Kumho Wintercraft Ice WP51

4.6

Price Range:  USD $89.99 to $158.99

Winter

Passenger Cars /Winter/High Performance

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The WinterCraft ICE WP51 was designed for exceptionalperformance on wet, wintery roads. The directional treaddelivers excellent grip in the snow, with wide lateral groovesto clear snow and water quickly. The interlocking block designalso improves lateral stability for better dry performance.Ideal for passenger, SUVs, and crossover vehicles.

  • Exceptional winter handling, with a directional treaddesigned to clear snow and water quickly
  • Improved dry stability from an advanced interlockingblock design
  • Excellent grip on ice, through a high-dispersioncompound and advanced honeycomb snow-sipes
  • Tread Classification: Directional

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Overall 

4.6

Kumho Wintercraft Ice WP51
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Dry
(4.6)
Wet
(4.8)
Snow
(4.6)
Handling
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.4)
Noise
(4.2)
Treadwear
(4.6)
Overall:
4.6
Dry
5.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
5.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
3.0
Treadwear
4.0

This is my first Kumho ice tire. I had the opportunity to do my testing with the first ice storm. I can say I had no problems, braking, acceleration, cornering. I did push the speed in a big flat corner and I did notice some side slip. So far, I am very happy with my purchase. Price was great.

Size: 175/55R15

Vehicle: 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 4 Dr Sedan SEL 15" option with 1500 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 11/26/2017 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
4.2
Dry
5.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
3.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Noise
5.0
Treadwear
5.0

This is my first set of winter tires ever. With its narrow 6 ft. 1.5 in. (73.5 in.) wheel base, the 2014 smart fortwo ED (Electric Drive) is a difficult car to drive in winter conditions. Even more, it's a difficult car to drive in wet conditions (rainy weather.) So those special considerations had to be taking into account when reviewing winter tires for my car. In my experience, these winter tires will work only if the smart fortwo driver drives very cautiously and avoids aggressive or extreme driving. I've tested these tires on ice and snow roads and as long as I took it easy and drove very conservatively, they performed excellently. They got me up snowed hills where others cars got stuck. They got me up iced hills where I passed others cars that couldn't make it and where my Prius C couldn't even make it. If you own a smart fortwo you know that driving it during even dry conditions requires constant adjustments of the wheel steering. Well, during winter conditions those adjustments are more needed. Yet, these winter tires keep my smart solid on my freeway lane, during blizzard conditions at the speed limits of 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65 mph. I always drive at the speed limits. And during dry conditions all other drivers pass me at greater speed. They go from 5 to 15 miles over the speed limit. During winter conditions I pass other drivers while I'm going at the speed limits. So, these tires give me the confidence to drive my smart fortwo on the freeway, in winter conditions. Finally, these are good tires for my 2014 smart fortwo ED. Just be aware that the only driving you'll be able to do during true winter conditions (Iowa winter) is that of a cautious, reserved driver. Forget the aggressive and the extreme driving. Both will get you on the ditch; winter tires or not.

Size: 155/60R15

Vehicle: 2014 Smart Fortwo 2 Dr Coupe Electric Drive with 611 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 12/29/2016 and is a Cautious, Reserved Driver

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Overall:
4.7
Dry
4.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
5.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
4.0
Treadwear
5.0

One of the best winter tires I have ever used. Finally wore out after over 70,000 km of use over multiple winters. Replaced them with another set of the same type.

Size: 205/55R16

Vehicle: 2008 Pontiac Vibe 4 Dr Hatchback Base with 70000 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 8/12/2016 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
5.0
Dry
5.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
5.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Noise
5.0
Treadwear
5.0

Best winter tires you can get for a compact car

Size: 185/65R14

Vehicle: 1996 Mazda Protege 4 Dr Sedan ES with 12550 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 1/29/2016 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
4.5
Dry
4.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
5.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
4.0
Treadwear
4.0

I'm really glad I bought these tires, I'm enjoying driving in the winter with them very much.

Size: 195/50R15

Vehicle: 2008 Smart Fortwo 2 Dr Convertible Passion Cabrio (155/60R15 74 T 4.5x15) with 1000 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 1/17/2016 and is a Aggressive Driver (Hard Cornering)

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