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
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
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.
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.