Overall the tire was ok the first year or about 15k. The handling has always been a little squishy for my taste. We have also had some sort of a slow leak issue and have had the tires remounted a few times. We still have a slow leak! We are now about 40k and the tires are done and currently on the treadwear bars. with almost zero tread on the edges inside rib and outer rib. Overall my $800.00 plus could have been spent better on a different tire. I think I'm now done with the Cooper brand. None of the Cooper tires I have had lived up to their claims. Plus the run around I get with the local dealer is not worth my time. If looking at Cooper's, pick wisely and don't set your expectations very high.
After using this tire for 1 season I can say that it is not for everyone. It seems that it is specialized for only extreme winter conditions as it performs incredibly well in deep snow / slush and ice. I could drive just as fast as on dry roads with full confidence (as a test but would not drive that fast normally).
The big drawback is that the tread is so soft and tall that it dramatically reduces road feel and handling. It made my nimble CX-9 feel like driving a boat. On the highway, even small turns cause the rear end to sway and rock back and forth.
I can only recommend this tire if you don't care about good handling and are driving mostly within town. It is a great tire for extreme conditions, just not a great overall tire.
Don't buy this wet traction terror crap. I have had these on two different vehicles and they are good on wet or dry roads. Only ok in the snow though. Great tread life finally looking to replace at 67,000 miles.