while driving a
Hyundai coupe 2.0 gls
(215/45 R17) on
mostly country roads
These are budget tyres and perform in line with their price. Reasonably comfortable & quiet on normal roads at normal air temperatures for standard summer tyres (7C+). Stable & predictable tyre so far.
WET: If you are going to drive often in rain / wet, especially if in busy traffic where you may need to stop suddenly in the wet in cooler conditions, I would NOT recommend these.
As for all standard summer tyres, the grip is noticeably worse with air / ashphalt falling much below 10C (50F).
For country road & non-congested highway easy-cruising, comfortable & ok.
Fitted on front wheels only (front wheel drive).
Dry grip acceptable for the price. Predictable handling in the dry & subjectively as good as previous Kumho Ecsta's (which tended to complain / squeal cornering on warm ashpalt, even without pushing hard).
The RoadX U11's make a kind of unique gentle grinding / humming noise when pushed in corners on ashphalt.
Grip is relatively good on uneven small roads with broken ashphalt with some chippings & gravel / dirt covering.
WET ashphalt... braking distance longer than higher mid-range tyres, ABS activates sooner. WET ashphalt cornering... if you push you get more understeer than with more premium tyres (front wheel drive with them on front only, (with premium tyres on back with 4mm)).
Understeer of the front is progressive, not sudden (so far).
Personally, I would not try these on the rear of a rear-wheel-drive car In wet conditions, assuming they would behave similarly to how they do on front-drive.
WEAR rate: GOOD. Considering I sometimes push in corners and drive some rough gravel roads, the ROADX U11's are showing almost no wear so far, except slight wear on corner (normal on front-drive car). Previous Kumho's were softer & wore faster.