Kumho Road Venture AT51 Review

An off-road capable tire with plenty of on-road life, the Kumho Road Venture AT51 is available in a vast array of sizes and for a very reasonable price.

Pros

  • Fantastic price
  • Great look
  • Impressive off-road AND on-road
  • True all-weather capability

Cons

  • Could be quieter


A relative newcomer to the US market, Kumho has actually been a reputable brand now for decades and the Road Venture AT51 is one of the brand’s most popular models – for good reason.

From almost any angle, the Road Venture AT51 looks to be almost entirely tread. The unique pattern is mirrors on the sidewall, giving the tire an aggressive look. While superficial, you can’t blame us for wanting a proper off-road tire to look as capable as it is.

And it lives up the hype as well, with big tread blocks and plenty of void to dig in and toss-away rocks and dirt. That sidewall pattern we mentioned earlier also works to help give additional grip when in deeper mud or other surfaces.

Often all-terrain tires talk about not just performance on rocks and dirt, but also mud and snow. The Road Venture AT51’s unique patter does make it particularly mud-capable, while its compound and siping mean it gets the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol, certifying it as a true snow tire as well.

This is important, because while there are some more capable all-terrain tires, and ones with longer warranties, it’s hard to find this combination if you live in a colder climate.

As for that warranty, Kumho backs the tire with a 55,000 mile treadwear warranty thanks to a dual silicone compound that cools quickly to avoid heat buildup that can wear tires. Plus, the tire’s ability to discard rocks and mud means it won’t wear unevenly as a result of residue stuck in the tread. As mentioned, it might not be the longest in the industry, but it’s close. And this tire has proven its worth.

As for on-road performance, the two outer circumferential strips of rubber help with tire stability on highway and in cornering as well, making it surprisingly dynamic. The large central tread area also helps this tire track nicely when at speed. The pattern itself is also custom designed to limit noise.

Out of 155 owner reviews on Discount Tire, this tire is rated a 4.5 out of 5.

 

What Vehicles Does the Kumho Road Venture AT51 Fit On?

Chevrolet Silverado,

Ford F-150, Ranger

Hummer H2, H3

Jeep Wrangler Gladiator

Ram 1500;

Nissan Titan

Toyota Tundra, Tacoma

 

Kumho Road Venture AT51 Price

The Kumho Road Venture AT51 retails starting from approximately $110 per tire for a 15-inch size and goes up to roughly $275 per tire for a 20-inch fitment.


Kumho Road Venture AT51 Warranty

The Road Venture AT51 is backed by a 55,000 mile limited treadwear warranty. In addition, it comes with Kumho’s 30-day money back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied.

All Kumho passenger and light-truck tires come with the brands limited warranty. If a defect in materials or workmanship is detected within the first 2/32nd of treadwear, Kumho will replace the tire for free. After that wear rating and down to the final 2/32nd of useable tread (within 6 years from the date of manufacture), Kumho will replace defective tires on a pro-rated basis. Consumers are responsible for any additional fees, such as mounting and balancing of the tires.

Kumho Road Venture AT51 Sizes

15-inch tires

30X9.50R15
31X10.50R15
32X11.50R15
33X12.50R15
LT215/75R15
235/75R15
LT235/75R15

16-inch tires

LT215/85R16
LT225/75R16
P235/70R16
LT235/85R16
245/70R16
P245/75R16
LT245/75R16
P255/70R16
265/70R16
P265/75R16
LT265/75R16
LT285/75R16
LT305/70R16
LT315/75R16

17-inch tires

235/65R17
235/75R17
LT235/80R17
P245/65R17
P245/70R17
LT245/70R17
LT245/75R17
P255/70R17
LT255/75R17
265/65R17
P265/70R17
LT265/70R17
LT275/70R17
LT285/70R17
LT315/70R17
18-inch tires

255/70R18
265/60R18
265/65R18
P265/70R18
LT265/70R18
P275/65R18
LT275/65R18
LT275/70R18
LT285/65R18

20-inch tires

35X12.50R20
LT265/60R20
P275/55R20
P275/60R20
LT275/65R20
LT285/55R20
LT305/55R20

Is the Kumho Road Venture AT51 Good in Snow?

While not as capable as a true winter tire, the Road Venture AT51 does come with the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on its sidewall indicating it has been certified for extreme winter use by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) and the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC). With a compound that resists freezing, some siping and plenty of tread to give added grip in snow, this tire is suitable for use in every season in all climates.

Who should consider this tire?

The Kumho Road Venture AT51 is an ideal option for anyone who owns a truck or SUV and spends as much time off-road as on it. It’s not quite as capable as some but offers excellent value. If you’re comfortable sacrificing some higher noise levels and don’t mind the shorter tread life, this tire really is a bargain. We also recommend this for anyone who lives in the snow belt or in higher altitudes, due tot he tire’s certification for true winter driving.