Kumho Mohave AT KL-63 Tire Review & Rating
The Kumho Mohave AT KL-63 features some of the latest tire technology from a company that has a number of truck and SUV tires in their lineup. Sporting an attractive, yet aggressive tread design, the KL63 is engineered for drivers of sport trucks, SUV’s, Jeeps and other vehicles.
The all-season and all-terrain tread compound utilizes Kumho’s ESCOT technology, which reduces the stresses on the cord edges of the tire and provides a more even contact patch. The result is increased road stability and enhanced cornering grip.
Cross grooves combine with lateral grooves to increase traction and handling on wet road surfaces. These deep grooves effectively evacuate water from under the footprint and reduce the risk of hydroplaning.
Snow traction is a strong area for the Mohave AT. It carries the “Severe Snow” emblem on the sidewall, indicating that this tire offers basically the same performance you would find with a standard snow tire. Treadwear is improved through the tapered block edges around the shoulders, while road noise is reduced with the straight center rib block around the tire.
Inside the tread you will find two steel belts with spirally wrapped nylon for added reinforcement and durability. Kumho includes a 50,000 mile tread guarantee on P-metric sizes.
- Traction and handling on dry, wet and snow covered road surfaces is excellent
- Very good performance on gravel, dirt and grass
- Cornering grip is outstanding
- Tire is quiet and rides comfortably
- Not the best for muddy or very rocky terrain
Note: Since our review was published, Kumho has discontinued the KL-63.
This Kumho all-terrain tire is a pleasant surprise and one that hasn’t received a lot of attention… yet. The aggressive looking tread design delivers excellent performance, especially on wet/snow covered roads. (With the Severe Snow emblem it performs just as good as a standard winter tire.) Beyond that, the cornering grip makes this tire fun to drive on if more spirited driving is something you enjoy.
Ride comfort is another strong suit of this tire, and you’ll notice that road noise is not as pronounced on this model as it can be on other comparable tires. Going off-road is not an issue for the KL-63, but deep mud and very rocky terrain is not what this model was built for, so you should keep that in mind. Overall, a solid AT tire that is priced low and comes in at a good value.
What Vehicles Will The Mohave KL-63 Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Chevrolet Colorado, Silverado, Tahoe, Trailblazer, Suburban
- Dodge Dakota, Ram
- Ford Expedition, Explorer, F-150, Ranger
- GMC Sierra, Yukon
- Honda Pilot
- Hummer H3
- Hyundai Santa Fe
- Jeep Liberty, Grand Cherokee
- Land Rover Rangerover
- Mazda B3000
- Nissan Titan
- Toyota Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, 4Runner
LT235/75R15C1 104S W
30X9.50R15/C1 104R W
245/70R17 110T OWL
P255/65R17 108T OWL
P275/65R18 114T OWL
Prices on the KL-63 range from approximately $120 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
A 50,000 mile treadlife guarantee is included on P-metric sizes. Tire uniformity is warranted for the first year or first 2/32 inch of treadwear.
Materials and workmanship are guaranteed for 6-years and include free replacement during the first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or until the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
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