Kumho Ecsta PS31 Review & Rating
- Dry 90% 90%
- Wet 90% 90%
- Snow 70% 70%
- Comfort 85% 85%
- Noise 80% 80%
- Treadwear 85% 85%
- Overall 84% 84%
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In this review of the Kumho Ecsta PS31, I got the chance to test drive one of my favorite muscle cars of all time: the S195 Ford Mustang, particularly a 2015 Mustang V6 Coupe equipped with stock 17-inch wheels.
The owner of the Mustang is a kind lady in her early forties who loves to drive stick. She told me that her pony used to be fitted with aftermarket 18-inch wheels, but she decided to put back the stock rollers after the left front wheel was damaged (and the right rear wheel was cracked) when she drove over a nasty pothole.
Purists will scoff at the Mustang V6, and I’m sure that you’ll hear a wide array of nasty comments upon mentioning the 4-cylinder Mustang EcoBoost. I have driven the V8 for a couple of times and I think it’s a great car. But in my honest opinion, the V6 model is better for city dwellers and traffic-congested roads. This car is perfect for the daily drive. Why would I complain about 300 horsepower and 280 foot-pounds of torque, right?
Anyway, the tires fitted to my muscular test car were Kumho Ecsta PS31 ultra-high performance summer tires. Not to be confused with the Kumho Ecsta PA31 (which is a grand touring all-season high-performance tire), the Ecsta PS31 is engineered to deliver enhanced grip on wet and dry roads with a particular emphasis on better comfort and less road noise.
The owner gave me six hours to test the car, which is enough to fulfill the requirements of this Kumho Ecsta PS31 review. My test car was also fitted with Borla cold air intakes and oversized axle-back mufflers from the same brand, so let’s get cracking.