Cooper Tires is actually the fourth largest tire manufacturer in the U.S., though it may not be a household name like Goodyear. The tire line-up is relatively small, but they own a bunch of other brands (Hercules, Mastercraft, Dean, Starfire, Dominator, Roadmaster, Avon Tyres, Mickey Thompson, Dick Cepek, Chenshan, Austone, Fortune and Pneustone). They've been around since 1914, and recently reported $3.4 billion in revenue in 2010.
While their tires are rated fairly well, you may want to check their scores against our Best Tires list before you buy. For example, the General Grabber HTS60 SUV/Light Truck All-Season tire has an amazing 4.8 out of 5.0 rating and might be a better buy than the Discoverer A/T 3 or Zeon LTZ.
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The CS5 Grand Touring is a long lasting GT tire for cars and minivans. Cooper offers a class leading 80K mile warranty. We would be happy with a set of these on our personal cars, but if you live in an area with significant snow and ice, we would recommend the General Altimax RT43. Also, some drivers on car forums have noted that fuel mileage dropped slightly due to higher rolling resistance on the CS5s.Check Reviews and Prices for the Cooper CS5 Grand Touring at Amazon.com
Cooper's CS5 Ultra Touring is a performance touring tire, with a tread life a little less than that of the CS5 Grand Touring, evident by the 50K mile warranty for W-speed rated tires and 60K for H- and V-rated tires. Choose this tire if you prioritize better steering response and cornering ability over comfort.Check Reviews and Prices for the Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring at Amazon.com
The CS3 is Cooper's standard touring tire, with a 50K mile warranty for H- and V-speed ratings and 65K for the T-speed rating. Reviews are good - we would definitely compare against the General Altimax RT43 and the Kumho Solus TA11.Check Reviews and Prices for the Cooper CS3 Touring at Amazon.com
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This is a new high performance tire from Cooper, fitting wheel sizes between 16 and 20 inches. 50k mile warranty if the same tire size is on all 4 tires, otherwise it is a 25k mile warranty.Read all Cobra RS3-G1 Reviews at Cooper Tire
The RS3-A is Cooper's UHP All-Season offering. Reviews are very positiveRead all Zeon RS3-A Reviews at Discount Tire
The STT Pro has a good reputation among truck/SUV and Jeep owners. It is more affordable than the pricier BFGoodrich AT and MT tires. We would recommend further checking out the reviews linked below.Read Discoverer STT Pro reviews at Amazon
Pictured below is the Discoverer STT Pro tire on a Toyota 4Runner:
Based on excellent reviews in 2016-2017, we've added the Cooper Weather-Master S/T2 to our top budget winter tire list!Read all Weather-Master S/T 2 Reviews at TireBuyer.com
The Weather-Master WSC has above average reviews, but we would recommend looking at the S/T 2, above, or better yet, something from our best rated winter tires list.Read all Weather-Master WSC Reviews at TireBuyer.com