Kumho Solus KH16 Review & Buying Guide

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Kumho tires have been around for over 60 years. The brand was built on integrity and has an innovative approach to tires.  The company has a desire to provide optimal service while delivering an outstanding driving experience to customers all around the world.   It is no wonder why so many individuals trust this brand.  It is no different with the Kumho Solus KH16.  

Our Kumho Solus KH16 review has proven that many car owners are impressed with this tire.  In this review, we delve into the pros, cons, and features.  We will discuss treadwear, performance in wet, dry, and snowy conditions, and give our take on comfort.  Warranty information and price, as well as tire sizes and makes and models the Solus KH16 fit on, will be provided too.  

If you want to learn more, continue reading our Kumho Solus KH16 review! 

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Treadwear

Featuring an all-season tread compound that is molded into asymmetric tread design, the full-depth circumferential and multiple lateral grooves are used to provide year round traction in both rain and light snow. On the inside, twin steel belts are bolstered by nylon belt edge strips to implement high-speed stability and durability, while polyester body plies produce casing strength and a smooth ride.

Dry Performance

Dry performance is excellent for the Kumho Solus KH16 tire.  Steering response in dry conditions did quite well, with cornering stability rated just under this.

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Wet Performance

As far as wet conditions go, it has good traction on damp roads.  The hydroplaning resistance is not too bad either.  

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Snow Performance

Winter performance only fares well on the Kumho Solus KH16 tires.  They perform best in light snow traction but take a huge hit on deep snow traction.  However, they perform slightly better on icy roads than in deep snow. 

One driver said these were the tires that came with this car and he would never put anything different on them.  He feels that they handle great and are dependable, lasting more than 90,000 miles for him. 

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Comfort

We were impressed with the ride comfort.  There was not a lot of noise, which provided for a smooth ride.  

How is their warranty?

Kumho presents a 6-year or 60,000-mile tread warranty on the Solus KH16. However, the mileage will be reduced by 50% if the rear tires are a different size than the front tires. Treadlife warranties only apply to the original owner and vehicle upon which the set of tires was initially installed. typically do not apply to tires fitted as Original Equipment on new vehicles (unless specifically included by the tire manufacturer).  Tire uniformity is warranted for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of wear.

Materials and workmanship are granted for 6-years and include free replacement during the first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is provided for the remaining time or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

If there is irregular wear on the Kumho tire, or the tire is presented by another person besides the original purchaser, the warranty will not be in effect.  The tires should also not be fitted on anything other than the original vehicle.  Ozone or weather cracking from 4 years after the tire was stamped will also not be covered. 

How much do they cost?

The Kumho Solus KH16 tires start at about $60.  Promotional deals, coupons, and codes can often be used to obtain the tire at a lower price.  Many times you can check the company’s website to see if there are any rebates available. 

Customer Reviews

Positive Reviews

"I replaced the dealer installed BF Goodrich tires with the Kuhmo KH16 tires. My Avalon now drives like a different car! I feel very confident driving in wet and dry conditions. I am looking forward to see how they handle in the snow. I am sure I will not be dissapointed!"

Tire Rack

"I have over 187K miles on this car and have tried Michelin, Yokohama and Dunlop but these Kumho beats them all hands down. They handle great, give me better gas mileage and are VERY quiet. I couldnt have asked for more from a tire even if they costed twice as much. These tires are a steal at the price! Totally satisfied."

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Negative Reviews

"These are the factory installed tire by Dodge, why Dodge would install such an unreliable unwarrantiable tire is beyond me. The first set went at 30000 the second set installed by the dealer and as the factory tire are shot at 17000, they have 6 year 60000 rating on Kuhmo's website, utter BS, at the price of these tires you be able to get more 17k out of them. It is a dodge journey not a SRT! Tires were rotated with every oil change religiously, still wore out unevenly do not waste your money."

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Conclusion

We hoped you enjoyed reading our Kumho Solus KH16 review.  With this information, you will be able to make an educated decision on if the Kumho Solus KH16 is the right tire for you.  Affordably priced, this Kumho tire does great in wet and dry conditions and is super quiet.  With many sizes, it can fit many models and makes so you can get where you need to go. 

