Kumho I*Zen KW31

The Kumho I Zen KW31 is a Premium Touring studless winter tyre with directional tread, designed for passenger cars and SUV.

2017 ABW.BY Kumho I*Zen KW31 test

In 2017 experts of the Belarusian publication ABW.BY have tested the Kumho KW31 at size 205/55 R16 and compared it with nine similar budget, mid-range and premium studless winter tyres.

test Kumho I Zen KW31 review
9th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 4.19 meters longer, than the leader.
test Kumho I Zen KW31 review
7th place in Wet slalom. Kumho was 3.6 seconds longer, than the leader.
test Kumho I Zen KW31 review
4th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 0.8 meters longer, than the leader.
test Kumho I Zen KW31 review
8th place in Ice braking. The braking distance was 2.24 meters longer, than the leader.
test Kumho I Zen KW31 review
8th place in Ice traction. Ice acceleration time was 1.54 seconds longer, than the leader.
test Kumho I Zen KW31 review
9th place in Ice handling. Kumho was 2.4 meters slower, than the leader.
test Kumho I Zen KW31 review
5th place in Ice slalom. Kumho was 3.3 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Kumho I Zen KW31 review
6th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 1.07 meters longer, than the leader.
test Kumho KW31 I Zen review
7th place in Snow traction. Acceleration time was 0.77 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Kumho I*Zen KW31 review
7-9th place in Snow slalom. The tyre was 1.3 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Kumho I*Zen KW31 review
6th place in Rolling resistance.

Overall Kumho I Zen KW31 review

According to the test results Kumho took 7th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Relatively long wet braking distance and average handling.
  • Short dry braking distance.
  • Relatively poor ice performance for high price. Some cheaper tyres had shorter braking distance and better traction.
  • Average on the snow.
  • Average rolling resistance.

Similar tyres from the test:

1 star2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars (6 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5)
Loading...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *