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Kumho Solus TA11 Review & Buying Guide

Kumho has been in the tire industry since 1960, so they are well aware of how a tire should be built.  They are one of the largest tire producers in the world.  This company has been trusted for years as they produce reliable tires that have amazing performance. The company itself is innovative, always looking for ways to stand out in the tire industry.  Kumho looks at product development, technical progression, environmental awareness, and marketing development through an advanced approach.  They provide optimal service with exceptional driving experiences to customers all across the globe.  

The Kumho Solus TA11 was designed to fit mini-vans, small crossovers, sedans, and subcompacts.  Eighty-nine percent of buyers stated they would purchase this standard touring All-season tire again.

In our Kumho Solus TA11 review, we will give you our take on how well the tires perform. Pros and cons will be provided, as will features and tread wear.  We will delve into the performance on dry, wet, and snowy roads, talk about comfort, give information about the warranty, and go over price.  Lastly, we will provide a list of sizes and give examples of which vehicles the Kumho Solus TA11 fit. 

If you are ready to learn all about this tire, keep reading our Kumho Solus TA11 review. 



Key Features

Performance Review


Kumho has masterminded a new dual silicone carbon tread mixture into an asymmetric tread design that is intended to allow the tire to be cooler for longer treadwear and increased fuel efficiency. It likewise offers extra grip on dry, wet, or snow-covered roadways.

With four thick circumferential channels and notched shoulders that provide reliable traction on wet roads and highways,  Kumho has also added transverse sipes around the tread that give thousands of gripping edges for a better grasp on snow and ice.

Dry Performance

This tire provides excellent dry traction and ride comfort.  Dry traction rates high, while the steering response was just under this.  Cornering stability in dry conditions is also rated well. This tire comes with a T-speed rating.

Wet Performance

As for wet conditions, wet traction was good, while the hydroplaning rated just a smidge under this. One customer stated he could “definitely can feel the difference in cornering and steering responsiveness.”  Another buyer gave a 5 out of 5 on all dry, wet, and winter conditions, stating that he sees all kinds of weather but the Kumho Solus TA11 can handle it all.  

Snow Performance

In winter weather, it did not fare as well but still did OK.  Deep snow traction was slightly better than light snow traction with ice traction in the middle of these.  


We were impressed with the ride comfort as the Kumho Solus TA11 tires provided a smooth and comfortable ride. Potholes will not be an issue as the Escot casing will provide shock-absorbing qualities.   Noise levels prove to be low as well.  

How is their warranty?

With the Kumho tread life warranty, your Solus TA11 tires will be warranted for 6 years or 75, 000 mile. This will only apply to the original owner and vehicle upon which the set of tires was initially installed.   Proof of purchase and vehicle mileage on the original installation date will be required when the claim is turned in. The buyer is also obligated to prove that the tires were properly inflated, rotated, and aligned, replacing worn suspension components as necessary.

Uniformity Warranty for the tires is for the first 2/32″ of wear.

A workmanship and materials warranty provides 6 years or free replacement on the first 2/32″ of wear, then is prorated to final 2/32″ remaining depth.

Under the manufacturer’s road hazard warranty, your Solus TA11 tires are covered for 1 year or the first 2/32″ of wear. With this warranty, complete roadside assistance is also provided.  This is good for tire changing, fuel recovery, battery jumping, and lockout.  

How much do they cost?

The Kumho Solus TA11 starts at about $52.  You can often find promotions, codes, coupons, and other deals for Kumho tires. Make sure to check out the Kumho website to see if any rebates are being offered at the time of your purchase.  One customer said these were the  “Best quality vs price tire purchase I have ever made. Exceed any Cooper or Goodyear tires I have ever owned.”

Customer Reviews

Positive Customer Reviews

"I purchased these tires about 20k miles ago (1 year) and have been happy with the ride and performance in all 4 seasons. The wear is not noticeable as I rotate the tires every 5k miles. My car has 235k miles on it and these will be the last set I purchase for this car and would definitely purchase these again. The last set of tires were Michelins and these are half the costs and have the same performance.The tires do have an inside/outside face so make sure you notify the installer."

"these tires are awesome I have had theses tires for almost 3 years and they still have life left in them I would get recommend theses tires to anyone that needs tire I have always got this brand all of my vehicles have theses on them and they have lasted me awhile rain good handing snow, ice and I like to go on the beach all the time and theses tire work good in sand they live up too there name for all season tires they have never let me down if you are looking for tires theses are the better."

