Cooper Lifeliner GLS Tire Review & Rating
The Lifeliner GLS from Cooper is built to provide all-season touring performance for drivers of all types of coupes, sedans and minivans. This model is one of Cooper’s more popular budget-friendly tires that is designed to enhance driving comfort and a longer treadlife.
An all-season specially formulated tread compound and symmetric tread design are engineered to increase traction and handling on dry and wet road surfaces. A notched center rib and deeper shoulder slots add stability and increased steering response on dry pavement, while also promoting more even tread wear.
Four circumferential grooves enhance wet tractionand reduce the risk of hydroplaning in heavy rain. The tire’s sipes provide biting edges for increased grip on wet or snow covered roads. Cooper has optimized the tread pitch sequence in order to effectively lower outside road noise and create a more comfortable driving experience.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts that are nylon wrapped for added reinforcement and durability throughout the speed range. They also increase overall treadlife, which Cooper backs up with a 65,000 mile tread guarantee. The GLS is available in T, H and V-speed ratings.
- Excellent dry and wet traction
- Steering is crisp and responsive
- Ride is comfortable and outside noise is minimal
- Above average tread life
- Cornering could be stronger for more spirited drivers
- Winter traction
Note: The GLS is being replaced by the new CS3 Touring.
The Cooper GLS is a good all-around tire for drivers looking for predictable handling and performance in an all-season tire. Although its cornering abilities may disappoint more spirited drivers due to its softer sidewall, the tire was never designed for high performance use. It’s a touring tire offers good dry and wet traction, with a comfortable ride and long lasting tread life.
Traction in deeper snow and ice is another area where this tire falls a bit, but that’s nothing new for the majority of basic all-season tires.
Overall, a solid low cost choice that does its job well. However, we would definitely recommend going with the newer CS3 Touring instead.
What Vehicles Will The Lifeliner GLS Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Buick Roadmaster
- Chevrolet Cruze, Malibu, Astro, Cavalier
- Dodge Avenger
- Ford Fusion, Taurus
- Honda Accord, Civic
- Hyundai Sonata
- Nissan Altima, Sentra
- Toyota Camry, Corolla
- Volkswagen Jetta
195/60R15 88H B
195/65R15 91H B
205/60R15 91H B
205/65R15 94H B
215/60R15 94T B
205/55R16 91H B
205/60R16 92V B
215/55R16 93H B
215/60R16 95V B
225/55R16 95H B
225/60R16 98H B
215/50R17 95V B
215/55R17 94V B
225/50R17 94V B
Prices on the Cooper GLS range from approximately $95 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
The GLS comes with a 5-year or 65,000 mile treadlife warranty. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 2/32 inch of wear.
Materials and workmanship are covered for 5 years. You will also find a 45-day road test guarantee on this model as well. Cooper will exchange the tire for another brand if you are not 100% satisfied with the tire.
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