OHTSU FP0612 A/S Review

OHTSU FP0612 A/S Review

  • Dry 85%
  • Wet 80%
  • Snow 70%
  • Comfort 80%
  • Noise 75%
  • Treadwear 75%
  • Overall 80%

Does your car need a set of quality and affordable all-season tires? You might want to check out this review of the OHTSU FP0612 A/S. This tire is designed and manufactured to meet the demands of sporting sedans, coupes, and crossover vehicles. OHTSU tires are also renowned for their near dirt-cheap price.

Don’t get me wrong. It is easy to find truly dirt cheap tires, but the Otsu brand slots a notch above those Chinese-made tires with no reputation for quality. Did you know that Falken tires were created as a high-performance brand under the OHTSU Tire and Rubber Industry brand? OHTSU tires are the high-performance brand of tires in Japan under the Sumitomo Rubber Corporation. The OHTSU brand has been in the market for more than 30 years. If you have any concerns or issues with the reliability and quality of the OHTSU name, the facts above will put all of that to rest.

My colleague hooked me up with a 2014 Hyundai Sonata SE with the 2.4-liter four-banger and 6-speed automatic transmission. The car was equipped with aftermarket 18-inch wheels and OHTSU FP0612 A/S tires. As luck would have it, my test vehicle was also riding on aftermarket lowering springs. I am not the biggest fan of the Sonata’s styling, but with gorgeous wheels and a lowered stance, the vehicle had a different vibe that looks ready to be driven fast.

In this review of the OHTSU FP0612 A/S, I took the tires for a lengthy test drive to find out if the tires can perform as advertised given the affordable price. I am also aware that various testers from other tire review sites are in awe of the OTHSU FP0612 A/S. Let’s see if I share the same sentiments with my other colleagues in the business.

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OHTSU FP0612 A/S Review: Features

The OHTSU FP0612 A/s is a high-performance all-season tire with the DNA of a touring tire. What this basically means is the tire is a sporty alternative that won’t give you backaches over extended drives. This tire won’t make you broke since it starts at approximately $70 each. Barring cheap Chinese tires, where else can you buy $70 high-performance tires with a non-directional tread design?

The OTSU FP0612 A/S is constructed with an all-season tread compound to provide better traction and grip on both wet and dry roads. The asymmetrical tread design is equipped with angled grooves to enhance grip on snowy, slippery, or icy roads. The tire has four wide circumferential grooves to enhance water evacuation and further improve grip on extremely wet or slippery pavement.

The tire is also equipped with variable shoulder tread blocks that improves handling and cornering while reducing road noise. It is available from 14” to 18”.

OHTSU FP0612 A/S Review: Test Drive

Despite the larger wheels and lowered suspension, my test vehicle still felt like a proper Korean luxury car on smooth roads. The owner of the Sonata gave me the entire weekend to test the vehicle. In exchange, I offered him some discount coupons for car parts and body mods.

Dry Traction

The OHTSU FP0612 A/S tires were surprisingly good on dry roads. Traction and grip were persistent even as I pushed the car harder on tight turns. Acceleration and braking felt strong and I never felt the tires lose their composure as I drove like a lunatic over twisting mountain roads.

The car felt magnificent as I sped on dry tarmac. It really felt like my test vehicle was riding on a more expensive set of all-season tires.

However, I noticed the tires were squirming a bit as I pushed hard over those twisting turns. I guess you can blame this to my ham-fisted driving style rather than becoming an inherent fault of the tires.

Wet Traction

This might sound a bit unbelievable, but the OHTSU FP0612 A/S tires also felt remarkable in the wet. Braking and acceleration felt confident as the tires mustered the courage to find tons of grip even on slippery wet asphalt.

There’s one minor caveat: the steering felt a bit looser in the wet. I think if the tires were fitted with a solid and wider center groove, it could have been a whole different story altogether.

Snow Traction

I didn’t get the chance to test the tires in the snow due to time constraints. However, the owner of my test vehicle was more than willing to chalk up a couple of stories about driving on snow and ice.

He told me the OHTSU FP0612 A/S tires were great on very light snow, but you can expect things to change if you attempt to drive over ice or hard-packed snow.

Comfort

My test vehicle was riding on lowering springs so it is a bit hard to judge the tires based on comfort. However, the tires felt taut and forgiving when driven on smooth highways.

