The Discoverer CTS from Cooper
is the company's luxury touring tire under the Discoverer label that is designed to provide confident highway
performance. Built for drivers of luxury SUV's, crossovers and pickups, the CTS sports all-season traction and
handling to go with increased ride comfort.
An all-season tread compound that features both
silica and carbon black is created to provide enhanced wet traction and better tread wear. Combined with Cooper's
four stepped circumferential grooves, the CTS provides some of the highest wet road performance you'll find in a
truck/SUV tire. It confidently grips the road and offers excellent hydroplane resistance.
Dry traction is increased due in part to the tire's
R-Tech construction. What that does is combine many of the various design features of the tire to better work
together to improve performance on all types of roads and throughout the speed range.
Inside the tire you'll find two steel belts with
nylon reinforcement that add strength and durability to the tread. A polyester cord body increases ride comfort and
overall tread wear. 16-20 inch sizes are available, and a 70,000 mile tread warranty is also
Dry and wet traction are excellent
Tires handle very well
Good value for the lower cost
Treadlife may be shorter than expected
Cooper's Discoverer CTS highway tire does a better
than average job on dry and wet road surfaces. You'll find confident performance in the way the tire sticks to the
road. Cornering grip is good and the steering is crisp for an SUV tire.
Ride comfort is good for the most part, although
you'll feel the larger bumps and potholes. The tire is not that noisy, which is something many drivers have
mentioned as well. The one glaring weakness would be the shorter treadlife. Yes, a 70,000 mile warranty is
provided, but we've heard a few drivers only getting 35K miles from the tread.
Overall, this is a good performing tire that offers
a lower price for those on a tighter budget. Of course, if you have a higher budget then you can find other models
in this class that will provide a longer treadlife and a little higher performance.
The CTS comes with a 5-year or 70,000 mile treadlife
warranty on T and H-speed rated models. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 2/32 inch of
Materials and workmanship are covered for 5 years.
You will also find a 45-day road test guarantee on this model as well. Cooper will exchange the tire for another
brand if you are not 100% satisfied with the tire.