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Cooper Discoverer Winter

Cooper Discoverer Winter

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Pros and cons

  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Exceptional traction on snow
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Competitors

The Cooper Discoverer Winter tire has garnered attention in recent tests conducted by notable automobile organizations, presenting a mix of qualities that position it as a viable option for winter driving conditions. Autobild and automotorsport provide insights into the tire's performance under varying conditions, highlighting strengths and pointing out areas for improvement.


From Autobild's perspective, the Cooper Discoverer Winter emerges as a cost-effective choice in the brand tire category. It showcases an overall balanced performance profile with particular strengths in snow capabilities and dry handling. Its performance on dry surfaces is commendable, with stable handling characteristics and short braking distances being notable highlights. However, it seems to fall short in terms of comfort, which is deemed average.


Automotorsport adds to the conversation by outlining the tire's decent braking and traction on snow, further acknowledging its significantly quiet nature and reasonable comfort levels, which slightly contrasts with Autobild's findings on comfort. Yet, the tire does not consistently impress across all winter conditions. While it maintains respectable traction and braking grip, it exhibits a surprisingly low lateral grip on snow. Additionally, its performance on wet surfaces is marked by a higher risk of oversteer and an overall insecurity in dry curves, accompanied by a high rolling resistance. The tire is also critiqued for its lengthy braking distances on wet surfaces, which was seen as a considerable drawback.


Despite these detailed evaluations, the tire's performance characteristics suggest a blend of strengths and weaknesses. Its advantageous pricing and convincing snow performance make it an appealing choice for drivers facing winter conditions. However, its performance on wet surfaces and in specific handling scenarios raises concerns, alongside a noted inconsistency in comfort and energy efficiency as indicated by its high rolling resistance.


In summary, the Cooper Discoverer Winter tire demonstrates a competitive edge in snow and dry handling but exhibits vulnerabilities in wet conditions and energy efficiency. Potential buyers might weigh its cost-benefit ratio favorably, given its strong snow capabilities. Yet, its identified shortcomings in wet performance and comfort could influence consumer choice, especially for those prioritizing all-around performance and efficiency in a winter tire.

Sizes

Cooper Discoverer Winter is made in 37 sizes, starting from 215/65 R16 up to 295/35 R21.
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Timeline

2019

Cooper Discoverer Winter was launched

2019

Cooper Discoverer Winter was tested 1x (Autobild)

2020

Cooper Discoverer Winter was tested 1x (ADAC)

2022

Cooper Discoverer Winter was tested 4x (Autobild,...)

Achievements

Best
Exterior noise
Automotorsport 2022
Autobild 2022
Autobild 2019
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
Automotorsport 2022
Best
Dry braking
Autobild 2022
Best
Comfort
Autobild 2022
Best
Snow traction
Autobild 2019

Cooper Discoverer Winter in tyre tests

All tyre tests where Cooper Discoverer Winter was featured:
AutoMotorSport Winter tyre test 2022 245/45 R19
sufficient
Ranked #6 of 8
The Cooper Discoverer Winter tire secured a 6th place finish among 8 challengers. It was given a final rating of 'Sufficient', reflecting a mixed performance. The tire was commended for its decent braking and traction on snow, in addition to being very quiet and fairly comfortable. However, it also faced criticism for its unexpectedly low lateral grip on snow. Despite respectable traction and braking grip, the tire exhibited understeer risks in wet conditions and less secure handling in dry corners, coupled with a high rolling resistance. The longer braking distances on wet surfaces further contributed to its drawbacks. Notably, the tire excelled in aquaplaning resistance in lateral tests and was also recognized for its low exterior noise, demonstrating strengths in specific areas despite its overall mixed review.
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test9,39,4101010
Cooper Discoverer Winter6,37,26,4610
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17
exemplary
Ranked #5 of 19
Finishing 5th out of 19 competitors, the Cooper Discoverer Winter tire impressed with its performance, earning an 'Exemplary' final rating. This affordable branded tire showcased a balanced performance profile, excelling in snow capability and stability in dry handling, including achieving the shortest distances in dry braking, marking it as the best in this discipline. Its dry braking capability stood out, highlighting the tire's strong performance on dry surfaces. However, some critiques were noted regarding its average comfort level, suggesting a trade-off between its excellent grip and handling properties and the ride comfort offered. Despite this, the tire's strengths in critical winter driving conditions underscored its overall exceptional performance.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+2+2+
Cooper Discoverer Winter2-22+ 2-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17

Ranked #7 of 56
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,825,4
Cooper Discoverer Winter35,126,3
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+2+
Cooper Discoverer Winter2-2-2+
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC Winter tyre test 2020 235/55 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #10 of 13
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,51,91,82,32,60,81,8
Cooper Discoverer Winter3,13,12,22,43,02,51,9
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Source: www.adac.de
Autobild Winter tyre test 2019 215/60 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #6 of 10
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+21
Cooper Discoverer Winter23+1-
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Source: www.autobild.de

Test ratings distribution

100% (1x)85% (3x)65% (1x)
ExemplarySatisfactorySufficient
1x3x1x

Ratings x Wheel size

R17R19
90% (3x)75% (2x)

Ratings x Width

215/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx
92.5% (2x)85% (1x)75% (2x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Cooper Discoverer Winter made?

    Cooper Discoverer Winter is made in Serbia.

  2. Is this tyre suitable for SUVs?

    Yes, this tyre is also made in SUV sizes.

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