Negative Customer Reviews

"I generally love Kumho tires, never had a bad experience before this set.This is a pretty great tire all around, except now that they've got a little wear, they're slipping like crazy in the rain.I've got a little more than 10,000 miles on them, and the tread still looks like new. These should easily be a 50,000-75,000 mile tire, but in the wet, after they've got a little wear on them, they slide around like nothing I've ever driven before. I've gotten stuck in light rain! Just spin and spin trying to get up a hill. I've been stuck in snow a few times, but I've never been stuck at the bottom of a hill in light rain on a 70-degree day.The first winter they performed just fine in the ice, snow, and freezing rain. But after putting a few miles on them, I feel I've got to replace them before the next winter.Everything else about this tire is pretty good. Noise level pretty decent, handling pretty decent, wear is even, and price is great. Maybe mine are defective somehow."


We hope that you have enjoyed our review of the Kumho Solus TA11.  You should now be able to make an educated decision on if the Solus TA11 is the right fit for your car and lifestyle. 

This tire is very reasonably priced, making it an excellent value for the money.  And with so many different makes and models that it fits on, with various sizes, we are confident that you will find one that works for you.  It handles great in all conditions, although we would like to see it handle a bit better on wet roads. 

With a trusted and reliable company standing behind these great tires, you can not go wrong with a Kumho Solus TA11.  

What vehicles do these tires fit?

The Kumho Solus TA11 will fit a variety of makes and models, including but not limited to:

  • Chevrolet Malibu, Impala, Cobalt, Cruze, Colorado
  • Chrysler 300C, PT Cruiser
  • Cadillac XT5
  • Dodge Stratus, Grand Caravan
  • Ford Taurus, Crown Victoria, Explorer, Ranger, Escape
  • Honda Accord, Odyssey, Civic, Santa Fe, CR-V
  • Hyundai Sonata, Azera, Tucson, Genesis
  • Kia Amante, Soul, Optima, Elantra, Sportage, Sedona, Carnival
  • Mazda 3, 6, 5
  • Mercury Milan
  • Nissan Altima, Sentra, Maxima, Pathfinder
  • Pontiac Grand Prix, Vibe, Torrent, Firebird
  • Saab 9-5, 9-3
  • Saturn Astra, LS200
  • Scion xB, tC
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Subaru Outback, Legacy, Impreza, Forester
  • Toyota Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Solara, Sienna, Highlander
  • Volkswagen Rabbit, Passat, Jetta, Phaeton
  • Volvo V70, C30, XC70

Tire Sizes Available

Tire sizes available for the Kumho Solus TA11 come from 13  inches to 18 inches. 

13 inches 

  • 175/70R13 82T BSW
  • 185/70R13 86T BSW
  • 155/80R13 79T BSW

14 inches 

  • 175/65R14 82T BSW
  • 185/65R14 86T BSW
  • 185/70R14 88T BSW
  • 195/70R14 91T BSW
  • 215/70R14 96T BSW
  • 195/75R14 92T BSW
  • 205/75R14 95T BSW

15 inches 

  • 185/60R15 84T BSW
  • 195/60R15 88T BSW
  • 205/60R15 91T BSW
  • 215/60R15 94T BSW
  • 185/65R15 88T BSW
  • 195/65R15 91T BSW
  • 205/65R15 94T BSW
  • 215/65R15 96T BSW
  • 205/70R15 96T BSW
  • 215/70R15 98T BSW
  • 225/70R15 100T BSW
  • 235/70R15 103T BSW
  • 205/75R15 97T BSW
  • 215/75R15 100T BSW
  • 225/75R15 102T BSW
  • 235/75R15 105T BSW

16 inches

  • 205/55R16 91T BSW
  • 205/60R16 92T BSW
  • 215/60R16 95T BSW
  • 225/60R16 98T BSW
  • 235/60R16 100T BSW
  • 215/65R16 98T BSW
  • 225/65R16 100T BSW
  • 235/65R16 103T BSW
  • 215/70R16 100T BSW
  • 225/70R16 103T BSW
  • 235/70R16 106T BSW

17 inches

  • 215/60R17 96T BSW
  • 225/60R17 99T BSW
  • 235/60R17 102T BSW
  • 215/65R17 99T BSW
  • 225/65R17 102T BSW
  • 235/65R17 104T BSW

18 inches

  • 235/65R18 106T BSW