Kumho Ecsta PA31 Review

The Kumho Ecsta PA31 is an ultra-high performance tire that flaunts an aggressive directional tread pattern that can accentuate the look and performance of a sports sedan or coupe. 

It’s one of the most budget-friendly UHP tires on the market. Should that be considered a good thing with respect to the tire’s performance, or is it just another cheap tire? In this Kumho Ecsta PA31 review, we attempt to address that question. 

Before continuing consider looking our other Review of Tires by Kumho such as Review of Road Venture AT51 Kumho Tire as well as the Review of Crugen Kumho KL33.



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Ecsta PA31

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Bottom Line The Kumho Ecsta PA31 is an ultra-high performance tire that flaunts an aggressive directional tread pattern
Pros Incredible performance on snowy and icy roads, offersa notably comfortable driving experience.
Cons Road noise is amplified at higher speeds
Tire sizes 18”, 17”, 16” and 15”
Price range Starts from approximately $52.
Warranty 75,000-miles.

Kumho Ecsta PA31 (Our Review)

Overall Assessment

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In addition to the aggressive tread pattern that delivers reliable year-round traction, the Ecsta PA31 features some of the latest technologies in the tire industry, such as Kumho’s ESCOT technology, which comes in the form of an optimized sidewall cord tension that delivers great steering response and handling. It also ensures an excellent cornering grip for spirited drivers.

The Ecsta PA31 delivers smooth and comfortable performance, courtesy of the variable pitch shoulder blocks, which also aid in improving stability. 

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There are also large cross-groves for a dependable grip on wet and snowy surfaces. Moreover, the tire features thick siping that adds to its biting edges for improved snow and ice traction. 


  • Incredible performance on snowy and icy roads
  • Offers a notably comfortable driving experience
  • Aggressive tread pattern for optimal traction 
  • Offers a lot of value for a wallet-friendly price tag


  • Road noise is amplified at higher speeds

Vehicles That Can Use Kumho Ecsta PA31

The Kumho Ecsta PA31 is designed for drivers of all sport coupes and sedans. Below is a list of some of the most popular vehicles that are compatible with the Kumho Ecsta PA31.

  • Ford: Focus, Fusion
  • Honda: Civic, CRZ
  • BMW: 128i
  • Chevrolet: Cruze, Malibu, HHR
  • Subaru: BRZ, Impreza
  • Volkswagen: Jetta
  • Chrysler: 200
  • Dodge: Avenger
  • Hyundai: Veloster
  • Mazda: Miata
  • Mercedes-Benz: E320

Sizes and Specs

SizeAvailable Specs
15 Inches195/50R15 82V BSW
205/50R15 86V BSW
185/55R15 82V BSW
195/55R15 85V BSW
175/65R15 84V BSW
16 Inches205/50R16 91V XL/RF BSW
225/50R16 92V BSW
245/50R16 97V BSW
185/55R16 83V BSW
195/55R16 87V BSW
205/55R16 91V BSW
215/55R16 97V XL/RF BSW
225/55R16 99V XL/RF BSW
195/60R16 89V BSW
215/60R16 95V BSW
235/60R16 100V BSW
17 Inches205/45R17 84V BSW
215/45R17 91V XL/RF BSW
225/45R17 94V XL/RF BSW
235/45R17 97V XL/RF BSW
245/45R17 99V XL/RF BSW
205/50R17 93V XL/RF BSW
215/50R17 95V XL/RF BSW
225/50R17 94V BSW
235/50R17 96V BSW
215/55R17 94V BSW
225/55R17 97V BSW
235/55R17 99V BSW
18 Inches215/35R18 84V XL/RF BSW
225/40R18 92V XL/RF BSW
235/40R18 95V XL/RF BSW
245/40R18 97V XL/RF BSW
215/45R18 89V BSW
225/45R18 95V XL/RF BSW
225/50R18 95V BSW
235/50R18 97V BSW
215/55R18 95V BSW
235/55R18 100V BSW
245/55R18 103V BSW


The Ecsta PA31 is available at a starting price point of around $60. It’s important to keep in mind that the prices vary from one dealer to another. They might also vary depending on the size and specs you choose.


The Kumho Ecsta PA31 is backed by a 50,000-mile or 6-year warranty on the tread. Uniformity is warranted for the first 2/32 inch of treadwear or first year of use. Workmanship and materials are covered for 6 years, with free replacements during the uniformity period.

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Liked this article? Consider reading our other reviews like the Review of Solus Kumho TA11 and also our Review of Crugen HT51 Kumho Tire.

Kumho Ecsta PA31 Tire Customer Review

Anton A. says: “I’ve never used Kumho tires before because I wasn’t really familiar with the brand. However, a friend recommended that I give the Ecsta PA31 a try, so I did, and I was completely blown away. This is one of the most capable tires I’ve ever had. Whether you’re driving on dry, wet, snowy, or icy pavement, this tire will perform brilliantly. Road noise can be improved a little, but it’s a minor complaint.”

Anton A. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review

Blake R. says: “For the price, the Kumho Ecsta PA31 is one of the best tires I’ve ever tried. It can handle any weather condition without any problems, whether it’s scorching hot or freezing cold. I also like how aggressive the tread design is. Highly recommended.”

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