Kumho Solus KL21 Sizes & review

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The SOLUS KL21 is Kumho’s Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire developed for the driver of crossovers, sport utility vehicles and prestigious pickups looking for year-round capabilities. Many of the SOLUS KL21 tires meet Kumho’s eco* standard for low rolling resistance that confirms the tire’s contribution to reducing vehicle fuel consumption and emission of CO2 gases. The Solus KL21 is designed to combine ride comfort and low noise with year-round handling and traction, even in light snow.

The SOLUS KL21 uses Kumho’s High Dispersible Silica (HDS) tread compound to reduce rolling resistance and strengthen the rubber to promote even wear. The compound is molded into a symmetric bamboo‑inspired tread design that provides all-season traction in dry, wet and wintertime conditions.

The tire’s internal structure features twin, high-tensile steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon to combine strength and low rolling resistance while a High Intensity Body Ply reduces heat generation and casing energy losses.

*Specific sizes featuring Low Rolling Resistance technology are identified as such on the Sizes tab, as well as on the tire’s Specs tab.

7 COMMENTS

  1. These tires came on the vehicle new. After 33,000 miles, no thumps, bumps, flatspotting, etc. Handles and rides almost as well as they did when new. Great fuel mileage. But don’t take these in the snow. Horrible forward bite and stability. These shouldn’t be rated as all-season. I believe with the tread remaining that 50000 miles life is a possibility. Would buy again if I lived in the south or switched to winters in November.

  2. By far the best OE tires we’ve had yet. They just work, and the treadwear has been fantastic. They’re just about to the wear bars now at just over 72000 miles. We could definitely push them further, but a trip up north that’s going to likely involve snow and we’d prefer a bit more tread depth. If we weren’t doing that trip, we’d run these through this winter and likely next summer as well. These tires seem to like a little bit higher pressure than the car recommends, especially in the front – 40-ish instead of 35psi. Wear is even across the tread on all four tires and at all four corners. These tires are used mostly in city driving day to day, but have gone on multiple 1000-2000 mile road trips. We’ve been caught in snow with them a couple times and they performed fine – as well as I would expect an all-season tire to perform. For clarity, ratings are in the context of/relative to all-season CUV type tires, not specialized tires. They’re not winter snow/ice tires that will let you plow through 18″ drifts over ice without issue. They’re not summer UHP tires, they’re not mud terrains. They’re a great compromise tire for a daily driven small SUV that performs well and lasts a LONG time. This is probably the first time when replacing tires that we didn’t even bother to shop around – no questions asked going with the same thing.

  3. OE Tire on my Dodge Durango – I need to replace them at 22,000 miles – I have rotated the tires 3 times in this time span. Wear is even on all four tires. Honestly the fastest wear out I have ever experienced. My wife has a Jeep Grand Cherokee (basically a 2 row version of a Durango) with Michelin tires – almost identical milage and 70% of the tread left. Considering the price of this tire – your money is better spent elsewhere.

  4. In my case there’s tires are terrible I got them about 5000 miles ago and they are already done I can afford to spend this type of money on tires I’m sorry but In my case these tires didn’t cut it for me I’m switching to a coopercs5 I have heard great things about cooper and they are much cheaper please read this b4 buying

  5. Tires are garbage. Bald in 17,000 miles. They are all 4 evenly bald so I guess that’s about the only good thing.

  6. All four tires are starting to shed small chunks of rubber after only 23000 miles of use. Tire treads are 3/32. I cannot recommend this tire.

  7. The Kumho’s were stock on my 2016 Jeep Patriot. If I drove these outside of the snow belt I’d be quite happy with them; They show minimal, even wear at 23,000 miles and are competent enough tires on dry and wet pavement. However, they are appallingly bad in winter. The term “all season” should not apply to any tire that does not have the industry’s “mountain peak/snowflake” symbol. I replaced these with tires that do have the symbol and the difference in winter performance is remarkable. Lesson learned.

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