Kumho Winter Craft WP52

The Kumho Winter Craft WP52 is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 7 tyre reviews averaging 68% over 64,000 miles driven, and 6 tests with an average result of 14th.

Dry Grip 77%
Wet Grip 69%
Road Feedback 70%
Handling 73%
Wear 75%
Comfort 73%
Buy again 62%
Snow Grip 70%
Ice Grip 48%

First On MarketApril 2022
Wheel Size13 - 19"
Width155 - 245mm
Profile35 - 80
Rolling ResistanceC - D
Wet GripA - B
Noise (dB)71 - 72
Winter Rating3PMSF Rated

The Winter Craft WP52 is ranked 54th of 66 Winter Premium Touring tyres.

This tyre replaced the Kumho Winter Craft WP51.

Tests Included

6

Best Result

7th

Worst Result

25th

Average Result

14th

Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
9th of 13 tyres
  • Strong in the dry with good subjective handling in all conditions.
  • Weakest tyre in the wet overall, low aquaplaning resistance
  • The Kumho Winter Craft WP52 has a similar performance overall to the Falken, but it was a little better in the snow and had a slightly better rolling resistance, but couldn't match the Falken in wet handling. Tit for tat between the two brands.
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2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
7th of 12 tyres
  • Good winter qualities, safe driving behavior on dry track, short wet and dry braking distances, low price level.
  • Limited aquaplaning safety, moderate lateral guidance in wet conditions.
  • Good.
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SizeFuelWetNoise
13 inch
155/80 R13 79 TDB71
14 inch
185/70 R14 88 TDB71
185/60 R14 82 TDB71
185/60 R14 82 TDB71
175/65 R14 82 TDB71
165/70 R14 81 TDB71
165/70 R14 81 TDB71
175/65 R14 82 TDB71
15 inch
195/65 R15 91 TCB72
195/55 R15 85 HCB72
195/65 R15 95 T XLCB72
195/65 R15 91 TCB72
195/65 R15 91 HCB72
195/65 R15 95 T XLCB72
185/65 R15 88 HDB71
185/65 R15 88 HDB71
185/65 R15 88 TDB71
185/65 R15 88 TDB71
16 inch
205/60 R16 92 HCB72
205/60 R16 96 H XLCB72
205/60 R16 96 H XLCB72
215/60 R16 99 H XLCB72
215/60 R16 99 H XLCB72
205/55 R16 94 V XLCB72
205/55 R16 94 V XLCB72
205/60 R16 92 HCB72
205/55 R16 94 H XLCB72
205/55 R16 91 HCB72
205/55 R16 91 TCB72
205/55 R16 91 TCB72
205/55 R16 91 HCB72
17 inch
225/60 R17 103 V XLCB72
225/50 R17 98 V XLCB72
235/65 R17 108 V XLCB72
225/50 R17 94 HCB72
225/50 R17 94 HCB72
225/50 R17 98 V XLCB72
225/45 R17 94 V XLCB72
225/45 R17 94 V XLCB72
205/50 R17 93 V XLCB72
205/50 R17 93 V XLCB72
215/55 R17 98 V XLCB72
215/55 R17 98 V XLCB72
225/45 R17 91 HCB72
18 inch
245/45 R18 100 V XLCB72
235/60 R18 107 V XLCB72
225/40 R18 92 V XLCB72
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YouTube Review

Top 3 Kumho Winter Craft WP52 Reviews

Given 78% while driving a Audi A3 Sportback (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
I have WP52 on my A3 Sportback. Very good tyre, excellent grip on snow, and dry roads, satisfy grip on wet road.
Helpful 40 - tyre reviewed on February 28, 2023
Given 60% while driving a Hyundai elantra (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 8,000 average miles
Good dry handling and traction, average wet and below expectations on snow as for a winter tyre. Noise depends a lot on tyre pressure
Helpful 40 - tyre reviewed on February 28, 2023
Given 79% while driving a Ford 05 Mondeo 185 (modded) diesel (195/55 R15) on a combination of roads for 3,000 spirited miles
Nice grip both on snow and on dry/wet roads. Wear seems a little high, but we'll see how long they'll last.
Helpful 38 - tyre reviewed on January 16, 2023
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Latest Kumho Winter Craft WP52 Reviews

Given 74% while driving a Audi A4 1.8T Quattro (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
Fitted these tyres late 2023. The price was good and the reviews were OK. After one very mild winter I can say that these tyres are not perfect but they don't disappoint.

Dry grip is good, wet grip is also ok. Under braking the car is predictable and stable. Didn't experience any aquaplanning at all.

They're very resistant to wear, after about 8000km they appear good as new, but time will tell how long they last.

Grip on snow is mediocre but combined with the AWD the car managed everything I threw at it, from 20cm of fresh snow to awfully wet sludge on a dirt road, they got me through.

They're very comfortable over potholes, a bit noisy but that's expected from an aggressive tyre pattern, they're structurally strong although a bit heavy (tyre fitter told me it's the heaviest he had at that size) and they increased fuel consumption slightly. They're not sporty but they're not meant to be, so I won't be commenting on that.

The Pirelli Sottozero 3 I had before were a bit better in every way but the price on the Kumho's makes them worth it.
Helpful 5 - tyre reviewed on April 9, 2024
Given 69% while driving a Tesla Model 3 LR (225/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 25,000 average miles
25,000km already done with these wp52s, they are generally good but a slight feeling of vagueness in terms of grip in the wet, in the dry you can feel the tires working in the turns, always this feeling a little vague. On the snow the traction is good, it does the job.
The tires consume a little more than summer tires, and they are of course a little noisier.
But the price-performance ratio is very good compared to the competition, for cheap it does the job without being exceptional.
Helpful 5 - tyre reviewed on March 4, 2024
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