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Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum
 
Approximate retail price:
$91
Summary: V speed rated performance all season tires are suited to many family cars. This tire has a 60,000 mile tread wear warranty.
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Type: V-speed rated tires
About - Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

The Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance all season tire models like the Ecsta LX Platinum 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. Refer to the wet braking iText at the top of the Ratings chart for the specific speed used.

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; dry and wet cornering grip; 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 Ecsta LX Platinum
info Speed rating V
info Treadwear warranty 60,000
info UTQG treadwear 600
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 215/60R16
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User Reviews - Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum
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5.0
2 thumbs up
11/18/2013
Pros
Dry grip
Tread life
Value
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I have these on a 350z, live in Vancouver Canada. I have had these on my car for almost 80,000 kms, no joke. I drive a lot and I drive fairly aggressively. (no track or autocross) They have been great all round tires, including snow. We typically get a few weeks of snow in Vancouver, and while the 350z isn't a snow car, if it starts snowing while I'm out, I haven't had a problem with these tires. <br /><br />Great Value, great life. And they work in the snow. (Not as good as a dedicated snow tire, but does the job)
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Excellent all around tire
5/7/2013
Pros
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I purchased a set of these for my 2006 Infiniti G35X and I could hardly be happier with them. They have been a great handling and performing tire since putting them on my car late last year. I purchased from Tire Rack online and had a local shop install them.<br /><br />I disagree with all the negative comments about their snow performance. I was stuck in Rhode Island during the blizzard early Feb 2013 and even with a ton of snow and ice on the roads I had no problem getting anywhere that a passenger car with all wheel drive can get you. They dug me out of the snow in the hotel parking lot, and I drove several trips at least a hundred miles in significant snow/ice looking for warm food when the area was completely without electricity for a couple days.<br /><br />The only thing holding me back from giving these tires 5 stars is I haven't had them long enough to have a feel for their tread life performance.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Summer YES!!! Winter NO!!!
12/30/2012
Pros
Dry grip
Great Summer Tire For 1yr
Noise
Value
Cons
Circus Performer In Winte
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
It is a great tire if you never see snow. It is a horrible tire if you got to where it might snow.<br /><br />The traction and handling is great for the first year. Then under acceleration the tire starts slipping at 50% of its life left.<br /><br />Would I buy this tire again? No, because I go skiing a few times a year, and it's no fun when you can't drive off a parking lot with a little snow on it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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