Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27

The Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27 is a Premium Touring Summer tire designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tire has been replaced by the Kumho Ecowing ES31.

Tire Reviews

Dry Grip 75%
Wet Grip 62%
Road Feedback 72%
Handling 58%
Wear 76%
Comfort 79%
Buy again 64%

Tire review data from 18 tire reviews averaging 69% over 218,000 miles driven.

The Ecowing ES01 KH27 is ranked 99th of 136 Summer Premium Touring tires.

Latest Tire Test Results

2019 ADAC Summer Tire Test - 185/65 R15 - 6th of 16 tires

  • Positive - Good fuel consumption and wear.
  • Negative - Slightly weak in the dry and wet.
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2018 AutoBild Summer Tire Overview - 28th of 47 tires

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2017 ADAC 195/65 R15 Summer Tire Test - 10th of 16 tires

  • Positive - Low fuel consumption
  • Negative - Slightly weak in the wet, high wear
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2019 Tire Tests

  • 6th: 2019 ADAC Summer Tire Test - 185/65 R15 (185/65 R15)
  • 2018 Tire Tests

  • 28th: 2018 AutoBild Summer Tire Overview (195/65 R15)
  • 2017 Tire Tests

  • 10th: 2017 ADAC 195/65 R15 Summer Tire Test (195/65 R15)
  • 2016 Tire Tests

  • 7th: 2016 ADAC Tire Test - 185/65 R15 (185/65 R15)
  • 2015 Tire Tests

  • 12th: 2015 Auto Bild Top 18 Summer Tire Test (185/60 R15)
  • 14th: 2015 Market Overview - Braking Test (185/60 R15)
  • 15th: 2015 European Tire Test 185/60R14 (185/60 R14)
  • 2014 Tire Tests

