Cooper Zeon RS3-A Tire Reviews Is This All-Seasoned Tire Worth The Purchase

By David Barlow
Last Updated: August 7, 2021
Cooper Zeon RS3 A review

In this article, we will give you the Cooper Zeon RS3-A review. This model is a high-performance, all-season tire that comes from Cooper’s performance class. The well-known manufacturer designs this tire to fit passenger cars.

Cooper has a history of over 100 years in the tire industry. It may not be the biggest name on the tire market. Yet, its products are comparable to those of Goodyear and Michelin while being more affordable. It is also known for providing an independent manufacturer, providing a wide variety of replacement tires.

Zeon RS3-A has an asymmetric tread pattern. Additionally, the molding profile with square tread allows for more tread-to-road contact. This attribute results in cross rotations. Thus heel-toe wear will be less of a concern.

The 3-D Micro-Gauge Siping provides for great handling and tire control and reduces potential stone retention. The increased biting edges also mean an improvement in wet or light snow traction.

Two wide circumferential grooves direct water away from the tire. This feature helps to increase hydroplane resistance while giving an increased steering response.

When it comes to the shoulder, the laterally oriented groove allows for even wear. The offset shoulder, together with joined larger tread elements, reduce outside road noise. The smoothness of the ride and the cornering stability is noticeably improved.

Last but not least, with silica tread compound, the tires can stand up pretty well on different weathered and seasoned road conditions.

Overall, Zeon RS3-A has an impressive UTQG grade: treadwear – 500, traction – AA, temperature – A.

Cooper Zeon RS3-A Review: Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Affordable, while still being reliable
  • The 45-day trial period, impressive warranty coverage
  • All-seasoned, all-weathered performance
  • Little tire noise, smooth ride
  • Good grip on dry, wet, and light snow
Cons
  • Tendency to lose front-end grip during an oversteer correction
  • Short tread life

Tire Drive Test

After using the Cooper Zeon RS3-A for six months now, putting on about 10,000 miles, we feel that it deserves all the praises that it receives.

With thick rubber on the outside shoulder and intermediate grip, the tires provide a very smooth and quiet drive. They have great corner grip too.

These types of tires provide effective savings if you live in a medium climate. Since they can perform in wet and dry conditions, they are fuel-efficient and offer better handling than strictly summer or winter tires.

It is rainy where we live, so we have especially focused on tires featuring good traction throughout the years. And the Cooper Zeon RS3-A does not disappoint.

We feel safe and comfortable driving and braking. We also heard from some friends that the tires are pretty decent performing in the snow. We are still waiting for the first snow to test them out.

However, if the weather where you live differs extremely between summer and winter, Cooper Zeon RS3-A is neither the best fitting for the warm season nor the cold one. In that case, summer or winter tires would give you better grip and handling.

We have also heard some complaints about uneven wear. Since we have not had the tires for long enough, we cannot review this aspect.

However, taking various factors into account, like affordable pricing, safe performance, fuel efficiency, and brand name, we’d say this UHP tire is worth the purchase. There are reasons why Cooper enjoys considerable popularity in North America, being among the top five brands by sales in the US.

Compared to other tire manufacturers, Cooper is a relatively new name. They only design and manufacture tires for passenger cars, trucks, and SUVs. Their limited selection of OEM tires means you may have to turn to higher-end models.

Hope you find this Cooper Zeon RS3-A Review, and good luck finding the right tire replacement.

Treadlife Warranty:
Unlimited Time / 40,000 miles  Half mileage for rear if different size than front 
Uniformity Warranty:First 2/32″ of wear
Workmanship & Materials Warranty:
Unlimited Time / Free replacement first 2/32″ of wear, then prorated until 2/32″ remaining depth
Manufacturer’s Road Hazard Warranty:None
Manufacturer Special Warranty:
45-Day Road Test (1)
Additional Information:(1) Exchange for another Cooper brand tire
Zeon RS3-A Warranty summary for replacement tires purchased on or after 01/01/19 – TireRack

16″17″
205/55R16225/55R16205/40R17235/45R17
215/55R16245/50R16205/45R17235/50R17
225/50R16205/50R17235/55R17
215/45R17245/40R17
215/50R17245/45R17
215/55R17255/40R17
225/45R17275/40R17
225/50R17
18″19″
215/45R18245/40R18245/40R19255/40R19
225/40R18245/45R18255/35R19275/40R19
225/45R18245/55R18
225/50R18255/35R18
235/40R18255/45R18
235/50R18275/35R18
20″
245/45R20255/45R20

Zeon RS3-A prices range approximately from $45.99 – $107.31TireBuyer

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Zeon RS3-A Ratings By Consumer

Zeon RS3 A Ratings By Consumer
Dry
95%
Wet
90%
Snow
85%
Comfort
95%
Noise
90%
Treadwear
90%

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    Alden

    My new tires have been a delight. The tires seem to turn the car much more smoothly than with the OEM tires. The Coopers are also quieter than the OEM tires. Although I have not yet been able to test how the Coopers perform in snowy or icy conditions, my experience has shown me that they will be a great choice. These tires are a great buy and I recommend them to everyone.

    December 22, 2020

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    Elisha

    These tires were purchased because of the terrible winter we’ve been having and it was impossible to get my car up hills on my old tires. The new tires have made it easier for me to drive in snow and have had a few storms over the past week so I’m happy.

    November 9, 2020

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    Jadiel

    So far, so good! My 2013 Subaru Legacy Sport came with Bridgestone Turanza El 400 tires. These tires were not only mediocre in winter, but they also didn’t last me 19,000 miles. My driving experience has been improved by the Cooper Zeon RS3A. The noise level is lower, I feel more comfortable riding, have better control in wet weather and better handling. Although I don’t live in the Northeast, I have yet to drive through snow with these tires. They look great on my car! These are a great product! These are great!

    May 4, 2020

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    Mathew

    These tires were installed in November. I’ve driven in rain, snow, and light/deep. These tires are lightyears more durable than OEM tires. These tires are quiet, aggressive looking and have incredible traction on dry roads. You will have more confidence with these tires than OEM tires due to their deep water sipe and water-traction. They have lasted me over 5000 miles and I am still noticing no wear. These tires are very affordable. These tires are some of the best I’ve ever bought! They are made in America!

    January 8, 2020

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David Barlow

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Hi everyone, I’m David (Tireguy). I believe that finding tires can lead to a lot of confusion and frustration for almost every driver. That’s why I would like to bring my experiences and knowledges to develop World Tire Review blog, it will give people a deeper understanding of what choosing the right tire is really like!