Things will start to jiggle up a bit if you drive over rough patches of tarmac or potholes, but the tires were basically refined despite the sporting apprehensions.

Noise

The noise levels of the OHTSU FP0612 A/S are just about average. The tires are silent at slow to medium speeds but you can expect more tire roar as you approach highway speeds. But considering the low price point, I was mightily impressed with the low noise characteristics of the OHTSU all-season tires.

Treadwear

The OHTSU FP0612 A/S tires fitted to my test vehicle were installed about five months ago and have been used for about 2,000-miles. The tires already had signs of wear. The sipes on the shoulder blocks were beginning to fade along with the angled sipes on the center rib.

Conclusion

I’ve been testing tires for the better part of my adult life, but I have never been this impressed with a cheap tire before I got the chance to try the OHTSU FP0612 A/S. If you are looking for a sporty set of all-season rubber that won’t leave you bankrupt, you know what to buy.

Falken Sincera SN201 A/S Review

Falken Sincera SN201 A/S Review

  • Dry 75%
  • Wet 75%
  • Snow 80%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 75%
  • Overall 79%

I was fortunate to obtain a test drive to review the all-new Falken Sincera SN201 all-season touring tire. This tire is designed for compact cars and midsize sedans. It was launched together with the Falken Ziex CT60 A/S (a touring tire for modern crossovers) during the latter part of 2017.

The Falken Sincera SN201A/S is a tire that delivers credible all-season performance with better traction and grip on light snow. The tire is backed by a solid 65,000-mile limited tread life warranty and is available in 14” to 18” diameters.

There is no doubt the Sincera SN201 A/S is meant to fulfill the needs of the most popular compacts and sedans on the road like the Ford Focus, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Hyundai Elantra, and the Nissan Altima. It has a rather conservative symmetrical tread design but it is equipped with angled tread grooves that allow the tire to maintain a decent level of grip on snow-covered roads. I think this is the perfect tire to exploit the demands of the coming winter season.

If you have to change the tires in your compact or midsize sedan but you don’t need dedicated performance of proper winter tires, you should definitely take a closer look at the Falken Sincera SN201. This review will reveal all the marvelous facets (and minor shortcomings) of the Sincera SN201 so you can get an idea of how this tire feels on the road.

Falken Sincera SN201 A/S Review: Features

I took a look at the features of the Falken Sincera SN201 A/S and it didn’t take long for me to discern that the tire is designed for winter performance above everything else. It’s like a touring tire sprinkled with the DNA of a winter tire to provide excellent performance in any kind of weather.

The tire has a high sipe density on the face of the tread to enhance all-weather traction and grip. It has four circumferential grooves to effectively disperse water to improve traction on wet roads. The tire is also engineered with a solid center rib to deliver better handling and stability when you’re cruising down the highway.

Like I mentioned above, the Sincera SN201 A/S is equipped with unique angled tread grooves, which are like miniature versions of the tread grooves that you can find in an all-terrain tire. This will enhance grip on slippery or icy roads while providing additional biting edges on dry or wet roads.

The Falken Sincera SN201 A/S is also offered at a friendly price so it won’t make your wallet empty.

Falken Sincera SN201 A/S Review: Test Drive

I spent a reasonable amount of driving time behind the wheel of a 2015 Honda Accord Sport. The car was fitted with the stock 18-inch wheels and brand new Falken Sincera SN201 A/S.

Dry Traction

The Falken Sincera SN201 A/S is not a high-performance tire so I wasn’t expecting much in terms of traction on dry roads. However, the tires had excellent adhesion even as I was navigating over dirt-covered roads. The steering also felt responsive while braking was excellent given the heft of my test car.

The tires also felt good at higher than average highway speeds. I didn’t get the sense that the tires were breaking traction as I approached a fast corner. But if you push a bit more you will hear the tires grasping for grip as they try to find themuch-needed traction to obey my ham-fisted steering inputs. Braking was also good enough as roads were covered in sand and loose dirt.

Overall, not bad for a touring tire. Although I wish the tires had more to offer in terms dry performance, the levels of traction were perfect for normal day-to-day driving.

