Kumho Road Venture AT51 Tire Review & Rating

Launched in June, 2015, the new Kumho Road Venture AT51 will eventually replace the older AT KL78 all-terrain model. Built for drivers of all types of light duty pickups, jeeps and SUV’s, the AT51 offers a number of new features that are designed to deliver increased traction, especially in snow, as well as added ride comfort and longer treadlife.

Kumho utilizes a new dual silica tread compound that has been created to better withstand cuts, punctures and bruising from rough off-road terrain. Taking a look at the tread pattern may have you thinking it looks somewhat similar to the BFG All Terrain KO. We like how Kumho has integrated full-depth stepped circumferential grooves on the AT51 which helps with off-road traction on loose dirt and gravel.

Kumho Road Venture AT51 Tire Review

The tapered tread blocks give this tire better clean out capabilities, as well as enhanced traction in mud, slush and deeper snow. You’ll find that the tread doesn’t pack up as much as some all-terrain tires in this class. The Kumho AT51 features the mountain snowflake emblem and is a big step-up from the older KL78 when it comes to driving in rough winter weather conditions. It has the type of traction you would find in other top tires like the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S, Cooper A/T3, Michelin LTX A/T 2 and BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2.

Kumho has paid considerable attention to creating an AT tire that is quiet and comfortable for highway driving, which is what the vast majority of drivers spend their time doing. The symmetric tread design is matched up with variable pitch tread blocks, jointless bead bundles and a two-ply polyester cord body that work to eliminate much of the road noise and harmonics you get from various road surfaces.

Inside the tread you’ll find dual steel belts with spirally wrapped nylon for added strength and durability. The tread compound also helps reduce heat buildup and distortion. The result is more even treadwear and a longer tread life.

Kumho offers the AT51 in a variety of LT and non-LT 15-20 inch sizes, and includes a 55K mile tread warranty on P-Metric sizes. In total there are 43 different sizes available with more possibly becoming available down the road.


  • Very good off-road traction
  • Wet and winter performance are outstanding
  • Even treadwear
  • Value for the money is excellent


  • Deep mud traction
  • Small increase in ride comfort

Overall Thoughts

It’s obvious that the engineer’s from Kumho spent a lot of time on this new AT51 trying to get everything just right. For the most part, we have to say that they have succeeded. This model matches up well with the other top all-terrain tires in its class like the BFG T/A KO2 and Cooper Discoverer A/T3. You may also find yourself saving quite a bit of money as Kumho has priced it below many of these tires. Traction on all types of terrain is very good. Deep mud is a bit more problematic, but this tire isn’t built and advertised as a serious mudder.

On the highway this is a tire that performs quite well. Although there is a little more noise from this tire than a Michelin AT2, it’s not excessive in the least. In addition, wet traction and performance on snow and ice is right with the best tires in this class. We don’t say that lightly… it’s really that good. Treadlife looks to be pretty good to this point, and other drivers have mentioned the same.

Overall, we rank the AT51 in the upper half of the all-terrain category. If you do a lot of highway driving with weekend trips to the lake or out to your favorite hunting grounds, this tire is a good choice. Or if you are looking for a tough tire to navigate muddy job sites or travel on rural gravel roads, this is also an excellent choice in tires. Highly recommended.

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What Vehicles Will The Kumho AT51 Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Acura RDX, MDX
  • Chevrolet Silverado, Express, Equinox, Trailblazer, Tahoe
  • Chrysler Pacifica
  • Dodge Ram, Durango
  • Ford Econoline, Escape, Explorer, F-150, Expedition, Ranger
  • GMC Yukon, Sierra, Envoy, Suburban
  • Honda Pilot, CR-V, Odyssey, Ridgeline
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Hummer H2, H3
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Wrangler
  • Mazda CX-7
  • Mercedes-Benz ML320, ML430
  • Mercury Mountaineer
  • Nissan Frontier, Murano, Titan
  • Land Rover LR3
  • Saturn Vue
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara
  • Toyota 4Runner, Highlander, RAV4, Tundra
  • Volvo XC90

Tire Sizes


30X9.50R15LT 104R C BSW
31X10.5R15LT 109R C BSW
32X11.5R15LT 113R C BSW
33X12.5R15LT 108R C BSW
LT215/75R15 106/103R D BSW
LT235/75R15 104/101R C BSW
P235/75R15 108T XL BSW


P235/70R16 104T BSW
P245/70R16 106T BSW
P255/70R16 109T BSW
P265/70R16 111T BSW
LT305/70R16 124/121R E BSW
LT225/75R16 115/112R E BSW
LT245/75R16 120/116R E BSW
P245/75R16 109T BSW
P265/75R16 114T BSW
LT265/75R16 123/120R E BSW
LT285/75R16 126/123R E BSW
LT315/75R16 121/118R D BSW
LT215/85R16 115/112R E BSW
LT235/85R16 120/116R E BSW


