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Kumho Tyres SOLUS KH17

4.8 stars overall rating (based on 64 reviews)
77% of reviewers would buy this tyre again
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An innovative, new tyre design developed specifically for handling the rigours of urban driving. With a silica based tread compound and a non-directional tread design, the Solus KH17 offers lower noise levels and good wet and dry traction for a more comfortable ride.

The Solus KH17 has placed first for two consecutive years in tyre tests held by Russian Automotive Magazine, Za Rulem, and was also rated "Very Recommended" by ACAC Motorwelt Magazine.

Features:

  • Non directional tread design
  • Low noise levels
  • Better ride comfort
  • Good wet and dry traction

OEM supplier for:

  • Hyundai: i10, i20, Accent, Azera
  • Kia: Rio, Forte, K3
  • GM Holden: Spark, Cruze.
64 reviews
What other drivers are saying
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5 out of 5
mavmarek, 15 Aug 2017
5 out of 5
OK but Aussie version made in CHINA!!!! 215 60 16
The Tyre has a huge 'Kumho Solos KH17' logo on sidewall of the Tyre and it looks like you are driving an advertising board (unpaid of course).Disappointed that even now Korea is outsourcing itself to China. As such, not cheap considering where its made (ER30 made in Australia and cost $149 ea).Also no UTAG rating so UTAG in US is 400 but I have to wait and see.Doesn't brake as good (i.e. doesn't pull up as fast) as previous tires Bridgestone ER30 which is (standard OEM Tyre on VT commodore).Can feel tyres have higher rolling resistance and as I have to drive car harder and also slows down on hills that is would have previously coasted down at speed (same Tyre pressures as previous tyres 32 PSI all round).Harder sidewall so ride not as plush as Bridgestone ER30's.I will go back to Bridgestone ER30's next time even the ER30's don't grip great in the wet.Have to try KH17 in wet - tread pattern look like it should be good.
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4.2 out of 5
KombiesRule, 15 Jul 2017
4.2 out of 5
Would not recommend
Fitted to Chrysler Voyager (People mover van). Only lasted 23,000K's which I did in about 19 months normal city travel. Recommended by Tyre shop near me to suit vehicle. They are a budget tyre but when I got them fitted in Nov 2009 for $298 including wheel balance which is standard I thought they were a pretty good deal. They drive and handle well but have a very low and poor life span. Will never buy again. Both tyres were at the front of the vehicle which is quite heavy and front wheel drive also.
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4.2 out of 5
RustyStainless, 12 Jul 2017
2010 NT NT Pajero Exceed
4.2 out of 5
They are cheap for a reason
Looking back, I bought these tyres because they were cheap and seemed to be getting good reviews for their handling. However, as soon as they were fitted to the car I realised that there was hardly any tread depth and that they were, in effect, half worn compared to an expensive tyre. I can not complain about the handling, but after just 10,000 km on my 2010 Pajero they are now worn out and I am looking for new tyres. I think I with pay more and get tyres with decent tread depth from the start. By the way, the Pajero was only being used to the weekends for leisure driving and has never been used for towing. VERY DISAPPOINTED.
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5 out of 5
Racer Boy, 12 Jul 2017
Mazda 6 Sports
5 out of 5
Another great product from Kumho!!
I have found these tyres to be excellent value for money for our family car. They are at least as good as much more expensive tyres and seem to handle really well wet or dry roads. The cars performance has always been excellent - Mazda 6 Sports and these certainly add to the experience of driving. WE tend to run the tyres a little over pressure and the wear pattern seems more even and consistent. VERY happy with these and will definitely be looking for the same when we replace them. I would recommend you do a careful price comparison and don't let the shop push you into an alternative based on their need to push a particular brand!!Enjoy!!
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5 out of 5
Matt M., 11 Jul 2017
2006 Hyundai Getz, BMW X5 sport.
5 out of 5
Good quality tyres, good prices
Fitted these tyres to both vehicles recently, and have noticed they are very quiet tyres, little road noise and still as responsive as higher priced tyres.They look good on the rim, with no ugly writing or daft pictures on the face of them.Very happy with fuel economy too, as I have noticed the range on the little car improve almost 50kms per tank.
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5 out of 5
DrBob737, 11 Jul 2017
BMW 320D
5 out of 5
Korean general use radial great buy
