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Cooper CS4 Touring
 
Approximate retail price:
$105
Summary: A T speed rated tire suitable for many family cars. Comes with a 80,000 mile tread wear warranty.
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About - Cooper CS4 Touring

The Cooper CS4 Touring is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season tire models like the CS4 Touring are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Handling:
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry and wet cornering grip; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand

One of the few independent tire manufacturers in the U.S. with origins going back to the early 20th Century, Cooper is among the world's top-10 tire makers. Based in Findlay, Ohio, Cooper Tires offers a full array of tires, including the Avon, Mastercraft, and Starfire brands. Cooper tires are most often sold by independent dealers, though they can be found online. In the past, Cooper has been a standout among light-truck tires.

Features & Specs - Cooper CS4 Touring
info Speed rating T
info Treadwear warranty 80,000
info UTQG treadwear 780
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 215/60R16
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User Reviews - Cooper CS4 Touring
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5.0
Best all time tire
12/6/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Noise
Best Uses
Comment:
For the last 2 years I drive over 50000 miles/year for my commute, in all weather and the CS4 has given me very good value for $. I have them on over 1 year and have achieved the 80,000 mile rating. My commute is about 70/30% hwy/city.<br /><br />They are very good in the snow. My 09 Corolla has 170,000 miles on it and the tires give me a very good average MPG of 41, which is better than the Bridgestones I did have on.<br /><br />Only downside is a little bit noisier than other tires. I will buy this tire again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
don't last as long as stated
10/15/2014
Pros
Value
Cons
Noise
Tread life
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
Rated for 60K; have 31K miles on the tires and they need to be replaced
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Excellent tire and American made
8/17/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Are you familiar with the 26 mile gorge on I-40 that runs between NC & TN? My '04 Accord ran 68 to 70 mph on CS4 tires with a BMW Z3 and no tire squeal. I purchased the Cooper CS4 for my '04 Honda Accord at 97,950 mi in September '09. The tire was rated then at only 60K miles, not 80K; I paid $445 for the tires & install - I can beat that price now. The new tires had just under 11/32 inch tread depth. Presently, August 2014, the odometer is reading 158,123 mi and I can just barely hang my finger-nail on the tread at the tire wear-bar. That is 60,173 miles as a result of religious rotation at 5K mi and watching the air pressure. The tires pulled through 5 & 6 inches of snow here in Greensboro, NC, and I was not one for slowing down on the interstate when it rained if their was no traffic. The Cooper CS4 is a great tire and it is American made. Rated at 80K miles now, I am planning to purchase another set within 2 weeks & help my fellow citizens keep their job. I encourage you to do the same.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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