Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KL21

Thursday, January 24, 2013 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 Solus KL21Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5

2011 Hyundai Tucson
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Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 11,000
Location: Bluffton, SC
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 11,000 Miles on Tires
December 31, 2012

In the 23 years I've been driving I was never 100% happy with a set of OEM tires. However, this may be the first OEM tire I would highly consider buying again. Did I just say that?
I'm a "spirited" driver who has numerous track days under his belt so I know very well how tires act when pushed to their limits - and these have very predictable handling when pushed to that limit. Granted, this is my 1st SUV due to a new baby in the household, (at least it was thankfully available with a manual trans)I'm still very happy with them for the intended purpose of my dad-mobile. Add in a quiet and smooth ride and don't see any reason to switch to a different tire once these wear out.
Now, would I put them on my track car or sports sedan? Heck no. But on my SUV while roaming the mall parking lots and mean suburban streets (with the occasional highway on-ramp romp)... yes!

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