Kumho Road Venture AT51 Review
- Dry 90% 90%
- Wet 80% 80%
- Snow 80% 80%
- Comfort 80% 80%
- Noise 80% 80%
- Treadwear 80% 80%
- Off-road 80% 80%
- Overall 82% 82%
In fact, it is one of my favorite all-terrain tires. I am not an off-road or pickup truck kind of guy. I prefer road cars or sedans over large SUVs or pickups, but that’s just me. But the Kumho Road Venture AT51 managed to tickle my fancy because it delivers balanced performance without sacrificing the on-road manners of a typical highway terrain SUV or truck tire.
Before we get to the actual review of the Kumho Road Venture AT51, here are some of the features of this tire so that we can discern the reasons behind the sterling reputation of this top quality all-terrain tire.
Kumho Road Venture AT51 review: Features
This tire is equipped with an angled chamfer with hundreds of gripping edges to deliver maximum traction and grip whether you’re traversing over snow or mud. The deep and tapered block improves the rugged appearance while promoting the self-cleaning ability of the tire.
Compared to other all-terrain tires with a rugged design, the Kumho Road Venture AT51 prioritizes a silent and comfortable ride by utilizing a symmetric tread design equipped with variable-pitch tread blocks. The design is responsible for quelling the road noise of the tires as it travels over smooth road surfaces.
Kumho Road Venture AT51 review: Test Drive
This tire is not perfect. Yes, it is quiet for both city and highway driving, but higher speeds will introduce some tire roar inside the cabin. This only happens at higher than average speeds, mind you, so this not a major issue. Still, I give this tire good marks in terms of silence and comfort.
The important thing to remember in this review of the Kumho Road Venture AT51 is the remarkably balanced nature of the tires. If I were to buy an SUV or pickup truck, I would prefer this tire over highway-terrain tires since it can significantly enhance the looks and off-road abilities without sacrificing the on-road behavior of my truck.
You also get an aggressive go-anywhere style, which will perfectly match the rugged nature of your truck or SUV. I am aware that style should take a backseat when choosing a brand new set of tires, but there’s nothing wrong with choosing a tire that looks the part as well.