Cooper Discoverer CTS Tire Review & Rating
The Cooper Discoverer CTS is the company’s luxury touring tire under the Discoverer label that is designed to provide confident all-season performance along with premium ride comfort. Built for drivers of luxury SUV’s, crossovers and pickups, the CTS has quickly become one of Cooper’s more popular tires in their lineup.
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 touring tire. It confidently grips the road and offers excellent hydroplane resistance.
Dry traction and handling 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
- Comfortable ride
- Good value for the lower cost
- Treadlife may be shorter than expected
Note: The CTS is being replaced by the recently released SRX touring all-season model. Click Here to read our full review on this new tire.
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 features 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.
What Vehicles Will The Cooper CTS Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Buick Enclave
- Chevrolet Tahoe, Silverado, K-Blazer, Trailblazer, Suburban
- Dodge Durango, Dakota, Ram, Nitro
- Ford F-Series, Expedition, Ranger
- GMC Sierra, Envoy, Yukon
- Infiniti QX4 SUV
- Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Commander, Liberty
- Mercedes Benz G500
- Nissan Titan, Frontier
- Toyota 4-Runner, Sequoia, Tundra, Tacoma, Highlander
- Volkswagen Touareg
225/75R16 104T OWL
245/75R16 111T OWL
265/75R16 116T OWL
215/70R16 100T OWL
225/70R16 103T OWL
235/70R16 106T OWL
245/70R16 107T OWL
255/70R16 111T OWL
265/70R16 112T OWL
255/65R16 109T BLK
235/70R17 111T XL BLK
245/70R17 110T OWL
265/70R17 115T OWL
225/65R17 102H BLK
235/65R17 104T OWL
245/65R17 107T OWL
255/65R17 110T OWL
265/65R17 112T OWL
255/70R18 113T BLK
265/70R18 116T OWL
235/65R18 106T BLK
255/65R18 111T BLK
265/65R18 114T BLK
275/65R18 116T OWL
235/60R18 107H XL BLK
245/60R18 105T BLK
245/60R18 105H BLK
255/55R18 109H XL BLK
255/60R19 109H BLK
245/55R19 103T BLK
275/60R20 115T BLK
275/55R20 117T XL BLK
245/50R20 102H BLK
Cooper Discoverer CTS prices range from approximately $144 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
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 model if you are not 100% satisfied with the tire.
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