Mastercraft Tire Reviews
There’s seemingly no end of smaller tire brands fighting it out to become a mainstream player. You might expect Mastercraft Tires is just another example of that, but that’s not the case.
Mastercraft is actually the value brand offered under the Cooper Tires umbrella, and as Cooper continues to gain traction and become a more mainstream tier-1 competitor, there’s even more reason to look at Mastercraft’s offerings in if you’re in the market for a budget tire.
Mastercraft Tires Product Lineup
In total, Mastercraft offers a full lineup of tires with 17 different offerings for unique vehicles, terrain and driving styles. Of those, nine fit into the category of light truck or SUV tires.
On the more street-focused side are the Stratus AP and Stratus HT, which are all-season tires with some very light all-terrain capability. The HR model offers slightly better wet weather grip on-road and is designed for longer tread life – although both it and the AT get the same 50,000 mile tread life guarantee. Among Mastercraft’s offerings, the Stratus sub-brand is more entry-level and even more affordable than the rest.
Mastercraft’s Courser sub-brand offers more capability and refinement. The Courser AXT2 is the second-generation all-terrain offering delivering surprising grip for a low price. The Courser HSX Tour is a mix between a touring tire and an all-terrain tire with longer life (60,000 miles guaranteed) and some off-road capability. Then there’s the Courser HTR, which is a performance all-season that focuses on dry weather grip and handling.
Specific to the commercial truck segment are the Courser CXT and HXT. The HXT focuses on on-road grip and life with a 50,000 mile warranty, while the CXT is off-road focused, looking much like a mud-terrain tire, and offering added features for durability in harsh environments.
In terms of winter tires, Mastercraft offers the Courser MSR, while the Courser MXT is the brand’s most capable off-road offering, delivering exceptional grip for a very low entry price.
Mastercraft Tires Warranty
Mastercraft Tires offers a limited warranty on all of its tires covering against defects in materials and workmanship. Any defects found in the first 2/32-inch of tread wear will be replaced free of charge including mounting and balancing. After that wear rating, Mastercraft will replace the tires on a pro-rated basis. Proof of purchase is required.
All Mastercraft Tires also come with a 45 day satisfaction guarantee.
Mastercraft Tire Life
Below is a list of the different milage guarantees offered by Mastercraft based on each specific tire.
LSR Grand Touring(T rated) 80,000 miles (130,000 km)
LSR Grand Touring (V/H rated) 70,000 miles (115,000 km)
SRT Touring (T rated) 65,000 miles (105,000 km)
Courser HSX Tour 60,000 miles (96,000 km)
SRT Touring (V/H rated) 60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Courser HXT 50,000 miles (96,000 km)
Courser HTR 50,000 miles (80,000 km)
Avenger G/T 50,000 miles (80,000 km)
Courser AXT 50,000 miles (80,000 km)
Courser A/T2 50,000 miles (80,000 km)
LSR Grand Touring (W rated) 50,000 miles (80,000 km)
Courser STR 50,000 miles (80,000 km)
Courser LTR 50,000 miles (80,000 km)
MC-440 40,000 miles (64,000 km)
A/S IV 40,000 miles (64,000 km)
Mastercraft Tire Reviews
Are Mastercraft Tires Noisy?
With an extensive offering of different tires for different needs, it’s important not to generalize, however, overall, Mastercraft tires are not noisy. You can expect that mud-terrain tires like the Courser MXT will be quite loud, which is the norm for MT tires. However, a touring tire like the Courser HSX Tour, designed more for modern crossovers and sedans, is suitably quiet for a premium ride. On the whole, Mastercraft manufactures tires that punch above their weight when it comes to quality and refinement.