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Kumho Ecsta HS52

Kumho Ecsta HS52

/81% · summer · · : Upper-middle

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Pros and cons

  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
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The Kumho Ecsta HS52 is a summer tyre that performs well on both wet and dry roads, with short braking distances and good grip. However, some tests noted a delayed response in steering and average wet grip. Overall, the tyre offers good driving safety with satisfactory feedback and secure handling. The tyre's environmental performance receives a satisfactory rating, with good projected mileage and tread wear, but poor efficiency due to the tyre's weight. Additionally, the tyre is produced in China and receives low sustainability ratings. The Kumho Ecsta HS52 offers good comfort and an attractive price point.


Kumho Ecsta HS52 is made in 15 sizes, starting from 195/50 R15 up to 225/55 R18.
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Kumho Ecsta HS52 is ranked #81 of 861 summer tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Autoklub ČR 2023, Tyre Reviews 2023, and other organizations. Kumho Ecsta HS52 belongs to the Upper-middle segment and is made by a manufacturer from South Korea. It is made in total of 15 sizes, 195/50 R15 being the smallest and 225/55 R18 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 5 times, first test was carried in 2022. Kumho Ecsta HS52 replaced an older model - Kumho Ecsta HS51.



Kumho Ecsta HS52 was launched and replaced Kumho Ecsta HS51.


Kumho Ecsta HS52 was tested 2x (Autobild,...)


Kumho Ecsta HS52 was tested 3x (ADAC,...)


Dry braking
Adac 2023
Autobild 2022
Aquaplaning - cross
Adac 2023
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Adac 2023
Exterior noise
Adac 2023
Wet braking
Adac 2023

Kumho Ecsta HS52 in tyre tests

The Kumho Ecsta HS52 is a highly regarded middle segment tyre, which has been put to the test by some of Europe's most respected tyre testing organizations. The tyre has been tested twice, once in 2022 and once in 2023, both times during the summer season, in sizes 205/55 R16 and 215/55 R17. In the 2023 Tyre Reviews test, the Kumho Ecsta HS52 was placed in the 8th position out of 13 tyres tested in its category, while in the 2023 ADAC Summer tyre test, it was placed 8th out of 50 tyres tested. Nevertheless, the tyre was still highly recommended in the Tyre Reviews test, and rated as good in the ADAC test.

In the 2022 Autobild Summer tyre tests in size 215/55 R17, the Kumho Ecsta HS52 performed even better, taking the 3rd place out of 51 tyres tested, in the braking distance test. Additionally, the tyre was rated as good and placed 6th out of 21 tyres tested in the overall Autobild test. The Kumho Ecsta HS52 excelled in the dry braking and price/value categories in both Autobild tests. Overall, based on these tests, the Kumho Ecsta HS52 has received an impressive overall rating of 82%, which is an outstanding achievement for a middle segment tyre.

All tyre tests where Kumho Ecsta HS52 was featured:
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test1,31,8
Kumho Ecsta HS522,72,3
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Source: www.adac.de
Kumho Ecsta HS52
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Name Points totalWetDry
Best values in test104,7106103,4
Kumho Ecsta HS5296,994,399,5
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Source: www.autoklub.cz
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test35,727,5
Kumho Ecsta HS5235,7 28,6
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test12+1+
Kumho Ecsta HS52222
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Source: reifenpresse.de

Test ratings distribution

85% (3x)

Ratings x Wheel size

85% (2x)85% (1x)

Ratings x Width

205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx
85% (2x)85% (1x)

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