Kumho Crugen HP91

The Crugen HP91 replaces the KL17. The HP91 features an asymmetric tread pattern combined with four wide circumferential grooves. Its silica-enhanced compound results in improved wet weather handling and braking, and a rolling resistance Kumho states is comparable to that of most passenger car tyres. The product’s other major attributes include strong high speed stability, low wear rates, and better resistance to aquaplaning. The HP91 is manufactured in in V, W and Y speed ratings and is available in sizes to fit, for example, the Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque, BMW X5 and X3, and Volvo XC90 and XC60.

This tyre replaced the Kumho Ecsta X3 KL17 ASYMMETRIC.

Dry Grip 94%
Wet Grip 92%
Road Feedback 86%
Handling 86%
Wear 71%
Comfort 86%
Buy again 81%

Tyre review data from 16 tyre reviews averaging 85% over 241,000 miles driven.

The Crugen HP91 is ranked 6th of 28 Summer Ultra High Performance tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2018 All Road 265/60 R18 4x4 Tyre Test - 5th of 8 tyres

  • Positive - High grip on sand and mud, balance in the wet, well priced.
  • Negative - Slow steering and understeer in the dry.
  • Overall - Satisfactory.
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2017 Auto Bild Summer SUV Tyre Test - 8th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Good comfort and low noise, high traction on grass and dirt, low price
  • Negative - Average grip on wet and dry roads
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2015 Off Road SUV 4x4 Tyre Test - 6th of 9 tyres

  • Positive - High resistance to aquaplaning, low rolling resistance
  • Negative - Average handling and long braking distances on wet surfaces
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2018 Tyre Tests

  • 5th: 2018 All Road 265/60 R18 4x4 Tyre Test (265/60 R18)
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  • 8th: 2017 Auto Bild Summer SUV Tyre Test (235/50 R18)
  • 2015 Tyre Tests

  • 6th: 2015 Off Road SUV 4x4 Tyre Test (255/55 R18)
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    Size Price Range  
    235/50 R18 £126.88 - £126.88 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    235/60 R18 £116.08 - £122.53 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    285/55 R18 £143.93 - £143.93 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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    Top 3 Kumho Crugen HP91 Reviews

    Given 100% while driving a Ford Kuga (235/50 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 12,000 average miles
    Fitted these tyres to our Ford Kuga 09. I can't fault them at all. We have done over 10k miles on them and they don't appear to be wearing at all. The car has never slid or spun on them. We have been off the road with them although not serious off roading obviously. I did think they were noisy initially but it turned out to be a wheel bearing so no complaints from noise. I wanted to fit michelins as I have them on my works van but the cost difference was too great, I am glad I didn't now. Don't be put off by the name, a really good mid price tyre.
    Helpful 113 - tyre reviewed on February 12, 2017
    Given 96% while driving a Kia Motors Sorento EX 2.5 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
    I replaced Continental with Kumho Crugen HP91 3 years ago. I have covered about 40,000 km and I am very happy with the tires. Very reliable, non-slip, good braking, very good tires for a moderate price, on a par with premium competitors. By the way, I drive a KIA Sorento, and the tires are 255/50 R19.
    Helpful 26 - tyre reviewed on November 13, 2021
    Given 47% while driving a Hyundai Santa Fe (235/60 R18) on a combination of roads for 45,000 easy going miles
    The tyre started shredding on with 30000 km, they tyres came with the car as brand new from factory. Hyundai sante fe. I stay in South Africa
    Helpful 25 - tyre reviewed on October 26, 2021
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    Given 96% while driving a Kia Motors Sorento 2.5 XE Manual (255/50 R19) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
    Great tires, far better than the Goodyear Wrangler I had before. There's no problem with them, they brake well, they don't skid, great on a wet road. Surprisingly good tires for a small price, I'll probably buy them again.
    Helpful 19 - tyre reviewed on January 12, 2022
    Given 97% while driving a Kia Motors sorento (255/55 R19) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
    Supplied new with a Kia Sorento which does a lot of towing a 1600 kg caravan. Done 30k miles before needing new. No problems with wet or dry grip or on wet grass. Not noisy. Only drive at normal speeds but handles well in sports mode on twisty roads. Will replace with same.
    Helpful 19 - tyre reviewed on August 26, 2021
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    Given 89% while driving a Mercedes Benz Mercedes (235/60 R16) on mostly country roads for 8,000 easy going miles
    Drove these on W140 for a year and 12000km - great tyres, I use Kumho on my other cars as the price and quality are very good.
    Helpful 18 - tyre reviewed on April 24, 2021
    Given 81% while driving a Audi SQ5 (255/40 R21 W) on mostly town for 6,000 average miles
    Bought a full set of Kumho Crugen HP91's about 12 months ago as replacements for the factory fitted Pirelli P-Zero's on my 2015 Audi SQ5. The Pirelli's were a good performer, but are stupidly expensive to replace and due to the relatively low treadwear rating they wear out very quickly (around 12,000miles / 20,000km's) and wore on the edges predominantly. Knowing I wanted to move away from the expensive Pirelli's, I found the Kumho's which rated well on multiple websites I looked at (including Tyresales.uk) for overall quality, grip and quietness, were much more reasonably priced, had a higher treadwear rating of 420 (vs 300 on the Pirelli's) so they should last longer when driven in the same manner, and had a more square shape which should help the tyre wear evenly (instead of on the edges like the rounded off Pirelli's). Overall very happy with the Kumho's, they have been on the car now for around 12 months and about 6-7k miles (10,000kms). The tyres are quiet to drive on, grip well in both wet and dry conditions, are wearing evenly and slowly, and look better on the rim compared to the Pirelli's. Steering feel/feedback was also noticeably better with the Kumho's, but hard to compare that aspect on brand new tyres to the worn out Pirelli's they replaced.
    Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on May 19, 2020
    Given 95% while driving a BMW X3 2.0d Sport (235/50 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
    Love these tyres, they’re a bit of a softer compound however they grip much better than hard compound Eco tires.

