Cooper Discoverer EnduraMax Review
Cooper’s newest tire takes its expertise in building rugged and capable off-road tires and applies it to the mainstream crossover and SUV market.
- Durable on rough roads
- Winter certified
- Solid 60,000 mile treadwear warranty
- Premium ride quality
- Slightly louder than conventional touring tires
Based in Ohio, the staff at Cooper don’t need a focus group to know that America’s roads are in need of some much-needed TLC. They also know there’s no sense in waiting for that to happen.
So to meet the needs of consumers, the new Discoverer EnduraMax tire is built using a custom tread design and the brand’s Durable-Tread Technology compound that’s designed to withstand the cuts, scrapes and chunking that happens to conventional all-season tires on rough roads. It is also purpose made for modern crossovers and SUVs with an internal construction that’s designed for heavier loads and plenty of work.
The makeup of the tire itself includes Cooper’s Armor Belt Technology with stronger steel belts to help maintain their structure over miles and miles on rough roads. These steel belts also help the give the tire a rigidity and stability that assists in on-road handling and driving dynamics.
With all these features to ensure maximum long life on rough roads, the tire was also designed with a tread pattern to limit road noise.
Knowing that a tire like this is likely to appeal to drivers of SUVs and crossover in areas of the country with particularly rough roads, Cooper designed it with a tread compound that resists freezing in colder temperatures. As a result, it gets the Three Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol, certifying it as a true all-weather tire.
“Tires are being chewed up by rough roads and are wearing out prematurely due to poor road conditions, which exist nationwide. Drivers today need a tire that is durable enough to stand up to any kind of road conditions,” said Mohit Jain, Cooper’s Vice President of Commercial Operations. “With the new Discoverer EnduraMax SUV tires from Cooper, drivers can be confident they will get the most out of their tires, whatever road they’re driving on.”
Cooper Discoverer EnduraMax Price
Pricing for the Cooper Discoverer EnduraMax ranges from roughly $110 per tire for a 16-inch fitment and goes up to approximately $200 per tire for a 20-inch fitment.
Cooper Discoverer EnduraMax Warranty
The Discoverer EnduraMax comes backed with a 60,000 mile limited treadwear warranty, plus a 45 day test drive guarantee. It’s also backed by a standard limited warranty. Tires that are defective in either workmanship or materials during the first 2/32-inch of tread wear will be replaced at no cost. After that, Cooper will replace the defective tire at a pro-rated rate. Owners do have to cover the cost of mounting and balancing.
What Vehicles Does the Cooper Discoverer EnduraMax fit on?
- Acura TLX, MDX
- Buick Encore, Envision
- Chevrolet Trax, Impala, Monte Carlo, Equinox
- Chrysler Pacifica
- Dodge Grand Caravan, Journey
- Fiat 500X
- Ford Escape, Mustang, Flex, Explorer, Edge
- Jeep Compass, Patriot, Renegade, Cherokee
- GMC Terrain, Acadia
- Honda CR-V, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline
- Hyundai Tucson, Santa Fe
- Kia Sportage, Sorento, Sedona
- Lexus RX
- Lincoln MKC
- Mazda Tribute
- Mercedes GLK350
- Mercury Mariner
- Mitubishi Outlander
- Nissan Rogue, Rogue Sport, Murano, Pathfinder
- Subaru Forester, Crosstrek
- Toyota Highlander, RAV4
- Saturn Vue
- Volkswagen Tiguan, Atlas
Cooper Discoverer EnduraMax Sizes
Is the Cooper Discoverer EnduraMax Good in Snow?
While not a true winter tire, Cooper did build the Discoverer EnduraMax with so much siping that it’s actually certified for true winter use. With the tire now on sale for over a year, owners are reporting impressive snow grip and on clear but cold roads. It won’t handle really deep snow overly well, but for the vast majority of winter situations it will offer significantly heightened levels of performance and safety.