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 who state that this tire is only lasting 15-25K miles. With a 40K mile warranty, we feel that treadlife should be much better.
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 and are not concerned with treadwear.
What Vehicles Will The Mastercraft STR Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- 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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