    These grip extremely well in the wet and dry, safety comes first for me and I’ve always been impressed with Kumho bang for buck.

    In my opinion, the increase in price to go for Pirelli or Michelin is not worth it, I’ve had them and they’re only about 15% better for 2x the cost. Sometimes not even better at all.

    Turn in with wet weather is very good, I was actually surprised when my wife attached a round about pretty fast, I was expecting understeer on the front end but they’re perfect. Very hard to make them spin in wet or dry weather, even with my Diesel which will spin Eco tides with ease.

    Definitely buying again.
    Helpful 23 - tyre reviewed on December 13, 2019
    Given 83% while driving a BMW X3 (235/45 R19 V) on a combination of roads for 15,000 easy going miles
    I have bougth those tyres to replace my front tyres for my BMW X3 (3.0sd, twin turbo 286 HP, 6 speed automatic, 4wd) in June 2018.
    GRIP: DRY: Average, Not good as KU39s, but they are safe enough.
    WET: Average. Not good as KU39s, but safe enough.
    BRAKING: DRY: Good,
    WET: Good.
    WEAR: Very good. Expected life is around 35000 miles. I have driven around 6000 kms in Ukrainian roads. They have extreme potholes and bumps, and my car has faced them frequently. My left front suspension has been broken but my tyres and rims did not! I have used them with 36 to 40 psi pressures for my front tyres (BMW recommends 36 psi for fully loaded car) taking into account 3 psi pressure loss per month and my monthly tire pressure check schedule. (Overpressure: Max Fuel economy, Acceptable grip, Recommended pressure: Normal Fuel economy, Max Grip, Low pressure: Low Fuel economy, unacceptable grip and wear)
    FUEL ECONOMY: They are economic whenever you use them high pressures like I have told above.
    BUY AGAIN: May be but, I priorly prefer Kumho KU39 or Hankook S1Evo if I can find the related measure. Because, their feedback and comfort better marginally.
    Helpful 18 - tyre reviewed on October 25, 2019
    Given 87% while driving a Ford Kuga (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 500 average miles
    Having used Kumho Ecsta model which this tyre replaced I don't expect these to last long, however it's generally a toss up between grip and longevity with tyres and grip is far more important to me. These perform brilliantly with excellent grip in both wet and dry conditions, feedback is excellent as is handling with only a little roll when cornering hard. Compared to the Michelin Primacy tyres these replaced they are extremely comfortable, giving a much smoother drive with less noise. I did less than 100 miles on the Michelin tyres so can't really compare the other qualities.

    I have marked these down for wear based on previous experience but will update my rating in time if required.
    Helpful 30 - tyre reviewed on May 24, 2019
    Given 74% while driving a Hyundai ix35 (225/55 R18 V) on mostly motorways for 12,000 average miles
    I've been buying Kumho tyres for my cars for well over 10 years now. My most recent purchase of Crugen HP91s has made me reconsider buying them in the future. In terms of grip, handling, comfort and feedback there was nothing out of the ordinary. However these appeared to wear a lot quicker than any other Kumhos I've had before. They lasted just 15 months (12,000 miles) before my car failed the MOT on them. I've owned the same car for 3 years, and prior to the Crugen HP91s it had the tyres that were fitted by the previous owner, which lasted well over 2 years and 20,000 miles with me.
    Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on February 25, 2019
    Given 83% while driving a Subaru XV 2.0 D (225/55 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 9,000 spirited miles
    tyres were supplied new with the car and from the first drive the tyres were great for handling dry and wet weather used for one bad winter and the tyres worked well in the snow and ice. a little bit of tyre roll on fast cornering. over all a pretty good tyre just disappointed at how quick the tyre wore out .
    Helpful 25 - tyre reviewed on October 26, 2018
    Ford (235/50 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 1,500 average miles
    Replaced original continentals on my Ford Kuga. Far better in every respect. Just drove 200 miles in snow and behaved impeccably. Will definitely be buying again.
    Helpful 39 - tyre reviewed on December 30, 2017
    Given 90% while driving a Land Rover Evoque (225/55 R19) on mostly town for 0 average miles
    I have never used KUMHO tyres before. Korean tire manufacturers are relatively lesser known than its European and American counterparts. Nonetheless, I decided to try as the price is very attractive. The tyre performed way beyond my expectation. The wear quality was excellent, road noise was significantly reduced compared to the Conti tyres that came with the Range Rover Evoque. I have far greater confidence on wet conditions. Simply a excellent value proposition for a tyre at this price. I highly recommend it.
    Helpful 43 - tyre reviewed on November 7, 2017
    Given 97% while driving a Mitsubishi Shogun 3.2Ltr Diesel LWB (285/55 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
    Perfect tyre for the Shogun. Quiet, responsive, grippy and good on mpg. Replaced some no name branded tyres and the difference was immense. T/C light didn't come on at any point in wet or dry. The noise was deafening but after I fitted these, the burble from the engine was all that could be heard. Wear rate higher than I thought but worth the soft compound for the noise reduction. Handled all road surfaces, wet grass, mud and slush brilliantly, better than I thought as they really do look more like passenger car tyres than full off roaders. Would definitely buy again, impressed with Kumho.
    Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on March 13, 2017