Kumho Wintercraft WS71

Kumho Wintercraft WS71 photo, test, review

The Kumho Winter Craft WS71 is a Touring winter studless winter tire with asymmetrical tread, designed for SUV and 4×4.

The tire replaced the Kumho i*Zen KC15.

2018 Off-Road Kumho Wintercraft WS-71 test

In 2018 experts of the German publication Off Road have tested the Kumho WS71 at size 235/60 R18 and compared with 5 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Kumho Wintercraft WS71 test and review
5th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 3.68 meters longer, than the leader.
Kumho Wintercraft WS71 test and review
1st place and the best result in Straight aqua. The float speed was 0.4 km/h higher, than the next tire.
Kumho Wintercraft WS71 test and review
Last place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 1.5 meters longer, than the leader.
Kumho Wintercraft WS71 test and review
3rd place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 0.8 meters longer, than the leader.
Kumho Wintercraft WS71 test and review
2nd place in Snow traction. Acceleration time was 0.04 seconds longer, than the leader.
Kumho Winter craft WS 71 test and review
3rd place in Ice braking. The braking distance was 1.1 meters longer, than the leader.
Kumho Winter craft WS71 test and review
3rd place in Ice traction. Acceleration time was 0.2 seconds longer, than the leader.
Kumho Wintercraft WS 71 test and review
Last place in rolling resistance.
Kumho Wintercraft WS 71 test and review
3-4th place in Noise level test.

Overall Kumho Wintercraft WS71 review

According to the test results Kumho shared 5-6th place with the GT Radial and got an expert score “satisfactorily”.

Main conclusions:

  • Long wet braking distance.
  • The best straight aquaplanning resistance.
  • The longest dry braking distance.
  • Good snow braking distance and traction.
  • Short ice braking distance and good traction.
  • The highest rolling resistance.
  • Good noise level.

Similar tires from the test:

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