Kumho Solus KH17

Dry Grip 75%
Wet Grip 71%
Road Feedback 69%
Progressiveness 69%
Wear 70%
Comfort 71%
Buy again 70%
Kumho Solus KH17

The Kumho Solus KH17 is a Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 40 tyre reviews averaging 71% over 625,007 miles driven.

Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
175/60 R13 77H   E E 69  
185/60 R13 80H   E E 69  
155/65 R13 73H   E B 69  
165/65 R13 77T   E B 69  
175/65 R13 80T   E B 69  
145/70 R13 71T   E E 69  
155/70 R13 75T   E C 68  
165/70 R13 79T   E B 69  
165/70 R13 83T XL   F E 71  
175/70 R13 82T   E B 69  
185/70 R13 86T   E E 69  
135/80 R13 70T   E C 69  
145/80 R13 75T   F B 69  
155/80 R13 79T   E E 69  
155/80 R13 79T   E E 70  
165/80 R13 87T XL   E E 71  
165/60 R14 75T   E B 69  
165/60 R14 75H   C C 70  
165/60 R14 75H   E C 70  
175/60 R14 79T   E E 69  
175/60 R14 79H   E E 69  
185/60 R14 82H   E E 69  
155/65 R14 75T   E C 69  
165/65 R14 79T   E C 71  
175/65 R14 82H   E E 69  
175/65 R14 82T   E C 69  
185/65 R14 86H   F C 70  
185/65 R14 86T   C E 69  
195/65 R14 89H   C E 71  
165/70 R14 81T   E C 69  
175/70 R14 84H   E E 69  
175/70 R14 84T   F C 68  
175/70 R14 88T XL   E E 71  
185/70 R14 88H   E E 69  
185/70 R14 88T   E E 69  
195/70 R14 91H   E E 71  
175/80 R14 88T   E C 69  
175/50 R15 75H   E B 69  
175/55 R15 77T   E B 71  
185/55 R15 86V XL   E C 71  
195/55 R15 85V   E C 70  
195/55 R15 85V   E C 70  
175/60 R15 81H   E E 69  
185/60 R15 84H   E C 73  
195/60 R15 88H   E C 70  
205/60 R15 91H   E C 72  
205/60 R15 91V   C C 71  
215/60 R15 94V   E C 71  
225/60 R15 96W   E C 71  
145/65 R15 72T   E C 69  
165/65 R15 81H   E B 69  
175/65 R15 84H   E E 71  
175/65 R15 84T   E E 71  
185/65 R15 88H   C E 71  
185/65 R15 88H   E B 70  
185/65 R15 88T   C E 71  
195/65 R15 91T   C C 73  
195/65 R15 91V   C C 71  
195/65 R15 91H   C C 70  
205/65 R15 94H   C C 71  
205/65 R15 94V   E C 71  
215/65 R15 96V   C C 71  
215/65 R15 96V   C C 71  
215/65 R15 96H   E C 71  
205/45 R16 83V   F C 71  
195/50 R16 84H   E C 71  
195/55 R16 87H   E C 71  
195/55 R16 87H   E B 71  
205/55 R16 91V   E B 71  
205/60 R16 92V   E B 71  
205/60 R16 92H   E C 71  
215/60 R16 95V   E C 71  
215/60 R16 99V XL   E C 71  
225/60 R16 98V   E C 71  
235/60 R16 100H   E C 71  
235/60 R16 100H   E C 71  
205/65 R16 95H   C C 71  
215/65 R16 98H   E C 71  
225/70 R16 103H   E C 71  
215/45 R17 91W XL   E B 71  
215/45 R17 91W XL   E B 71  
215/45 R17 87H   E C 71  
215/50 R17 91V   E B 71  
215/50 R17 91V   C C 71  
225/50 R17 94V   E B 71  
225/55 R17 97V   B C 71  
235/55 R17 99H   E C 72  
225/45 R18 95V XL   C C 72  
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Size Price Range  
155/70 R13 £25.23 - £29.00 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
165/60 R14 £33.49 - £44.10 (21 Prices) Compare Prices >>
185/60 R15 £42.50 - £66.30 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/50 R16 £43.33 - £63.80 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £45.79 - £55.30 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Kumho Solus KH17 Reviews

Given 99% (breakdown) while driving a Hyundai i30 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 39 average miles
It was dads car. He only drove it once before he died, two years ago. I put 36,000 on the set that came with the car . Bought a new set and put 5000 on them before put a hole in the left rear yesterday . Drove over the edge of a bowser. I think I accidenly got a bolt on the bowsers edge. The local thinks he may be able to repair it by a plug.
-2 | - tyre reviewed on March 19, 2016   
Given 83% (breakdown) while driving a Chevrolet Cruze 1.8A (215/50 R17 V) on mostly motorways for 56,721 spirited miles
Came originally with Chevrolet Cruze 2015, driven 91284Km, changed to another brand as couldn't find Same tyres readily available.
0 | - tyre reviewed on November 8, 2015   
Given 64% (breakdown) while driving a Daewoo Matiz (155/65 R13 T) on a combination of roads for 15,000 easy going miles
Very quiet tyre, much quieter than Avon ZT5 and quieter than Barum Brilliantis. You pay for that with very high wear though. Grip is better than Barum Brilliantis but not as good as Avon ZT5.
1 | - tyre reviewed on August 8, 2015   
Given 40% (breakdown) while driving a Hyundai I10 (165/60 R14 H) on mostly country roads for 4,800 spirited miles
Fitted as standard to my new Hyundai i10. By far the worst tyres I have ever had the misfortune to own.

