Kumho WinterCraft WP71

The Kumho Winter Craft WP71 is a Premium Touring studless winter tyre with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

2017 AMS Kumho Winter Craft WP71 test

In 2017 experts of the German publication Auto Motor und Sport have tested the Kumho WP71 at size 225/40 R18 and compared it with nine similar mid-range and premium winter tyres.

test Kumho WinterCraft WP71 review
2nd place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 0.9 meters longer, than the leader.
test Kumho WinterCraft WP71 review
9th place in Dry handling. Kumho was 3.1km/h slower, than the leader.
test Kumho WinterCraft WP71 review
4th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 2 meters longer, than the leader.
test Kumho WinterCraft WP71 review
7th place in Wet handling. Kumho was 4.3km/h slower, than the leader.
test Kumho WP71 WinterCraft review
8th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 2.7km/h lower, than the leader.
test Kumho WP71 WinterCraft review
5th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 0.8 meters longer, than the leader.
test Kumho Winter Craft WP71 review
7-8th place in Snow handling. Kumho was 1km/h slower, than the leader.
test Kumho Winter Craft WP71 review
Last place in Rolling resistance.
test Kumho Winter Craft WP71 review
3-4th place in Noise level test.

Overall Kumho WinterCraft WP71 review

According to the test results Kumho took 9th place and got an expert score “recommended with restrictions”.

Main conclusions:

  • Unbalanced on the dry: short braking distance, but low handling.
  • Same on the wet.
  • Relatively low aquaplanning resistance.
  • Good snow performance. The tyre didn’t take high positions, but showed very close result to leader.
  • The highest rolling resistance.
  • Good noise level.

Similar tyres from the test:

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