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Kumho Ecsta V720 vs Kumho Ecsta V730

Kumho Ecsta V720 vs V730 - Which Is Better? [H2H Test Data]

Here are the key stats for the Kumho Ecsta V720 and Kumho Ecsta V730 tyres, at a glance.
Ecsta V720Ecsta V730
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleExtreme Performance SummerUltra High Performance Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20152020
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score66/100N/A

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Kumho Ecsta V720 vs Kumho Ecsta V730 in Australia

The Ecsta V720 has been around in Australia for about 9 years, whereas the Ecsta V730 has been on the market for about 4 years

The Ecsta V720 is rated for extreme performance summer action, however the Ecsta V730 tyres are classified as ultra high performance summer. 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

We've analysed results of the following tyre benchmarks to make data-driven comparison of the Ecsta V720 and the Ecsta V730 tyres.

  • TireRack: Best in Extreme Performance Summer

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the Ecsta V720 and Ecsta V730 tyres.
Ecsta V720Ecsta V730
Dry PerformanceExcellentN/A
HandlingExcellentN/A
Wet PerformanceGoodN/A
ComfortAcceptableN/A
TreadwearAcceptableN/A
Overall Score66/100N/A

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the Ecsta V720 scores 3 out of 5 for comfort. We don't have any comfort data for the Ecsta V730 tyres.

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.

Ecsta V720Ecsta V730
Treadwear200200
Traction
(AA - C)
AAAA
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
AA

Treadwear

As per the UTQG guidelines, the Ecsta V720 tyres have a treadwear rating of 200, whereas the Ecsta V730 tyres have a rating of 200. This means that the Ecsta V720 tyres will theoretically last 1.0 times as long as the Ecsta V730 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 Ecsta V720 tyres have a traction grading of AA, whereas the Ecsta V730 tyres have a grading 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.

As per the UTQG system of tyre grading, the Ecsta V720 tyres have a temperature resistance grading of A, whereas the Ecsta V730 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.

The Ecsta V720 tyres have a UTQG treadwear rating of 200, whereas the Ecsta V730 tyres have a rating of 200.This means that you can expect the Ecsta V720 to last 1.0 times as long as the Ecsta V730 tyres.

The Ecsta V720 have a UTQG traction grading of AA, while the Ecsta V730 tyres having a grading of AA.

The Ecsta V720 have a UTQG temperature grading of A, while the Ecsta V730 tyres having a grading of A.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 12 sizes of the Ecsta V720, and all 10 sizes of the Ecsta V730 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Ecsta V720 Sizes

Size
215/45 R17 91W XL
225/50 R16 92V
225/40 R18 92W XL
225/45 R15 87W
235/45 R17 94W
245/40 R17 91W
245/40 R18 97W XL
245/40 R19 94W
275/35 R19 100W XL
275/35 R18 95W
275/40 R17 98W
355/30 R19 99Y

Ecsta V730 Sizes

Size
205/50 R15 86V
215/45 R17 91W XL
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/45 R15 87W
225/50 R16 92W
225/40 R18 92W XL
235/40 R18 95W XL
245/40 R18 97W XL
245/45 R17 99W XL
255/40 R17 98W XL
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