I had done 4800 miles on them before I bought four winter tyres. I noticed that these Kumho's KH17s on the front wheels had gone bald across 105mm of the tyre width (excluding the three deep grooves running around the tyre). They are both evenly worn so this is not a tracking issue. Even the edges of the tyres have lost about 50% of their tread. The centre tread is actually made to be very shallow, probably not much more than 1-2 mm deep when brand new. What kind of engineer designed that???

I do drive in a "very spirited" manner and throw the car into bends and use the FULL rev range. I've always thought that the controlled 4 wheel drifting was characteristic of the car itself and it's relatively narrow tyres. Now I wonder what it will be like when I buy 4 brand new decent tyres. My advice is buy the car and DUMP the KH17 tyres.

The rear tyres are fine but I do question again wonder why the centre tread is barely 1mm deep. The tyre wear indicators on BOTH the front and rear show loads of tread left, I'm sure they (the fronts) would do at least 15K before they were illegal and the rears probably 30k plus.

The manufacturer's website kumho-eu-tyre-label.eu/ reveals the EU label. The label for 165/60 R14 75H is actually E E 69dB. Don't be fooled by the same size tyre with a T speed rating which is E B 69dB. That second "E" means the wet grip is the equivalent to 3 out of 7, which speaks for itself really.
0 | - tyre reviewed on May 29, 2015   
Given 37% (breakdown) while driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 V8 Overland (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 10,000 average miles
Rubber to soft. Useless offroad. I had to change them continuously so finally I had change the brand.
0 | - tyre reviewed on March 29, 2015   
Given 63% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Golf Mk4 1.9 GTTDi (195/65 R15) on mostly country roads for 15,000 spirited miles
These Tyres for there size and price are excellent. They are grippy enough for bombing about on Country Lanes In a clapped out car. These tend to slide but never fully let go so it always a controlled slide which is much better than gripping then fully letting go. They are good in the wet and dry and very predictable. I can always rely on them when going for a hoon.
1 | - tyre reviewed on January 29, 2015   
Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a Honda CR V III (215/65 R16 H) on mostly town for 17,000 average miles
Have used these on a Honda Crv, they are quite soft rubber and grip well in dry and wet, also a very quite tyre very little road noise. Only criticism that I have is that they wear quick, worn at 17000
-1 | - tyre reviewed on November 9, 2014   
Given 100% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16v (185/60 R15 H) on mostly motorways for 30,000 easy going miles
not sure how to make the rating for these : (Dry Grip, Wet Grip, Raod feedback, Progressiveness, Wear, Comfort, Buy again), because i have not got others to copare it with - this is my first one.

basically, i have just done the full service and from the vehicle health check, i have still 6mm. however, i have already drove 30,000 miles (yes, 30k. i work everywhere in England regios, travelling 600-800 miles per week, sometimes more)

so, 6mm left after 30000 miles, this should be good?
i dont know.

my car: Valkswagen polo 1.4
i don't normally speed, and went above 80mpg once (from manchester to leeds)

sometimes i do fel a bit of noise when driving on motorway, but again i can't give review as i haven't got otehr to compare.
0 | - tyre reviewed on October 6, 2014   
Given 77% (breakdown) while driving a Nissan Sentra (195/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 60,000 average miles
Works fine for me. I just replaced my two front tyres this year.

I needed to change my my front tyres two years ago and decided to get kh17. I was impressed by its performance that I decided to replace the 2 remaining Goodyear tyres I have ( they are due to be replaced anyway ) with them as well. Now I have all four wheels running on kh17 tyres and I have to say I'm impressed. The grip is very good. It's quiet and smooth and gives a comfortable ride. The only issue I have is the side wall that I find soft as compared to my previous tyre. No problem when the car is not full or the trunk is not loaded with stuff, but when it is the rear tyre look flat even if inflated in the recommended psi.

Overall this is a good tyre for me.
0 | - tyre reviewed on September 25, 2014   
Given 36% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat Panda (155/80 R13 T) on mostly country roads for 3,000 easy going miles
Quite possibly the worst tyre I have ever driven on, and certainly the worst fitment we have ever had on our Fiat Panda (155/80/13). These replaced a set of Uniroyal Rain tyres, which proved to be very predicatable in the dry, and dependable in the wet. These Kumhos, now with 2.5k miles on them, are extremely poor in comparison to both the Uniroyals, Continental and Pirelli tyres I've fitted previously and are even worse than the budget ones the Fiat dealer fitted when we bought the car originally. The tread blocks are far too soft, as are the side walls. At town speeds its like driving on jelly, you can feel the tyres moving around rather than just gripping. On major A roads and motorways they are OK, with lowish road noise, but as soon as you need to move the steering there is just no precision in either feedback or lateral grip. even my partner, who knows pretty much zero about tyre technology, immediately noticed the poor characteristics. I've tried alternign tyre pressures (within sensible limits) and it makes little difference since the tread blocks have insufficient stiffness. I'm seriously considering taking all four off and replacing with Uniroyals again, I just dont' trust the tyres - goodness knows what would happen in an emergency avoidance situation. These are the only Kumho tyres I've bought, and will most definitely be the last. Do yourself a favour, pay £3-5 more and get a Uniroyal or another £10-12 and get a premium tyre.
0 | - tyre reviewed on September 15, 2014