Kumho Winter Craft WP51

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 77%
Road Feedback 73%
Handling 72%
Wear 88%
Comfort 88%
Buy again 73%

The Kumho Winter Craft WP51 is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 6 tyre reviews averaging 80% over 35,100 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2017 AC Winter Tyre Test - 185/65 R15 - 7th of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Good ice traction.
  • Negative - Poor grip in the snow, wet and dry.

2014 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 195/65 R15 - 10th of 14 tyres

  • Positive - Good on dry roads
  • Negative - Relatively weak in the wet and poor wear

2017 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 195/65 R15 - 14th of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Good in the dry
  • Negative - Weak on wet and snow covered roads
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Size Price Range  
175/50 R15 £45.10 - £50.00 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £38.10 - £180.40 (29 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £48.62 - £195.00 (30 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/60 R16 £54.54 - £60.10 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Kumho Winter Craft WP51 Review

Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a SEAT Leon SE Ecomotive 1.6 (205/55 R16 T) on mostly town for 4,000 average miles
I highly recommend these tires. These tires have the highest price/performance ratio and does not differ from any expensive brand.
57 - tyre reviewed on November 3, 2016   

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Given 42% (breakdown) while driving a Kia Motors ceed (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 100 spirited miles
Recently fitted two of these to the rear of my vehicle replacing the summer tyres that were on(two Michelin winters were already on the front).Within 10 miles I knew I was going to have to swap them to the front. These kumos suffer from a trate that other mid range winter tyres have which is the way the tread block initially moves when steering input is applied, something Michelin manages to avoid. The feeling is unnerving to say the least and if the inputs are exaggerated the back of the car can be made to slide at relatively low speeds,this at a temperature of around 2/3 degrees,so the temperature a winter really should be starting to work. In fact the summer hankook's were far better. Fitting to the front resulted in a poorer turn in and more understeer but ultimately safer than oversteer. Stopping in ice and frost is decent enough but again not a patch on the Michelin's. Can't comment on bone dry surface performance or wear as yet obviously due to lack of miles covered. Result is spend 40 percent more and get Michelin alpin 4 or 5's fitted.
0 - tyre reviewed on December 18, 2017   
Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz E220Cdi (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
Was driving these tyre for around 6k km fitted on a Mercedes E220D without any safety systems. On dry road the tyres feel really solid. They have really stiff sidewalls and handle potholes well. Feedback was much better than my Fulda ecocontact HP. Wet grip in cornering is okey, but when you have to stop or go these kumhos are bad. Such a low powered car could easily break traction. In snow they were awesome, the car went nearly everywhere. On icy roads it was really good for a non-studded tyre. For 6k km there is hardly any noticeable wear. I think they will easy last around 35-40k km. Comfort was decent. They are good tires for this price, but I would like to try sth new.
6 - tyre reviewed on March 26, 2017   
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Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a Kia Motors Picanto (175/50 R15 W) on mostly country roads for 3,000 spirited miles
These do not seem to perform any better than my pirelli summer tyres. I have 2 cars and have been grip testing these in the wet in a car park by going in a circle and they seemed to have the same level of grip as the summer tyres. Temperature was about 4 degrees. They seem to cause a bit of noise and you can hear the grip noise change when accelerating or braking vs rolling. They are pretty good. But I get the impression that they will not be great in the snow as I have a 1 litre car and in the wet its fairly easy to get a tiny bit of wheel spin if pulling away fast.
3 - tyre reviewed on February 27, 2017   
Given 83% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda 3 2014 (205/60 R16) on track for 8,000 spirited miles
Safe and durable tyre. Had no issues with it during 12000km. Warm,cold and wet weathers. Litle bit louder than I expected and consumption is 15-20% higher,but no metter when it is for reliable drive. Recommended to me by salesman in tyre shop and told me will not regret. He was right. He owns the same on his both cars. Car Mazda 3 Sport 2.0
5 - tyre reviewed on December 31, 2016   
Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a SEAT Leon SE Ecomotive 1.6 (205/55 R16 T) on mostly town for 4,000 average miles
I highly recommend these tires. These tires have the highest price/performance ratio and does not differ from any expensive brand.
57 - tyre reviewed on November 3, 2016   

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