The Ecsta PA31 is Kumho's newest high performance all-season tire designed for
sport coupes and sedan drivers. With high traction street performance in mind, the PA31 also combines lower noise
and increased comfort to go with a longer tread life.
A new high-tech tread compound and directional tread pattern deliver increased
grip on dry or wet pavement, while also providing increased steering response, cornering stability and braking
The tire's four circumferential grooves and numerous cross grooves enhance wet
traction and reduce the risk of hydroplaning, which is strong point on this tire. Winter handling is improved
through high density sipes around the tread and unique tread block edges that give the tire added bite in the rain
or on snow and ice.
Inside the tire you'll find two steel belts with nylon reinforcement and Kumho's
Escot Technology that optimizes cord tension distribution in the sidewall. Ride comfort is increased through the
use of variable pitch shoulder blocks that reduce road noise. Kumho has 15 - 18 inch sizes available in the PA31,
and they come with a V speed rating. A 50,000 mile tread warranty is also included.
Dry and wet traction
Smooth and quiet ride
Would like just a bit more cornering grip
Kumho has done a good job with the new Ecsta PA31 as high performance all-season
tires go. The traction and handling in year round conditions is good, and ride comfort is equally as impressive.
It's very smooth and road noise is minimal as well. Braking performance on dry or wet road surfaces is
Cornering grip and overall stability is above average for the PA31, although we
tend to like to push the limits and feel we should be able to get a bit more out of it. But for the vast majority
of drivers, it delivers solid performance that is more than adequate. A 500 UTQG rating means you should get a
longer lasting tread life, which makes this a good value in performance tires. Early reviews from other drivers
confirm our findings. All in all we really like this model and highly recommend it.
Kumho provides a 6-year or 50,000 mile tread warranty on the PA31. (Mileage is
reduced by half if front and rear sizes are different.) Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first year or first
2/32 inch of wear.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-years and include free replacement
during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down
to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.