What vehicles do these tires fit?

The Kumho Solus KH16 tires come in a wide variety of sizes.  They measure 14 to 19 inches and will fit on a variety of makes and models.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • Acura 3.2 TL, TSX, Legend
  • BMW 740i, 325i
  • Civic Lx
  • Buick Terazza, Regal
  • Chevrolet Cobalt, S10, Equinox
  • Chrysler 300, Pacifica, Town and Country
  • Dodge Magnum, Journey, Grand Caravan
  • Ford 500, Taurus, Focus, Escort, Flex 
  • Honda Accord, Civic, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey
  • Hyundai Entourage, Elantra, Sonata, Accent
  • Infiniti M35
  • Kia Forte, Optima, Sedona
  • Lincoln LS, Town Car
  • Mazda6, Mazda3
  • Nissan Altima, Sentra
  • Subaru Outback, Forester, Impreza WRX, Legacy
  • Toyota Camry, Matrix, Highlander, Sienna, Prius, RAV4, Corolla
  • Volkswagen Passat

These tires were original equipment for:

  • Hyundai Azera TG [2006 .. 2011]
  • Hyundai Sonata NF I Restyling [2008 .. 2010]
  • Hyundai Avante HD [2006 .. 2010]
  • Hyundai Verna MC [2005 .. 2010]
  • Hyundai Equus VI [2009 .. 2016]
  • Kia Lotze MG Facelift [2008 .. 2010]
  • Kia Optima MG Restyling [2009 .. 2010]
  • Kia Opirus Restyling [2006 .. 2010]
  • Kia Amanti l Restyling [2006 .. 2010]
  • Kia Carnival VQ [2006 .. 2014]
  • Kia Sedona VQ [2006 .. 2014]
  • Kia Carens UN [2006 .. 2012]

Tire Sizes Available

14 inches

  • P185/60R14 82H BSW
  • P195/60R14 85H BSW
  • P185/65R14 85H BSW

15 inches 

  • P195/55R15 84V BSW
  • P195/55R15 84V BSW
  • P195/60R15 87H BSW
  • P205/60R15 90H BSW
  • P215/60R15 93H BSW
  • P185/65R15 86H BSW
  • P195/65R15 89T BSW
  • P205/65R15 92H BSW
  • P215/65R15 95H BSW

16 inches

  • P205/50R16 86H BSW
  • P195/55R16 86V BSW
  • P205/55R16 89H BSW
  • P215/55R16 91H BSW
  • P225/55R16 94H BSW
  • P235/55R16 98H BSW
  • P205/60R16 91H BSW
  • P215/60R16 94H BSW
  • P225/60R16 97H BSW
  • P235/60R16 99H BSW
  • P205/65R16 94H BSW
  • P215/65R16 96H BSW
  • 225/70R16 102T BSW

17 inches 

  • 215/45R17 91V BSW
  • P215/45R17 87H BSW
  • 205/50R17 93V XL BSW
  • P215/50R17 90V BSW
  • P225/50R17 93H BSW
  • P235/50R17 95H BSW
  • P215/55R17 93V BSW
  • P225/55R17 95H BSW
  • 225/55R17 101V BSW
  • P235/55R17 98V BSW
  • P215/60R17 95H BSW
  • P225/60R17 98H BSW
  • 235/60R17 102T BSW
  • 255/60R17 106H BSW
  • P215/65R17 98H BSW
  • P225/65R17 100T BSW
  • P235/65R17 103H BSW
  • P245/65R17 105T BSW

18 inches 

  • P245/45R18 96V BSW
  • P225/50R18 94V BSW
  • P235/50R18 97V BSW
  • P225/55R18 97H BSW
  • P235/55R18 99H BSW
  • 255/55R18 109V XL BSW
  • P225/60R18 99H BSW

19 inches 

  • 225/55R19 99T BSW
  • 225/55R19 99H BSW

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