Kumho is a South Korean brand, around 50 years younger than Goodyear, but very an innovative company nonetheless. As far as their pedigree goes, they've most notably been involved in rallying and have a bit of experience using their tyres in circuit racing. Their range of tyres is pretty impressive, there's something for luxury to extreme sports use and also more conservative ECO and touring tyres for passenger cars. Prices start from $80 to over $400 each. They also have a range of off-road tyres proven to perform very well. The Kumho MT51 tested in the outback, was put through immense heat, rocky trails, and steep hills. It came out on top of a lot of competitors in performance, handling, braking efficiency, and gave a smoother ride overall. Kumho has even designed tyres for electric cars called ECOTRON, which reduces rolling resistance up to 45%, as well as emissions. Since more and more manufacturers are going electric and eco-friendly, you may find yourself getting a Kumho set of eco-friendly tyres in the near future.
The Goodyear is a much larger company than Yokohama, producing tyres for many different purposes and vehicles. They have a strong focus on designing very durable tyres. The technology Goodyear has developed include Duraseal technology as well as Armorgrip which contains Kevlar. This makes the tyre very strong and resistant to puncture on rough roads. Similar to Yokohama's Advan range of tyres, Goodyear also has their own high performing flagship passenger tyre, which is the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3. It's a very responsive tyre, that delivers great wet and dry weather grip. Their EfficientGrip line gives you a silky smooth ride, and their Assurance Triplemax Line boasts great safety standards. It has a shorter wet braking distance than most tyres, a high level of durability, and gives you good fuel savings. A good choice for family cars who want more safety. Find out more about Goodyear tyres and buy Tyroola starting from $84
With Kumho you've got a wide selection of choices, which is good for a car enthusiast who wants to find the ideal fit. Want ultra low noise and comfort An ultra-high performance tyre for your Porsche 911 Kumho has a tyre that fits the bill. If you're looking to go off-road or in the outback, Kumho has fantastic choices of 4x4 and SUV tyres which include a mileage warranty. Goodyear has got some cutting edge technologies built into their tyres, and are good if you want choose something quickly and get going. Overall though, Kumho has been found to give you slightly better value for money.
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