Wet Traction

The Accord felt magnificent on the highway as I piloted over slippery wet roads. It’s almost the same story with how the tires performed in the dry: it felt good at low or average speeds but you will need to be more alert as your speed rises. Water puddles were no problem with the Falken Sincera SN201 A/S. The tires simply glided over them without losing traction.

Snow Traction

Falken’s unique design for the Sincera SN201 A/S paid off in the snow. The tires felt at home even when traversing over two or three inches of snow. The tires were able to stop my Accord on slippery surfaces without much fuss or drama. I felt that the tires had a bit more grip compared to other touring variants and the car felt more stable even when the roads were covered with slush.

Comfort

The Falken Sincera SN201 A/S is primarily a touring tire at heart so I was expecting a lot of road comfort on cruising speeds. Despite the hybrid DNA of a winter tire, the Sincera SN201 A/S rolled comfortably over minor road undulations. Deep potholes and craters will still emit a loud thump but nothing too distracting to merit a concerned look on your face (unless you go over the really deep ones).

Noise

I figured out that there will be some compromises along the way since it is difficult to mend the benefits of two different tires in a single affordable package. The Falken Sincera SN201 A/S is not what you would call totally hushed on the highway since it still rolls a bit more quietly than a performance tire. However, you can expect a bit more tire roar over rough concrete surfaces, especially at higher speeds.

Treadwear

The Falken Sincera SN201 A/S tires fitted to my test car were still new so I can’t say much in terms of tread wear at this point. Falken says the tires will still offer impressive wear characteristics but we will need to do more testing to confirm if the Sincera SN201 A/S scores high in terms of value.

Conclusion

The Falken Sincera SN201 A/S is a worthy choice for car owners looking for an all-season touring tire that offers a higher level of performance in the snow.

Falken Azenis RT615K+ Review

Falken Azenis RT615K+ Review

  • Dry 90%
  • Wet 80%
  • Comfort 75%
  • Noise 70%
  • Treadwear 70%
  • Overall 79%

What is the better way to test and review the Falken Azenis RT615k+ than doing that in a proper V8 muscle car! In my case, I was given the privilege to test drive a 2013 Ford Mustang GT with the Coyote 5.0-liter V8 motor. My test car was fitted with 18-inch racing wheels and the Falken Azenis RT615k tires.

Not all tires can boast of extreme performance and still remain affordable for the average buyer. Depending on the specs, the Falken Azenis RT615K+ is a bit more reasonable compared to similar offerings like the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R or the Michelin Pilot Super Sport. It’s now what you call cheap, but it’s good to know it still undercuts the competition in terms of price.

Another thing about the Falken Azenis RT615K+ is the gorgeous and aggressive asymmetric tread design. This tire definitely has the looks, and it did make my test car look a bit more muscular on the track. This tire can boast of racing-bred performance since it is based on the winning formula of the RT615K competition tire.

The ‘+’ is important since the Falken Azenis RT615K+ utilizes a digitally-engineered nanotech tread compound to deliver extreme levels of grip on both the street and the race track. In other words, it is an extreme performance summer tire that manages to retain a certain level of refinement on normal roads.

Falken Azenis RT615K+ Review: Features

The nanotech tread compound utilized in the Falken Azenis RT615K+ is engineered to improve tread flexibility while reducing heat to deliver relentless performance on dry pavement. The asymmetric design features massive side shoulder blocks that provide high levels of grip and adhesion to drastically improve the cornering prowess of your ride.

This tire is also equipped with a solid center rib that purportedly reduces wheel spin under hard acceleration. This feature is designed to minimize the contact-patch void ratio of the tire under extreme duress. This results in faster acceleration and better lap times.

The Falken Azenis RT615K+ is constructed using a high-tension carcass to improve durability, handling, and high-speed stability on all types of roads.

Falken Azenis RT615K+ Review: Test Drive

I drove the Mustang for a couple of hot laps. I also got the chance to drive on normal roads. Let’s see how the Falken Azenis RT615K+ performs under a variety of road surfaces.

Dry Traction

Similar to other extreme performance tires, the Falken Azen is RT615K+ will need to be warmed up properly before expecting the promise of competition-levels of grip. Once the tires are warm, traction and grip are at the highest level. The tires felt like they were glued to the road, and you can tell it by how the steering feels as I navigated around the track.

