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Cooper Discoverer Winter

Cooper Discoverer Winter

/74% · winter · · : Upper-middle

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Pros and cons

  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Exceptional traction on snow
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The Cooper Discoverer Winter tire has garnered attention in recent tests conducted by notable automobile organizations, presenting a mix of qualities that position it as a viable option for winter driving conditions. Autobild and automotorsport provide insights into the tire's performance under varying conditions, highlighting strengths and pointing out areas for improvement.

From Autobild's perspective, the Cooper Discoverer Winter emerges as a cost-effective choice in the brand tire category. It showcases an overall balanced performance profile with particular strengths in snow capabilities and dry handling. Its performance on dry surfaces is commendable, with stable handling characteristics and short braking distances being notable highlights. However, it seems to fall short in terms of comfort, which is deemed average.

Automotorsport adds to the conversation by outlining the tire's decent braking and traction on snow, further acknowledging its significantly quiet nature and reasonable comfort levels, which slightly contrasts with Autobild's findings on comfort. Yet, the tire does not consistently impress across all winter conditions. While it maintains respectable traction and braking grip, it exhibits a surprisingly low lateral grip on snow. Additionally, its performance on wet surfaces is marked by a higher risk of oversteer and an overall insecurity in dry curves, accompanied by a high rolling resistance. The tire is also critiqued for its lengthy braking distances on wet surfaces, which was seen as a considerable drawback.

Despite these detailed evaluations, the tire's performance characteristics suggest a blend of strengths and weaknesses. Its advantageous pricing and convincing snow performance make it an appealing choice for drivers facing winter conditions. However, its performance on wet surfaces and in specific handling scenarios raises concerns, alongside a noted inconsistency in comfort and energy efficiency as indicated by its high rolling resistance.

In summary, the Cooper Discoverer Winter tire demonstrates a competitive edge in snow and dry handling but exhibits vulnerabilities in wet conditions and energy efficiency. Potential buyers might weigh its cost-benefit ratio favorably, given its strong snow capabilities. Yet, its identified shortcomings in wet performance and comfort could influence consumer choice, especially for those prioritizing all-around performance and efficiency in a winter tire.


Cooper Discoverer Winter is made in 37 sizes, starting from 215/65 R16 up to 295/35 R21.
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Cooper Discoverer Winter is ranked #74 of 947 winter tyres based on the results of tests carried out by AutoMotorSport 2022, Autobild 2022, and other organizations. Cooper Discoverer Winter belongs to the Upper-middle segment and is made by a manufacturer from USA. However, this particular model is made in Serbia. It is made in total of 37 sizes, 215/65 R16 being the smallest and 295/35 R21 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 6 times, first test was carried in 2019. This model received the best possible rating in 1 tests. Noise is a strong quality of Cooper Discoverer Winter - most dimensions have below average noise level values - 100% of them produce 0db noise, which result in "a" rating. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 7.9 mm in 245/45 R19. It can be compared to Wintrac Pro, which is a tyre from Vredestein (Holland) and has a rating of 81%, compared to 74% of the Cooper in question. There was a braking test that featured both Vredestein Wintrac Pro and Cooper Discoverer Winter held by autobild in 2022. On the wet, the Cooper stopped from 80km/h in 35,1m, whereas the competing Vredestein took longer to stop - 36,9m. The results repeat once again on the snow, where the Cooper stopped earlier at the 26,3m mark, compared to 26,3m of the Vredestein.

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Cooper Discoverer Winter was tested 1x (Autobild)


Cooper Discoverer Winter was tested 1x (ADAC)


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Exterior noise
Automotorsport 2022
Autobild 2022
Autobild 2019
Aquaplaning - cross
Automotorsport 2022
Dry braking
Autobild 2022
Autobild 2022
Snow traction
Autobild 2019

Cooper Discoverer Winter in tyre tests

The Cooper Discoverer Winter, a middle segment tyre, has been tested by some of Europe's most valued organizations that test tyres from 2019 to 2022. The overall rating of this tyre is 85%, which is considered very good for this segment. Autobild and AutoMotorSport conducted these tests, evaluating the tyre's performance in winter conditions using different dimensions. In the Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 with the 215/55 R17 dimension, the Cooper Discoverer Winter was ranked 7th out of 56, which is impressive. It had its best performance in the dry braking discipline for this test. In the same test, using the 215/55 R17 dimension, the Cooper Discoverer Winter was ranked 5th out of 19 and had an exemplary rating, being the best in dry braking once again. In the Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 using the 245/40 R19 dimension, the tyre was ranked 7th out of 9, and its satisfactory rating was due to its best performance in exterior noise, comfort, and snow braking. The AutoMotorSport Winter tyre test 2022 with the 245/45 R19 dimension ranked this tyre 6th out of 8, and the Cooper Discoverer Winter was excellent in aquaplaning - cross and exterior noise disciplines. In the ADAC Winter tyre test 2020 with the 235/55 R17 dimension, it was ranked 10th out of 13 with its best results being in ice lateral guidance and snow braking. In the Autobild Winter tyre test 2019 with the 215/60 R17 dimension, it was ranked 6th out of 10 with its best results in exterior noise and snow traction. Overall, the Cooper Discoverer Winter showed a satisfactory performance in all tests, and it was the best in dry braking, exterior noise, comfort, and snow braking disciplines.

All tyre tests where Cooper Discoverer Winter was featured:
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test9,39,4101010
Cooper Discoverer Winter6,37,26,4610
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17
Ranked #5 of 19
In a competitive lineup of 19 tires, the Cooper Discoverer Winter showcased a commendable performance, securing its position in the middle of the pack. This economically priced branded tire impressed with a balanced performance profile, highlighting its strengths in several key areas. Notably, it delivered convincing capabilities on snow and exhibited stable handling and short braking distances on dry surfaces, factors critical for winter driving safety and comfort. Despite its many positives, the tire was not without its drawbacks. The primary criticism was its average comfort level, suggesting that while the tire performs admirably in various conditions, the ride quality could be enhanced. In terms of specific accolades, the Cooper Discoverer Winter stood out in dry braking, topping the list in this discipline, a testament to its reliable performance in critical stopping scenarios. This balanced blend of affordability, performance, and safety characteristics makes it a notable option in the winter tire segment.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+2+2+
Cooper Discoverer Winter2-22+ 2-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17

Ranked #7 of 56
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,825,4
Cooper Discoverer Winter35,126,3
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+2+
Cooper Discoverer Winter2-2-2+
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC Winter tyre test 2020 235/55 R17
Ranked #10 of 13
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,51,91,82,32,60,81,8
Cooper Discoverer Winter3,13,12,22,43,02,51,9
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Source: www.adac.de
Autobild Winter tyre test 2019 215/60 R17
Ranked #6 of 10
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+21
Cooper Discoverer Winter23+1-
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Source: www.autobild.de

Test ratings distribution

100% (1x)85% (3x)65% (1x)

Ratings x Wheel size

90% (3x)75% (2x)

Ratings x Width

215/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx
92.5% (2x)85% (1x)75% (2x)


  1. Where is Cooper Discoverer Winter made?

    Cooper Discoverer Winter is made in Serbia.

  2. Is this tyre suitable for SUVs?

    Yes, this tyre is also made in SUV sizes.

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