  • 9th: 2014 ADAC 195/65 R15 Summer Tire Test (195/65 R15)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    185/55 R14 80H   E B 70 6.68kgs
    165/60 R14 75H   C C 70 6.08kgs
    165/60 R14 75H   E C 70 6.10kgs
    175/60 R14 79T   E B 70 6.13kgs
    175/60 R14 79H   E B 70 6.18kgs
    175/60 R14 79H   E C 70 6.13kgs
    175/60 R14 79T   E B 70 6.18kgs
    185/60 R14 82H   E B 70 7.11kgs
    185/60 R14 82T   B B 70 6.85kgs
    185/60 R14 82H   E B 70 7.09kgs
    195/60 R14 86H   C B 70 7.80kgs
    195/60 R14 86V   E B 70 7.60kgs
    195/60 R14 86V   E B 70 7.91kgs
    195/60 R14 86V   E B 70 7.60kgs
    195/60 R14 86H   C B 70 7.75kgs
    155/65 R14 75T   C B 70 5.77kgs
    175/65 R14 82T   C B 70 6.65kgs
    175/65 R14 86T XL   B C 70 6.33kgs
    175/65 R14 82T   C B 70 6.74kgs
    175/65 R14 82H   E B 70 6.70kgs
    175/65 R14 82H   E C 70 6.57kgs
    175/65 R14 82T   E B 70 6.80kgs
    185/65 R14 86H   C C 70 7.16kgs
    185/65 R14 86T   B B 70 7.09kgs
    185/65 R14 86H   C B 70 6.99kgs
    195/65 R14 89H   C B 70 8.00kgs
    195/65 R14 89H   C B 70 7.94kgs
    165/70 R14 81T   C B 68 6.47kgs
    165/70 R14 81T   C B 70 6.41kgs
    175/70 R14 88T XL   C B 70 7.36kgs
    175/70 R14 84T   B B 70 6.73kgs
    175/70 R14 88T XL   C B 70 7.15kgs
    175/70 R14 84H   E B 70 6.84kgs
    185/70 R14 88H   C B 70 7.54kgs
    185/70 R14 88H   C B 70 7.70kgs
    185/70 R14 88T   C B 70 7.50kgs
    195/70 R14 91T   C B 70 8.39kgs
    195/70 R14 91H   C B 70 8.19kgs
    195/70 R14 91H   C B 70 8.53kgs
    195/70 R14 91T   C B 70 8.09kgs
    175/80 R14 88T   C B 70 7.43kgs
    175/80 R14 88T   C B 70 7.64kgs
    175/50 R15 75H   E C 70 6.68kgs
    175/50 R15 75H   E C 70 6.55kgs
    195/50 R15 82H   E C 70 7.26kgs
    195/50 R15 82H   E B 70 7.31kgs
    175/55 R15 77T   E C 70 6.65kgs
    175/55 R15 77T   E C 70 6.76kgs
    185/55 R15 86H XL   C C 71 7.03kgs
    185/55 R15 82H   E B 70 7.17kgs
    185/55 R15 86V XL   C B 70 7.96kgs
    185/55 R15 82H   E B 70 7.36kgs
    195/55 R15 85H   E B 70 7.66kgs
    195/55 R15 85H   C B 70 7.68kgs
    175/60 R15 81H   E C 70 6.68kgs
    175/60 R15 81H   E C 70 6.71kgs
    185/60 R15 84H   C C 69 7.56kgs
    185/60 R15 88H XL   C B 70 8.24kgs
    185/60 R15 84T   E B 70 7.25kgs
    185/60 R15 84T   B B 70 7.28kgs
    195/60 R15 88V   B B 69 8.02kgs
    195/60 R15 88H   B C 69 7.89kgs
    195/60 R15 88V   B B 69 7.95kgs
    195/60 R15 88H   C B 69 7.91kgs
    205/60 R15 91H   C C 70 8.39kgs
    205/60 R15 91V   C C 70 8.54kgs
    205/60 R15 91V   C B 70 8.61kgs
    205/60 R15 91H   C B 70 8.51kgs
    215/60 R15 94V   E B 70 9.79kgs
    215/60 R15 94V   E B 70 9.92kgs
    145/65 R15 72T   E C 70 5.71kgs
    145/65 R15 72T   C C 70 5.64kgs
    165/65 R15 81H   E C 70 6.47kgs
    175/65 R15 84T   E C 70 7.00kgs
    175/65 R15 84T   E C 70 6.89kgs
    175/65 R15 84H   C C 70 6.84kgs
    175/65 R15 84H   C B 70 6.89kgs
    185/65 R15 88T   E B 70 7.60kgs
    185/65 R15 88V   C B 70 7.71kgs
    185/65 R15 88H   B B 68  
    185/65 R15 88T   C B 70 7.49kgs
    185/65 R15 88H   E B 70 7.60kgs
    185/65 R15 88H   C B 70 7.52kgs
    185/65 R15 88H   C C 70 7.77kgs
    185/65 R15 88H   B B 71 7.01kgs
    195/65 R15 91T   E B 69 8.51kgs
    195/65 R15 95H XL   C C 70 8.97kgs
    195/65 R15 91H   A C 69 7.48kgs
    195/65 R15 91H   C C 69 7.61kgs
    195/65 R15 91V   C B 69 8.39kgs
    205/65 R15 94H   C B 70 9.11kgs
    205/65 R15 94H   C B 70 9.26kgs
    215/65 R15 100V XL   C B 70 10.39kgs
    215/65 R15 100V XL   C B 70 10.62kgs
    215/65 R15 96H   C B 70 9.85kgs
    215/65 R15 96H   C B 70 10.11kgs
    195/50 R16 84H   E C 70 7.86kgs
    195/50 R16 84H   E B 70 7.75kgs
    205/50 R16 87V   E C 71 8.85kgs
    205/50 R16 87V   E C 71 8.85kgs
    195/55 R16 87H   E C 70 8.17kgs
    195/55 R16 87H   E C 70 8.20kgs
    195/55 R16 87H   C C 71 8.14kgs
    205/55 R16 91H   C C 71 8.67kgs
    205/55 R16 91H   B B 69 8.86kgs
    205/55 R16 91H   B B 69 8.94kgs
    195/60 R16 89V   E C 70 9.02kgs
    205/60 R16 92H   B B 69 8.63kgs
    205/60 R16 92H   B B 69 8.76kgs
    205/60 R16 96V XL   C B 71 8.70kgs
    205/60 R16 92H   C B 69 9.25kgs
    205/60 R16 92V   C B 69 9.56kgs
    205/60 R16 96V XL   C B 71 9.59kgs
    215/60 R16 99H XL   C B 72 10.66kgs
    215/60 R16 95V   C C 71 10.21kgs
    215/60 R16 95V   C C 71 9.95kgs
    225/60 R16 98V   C C 71 10.75kgs
    235/60 R16 100H   C C 71 11.98kgs
    235/60 R16 100H   C C 71 11.57kgs
    205/65 R16 95W   C B 70 9.33kgs
    215/65 R16 98H   B B 71 10.58kgs
    225/70 R16 103H   C C 71 12.03kgs
    225/70 R16 103H   C C 71 11.90kgs
    205/55 R17 91W   C B 71 9.26kgs
    205/55 R17 91W   C B 69 11.56kgs
    235/55 R17 99H   C C 71 11.71kgs
    235/55 R17 99H   C B 71 11.88kgs

