This year Kumho released their all-new Ultra High Performance All-Season tire, the Kumho Ecsta 4X. We tested the tire this past summer and it came out on top. To see how the tire compared against the General G-Max AS-03, Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105 and Yokohama AVID ENVigor, read "Testing Value-Priced Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires."
During testing of this tire, I was very impressed with its handling and responsiveness. There was no lag and the tire provided instant response to input. The Ecsta 4X's grip level was outstanding on both wet and dry conditions. I also thought the tire offered reasonable road noise and ride quality.
This tire is going to be a very popular choice for drivers of sports cars, sporty coupes and performance sedans for the aforementioned reasons. Offered in many sizes with a 40,000 mile treadlife warranty and Kumho's road hazard warranty, the Ecsta 4X is an affordable option that provides consumers with good value.