Michelin Defender LTX M/S Review: an Excellent SUV/Truck All-Season Tire

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Are your SUV/truck tires worn down, and do you need a new set? You might be thinking about getting cheaper tires to save money, but I reckon you should first check out the premium tier, particularly the Michelin Defender LTX M/S.

Michelin’s highway all-season tire is undoubtedly expensive, but while reviewing it, I learned that there is a reason why the company values its product that much. Besides, the Defender LTX M/S might save you money in the long run and turn out to be cheaper than most low-cost tires.

So, without further ado, let’s uncover the secrets of this tire in our Michelin Defender LTX M/S review!

Michelin CrossClimate 2 Review: a Groundbreaking All-Season Tire

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Michelin is back with another tire that aims to unsettle the industry with its innovative design and a promise for true all-season traction. The CrossClimate 2 might look familiar, as it builds on the design of the already impressive CrossClimate+, but look closely, and you’ll see that Michelin has made some significant upgrades.

With the new tire, the French tire giant focused largely on delivering better snow and ice traction while also improving rolling resistance, comfort, and dry and wet traction. It’s a no small feat, especially since the predecessor was already an excellent performer, but has Michelin done it? You can read about my findings in this Michelin CrossClimate 2 review, where I’ll cover every aspect of the tire in great detail.

Cooper Discoverer SRX Review: Very Solid Dry/Wet Tire for Crossovers and SUVs

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Crossover/SUV touring all-season tires are becoming increasingly popular lately, with many tiremakers producing several models to cover the needs of various customers. Cooper, for instance, offers three such tires – the crossover/focused Endeavor Plus, the heavy-duty Evolution H/T, and the balanced Discoverer SRX.

In this review, I’ll cover the Cooper Discoverer SRX, the oldest tire of the bunch, which begs the question – is it competitive? Let’s uncover everything there is to know about the tire, compare it to its rivals, and answer that question!

Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring Review: Cooper Needs to Do Better to Compete

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Cooper designed the CS5 Ultra Touring to be a balanced tire and offer its owner a smooth and quiet ride, along with usable grip on dry, wet, and snowy surfaces. It’s also less expensive than other premium offerings, particularly from Michelin, Bridgestone, and Continental, but also more expensive than some budget-oriented brands, like Yokohama and General.

However, Cooper launched it almost eight years ago, which is quite a long time. In the meantime, most of the competition launched newer products, so it will be interesting to see how Cooper’s offering fares (spoiler alert: it shows its age). Let’s have a closer look at my in-depth Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring review!

Cooper Evolution Tour Review: Subpar Rain Traction Ruins an Otherwise Okay Tire

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Touring all-season tires are by far the most popular option in the USA – you’ll find them on most passenger cars, crossovers, and SUVs. As a result, almost every tire brand I could think of has a tire that competes in the category, and some even have several.

For instance, Cooper offers the Evolution Tour, CS5 Grand Touring, and CS5 Ultra Touring, all competing for the same buyers. In this Cooper Evolution Tour review, we’ll have a closer look at the Evolution Tour after our tests and see how it compares to its cousins but also other similarly-priced rivals. Let’s dig in!

Cooper Evolution MT Review: Outstanding Off-Road Tire at a Cheap Price

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Unlike its competition, Cooper opted for a much lower price point with the Evolution M/T. Mud-terrain (or maximum traction off-road) tires can be very expensive, and that’s especially true for flotation sizes. However, this tire costs 20% less than the competition on average, making it by far the cheapest mud-terrain tire coming from a premium tiremaker.

When a company offers a product that’s much cheaper than the competition, it usually means the engineers cut corners somewhere. Nonetheless, Cooper promises that the Evolution M/T is a well-balanced tire that works well across the board but still focuses mostly on delivering excellent traction on the most demanding terrains.

But of course, marketing talk doesn’t always translate into great real-world performance, which is why I’ve put the tire through the paces to find how good it really is. My Cooper Evolution MT review will focus on every aspect of the tire, but of course, off-road traction and durability will be most discussed. If you want a shorter TL;DR version of my review, though, here are the pros and cons of the Evolution M/T.

Cooper Evolution HT Review: Go for the Newer “Endeavor Plus”

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The Cooper Evolution H/T – a touring all-season tire designed specifically for SUVs and crossovers. Cooper actually markets the tire as a highway one; however, the Evolution H/T doesn’t come in LT-metric sizes, meaning it won’t fit full-size and heavy-duty SUVs and trucks. The American brand doesn’t offer such tires in the USA currently, though expect that to change in the near future.

However, since Cooper deems the touring category as more competitive, the company already launched a successor to the Cooper Evolution H/T – just five years after it first arrived on the market. The successor is named Endeavor Plus and brings several improvements in all areas, yet costs largely the same as its predecessor. So, does that mean you should choose that tire? Well, probably – newer products always improve on their forebearers, and that’s especially true for tires.

Still, many tire dealers started offering the older Evolution H/T at some serious discounts, and the tire re-emerged as a valuable option in its category. The question remains, though – should you buy it? To answer that question, I covered every aspect of the tire in my in-depth Cooper Evolution HT review, and I also compared it to its rivals. So, without further ado, let’s see if this is where you should put your money.

Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT Review: an Excellent All-Terrain Tire

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Some tire makers managed to mix the on- and -off-road performance in their models quite successfully, like BFGoodrich with its All-Terrain T/A KO2. That tire is actually the Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT’s fiercest competitor – both are similarly priced, and you’ll find them in similar sizes.

Taking the All-Terrain T/A KO2 off the throne won’t be an easy task for the Discoverer AT3 XLT. But if any tire can do that, it should be the one with almost four decades of heritage – the Discoverer brand has long been a favorite among off-roaders and truckers in the USA.

In this Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT review, I’ll cover every aspect of the tire to see if it’s worth the cost (it’s quite an expensive one). I’ll also compare it to some of its direct competitors, like the aforementioned BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2, General Grabber A/TX, and Toyo Open Country A/TIII, to give you a better picture before purchasing a set. So, without further ado, let’s dig in!

Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S Review: One of the Best Mild All-Terrain Tires

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In this review, I’ll be talking about the Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S, a tire that is the mildest among its “cousins.” This means that this tire is more aimed at people that don’t want to sacrifice on-road performance while offering higher off-road traction than comparable highway all-season tires. So, it should be a great companion for campers and overlanders, but certainly not for real off-road enthusiasts.

However, the mild all-terrain category is getting stronger each year, with premium manufacturers like Continental, Bridgestone, and Michelin also launching their own models. So, how does the Discoverer AT3 4S compare to its rivals? You can read my Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S review for an elaborate answer or just peek through the pros and cons as a TL;DR. So, let’s dig in!

Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring A/S Review: Good All-Season Tire for the Money

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The most popular tire in Uniroyal’s range today is the Tiger Paw Touring A/S – an all-season touring offering designed for regular passenger cars.

However, the touring all-season category today is flooded with excellent tires at low price points; models like the General AltiMAX RT43, Cooper CS5 Grand Touring, Kumho Solus TA11, and Yokohama AVID Ascend LX dominate the market of budget tires with premium-like performance and durability.

Now, the Tiger Paw Touring A/S is slightly less expensive than those tires, but does that mean it’s also a lesser tire. I’ll answer all of your questions in my in-depth Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring A/S review, where I’ll cover every aspect of the tire, including durability, performance, comfort, and price. Let’s dig in!