- A smooth and quiet driving experience
- Excellent tread life
- Reliable dry and wet traction
- Steady and precise cornering
- Poor performance on ice-covered surfaces
- Rolling resistance is a little high
All season tires are probably the most popular type of tire there is. Perhaps it is because they are designed to handle most conditions, including dry and wet pavement and light to moderate snow. In my search for the perfect all season tire, I came across the Solus TA71.
It is with much anticipation that Kumho finally released this tire in 2015. Kumho designed this for use with coupes, sedans, crossovers and minivans. It is also capable of handling all types of weather and provides balanced handling and a quiet, smooth ride.
What is the Kumho SOLUS TA71?
The Solus TA71 is Kumho’s newest entry in the Grand Touring All-Season category. The company developed this tire for sporty coupes, smaller crossovers and luxury performance sedans. Kumho have designed the Solus TA71 to combine responsive handling with a peaceful, quiet drive. The Solus TA71 delivers all-weather traction even in light snow. Apart from that they also come with stylish looks and an interesting mileage guarantee.
- An advanced nano silica compound that is engineered to disperse heat for extended treadlife and traction in cold temperatures
- An asymmetric tread design to create a contact area that promotes grip and steering response in any weather
- Four wide grooves evacuate water to promote wet traction and resist hydroplaning
- Precisely angled snow sipes create tiny gripping edges that are fine-tuned for traction on cold, slick surfaces.
- Kumho’s ESCOT Casing Technology optimizes sidewall cord tension distribution to promote steering response and treadlife
- The tire’s internal structure features twin steel belts reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon to enhance high-speed stability.
- Jointless bead bundles help isolate bumps and vibration for a smoother, quieter ride.
The SOLUS TA71 stages an impressive display of genuine athleticism on dry tracks. It provides very sharp steering response and overall handling. Traction-wise, this tire sticks to the ground well and gives a rather quiet ride. The acceleration is on point and even better is the braking especially when going around sharp bends.
The Kumho takes the Valedictorian spot by far when it comes to driving in the wet. It demonstrates impressive wet traction under acceleration, braking and steady-state cornering. The four wide grooves on the SOLUS help evacuate water from under the tire quickly providing good grip. The nano silica compound which disperses heat also helps in providing above average traction on wet surfaces.
The Kumho SOLUS TA71’s grooves are not deep enough for traction on snowy ground. The cornering grip and steering response also suffer in this segment. For an all-season tire, this is a common problem that anyone would understand.
The Bottom Line
There have been numerous positive reviews about the SOLUS TA71 from a number of drivers. It is evident that one of its strongest advantages is that it provides a quiet smooth ride. The SOLUS presents an overall better driving experience than standard all-season tires. What’s more they are priced a bit lower than comparable models. I would say they are good value for your money and you shouldn’t hesitate to get yourself a set.
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