Cooper Discoverer ATR Tire Review & Rating

Regardless of where you are traveling, the Discoverer ATR from Cooper is designed to take you through even the harshest of terrains and weather conditions to get you there quickly and safely. Developed for drivers of pickups and SUV’s, the ATR features the latest in Cooper tire technology.

An all-season and all-terrain tread compound, along with V-Tech computer engineering, optimizes the tread profile to provide added treadwear and handling characteristics for increased performance.

Discoverer ATR from Cooper Tires

Aggressive all-terrain handling and traction is enhanced through a 5-rib tread pattern that also sports lateral slots and wide sawtooth circumferential grooves that are deeper and provide additional traction. The grooves also increase handling on wet roads, while reducing the risk of hydroplaning.

A continuous center rib enhances tire stability and provides added steering response and feel on dry or wet road surfaces. Tread life is increased through the chamfered tread elements which give the tread better overall stability and works to eliminate uneven wear. The result is a longer treadlife, which is something that is mentioned by many drivers who own this tire.

Inside the tread you will find twin steel belts for added strength and durability. The ATR is built to carry a load capacity of up to 1 ton. Sizes of 14 to 20 inches are available on this model, and Cooper includes a 50,000 mile tread guarantee.

Pros

  • Excellent traction and handling on a wide range of off-road terrains   
  • Dry, wet and snow covered on-road grip is very good   
  • Steering response and feel is among best in this class   
  • Outstanding treadwear and a 50,000 mile warranty   

Cons

  • Would like to see a little less road noise   

Overall Thoughts

Note: Cooper is discontinuing the ATR and replacing it with the all-new A/T3. Click Here to read our review on this new model.

Cooper has come up with an excellent all-around onand off-road tire in the Discoverer ATR. It handles all types of terrain with relative ease, while on-road driving is equally as impressive. The tires simply get you through anything in their way, and they do it all year round.Steering response is quite good with this tire.

The only area we would like to see improvement in is tread noise. To be fair though, these are AT tires and some noise is to be expected, although tires like the Michelin LTX AT2 and others are more quiet. Beyond that, the treadlife on the ATR is long and has a 50,000 mile warranty. Overall, we give it a rank in the middle of this class.

What Vehicles Will The Discoverer ATR Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Chevrolet Tahoe, Silverado, K-Blazer, Trailblazer, Suburban   
  • Dodge Durango, Dakota, Ram, Nittro   
  • Ford F-Series, Expedition, Ranger   
  • GMC Sierra, Envoy, Yukon   
  • Infiniti QX4 SUV   
  • Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Commander, Liberty   
  • Mercedes Benz G500   
  • Nissan Titan, Frontier, Armada   
  • Toyota 4-Runner, Sequoia, Tundra, Tacoma, Highlander   
  • Volkswagen Touareg   

Tire Sizes

16″

LT235/85R16E1 120R B
LT245/75R-16/E1 120R
P245/75R-16 111S OWL
LT245/75R-16/E1 120R
P265/70R-16 112T OWL
P265/75R-16 116S OWL
LT265/75R16/E1 123R

17″

LT245/75R-17/E1 121S
LT265/70R-17/E1 121R
265/70R-17 115S OWL

18″

LT275/70R-18/E1 125S

Price Range

Prices on the Cooper ATR range from approximately $136 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.

Click Here To Find The Current Lowest Prices On All Cooper Discoverer ATR Tire Sizes

Warranty

Cooper includes a 50,000 mile treadlife warranty on the Discoverer ATR. There is also a first 2/32 inch tire uniformity guarantee as well.

Materials and workmanship are covered for 5 years and include free tire replacement during the first 2/32 inch of wear. Cooper then prorates out the amount for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.


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