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Summary:An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 60,000 mile treadwear warranty. H speed rated.
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 is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
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. There tires are noted for excellent value and good all-weather performance, based on our tests.
Features & Specs - Kumho Road Venture APT KL51
Size tested The size of the tested model.
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Done with Khumo
from Laguna Niguel, CA
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Thread Wears Out Quickly
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
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Stevenson Ranch, CA
So Far very good tire. Not much noise and good driving comfort.A lot better braking than my old Goodyear tires.