Kumho Ecsta PA31

Bottom line

The budget-priced Kumho Ecsta PA31 doesn't skimp much on performance, delivering a "nice blend of road handling and comfort, along with good traction, especially in the wet," say TireRack.com's experts. Reviewers say it has good road manners on dry pavement -- with responsive steering and handling -- but really shines in the wet, where it outperforms on cornering and braking. Kumho's six-year, 50,000-mile tread coverage is one of the longest passenger tire warranties.

ProsGreat value, Excellent tire warranty, Long tread lifeConsSlips a little for dry handling