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Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum KU27

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We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum KU27. You can agree with these conclusions by voting for any item:

Reasons to buy vote if agree

– Numerous buyers were happy with the price and quality of the tire.
– The drivers appreciated the tire’s responsive handling in wet and dry conditions.
– A satisfied motorist mentioned that with this set of tires handling was good, and his car was quieter than it was with the stock tires.
– The drivers said that this tire exceeded their expectations, especially in terms of wet traction and hydroplaning resistance.

Reasons not to buy

– Some drivers complained that the tires didn't last long and that the tread wear was rather quick.
– Some users were disgruntled by the noise that was produced by the tire.

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Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum KU27 Rating scores from other platforms:

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4.0 out of 5
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3 customer ratings

Description

The Ecsta LX Platinum delivers all-weather performance for confident year-round driving. For the drivers who utilize their luxury touring cars 365 days a year, the Ecsta LX Platinum not only performs but liberates the full potential of their vehicles. Additionally, the extremely low noise and outstanding ride comfort make this the perfect tire for the individual who demands the complete grand touring experience. The LX Platinum comes with a 60,000 mile limited tread wear warranty and limited road hazard coverage.

  • Asymmetric tread design optimizes all-season performance
  • Four circumferential channels efficiently evacuate water to maximize wet grip
  • Waffle design sipes remain fully interlocked to deliver high G-force braking
  • Stress relief dimples provide maximum sipe opening for linear snow traction without compromising lateral grip
  • Sophisticated sidewall design complements today's luxury touring sedans
  • Jointless nylon cap construction provides lower vibration and enhanced ride comfort

Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum KU27 Latest News

  • Sep 06, 2019
    Tire Chart 2019

    TireRack.com: Best in Grand Touring All-Season

    Ranked #19th of 22. Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum KU27
    Highs and Lows:
    Dry Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
  • Mar 26, 2018
    Video

    Tested: Defining Value in Grand Touring All-Season - Winter Update | Tire Rack

    What defines a good value? Is it strictly price? Or is it about getting more for your money? To gauge the performance of some entry-level tires from our lineup compared to our value benchmark, we rounded up the General AltiMAX RT43, Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum, Laufenn G FIT AS and RIKEN Raptor HR for a Real World Road Ride and Performance Track Drive.

  • Aug 11, 2017
    Video

    Tested: Defining Value in Grand Touring All-Season Tires | Tire Rack

    What defines a good value? Is it strictly price? Or is it about getting more for your money? To gauge the performance of some entry-level tires from our lineup compared to our value benchmark, we rounded up the General AltiMAX RT43, Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum, Laufenn G FIT AS and RIKEN Raptor HR for a Real World Road Ride and Performance Track Drive.


Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum KU27
Car Type
Passenger
Season
All Season
Rim Diameter
15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 "
Width
185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 mm
Aspect Ratio
40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
Optional
Speed and Load
Speed Index
V (max 149 mph) ... Z (max > 149 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum KU27 Sizes & Specifications

Note! Many sizes of this line have been discontinued.

Rim Model Size Index Features Price
R15 185/65 R15 88V 185/65 R15 88V
R15 195/55 R15 85V 195/55 R15 85V
R15 195/60 R15 88V 195/60 R15 88V
R15 195/65 R15 91V 195/65 R15 91V
R15 205/60 R15 91V 205/60 R15 91V
R15 205/65 R15 95V 205/65 R15 95V
R15 215/60 R15 94V 215/60 R15 94V
R15 225/60 R15 96V 225/60 R15 96V
16 205/55 16 91W 205/55 16 91W
R16 205/55 R16 91Z 205/55 R16 91Z
R16 205/60 R16 96V 205/60 R16 96V
R16 205/60 R16 96V XL 205/60 R16 96V XL
R16 205/65 R16 95V 205/65 R16 95V
16 215/55 16 97W XL 215/55 16 97W XL
R16 215/55 R16 97Z 215/55 R16 97Z
R16 215/60 R16 95V 215/60 R16 95V
16 225/55 16 95W 225/55 16 95W
R16 225/55 R16 95Z 225/55 R16 95Z
16 225/60 16 98W 225/60 16 98W
16 235/60 16 100W 235/60 16 100W
R16 235/60 R16 100Z 235/60 R16 100Z
17 205/50 17 93W XL 205/50 17 93W XL
17 215/50 17 95W XL 215/50 17 95W XL
R17 215/50 R17 95Z 215/50 R17 95Z
17 215/55 17 94W 215/55 17 94W
17 225/45 17 91W 225/45 17 91W
17 225/50 17 98W XL 225/50 17 98W XL
17 225/55 17 101W XL 225/55 17 101W XL
17 235/45 17 97W XL 235/45 17 97W XL
R17 235/45 R17 97Z 235/45 R17 97Z
17 235/50 17 96W 235/50 17 96W
17 235/55 17 103W XL 235/55 17 103W XL
R17 235/55 R17 103Z 235/55 R17 103Z
17 245/50 17 99W 245/50 17 99W
18 225/40 18 92W XL 225/40 18 92W XL
18 225/45 18 95W XL 225/45 18 95W XL
R18 225/45 R18 95Z 225/45 R18 95Z
18 225/50 18 95W 225/50 18 95W
18 235/40 18 95W XL 235/40 18 95W XL
R18 235/40 R18 95Z 235/40 R18 95Z
18 235/50 18 97W 235/50 18 97W
18 245/40 18 97W XL 245/40 18 97W XL
18 245/45 18 100W XL 245/45 18 100W XL
R18 245/50 R18 104W 245/50 R18 104W
18 245/50 18 104W XL 245/50 18 104W XL
18 255/40 18 99W XL 255/40 18 99W XL
18 255/45 18 99W 255/45 18 99W
R18 255/45 R18 99Z 255/45 R18 99Z
19 225/45 19 96W XL 225/45 19 96W XL
R19 245/40 R19 98Z 245/40 R19 98Z

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Questions and Answers

  • Sep 06, 2019
    Tire Chart 2019

    TireRack.com: Best in Grand Touring All-Season

    Ranked #19th of 22. Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum KU27
    Highs and Lows:
    Dry Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
  • Mar 26, 2018
    Video

    Tested: Defining Value in Grand Touring All-Season - Winter Update | Tire Rack

    What defines a good value? Is it strictly price? Or is it about getting more for your money? To gauge the performance of some entry-level tires from our lineup compared to our value benchmark, we rounded up the General AltiMAX RT43, Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum, Laufenn G FIT AS and RIKEN Raptor HR for a Real World Road Ride and Performance Track Drive.

  • Aug 11, 2017
    Video

    Tested: Defining Value in Grand Touring All-Season Tires | Tire Rack

    What defines a good value? Is it strictly price? Or is it about getting more for your money? To gauge the performance of some entry-level tires from our lineup compared to our value benchmark, we rounded up the General AltiMAX RT43, Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum, Laufenn G FIT AS and RIKEN Raptor HR for a Real World Road Ride and Performance Track Drive.

  • Feb 10, 2015
    Video

    Kumho Tire Ecsta LX Platinum Part 3

    Part 3 of the Kumho Tire Ecsta LX Platinum training

  • Dec 23, 2014
    Video

    Kumho Tire Ecsta LX Platinum Part 1

    Part 1 of the Kumho Tire LX Platinum training.

  • Feb 27, 2009
    Video

    Tested: Is Platinum the New Gold Standard in Grand Touring All-Season Tires? I Tire Rack

    The Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum Grand Touring All-Season tire was conceived specifically for North American drivers and road conditions and designed to place its performance among product category leaders.