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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
Paul, 10 Aug 2015
I20
5 out of 5
Great mileage, 100 000+ kms!!!
I bought a new i20 from Hyundai and have driven over a 100 000kms from the original set and never had to put any air in them.
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5 out of 5
Agata Frezza, 10 Aug 2015
Hyundai
5 out of 5
Smashing tryers to suit your style
Great alloy wheels made a big difference on the new car strongly recommend it gave the extra touch to give the car the right final balance for it to preform better on the road for safety purpose and reliability. It also has distinguished from the other basic models and high class look
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5 out of 5
Toni, 10 Jun 2015
Mercedes-Benz C220Cdi
5 out of 5
OK tyres for the price but quality... not sure!
bought a set of 4, rotated every 10K, pressure checked regularly, drive mostly on freeways. With still 4.5mm of thread left on them, one came "separated" after a lengthy investigation and concluded that it was a manufacturing fault Kumho refunded $20 what an insult even my local tyre guy was scratching his head saying "not good for the brand's image, is it?".Plus: reasonable cheap to purchase by comparison, noise level lowMinus: unpredictable quality for something that your life depends onIf you are on a budget, buy it, they are OK. If however you can spare a few more dollars do what I did, stop experimenting with no-names and go back and stick with Pirelli and the like, since after 27 years I never ever had an issue and they all lasted in vicinity of 85000 Km plus and from what I am hearing if there is ever, throughout the entire life of the tyre, a quality issue, they replace the tyre no question whatsoever.
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5 out of 5
earlofsandwich, 16 May 2015
2003 Volvo XC70
5 out of 5
Great value for money, quiet, sidewalls not strong enough
Put a set of these on my Volvo XC70, and was very happy with the price and the high grip level. They have a very straight tread pattern, meaning that they are very quiet on the open road. I do find that there is a lot of sideways movement in the size configuration for my car (215/65/16), it really feels like the sidewalls are not strong or reinforced enough. In the first 12 months, I had to replace two rear tyres due to side wall fractures (although we have a rather precarious driveway, where the concrete has lifted in a section due to tree roots, so that doesn't help!). While certainly NOT a performance tyre, I would imagine that these tyres would suit for all passenger cars, especially those who spend a long time on the freeway.
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5 out of 5
micdal22, 06 Mar 2015
2008 Toyota Prius
5 out of 5
Kumho Solus KH17, Good tyre and good value
Had these tyres for just over 4 years on a Toyota Prius 2008.I got 62,000Km without having to do regular rotations (I did shift the front ones to the back on one occasion, as the front tend to wear faster).Their handling was good and the Kms is what I would expect, so I think it is a fairly good tyre. Would be happy to use again.
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5 out of 5
nbmoller, 18 Feb 2015
5 out of 5
Very Good Value
I replaced my children Camry tyres with these Kuhmo KH17 , besides being very good value the wet handling and stopping was considerably better. These are the second set of Kuhmo I have purchased, I have them on my SUV.I would find it hard to say that you could be the bang for buck , quality and safety aspects.
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5 out of 5
nene45, 16 Feb 2015
5 out of 5
Great value
I agree with Sean. They are also the best tyres I've ever had. Mine, too, were new on my Holden JG Cruze, bought 3 years ago, and I am also about to replace them after 90000kms. Khumo Solus KH17 205/60 R16. I'm getting the same again, and they're only $116.00.
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5 out of 5
Kennedy, 13 Nov 2014
5 out of 5
2012 i45 with 65K on my KH17s
Disagree with you DJ, my new i45 Feb 2012 65000km Solus KH17 205 60 r16 tyres served me so well, I want them replaced with the same tyres. I drive the car everyday and serve my customers in them, and find complete satisfaction in handling and corners and bends and descended quite a few trips to the mountain ranges by now.
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5 out of 5
Sean.t, 30 Oct 2014
5 out of 5
Best tyres i have ever had!
I was given these tyres on my new Holden cruze 3 years ago and 90,000 kms later i am just about to get new ones. I am a rep on the road doing many kms and think they have been great if not unbelievable! No one else can believe it either!
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5 out of 5
Greg, 21 Oct 2014
5 out of 5
Value for money tyre
My 2009 KIA Cerato SLI came standard with 215 X 45 X 17 Kumho Solus KH17's.Good performance in the dry. Good performance under braking. Only average performance in the wet when new, As more kilometres were placed on the tyres, wet weather performance decreased further.Last week I replaced the tyres at 48,200. They were still legal, not quite down to the tread wear markers. However over the last few thousand kilometres the Kumho's did not handle well. Like as if the tyre walls themselves had lost strength or rigidity. (I even tried increasing the air pressure slightly to counter this effect).To be fair, the tyres were now over six years old.I replaced the tyres with the same type, simply because for $118 they do represent value for money. Also I have heard that Kumho have improved the KH17. Certainly the new Kumho tyres feel great so far. They also seem quieter than the original ones.Looking for fantastic performance, look elsewhere. Looking for value, these tyres are a sensible choice.
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4.6 out of 5
dj, 21 Oct 2014
4.6 out of 5
Not the tyre for me
I purchased a new i45. in 2012 fitted with kumho solus kh 17 tyres. after 12 months I noticed vibration through the front wheels. had this checked out because the noise was becoming unbearable. hyundia dealer advised cupping of tyres and recommended wheel alignment and rotation . this was done with little improvement . tyres will need replacement soon [ now 45000 km]. will not buy again.
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5 out of 5
Thelma T, 21 Oct 2014
2005 Holden Commodore
5 out of 5
Gteat quality tyre
Very durable tyre. I bought two Kumho tyres over 2 and half years ago. I ve driven for 40000 kilo metres. The two kumho tyres are still looking fresh. The grip of the car on road has improved significantly after the installation of kumho tyres as well. I m really impressed with the quality oof the brand!
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5 out of 5
Dave, 25 Aug 2014
5 out of 5
Great Tyres
I drive a Hyundai Accent with Kumho Solus KH17 195/50 R16 tyres and have just clocked up 67000km.They are quiet, great in the wet and dry with a comfortable ride. They get rotated every 15000km, wheel alignment gets done every 15-20k and tyre pressure is checked at 35psi every couple of weeks with mainly suburban highway driving.I could probably squeeze it to 70000km and still be legal but am replacing now with the same tyres as I have no issues with them at all.
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5 out of 5
Jules, 25 Aug 2014
Ford Fairmont wagon
5 out of 5
Best value
Used many brands on my old Ford Fairmont but the Kumho s are the best value for price, wear and sidewall strength on dirt roads. Easy to find a dealer. I even put Kumhos on my luxury car that had Michelin Primacys and so far almost as good. Actually better because I saved $400 on the set!
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4.2 out of 5
Dav, 21 Feb 2014
4.2 out of 5
Short- lived
Sold to me by Tyre Power in country South Australia as a quiet long lasting tyre supporting great bang for your buck.Well.... Not exactly. Fitted to a 2008 Ford Focus Hatch driving 90% country roads and highways i was forever replacing balancing weights and rotating tyres. Run them at 38psi. Yes they were quiet but at 38,000kms all four are illegal. Thinking Dunlop 300E or Goodyear Excellence 195/66R15
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