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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
km, 18 Apr 2017
Carina Carina wagon
5 out of 5
Good tire for highway / country road
They are the Korean made KH17, Ive done 48000k on this set, not at the wear indicators yet. Ive been running them at 42psi (low profile) on a 2 litre manual 1300kg front wheel drive car with 2° camber doing just under 600k a week mostly on winding country roads. Rotated regularly, rebalanced once. Still nice even wear on all tires. They are good in the wet and dry, very quiet, overall I'm very happy with them. Averaging 7.7L/100k I don't know how much of that is the tires or just the pressure they are at. Previously used kuhmo ecsta spt which hang on like crap on a nappy but only getting at best 25000k. KU22 on AU XR8 also very sticky but gets low k's. I now have a set for my 2000 Subaru outback but these are made in Vietnam. The performance of this set of tires will determine if my long time love of Kuhmo tires will be stoked or extinguished.
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3.4 out of 5
Raven9r, 01 Mar 2017
2007 Toyota Camry Altise
3.4 out of 5
Value For Money Tyres
I own a 2007 Toyota Camry Altise and have now done around 93K kms on two sets of these tyres. First set lasted around 49500 kms with vehicle fuel economy around 10-11km/ltr. The second set lasted around 42800kms with fuel economy around 11-12km/ltr. The tyre guys sold me these tyres as "Good mileage, fuel saver and generally safe" tyres. Tyres were regularly balanced and rotated every 10000kms. No pot holes or pavement meetings were met. Vehicle used daily to work and back.The first set: I used them on the vehicle manufacturers recommended tyre pressures (31PSi). They gave quiet and smooth ride, but loose in the cornering, and the wet (well below average grip). Opinion - Guess the side walls are weak and thin for standard pressures and found too much tyre roll - as the Camry rear end could not corner and was loosing grip around some corners and the wet was a hazard - even at low speed.The second set, I used them on the tyre guys recommended pressure (38PSi). This set was more noisy at that pressure, but the grip improved in the dry and wet. As can be seen above, slight fuel economy improvement as well. Mileage went down by around 20%. Opinion - This is more performance I would expect for a passenger vehicle tyre, but the mileage is really not good. (I haven't even driven the vehicle as if I stole it!)General conclusion - I will never buy these tires again for any of my vehicles. I will not even recommend them to the old folks! The tyre quality, I have experienced, is too unpredictable and disappointing. Guess, you get what you pay for...
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4.2 out of 5
Tim, 27 Feb 2017
2001 subaru liberty rx
4.2 out of 5
Would NOT buy again
Bought then about 5 months ago told they were a good midrange tyre, 20,000 k's in and 3 are needing replacement, the other one with 10,000 k's which I had to get replaced after popping the side wall, is half way through its treadlife, never buying again, very disappointed in the quality of tyre
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5 out of 5
Gibbo, 08 Jan 2017
Toyota Camry Sportivo V6
5 out of 5
Comfort handling and quiet
Great value for money and great on the road. Will definitely use again. Alot quieter than cheaper brands. Seem to hold the road really well and getting great milage also. Have used kumho tyres on all my vehicles and won't use anything else. Very very highly recommended product. Thanks Ben.
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5 out of 5
Gebbo, 23 Dec 2016
Lexus Lexus LS400
5 out of 5
Good match for Lexus LS
Very quiet. Put them on my Lexus LS400, very smooth, but only lasted 20,000 K's, but this was due to poor alignment. Inside and center of tyre still perfect. Will buy again. Rear tyres still like new, so it wasnt the tyres fault. All these people complaining about wearing out - must be bad drivers! lol
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4.2 out of 5
Ric, 19 Nov 2016
2016 Hyundai accent
4.2 out of 5
Kumho Solus KH17 poor mileage
I bought a new Hyundai accent which came with these tyres the car is 13 months old not only are these tyres noises and they don't last long At 15000 kilometers they are no longer legal and had to be changed Unfortunately I can't recommend these tyres to anyone and myself I wouldn't buy them not after the poor run l had 15000 kilometers is pretty much a joke
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5 out of 5
Dejan M., 31 Jul 2016
Hyundai I 45 Premium
5 out of 5
Very good job Kumho
I have Hyundai I45 premium ( 2013 ) and Kumho Solus 17 ( 225 - 45 - 18 ) were the standard fitment on the car. At the moment the car has just over 74.000 km on the clock and they are still legal ( only just but hey....), so I can't figure out people complaining about durability . Mind you it is all done mostly on the freeway , but I do like my corners , and I do accelerate properly , sharp driving , I am not dragging around ( I am riding sports bikes too , and ride them properly ) . I keep the pressure at 36PSI with regular check ups. In the beginning I tried 40 PSI ,but they started to wear the middle , so I dropped it down to 36PSI. No wear on the edges , alignment was only done when I bought the car and never again . Dry grip was fantastic , you can push as much as you want , they stay planted. It is the front wheel car ( with active suspension being the top of the range ) , and with a bit of a brake trailing into the corner , the front is going where you point it , but if you go stupid the rear will slide out , although that is probably related to H I 45 ( car dealer was properly scared on demo drive ...).In the wet still decent but I never pushed like mad in the wet , so I cant comment. For spirited drive in the wet , no problems , and no aquaplaning on the flooded freeway at 110km/h when most Australians simply stop their car in emergency lane or drag themselves at 30km/h on freeway with hazard lights on..... Regarding the noise , I 45 is producing a bit more noise then our Honda Accord (2013 , current model ) on Michelins but again I think it is the Honda thing......( overall refinement of that car is just unbelievable , and in a league of its own ) . For me , fantastic tyre that fits its purpose and I am probably going to replace them with same or similar for Kumho ( regarding the price , it just makes them even better ). There are tyres that grip better , but they are going to cost me like a first love and will wear out much quicker . No thank you....
