Cooper Evolution Winter tire review

by | Dec 28, 2022

cooper evolution winter tire review

The Cooper Evolution Winter is a studdable winter or snow tire designed for cars, minivans, crossovers, and SUVs. It features a sawtooth center rib, which provides wide contact with the road for better stability. Helping to trap snow for better traction, handling, and braking performance is Cooper’s Snow-Groove Technology. If you need to install studs for better traction on ice, there are pin holes strategically placed throughout the tire’s tread. Finally, the multi-angled corrugated siping gives this tire plenty of biting edges, so you’ll have traction when you need it.

As a winter tire, it meets the industry’s severe snow service rating and is branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol. Internally, the Evolution Winter has a one-ply polyester casing with a two-ply sidewall. A pair of wide steel belts is used to support the tread.

It is highly recommended to use the Evolution Winter only in sets of four, so don’t mix these with other winter or snow tires.


  • Excellent winter/snow traction
  • Studdable
  • Performs well in dry and wet conditions


  • No treadwear warranty
  • Can be noisy once studs are installed

Cooper Evolution Winter tire User reviews

The majority of Cooper Evolution Winter tire owners are satisfied with their purchase, with many praising its traction performance in light snow and icy roads. Owners feel like they got great value with this tire, and found them quiet compared to other winter tires. Some owners did note that once they installed studs, road noise did get a bit excessive. There were a few complaints about treadwear and average performance in deep snow.

Who should buy the Cooper Evolution Winter tire?

The Cooper Evolution Winter is a great option for buyers looking for a studdable dedicated winter or snow tire on a budget. Although they can get noisy when studs are installed, the Evolution Winter is relatively quiet when compared to some of its competitors while offering great traction and handling performance. This tire is ideal for vehicle owners who experience snow and icy conditions during the winter, want solid performance, and the ability to install studs. Just make sure studs are legal where you live!

cooper evolution winter tire review

Cooper Evolution Winter tire Warranty

The Cooper Evolution Winter is covered by Cooper Tire’s standard limited warranty. That means if the tire becomes unserviceable as a result of an eligible adjustable condition during the first 2/32″ of tread wear, Cooper Tire will replace it with an equivalent new tire free of charge. If the tread has been worn more than 2/32″, a replacement charge will be necessary to get a replacement tire. That replacement charge is determined by multiplying the dealer’s current selling price by the percentage of original tread depth worn from the tire.

The Evolution Winter is not covered by any treadwear protection warranty. It is however, eligible for Cooper’s 45-Day Test Drive Warranty. That covers eligible adjustable conditions only, but if you aren’t satisfied with your tire, you may return them to your original dealer within 45 days of purchase for a free Cooper brand replacement only.

Cooper Evolution Winter tire available sizes

235/75R15 109T185/65R15 88T195/65R15 95T
215/70R16 100T225/70R16 103T235/70R16 106T
205/65R16 95T215/65R16 98T225/65R16 100T
205/60R16 92T215/60R16 95H225/60R16 98H
205/55R16 94H215/55R16 97T
215/65R17 99T225/65R17 102T235/65R17 104T
215/60R17 96T225/60R17 99T235/60R17 102T
215/55R17 94H225/55R17 97T235/55R17 99H
205/50R17 93H215/50R17 95H225/50R17 94H
215/45R17 91H225/45R17 94T
235/65R18 106T255/65R18 111T265/65R18 114T
225/60R18 100H235/60R18 103T245/60R18 105T
265/60R18 110T215/55R18 95T225/55R18 98T
235/55R18 100H225/50R18 95T235/50R18 97T
225/45R18 95H
235/55R19 105T245/55R19 103T
255/55R20 110T245/50R20 102T255/50R20 109H
265/50R20 107H

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