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 included.
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
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 wear.
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.