3-D micro-gauge dimple sipes maximize tread contact with the road surface to grip the road better, significantly increasing traction in wet conditions and light snow, and resulting in superior handling. Micro-gauge sipes also reduce potential stones captured in the tread.
The SRX has 33% more sipe length than the Discoverer CTS when new. This results in significantly more biting edges and shorter stopping distances when road conditions are wet or wintery. At half-worn the SRX sipes have 185% more of their length remaining than the CTS. This feature aids in performance and significantly improved worn appearance.
Wear Square is a visual wear indicator so that as your tire wears the shape of the visual wear indicator will change allowing you to approximate the tread life remaining on your tires. Knowing the approximate tread life remaining on your tires can give you more confidence in your vehicle. If the inner and outer Wear Square is at different stages, this indicates a possible wheel alignment issue allowing you to seek professional service.
Winter edge feature creates a higher snow grip area in the tread by locking onto snow and enhancing snow-on-snow grip that ultimately provides better traction in adverse winter driving conditions. Recessed geometry does not interupt flow of water for good hydroplane resistance.
Stabiledge helps stabilize the tread elements during driving conditions enhancing steering precision while providing a better feel for the road. The Stabiledge feature also assists in keeping the grooves open at the 'tire-to-road' contact area providing good traction.
New generation coupled silica compound provides exceptional all-season performance., improves braking, reduces heat generated in the tire and lowers rolling resistance for better fuel milege. Cooper's unique blend of silica has up to four times more silica than the previous generation of premium all-season tires which dramatically increases this tire's performance. This formula also reduces rrolling resistance by 15% compared to the Cooper Discoverer CTS.