Kumho WinterCraft WP51

Kumho WinterCraft WP51 photo, test, review

The Kumho Winter Craft WP51 is a Premium Touring studless winter tyre with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

2018 AMS Kumho WinterCraft WP51

In 2018 experts of the German publication Auto Motor und Sport have tested the Kumho WP51 at size 205/55 R16 and compared it with ten similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tyres.

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Last place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 4.1 meters longer, than the leader.
test Kumho WinterCraft WP51 review
10th place in Dry handling. Kumho was 3.6km/h slower, than the leader.
test Kumho WinterCraft WP51 review
Last place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 7.6 meters longer, than the leader.
test Kumho WinterCraft WP51 review
Last place in Wet handling. Kumho was 7.7km/h slower, than the leader.
test Kumho WinterCraft WP51 review
7th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 7.7km/h lower, than the leader.
test Kumho Winter Craft WP51 review
3rd place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 0.9 meters longer. than the leader.
test Kumho Winter Craft WP51 review
5th place in Snow handling. Kumho was 1.5km/h slower, than the leader.
test Kumho Winter Craft WP51 review
Last place in rolling resistance.
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1st place and the best result in Noise level test.

Overall Kumho WinterCraft WP51 review

According to the test results Kumho took last place and got an expert score “conditionally recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • The longest dry braking distance and low handling.
  • The worst result on the wet.
  • Average aquaplanning resistance.
  • Good snow braking and handling.
  • The worst rolling resistance.
  • The best noise level.

Similar tyres from the test:

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