Kumho Sense Tire Review & Rating

Affordability and performance are two things that drivers of family and passenger cars often aim for when shopping for new tires, and the Kumho Sense all-season tire strives to deliver just that. With Kumho specific technology and a solid tread design, this tire is made for all weather and all condition driving.

An all-season tread compound is molded into a symmetric tread design for traction and grip on dry, wet and light winter weather road surfaces. In wet conditions they hold the surface well. This is due in part to the notched shoulders and multiple lateral grooves that combine with circumferential grooves to channel away water and avoid hydroplaning.

Kumho Sense Tire Review

Kumho utilizes their Full Depth Sipe System which effectively increases grip on wet pavement, while also providing more bite on snow covered streets even as the tread wears down. Ride comfort and lower road noise is addressed through the use of variable pitch tread block technology, which works pretty well on this model.

Durability and treadwear are enhanced by strong twin steel belts that are reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon. Kumho backs this tire with a 40,000 mile warranty, and sizes are available ranging from 13 to 17 inches.


  • Solid all-season performance
  • Comfortable ride quality
  • Budget-friendly price


  • Add a bit more winter traction on ice

Overall Thoughts

Kumho Sense KR26 tires have a lot going for them. They deliver very good basic all-season traction and handling for a lower cost than most bigger name brand models. While you don’t always expect much from tires in this price bracket, these deliver in virtually all aspects of driving. The ride is comfortable and road noise is minimal at highway speeds.

One area we could see improvement in would be traction and braking on ice. That said though, this is not a winter specific tire and somewhat to be expected from all-season tires.

Overall, the Sense is a very good tire for a price that is lower than many similar big name models. It’s very appealing for budget-minded drivers. Highly recommended.

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What Vehicles Will The Kumho Sense Fit?

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

  • Chevrolet Sonic, Cruze
  • Fiat 500
  • Ford Fusion, Escort
  • Honda Civic, CRV
  • Mazda 3
  • Mitsubishi Lancer
  • Scion xB
  • Subaru Outback
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Volkswagen Rabbit

Tire Sizes


175/70R13 82H BSW


185/60R14 82H BSW
195/60R14 86H BSW
185/65R14 86H BSW
185/70R14 88T BSW
195/70R14 91H BSW


185/60R15 84H BSW
195/60R15 88H BSW
205/60R15 91H BSW
185/65R15 88H BSW
195/65R15 91H BSW
205/65R15 94H BSW
205/70R15 96T BSW
215/70R15 98T BSW
205/75R15 97T BSW


205/55R16 91H BSW
215/55R16 93H BSW
225/55R16 95H BSW
205/60R16 92H BSW
215/60R16 95H BSW
225/60R16 98H BSW
215/65R16 98H BSW
225/65R16 100H BSW


225/50R17 94H BSW
215/55R17 94H BSW
225/55R17 97H BSW
235/55R17 99H BSW
225/65R17 102H BSW

Price Range

Kumho Sense prices range from approximately $51 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Kumho warrants the KR26 Sense with a 40,000 mile treadlife warranty. There is also a one-year or first 2/32 inch of wear guarantee on the tire’s uniformity.

Materials and workmanship are backed for 6-years and include a free replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. That is followed by a prorated amount for the remaining time period or until the last 2/32 inch of tread depth.

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4 thoughts on “Kumho Sense Tire Review & Rating

  1. Decent enough on dry sealed roads but pretty basic in the wet. Dry dirt road traction is good enough. Fitted to 2010 Subaru Forester. I will be purchasing a different tire next time.

  2. A great budget friendly tire for my 1996 Mazda Protege. Dry and Wet traction is good for a budget tire.

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