Kia Motors Forte Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Cooper Zeon RS3 A (3) 97% 93% 93% 90% 93% 90%
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (238) 91% 89% 82% 85% 75% 80%
Kumho Ecsta HS51 (27) 88% 84% 77% 80% 79% 84%
Michelin Primacy 4 (101) 86% 83% 77% 78% 84% 86%
Bridgestone Adrenalin RE003 (75) 91% 79% 83% 86% 70% 73%
Firenza ST22 (4) 83% 87% 55% 83% 90% 85%
Hankook Ventus V12 evo k110 (114) 84% 75% 76% 78% 74% 79%
GT Radial Champiro HPY (22) 88% 80% 74% 73% 61% 77%
Michelin Primacy LC (11) 81% 77% 64% 65% 70% 86%
Bridgestone Potenza S001 (126) 85% 73% 77% 76% 69% 64%
Aptany RA301 (16) 75% 70% 70% 69% 53% 68%
Nexen N Blue HD (11) 76% 72% 67% 61% 59% 56%
Hankook Ventus ME01 K144 (8) 63% 46% 69% 60% 65% 71%
Silverstone Atlantis V7 (6) 70% 42% 53% 50% 66% 52%
Silverstone M5 Synergy (16) 58% 30% 46% 45% 65% 37%

Kia Motors Forte Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Kumho Ecsta HS51 given 83% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
I think it’s very easy to use. The grip on dry and wet ground is very strong, and it’s not very noisy to walk on unsightly sections
tyre reviewed on 2021-04-22 07:31:58
Writing about the Aptany RA301 given 86% (215-45-17-)
Driving on mostly town for 3106 easy going miles
I'll be honest about buying these. The car they went on is a 2011 Kia Forte SX, that is driven mostly by my wife, to and from work on weekdays. I drive it on weekends when we run around town for groceries and such. given that it's on a 9 year old daily driven car, that is driven pretty conservatively, I didn't want to spend a lot on tires. I'm not willing to spend a boat load of money on a car that may expire in the near future. The last set of budget tires, with similar tread wear rating of ~300 lasted 2 summers. So if we get the same out of these, I'll be happy. Some would argue that spending more money on tires that would last, say 4 summers, would be a better choice. But, I like a value, and many times, budget doesn't allow spending that much on rubber at any given time. These were purchased in late March 2020, and mounted in mid April. Oil change was just done on July 7 2020, as well as a tire rotation. Wear has been even, and assuming that depth at new was 8mm, after 5000kms, they are down to just under 7mm. So, not bad at all for a 340 treadwear tire. When they were first mounted, both y wife and I noticed they were a bit noisier than the ones they replaced. On par with our winters. I also noticed they were a bit twitchy, as if the car needed an alignment. They track well now, and are very quiet on new pavement. It hasn't rained in a while, so I can't quite comment on how they perform in the rain. That being said, I adjust my driving for the conditions, so I'm sure they'll be ok. Would I buy them again? If it's for the Kia, then yes. But, I've got my eyes on Rotalla next time.
tyre reviewed on 2020-07-08 18:27:35
Writing about the Nexen N Blue HD given 69% (205-55-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 15000 spirited miles
Got these in my from the OEM in a KIA Forte.
In the beginning, the tires were great, they felt awesome, great grip dry and wet, but after 10,000 kms, I discovered "bumps" in one tire, a big one. I then use the spare tire (same tire) and it also gets a bump in the side. Suddenly, I don't know when, I've got a second bump in the tire, definitely I must change it (the 4 of them I suppose now).
Also after +20,000 kms, I start feeling less grip in the dry road. Also I kind of feeling "less contact" to the road.
Also, they sound more when breaking or in rough curves. Neither of these sounds happens at the beginning.
Know at high speeds, when need more breaks, I feel how the car moves a little to the sides left-right, despite I have ABS. So I feel the grip also is getting worse.
I drive a lot between cities in Mexico, and I know the quality of the streets in Mexico isn't the best, In Mexico City also there are more bumps than the lunar surface, so these tires are not suitable for this country.
Also, the wear is not great.
For Mexico's streets, I recommend Michelin Energy XM2, it really supports rough treatment... believe, sadly this model is now discontinued by Michelin for this size.
tyre reviewed on 2019-03-10 17:45:08
Writing about the Hankook Ventus ME01 K144 given 27% (205-55-16-)
Driving on mostly town for 0 average miles
worst tyre ever
tyre reviewed on 2018-12-13 07:41:25
Writing about the Firenza ST22 given 85% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly town for 0 average miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2018-08-23 16:57:35
Writing about the Michelin Primacy 4 given 92% (205-55-16-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 30 average miles
Just bought the Primacy 4 tyres yesterday. This morning nearly ended in a chain car collision at the expressway and fortunately, Primacy 4 short braking distance plus firm stick to ground save me from getting into the car accident. Superb braking effect and will definitely chose and stay to use this Primacy 4 continuously. Last tyre PS4 but noisy on the road, Primacy 4 is quiet, good and value for money.
tyre reviewed on 2018-08-15 03:39:29
Writing about the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 given 97% (215-45-17-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 5000 average miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2018-03-27 05:20:08
Writing about the Bridgestone Adrenalin RE003 given 79% (215-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 25000 spirited miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2018-03-27 05:18:32
Writing about the Silverstone Atlantis V7 given 57% (215-45-17-W)
Driving on mostly town for 100 average miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2017-12-28 10:55:01
Writing about the Silverstone M5 Synergy given 41% (215-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
these tires camestock for my first car. i was clueless back then and used these impending doom tires for 3 years until they were worn. dry grip is fair. wet grip is absolutely horrible. i was driving 40 km/h on a wet road and my car slid to the opposite lane when taking a corner. that, and other numerous incidents. switched to PS3, felt more confident and understood about tires more.

cheap rubber, only possible use is to burn them on track during dry condition
tyre reviewed on 2017-12-11 17:31:16
Writing about the Cooper Zeon RS3 A given 91% (225-45-18-)
Driving on mostly town for 600 spirited miles
I purchased these tyres with some skepticism as to the affordablity of the tyre. The seemingly low price for the high advertised ratings. I was very pleasantly surprised at the performance of this great tyre. I recommend this tyre to anyone who wants a great all year performance oriented tyre and they have somehow made it extremely comfortable and responsive at the same time. It's seems in the tyre industry one aspect suffers at the expense of another. ie. Comfort over traction or the opposite as one example
tyre reviewed on 2017-06-21 10:11:21
Writing about the Hankook Ventus V12 evo k110 given 67% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 16000 average miles
I fitted this tyres and felt that it is very quiet but after 16000km of travelling, the wet grip is lousy. Going through puddle of water makes the car slip and I have to control to bring the car back to track. This happened a few times and I seriously will think thrice when coming to buy this tyre again.
tyre reviewed on 2013-03-31 12:36:04
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