Cooper CS3 Touring Review Tire Rack

July 8, 2023
David Sunnyside

Cooper is a company that’s been around for quite some time. It was founded back in 1914 in Akron, Ohio and has since grown into a highly respected tire manufacturer. Today, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is one of the top US-based tire companies and manufactures over 3 billion tires annually. Their products can be found on vehicles in over 100 countries around the world.

Cooper cs3 touring review tire rack

The CS3 Touring from Cooper is a high-quality basic all-season tire that competes with the best in the class. Its features include exceptional traction, tread life and comfortable driving. It replaces the Cooper GLS and is offered in T-rated sizes as well as H and V-rated ones, with each variant offering a different set of features to suit various drivers’ needs. For example, the H speed-rated model boasts StabilEdge technology that helps enhance its steering, cornering, and handling capabilities while lowering its rolling resistance for greater fuel efficiency.

Its traction on dry, wet, and snow-covered roads is excellent, as are its maneuvering abilities at highway speeds. The tread’s sipes drive water away from the road and keep the tire firmly in place. This feature is complemented by the tire’s 3D siping, which improves its tread’s durability and increases its lifespan.

The CS3 Touring also excels in wet conditions, stopping 8.8 feet (2.9m) earlier than the Assurance WeatherReady in braking tests conducted by Tire Rack. This is thanks to its lateral and longitudinal grooves that keep the road surface free of water, while also improving the tire’s overall grip.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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