expectations, noticeable for me as I am in car a lot. Would rate better than average...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KL21

I have two 2011 Santa Fe's. Both have the Kumho Solus KL21 (P235/60 R 18 102H) tires. One has 53,000 the other 51,000. Both have lots of tread left but since I'm in the Arizona (DRY) heat I will be replacing both at a max of 60,000 or before if I run into a super deal. I cannot understand why some folks claim they only get 40,000 to 45,000 miles. Must be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

The Dunlop SP 7000's that came with my accord were ok for dry but were mediocre in the rain and Snow. These Kumho's are better in every aspect except road noise, the PA31 can be a little noisy on concrete highways no problems on asphalt.Turn in and stability are great for the price and definitely better than stock unless some other moderately priced...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KH25

I think this will be like voting for Carter over Reagan in 1980. Shows my age. But, here goes. These came with our 2012 KIA Optima so that makes them 3 years old Tread depth average is now 13/64 with a min of 11/64 and a max of 15/64. New was 20/64 and should easily go at least 50k+ We live were there is snow, Ohio, and it is my wife's car.She is from...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

I got these tires for the wet weather traction to deal with the Florida climate. Overall they did perform well, but I am experiencing tread separation issues on 2 of the tires. I really wanted to like these tires, and I even recommended them to some friends because my initial experience was quite good.Enjoy these terrific tires, but keep alert to any low...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X II

Wow! It's like driving a different car. Oe Michelins were like driving on a cloud in a bad way - absolutely no connection to the road, floating on straight sections, and huge sway/roll on corners and curves. With Kumho's, I feel connected to the road, lost the role on curves and corners, and humps in the road that used to bottom out the suspension are still...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

VERY noisy! Can't have a conversation in the car at highway speed. They seem to be wearing fast too. Probably the worst tire I have ever had.Definitely cannot recommend this tire.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

What a great replacement for the Kumhos that came on the Elantra Touring - smooth, quiet, stable, no loss of traction on wet surfaces, and an all around great improvement!   Read More

The Extreme Performance Summer Category Has Gotten More. . .Extreme!

With August upon on us, it won't be too long before the 2015 Tire Rack Solo National Championships arrive. If you're heading to Lincoln in September then you've most likely already made your tire choice. Wondering whether you picked the right tire? Want to know what else is out there? We've recently posted the official results of our latest Extreme...  Read More

Autocross Tire Test Results

Test results are in for some of the top autocross tires for this season. The test featured the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival S, Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R, the Hankook Ventus R-S3 Version 2 (some of my early picks for this year's top contenders), as well as the Kumho Ecsta V720, which was a late addition to the field of SCCA eligible competitors.  Some of my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KR21

I purchased a set of this for my wife's Blazer SUV 4x4 and these are the worst set of tires I have ever owned. The Tiger Paws that was OEM was better-replaced these at 39,000 miles with LTX M/S, those lasted until 96,000 miles (60,000 miles on those). Should have bought another set of LTX 2's. Well Be replacing them this winter will be worn out by then down...  Read More

Is the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R the New Extreme Performance Summer Champ?

Do you love to drive? Do you have a fun car that comes out for track and autocross weekends or do you simply relish the curvy roads of your daily commute? You should consider the sticky grip and razor sharp steering response of an Extreme Performance Summer tire. Last year, the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec tested out to be the top performing tire in...  Read More

Rebates for Summer 2015

Looking for a good deal on new tires this summer? Kumho and Firestone have you covered! When you buy a set of four of the following Kumho tires between now and August 31st, you'll get up to $120 back on your purchase in the form of a mail-in rebate*. Kumho's new Road Venture AT51 is available for a $120 rebate! This new addition to the Kumho family is an...  Read More

Track & Competition DOT Tires That Should Only Be Used on the Track

Are you looking for more grip than the sticky tire options covered here? Track & Competition DOT tires give you the highest level of grip, but their lighter carcasses, shallower tread depths and gummy compounds also make them too fragile for street use. Street use will also expose them to more heat cycles eventually causing severe drops in grip level. These...  Read More