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Kumho Ecsta PA51

Kumho Ecsta PA51 Review - How Does It Stack Up? [Test Data]

Here are the key stats for the Ecsta PA51, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StyleUltra High Performance All-Season
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2017
Run Flat?No
Overall Score73/100

Pricing

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Kumho Ecsta PA51 in Australia

This offering by Kumho has been around in Australia for about 7 years. Especially designed for regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles, it comes in a total of 43 sizes.

This ultra high performance all-season tyre is a solid option for those looking for an all season tyre in the mid-range of the market. Note that it is not a runflat tyre.

Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition!

How We Reviewed The Ecsta PA51 Tyres

We've analysed the results of the following tyre benchmarks to carry out a data-driven review of the Ecsta PA51 tyres.

  • Consumer Reports: Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires
  • TireRack: Best in Ultra High Performance All-Season

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the Ecsta PA51 tyres. Bear in mind that these results are more subjective than the EU results.
Rating
Price/QualityExcellent
Wet PerformanceExcellent
HandlingExcellent
TreadwearExcellent
Dry PerformanceExcellent
ComfortGood
Snow/Ice PerformanceBad
Overall Score73/100

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, including those below, the Ecsta PA51 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort.

  • Consumer Reports: Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires
  • TireRack: Best in Ultra High Performance All-Season

Treadwear

With a UTQG treadwear rating of 500, the Ecsta PA51 would theoretically last 5 times longer than a tyre with a treadwear rating of 100.

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.

These tyres score a grade of AA.

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.

These tyres score a grade of A.

Warranty

We don't have any warranty data for this tyre, unfortunately. Know how long the warranty period is? Let us know over at the contact page.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still undecided as to whether to go with these ultra high performance all-season tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

With an overall rating of 73 out of 100, the Ecsta PA51 tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their car rubber with some tyres designed for ultra high performance all-season action.

In terms of data out of the US, they have the following UTQG ratings:

  • Treadwear: 500
  • Traction: AA (scale: AA, A, B, C)
  • Temperature Resistance: A (scale: A, B, C)

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 43 sizes of the Ecsta PA51 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

Size
205/40 R17 84W XL
205/45 R17 88V XL
205/50 R16 87V
205/55 R16 91W
205/50 R17 93W XL
215/55 R16 93V
215/50 R17 95W XL
215/45 R18 93W XL
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/40 R18 89W XL
215/55 R17 94W
225/45 R18 95W XL
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/50 R18 95W
225/40 R19 93W XL
225/50 R16 92W
225/40 R18 92W XL
225/50 R17 98W XL
225/55 R17 97W
235/40 R18 95W XL
235/50 R18 97W
235/45 R18 98W XL
235/55 R17 99W
235/45 R17 97W XL
245/40 R17 91W
245/35 R19 93W XL
245/35 R20 95W XL
245/50 R18 100W
245/45 R20 99W
245/45 R19 102W XL
245/45 R17 95W
245/40 R19 98W XL
245/50 R17 99W
245/40 R20 99W XL
245/40 R18 97W XL
245/45 R18 100W XL
255/40 R17 94W
255/35 R20 97W XL
255/40 R18 99W XL
255/45 R20 105W XL
255/35 R18 94W XL
255/35 R19 96W XL
275/40 R19 105W XL
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