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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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(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.
 
5.0
Best All Terrain Tire I have ever owned
1/19/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
This is my second winter with this set of tires. I was asked, not long ago, where I got all that snow buildup behind my fender wells. It was from the tires cleaning themselves so well. I believe this is why they have such good traction. I hardly ever have to lock in the four wheel drive on my Jeep Patriot. The only noise I get from them is on concrete. If I am on the phone, my wife can tell when I cross a concrete bridge through my headset. I have about 45,000 miles on the tires now. I will absolutely buy another set of these tires.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Cooper Tires on two of my three vehicles
1/6/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I love cooper tires! Put them on my 2005 Dodge Ram and couldn't believe how much better they rode, handled, and have worn then the others. Now I have put them on my 2001 Honda Civic, with same experience!<br />Will be glad when my 2011 Impala needs tires, they will be Coopers too!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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