Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

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Vehicle: 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Sport Sedan
Miles Driven on Tires: 20,000
Location: Cranston , RI
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Kumho Ecsta 4X
Follow-Up Review: 35,000 miles on tires
November 05, 2012
Looks like they are going to go to right about the 40,000 mile mark on the warranty but won't get much more out of them. The tread is wearing nice and even. All in all no complaints. I wasn't expecting to get 50 or 60k out of them. They handle and ride nice and did well in light snow last year with the 4matic. Kumho seems to make good tires for the money.
Initial Review: 20,000 miles on tires
March 20, 2012

My wife drives about 30,000 miles a year so I am probably not going to get two seasons out of any ultra high performance tire anyway so I took a chance on the Kumho's because they were cheap. Immediately the car rode quieter and seemed to roll better on these than the Continental cross contact, which has a grabbier tread pattern, but wore fast anyway even being about $50 more expensive per tire. I like the way the Kumho handles. The car seemed to float and roll better and these were much quieter than the Conti's. Not so sure about treadwear yet. To be continued. This is my second set of Kumho's I have owned and although I am not a proponent of always buying the cheapest tire, as I have expensive Michelins on my Highlander, the Kumho is a great cheap alternative if for whatever reason you don't think its necessary to spend extra money. Only drove in the snow once and car moved without problem up a snowy hill, but that could be the 4matic system too and not the tire.

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