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    Top 3 Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27 Reviews

    Given 75% while driving a Mazda mx 5 (185/60 R14 R) on mostly country roads for 6,000 spirited miles
    Only just got these tires a few days ago, so I can't speak for some of the categories.
    Initial impression is very good, its been chucking it down since I got the tires fitted and the wet grip is much much better than with the previous set of Conti's.
    Its quieter and smoother with a nice amount of feedback.

    So far well worth the change.
    Helpful 137 - tire reviewed on February 22, 2015
    Given 91% while driving a Toyota Corona (195/65 R15) on mostly country roads for 50,000 spirited miles
    very good tires on Toyota fielder. I have done 50,00km but still have some threat to roll on. Weaker Sidewall for the Kenyan roads king-potholes. generally they are very good tires. good value for money.
    Helpful 36 - tire reviewed on December 7, 2017
    Given 100% while driving a Mitsubishi Lancer GLX (195/60 R15 H) on mostly motorways for 3,000 spirited miles
    Best Choice tires
    Helpful 35 - tire reviewed on November 10, 2017
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    Latest Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27 Reviews

    MINI (175/65 R15) on mostly country roads for 4,000 spirited miles
    You can feel a loss of grip in less favourable conditions, that being said if you don't cane it, they are more than appropriate. I wouldn't recommend these if you are a keen driver, in an FWD they are just a little too eager to let go. Perfect for Mavis and her Honda Jazz- going to the shops and back won't be an issue, sadly no auto testing.
    Helpful 2 - tire reviewed on April 12, 2021
    Given 100% while driving a Toyota Corolla Altis (195/65 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
    Got these ECOWings on my Toyota last year, and my o my, highly stable, smooth, silent and fuel saving tire. Smooth on rough roads and high road bumps tolerance. It almost feel like im driving Michelins Energy Savers, its been around 16000kms and the tire is like brand new. I would definitely use this tire for my other cars and recommend to others aswell.
    Helpful 8 - tire reviewed on September 20, 2020
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    Given 10% while driving a Honda Stream (205/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 easy going miles
    I had a pair of these put on the front of a front wheel drive Honda stream, they seemed ok so got some put on the back when needed. These are the worst tire I have ever had. The back end slips on slightest corners, roundabouts, etc. and this is at normal speeds and even in dry conditions - you can hear them screech when it is dry. They were so bad I took them off the back, this is the only time I have ever taken a tire off, and I have had some rubbish in my time! They are ok on the front, and seem to grip where they are pointed, but for the back have no lateral grip whatsoever. They start to split in the tread too as they wear.

