This is by far the noisest tire that can be put on a Toyota Highlander. They sound like wheel bearings are going out. After taking the car to the dealer twice, and they found nothing, I was convinced that it was the tire
After 80,000 miles I still have treadlife in these tires. Best wearing tire for my SUV. Tried Toyo, Michelin, Continental but Cooper CTS was by far the best wearing - other owners complain of punctures, but I drive on farm roads - and fields - and just recently had my first flat - sharp rock. I have had some concern with tire bead seal and had to remount tires a couple of times to stop leakage - though this could be a wheel problem - I'm shopping for a new set of CTS tire NOW.
I've used these tires on every SUV I've owned, their traction is unmatched by any other tire. They are noisy, especially on dry pavement and they do wear quickly. I find wear accelerates after they hit about 50% tread but wear fine up to that point. I'll continue to pay the premium price for these tires over and over, they're worth it.
These came new on my Toyota Highlander. I have less than 30K miles on them and they have lots of tread left, but these tires are SO poor in the snow and ice that I'll replace them before next winter. I don't mind giving up some handling for better grip in the winter. I guess the one good thing about driving them in the winter is that it's giving my ABS a work out and it makes the anit-skid feature work overtime!!! I continually have to drive ultra slow and I'm getting tired of driving like a little old lady while we have snow and ice on the roads, and so is everyone else behind me. If I could have rated these tires a zero in snow I would have!! DO NOT buy these tires if you live in a northern climate! If you do, you will be sorry and you might just get to know your insurance adjuster when you crash into someone on snow/icy roads.