Designed for crossovers, small SUVs and sedans, the Cooper Evolution Tour is a budget-focused all-season tire that does the job without lot of frills.
- Very affordable
- Decent dry weather performance
- Quiet and comfortable
- Mileage isn’t great for an all-season
- Wet performance could be better
- Limited selection of larger sizes
Extremely affordable, the technology in this tire is pretty limited but it does a decent job at what its supposed to do.
Dry weather grip is quite good although wet weather traction is lacking somewhat. Still, the tire features four large circumferential grooves to evacuate deep water and prevent hydroplaning. Plus, there are plenty of additional channels in the exterior tread blocks to push water outward as well.
Those large shoulder blocks featuring Cooper’s StabilEdge Technology. This is visible on the inside of the shoulder tread where the individual blocks join up with a constant thin rib of rubber. The result of this formation are blocks that don’t flex as much under cornering, giving not only added grip but better consistency and predictability under cornering. They do hold up well under dry cornering and for a budget-focused all-season the grip provided certainly isn’t lacking.
Interior tread blocks feature 3D Micro-Gauge sipes to help in the wet and in wintry conditions, although we definitely recommend some solid winter tires if you’re going with these as all-seasons.
The highway ride is both calm and very linear and the tires track nicely. They’re also quiet and comfortable.
The tire does feature a symmetrical tread pattern, making it easy to rotate side-to-side and front to back.
Is the Cooper Evolution Tour a Good Tire?
While it’s certainly not amazing, it more than gets the job done for an affordable all-season. If anything, our biggest complaint might be the limited selection of larger sizes.
Cooper Evolution Tour Price
Pricing for the Evolution Tour starts extremely affordably from just $65 per tire for 14-inch sizes up to around $140 for 18-inch sizes.
Cooper Evolution Tour Warranty
Cooper backs the Evolution Tour all-season tire with a 65,000 mile guarantee for T-Rated tires and a 60,000 mile guarantee for V and H-Rated tires. There’s also a 45-day test drive offer, where you can return the tires for a replacement set if you’re not 100% satisfied.
A standard limited warranty means Cooper backs the tire against defects in materials and workmanship. Faulty tires will be replaced free of charge if the issue occurs in the first 2/32-inch of treadwear. After that, and down tot he last 2/32-inch, Cooper will replace the tires on a pro-rated basis.
Cooper Evolution Tour Sizes
Is the Cooper Evolution Tour Good in Snow?
Cooper is a brand that makes some excellent snow tires and even some winter-capable all-seasons, like the Discoverer EnduraMax. The Evolution Tour, however, has quite limited capability. In fact, it’s pretty much the same as most other all-season tires. There’s no real siping on the tread blocks to help grip the snow and the rubber compound freezes up in colder temperatures. We recommend swapping to proper winter tires in the Fall if you live somewhere that gets regular snow.