235/65R17 104T BSW
P245/65R17 105T BSW
P265/65R17 110T BSW
P245/70R17 108T BSW
LT245/70R17 119/116R E BSW
P255/70R17 110T BSW
P265/70R17 113T BSW
LT265/70R17 121/118R E BSW
LT275/70R17 114/110R C BSW
LT285/70R17 121/118R E BSW
LT315/70R17 121/118R D BSW
LT245/75R17 121/118R E BSW
LT235/80R17 120/117R E BSW


LT275/65R18 123/120R E BSW
P275/65R18 114T BSW
LT285/65R18 125/122R E BSW
P265/70R18 114T BSW
LT275/70R18 125/122R E BSW


P275/55R20 111T BSW
LT285/55R20 122/119R E BSW
P275/60R20 114T BSW
LT275/65R20 126/123R E BSW

Price Range

Kumho Road Venture AT51 prices range from approximately $109 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Kumho provides a 6-year or 55,000 mile tread warranty on P-Metric and Euro metric sizes only. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of wear.

Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-years and include free tire 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.

A 30-day customer satisfaction guarantee is also included.

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13 thoughts on “Kumho Road Venture AT51 Tire Review & Rating

  1. I really enjoy my Kumho Road Venture AT51 tires. Have them on my 2011 Dodge Durango AWD and she gets through all weather conditions very great and low road noise. Highly recommend.

  2. Why are the Kuhmo AT51 tires so noisey. They don’t have very aggressive tread. Only have 5000 or less miles on them.

  3. I have thought of these a while to replace my firestone destinations which only get round 40,0000 I bought the firestone cause they were the best I could settle on previously and good price point sorta. but not aggressive looking enough for me a carpenter who hauls stuff all the time and constant weight on the silverado 2002. I loved the original tires on that truck which were ameri 660 as by general tire but they long since discontinued that awesome tire. Im ramblin cause I put the Kumhos at 51 on today later and will feedback later also. First thing Il comment on is road noise, and second how do they feel haulin around my tools and lumber and stuff. last of all il comment on how they look on a silverado. Do they make it kick or do they make it dance. ps …im 70 so lotsa experience. its been 22 yearish since my last bfgs (too costly for what they are) thx for listenin pardner!

  4. Exceptional tire in the Snow slush and the wet. I ut a set on my old winter truck and drove up asleep mountain pass all winter. Roads plowed but not always. Sharp corners up the mountain pass where I live hitting the corners with 4 to 6 inches of snow at 45 plus MPH and never slipped one inch. Ordering a new set for my newer truck today.

  5. I just purchased these tires for my 2000 Silverado 2×4. I bought the truck used. The previous owner had 33/12.50R20 on it with a major rim offset that brought the tire out from the body about 5 inches.I purchased these tires cause they are just a hair shorter in height, But are almost even with the body. They are really nice looking tires. And they ride nice on the highway. I would of normally bought BFG’S. But these look just as good. Very happy with them.

  6. Bought these tires for my 2002 Ford F150 Supercrew 2WD right before we went on a 3000 mile round trip drive to Florida. Got some that were a bit bigger than stock. I have a 2″ leveling kit in front, so had plenty of room.
    It rained a lot on the trip, and these tired handled it very well.
    Tires were more aggressive, but also quieter than the Goodyear Wranglers they replaced.
    Even though my truck is 2WD, I still hit dirt and gravel roads occasionally, so we’ll see how they handle that eventually.
    I like the aggressive look of these also.
    Gives my 2WD a more manly appearance. LOL
    I intended to tally up my mileage and check gas mileage, but kept forgetting to document it.
    It seems like I was getting more miles per tank than on previous trips.

  7. Had these installed last week and have spent a few days turkey trailing and looking for road closed signs. Definitely not disappointed. I drive a 2002 jeep liberty and use it as a jeep should be used. There was no noticeable extra road noise, in fact, they are quiet. Yesterday was pouring rain after the trails and took the highway home. There was plenty of opportunity to test hydroplaning. The tires performed perfectly. Being quite a bit cheaper than BFgoodrich Ko2, these were definitely the right choice.

      1. Bought 2 255-70r16 kuhmo AT51 last fall for my 2wd f150. Great tire ride, traction on all surfaces. NOISEY!!! I have a set of 4 Falken Wildpeak AT tires on my 4×4 truck. No noise. I can’t imagine the noise if I had 4 on the 2wd.

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