Kumho Ecsta KU31

Dry Grip 83%
Wet Grip 76%
Road Feedback 77%
Progressiveness 76%
Wear 73%
Comfort 75%
Buy again 78%
Kumho Ecsta KU31

The Kumho Ecsta KU31 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 148 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 2,451,023 miles driven.

Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
0/0 R0 0          
0/0 R0 0          
0/0 R0 0          
0/0 R0 0          
0/0 R0 0          
195/45 R15 78V   E A 73  
205/50 R15 86V   E A 73  
185/55 R15 82V   E A 72  
205/55 R15 88V   E A 73  
205/55 R15 88V   E A 73  
215/65 R15 100V XL   C E 71  
215/40 R16 86W XL   E B 71  
225/45 R16 89W   E B 73  
205/50 R16 87W   E B 73  
205/50 R16 87W   E B 73  
205/50 R16 87W   E B 73  
225/50 R16 92W   E B 73  
225/50 R16 92V   C B 73  
245/50 R16 97W   C B 73  
245/50 R16 97W   C B 73  
195/55 R16 87V   F E 73  
205/55 R16 91V   C B 75  
205/55 R16 91V   C B 73  
205/55 R16 91V   G C 73  
215/55 R16 97W XL   E B 71  
225/55 R16 99W XL   C B 71  
205/60 R16 96V XL   C E 71  
195/40 R17 81W XL   E A 71  
195/40 R17 81W XL   E A 71  
255/40 R17 94W   G C 72  
205/45 R17 84V   G C 73  
225/45 R17 91W   F C 73  
245/45 R17 95W   F C 72  
255/45 R17 98W   C B 73  
205/50 R17 93W XL   F C 71  
205/50 R17 93W XL   E B 74  
225/50 R17 94W   F C 73  
215/55 R17 94W   C A 75  
225/55 R17 101W XL   E A 73  
235/55 R17 103W XL   C B 73  
225/40 R18 88W   G C 73  
245/40 R18 93Y   G C 74  
215/45 R18 93Y XL   C A 71  
215/45 R18 93Y XL   C A 71  
225/45 R18 91Y   E A 73  
235/45 R18 98W XL   C A 71  
235/30 R20 88Y XL   E A 71  
275/30 R20 97Y XL   E A 73  
285/30 R20 99Y XL   C A 71  
225/35 R20 90Y XL   E A 71  
235/35 R20 92Y XL   E A 71  
255/35 R20 97Y XL   E A 71  
245/45 R20 99Y   E A 73  
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Size Price Range  
195/50 R15 £41.10 - £43.20 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/50 R16 £52.01 - £62.80 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £41.16 - £86.00 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/45 R17 £65.00 - £93.10 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/55 R16 £57.65 - £77.60 (9 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £62.00 - £86.00 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 72 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Kumho Ecsta KU31 Reviews

Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen (225/45 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 15,000 spirited miles
Some of the published results and comparisons on this tyre are a bit harsh, in my experience of 3x sets and 15k miles.

These KU31's can be bought for c£65 a tyre for 225/45/R17 and to say they would challenge a ContiSport or PilotSport toe-to-toe is unfair - they are half the price after all!

Pros: Cheap, quiet, last forever (my rears have done 12k miles, w/5+mm tread still left!), comfortable, excellent dry grip...
Cons: Grip can be a bit random when 'cold', wet grip not up there with the big boys*,

* again, these are half price, align your expectations accordingly, or spend twice the money! And a Porsche 911 [996] C4S couldn't shake me on a wet March run, so wet grip isn't 'bad', per se.

I'd buy them again and as long as you aren't pretending to be Colin McRae in the wet, you'll be fine.
2 | - tyre reviewed on July 12, 2011   

Latest Kumho Ecsta KU31 Reviews

Given 77% (breakdown) while driving a (205/50 R16 W) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
No comments left
0 | - tyre reviewed on July 26, 2016   
Given 40% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Golf 6 GTI (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 5,000 average miles
I have never encountered a tyre that slips as much as this tyre - Cant make it for a few hundred meters without the tyres slipping when I press the gas pedal...
-2 | - tyre reviewed on May 25, 2016   
Given 44% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A4 1.8T S line Cabrio (235/45 R17) on mostly town for 7 easy going miles
kf: purchased these tires at a discount tire for 60$ each, after 5,000 miles went to get my tires rotated at the same discount tire. While there they tell me that the tires in the front are already at the red line in terms of tread life. and the rear tires are also very close to wearing out. at 6,000 miles the tread is even with the tread bars in the rear tires which were rotated to the back, two extremely close call accidents occured, both times at low speeds turning, once during rainfall at 15mph after constant rain for 5 hours in houston ( not flooded or high water) nearly collided into a pickup.
-2 | - tyre reviewed on April 29, 2016   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Nissan Primera (205/50 R15 V) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
No comments left
-2 | - tyre reviewed on January 4, 2016   
Given 74% (breakdown) while driving a Honda Civic (195/50 R15 V) on a combination of roads for 62,500 spirited miles
After 7 years of all type of drive on road and trough town this tyres is very good. It's average on wet after 4 years of use but on dry asphalt even now after 7 years this tyres is remarkable.
Before this I drive same brande same size but Kumho Ecsta Supra 712 that after 5 years of same use is become almost like plastic tyres with inpredictable feeling and very dangerous, almost crash car on wet road from fog because tyres is just snap, loos controlbut now see that 712 is all season tyres , hmm... not so.
0 | - tyre reviewed on November 7, 2015   

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