Very nice tire for the price. I used a larger size then stock at 235/40R18 for my 15 Mitsubishi Lancer and they ride quiet, smooth, well balanced and responsive. I cant comment on road noise much as your going to get it with any lower budget low profile tire. The grip on these tires is good, Its May and still averaging 10 degrees Celsius here so I will update when it is warmer outside when I feel more confident in throwing the car into a corner harder. All in all very impressed with my first set of Kumho's.
Decent for summer and wet conditions. Snow is ok. Depending on if it is dry snow or slush. Ice driving doesn't happen unless I'm in 4 wheel lock. And tread wear is ok. Overall pretty good for stock tires
Got these with my new car. Great snow tires. The braking traction is fantastic. Even on glare 2 inch thick ice. The ABS barely even kicked in. This past winter was quite intense. So I had a lot of different conditions to try these tires on. While they do struggle a little with ice at low speed. Like at a stop, or hard braking on ice. They did tend to grab once the speed drops. I've planted the brakes in hard packed snow and the car just stopped like I was on dry pavement. If your looking for a safe tire for winter I would suggest this tire for sure. I found the road noise to be okay. At higher speeds the noise is less noticeable.
I often drive on small back roads at 90km/h (speed limit). You often get sections of ice on these types of roads. The tires go over this type of debris like it is just some rocks or something. It doesn't affect the traction at all. However you will notice a slight lack of grip if you hit ice like this while cornering. But that is to be expected. I found the very minimal reaction in those situations to be very predictable. Of course it is best to keep the car in a rolling state (not accelerating or decelerating) as this give the tires the best chance to find traction. (that is true for any tire)
Wet/slush type conditions were no problem at all. The handling of the tire lacks a little and this is why the wet and handling scores are a little lower, but it is still pretty good. I ran about 8000KM on these from new. They start out at 11/32 as brand new. My rears are at 10/32 and fronts are around 9/32 (slightly more than 9). To me this seems pretty good wear. (FWD so the fronts will wear a little more)
Dry conditions. The tire works fine, but is not a performance tire in dry conditions. It lacks cornering, and is noisy compared to set of summer tires. This of course is to be expected.