Mastercraft Courser HSX Tour Tire Review & Rating

Designed for drivers of pickups and SUV’s, the Mastercraft Courser HSX Tour is the company’s premium touring all-season tire. Mastercraft has built the HSX Tour to provide reliable year-round traction and handling, as well as a comfortable ride and longer treadlife.

An all-season tread compound and asymmetric pattern is M+S rated for increased grip on dry, wet or light snow covered road surfaces. Mastercraft, which is a division of Cooper Tire, uses stability control siping technology to provide added stability and enhanced road handling, regardless of the pavement being dry or wet.


Mastercraft Courser HSX Tour Tire Review

This SCS Technology utilizes 3-D sipes that add more biting edges around the tread for better grip in the rain and snow. This new technology works pretty well on this tire and is something we’ve heard mentioned in many driver reviews for this tire.

Wide circumferential grooves have been optimized to effectively remove water from under the footprint and greatly reduce the risk of hydroplaning.

R-Tech Construction in the tire’s sidewall is designed to improve handling response and cornering stability throughout the speed range. Although it does a decent job, we feel this is an area that could be improved.

The Mastercraft HSX Tour is available in a wide range of 16-20 inch sizes that sport either a T or H-speed rating. A 60K mile tread warranty is included on this model.

Pros

  • Dry and wet traction is very good
  • Smooth quiet ride on the highway
  • Treadlife is above average
  • Value for the money

Cons

  • A little soft during harder cornering maneuvers

Overall Thoughts

As a second-tier brand tire, the HSX Tour offers solid performance. Expect to find dependable traction on all types of road surfaces and conditions. One area that surprised us the most was in how quiet and comfortable the ride is. It’s smooth and handles rougher roads much better than most tires in its class.

The only area that more spirited drivers may find disappointing to a degree would be with higher speed handling/cornering. Let’s face it though, this isn’t a high performance tire that was built for race like grip.

Overall, while tires like the Michelin Premier LTX and Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus are the kings of the truck/SUV touring all-season class, the Mastercraft HSX Tour is an impressive model that performs well and delivers excellent value for the money.

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What Vehicles Will The Mastercraft Courser HSX Tour Fit?

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

  • Chevy Silverado, Suburban, S-10, TrailBlazer, Colorado, Traverse, Express
  • Dodge Dakota, Ram, Durango
  • Ford Edge, F-150, Explorer, Escape, Ranger, Flex, Expedition
  • GMC Sierra, Savanna, Canyon, Acadia
  • Honda Pilot, CR-V, Passport
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Jeep Liberty, Grand Cherokee
  • Kia Sorento
  • Mazda CX-9, Tribute, CX-7
  • Mercury Mariner, Mountaineer
  • Nissan Pathfinder, Murano, Xterra, Frontier
  • Subaru Tribeca
  • Toyota Tacoma, 4Runner, RAV4, Land Cruiser, Tundra
  • Volkswagen Touareg

Tire Sizes

16″

225/75R16 104T OWL
235/75R16 108T OWL
245/75R16 111T OWL
265/75R16 116T OWL
215/70R16 100H OWL
225/70R16 103T OWL
235/70R16 106T OWL
245/70R16 107T OWL
255/70R16 111T OWL
265/70R16 112T OWL
255/65R16 109T BLK

17″

235/70R17 111T XL BLK
245/70R17 110T OWL
265/70R17 115T OWL
225/65R17 102H BLK
235/65R17 104T OWL
245/65R17 107T OWL
255/65R17 110T OWL
265/65R17 112T OWL
235/60R17 102T BLK

18″

255/70R18 113T BLK
265/70R18 116T OWL
235/65R18 106H BLK
255/65R18 111T BLK
265/65R18 114T OWL
275/65R18 116T OWL
235/60R18 107V XL BLK
245/60R18 105H BLK
265/60R18 110T OWL
255/55R18 109H XL BLK

19″

255/60R19 109H BLK
245/55R19 103H BLK
255/50R19 107H XL BLK

20″

275/60R20 115T BLK
255/55R20 107H BLK
275/55R20 117H XL BLK
245/50R20 102H BLK
265/50R20 107T BLK

Price Range

Mastercraft Courser HSX Tour prices range from approximately $127 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

Mastercraft provides a 60,000 mile tread warranty on the Courser HSX Tour. Tire uniformity is guaranteed on all sizes for the first 2/32 inch of wear.

Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-years and include free replacement during the first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth. You also receive a 45-day road test guarantee that allows you to exchange the tires if you are not completely satisfied.


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10 thoughts on “Mastercraft Courser HSX Tour Tire Review & Rating

  1. I own a 2014 ram 1500 .Bought a set of mastercraft HSX and there a 60,000 mile tire I only got 30,000 miles out of them . Had them rotated every 5000 miles

  2. I love these tires put them on my 2018 ram 1500 NO ROAD NOISE! These tires run smooth as silk. Last set went 76k on another truck. Love them awesome tires!!!

  3. These mastercraft courser hsx tires were put on my 2010 Cadillac SRX they are the absolute worst tires ever! As in one of the other reviews, they are beyond loud! And yes you need earplugs. These tires were not cheap! Something needs to be done about them! Very disappointed! Hope others read this before purchasing them, unfortunately I did not!

  4. I have a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the road noise is horrible. Tires have great tread and have been rotated regularly. As for traction they seem good, but you have to turn up radio to get past noise. Oh and for those of you thinking, like I did. It has new wheel bearings which I changed thinking it was them.

  5. I purchased a 2017 GMC Acadia from a dealership which was advertising the vehicle as New tires. Less than thirty days after purchasing my used car the tires which were advertised as being “New” split open on the sidewalls of all four tires. Tire is a Mastercraft Courser HSX tour 235-65-18. I called the warranty phone line and their only response to me was if you don’t have the original receipt “too bad it’s your problem”. So, I would say that these tires should have been recalled for a manufacturing defect based on the side walls splitting within the first 30 days of me owning the used vehicle. You can obviously see from the tread wear of the tire that the tire compound has failed and this is a true manufacturing defect even know I don’t have the receipt for tires. Please reach out to me and I will share the pictures of the failed tires. I am very disappointed with the response received from the warranty phone line operator today.

  6. put these on 2011 Tahoe and I love them. road noise isn’t a problem, handling and ride quality is much better. got 3k on them so far and my wife and I both love them.

    1. Hi Larry
      Thank you for informing us about your families experience using the Mastercraft Courser HSX, we hope the tire continues to provide increased driving performance over many more miles.

  7. I agree the Mastercraft Tire Courser HSX are the worst tires I have ever owned. The road noise is sooooooooooo bad I will have to wear ear plugs. The radio can’t be turned up enough to drowned out the road noise.

  8. Just put on wife’s Jeep and like them a lot price was good and sound 10x better than last tires, now just hope last 60k then will be really happy w these.

  9. Worst tire I’ve ever used. Put them on a 2011 Honda van and immediately noticed increased road noise. Took them back to the dealer and they said the tires must have gotten out of balance after approx 1000 miles. They then started to pull to one side so we took them back again. This was about 5000 miles they said we needed another alignment….we just had one when installed. Noise and tire wear were horrible. Took them back at 10000 miles and over half tread life gone. Dealer said they could install new set and send back to Mastercraft to see if they would do anything. Didn’t want to get deeper into the Mastercraft hole so I purchased Michelin’s. Best decision ever. Van rides better than brand new. Noise reduced so much it sounds like a Cadillac. No, I don’t work for Michelin. However, I will never buy Mastercraft again. There are some things you can pay less for….tires are not one of them for me. Pay the 25-30% more and you’ll get better value out of quiter ride and much longer tread life. Oh Yeah, the dealer suggested our problem in the van was suspension. Honda dealer put on the Michelin’s and they were correct, it had nothing to do with our suspension, it had everything to do with the tires.

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