Ultra High Performance All-Season

Overall Rating (9.1)

The RS3-A is the latest ultra high performance all-season tire within the Cooper performance family. This all-season performance tire provides the driver with a dynamic handling tire that inspires confidence and control in all seasons.

Advanced Technology Mold Profile
Advanced technology mold profile provides for a square tread footprint which means more tread-to-road contact.

3-D Micro-Gauge Siping
3-D micro-gauge siping increases tread element stability, improves handling and tire control while reducing the possibility of stone retention. 3-D dimple sipes with interlocking geometry provide more sipe depth without sacrificing tread element stability. The 3-D dimple sipes are used in the center, intermediate and shoulder elements and provide increased length and more road biting edges as the pattern wears for maximum wet and light snow traction.

Silica Formulated Tread Compound
The silica formulated tread compound is designed for exceptional all-season driving performance.

Asymmetric Tread Design
The asymmetric design allows for tread pattern tuning. This design allows for cross-rotation which reduces heal-toe wear, promotes even wear, less noise and increased overall read life. More rubber on the outboard tread pattern equals exceptional dry handling and traction. The large outside shoulder and intermediate tread elements increase handling, stability control and ultimate cornering ability. The offset shoulder-to-intermediate grooves and large intermediate tread elements are joined together for stable cornering and noise reduction.

Laterally oriented shoulder grooves, uniform element geometry and chamfered edges resist irregular or rapid tread wear. The continuous, solid rib on the outside of the center row of tread elements increases steering response.

The inboard tread pattern is optimized for wet and light snow conditions. Two, wide circumferential grooves channel water away from the tire for hydroplane resistance. Even wear is achieved by the laterally oriented shoulder grooves and uniform elements. Winter traction performance is aided by the technical sweeping elliptical groove.
Noise 9.5
Ride 9.0
Tread-wear 8.0
Cornering Stability 9.5
Dry Traction 9.5
Steering Response 9.5
Hydro-planing 9.0
Wet Traction 8.5

Independent Tire Reviews By Customers

Date: 12/26/2014 Review's Overall Rating: 9.3
2007 BMW X3 Select Option
Miles Driven 1200
Driving Condition Combined Highway / City
Driving Style Average
Comments It has not snowed, so I can't fairly rate them.
Comfort Category
Noise 10.0
Ride 10.0
Tread-wear 8.0
Comfort Category
Hydro-planing 8.0
WetTraction 8.0
Comfort Category
CorneringStability 10.0
DryTraction 10.0
SteeringResponse 10.0
Date: 6/8/2015 Review's Overall Rating: 8.9
1987 Porsche 928 S4
Miles Driven 300
Driving Condition Combined Highway / City
Driving Style Average
Comments I was looking for an inexpensive yet performance oriented tire. The coopers got mostly good reviews so I gave them a shot. I have not had them in snow...no do I intend too so I wont comment on that. I have time on them in the rain and with dry roads. I am impressed with the grip and quiet ride. Only issue that some might have is that they are sharper over the bumps. In other words harsher impact than the tires I had previously on the car. It is a sports car so it does not bother me. It is just something I noted. I would suggest these tires to anyone who drives their car in the spring, summer and fall. I can not comment on winter. Also when I purchased them they were buy get the 4th free...so great price.
Comfort Category
Noise 9.0
Ride 8.0
Tread-wear 8.0
Comfort Category
Hydro-planing 10.0
WetTraction 9.0
Comfort Category
CorneringStability 9.0
DryTraction 9.0
SteeringResponse 9.0