    I have had Bridgestone Turanza (very average, not great) Goodyear efficient grip, and Landsail LS388 (don't knock them until you have tried them), and both of the Goodyear and Landsail stick to the road at all times, but the Goodyear don't last too long on the front.
    Helpful 3 - tire reviewed on January 5, 2020
    Given 86% while driving a Peugeot 106 s16 (185/55 R14) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
    Overall very very pleased with these tires. Used BF Goodrich and Toyo previously and both were just horrible in the rain as well as thread wear. These feel like a much more expensive/premium tire. Will fit them on more vehicles. Congrats for this quality.
    Helpful 5 - tire reviewed on November 14, 2019
    Given 95% while driving a Kia Motors Cerato Forte (205/55 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 40,000 miles
    Very comfortable tires and have good traction control
    Helpful 27 - tire reviewed on October 14, 2017
    Given 66% while driving a Vauxhall (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
    These have to be the worst tires I have ever owned. In the dry they are fantastic, low noise, good grip and great fuel economy. In the wet if you are cornering or pulling away they slip and slide all over the place. In a straight line they seem to disperse the water as there rating seems to suggest. I have no confidence in them when negotiating bends and if you push them at all when cornering you start to drift across the road rather disconcerting at motorway speeds. I definitely would not buy again.
    Helpful 31 - tire reviewed on January 5, 2016
    Given 29% while driving a Nissan Qashqai (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
    Had them on Nissan Qashqai for 6 months during the summer (British summer). Have slid more times on these tires than any literature ever. Been driving for 25years never slid until fitting these. Can't take a large roundabout at 30mph. I am changing back to Yokahama in October. I would not trust these even in mild British winter.
    Helpful 3 - tire reviewed on September 6, 2015
    Given 45% while driving a Volkswagen TakeUp (165/70 R14 T) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
    I had these fitted to my VW Up and after the second skid on a damp roundabout, I replaced them with proper tires. The tires were dangerous. I have in 18 year never had a skid, except on ice due to driver error. About a month after replacing all my tires, I was going acorss a very wide and damp roundabout, about to exit, and I lost control of the rear. The car spun 180 degrees and came off the road. I was going no faster than other cars, about 30mph, and the driving was smooth. By some miracle I did not hit another car, or a lamp post. Three weeks later, going round a smaller damp roundabout, at 20mph, the same speed as the car in front, I lost the rear again. This time I was able to regain control. Even on a dry road the steering felt wooly, and I had the sensation sometimes of the tires sliding. I put on some decent premium tires, and the improvement is dramatic. The car was originally supplied new with Hankook Kinergy tires which were fine. The KH27 tires I had are not fit for purpose. Note that straight line braking was fine. But transverse grip on a damp road was very poor. I owned these for about three months, which was three months too long. Kumho asked for them back, so perhaps they were faulty. Note that the front and back were from two batches, since I had the rear ones fitted a few weeks after the front ones. At the time of the first skid I had done maybe 1,000 miles.
    Helpful 22 - tire reviewed on June 7, 2015
    Given 96% while driving a Skoda Rapid TSI (185/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 1,000 easy going miles
    A trully efficient tire!
    This set of 4x kumho tires cost just over £200 fitted, and the fuel it is saving me will pay off the cost of the tires over its lifetime. I am getting 6.5% better fuel econemy running these over the standard continental tires fitted from factory.
    Dry grip and wet grip are exceptional and wet grip braking is among the best i have encountered. Tire noise is minimal and balancing the tires were easy.
    overall these are among my favourite tires i have fitted to any previous vehicle. When pushed these tires can hold there own, either under hard acceleration, braking or cornering, with no imminent feel of braking away. But when driven sensibly they are a wonder, transforming the vehicle into a comfortable quiet car, hiding many pot holes and uneven road surfaces common to the uk.
    These tires are better than leading premium brands for my style of driving on my current vehicle. Wear after 1000 miles is next to none And for just over £200 for 4x fitted, new valves and balanced tires there are little other options to choose from, none of them would be as good.
    A revolutionary tire. Well done kumho. 9/10.
    Helpful 2 - tire reviewed on February 21, 2015
    Given 20% while driving a Skoda Fabia 1.4 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,000 easy going miles
    The Ecowing KH27 is a truly awful tire possibly the worst you can buy.



    Doesn't grip in the wet or the dry.



    Yes they are quiet but when they spin in the dry they make the highest pitch scream I've ever heard from a tire.



    I've driven on bold tires in the wet that hold better then these.



    1/10
    TERRIBLE TYRE!.
    Helpful 13 - tire reviewed on September 3, 2014