Kumho Road Venture MT51 Tire Review & Rating
Designed for use on extreme off-road terrains, the Kumho Road Venture MT51 offers a number of tread features to maximize performance without losing track of ride comfort on the street.
Kumho uses a cut and chip resistant tread compound with a symmetric tread pattern and wider tread block design that enhances traction in all types of off-road terrain. The tread design on the MT51 is much blockier than the KL71.
The tires’ sidebiters are improved and do a good job when rock crawling. Aired down, this tire performs very well and holds up against sidewall punctures and tears as good as some of the best mud terrain tires in this class.
Deep circumferential grooves and unique ridges inside the tread grooves help in eliminating stone retention. Again, this is a plus for this model.
On the highway, the MT51 provides a good overall ride quality due in part to its block design, full-depth zig-zag grooves and added sipes around the tread. Combined, these tread elements increase dry, wet and snow traction. Despite this tire not sporting the 3-peak mountain snowflake emblem, traction in light to deep snow is very good.
Inside the tire you’ll find twin steel belts, a polyester casing, jointless nylon cap ply and a 3-ply sidewall. (On load range E sizes.) Kumho offers a range of 15-17 inch sizes with C, D or E load ratings. A limited tread warranty is also provided.
- Excellent performance on most all terrain
- Very good traction in light to deep amounts of snow
- Competent dry and wet grip
- Stone ejectors do their job
- Traction on ice and hard-packed snow
- Grip in deep sticky mud
The MT51 is a solid performer in most every key area and a nice addition to Kumho’s tire lineup. We feel it’s an improvement over the older KL71, especially in terms of noise reduction, grip on snow covered roads and treadlife.
Traction off-road is what you would expect from this type of tire. It handles well on gravel, rock, dirt and lighter amounts of mud. If you’re looking to do a lot of mudding with this model, its grip in deep sticky mud or clay is an area where this tire struggles just a bit.
On the road you can expect good performance in dry or wet conditions. The sipes certainly help with traction on wet pavement, as well as in snow. However, icy roads are not a strong point on this tire.
Overall, the MT51 delivers on its promises for the most part. We rate it in the upper half of the MT class. Unless you’re a hard-core mudder, this a tire that performs well.
What Vehicles Will The Kumho MT51 Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Chevrolet Silverado, Trailblazer, Tahoe
- Dodge Ram, Durango
- Ford Explorer, F-150, Expedition, Ranger
- GMC Yukon, Sierra, Envoy, Suburban
- Hummer H2, H3
- Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Wrangler
- Mercury Mountaineer
- Nissan Frontier, Titan
- Land Rover LR3
- Toyota 4Runner, Highlander, RAV4, Tundra
31X10.50R15 109Q C BSW
32X11.50R15 113Q C BSW
33X12.50R15 108Q C BSW
LT235/75R15 104/101Q D BSW
LT225/75R16 115/112Q E BSW
LT245/70R16 117/114Q E BSW
LT245/75R16 120/116N E BSW
LT255/70R16 115/112Q D BSW
LT265/70R16 117/114Q D BSW
LT265/75R16 123/120Q E BSW
LT285/75R16 126/123Q E BSW
LT225/70R17 110/107Q D BSW
LT245/70R17 119/116Q E BSW
LT265/70R17 121/118Q E BSW
Kumho Road Venture MT51 prices range from approximately $121 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Kumho provides a limited tread warranty on the MT51. 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.
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