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 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; 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
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.
These are the WORST tires I have ever owned!!!! They can NOT be balanced. Have had a road force test, and re-balancing 3+ times, and still incredibly out of balance!!!! Should have remained with Michelin.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Atlanta, GA
Excellent Tire Wear
I Purchased These Tires
I have 73,000 miles on these tires and the service department said I needed to replace them at the next oil change in 5,000 miles. I am going to replace them with the same tires...it's a no brainer.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By 350z up the mountain.
from Vancouver BC
2 thumbs up
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)