Starfire RS-C 2.0 Tire Review & Rating

The Starfire RS-C 2.0 is one of the more budget-friendly all-season tires on the market today. It’s built for drivers of all types of coupes, sedans and minivans who are not only looking to save money on a new set of tires, but who are seeking dependable year-round performance.

An all-season tread compound that is designed to deliver increased traction and handling, as well as enhanced treadlife, gives the RS-C 2.0 solid grip on dry road surfaces. The tire’s continuous center rib adds to handling stability and delivers good on-center feel for a low-cost tire.

Starfire RS-C 2.0 Tire Review

Four circumferential grooves around the tread work to channel away water and reduce the risk of hydroplaning, which this tire does pretty well overall. Starfire, a division of Cooper Tire, has incorporated a computer-optimized variable pitch tread to lower road noise and provide a smooth and quiet ride quality on the highway.

Inside the tread are two steel belts with a spiral nylon overlap that add to strength and durability. All Starfire tires, which is a subsidiary of Cooper, carriy a 400 UTQG rating and are available in a wide range of 14-16 inch sizes.

Pros

  • Good dry and wet traction
  • Above average winter performance
  • Tire delivers a comfortable quiet ride
  • Treadlife
  • Budget-friendly cost

Cons

  • No tread mileage guarantee

Overall Thoughts

There are a number of good tires in the low-cost all-season category, and this model certainly ranks in the upper half of the class. It delivers very good traction and handling on dry or wet roads. Winter traction is better than average according to many other driver reviews on this tire, which is really an added bonus.

For a cheaper tire the ride is quiet and comfortable. We would say it is just as good as some of the premium tire models we’ve reviewed. Sure, it’s not on the line of the Cooper CS5 Grand Touring or Michelin Premier A/S, but that’s not what it’s trying to be.

If you’re a driver looking for a low-cost, reliable and overall good quality tire, the Starfire RS-C is tough to beat. We give it a high recommendation. 

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What Vehicles Will The Starfire RS-C Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Acura ILX
  • Audi A4, A6, Cabriolet
  • BMW 128i, 323Ci, 325Ci, 328i
  • Chevy Cobalt, Sonic, Cavalier
  • Chrysler PT Cruiser, LeBaron, Sebring
  • Dodge Avenger, Dart
  • Honda Civic
  • Hyundai Elantra
  • Kia Soul, Forte
  • Mazda 3, Mazda 5, 626
  • Mitsubishi Galant, Eclipse
  • Nissan Sentra, Leaf, Altima
  • Scion xB
  • Subaru Legacy, Outback
  • Toyota Corolla, Matrix
  • Volkswagen Beetle, Jetta, Golf

Tire Sizes

14″

175/65R14 82H BW
185/60R14 82H BW
185/65R14 86H BW
185/70R14 88H BW
195/60R14 86H BW

15″

185/60R15 84H BW
185/65R15 88H BW
195/55R15 85V BW
195/60R15 88H BW
195/65R15 91H BW
205/60R15 91H BW
205/65R15 94H BW
215/60R15 94H BW
215/65R15 96H BW

16″

205/50R16 87V BW
205/55R16 91H BW
205/55R16 91V BW
205/60R16 92H BW
205/60R16 92V BW
215/55R16 93H BW
215/60R16 95V BW
215/65R16 98H BW
225/50R16 92V BW
225/55R16 95H BW
225/55R16 95V BW
225/60R16 98H BW
225/60R16 98V BW

17″

215/50R17 95V BW
215/55R17 94V BW
225/50R17 94V BW

Price Range

Starfire RS-C 2.0 prices range from approximately $55 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

Cooper provides a limited tread warranty on the Starfire RS-C 2.0. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 2/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for life and include free replacement during the first 25% of wear. Cooper follows that up with a prorated amount down to the last 2/32 inch of useable tread left on the tire.


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Benny
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Put 4 new tires on my 99 ford escort back in October 2015. Drove through the blizzard 2016 without a problem.I was amazed by the traction and handling. I WILL DEFINITELY BUY them AGAIN!!!

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