Kumho Crugen KL33 Review

There’s no denying the fact that Kumho produces some of the most aesthetically pleasing tires on the market today, with their low profiles and robust rim designs, and the Kumho Crugen KL33 is an excellent example of that. But what about its performance? Are Kumho tires centered solely around the visuals? In this Kumho Crugen KL44 review, we attempt to find out. 



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Crugen KL33

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Pros Excellent traction on dry pavement with quiet and comfortable ride quality.
Cons Winter traction could be improved
Tire sizes 22″, 20”, 19″, 18”, 17” and 16”
Price range Starts from approximately $105.
Warranty 60,000-miles

Kumho Crugen KL33 (Our Review) 

Overall Assessment

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The Crugen KL33 is equipped with an all-season tread compound that offers notable traction on dry pavement. It’s also made from high-quality materials that ensure its longevity. The tread has a symmetrical tread pattern with a variable pitch, which helps keep road noise at bay so that you can enjoy a quiet and comfortable driving experience. 

The tread is designed in such a way that it reduces rolling resistance, which promotes high fuel efficiency. The tire offers drivers excellent handling on dry pavement, thanks to the use of large independent tread blocks. There are also wide circumferential grooves that add to the grip and ensure modest wet terrain navigation. However, we think wet traction can be improved a little. 

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The tire flaunts a pretty rugged construction, thanks to the use of twin steel belts and wrapped nylon. It also incorporates a casing that’s strengthened by a polyester cord to ensure excellent ride quality.


  • Excellent traction on dry pavement
  • Quiet and comfortable ride quality
  • Reliable cornering capabilities
  • Aesthetically pleasing construction


  • Winter traction could be improved

Read other pros & cons of other tire types with our reviews like Kumho Crugen HT51 Tire Review as well as the Kumho Solus TA11 Review.

Vehicles That Can Use Kumho Crugen KL33

The Kumho Crugen KL33 was initially designed for the Hyundai Santa Fe, but it’s now featured for various crossovers, pickups, and SUVs. Below is a list of some of the most popular vehicles that are compatible with the Kumho Crugen KL33

  • Chevrolet: Tahoe, Silverado, Avalanche, Suburban, S10, Colorado, K2500, Blazer
  • Dodge: Durango, Ram, Dakota
  • Kia: Sorento, Sedona
  • Nissan: Titan, Frontier, Xterra, Pathfinder, Armada
  • Toyota: Tacoma, FJ Cruiser, Tundra, Sequoia, Land Cruiser, 4Runner, Highlander
  • Honda: CR-V, Element
  • Hummer: H2, H3
  • Jeep: Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Liberty
  • Ford: Escape, Expedition, Explorer, Ranger, F-150, Bronco, Excursion
  • GMC: Sierra, Yukon, Canyon

Sizes and Specs

SizesAvailable Specs
16 Inches215/70R16 100H BSW
225/70R16 103H BSW
235/70R16 109H XL BSW
17 Inches225/60R17 99V BSW
235/60R17 102V BSW
225/65R17 102V BSW
235/65R17 104V BSW
245/65R17 107V BSW
18 Inches225/55R18 98H BSW
235/55R18 104V XL BSW
255/55R18 109V XL BSW
235/60R18 103H BSW
245/60R18 105V BSW
235/65R18 110V XL BSW
P255/65R18 109T BSW
P275/65R18 114T BSW
19 Inches235/50R19 103V XL BSW
255/50R19 107V XL BSW
235/55R19 101H BSW
245/55R19 103H BSW
255/55R19 111V XL BSW
275/55R19 111V BSW
P255/60R19 108H BSW
20 InchesP245/50R20 102V BSW
255/50R20 109V XL BSW
265/50R20 111V XL BSW
P255/55R20 107H BSW
22 InchesP285/45R22 110H BSW


The Kumho Crugen KL33 starts at around $105, which is quite reasonable for its capabilities. Note that you may find special offers like discounts, rebates, and coupons on the tire. Keep in mind that the prices of tires could vary from one dealer to another. Also, the prices vary depending on the size and specs you choose.


The Kumho Crugen KL33 is backed by a 60,000-mile or 6-year warranty on the tread. Please note that the warranty’s mileage gets reduced by half if the sizes of the front and rear tires are not the same. 

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Uniformity is guaranteed for the first year of use or the first 2/32 inch of wear. Both workmanship and materials are warranted for a period of 6 years, with free replacement during the first year of use or the first 2/32 inch of wear. 

In the end, read our other Kumho Tires Review like:

Kumho Crugen KL33 Tire Customer Review

Bill R. says: “This tire delivers a ton of value for the price. I’m going to get the negatives out of the way by saying that this tire could use some improvements when it comes to navigation on wet and snowy terrain. Aside from that, the tire excels in all other aspects, from dry handling to comfort, to aesthetics.”

Bill R. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review

Sean P. says: “I’m very fond of this tire; mainly because of its sleek aesthetics. It can rival some of the more premium tires when it comes to the looks department. It also displays excellent traction on dry pavement and comfortable ride quality, overall. Wet traction isn’t the best, but it’s alright for what it is.”

Sean P. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review