Kumho Road Venture MT KL71 Review
The most extreme of Kumho’s off-road offerings (and they have quite a few) the Road Venture MT KL71 is truly designed for off-road grip – with little thought for the road.
- Extreme levels of grip
- Great pricepoint
- Surprisingly large fitment sizes
- Treadwear could be improved
- No 3-ply sidewall
So if you really need tires with amazing off-road grip, and don’t really care about the on-road trade-offs, this may be the perfect set for you. Especially considering the price point.
The tire pattern itself has some surprises and some expected features. The exterior tread lugs are a common design, meant to scoop up the loose earth, gravel, mud or sand. The interior lugs, however, use a unique reverse arrow pattern with less void space and more rubber. In fact, we’re surprised they perform as well as they do considering this feature. (We’re also surprised they don’t perform better on-road as a result of it).
Self-cleaning features are included, like the mud and stone ejector bars between the exterior tread blocks, helping to toss away whatever it digs into, so it can grip just as well the next cycle around.
With a high level of void space in the tread pattern, you are guaranteed serious levels of off-road traction. Kumho has also added in stone-ejector bars at the base of the tread between the shoulder lugs that prevent damage from stone drilling while also aiding in self-cleaning.
In terms of durability, Kumho made the tire with a tread compound that’s designed to withstand cuts and chips and it does seem to do an admirable job at that. The inner structure include two high-tensile steel belts reinforced with nylon, while the tire carcass uses a two-ply polyester layer. Overall, the tire comes with either a 6-ply load range or a 10-ply one. The sidewalls are 2-ply rather than 3-ply, which is more common on mud terrain tires to help protect against cuts and slashes. This is one of the tires biggest drawbacks and explains its affordable price point.
The Road Venture MT KL71 is available in a huge selection of sizes, including plenty of over-sized ones for extreme custom applications! (It’s obvious Kumho is looking to win over enthusiasts with this tire, and we applaud their effort).
We mentioned there are some on-road down sides and they’re worth pointing out. Although, again, we try not to be too harsh, as this tire is at least honest about what it’s true purpose is. In short, on-road grip (in both the dry and wet) isn’t great, and due to the tire’s construction it’s not overly comfortable. Plus, owners tend to complain about overall tire wear. Tire wear on MT tires is always hard to gauge, so we tend to trust the crowd-sourced data of owners.
What Vehicles Does the Kumho Road Venture MT KL71 Fit on?
Below is a list of popular vehicles the Road Venture MT KL71 will fit on. This list is not exhaustive of all options.
- Cadillac Escalade
- Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500, Avalanche, Colorado, Tahoe, Suburban
- Dodge Dakota
- Ford F-150, F-250, F-350, Ranger, Expedition, Excursion
- GMC Sierra 1500, 2500, 3500, Canyon, Yukon
- Hummer H3
- Jeep Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Gladiator
- Lincoln Navigator
- Nissan Titan
- Ram 1500, 2500 3500
- Toyota Tacoma, 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Tundra, Sequoia
Kumho Road Venture MT KL71 Price
Pricing for the Kumho Road Venture MT KL71 can range pretty significantly based on size, but smaller 15-inch tires start around $160 per tire.
Kumho Road Venture MT KL71 Warranty
As is typical of mud-terrain tires, the Road Venture MT KL71 is not backed by a milage warranty.
It does come with Kumho’s 30 day guarantee. If for whatever reason you’re not 100% satisfied with your tires, Kumho will accept them for a full refund within the first 30 days.
Flaws in materials and workmanship are also covered by a standard warranty that extends over the first six years of the tire’s life. For the first year or 2/32-inch of wear, Kumho will replace the tires free of charge, after that, Kumho will pro-rate a replacement tire.
Kumho Road Venture MT KL71 Sizes