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Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27 vs Kumho Ecowing ES31

Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27 vs ES31 - Which To Buy? [2024]

Here are the key stats for the Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27 and Kumho Ecowing ES31 tyres, at a glance.
Ecowing ES01 KH27Ecowing ES31
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StylePremium Touring SummerPremium Touring Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20132018
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score70/10069/100

Pricing

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Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27 vs Kumho Ecowing ES31 in Australia

The Ecowing ES01 KH27 has been around in Australia for about 11 years, whereas the Ecowing ES31 has been on the market for about 6 years

Both tyres are rated for premium touring summer action. Both tyres are designed for use with regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles.

Both of these are considered summer tyres. Neither of them are runflat tyres. Both brands are considered to be in the mid-range part of the market.

Read on to see how each of these tyres stack up against each other!

How We Reviewed These Tyres

Unlike the Australian government, the European Union carries out standardised tests on all tyres sold in Europe. These tests are carried out in identical conditions, making them a reliable way to compare tyres.

For this review, we use averaged results from tests done on 126 sizes of these tyres by the European Union.

Fuel Efficiency

EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Ecowing ES01 KH27C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$59 extra per year
Ecowing ES31C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$37 extra per year

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres. That's a lot, and it means that choosing fuel efficient tyres can save you quite a bit of money.

The Ecowing ES01 KH27 tyres rank a C on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

The Ecowing ES31 tyres get a grade of C

As their fuel efficiency grade is the same, expect negligible differences in fuel consumption between them.

Here's a graph comparing the Ecowing ES01 KH27 and Ecowing ES31 tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Grip & Handling

EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Ecowing ES01 KH27C5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h
Ecowing ES31B2.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h

We'll now take a look at how these tyres compare in terms of grip and handling.

A good measure of this is 'wet grip', which is an indication of how well the tyres will allow the vehicle to come to a stop in wet conditions.

The Ecowing ES01 KH27 tyres rank a C on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

The Ecowing ES31 tyres, on the other hand, get a grade of B.

Expect the lower graded tyres to require about an extra 1 metres to come to a complete stop when braking at 80km/h.

Here's a graph comparing the Ecowing ES01 KH27 and Ecowing ES31 tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Noise

EU Grade
(A - C)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Ecowing ES01 KH27B (70.0 dB)2 times as noisy
Ecowing ES31B (70.0 dB)2 times as noisy

Another key factor to consider when choosing a tyre is road noise. Once you're over about 40 km/h, the dominant source of noise you hear is from the contact of your tyres on the road.

There is a surprisingly wide variation in the amount of noise each tyre makes.

The Ecowing ES01 KH27 tyres produce 70.0 dB of road noise, which corresponds to a rank of B on a scale of A to C in the standardised testing done by the EU.

On the other hand, the Ecowing ES31 tyres produce 70.0 dB of road noise, which means a grade of B.

As their noise grade is the same, don't expect many differences in terms of cabin noise.

Here's a visual representation of how the Ecowing ES01 KH27 and Ecowing ES31 tyres stack up for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the Ecowing ES01 KH27 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort and the Ecowing ES31 scores 4 out of 5.

UTQG Data

Introduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA, the Uniform Tire Grading System (UTQG), is a system for comparing one tyre product to another on the basis of some standardised tests.

Ecowing ES01 KH27Ecowing ES31
Treadwear420400
Traction
(AA - C)
AA
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
AA

Treadwear

As per the UTQG guidelines, the Ecowing ES01 KH27 tyres have a treadwear rating of 420, whereas the Ecowing ES31 tyres have a rating of 400. This means that the Ecowing ES01 KH27 tyres will theoretically last 1.1 times as long as the Ecowing ES31 tyres.

Traction

The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

As per the UTQG system, the Ecowing ES01 KH27 tyres have a traction grading of A, whereas the Ecowing ES31 tyres have a grading of A.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

As per the UTQG system of tyre grading, the Ecowing ES01 KH27 tyres have a temperature resistance grading of A, whereas the Ecowing ES31 tyres have a grading of A (on a scale of A, B, C).

Warranty

Unfortunately, we don't have any warranty information available for either of these tyres.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still on the fence about these tyres? Check out how they compare to other similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

Let's now take a look at the main differences between these two sets of tyres.

All in all, the Ecowing ES01 KH27 tyres get a score of 70 out of 100, while the Ecowing ES31 tyres get a score of 69 out of 100.

