Kumho Ecowing ES31

Kumho has introduced its latest eco tyre, the Ecowing ES31, to the UK market, joining its high performance Ecsta range. The new tyre will gradually replace the established KH27, and is available initially in a total of 38 14 to 17 inch sizes, almost 70 percent of which carry a B label grade for rolling resistance.

This tyre replaced the Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27.

Dry Grip 79%
Wet Grip 73%
Road Feedback 76%
Handling 68%
Wear 73%
Comfort 85%
Buy again 87%

Tyre review data from 13 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 98,606 miles driven.

The Ecowing ES31 is ranked 58th of 146 Summer Premium Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2022 ADAC 16" SUV Summer Tyre Test - 9th of 18 tyres

  • Positive - Top marks in the dry, low wear.
  • Negative - Weakness in the wet.
  • Overall - The Kunho Ecowing ES31 achieves the best results on dry roads in the field and also shows very good wear behavior. However, its performance in the wet is only rated as satisfactory. This leads to a devaluation of the overall rating - the tire is therefore recommended.
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2022 Tyre Tests

  • 9th: 2022 ADAC 16" SUV Summer Tyre Test (215/60 R16)
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    Size Price Range  
    165/70 R14 £38.63 - £53.28 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    175/65 R14 £48.99 - £48.99 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    185/60 R15 £48.55 - £65.32 (3 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    195/60 R15 £47.58 - £65.10 (3 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    195/65 R15 £42.78 - £62.92 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    205/55 R16 £55.99 - £61.51 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    Available in 27 tyre sizes - View all.

    Top 3 Kumho Ecowing ES31 Reviews

    Given 87% while driving a Subaru g3x Justy (175/65 R14 T) on a combination of roads for 500 spirited miles
    Bought these tyres x4 to replace some crappy low tier tyres , i thought i would spend a little more this year (37euros per tyre).
    My car(basically a suzuki 1.5 ignis 4grip) has changed drastically in handling ,rolling noise and better fuel economy.
    I cant really tell if they will last longer but turn in is sharper and grip levels are much better than the savas,infinitys and the original avons!
    Well chuffed with these tyres would deffo buy again!
    Helpful 109 - tyre reviewed on January 7, 2019
    Given 88% while driving a Alfa Romeo GT 1.9 JTD (205/55 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 600 easy going miles
    Huge difference compared to previous set, less noise, more comfort, still good grip in both dry and wet and great reduction of fuel consumption, almost 15% less than the old tires. Hope they will last for long, surely recommend.
    Helpful 49 - tyre reviewed on March 28, 2019
    Given 83% while driving a Ford Focus MK1 (195/60 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 500 easy going miles
    I bought these tyres to replace some Goodyear Efficient Grip tyres, as the price of those tyres has increased substantially since I last bought some, probably 3-4 years ago. The Kumho's were significantly cheaper, but I had read good things about them so thought I would give them a try.

    I haven't noticed any difference in performance compared to the Goodyear tyres. The Kumho's seem to grip just as well in wet or dry conditions. One thing I can say is that the car rides much better over bumpy surfaces, the old GY tyres were sometimes a bit crashy. The Kumho's are also noticeably quieter with less droning on certain types of tarmac.

    I can't comment on how well they will wear as they have only been on two weeks, but I did get 3-4 years out of the old GY tyres before they were ready for replacement, hopefully the Kumho's will last just as long!

    So, overall I am impressed, the tyres drive just as well, are quieter, and were significantly cheaper. When the back tyres are ready for changing, I'll definitely get the same again.
    Helpful 43 - tyre reviewed on June 21, 2019
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    Latest Kumho Ecowing ES31 Reviews

    Toyota Corolla AE101 (165/70 R14) on mostly country roads for 6 average miles
    Noise 9/10, Very good in dry roads 9/10, good in wet 7/10, wear 7/10.
    Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on November 28, 2023
    Given 69% while driving a Hyundai i30 CRDi (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
    Great tyres in the dry. Noticable noise reduction and more comfortable than budget tyres. Some unsettled behaviour in the wet during cornering but much improved over the sumitomo tyres that were fitted when I bought the car.
    Helpful 12 - tyre reviewed on April 6, 2023
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    Given 80% while driving a Alfa Romeo GT 1.8 TS (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 32,000 easy going miles
    Very goot tyres overall, still in good shape after 51.000+ km, planning to keep them for about another 5000 or 6000 km. Good comfort and grip, hot and cold, dry and wet.
    Helpful 8 - tyre reviewed on February 24, 2023
    Given 61% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 1.9 Tdi (205/55 R16) on mostly country roads for 2,000 spirited miles
    Replaced hankook with Kumho. Very poor grip on both wet and dry. Good comfort but will not buy again.
    Helpful 21 - tyre reviewed on June 20, 2022
    Given 89% while driving a Honda Jazz (185/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 26,000 average miles
    Great value tyre. Handles as well as the Michelin tyres that were on the car before, but a lot cheaper on price. An additional benefit is that they haven't started to perish, which the Michelin tyres suffered from.
    Helpful 17 - tyre reviewed on March 12, 2022
    Given 77% while driving a Citroën C4 (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 20,000 easy going miles
    these tyres are very good. The only problem so far is the shoulders are too weak. So beware of pavement borders, potholes. I destroyed two tires already, now I'm trying XL (extraload) ones, hoping the shoulders are tougher. Also, if you drive too fast on corners, tyres tend to "eat" the border because of the shoulders I said. Before I used kumho ku31 ecsta sport: excellent tyres, never had a problem but they were very noisy and tend to step. Also, they wore very slowly because they became very hard after some years. Conclusion: ecowing are excellent, but too weak on the shoulders.
    Helpful 20 - tyre reviewed on November 1, 2021
    Given 85% while driving a Volvo V40 T3 Cross country (205/60 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 2,000 miles
    Had all 4 put on volvo v40 replacing michellin must say not alot of difference apart from in the wet michellin scrape it but price wise kumho are #1 reduce road noise handling is on par would I buy these tyres again? Too right I will
    Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on February 3, 2021
    Given 86% while driving a Honda Jazz (185/60 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 7,000 easy going miles
    The three year old car came with half worn Michelin tyres however the pressure warning sensor kept being triggered. So I decided to try replacing the tyres. Four of these tyres fitted for just over £200 seemed a good deal. In fact I've been really impressed by these tyres, they seem better than the Michelin's. Cheaper, don't trigger the pressure sensors and only 1mm of wear in 7000 miles. These tyres also slightly improved my mpg.
    Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on October 25, 2020
    Given 70% while driving a SEAT Ibiza TSi (185/65 R15 H) on mostly town for 2,000 spirited miles
    Reasonable OE tires that came with my Seat Ibiza MY2020. Nothing spectacular but certainly not bad. Unfortunately one of them got damaged and it was incredibly hard to get a replacement, availability is pretty bad at least where I live. I had to sell the rest and upgrade all 4 tires to an Efficientgrip Performance 2, seperate review on that one.
    Helpful 26 - tyre reviewed on August 28, 2020
    Given 64% while driving a Vauxhall zafira 1.9 cdti 150 bhp (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 5,000 easy going miles
    Had the new tyres for a year now, original tyres were bridgstone turanza. The first thing i noticed was how quiet the vehicle was with increased levels of comfort, especially when crossing speed humps, much more compliant. I undertake some long motorway journeys, monthly and recorded significant improvement to the fuel economy app 5/6mpg ( cruising around 65mph). Too early to comment on wear and tyre life but it's looks promising.
    i think they are good value for the money!
    Helpful 42 - tyre reviewed on June 19, 2019