January 28

Cooper CS4 Touring Review – Is It Worth Buying?

If there is one tire that Cooper has put a lot of research and development into, it would be their CS4 Touring. 

Made to be an all-season touring tire, the CS4 Touring has high expectations when it comes to performance. 

But did Cooper’s research and development pay off?

Are these tires worth buying?

Let’s find out in this Cooper CS4 Touring review. 

NOTE: Cooper now manufactures CS5 Grand Touring and CS5 Ultra Touring. These are upgrades to the CS4 Touring. 

Cooper CS4 Touring Specs

Designed For:Luxury cars, sedans, SUVs, and minivans
Warranty:60,000 miles
Sizes:14” 15” 16” 17” 18” 19”
Pros:Responsive steering
Strong traction on dry and wet roads
Comfortable ride
Cons:Performance quickly goes down with the slightest tire degradation
Creates a noticeable noise
Available In:Simple Tire (check price)

Keep on reading to know more about the specs of the Cooper CS4 Touring. 

Cooper CS4 Touring Tire Type

The Cooper CS4 Touring is an all-season tire made for a wide range of passenger vehicles. While it’s mostly marketed to luxury coupes and sedans, it can be used by SUVs and minivans, too. 

One of the primary characteristics of the Cooper CS4 Touring is its all-season make. This means that it can be used in dry, wet, and snowy conditions. 

This is the first tire that uses Cooper’s Response Technology (R-Tech). This enhances steering response and traction, regardless of the weather. Dry traction is improved even more through R-Tech. 

Moreover, the Cooper CS4 Touring uses a 5-ribbed tapered circumferential design that removes water to prevent hydroplaning. 

Is the Cooper CS4 Touring Good for Rain and Snow?

While the design of the Cooper CS4 Touring greatly improves grip on wet roads, this tire is not made for thick snow. At most, it can drive on light snow. 

Even if the Cooper CS4 Touring claims to be an all-season tire, take note that it is still not a winter tire. It can’t be used as an alternative to robust winter tires. 

Nevertheless, if you live in an area with light snow, the Cooper CS4 Touring is a good option. Keep in mind, though, that some users say that, once the tread wears out, the grip decreases significantly. 

On the other hand, if you’re planning to use the Cooper CS4 Touring on wet roads, you won’t have a problem with hydroplaning (but still be cautious!) because of the tread design. 

Is the Cooper CS4 Touring Good for Dry Weather?

The Cooper CS4 excels on dry roads – a much better performance compared to wet roads. 

The feature that makes this possible is the nylon wraps that adjust to the road temperature. If the road is hot, the nylon wraps become more rigid. In turn, this makes the tire steadier and stronger. 

What’s more, the Cooper CS4 provides a smooth ride. Numerous users attest to its comfortable performance, especially when you’re well within the warranty (in miles). 

Is the Cooper CS4 Touring Quiet?

Unfortunately, the tire’s noise is an area where the Cooper CS4 Touring needs more improvement. 

In the first thousand miles, the tires are very quiet and smooth, regardless of day-to-day use on dry and wet roads. But when it reaches about 20,000 miles, it starts to have a low hum. 

Some complain that the noise becomes quite disturbing. Others say that the noise doesn’t bother them. 

Which Vehicles Fit the Cooper CS4 Touring?

There are a lot of vehicles that can fit the Cooper CS4 Touring – from luxury cars to minivans. 

Here are several vehicles in which the Cooper CS4 Touring fits well in: 

  • Acura TSX, TL   
  • BMW 528i   
  • Buick Enclave   
  • Chevrolet Malibu, Impala, Cavalier   
  • Dodge Caravan   
  • GMC Acadia   
  • Honda Odyssey, Civic, Accord   
  • Jaguar X-Type   
  • Mercury Montego   
  • Saturn Outlook, Vue   
  • Toyota Sienna, Corolla, Camry   
  • Volkswagen Jetta 

Your vehicle isn’t on the list? 

Don’t worry – let’s check out if the tire sizes can fit your vehicle. 


The Cooper CS4 Touring sizes range from 14” to 19”. 

Here’s a full list of the specific sizes available.

