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Cooper Zeon RS3-A Tire Review & Rating

The Cooper Zeon RS3-A is the company's newest ultra-high performance all-season model that is designed for all types of sport coupes and sedans. Because it is new you may not have heard much about it up until now. That is sure to change in the coming months as this model has the features and performance that rank it up there with the likes of the Bridgestone RE970AS, Michelin Exalto A/S or Continental DWS among others.

The RS3-A uses an advanced silica tread compound that is designed to stand up to all season road conditions, while the asymmetric tread pattern sports a larger footprint that increases the contact patch with the road. Add in a stiffer sidewall and the results are better overall dry handling and traction, as well as more even treadwear.

Cooper Zeon RS3-A

Unique 3-D Micro Gauge Siping all around the tire enhance stability and add more biting edges to improve traction on wet or snow covered roads. Two wide circumferential grooves and a solid continuous center rib combine to increase hydroplane resistance and provide increased steering response.

Something you will notice right away when driving on the Zeon RS3-A is how quiet and smooth the tire is. This is due in part to the offset shoulder to intermediate grooves and larger tread elements that are fused together. Cooper has done an admirable job in reducing the outside road noise.

Inside the tread are two steel belts that are spirally wrapped with nylon for added strength and stability at higher speeds. Cooper backs the RS3-A with a 40,000 mile tread warranty.


  • Dry and wet traction and cornering grip are excellent   
  • One of the smoothest driving UHP all-season tires   
  • Outstanding wet braking performance   
  • Solid value and performance at a lower cost   


  • Would like to see a bit more treadlife    

Overall Thoughts

The Zeon RS3-A is one of the top high performance all-season models on the market today. Grip on dry, wet and even snow covered roads is excellent, and braking performance is outstanding for tires in this class. Ride comfort is good, and we found this tire to deliver a smooth and quiet ride.

Treadlife is pretty good on this model, although we would like to see just a bit more. Cooper includes a 40,000 mile warranty. Overall, it's easy to see why others like Consumer Reports gives this tire a high recommendation. Cooper has an excellent tire in the Zeon RS3-A.

What Vehicles Will The Zeon RS3-A Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Acura TSX, TL, RL, 3.2CL   
  • Audi A4, A6, TT   
  • BMW Z4, 3 Series, 5 Series   
  • Cadillac CTS   
  • Chevy Camaro   
  • Ford Fusion, Mustang   
  • Honda Civic, Accord   
  • Hyundai Azera, Genesis   
  • Infiniti G35   
  • Mazda 6 Speed, 3, RX-8   
  • Mercedes-Benz E300   
  • Mini Cooper   
  • Nissan 370Z, Maxima, Sentra   
  • Scion xD   
  • Subaru Impreza, Legacy 2.5 GT   
  • Volvo V70   

Tire Sizes


205/55R16 91W BLK
215/55R16 93W BLK
225/50R16 92W BLK
225/55R16 85W BLK
245/50R16 97W BLK


205/40R17XL 84W BLK
205/45R17 84W BLK
205/50R17XL 93W BLK
215/45R17XL 91W BLK
215/50R17XL 95W BLK
215/55R17XL 98W BLK
225/45R17XL 94W BLK
225/50R17XL 98W BLK
235/45R17 94W BLK
235/50R17 96W BLK
235/55R17 99W BLK
245/45R17 95W BLK
255/40R17 94W BLK
275/40R17 98W BLK


215/45R18XL 93W BLK
225/40R18XL 92W BLK
225/45R18XL 95W BLK
225/50R18 95W BLK
235/40R18XL 95W BLK
235/50R18 97W BLK
245/40R18XL 97W BLK
245/45R18 96W BLK
245/55R18 103W BLK
255/45R18XL 103W BLK
275/35R18 95W BLK


245/40R19 94W BLK
245/50R19 101W BLK
255/35R19XL 96W BLK
255/40R19XL 100W BLK
275/40R19XL 105W BLK


245/45R20XL 103W BLK

Price Range

Cooper Zeon RS3-A prices range from approximately $101 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.

Click Here To Find The Current Lowest Price On All Cooper RS3-A Tire Sizes


Cooper provides a 5-year or 40,000 mile treadlife warranty on the Zeon RS3-A. The mileage is reduced to 20,000 miles if you have different tire sizes on the front than on the back. 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 year or first 25% of treadwear. The amount is then prorated down to the final 2/32 inch of tread on the tire.

You will also find a 45-day test drive guarantee on this particular model.

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Cooper Zeon RS3-A Reviewed by Tire Reviews And More Rating: 4.5 

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