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Kumho Road Venture APT KL51
 
Approximate retail price:
$132
Summary: An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 60,000 mile treadwear warranty. H speed rated.
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About - Kumho Road Venture APT KL51

The Kumho Road Venture APT KL51 is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season truck tire models like the Road Venture APT KL51 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Handling:
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; wet and dry cornering grip on our skid pad; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand

This Korean tire maker started in 1960, and today it is one of the top 10 tire manufacturers in the world. Kumho offers a full array of car and light truck tires. Their tires are noted for excellent value and good all-weather performance, based on our tests.

Features & Specs - Kumho Road Venture APT KL51
info Size tested P265/70R17
info Speed rating H
info Treadwear warranty 60000
info UTQG treadwear 600
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
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User Reviews - Kumho Road Venture APT KL51
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Very high mileage for my Mazda
11/4/2013
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Getting ready to finally replace these preparing for winter so looked these up here on Consumers Reports. Saw the other reviews so thought I should chime in as I have a longer history than most. I bought these Kumho tires for my 2007 Mazda CX-7 in January 2009 after the OEM tires only lasted 19,000 by other owner as I bought the car used, I have 73,000 miles and just now getting to replace. So I am VERY pleased with the performance and mostly the longevity. <br /><br />Please note that I also have 93,000 on my original brakes so wanted to add that my VERY conservative driving habits, NO fast starts, NO TAIL GATING (causes extra constant braking), no swerving lane changes, no unnecessary hard braking etc. has paid off BIG in very long brake and tire life!<br /><br />Would recommend these!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Thread Wears Out Quickly
12/13/2012
Pros
Noise
Ride comfort
Cons
Tread life
Value
Best Uses
Comment:
Bought these tires for my wifes 2006 Honda Pilot on consumer reports reviews. At less than 3 years and less than 30k miles they are completely bald!!!! Very disappointing. Rotated every 5k miles and they didn't even make it to 1/2 of the 60k miles warranty. Would steer clear from this tire. Go with Hankook instead have, held up much better.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Good Tires
7/18/2012
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
So Far very good tire. Not much noise and good driving comfort.A lot better braking than my old Goodyear tires.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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