Go Platinum with the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

One of Kumho's Grand Touring All-Season tires has gone platinum, well in name at least. The Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum has proven to be one of Tire Rack's best sellers and performers over the past few years. On our test, "Is Platinum the New Gold Standard in Grand Touring All-Season Tires?" the tire it held its own against the options from Michelin and Bridgestone, which have long been considered the top choices. This all-season tire has very nice ride qualities and and is very quiet, too.

Providing both good wet and dry traction, the tire also offers decent traction in light snow conditions. It features an asymmetric tread design that leads to great stability in cornering and handling. Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum tires are offered in over 30 sizes between 15" and 19". The tire comes in V- and W-rated options which also leads to great responsiveness for drivers. Simply put, the tire gives you great performance at an affordable price.

Take a look at what some of our customers are saying about their experience with the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum:

"Great rain and dry weather tire. Very quiet, handles very well, smooth ride and wear seems acceptable. Good tire for the money." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2007 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sedan

"This is a great tire for the money. It has minimal road noise. It cornered well. I just order another set of this car and will order four more for the 2011 Jetta I recently acquired." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL Tdi


Sunday, July 28, 2013 by Carl Devitt

The tires provided good handling and are smooth riding but wear very quickly. I like my tires to last and these don't.

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