For fuel efficiency, Ecowing ES01 KH27 score a grade of C, which is more or less average. Ecowing ES31 end up with a grade of C, which is more or less average.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, Ecowing ES01 KH27 get a score of C, which is more or less average. Ecowing ES31 end up with a grade of B, which is above average.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, Ecowing ES01 KH27 get a score of B, which is about typical. Ecowing ES31 end up with a grade of B, which is about typical.

The Ecowing ES01 KH27 tyres have a UTQG treadwear rating of 420, whereas the Ecowing ES31 tyres have a rating of 400.This means that you can expect the Ecowing ES01 KH27 to last 1.1 times as long as the Ecowing ES31 tyres.

The Ecowing ES01 KH27 have a UTQG traction grading of A, while the Ecowing ES31 tyres having a grading of A.

The Ecowing ES01 KH27 have a UTQG temperature grading of A, while the Ecowing ES31 tyres having a grading of A.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 71 sizes of the Ecowing ES01 KH27, and all 57 sizes of the Ecowing ES31 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Ecowing ES01 KH27 Sizes

Size
145/65 R15 72T
155/65 R14 75T
165/60 R14 75H
165/65 R15 81H
165/65 R14 79T
165/70 R14 81T
175/65 R14 82H
175/60 R14 79T
175/55 R15 77T
175/80 R14 88T
175/60 R14 79H
175/50 R15 75H
175/65 R15 84H
175/65 R14 82T
175/70 R14 84H
175/70 R14 84T
175/65 R15 84T
175/70 R14 88T XL
175/60 R15 81H
175/65 R14 86T XL
185/60 R15 88H XL
185/55 R15 82H
185/65 R14 86T
185/65 R14 86H
185/65 R15 88T
185/55 R14 80H
185/60 R15 84H
185/70 R14 88H
185/70 R14 88T
185/55 R15 86H XL
185/55 R15 86V XL
185/60 R14 82H
185/60 R15 84T
185/65 R15 88H
185/60 R14 82T
195/65 R15 91T
195/55 R16 87H
195/70 R14 91H
195/65 R15 91V
195/50 R16 84H
195/50 R15 82H
195/70 R14 91T
195/65 R15 95H XL
195/65 R15 91H
195/55 R15 85H
195/60 R14 86H
195/60 R15 88V
195/60 R15 88H
195/65 R14 89H
195/60 R16 89V
205/65 R15 94H
205/60 R15 91V
205/60 R16 96V XL
205/50 R16 87V
205/65 R16 95W
205/55 R17 91W
205/55 R16 91H
205/60 R15 91H
205/60 R16 92H
205/60 R16 92V
215/60 R16 95V
215/60 R16 99V XL
215/60 R15 94V
215/65 R15 96H
215/65 R15 100V XL
215/65 R16 98H
215/45 R17 87V
225/70 R16 103H
225/60 R16 98V
235/60 R16 100H
235/55 R17 99H

Ecowing ES31 Sizes

Size
145/80 R13 75T
155/65 R13 73T
155/80 R13 79T
155/70 R13 75T
155/65 R14 75T
165/65 R15 81T
165/60 R14 75H
165/70 R14 81T
165/65 R15 81H
165/65 R14 79T
165/70 R13 79T
165/70 R14 85T XL
175/65 R14 82T
175/65 R15 84T
175/70 R14 88T XL
175/50 R15 75H
175/65 R15 84H
175/80 R14 88T
175/70 R14 84T
175/60 R15 81H
175/65 R14 86T XL
185/65 R14 86H
185/65 R15 92T XL
185/65 R15 88H
185/65 R14 86T
185/55 R14 80H
185/60 R15 84T
185/60 R15 88H XL
185/65 R15 88T
185/60 R14 82H
185/60 R16 86H
185/60 R15 88T XL
185/60 R14 82T
185/70 R14 88T
185/60 R15 84H
195/65 R15 91T
195/65 R15 95T XL
195/65 R15 91H
195/60 R16 89H
195/60 R15 88H
195/65 R15 91V
195/60 R15 88V
205/55 R16 94H XL
205/50 R17 93W XL
205/55 R17 91W
205/55 R16 91H
205/60 R16 92H
205/55 R16 94V XL
205/55 R16 91V
215/65 R16 98H
215/60 R16 95V
215/60 R16 99V XL
215/50 R18 92H
215/65 R15 96H
225/45 R17 91W
225/50 R17 98W XL
225/55 R17 101W XL
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