Kumho Crugen HP71 Review

Designed for crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks, the Kumgo Crugen HP71 is the brand’s premier all-season tire for these vehicle types combining all-season traction with refinement and affordability.

PROS

  • Extremely quiet ride
  • Solid mileage warranty
  • Impressive range of sizes
  • Excellent price point

CONS

  • Overall handling just ok

Kumho brand tires are often classified as a value brand, which means you may not get the full package of capability and performance offered in the latest Michelins or Continentals. However, a tire like the Crugen HP71, which combines many of Kumho’s best offerings, comes as close as you can get without having to pay a premium.

A conventional five-rib tread design brings with it a mostly center tread rib that’s nice and wide for excellent highway stability and impressive turn-in response. Wide shoulder tread sections help stabilize your vehicle in corners as well.

Overall handling performance is decent, though we’d point out that this tire is designed more with a focus on ride quality, tread life and all-season traction – in that order.

Those tread features we just pointed out also serve a dual purpose of ensuring even tread wear, helping the tire achieve its 65,000 mile warranty rating. Some tires do offer more miles, but not a lot more, and this number is quite impressive for the overall price.

Ride quality is excellent while Kumho makes use of its Variable Pitch Technology in the tread pattern design to help cancel out road noise. In fact, the brand insists it’s as quiet as any other tire on the market. (Consumer reviews do regularly point out how much quieter this tire is than their old tires).

As for all-season performance, the wide and deep circumferential grooves help evacuate water easily from the contact patch. Extra slits are cut into the external tread blocks with wider divisions on the inside dual rows and shoulder blocks lining up for maximum water-clearing ability. These added edges help with winter grip as well, though we do always recommend proper winter tires if you live somewhere with snow.

Knowing they have a quality alternative to mainstream brands on their hands, and with the increasing number of utility vehicles on today’s roads, Kumho does offer a very broad selection of fitments for the Crugen HP71 to ensure there’s a option for most any driver.

This tire represents impressive value for the consumer without the usual drawbacks of a value brand tire.

Kumho Crugen HP71 Price

Pricing for the Kumho Crugen HP71 starts at just over $100 for a 16-inch tire and goes up to just under $200 for an extra large 22-inch tire.

Kumho Crugen HP71 Warranty

Kumho backs the Crugen HP71 with a 65,000 mile tread life warranty. It also features a road hazard warranty. If the tire becomes unusable due to a road hazard incident (like hitting a pothole or running over nail) during the first 2/32-inch of tread wear or first year of ownership (whichever happens first) Kumho will replace it free of charge.

A standard limited warranty also applies and Kumho will replace any defective tire on a pro rated basis for the first 72 months since the date of purchase.

Kumho Crugen HP71 Sizes

16-inch sizes
215/70/R16
225/70/R16
235/70/R16
245/70/R16

17-inch sizes
225/60/R17
225/65/R17
235/65/R17
235/60/R17
235/55/R17
245/65/R17
265/60/R17

18-inch sizes
235/55/R18
225/60/R18
225/55/R18
235/60/R18
245/60/R18
265/60/R18
255/55/R18

19-inch sizes
235/45/R19
235/50/R19
245/45/R19
255/60/R19
225/55/R19
245/55/R19
235/55/R19
255/50/R19
255/55/R19
275/55/R19

20-inch sizes
275/45/R20
235/55/R20
245/50/R20
255/55/R20
255/50/R20
265/50/R20
275/55/R20
275/50/R20
285/50/R20
275/60/R20

22-inch sizes
305/40/R22
285/45/R22