Kumho Solus TA71 Review & Buying Guide

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Kumho has been in the tire industry for well over sixty years, so they are well aware of how a tire should be produced. The business started in Korea and has expanded over the years to be a part of the United States and other countries.  They are one of the biggest tire manufacturers in the world.  This corporation has been entrusted for years as they deliver reliable tires that have outstanding performance. The company itself is advanced, 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 innovative approach.  They present optimal service with fantastic driving experiences to consumers all across the world.  Kumho’s mission is to offer tires that will present the best driving experience at an affordable price for its customers. Like other corporations, research and development is their main tool for sustainable development.

The Kumho Solus TA71 was designed to fit sporty coupes, minivans, small crossovers, and luxury performance sedans.  Many of the current customers said they would purchase this grand touring All-season tire again.

In our Kumho Solus TA71 review, we will give you our take on how well the tires perform. Pros and cons will be presented, as will features and treadwear.  We will examine the performance on dry, wet, and snowy roads, discuss comfort, offer information about the warranty, and go over price.  Lastly, we will give a list of sizes and give examples of which vehicles the Kumho Solus TA71 fit. 

If you are ready to learn more about this tire, keep reading our Kumho Solus TA71 review. 

Pros

Cons

Key Features

Performance Review

Treadwear

Featuring Kumho’s advanced nano silica compound that is manufactured to disperse heat for extended tread life and traction in cold temperatures, this mixture is formed into an asymmetric tread pattern to produce a contact area that offers grip and steering response in any weather. Four wide grooves remove water to improve wet traction and combat hydroplaning while specifically angled snow sipes produce diminutive biting edges that are fine-tuned for traction on cold, slick surfaces. One driver stated how happy he was that the tires were wearing well on his Solus TA71 tires.  

Dry Performance

Dry traction rated the highest for dry conditions, followed by cornering stability and then steering response. 

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Wet Performance

Wet performance fared decently with the Kumho Solus TA71 equal wet traction and hydroplaning resistance. 

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Snow Performance

Light snow traction is good on these Kumho tires, but that is about all you will see from them.  Deep snow traction was rated almost two points lower than light snow traction, and ice traction scored even less than that. 

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Comfort

If your tires do not provide a comfortable ride, you need to keep looking.  But with the Kumho Solus TA71 tires, you have all the comfort you need.  The ride is super smooth, even when driving over potholes and roads that are in deep need of repair.  And the noise is very quiet. 

One buyer said these tries were amazing and that he would recommend them to anyone as the handling was tremendous and the ride was smooth.  Another buyer agreed with the smooth ride and said no noise was produced either.  And a third buyer gave the tires an excellent rating, saying these tires were the best by far, even better than the factory set the car came with.  

How is their warranty?

A tread-life warranty is provided on the Kumho Solus TA71 which is good for 6 years or 60, 000 miles.  The mileage will be split in half if different sizes of tires on the front versus the back.  

To be eligible for the warranty, there are several driver’s obligations they must follow.  These include:

  • Any Kumho tires that are miss-applied due to insufficient speed rating, or undersized, or oversized tires will not be warranted. 
  • The owner agrees to rotate the tires every 5,000 miles. 
  • Any Kumho tires that have become unserviceable because of chemical corrosion, vandalism, chains, and flat-spotting are not covered under the said warranty. 
  • Any Kumho tires involved in any race-related activities shall not be covered by the guarantee. 
  • The limited warranty applies only to the original purchaser and can not be transferred to another owner.  It is only good for residents of the United States.  Any tires purchased overseas will not be covered by said warranty.  

The uniformity warranty covers the first 2/32″ of wear, while the workmanship and materials warranty guarantees 6 years / Free replacement first 2/32″ of wear, then will be prorated to the final 2/32″ remaining depth.

A manufacturer’s road hazard warranty will be applied for the first year / first 2/32″ of wear.

A test drive warranty is provided for the Solus TA71, which is good for a 30-day trial. Original receipt required if not satisfied. 

How much do they cost?

The Kumho Solus TA71 starts around $75.  Many times, there will be coupons, discount codes, or promotions that you can take advantage of.  You may even wish to look at the company website to see if any rebates are available. 

Customer Reviews

Positive Reviews

"I took a chance based on positive reviews and found that this tire lives up to the praise it receives. To me, the Solus TA71's combination of handling, traction, ride comfort, and quietness is better than the Goodyear Eagle LS-2s the car came with, and I always feel confident and in control, even on wet streets. Throw in the fact that it's cheaper than comparable but lower-rated tires and the TA71 became a clear choice. Tires are not a product category that typically inspires strong feelings in me, but if a product has a fault I am typically quick to notice it, but so far these Kumhos have simply not disappointed me in any way."

