Mastercraft Courser STR Tire Review & Rating
The Mastercraft Courser STR is built to provide reliable all-season driving performance at a budget-friendly price that will appeal to many drivers of all types of light-duty pickups, crossovers and SUV’s.
An all-season M+S rated tread compound and symmetric non-directional tread pattern deliver solid dry traction and cornering stability. The tire’s semi-solid center rib adds to steering response and an enhanced on-center feel. This is a plus for the STR.
Grip on wet pavement is aided by four wide circumferential grooves that are designed as see-through to effectively channel away water from the tread. Smaller angled grooves further increase bite on wet, slush or snow covered road surfaces.
Mastercraft utilizes a computerized variable pitch tread sequence on the Courser STR to lower outside road noise and increase ride comfort on the highway.
The STR is available in a range of 15-20 inch sizes that all feature an S-speed rating. Mastercraft also includes a 40K mile tread warranty on all sizes.
- Dry and wet traction
- Cornering stability
- A little extra noise
- Winter performance in deep snow and on ice
The STR from Mastercraft offers a mixed bag of sorts when it comes to performance. On the positive side is its traction on dry or wet roads. It handles itself well for a second-level model. Tire stability around town or at highway speeds is very good as well. We couldn’t find any issues with tramlining or veering off-center.
On the other hand is the added noise you might find on this tire. No, it’s not ridiculous, but it’s not as quiet as the Michelin Defender LTX M/S or Cooper Discoverer HTP among others. In addition, traction in deep amounts of snow or on ice is similar to most every all-season tire, which is to say it is lacking. Finally, treadwear has been a serious issue for many drivers.
Overall, we feel the STR ranks in the lower half of truck all-season tires. That said, this model may be appealing to budget-conscious drivers who are looking to save money on a new set of tires. The price is much lower than Michelin, Continental, Bridgestone and other bigger name brands.
What Vehicles Will The Mastercraft STR Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Avalanche, S10, Suburban, Colorado
- Dodge Ram, Durango, Dakota
- Ford Expedition, Escape, Ranger, Bronco, F-150, Explorer
- GMC Yukon, Sierra, Canyon
- Honda Element, CR-V, Ridgeline
- Isuzu Trooper
- Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Liberty
- Mercury Mountaineer
- Mitsubishi Montero
- Nissan Titan, Xterra, Frontier
- Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, FJ Cruiser, Sequoia, 4Runner, Land Cruiser, Highlander
235/75R15 105S OWL
225/75R16 104S OWL
245/75R16 111S OWL
265/75R16 116S OWL
215/70R16 100S OWL
225/70R16 103S OWL
235/70R16 106S OWL
245/70R16 107S OWL
255/70R16 111S OWL
265/70R16 112S OWL
245/70R17 110S OWL
265/70R17 115S OWL
235/65R17 104S OWL
245/65R17 107S OWL
265/65R17 112S OWL
275/65R18 116T BLK
275/60R20 115S BLK
275/55R20 117S XL BLK
Mastercraft Courser STR prices range from approximately $89 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Mastercraft provides a 40,000 mile tread warranty on the Courser STR. 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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