It literally took a heavy stab at the gas pedal and a bit of Scandinavian flick to provoke the Mustang to perform a smoky donut. The tires were that sticky. The steering even felt heftier at low speeds. In my opinion, the Falken Azenis RT615K+ is a real track weapon for extreme cars.

Wet Traction

The rain started to drizzle by the early afternoon. I took the Mustang for a spin to determine the wet performance of the Falken Azenis RT615K+. The advanced levels of traction and grip were still there, but the car felt a bit looser this time. I guess it would take the nerves of steel of a racing driver to fully exploit the capabilities of the Azenis RT615K+ on a wet track. I wasn’t brave enough to unleash all the450-plus horsepower of my test car on a greasy surface so I took it out for a drive on normal roads.

Even as the highway was soaked in rain, the tires remained calm and composed with no hints of hydroplaning. I did feel the rear tires break traction as I stabbed the gas pedal to overtake a slow vehicle ahead, but it was nothing too worrying to make me feel that I was losing control.

Snow Traction

The Falken Azenis RT615K+ is not designed to be used on the snow or in cold weather. If you want a Falken tire that can handle a bit of snow, you should be looking at the Azenis FK450 A/S. I will not include the snow performance in the final score of this review.

Comfort

My test car was fitted with aftermarket coilover suspension that is designed for the track. With that in mind, I didn’t expect the car to be as comfortable as it was riding on the stock suspension. It’s the same story when I took the car out on normal roads. The ride was stiff but it wasn’t too bad for me to puke my guts out. Regardless of the case, comfort is not one of the strong points of the Falken Azenis RT615K+.

Noise

Since the Falken Azenis RT615K+ were designed for maximum adhesion to the road, you can expect a higher level of tire roar compared to a comparable high-performance or a touring tire, and I’m being kind here. It suffices to say that if you want your tires to be silent as you drive, the Falken Azenis RT615K+ is not for you.

Treadwear

Since the level of adhesion is top notch, it is also foolish to expect the Falken Azenis RT615K+ tires to have admirable wear characteristics. The Azenis RT615K+ tires on my Mustang were purchased a week ago for a special track event. Unfortunately, the fun run was canceled due to bad weather. The car was used for as a daily driver for a week before my test drive, which was scheduled on the same day as the actual event. During that time, the tires already had visible signs of wear.

Conclusion

I’m not surprised at the low score of the Falken Azenis RT615K+ in terms of noise, comfort, and tread wear. The tires will unveil their true talents on the track or on a deserted piece of dry tarmac. During that time, you will find yourself grinning from ear to ear since the dry traction was simply top notch.

Falken Sincera SN250 A/S Review

Falken Sincera SN250 A/S Review

  • Dry 90%
  • Wet 85%
  • Snow 80%
  • Comfort 80%
  • Noise 80%
  • Treadwear 80%
  • Overall 83%

The Falken Sincera SN250 A/S is relatively new. It was launched in 2016 as a replacement for the aging yet still capable SN211 A/S. For me, the Sincera SN250 will have the Sincera SN828 as another one of its predecessors since it is the same touring tire designed for all-season performance.

This review of the Falken Sincera SN250 A/S allowed me to spend some time inside a 2013 Honda Civic EX sedan. My test car was fitted with stock 16-inch wheels and the SN250 A/S Falken tires. The owner of the Civic is a kind lady in her middle 40s. She told me her daily routine involves a mixed bag of city and highway driving with occasional jaunts to the neighboring state to visit her daughter.

The Falken Sincera SN250 A/S tires fitted to my test car were approximately four or five months old and have travelled over 5,500 miles. I like testing older tires since it gives me the chance to accurately discern the wear characteristics and durability of the rubber. Since the Falken Sincera SN250 is a performance touring tire, I wanted to find out if the long-lasting tread compound is able to deliver the promise of all-weather traction without sacrificing ride comfort and road noise.

Falken Sincera SN250 A/S Review: Features

Gone are the old novelty wear indicators of the Sincera SN828. Falken instead decided to give the Sincera SN250 a longer 75,000-miles or 80,000-miles limited tread life warranty. The stellar wear characteristics can be attributed to the symmetrical rib design that is specifically designed for optimum tread wear.

Performance on snowy or icy roads is enhanced mainly thanks to multiple sipes on the treads of the tire. The sipes were created using 3D Canyon Technology and provide multiple biting edges on the face of the treads to provide better grip and traction on snow-drenched pavement.

