Kumho Road Venture AT51 Tire Review

The Kumho Road Venture AT51 was first launched in June 2015 with the goal of replacing the existing AT KL78 all-terrain model. The Venture AT51 improves on the older model in a number of ways including increased traction, especially in the snow, along with better ride comfort and longer, more even wearing tread life. The tire is built for light duty pickups, jeep’s and SUV’s.

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Kumho Road Venture AT51 Tire Overall Assessment

There is a lot to like about the Road Venture AT51. Kumho has put some serious time and effort into improving this tire. So much so that it sizes up well with some of the class’s top performers.

The tire has superb traction regardless of conditions. Rain, snow and ice are no match for the Road Venture AT51 and the tire sits in the upper echelon of this category. This excellent traction is extended to all types of terrain. The tire puts in a good shift when put through its paces on the highway where it again is a solid performer. A major draw card for the Kumho Road Venture AT51 is its price, which is below its competitors despite the similar performance

There isn’t much to not like about this tire. The only real sticking points one may have is that the ride comfort isn’t amazing – although this is a tire built to take on all challenges. When the mud gets really deep the tire does struggle a bit, but you would have been in serious trouble for thick stuff for it to be found wanting.

Overall, this tire is in the top half of its category. It is a great option for the weekend warrior that loves the outdoors or for anyone having to negotiate gravel roads and less than ideal job sites.

Pros:

  • The tread wears evenly
  • Superb value for money
  • Winter and wet performance is excellent
  • Particularly good off-road traction          

Cons:

  • Traction in the deep mud
  • Ride comfort is below average
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Vehicles that can use Kumho Road Venture AT51 

The tire is designed for light duty pickups, jeep’s and SUV’s. Below is a list of some of the popular vehicle choices for the Kumho Road Venture AT51 Tire:

  • Acura RDX, MDX
  • Chevrolet Silverado, Express, Equinox, Trailblazer, Tahoe
  • Chrysler Pacifica
  • Dodge Ram, Durango
  • Ford Econoline, Escape, Explorer, F-150, Expedition, Ranger
  • GMC Yukon, Sierra, Envoy, Suburban
  • Honda Pilot, CR-V, Odyssey, Ridgeline
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Hummer H2, H3
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Wrangler
  • Mazda CX-7
  • Mercedes-Benz ML320, ML430
  • Mercury Mountaineer
  • Nissan Frontier, Murano, Titan
  • Land Rover LR3
  • Saturn Vue
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara
  • Toyota 4Runner, Highlander, RAV4, Tundra
  • Volvo XC90

Note – This is not a full list of vehicles which are compatible with the Kumho Road Venture AT51

Sizes and Specs

15″

  • 30X9.50R15LT 104R C BSW
  • 31X10.5R15LT 109R C BSW
  • 32X11.5R15LT 113R C BSW
  • 33X12.5R15LT 108R C BSW
  • LT215/75R15 106/103R D BSW
  • LT235/75R15 104/101R C BSW
  • P235/75R15 108T XL BSW

16″

  • P235/70R16 104T BSW
  • P245/70R16 106T BSW
  • P255/70R16 109T BSW
  • P265/70R16 111T BSW
  • LT305/70R16 124/121R E BSW
  • LT225/75R16 115/112R E BSW
  • LT245/75R16 120/116R E BSW
  • P245/75R16 109T BSW
  • P265/75R16 114T BSW
  • LT265/75R16 123/120R E BSW
  • LT285/75R16 126/123R E BSW
  • LT315/75R16 121/118R D BSW
  • LT215/85R16 115/112R E BSW
  • LT235/85R16 120/116R E BSW

17″

  • 235/65R17 104T BSW
  • P245/65R17 105T BSW
  • P265/65R17 110T BSW
  • P245/70R17 108T BSW
  • LT245/70R17 119/116R E BSW
  • P255/70R17 110T BSW
  • P265/70R17 113T BSW
  • LT265/70R17 121/118R E BSW
  • LT275/70R17 114/110R C BSW
  • LT285/70R17 121/118R E BSW
  • LT315/70R17 121/118R D BSW
  • LT245/75R17 121/118R E BSW
  • LT235/80R17 120/117R E BSW
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18″

  • LT275/65R18 123/120R E BSW
  • P275/65R18 114T BSW
  • LT285/65R18 125/122R E BSW
  • P265/70R18 114T BSW
  • LT275/70R18 125/122R E BSW

20″

  • P275/55R20 111T BSW
  • LT285/55R20 122/119R E BSW
  • P275/60R20 114T BSW
  • LT275/65R20 126/123R E BSW

Price

The Kumho Road Venture AT51 starts at approximately $109 for a base model. Occasionally you may also find discount offers, coupons and special prices on the tire which is retailer dependent.

Warranty

Kumho provides a 6-year or 55,000 mile tread warranty on P-Metric and Euro metric sizes only. The uniformity of the tire is guaranteed for the first year or first 2/32 inch of tread wear.

There is a 6 year materials and workmanship warranty which includes free replacement for the first 2/32 inch of wear. There is also a prorated amount given for the remaining time period or when the tires wear down to the final 2/32 inch of the tread depth.

A 30 day customer satisfaction guarantee is also included.

Click here to read more about Kumho tires including our Review of Kumho Crugen HT51 Tires

Kumho Road Venture AT51 Customer Review

Craig says: “I’ve run these tires on my jeep for the past two years and must say I am impressed. Snow traction is amazing, as is the off road traction. There hasn’t been much where but the Jeep is not a heavy vehicle. I have tried to find a “better” tire but couldn’t for the same price. I’ve just put a set on my Nissan Frontier SV and feel I can go anywhere without having to worry. Excellent tire!”

Craig posted 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) review

Rob says: “I am nothing but impressed with these tires. They have sure footing and excellent traction in all conditions. The rating section does NOT include ICE. I bought these because last winter, I got involved in a 6 car pile up in icy road conditions. I can honestly say if I had these Kumhos on my truck, I would have been able to avoid that accident! At this price point with a rebate to boot, a real bargain and one I would happily suggest.”

Rob posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review

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