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Kumho Ecsta HS51

Kumho Ecsta HS51

/70% · summer · · : Upper-middle

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Pros and cons

  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Great handling on dry roads
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Sizes

Kumho Ecsta HS51 is made in 63 sizes, starting from 165/55 R14 up to 235/45 R18.
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Kumho Ecsta HS51 is ranked #70 of 820 summer tyres based on the results of tests carried out by ADAC 2021, Autobild 2021, and other organizations. Kumho Ecsta HS51 belongs to the Upper-middle segment and is made by a manufacturer from South Korea. However, this particular model is made in China. It is made in total of 63 sizes, 165/55 R14 being the smallest and 235/45 R18 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 10 times, first test was carried in 2016. Kumho Ecsta HS51 got replaced by a newer model - Kumho Ecsta HS52. This model received the best possible rating in 1 tests. Eu ratings can provide interesting overview over the available dimensions - 71% of Kumho Ecsta HS51 has "B" wet grip rating and most (48%) of the dimensions has "C" fuel-saving rating. Noise is a strong quality of Kumho Ecsta HS51 - most dimensions have below average noise level values - 44% of them produce 0db noise, which result in "a" rating. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 7.85 mm in 225/50 R17. It can be compared to Ventus Prime3 K125, which is a tyre from Hankook (South Korea) and has a rating of 88%, compared to 70% of the Kumho in question. There was a braking test that featured both Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125 and Kumho Ecsta HS51 held by autobild in 2021. It was tested on a VW Golf with 205/55 R16 tyres. On the wet, the Hankook stopped from 80km/h earlier than the Kumho - 29,6m, whereas the Kumho took 30,4m to come to a full stop. We can see the same story on the dry, where the Hankook stopped earlier at the 34,1m mark, compared to 34,8m of the Kumho.

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Timeline

2016

Kumho Ecsta HS51 was tested 1x (Autobild)

2017

Kumho Ecsta HS51 was tested 2x (Autobild,...)

2018

Kumho Ecsta HS51 was tested 1x (ADAC)

2019

Kumho Ecsta HS51 was tested 1x (Autozeitung)

2020

Kumho Ecsta HS51 was tested 2x (Teknikens,...)

2021

Kumho Ecsta HS51 was tested 3x (Autobild,...) and won the Autobild 205/55 R16 test.

2022

Kumho Ecsta HS51 got replaced by Kumho Ecsta HS52

Achievements

Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Adac 2021
Autobild 2021
Adac 2020
Teknikens 2020
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
Adac 2021
Autobild 2021
Best
Wet circle cornering
Adac 2021
Adac 2020
Best
Exterior noise
Adac 2021
Best
Wet braking
Adac 2020
Best
Wet handling
Autobild 2021

Kumho Ecsta HS51 in tyre tests

All tyre tests where Kumho Ecsta HS51 was featured:
ADAC Summer tyre test 2021 205/55 R16
satisfactory
Ranked #5 of 15
Name WetDryNoiseWear
Best values in test1,81,42,70,6
Kumho Ecsta HS512,22,62,82,0
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Source: www.adac.de
Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test1-2+1
Kumho Ecsta HS511- 2+ 2+
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Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test34,129,6
Kumho Ecsta HS5134,830,4
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Name Points totalWetDryComfortFuel consumption
Best values in test61111216
Kumho Ecsta HS5145241326
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Source: teknikensvarld.se
ADAC Summer tyre test 2020 235/55 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #10 of 12
Name WetDryNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test2,21,72,11,01,2
Kumho Ecsta HS512,2 3,02,52,52,5
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Source: www.adac.de
Name Points totalWetDry
Best values in test277142135
Kumho Ecsta HS5118173108
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Source: reifenpresse.de
ADAC Summer tyre test 2018 205/55 R16
satisfactory
Ranked #8 of 16
Name WetDryNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test2,01,63,01,01,7
Kumho Ecsta HS512,52,63,22,52,2
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Source: www.adac.de
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test34,134,6
Kumho Ecsta HS5136,938
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild Summer tyre test 2017 225/50 R17
not recommended
Ranked #20 of 20
Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test1-1-1
Kumho Ecsta HS513+3+3+
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Source: www.reifentrends.de
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test34,627
Kumho Ecsta HS5138,629,4
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Test ratings distribution

100% (1x)85% (3x)0% (1x)
ExemplarySatisfactoryNot recommended
1x3x1x

Ratings x Wheel size

R16R17
90% (3x)42.5% (2x)

Ratings x Width

205/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx
90% (3x)0% (1x)85% (1x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Kumho Ecsta HS51 made?

    Kumho Ecsta HS51 is made in China.

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