Cooper Discoverer SRX Review
With many of the distinguishing features of an all-terrain tire, the Discoverer SRX is part of the Cooper Tire off-road lineup, but this is one tire that’s best suited for the blacktop.
- Long lasting tread and performance
- Quiet ride
- Dry performance
- Shorter tread life on some speed ratings
Designed for SUVs and crossovers, Cooper built this specific version of the Discoverer for those looking for a quiet ride and a long, long tread life.
In fact, while a part of the Discoverer truck-focused lineup, there are many features of the tread on this tire that are more familiar with passenger car tires. For starters, long thin bars that run the length of the tire are designed to deliver stability and. handling, as well as solid traction in the dry. The tire is also made of a special silica tread compound which aides it in delivering solid wet weather grip and can also be credited for its long life.
Handling capability is amplified thanks to Cooper’s StabilEdge Performance technology. What this really means is that the outside tread blocks are actually joined together by a thinner bar of rubber. What this does is give the shoulder tread blocks added stability in corners, helping them flex less under cornering and as a result delivering more (and more predictable) grip.
Small jagged “sipes” found on each treadblock allow the tire to keep its shape during more aggressive cornering while also offering additional traction. While sipes like this are common on winter tires, and the Discoverer SRX is Mud and Snow rated, it does not have the Rubber Manufacturer Association’s Three Peak Mountain Snowflake logo and is therefore not designed for more extreme winter weather. It is more capable in snow than many all-season tires, but we almost always recommend getting a proper set of winter tires if you live in a snowy climate.
An extremely unique feature of this tire are sipes that are actually hidden in the tread compound. These reveal themselves over time as the tire wears, so as old sipes wear away, new ones emerge, allowing the tire to retain its level of grip over the course of its life.
Is the Cooper Discoverer SRX Any Good?
Overall, the Discoverer SRX is ideal for those in search of a long lasting tire for their crossover, and who don’t really need or intend to use it off the beaten path. And because Cooper designed the tire for just such a purpose, they were able to built into it some impressive on-road characteristics and a great tread life.
What Vehicles Will The Cooper Discoverer SRX Fit On?
- Buick Enclave
- Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Trailblazer, Tahoe
- Dodge Ram, Durango, Nitro, Dakota
- Ford F-150, Explorer, Expedition, Excursion
- GMC Acadia, Sierra, Yukon, Envoy
- Kia Sorento
- Mercedes-Benz GL450, G500
- Nissan Murano, Titan
- Ram 1500
- Toyota Tundra, Highlander, Sequoia, 4-Runner
- Volkswagen Touareg
Cooper Discoverer SRX Price
The Discoverer SRX starts at roughly $135 per tire for a 16-inch fitment and goes up to $225 per tire for a 22-inch size.
Cooper Discoverer SRX Warranty
The Discoverer SRX comes with a varied treadwear warranty depending on the type of tire you buy. V-Rated tires get a 65,000 mile warranty. H-Rated tires come with a 70,000 mile warranty. And T-Rated tires come with a lofty 75,000 mile warranty. Of those ratings, the higher speed rated the tires are, the lower the warranty is.
In addition, all Cooper tires come backed by a standard limited warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship over the life of the tire. Tires deemed defective during the first 2/32-inch of treadwear will be replaced free of charge, while tires deemed defective after that point and down to the final 2/32-inch of tread life will be replaced on a pro-rated basis.
Cooper Discoverer SRX Sizes
Are Cooper Discoverer SRX tires good in snow?
Equipped with plenty of sipes for added grip in inclement weather, the Discoverer SRX isn’t certified for true winter use but will make due in some very light snow. With additional sipes that reveal themselves when other parts of the tire wear down, this cold-weather grip is also maintained during the life of the tire.