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5 out of 5
Steve F., 25 Jul 2016
Hyundai i45 .
5 out of 5
Good tyre
I can't understand these guys whining about getting 20K-30K out of them, God only knows how they drive to get so little out of a reasonably durable tyre. I had 18" ones on my new Hyundai i45, just got 65K from the fronts, bought 2 new ones, then got to 75K on the rears, after which I rotated the new ones on the front with 10K on them to the rear and 2 new for the front. I usually put about 4psi more than the label says in them. I find them excellent in the dry and pretty good in the wet and the wear also very good, firm ride, but the low profile and hard suspension in the i45 contribute to that anyway. I would class myself a moderately agressive driver in style and travel a lot on mountain roads in the country as well as the city, so overall a pretty good tyre.
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4.2 out of 5
Steve S, 13 Jun 2016
2014 Kia rio gdi
4.2 out of 5
Very Noisy and wore out in under 30 thousand kilometres.
These tyres were horrendously noisy. The dealer thought it was a chipped wheel bearing that was to blame...but no it was the tyres! On the strength of this experience I will never buy Kumho tyres ever again.Handling was reasonable in the wet and dry but in no way offset the ridiculously short life and droning noise that drove me crazy. Changed to Toyo nano energy and it's all Good.
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3.2 out of 5
austman69au, 06 Jun 2016
2014 Kia Rio 1.6 hatch
3.2 out of 5
Do not buy
I bought a new Kia Rio 2014 that had these tyres and have had to replace them after only 21000km. The tyres were rotated every 5000km and wheel alingment done at 10000 and 20000km.Not only did they have very poor wear they were excessively noisy and gave a very harsh ride.As an older driver I could not say how they handle or corner at speed but even if I was inclined to I would not recommend anyone try as the quality of these tyes are way below the required standard.These tyes should not be fitted to any car especially a new car.Would be better if they were shredded and made into door mats.
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4.4 out of 5
Handyman, 19 Apr 2016
2012 Kia Rio UB Automatic
4.4 out of 5
Not sure about the mixed reviews???
I bought a new Kia Rio with these tyres fitted as OEM. Seemed OK but ride was a bit harsh. Tyres rotated and wheel alignment at 10K. These tyres were worn by 20K and I am a mature age driver trying to save fuel.I could not recommend these tyres for the Kia Rio. Currently running Bridgeston PZX (Performance) as limited options for 195/55 x 16. These are smoother and quieter( when new) and at 38psi. These are wearing on the edges and although the local Bridgestone dealer says I should get 40K he also agrees I will only get around 20K the way they are wearing. Wheel alignments and rotations have been done.Has anyone else had a similar experience with the UB 2012 on Kia Rio?
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5 out of 5
Mason, 08 Apr 2016
82 82 GL Meteor
5 out of 5
budget tyre. excellent performance
get 60000km+ on these tyres and grip well in rain snow or shine. couldnt get better value for money would reccomend these tyres to anyone looking for reliable budget tyres. for 13" tyres only cost me $90 each.
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5 out of 5
DaveJ.2014, 18 Feb 2016
2011 Honda Odyssey
5 out of 5
Kumho KH17 21560r16
Bought these tyres based on reviews and recommendations. My Mitchelin primacy 3st need replacing and the store didn't stock them so the Kumho's were recommended. First impressions good, nice and quite, grip on dry road good.I had driven about 4000/5000km when we had our first major rains. Wife complained to me that the car was skidding/sliding in the wet weather. Checked the pressure 32psi, phoned around, send emails to Kumho (via their web page). The store where they got fitted contacted me, they checked them out. All good, they said the tyre pressure should be 35psi / not 32psi - Kumho's recommendations. Great - makes a big difference now, car feels much safer. BUT not a word from Kumho! So if Kumho every read this - Your customer services sucks - I'll never buy your tyres again.
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5 out of 5
Leo, 17 Dec 2015
Honda Accord
5 out of 5
Good endurance tyres
I just replaced the complete set of Kumho KH17 tyres of my Honda Accord. I did not expect it to last over 70,000 kms but it did. The Kumho were replacement of the original tyres Michellin fitted, which for comparison only lasted for about 55,000 kms. I chose Kumho at that time because they were cheaper than other known brands. I can't comment on the performance, road handling, grip and noise because I'm no expert. However they seem to be ok in these aspects. I did not have problems. I drive the car mostly on highways and in suburban areas. I've now replaced the KH17 with their apparently much improved Kumho Ecowing KH27 at the suggestion of Kmart Auto Tyre Service staff.
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5 out of 5
Noels, 11 Sep 2015
Holden Cruze
5 out of 5
Great tyres
Great tyres. I am replacing original tyres on my Holden Cruze, they have lasted over 70,000 km! These tyres have lasted longer than any other type of tyre that I have had on previous cars. Would not hesitate in recommending this brand to anyone. Will be replacing with the same type and hopefully will last just as long.
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