Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.36

2007 Acura TSX
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
March 18, 2013

Just passed 5000 miles, bought this set in lieu of the OEM Michelin Primacy, mostly due to price, but for the specs as well. Not sure what kind of ice other drivers are talking about on here, but these tires are ABSOLUTELY USELESS ON ICE. Traction control kicked in with every start and even on mild curves, during a recent snow storm I was unable to get up the slightest of hills. I got better ice traction out of a nearly bald set of tires on my Pathfinder beater (2WD) than I did with these.

Water traction is significantly better, dry traction fantastic, and tread wear excellent as well. Experienced a near collision within the first 1000 miles when a driver swung into my lane without looking, I swerved hard to the right and the tires maintained control. There is a bit of an issue with (subtle) road noise, kind of sounds like bouncing one of those large rubber balls on linoleum at the toy store, becomes more pronounced above 80 mph. Great tire overall for the money.


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