Mastercraft Courser HSX Tour Review

A touring tire built specifically for the needs of modern SUVs and crossovers, the Mastercraft Courser HSX Tour delivers a premium ride at a more affordable price.

PROS

  • Great price
  • Well-rounded all-season performance
  • Quality ride and low noise

CONS

  • Could be a bit quieter
  • Mileage warranty is just ok (though good for the price)


Using the five-row tread pattern of a conventional all-season tire, the Courser HSX Tour has a unique center rib design. Typically this part of the tire is a single uninterrupted piece of rubber for maximum highway stability and responsive steering. Here, the team at Mastercraft has engineered the tread row in sections to favor all-weather grip and give the tire a slight edge should you use if off-road at all. And at the same time, if you look closely, each tread block features a small nub on the end, deeper in the tread groove. This feature allows the treads to lean on each other in heavy braking or acceleration to still give it a more solid feel in more demanding driving conditions.

As a result, the tire’s added capability in inclement weather doesn’t impact its ability to deliver driving dynamics. This isn’t an overly sporty tire though, so don’t expect too much from it. We’d describe handling as adequate and definitely sufficient for most drivers.

Four wide channels run the length of the tire to evacuate water effectively and reduce the chance of hydroplaning. in addition, each tread block features plenty of siping to grip in the wet and mild winter weather too.

For added summer performance, Mastercraft engineered a new sidewall construction that’s designed to maintain its shape better under harder cornering, to give you better stability in a high-riding crossover or SUV.

Built to perform as a premium option, it’s also designed to look like one, using ventless molds in the manufacturing process that results in a more polished look. Even the sidewall design has some handsome elements.

The 60,000 mile warranty isn’t amazing, but when you consider the affordable price, it’s hard to hold that against the tire.

Overall, it’s an attractive option from a more budget-focused brand. And if your concern is the performance and reliability of a budget brand, know that Mastercraft tires is a sub-brand of Cooper Tires, one of the leading tire manufacturers in America.

Mastercraft Courser HSX Tour Price

Pricing for the Mastercraft Courser HSX Tour is very reasonable, starting at roughly $100 per tire and going up to $250 for the largest 22-inch size. Retailers may sell for less.

Mastercraft Courser HSX Tour Warranty

Mastercraft backs the Courser HSX Tour with a 60,000 mile tread life guarantee. It also comes with a 45-day satisfaction guarantee. A limited warranty covers any defects in the tire. Tires with defects found in the first 2/32-inch tread wear will be replaced free of charge. Tires found to have defects after that and down to the last 2/32-inch of useable tread will be replaced on a pro-rated basis.

Mastercraft Courser HSX Tour Sizes

15-inch sizes

265/75R15
265/70R15

16-inch sizes

225/75R16
235/75R16
245/75R16
265/75R16
215/70R16
225/70R16
235/70R16
245/70R16
255/70R16
265/70R16
255/65R16

17-inch sizes

235/70R17
245/70R17
265/70R17
225/65R17
235/65R17
245/65R17
255/65R17
265/65R17
235/60R17

18-inch sizes

255/70R18
265/70R18
235/65R18
255/65R18
265/65R18
275/65R18
235/60R18
245/60R18
265/60R18
235/55R18
255/55R18

19-inch sizes

255/60R19
225/55R19
245/55R19
255/50R19

20-inch sizes

275/60R20
235/55R20
255/55R20
275/55R20
245/50R20
255/50R20
265/50R20

22-inch sizes
285/45R22

How Long Does the Mastercraft Courser HSX Tour Last?

Based on the manufacturer’s factory warranty, you should expect to get up to 60,000 miles on a set of┬áCourser HSX Tour tires. This assumes proper tire rotation procedures during the life of the tire, as well as proper tire inflation.