Arizonian Silver Edition III Tire Review & Rating

The new for 2015 Arizonian Silver Edition III touring all-season tire is built to offer dependable traction and handling to go with a quiet and comfortable ride. Designed for all types of family sedans, minivans and crossovers, this new model also sports a more budget-friendly price for drivers looking to save money on a new set of tires.

An all-season tread compound features an optimized tread profile that is created to be more durable and extend the tread life. A symmetric tread pattern allows the Silver Edition III to deliver excellent dry traction and more responsive handling and steering control.

Arizonian Silver Edition III Tire Review

Four circumferential grooves and numerous lateral grooves around the tread provide increased wet traction and aid in channeling away rain water while reducing the risk of hydroplaning. This Arizonian tire includes hundreds of zig-zag sipes in the tread that further enhance grip on wet pavement, as well as providing extra bite on snow and ice.

Ride comfort is addressed through an advanced tread pitch sequence that reduces pattern noise on all types of pavement surfaces. Staggered shoulder blocks and the tire’s continuous center rib not only help in braking and acceleration, but add to steering response and deliver a more on center feel when driving on the highway.

Arizonian, which is a member of the Cooper Tire family, is offered exclusively through Discount Tire. The Silver Edition III is currently available in a range of 14-17 inch sizes, with speed ratings of T and H. A 55K mile tread warranty is also part of the package.


  • Very good dry/wet traction and handling
  • Smooth quiet ride
  • Treadlife
  • Value priced


  • Deep snow and ice performance
  • Would like to see more sizes available

Overall Thoughts

The original Silver Edition has proven over the years to be a winner. Drivers everywhere have given it high marks, and this newest Silver Edition III is looking to be no different. In fact, we would say it is an improvement over the original in areas of handling, comfort and treadwear.

You can expect to find more than adequate grip on dry or wet road surfaces. The zig-zag sipes do their job well in keeping the tread connected to the pavement on wet streets. Handling is very nice on this model. It tracks well through the corners and on/off-ramps on the highway, while maintaining a smooth ride that is often only found on tires costing much more. In addition, treadlife has shown to be excellent at this stage.

Deep snow and heavier ice is really the only area of concern. To be fair, that is the issue with most every all-season tire built. That said, it holds its own pretty well in light to moderate amounts of snow and slush. Of course, if you live in areas that see a lot of heavy snow and ice on a regular basis, a dedicated winter tire is what you need anyway.

Overall, this latest Arizonian tire is an excellent addition to the touring all-season class. It delivers the type of performance that everyday drivers look for in a new tire, while having a budget-friendly price that many car owners are seeking.

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What Vehicles Will The Arizonian Silver Edition III Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Chevrolet Cobalt, Sonic, Malibu
  • Chrysler 200, Town and Country
  • Ford Fiesta, Focus
  • Honda Accord, Civic, Fit, Odyssey
  • Hyundai Accent, Elantra, Santa Fe, Sonata
  • Kia Forte, Optima
  • Nissan Altima, Maxima, Versa
  • Toyota Camry, Corolla, Prius, Sienna

Tire Sizes


175 /65 R14 82T SL BSW
185 /65 R14 86T SL BSW
185 /70 R14 88T SL BSW
195 /70 R14 91T SL BSW


185 /60 R15 84T SL BSW
185 /65 R15 88T SL BSW
195 /65 R15 91T SL BSW
205 /65 R15 94T SL BSW
205 /70 R15 96T SL BSW
215 /70 R15 98T SL BSW


205 /55 R16 91H SL BSW
205 /60 R16 92H SL BSW
205 /65 R16 95H SL BSW
215 /55 R16 97H XL BSW
215 /60 R16 95T SL BSW
215 /65 R16 98T SL BSW
225 /60 R16 98T SL BSW
225 /65 R16 100T SL BSW
235 /65 R16 103T SL BSW


215 /55 R17 94H SL BSW
215 /60 R17 96T SL BSW
215 /65 R17 99T SL BSW
225 /55 R17 97H SL BSW
225 /60 R17 99T SL BSW
225 /65 R17 102T SL BSW
235 /65 R17 104T SL BSW

Price Range

Arizonian Silver Edition III prices range from approximately $59 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Arizonian has a 55,000 mile treadlife warranty on the Silver Edition III. Tire uniformity is backed for the first 2/32 inch of tread wear. Materials and workmanship are covered for 5 years.

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26 thoughts on “Arizonian Silver Edition III Tire Review & Rating

  1. Arizonian SE III purchased from Discount Tire. Went in for the 2nd rotation/balance at 11k and was told this was probably the last rotation they would do on these tires as they are down to 5/32″. I don’t think their gauge is accurate. I came home and measured with a 32 thread bolt — all were 8 to 9/32.

  2. I have been driving nothing but Arizonians on my 1997 Monte Carlo for 20 years. I put on my first set in 2001. I will put nothing else on it but Arizonians because I have gotten great service from them. During that time I have put 200,000 miles on my car. I am on my fourth set which is still in great shape and I never wait until I get low tread depth before I change them so I could easily put over 60,000 miles on a set if I wanted to wait until they needed it. These tires ride good, give me great on traction wet or dry roads and would last me much longer than the mileage rating if I wanted them to. Say what you want, mine have been great and I will stick with using them.

  3. I have these tires and their great and i recommend these affordable tires and will buy again. You can’t go road mudding and expect a miracle or a jennie out of a bottle expect these tires or any other like them to hold up under hazard conditions. Can’t bet the price either. I,m not getting paided but i could used the money lol.

