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Kumho Ecsta PS71

Kumho Ecsta PS71

/77% · summer · · : Upper-middle

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Pros and cons

  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Low rolling resistance/low fuel consumption
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
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Competitors

The Kumho Ecsta PS71 has been praised for its balanced performance and excellent performance on wet roads. Its aquaplaning resistance is particularly impressive. In dry conditions, the tyre delivers satisfactory braking and handling, but its grip could be better. The PS71 produces a fair amount of noise in the cabin, and its fuel consumption is average. While it has a reasonable price, the tyre's wear is slightly below average. However, according to some tests, the Kumho Ecsta PS71 offers good handling and short braking distances on both wet and dry surfaces, and a high level of sporting potential. Overall, the tyre seems to perform well in wet conditions but could be improved in the dry.

Sizes

Kumho Ecsta PS71 is made in 135 sizes, starting from 195/55 R16 up to 285/35 R22.
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Kumho Ecsta PS71 is ranked #77 of 947 summer tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Autobild 2023, ACE 2023, and other organizations. Kumho Ecsta PS71 belongs to the Upper-middle segment and is made by a manufacturer from South Korea. It is made in total of 135 sizes, 195/55 R16 being the smallest and 285/35 R22 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 12 times, first test was carried in 2018. This model received the best possible rating in 1 tests. Eu ratings can provide interesting overview over the available dimensions - 79% of Kumho Ecsta PS71 has "A" wet grip rating and most (58%) of the dimensions has "E" fuel-saving rating. Noise is a strong quality of Kumho Ecsta PS71 - most dimensions have below average noise level values - 50% of them produce 0db noise, which result in "a" rating. It can be compared to RainSport 3, which is a tyre from Uniroyal (USA) and has a rating of 56%, compared to 77% of the Kumho in question. There was a braking test that featured both Uniroyal RainSport 3 and Kumho Ecsta PS71 held by autobild in 2020. It was tested on a BMW 5 series with 245/45 R18 tyres. On the wet, the Kumho stopped from 80km/h in 29m, whereas the competing Uniroyal took longer to stop - 32,4m. The results repeat on the dry, where the Kumho stopped earlier at the 34,9m mark, compared to 35,7m of the Uniroyal.

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Timeline

2018

Kumho Ecsta PS71 was tested 2x (ACE,...)

2019

Kumho Ecsta PS71 was tested 2x (Autobild,...)

2020

Kumho Ecsta PS71 was tested 3x (ADAC,...)

2021

Kumho Ecsta PS71 was tested 1x (ADAC)

2022

Kumho Ecsta PS71 was tested 1x (Tyre Reviews)

2023

Kumho Ecsta PS71 was tested 3x (Autobild,...)

Achievements

Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Ace 2023
TyreReviews.com 2022
Adac 2021
Adac 2020
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
TyreReviews.com 2022
Adac 2021
Adac 2020
Ace 2018
Best
Exterior noise
Ace 2018

Kumho Ecsta PS71 in tyre tests

The Kumho Ecsta PS71 is a middle segment tyre that has been tested by some of Europe's most valued organisations that test tyres. From 2018 to 2023, this tyre has been tested in various dimensions and periods such as summer. The Kumho Ecsta PS71 has received an overall rating of 79% based on the results from these 11 tests, which is considered to be a very good result for a middle segment tyre. This tyre has fared well in most of the tests, with its best result achieved in the Aquaplaning - cross and Aquaplaning - longitudal disciplines in the 2018 ACE Summer tyre test for the 235/45 R18 dimension. Its worst result was in the Autobild Summer tyre test 2019 for 225/45 R17, where it took the last place. However, the tyre has also won one of the tests - the Autobild Summer tyre test 2020 245/45 R18 - braking distance test, where it was declared the best tyre for BMW 5 series. The Kumho Ecsta PS71 has also been best in some of the tested disciplines, such as the aforementioned Aquaplaning - cross and Aquaplaning - longitudal, as well as the Exterior noise in the 2018 ACE Summer tyre test for the same 235/45 R18 dimension, and Rolling resistance in the Autobild Summer tyre test 2018 for the 245/30 R20 dimension.

All tyre tests where Kumho Ecsta PS71 was featured:
Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test2+1-1
Kumho Ecsta PS7122-2-
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ACE Summer tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #7 of 10
Name WetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test7154197
Kumho Ecsta PS716747183
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Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test58.124.8
Kumho Ecsta PS7161.726.6
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Source: www.autobild.de
Tyre Reviews Summer tyre test 2022 255/35 R19
Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Name WetDryNoiseWear
Best values in test2,01,52,61,5
Kumho Ecsta PS712,22,53,22,0
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Source: www.adac.de
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test32,128,7
Kumho Ecsta PS7134,929
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild Summer tyre test 2020 245/45 R18
conditionally recommended
Ranked #17 of 20
Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test11-1
Kumho Ecsta PS711 23-
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC Summer tyre test 2020 225/40 R18
satisfactory
Ranked #10 of 16
Name WetDryNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,71,32,82,01,6
Kumho Ecsta PS712,32,43,33,02,0
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Source: www.adac.de
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test34,228,7
Kumho Ecsta PS7137,131,6
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild Summer tyre test 2019 225/45 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #20 of 20
Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test111
Kumho Ecsta PS7122-3-
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Source: www.autobild.de
ACE Summer tyre test 2018 235/45 R18
recommended
Ranked #2 of 11
Name Points totalWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test1505539147
Kumho Ecsta PS71149674414 9
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Source: www.ace.de
Autobild Summer tyre test 2018 245/30 R20
conditionally recommended
Ranked #7 of 8
Name WetDry
Best values in test1-2+
Kumho Ecsta PS7132-
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Source: www.autobild.de

Test ratings distribution

100% (1x)85% (5x)75% (2x)
Highly recommendedRecommendedSatisfactoryGoodConditionally recommended
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Ratings x Wheel size

R17R18R20
85% (2x)86% (5x)75% (1x)

Ratings x Width

225/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx
88% (5x)85% (1x)75% (2x)

FAQ

  1. Is this tyre suitable for SUVs?

    Yes, this tyre is also made in SUV sizes.

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