Kumho Solus TA71 Review & Rating
- Dry 95% 95%
- Wet 90% 90%
- Snow 75% 75%
- Comfort 90% 90%
- Noise 90% 90%
- Treadwear 85% 85%
- Overall 88% 88%
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I had a tough time writing this Kumho Solus TA71 review. It has a bit hard to find a test car fitted with this high-performance tire. I went to the tire store many times, and after many failed attempts, I was able to find a great test car for this Kumho tire review.
After acquiring the test car, another problem popped out. I did some research on the Kumho Solus TA71 and I found out that this tire is classified under the grand touring all-season category. I was aware that the Solus TA71 is a high-performance tire designed for sporty or luxury sedans. I browsed the official USA site of Kumho to confirm my suspicions, and I was right!
Allow me to clarify this minor issue before proceeding with our tire review: the Kumho Solus TA71 is a high-performance all-season tire with a speed rating of V and a UTQG rating of 600 AA.
But unlike other high-performance tires that are designed for maximum grip, the Kumho Solus TA71 is primarily designed for comfort and noise isolation.
If you find it hard to believe that a tire can remain quiet and comfortable while still classified as a high-performance derivative, kindly wait until you get to the middle part of this review. My test car is a 2012 Mercedes C350 Coupe 4MATIC AWD, which happens to be for sale at the time of this writing. My German test car was fitted with 1-week old Kumho Solus TA71 tires on OEM stock rims.
I am a huge fan of German cars, but I’m not particularly fond of the C-Class. This review gave me ample time to spend some driving moments with the C-Class equipped with Kumho Solus TA71 tires.