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Kumho Ecsta V70A vs Toyo Proxes R888

Kumho Ecsta V70A vs Toyo Proxes R888 - Which To Buy?

Here are the key stats for the Kumho Ecsta V70A and Toyo Proxes R888 tyres, at a glance.
Ecsta V70AProxes R888
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleExtreme Performance SummerExtreme Performance Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20022007
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall ScoreN/AN/A

Pricing

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Kumho Ecsta V70A vs Toyo Proxes R888 in Australia

The Ecsta V70A has been around in Australia for about 22 years, whereas the Proxes R888 has been on the market for about 17 years

Both tyres are rated for extreme performance 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

We've analysed results of the following tyre benchmarks to make data-driven comparison of the Ecsta V70A and the Proxes R888 tyres.

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the Ecsta V70A and Proxes R888 tyres.
Ecsta V70AProxes R888
Dry PerformanceN/AExcellent
ComfortN/AGood
Wet PerformanceN/AAcceptable
Snow/Ice PerformanceN/AAcceptable
Overall ScoreN/AN/A

Unfortunately, there is very little benchmark data available for the Kumho Ecsta V70A tyres.

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the Proxes R888 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort. We don't have any comfort data for the Ecsta V70A 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 V70AProxes R888
Treadwear50100
Traction
(AA - C)
AAAA
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
AA

Treadwear

As per the UTQG guidelines, the Ecsta V70A tyres have a treadwear rating of 50, whereas the Proxes R888 tyres have a rating of 100. This means that the Ecsta V70A tyres will theoretically last only 50% as long as the Proxes R888 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 V70A tyres have a traction grading of AA, whereas the Proxes R888 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 V70A tyres have a temperature resistance grading of A, whereas the Proxes R888 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 V70A tyres have a UTQG treadwear rating of 50, whereas the Proxes R888 tyres have a rating of 100.This means that you can expect the Ecsta V70A to last only 50% as long as the Proxes R888 tyres.

The Ecsta V70A have a UTQG traction grading of AA, while the Proxes R888 tyres having a grading of AA.

The Ecsta V70A have a UTQG temperature grading of A, while the Proxes R888 tyres having a grading of A.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 1 sizes of the Ecsta V70A, and all 80 sizes of the Proxes R888 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Ecsta V70A Sizes

Size
215/40 R17 83W

Proxes R888 Sizes

Size
185/60 R13 80V
185/60 R14 82V
195/55 R15 89V XL
195/50 R16 84W
195/50 R15 82V
195/55 R15 85V
205/50 R17 89W
205/55 R16 94W XL
205/50 R15 86W
205/50 R16 87W
205/45 R16 83W
205/40 R17 80W
205/45 R17 88W XL
205/60 R13 86V
205/55 R14 85V
205/45 R16 87W XL
205/55 R16 90W
205/40 R18 86W XL
205/50 R15 89W XL
205/40 R17 84W XL
205/50 R16 91W
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/50 R16 90W
225/50 R16 92W
225/45 R16 89W
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/45 R15 91W XL
225/45 R13 84V
225/50 R14 89V
225/45 R16 93W XL
225/50 R15 91W
225/40 R18 92Y XL
235/45 R17 93W
235/45 R17 94W
235/40 R17 94W XL
235/50 R15 94W
235/40 R17 90W
235/40 R18 95Y XL
235/40 R18 91Y
235/35 R19 (91Y) XL
235/35 R19 91Y XL
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/40 R17 95W XL
245/45 R16 94W
245/35 R19 89Y
245/40 R18 93Y
255/40 R17 98W XL
255/35 R20 (93Y)
255/35 R20 93Y
255/50 R16 99W
255/35 R18 94Y XL
255/40 R17 94W
255/35 R18 90Y
265/30 R19 93Y XL
265/35 R18 93Y
265/35 R18 97Y XL
265/30 R19 89Y
275/35 R19 96Y
275/40 R18 99W
275/35 R18 99Y
275/35 R18 95Y
275/40 R17 98W
285/30 R18 97Y
285/35 R20 (100Y)
285/30 R20 95Y
285/35 R20 100Y
285/35 R19 99Y
285/35 R19 (99Y)
295/30 R19 100Y XL
295/30 R18 98Y XL
305/30 R19 (102Y) XL
305/35 R18
305/30 R19 102Y XL
315/30 R20 101Y
315/35 R17 102W
315/30 R20 (101Y)
325/30 R19 101Y
335/30 R18 102Y
345/30 R19 105Y
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