Therese tyres if you drive sensibly gets around 70,000km Qld dry roads with some wet weather use. Admittedly most of this is highway roads and so with 34psi tyre pressure all round it's solid and firm on the highway. H ave been using Kumh o tyres for the past ten years with no issues. Great wear, excellent on road, treat is good right yup to 70k. Recommend
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5 out of 5
TREV, 07 Jul 2017
kia
5 out of 5
smooth driving
these kumho tyres were the originals on my kia and I got over 60000k's out of them before replacing themadmittedly all these were on paved roads but I considered it great value over the distance driven I am on my second set of the same tyres and with 17450k's up, the tread is as new, not worn at allI get a smooth, quite, even ride,I can feel completely safe with these tyres, they corner well and give a good ride in all road and weather conditionsI thoroughly recommend kumho tyres with complete confidence
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5 out of 5
Baz, 06 Jul 2017
2014 VW Passat wagon
5 out of 5
Great feel, performance and economy, one of the best.
A Great tyre. Wet weather performance gives a very confident feeling with good grip and long distance trips proving solid economy. These are the second set on my Passat wagon and won't be my last. The lateral stability is very noticable and cornering is very much a fuss free exercise.
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5 out of 5
gil, 05 Jul 2017
volkswagon golf
5 out of 5
good allround performence
tyres provide a quiet smooth ride while a low fiction drag giving all round better performance and handling .long lasting high milage tyre good wet and dry weather handling and general driving .have done 54000km on tyres still have plenty of tread and nil puntures .handle rough allweather dirt and made roads with ease highly recommend
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4.2 out of 5
wambat, 05 Jul 2017
2011 holden Cruze
4.2 out of 5
they don't perform like the original ones
After 75000kms I decided it was time to replace the tyres with the same type and brand, but to my surprise they needed a double go at wheel balancing and wheel alignment. The bad part about my misfortune I had to pay for the service because I bought the tyres and with all their problems. But finally the wobble from the front went but the alignment has a tendency to wander to either left or right. These tyres are not as good as the original, althought they still stick to the road, wet or dry. So far I have done 22000kms but it is a far cry from the 75000kms I done with the originals.
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5 out of 5
P K, 28 Jun 2017
2011 Ford Fiesta
5 out of 5
Fuel efficient
I have 2011 Ford Fiesta. I recently bought Kumho solus tyres for my car. These tyres are fuel efficient as I can drive 100 kms for 8 litres only whereas earlier tyres gave only 9lt/100 km. Great value for money and great on the road. Hope these tyres would last for 40,000 km or more.
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4.2 out of 5
beemerboy, 04 Jun 2017
SUBARU OUTBACK
4.2 out of 5
2 tyres have bubbled
These tyres seem to wear quite ok but i got a dome bubble on the outside of the tyre aporox a 10 cent piece in dia so decided to buy another one to replace but now another tyre has done the same thing so i believe i will steer clear of KH17 when it comes renewal time
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5 out of 5
while-the-goings-good..., 25 May 2017
2008 Ford Focus Hatch
5 out of 5
Not bad....
Lasted 32,000kms on a 2008 Ford Focus hatch. Car did mainly Highway driving and about 5-8000km around town.Found tyres were sold for a very competetive price and were quiet on road and performed eell in the wet. But due to soft rubber compound didnt last as long as Id hoped.Purchased Goodyears again as we wanted a tyre to go the distance.
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5 out of 5
thebigwoodsie, 23 May 2017
2007 Hyundai i30 SLX Turbo Diesel
5 out of 5
Better than I thought
I was a bit apprehensive in changing the tyres on my 2007 Hyundai i30 SLX diesel to Kumho Solus KH17. The tyres that were on the car were Toyo Eco's. The Kumho's are more grippy and quieter than the Toyo's which was a surprise as I was under the impression that the Kumho's were a cheaper and more inferior tyre than the Toyo's. I'm not sure how good they are in the wet as yet as where I live we haven't had much in the way of rain for quite some time. Please to say that I am currently happy with the Kumho's.
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5 out of 5
Mohsen, 15 May 2017
2013 Hyundai accent
5 out of 5
not bad but not good...
I had these tyres as original one on my Hyundai accent when I bought it 3 years ago. it suppose to work at least for 50000 km but I had to change them all around 45000 km as they were not good enough on the road. I found yokuhama with cheaper price and better quality.
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