  4. 25,000 miles and wore out, Discount Tire Tech said might get another 5,000. These tires are poor, would not put on a car to sell. Made by Cooper Tire these are cheap tires, do yourself a favor and avoid.

  5. I bought Arizonian Silver Edition III Tires at Discounta Tires.I put them on my Toyota Sienna one year ago.
    They have been rotated at Discount Tires regularly.Iam s Senior Driver,so I am not a aggressive Driver.
    This morning I went for the rotation (8/17/2020 )they told me, that I only have 4/32 left!
    They suggested me to replace them!
    This was the first time to that I bought this kind of Poor Quality of Tires as a Concern like a Customer.
    This will be the Last Time,that I used this kind of Tires.
    The bottom line, I would NOT RECOMMEND to buy a ARIZONIAN SILVER EDITION III Tires from COOPER TIRES!

  6. I bought a used 2006 Toyota Corolla LE last year and now have 9000 miles on the Arizonian Silver Edition III tires that came on it. Upon purchase I don’t know how many miles were on these tires, but they looked like they had at least 75% tread remaining. Now they seem to have less than 50%.

    The bigger concern to me is traction. I live in a mountainous area with winding roads. I noticed very soon after my car purchase, that the lateral traction seemed to be wanting. I would get tire squealing very easily without exceeding posted speed limits and suggested cornering speeds. I haven’t seen any unexpected decrease in handling during wet weather, some of which was very recent, but I cannot comment on snow conditons — I have a 4WD vehicle I drive in the snow.

    The bottom line is, I would not recommend these tires. I will probably replace them soon despite not being down to the wear bars yet.

  7. About 10k miles ago I bought my Ariz SE tires. Thus far, I can say that they handle far better on my 2016 Mazda 3 than OEM tires. They are also quieter and stop better. I have yet to get them to to squeal and I’m a guy who takes turns aggressively. I don’t really notice any wear yet. I am thoroughly pleased with them here in the Southern Nevada climate. I don’t know how the are in the ice and snow…but then again, I don’t care.

  8. I bought these tires at 32,000 miles because the Kumho Solus KH25 that came with the car were crap and now with 48,000 miles I am going to have to replace the so called better Arizonian SE III tires. I am sure I will get some type of a prorated price, but for them to be down to 3-4/32 tread depth so quickly is ridiculous.
    Bottom line, I only got 30 percent usage of the tires. 16,000 miles out of 55,000 mile rated tire.
    I will have to agree with Jason, May 16, 2016 – This is bull crap!!

    1. You only came up 12.7% short of the expected mileage. That could be a result of the conditions of roads around you. Or perhaps, your driving style is too aggressive in turns, or accelerating from stop. But coming up 12.7% short is hardly anything to get slathered up about!


  9. Only got 25K with these on a CRV, will eat the warranty and go get something good at another company.
    Discount Tire receipts fade, so you can’t tell when they were put on.

  10. I bought these tires for my spouses car and not more than a year to the date of buying them from Discount Tire they are bald. 26k miles of the 55k. Of course they offered the prorated discount, but what happens when we drive another 25K miles? This is bull crap!

  11. I got these for my son and had these placed on his Nissan Versa sedan and he drove 14,000 miles. Called me the other day and told me he was sliding every time he turned, especially when pavement was wet. Took the car into America’s Tire where I had purchased and all 4 tires were worn down…a couple of them to 3/32. America’s Tire gave me a prorated rebate and we ended up getting a new set of Falken’s. My son says the Falken tires are much, much better. I would NOT recommend the Arizonian Silver…….was a very poor tire for handling and did NOT last anywhere near the miles that they should have.

    1. Hi Karen
      We understand the potential danger of a driver losing control of their vehicle, and we’re glad that your son is okay. It’s unfortunate to learn about your poor experience with the Arizonian Silver, a tire shouldn’t wear out by that degree after only 14,000 miles and we’ll update this review to reflect durability concerns if a majority of our readers inform us of similar issues.

  12. One year to the day of having the Arizonian III installed I took the car in for air pressure check and they told me I only have 4/32 left. They have been driven under 15,000 miles. I see the trend where these use to be great tires and in the past year they are being poorly made. America’s Tire, which they are being sold under, told me today that they are not a great tire even though when purchased I was told I should definitely upgrade to this set. This is their brand, which I was not aware of, and they should be taking these back as a recall.

    1. HI C
      We’re noticing the worrying trend and the durability issues of the Arizonian Silver Edition III. I’ll ask the team to make changes to our review of the tire and mention poor durability as a concern.

  13. I put them on my CRV and now at 18,000 miles they are down to 4/32. They have been rotated at Discount tire regularly and I am not an aggressive driver. Other tires have lasted 40-45k on this vehicle. A warranty claim is a joke since they would be towards the same junk tires. It is winter and I will replace them but not with anything made by Cooper and not at Discount tire.

  14. I bought Arizonian silver edition III on May 5. I was driving on the interstate yesterday(6-30) and the tire just busted, unraveled suddenly. I am so lucky that I avoided getting in a wreck. I wish I could include a pic of the tire. Warm overcast day.

  15. I bought these tires yesterday and I am already in love with them. They are every bit as good as my stock Nexen tires that came with my vehicle. Comfortable overall ride, whisper quiet, great road feel, and a lot of bang for your buck.

  16. 5 years with my ranger. Awesome tires! Lasted 65k and still had 20k worth of tire left. After 5 years you have to replace due to cracking

  17. Had a set of the original Arizonian SE’s on my Grand Marquis. Got 3 yrs and 56,000 miles from them. Great tire and replaced them with Arizonian SE III’s today from Discount Tires.

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