Kumho Izen RV KC15

The Kumho I*Zen RV KC15 is a Premium Touring studless winter tyre with asymmetrical tread, designed for SUV and 4×4.

The tire has been replaced by the Kumho Wintercraft WS71.

2014 Auto Bild Allrad Kumho I zen RV KC15 test

In 2014 experts of the German publication Auto Bild Allrad have tested theKumho KC15 at size 235/65 R17 and compared to 8 similar mid-range and premium winter tires. In addition, experts included into the test one reference summer tire, for comparison of results.

test Kumho Izen RV KC15 review
5-6th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 1.5 meters longer, than the leader.
test Kumho Izen RV KC15 review
7th place in Wet handling. Kumho was 1.5 km/h slower, than the leader.
test Kumho Izen RV KC15 review
Last place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 11 km/h lower, than the leader.
test Kumho I zen RV KC15 review
4th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 1.1 meters longer, than the leader.
test Kumho I zen RV KC15 review
Last place in Dry handling. Kumho was 2.6 km/h slower, than the leader.
test Kumho Izen RV KC15 review
Last place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 2,1 meters longer, than the leader.
test Kumho Izen RV KC15 review
Last place in Snow handling. Kumho was 1.8 km/h slower, than the leader.
test Kumho Izen RV KC15 review
8th place in Snow traction.
test Kumho Izen RV KC15 review
Last place in Snow slalom.
test Kumho I zen RV KC15 review
1st place in Rolling resistance.
test Kumho I zen RV KC15 review
7th place in Noise level test.

Overall Kumho KC15 Izen RV review

According to the test results Kumho took 8th place and got an expert score “satisfactorily”.

Main conclusions:

  • Average wet performance.
  • The lowest straight aquaplanning resistance.
  • Short dry braking distance, but the worst handling speed.
  • The worst results on the snow.
  • Average noise level.
  • The best rolling resistance.

Similar tires from the test:

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