The Falken Sincera SN250 A/S was manufactured using an exclusive silica tread compound with Dynamic Range Technology. This will allow the rubber to remain pliable at extremely low temperatures while enhancing the chemical bonds of the rubber on hot pavement for excellent all-weather performance.

This tire is equipped with four wide circumferential grooves to improve traction and grip on wet roads. The solid center rib is designed to improve the steering feel of your ride while enhancing the overall stability of the tire.

Falken Sincera SN250 A/S Review: Test Drive

The owner of the Honda Civic practically gave the entire weekend to test the capabilities of the Falken Sincera SN250 A/S. I got it and prepared to be bathed in comfort since the Sincera SN250, according to Falken, is engineered to deliver massive amounts of comfort along with the improved wear.

Dry Traction

We’ll talk about the comfort later even though it is the most stellar characteristic among the other criterion in this review.

The Falken Sincera SN250 A/S might not have the extremely high levels of traction of the Falken Azenis FK450 (which is also an all-season tire) but the former performs quite well on dry roads.

Cornering grip was acceptable given the conservative nature of the Sincera SN250 A/S, but sporty driving will make you want to upgrade to tires that offer more dry traction.

Braking was also acceptable given the fact that the Civic is known for having so-so brakes.

Wet Traction

It’s the same story when the roads are drenched in rain. The Falken Sincera SN250 A/S were commendable given the slippery nature of the wet asphalt and concrete.

If you drive at higher speeds and add cornering G-forces in the mix, you will feel the tires hunt for traction, but nothing too bad that will merit a concerned look on your face.

But in straight-line normal driving, you will have nothing bad to say about wet weather capabilities of the Falken Sincera SN250. I never felt the car was hydroplaning even as I sped on the wet highways.

Snow Traction

It seems the high sipe density and angled tread grooves in the Falken Sincera SN250 worked marvelously to allow the tires to remain obedient on snow.

The tires were good on light snow but don’t expect it to work flawlessly when traversing over inches of snow or hard ice.

I also felt the tires were hunting for traction as I accelerated hard on a slippery slope, but it took only a split-second of hesitation before the tires finally corrected themselves and forged me to carry on.

Comfort

The Civic is a smaller yet sportier alternative to the Accord, but my test car was as comfortable as the Accord, thanks in large part to the Falken Sincera SN250 A/S tires.

The tires rolled smoothly on both wet and dry pavements. If you drive at slow or average speeds, you can bask at the comfortable nature of the tires.

Noise

I have nothing bad to say about the refinement of the Falken Sincera SN250 A/S tires. Tire roar was at the absolute minimum at slow speeds. The tire roar was only more prevalent on higher than cruising speeds, but it’s not too harsh to merit a lower score.

Treadwear

The Falken Sincera SN250 A/S tires on my test car had already endured rigorous amounts of miles prior to my test drive. However, the tires looked pretty solid with only minimal amounts of wear.

The owner of the Civic was particularly proud in this regard since she only paid around $300 for a complete set. She reckons the tires are still good for another six months or so, and I agreed with her since the tires still had thick layers of tread.

Conclusion

My test drive and review of the Falken Sincera SN250 A/S made me a believer. Falken has a new winner in the touring performance all-season category and it only gets better when you consider the price.

If your car deserves the refinement of a luxury tire then you can’t go wrong with the Falken Sincera 250 A/S. Now, if only Falken can improve the dry grip of this tire on the next iteration, we might have ourselves an overall champion in this crowded category.

Kumho Solus TA31 Review

Kumho Solus TA31 Review

  • Dry 90%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 70%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 85%
  • Treadwear 85%
  • Overall 85%
Versatility is the selling point of the Kumho Solus TA31. This tire is a high-performance all-season tire that delivers tons of comfort and impressive grip on dry and wet roads. Kumho is marketing this tire a notch below the more aggressive Ecsta PA31, but both tires are classified under the high-performance category. In this Kumho Solus TA31 review, I want to find out if this tire straddles the fine line between a grand touring and high-performance tire, and whether it delivers the promise of ultimate comfort and excellent tread wear while still remaining sporty enough for aggressive driving.
I was able to source a 2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV fitted with stock 18-inch wheels and Kumho Solus TA31 tires. The owner of the Maxima is a young fellow who got the car from his dad. Funny enough, his dad bought a 2016 Nissan Altima last year and was a bit reluctant to let go of the Maxima. I personally can’t blame him for that since I am aware that the Maxima is a true sports sedan disguised as a comfortable family sedan. The Kumho Solus TA31 tires fitted in the Maxima were at least 6 months old and has endured at least 4,500 miles of mixed city and highway driving. I also know there was no way for me to test the tires in the snow, but Kumho designed the Solus TA31 to handle a bit of slippery snow and ice since this is an all-season tire after all.