Tire Rack

"Michelin Primacy MXV-4 was my go to tire for years, until some D.S. at Michelin woke up one day and decided to cancel the best tire they ever made, and replace it with a piece of garbage that lasts half as long as advertised, and is SEVERELY OVERPRICED. So I did my research, and found the TA-71. This tire is the BEST bargain on Tire Rack. It does everything well. I have absolutely no complaints. And I got a 100 dollar gift card when I bought a set of 4. "Ya can't beat that!" These are V-Rated. Stiffer side walls, softer tread. The perfect combo. These tires are the sleeper deal of the year. They made my 1998 Honda with 290,000 miles ride like a new van. These old vans have sway bars, back and front. I can take on and off ramps at 60 m.p.h. with these tires. For a mini-van, that's pretty amazing. My friends who ride in my van are amazed at the quiet, controlled ride I have. I have found the perfect replacement for Michelin, at half the price. Nuf said."

Tire Rack

Negative Reviews

"I can definitely echo all the other bad reviews of these tires. I'm at less than 2 years and 22,000 miles on a 60,000 mile warranty tire, and they are completely shot (2/32 depth on the front, 3/32 on the back). They also started making horrible road noise after a few thousand miles. These are literally the worst tires I've ever purchased, never thought I'd have to replace a set of tires after only 2 years. Even when new, their traction and driving characteristics were only okay, and they quickly got worse and worse. Looking forward to the new General Altimax RT43s I'll be replacing these with (which I have on my other car right now and they seem to be great).I briefly looked into taking advantage of the treadwear warranty for a pro-rated replacement, but since I rotated once at 5500 miles then next time at 5900, and the warranty requires no more than 5000 miles between rotations, I wouldn't be eligible. Probably a blessing in disguise because I don't want to have to put up with another set of these junk tires anyway."

Tire Rack

Conclusion

We hope you have enjoyed our Kumho Solus TA71 review.  With all the information that has been provided to you, you will now be able to make an educated decision on if the Kumho Solus TA71 is the right tire for you.  

These tires come from a  trusted company that knows a thing or two about tires.  They fit on many different makes and models and come in a wide variety of sizes.  While they could do better on icy roads, they fare well in dry and wet conditions.  Add this to the fact that they have exceptional tread life and you have a winner of a tire. 

What vehicles do these tires fit?

The Kumho Solus TA71 tire fits on many makes and models.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • Acura TL, CL, RL
  • Audi A4, A6
  • BMW 135i, 330i, 530i
  • Buick Lacrosse
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Chevrolet Cobalt, Malibu, Cruze, Impala, Sonic LTZ
  • Dodge Grand Caravan, Nitro, Avenger
  • Ford Focus, Mustang GT, Taurus, Fusion
  • Honda Civic, CR-V, Insight, Accord, Odyssey
  • Hyundai Genesis, Sonata, Elantra, Veloster, Azera
  • Infiniti G35x, M37, G37
  • Kia Optima, Rondo
  • Lincoln MKZ
  • Mazda6, 929, Mazda3
  • Mercedes-Benz E320
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse, Outlander
  • Nissan Altima, Maxima, Versa, Leaf, Cube
  • Pontiac Vibe, Grand Am, Grand Prix, G5
  • Subaru Legacy, Impreza, Outback
  • Toyota Camry, Prius, RAV4, Avalon, Solara, Sienna, Corolla, Scion
  • Volkswagen Jetta, Passat, Touareg

Tire Sizes Available

These tires are available in 15 inches to 19 inches. Tire sizes available for the Kumho Solus TA71 include the following:

15 inches

  • 195/60R15 88V BSW
  • 195/65R15 91V BSW
  • 205/65R15 94V BSW

16 inches

  • 205/55R16 91V BSW
  • 215/55R16 97V XL BSW
  • 225/55R16 95V BSW
  • 205/60R16 96V XL BSW
  • 215/60R16 95V BSW
  • 225/60R16 98V BSW
  • 205/65R16 95V BSW

17 inches 

  • 245/40R17 91W BSW
  • 255/40R17 94W BSW
  • 225/45R17 91W BSW
  • 235/45R17 97W XL BSW
  • 245/45R17 99W XL BSW
  • 205/50R17 93V XL BSW
  • 215/50R17 95V XL BSW
  • 225/50R17 98W XL BSW
  • 235/50R17 96V BSW
  • 245/50R17 99V BSW
  • 215/55R17 94V BSW
  • 225/55R17 101V XL BSW
  • 235/55R17 103W XL BSW

18 inches 

  • 225/40R18 92V XL BSW
  • 235/40R18 95W XL BSW
  • 245/40R18 97W XL BSW
  • 225/45R18 95W XL BSW
  • 235/45R18 98V XL BSW
  • 245/45R18 100W XL BSW
  • 255/45R18 99W BSW
  • 225/50R18 95W BSW
  • 235/50R18 97W BSW
  • 245/50R18 104V XL BSW
  • 235/55R18 100V BSW
  • 225/60R18 100V BSW
  • 19 inches 
  • 245/40R19 98W XL BSW
  • 255/40R19 100W XL BSW
  • 245/45R19 102W XL BSW

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