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Kumho Ecsta PA51 vs Kumho Ecsta PS71

Kumho Ecsta PA51 vs PS71 - Which Is #1? Test Data [2024]

Here are the key stats for the Kumho Ecsta PA51 and Kumho Ecsta PS71 tyres, at a glance.
Ecsta PA51Ecsta PS71
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleUltra High Performance All-SeasonUltra High Performance Summer
SeasonAll SeasonSummer
Release Date20172016
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score73/10070/100


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Kumho Ecsta PA51 vs Kumho Ecsta PS71 in Australia

The Ecsta PA51 has been around in Australia for about 7 years, whereas the Ecsta PS71 has been on the market for about 8 years

The Ecsta PA51 is rated for ultra high performance all-season action, however the Ecsta PS71 tyres are classified as ultra high performance summer. Both tyres are designed for use with regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles.

The Ecsta PA51 are for use in all seasons, whereas the Ecsta PS71 are considered all season 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 PA51 and the Ecsta PS71 tyres.

  • Consumer Reports: Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires
  • TireRack: Best in Ultra High Performance All-Season
  • ADAC: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Auto Bild 2023: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Tyre Reviews: UHP Summer Tire Test R19
  • ACE/ARBÖ/GTÜ 2023: Summer Tire Test R18
  • TCS: Summer Tire Test R18
  • ADAC: UHP Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R17

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the Ecsta PA51 and Ecsta PS71 tyres.
Ecsta PA51Ecsta PS71
Wet PerformanceExcellentGood
Dry PerformanceExcellentExcellent
Snow/Ice PerformanceBadN/A
Overall Score73/10070/100


Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the Ecsta PA51 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort and the Ecsta PS71 scores 4 out of 5.


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 PA51Ecsta PS71
(AA - C)
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)


As per the UTQG guidelines, the Ecsta PA51 tyres have a treadwear rating of 500, whereas the Ecsta PS71 tyres have a rating of 320. This means that the Ecsta PA51 tyres will theoretically last 1.6 times as long as the Ecsta PS71 tyres.


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, the Ecsta PA51 and Ecsta PS71 tyres both have a traction 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 PA51 and Ecsta PS71 tyres both have a temperature resistance grading of A.


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!


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

All in all, the Ecsta PA51 tyres get a score of 73 out of 100, while the Ecsta PS71 tyres get a score of 70 out of 100.

The Ecsta PA51 tyres have a UTQG treadwear rating of 500, whereas the Ecsta PS71 tyres have a rating of 320.This means that you can expect the Ecsta PA51 to last 1.6 times as long as the Ecsta PS71 tyres.

The Ecsta PA51 have a UTQG traction grading of AA, while the Ecsta PS71 tyres having a grading of AA.

The Ecsta PA51 have a UTQG temperature grading of A, while the Ecsta PS71 tyres having a grading of A.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 43 sizes of the Ecsta PA51, and all 88 sizes of the Ecsta PS71 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Ecsta PA51 Sizes

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

Ecsta PS71 Sizes

205/40 R17 84Y XL
205/50 R17 93Y
205/45 R16 87W XL
205/50 R17 93Y XL
205/55 R17 91W
205/55 R17 95W XL
205/60 R16 96V XL
205/45 R17 88Y XL
205/60 R16 92V
215/45 R17 91Y XL
215/50 R17 95W XL
215/55 R18 99V XL
215/55 R17 94W
215/40 R17 87Y XL
215/40 R18 89Y XL
215/45 R18 93Y XL
225/35 R20 90Y XL
225/55 R17 97Y
225/45 R17 91W
225/35 R19 88Y XL
225/45 R19 96Y XL
225/50 R17 98Y XL
225/35 R18 87Y XL
225/45 R18 95Y XL
225/40 R19 93Y XL
225/50 R17 98W XL
225/45 R17 91Y
225/45 R17 94Y XL
225/40 R18 92Y XL
225/55 R17 101W XL
225/45 R19 96Y
235/45 R17 94Y
235/45 R17 97Y XL
235/40 R18 95Y XL
235/40 R19 96Y XL
235/55 R19 101Y
235/65 R17 108V XL
235/55 R19 105V XL
235/45 R20 100W XL
235/45 R18 98Y XL
235/45 R17 94Y
235/35 R19 91Y XL
235/30 R20 88Y XL
235/50 R18 101Y XL
245/45 R18 100Y XL
245/40 R17 95Y XL
245/45 R19 98W
245/45 R19 102Y XL
245/30 R20 90Y XL
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/35 R19 93Y XL
245/50 R18 100Y
245/35 R18 92Y XL
245/40 R20 99Y XL
245/30 R19 89Y XL
245/40 R19 98Y XL
245/45 R17 99Y XL
245/35 R20 95Y XL
255/30 R20 92Y XL
255/40 R18 99Y XL
255/50 R19 107Y XL
255/40 R17 94Y
255/35 R20 97Y XL
255/35 R18 94Y XL
255/45 R18 103Y XL
255/35 R19 96Y XL
255/40 R19 100Y XL
255/55 R18 109Y XL
265/40 R21 105Y XL
265/35 R19 98Y XL
265/30 R19 93Y XL
265/35 R18 97Y XL
265/40 R18 101Y XL
275/40 R21 107Y XL
275/40 R20 106Y XL
275/30 R20 97Y XL
275/40 R19 105Y XL
275/40 R19 105W XL
275/45 R18 103Y
275/35 R19 100Y XL
275/30 R19 96Y XL
275/35 R20 102Y XL
285/35 R22 106Y XL
285/35 R18 101Y XL
285/40 R21 109Y XL
285/45 R20 112Y XL
295/30 R19 100Y XL
295/35 R19 104Y XL
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