Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

Friday, June 22, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.


Kumho Ecsta LX PlatinumReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5

2009 Lexus ES350
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Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 28,000
Location: Richmond, VA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 28,000 Miles on Tires
June 04, 2012

I am the service manager at a small high-end import shop, and after a short conversation with Jerry my Tire Rack Rep. I reluctantly tried a set of the LX Platinum for a customer with very picky taste but wanted to try a "cheaper" alternative he was a regular so I obliged him. He still stops by at least once a week on his lunch break to thank us for turning him on to these tires, and has since put them on his wife's Volvo V60 as well. Now any time I can find the proper fitment for my application the Kumho LX Platinum is my go to tire across the board especially on anything with a longer wheel base for its class. All Wheel Drive platforms also performed surprisingly well for tread live and minimal tire noise.
(Other successful applications: Subaru sedans(Wagons, especially for ridding that symmetrical AWD tire noise), Mid/Full size Volvo's, Volkswagen Passats, Audi A4, A6, BMW 3&5 series in all generations and the Mercedes C&E Class; as well as your typical applications: Civics, Corollas)

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