14” Cooper CS4 Touring Sizes

  • 185/60R-14 82H BSW
  • 185/65R-14 86H BSW
  • 185/65R-14 86T BSW
  • 185/70R-14 88T BSW
  • 195/60R-14 86H BSW
  • 195/70R-14 91T BSW

15” Cooper CS4 Touring Sizes

  • 185/60R-15 84T BSW
  • 185/65R-15 88H BSW
  • 185/65R-15 88T BSW
  • 195/55R-15 85V BSW
  • 195/60R-15 88H BSW
  • 195/60R-15 88T BSW
  • 195/65R-15 91H BSW
  • 195/65R-15 91T BSW
  • 205/60R-15 91H BSW
  • 205/60R-15 91T BSW
  • 205/65R-15 94V BSW
  • 205/65R-15 94H BSW
  • 205/65R-15 94T BSW
  • 205/70R-15 96T BSW
  • 215/60R-15 94H BSW
  • 215/60R-15 94T BSW
  • 215/65R-15 96H BSW
  • 215/65R-15 96T BSW
  • 215/70R-15 98T BSW
  • 225/60R-15 96H BSW

16” Cooper CS4 Touring Sizes

  • 205/50R-16 87H BSW
  • 205/55R-16 91H BSW
  • 205/55R-16 91T BSW
  • 205/60R-16 92V BSW
  • 205/60R-16 92H BSW
  • 205/60R-16 92T BSW
  • 215/55R-16 93H BSW
  • 215/60R-16 95H BSW
  • 215/60R-16 95V BSW
  • 215/60R-16 95T BSW
  • 215/65R-16 98T BSW
  • 225/50R-16 92V BSW
  • 225/55R-16 95H BSW
  • 225/55R-16 95V BSW
  • 225/60R-16 98T WSW
  • 225/60R-16 98V BSW
  • 225/60R-16 98H BSW
  • 225/60R-16 98T BSW
  • 225/65R-16 100T BSW
  • 225/70R-16 103T BSW
  • 235/60R-16 100V BSW
  • 235/60R-16 100T BSW
  • 235/65R-16 103T BLK

17” Cooper CS4 Touring Sizes

  • 215/50R17XL 95V BLK
  • 215/55R-17 94V BSW
  • 215/60R-17 96T BSW
  • 215/65R-17 99T BSW
  • 225/50R-17 94V BSW
  • 225/55R-17 97V BSW
  • 225/55R-17 97T BSW
  • 225/60R-17 99T BSW
  • 225/65R-17 102T BSW
  • 235/50R-17 96V BSW
  • 235/55R-17 99T BSW
  • 235/55R-17 99V BSW
  • 235/60R-17 102T BSW
  • 235/65R-17 104H BSW
  • 235/65R17 104T BLK

18” Cooper CS4 Touring Sizes

  • 225/55R-18 98T BSW
  • 225/60R-18 100V BSW
  • 225/60R18 100H BLK
  • 235/55R18 100V BLK
  • 235/65R-18 106T BSW
  • 245/45R18 96V BLK
  • P255/65R-18 109H BSW

19” Cooper CS4 Touring Sizes

  • P255/60R-19 108H BSW


For its performance and all-season type, the Cooper CS4 Touring is considered an affordable tire, with a starting price below $100. 

This tire is a great value-for-money option for price-sensitive car owners. 

Warranty and Lifespan

The Cooper CS4 Touring has a warranty of 60,000 miles. 

This is one of the longest distances when it comes to tire warranty. While this is impressive, several users have complained that the tire’s lifespan is much shorter than this – at around half the miles. 

Should You Get the Cooper CS4 Touring?

For an affordable, all-season tire, the Cooper CS4 Touring is a good enough choice. It has good traction in dry and wet weather, and it uses R-Tech which improves overall comfort and grip. 

But of course, it comes with its downsides, too. 

It’s up to you to decide whether the pros outweigh the cons or vice versa. 

If you’re looking for something similar but better, then you can also check out Cooper’s upgraded versions of the CS4 Touring – the CS5 Grand Touring and the CS5 Ultra Touring

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