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Kumho Road Venture AT52

Kumho Road Venture AT52 Review - What We Think [Test Data]

Here are the key stats for the Road Venture AT52, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOn-/Off-Road All-Terrain
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2021
Run Flat?No

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Kumho Road Venture AT52 in Australia

This offering by Kumho has been around in Australia for about 3 years. Especially designed for 4WDs, SUVs and light trucks, it comes in a total of 47 sizes.

This on-/off-road all-terrain 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 Road Venture AT52 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 33 sizes of the Road Venture AT52 tyres by the European Union.

We then compare these to the same results for the following similar tyres, also rated for On-/Off-Road All-Terrain usage and sold in Australia.

Fuel Efficiency

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
E0.4L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$86 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 Road Venture AT52 tyres rank a E on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect to use an extra 0.4L/100km. This works out to $86 extra spent on petrol per year, based on a typical 12,000 km driven per year.

Comparison

Here's how the Road Venture AT52 compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the Road Venture AT52 ranked # out of 0 tyres.

Grip & Handling

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Wet Grip
(A - E)
D7.5 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 Road Venture AT52 tyres rank a D on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect these tyres to require about an extra 7.5 metres to come to a complete stop when braking at 80km/h.

Comparison

Here's how the Road Venture AT52 compares to similar tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

For wet grip, they scored # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Noise

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Noise
(A - C)
B (73 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 Road Venture AT52 tyres produce 73.0 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.

Expect these tyres to produce about 2 times as much noise as an A grade tyre (the decibel scale is logarithmic).

Comparison

Here's how the Road Venture AT52 compares to similar tyres for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

For noise, they ranked # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Treadwear

With a UTQG treadwear rating of 680, the Road Venture AT52 would theoretically last 6.8 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 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.

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 on-/off-road all-terrain tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

The Road Venture AT52 tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their SUV or truck rubber with some tyres designed for on-/off-road all-terrain action.

For fuel efficiency, they score a grade of E, which is very poor, though this isn't a super important factor.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, they get a score of D, which is below average.

Finally, for road noise, they receive a B grade, which is about typical.

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

  • Treadwear: 680
  • Traction: A (scale: AA, A, B, C)
  • Temperature Resistance: A (scale: A, B, C)

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 47 sizes of the Road Venture AT52 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

Size
215/75 R15 106/103R
225/75 R16 115/112S
235/65 R17 108T
235/80 R17 120/117R
235/85 R16 120/116S
235/70 R16 106T
235/75 R15 104/101S
235/75 R15 109T
245/75 R17 121/118S
245/75 R16 111T
245/70 R17 119/116S
245/65 R17 107T
245/70 R17 110T
245/70 R16 111T
245/75 R16 120/116S
255/70 R16 111T
255/70 R17 112T
255/75 R17 111/108R
255/70 R18 113T
255/75 R17 115T
265/60 R18 110T
265/70 R17 121/118S
265/60 R20 121/118S
265/75 R16 123/120R
265/75 R16 116T
265/70 R18 124/121S
265/65 R17 112T
265/70 R17 115T
265/65 R18 114T
265/70 R18 116T
265/70 R16 112T
275/55 R20 113T
275/65 R18 123/120S
275/60 R20 115T
275/65 R18 116T
275/70 R17 121/118R
275/55 R20 120/117S
275/70 R18 125/122S
275/65 R20 126/123S
285/60 R20 125/122S
285/55 R20 122/119R
285/65 R18 125/122S
285/75 R16 126/123R
285/70 R17 121/118R
295/70 R18 129/126S
305/55 R20 121/118S
315/70 R17 121/118S
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