Impressively better snow and wet traction than "stock tires. Honda's notoriously awful in snow >3" but Civic with TripleTreads handles 6" easily - multiple times this last winter. Unaware of any hydroplaning on rainy highways asphalt or concrete. Will purchase next time.
I´ve been driving for 50 years--half a century--and I have never experienced such a dramatic difference with a change of tires. Either these tires are really good or my previous treads were awfully bad. These tires were recommended (along with five other brand models) as all-season replacement treads by Consumer Reports. After finding this website I was slightly apprehensive with consideration of their purchase with only six reviews listed, but so far I couldn´t be more delighted with the purchase and, of course, the ride. Upon leaving the service facility I immediately noticed both the uncharacteristically smooth ride and a remarkable mitigation of road noise; my wife was also duly impressed. I take express ramps pretty aggressively, and the grip with these treads was as sure as I could ever hope for. I also just returned from my first drive in the rain with these tires and did everything I could to make them hydroplane but couldn´t make them slip. Remember: This is a Honda Civic--a light car. Two of the categories I have yet to be qualified to rate are: Snow & Treadwear. So I gave them each a hopeful 4 rating. I didn´t want to wait to write this review in case someone else was considering these tires. If you buy them, I hope you´re as satisfied as I´ve been so far. Don´t forget to rotate every 6000 miles or every other oil change; otherwise, don´t blame my review.
I always used Bridgestone Blizzak's but the dealership included these tires on rims with the car for free when I purchased it. The dry traction is great, ice traction is great, deep snow traction is marginal and the noise level is fine. One thing I found with these tires compared to the Blizzak's is the wear, the Blizzak's wear much quicker than these tires and provide similar traction. I'm on my 3rd winter with these tires and I wouldn't hesitate to use them next winter or the winter after that.
These tires were on the car when I purchased it, the previous owner had installed them before trading it in. I assumed they were cheap tires because I had never heard of Cooper Tires before. The tires are great, they're 3 years old and look brand new, it's almost like they don't wear. All I ask for in a tire is good wet traction and the Coopers are great in wet weather. I've only had premium luxury tires on cars previous to this, sure they're quieter than the Coopers but they wear twice as fast so I keep thinking "next year I'll need new tires" - I'm sure I can get at least another 3 years out of these. Run a separate set of Michelin X-ICE tires in the winter so I can't comment on the Coopers in the snow.
OK tire overall, Very un-happy with how long the tires took to warm up and than the traction it gave when warm. Wet traction was very good, tires only lasted about 10000km which i was happy with as its a soft tire, i would not recommend or buy this tire again,
Cannot Recommend these highly enough. I drive 75% highway miles but when I corner I drive pretty aggressively. These aren't but best handling tires Ive had, but factor in the price and how many miles I got out of them and I don't think I have had an overall better set ever. I got almost 50k out of them on a somewhat sporty car. At about 40k I was getting some uneven wear (inside camber) and also some cupping but its my fault for lowering my car 1.3" without a camber kit and forgetting to rotate often enough a couple times. I am replacing them now at 48k as the inside is bald (again my fault) but the center still has enough tread to go 10k more miles. Impressive.
Nitto 555 is one of the tire I will buy again and again. The only down fault is on the end if the life of the tire it makes a little road noise. And handles real well and dry and wet. 120mph no problem. Hitting that corner just amazing this 555 looks good and handles well 32,000 miles on hard driving and still got tread 3/32 it just gets loud to the end.