Kumho Solus TA31 review: Features

The Kumho Solus TA31 tires fitted to my test car had a speed rating of V and a UTQG rating of 600 AA. Featuring a symmetric tread design with wide shoulder blocks, this tire is engineered for maximum traction and grip. The advanced dual compound is responsible for the riding comfort while enhancing the steering response in demanding road conditions.
The symmetric tread pattern is also designed to lower the rolling resistance to deliver impressive tread wear, less noise and tire roar, and marginal gains in fuel economy. The four main grooves are engineered to dissipate water away from the central grooves to provide enhanced traction and grip on wet pavements. I know all of this sounds amazing on paper, but what really stood out is the solid 60,000-mile limited warranty. In my humble opinion, this is the biggest selling point of the Kumho Solus TA31 besides its relatively low price.

Kumho Solus TA31 review: Test Drive

According to the owner of the Maxima, he was swayed into purchasing the Kumho Solus TA31 due to the tight constraints of his college budget. But after using the tires for a couple of months, he found out that he made a wise purchase since the tires performed admirably well in all types of driving conditions.

Dry Traction

In terms of traction in the dry, it is hard to fault the Kumho Solus TA31. The owner was riding shotgun as I pushed the Maxima hard on a dry and isolated road. This car is quick despite of its size, and the V6 engine roars with authority as the tachometer needle approached the red line. I never felt a loss of traction even when I pushed the car at above average speed.

Wet Traction

There was a bit of rain as we drove on the highway. The car remained stable and planted despite of the presence of water puddles on the smooth tarmac. I didn’t feel any sort of hydroplaning as the car sped on the highway, and the steering was still responsive despite the slippery wet driving conditions. I did feel the front wheels squirm a bit while the car was navigating on a fast and wide corner, but nothing too dramatic to merit a low score.

Snow Traction

There was no time (and no chance) to test the Kumho Solus TA31 in the snow, but Kuhmo designed this tire to handle a bit of snow and ice without fuss and drama. Of course, deep piles of snow is out of the equation since this an all-season tire and not a snow tire.

Comfort

I really like how I felt inside the Maxima when I pushed it hard, but I was also impressed with the riding comfort. Yes, the somewhat firm nature of the suspension (my test car was fitted with the optional Sport package) was a bit jiggly on poorly-maintained city roads, but driving it on the highway revealed the luxurious nature of the Maxima. The owner of the Maxima told me that he felt the car became a bit more comfortable after fitting the Kumho Solus TA31 tires. I can’t argue with that, right?

Noise

During the test drive and review of the Kumho Solus TA31, the Maxima remained quiet and composed on both city and highway driving. This convinced me to believe that this is a proper grand touring tire despite the sporty apprehensions. Credit also goes to the Maxima for having the NVH tuning of a luxury car, but the tires were quiet and refined unless you approach silly speeds, which at this point will reveal some tire roar.

Treadwear

The Kumho Solus TA31 tires in the Maxima were purchased five or six months ago and were showing little signs of wear. This is normal since the car is a true daily driver. The owner of the Maxima was quite content with the wear characteristics of the tire, especially since he didn’t have to spend an arm and a leg to purchase a new set of rollers.

Conclusion

Did you know what I found out in this Kumho Solus TA31 review? This is a true grand touring tire since it delivered marginal levels of comfort. But it is also versatile enough to handle the demands of aggressive drivers who want maximum traction and grip from their tires. It is only fitting to recommend the Kumho Solus TA31 to entry-level sports sedans and sporty crossover vehicles. If you want a tire that performs well in both wet and dry pavement but you don’t want to sacrifice comfort and tread wear, the Kumho Solus TA31 is worth a second look.