Mastercraft MC-440 Tire Review & Rating

The Mastercraft MC-440 all-season tire is designed to deliver reliable traction and handling in year-round conditions, as well as a comfortable ride and long lasting treadlife. It also features a lower price for budget-conscious drivers.

Mastercraft, which is a division of Cooper Tire, uses an all-season tread compound that is M+S rated with an asymmetric tread pattern that combines to provide very good traction and handling on dry road surfaces. The continuous center rib quickens steering response and adds to on-center feel.

Mastercraft MC-440 Tire Review

Wide circumferential grooves and unique lateral shoulder slots and see-through grooves contribute to its grip on wet pavement. It works well on this model and is an area we’ve heard other drivers mention in reviews as being a real plus as well.

Traction in light snow is aided by the biting edges of the grooves and lateral slots, although this is not a major strength for this tire. Grip in deeper amounts of snow, and on ice and hard-pack, is questionable. A dedicated winter tire is advised if you live in an area that sees quite a bit of snow and ice.

The Mastercraft MC440 is available in a wide range of 14-17 inch sizes with speed ratings of T, H and V. Treadlife is backed by a 40K mile warranty.


  • Dependable dry and wet traction
  • Smooth and quiet ride at highway speeds
  • Dry/wet braking
  • Treadlife is above average
  • Value for the performance and money


  • Deep snow and ice traction

Overall Thoughts

As a value-priced tire, the Mastercraft MC-440 is among the better all-season tires. It delivers very good dry and wet traction, with better than average braking on most surfaces. The ride is smooth and quiet, although you might expect to hear a bit more noise as the tread wears down.

Where you may find issues is with grip in deeper snow and on ice. Naturally, this is not a winter tire and traction problems can be expected.

Treadlife has shown to be longer lasting than you might think, and it’s backed with a 40K mile tread warranty.

Overall, while not the best in class against tires like the Continental TrueContact or General Altimax RT43 among others, the MC-440 is a nice choice in new tires for anyone looking to save some good money. Its value and performance for the money is excellent.

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What Vehicles Will The Mastercraft MC-440 Fit?

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

  • Chevrolet Cobalt, Malibu, Cruze, Impala, Sonic LTZ
  • Dodge Neon, Avenger, Grand Caravan
  • Ford Focus, Mustang GT, Taurus, Fusion
  • Honda Civic, Insight, Accord, Odyssey
  • Hyundai Genesis, Sonata, Elantra
  • Kia Optima, Rondo
  • Mazda6, 929, Mazda3
  • Nissan Altima, Maxima, Versa, Leaf, Cube
  • Pontiac Vibe, Grand Am, Grand Prix, G5
  • Subaru Legacy, Impreza, Outback
  • Toyota Camry, Prius, Avalon, Solara, Matrix, Sienna, Corolla
  • Volkswagen Jetta, Passat, Touareg

Tire Sizes


175/65R14 82T BLK
185/65R14 86T BLK
185/65R14 86H BLK
185/60R14 82H BLK
195/60R14 86H BLK


185/65R15 88T BLK
185/60R15 84T BLK
185/65R15 88H BLK
195/65R15 91H BLK
195/65R15 91T BLK
195/60R15 88T BLK
195/60R15 88H BLK
195/55R15 85V BLK
205/65R15 94T BLK
205/65R15 94H BLK
205/65R15 94H BLK
205/60R15 91H BLK
215/65R15 96T BLK
215/60R15 94H BLK


205/55R16 91T BLK
205/60R16 92T BLK
205/60R16 92H BLK
205/60R16 92V BLK
205/55R16 91V BLK
205/55R16 91H BLK
205/50R16 87V BLK
205/50R16 87V BLK
215/60R16 95V BLK
215/65R16 98T BLK
215/60R16 95T BLK
215/55R16 93H BLK
225/55R16 95H BLK
225/55R16 95V BLK
225/60R16 98T BLK
225/60R16 98V BLK
225/60R16 98H BLK


215/55R17 94V BLK
215/50R17 95V XL BLK
225/50R17 94V BLK
225/60R17 99T BLK

Price Range

Mastercraft MC-440 prices range from approximately $51 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Mastercraft provides a 40,000 mile tread warranty on the M-440. 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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6 thoughts on “Mastercraft MC-440 Tire Review & Rating

  1. Perhaps the worst tires I have ever owned, zero grip in the dry, zero grip in the wet. The only positive is that they have decent life. Super hard compound, will never buy a Mastercraft ever again.

  2. Hi,
    had these tires put on our 2012 Honda. Miles: 36,656. Now at 58,283.
    Great tires! Nice ride! The only inconvience is ,often I have to put air in tires.
    The symbol comes on. I take it to where I purchased them. And he will put air in the tire,or tires.
    This happens pretty often. He will comment on the weather changes.Don’t
    understand why this happens so often Is this common?

    Thank you for your time. Dan Moniz

  3. Have used Mastercraft MC-440 tires, 195x60x15 inch, on the non-powered rear of my 2008 Hyundai Accent, replacing the standard 175x65x14 inch tires, for the last 22,600 miles. They may last for another 15,000 to 20,000 miles. I have had various 195x65x15 inch Hankook, Michelin & Cooper tires on the front. Tho the fronts are better known tires & bigger, the dry pavement balance, front to rear, has been wonderful, the Accent, at times, snapping through irregular off-camber corners. Wet pavement cornering tho, has the Mastercrafts gradually giving up traction, before the fronts….. actually not a totally bad thing. Front-wheel drive cars normally under-steer or plow. The first-giving rear Mastercrafts, give the Accent over-steer which is more readily corrected for. Yes, driving front drive cars for decades, it’s sweet to have over-steer back!!! Have no experience with the Mastercrafts in the snow. On all my used tires, Accent ride has been smooth & relatively quiet, as small cars sometimes aren’t.

    1. Hi Litesong
      Thank you for this extremely detailed account of your experience using different sets of tires. We hope our other readers can make use of this information.

      1. Hi,
        I purchased 4 Mastercraft 225/50R 17 tires in Oct. 0f 2018.
        Great tires! Great ride! miles in; 36,,656, now is at 55,283.
        Only inconvienence,is I have to put air in tires often.
        I bring it to the mechanic that installed them. He says it is the climate change.
        I don’t understand why this happens so often. Is this a common thing? I
        I have read reviews,nothing mentioned.

        Thank you,
        Dan Moniz

    2. MC-440 tire update on 6-16-22: The over-sized MC-440 used tires only gave about 33,000 total miles. But for the little money I paid, I was happy. They always remained smooth, quiet with OK performance with no surprises. All the used Mastercraft ( Cooper) tires I’ve driven, gave acceptable service.

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