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.
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
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
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
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.