Cooper Tire has two different all-terrain tires that are available for purchase. The Cooper Discoverer AT3 and the Cooper Adventurer A/T could not be more different from one another, but they both offer a lot to their customers!
Which tire is right for you? This blog post will break down the differences between these two tires so that you can figure out which one is best suited to your needs.
Both are designed for adventure touring and offer drivers an off-road experience without sacrificing on-road performance. This table will highlight these differences in hopes of helping you decide which tire is right for you!
All Season Tire
All Season Tire
Cooper Discoverer AT3 Inches 15 To 20 Inches Except For 19 Inches
Cooper Adventurer A/T Inches 15 To 20 Inches Except For 19 Inches
Discoverer At3 Is Protected Up To 60,000 Miles Treadwear Protection Warranty
Adventurer A/T Is Not Protected By A Treadwear Protection Warranty.
Maximum Tire Pressure Is 44 to 50 PSI
Maximum Tire Pressure Is 40 To 50 PSI
Load Capacity Between 1709 to 2833 Lbs (Depending on Which Tire You Using)
Load Capacity Between 2039 To 3638 Lbs (Depending on Which Tire You Using)
Discoverer A/T3 Has A Tread Depth Between 13/32 To 17/32 Inches
Adventurer A/T Has Tread Depth Of Average 14/32 Inches
It Built For Heavy Hauling And Towing
Designed For Enhanced Grip In Wet Conditions
It Offers The Durability, Traction And Power
Built For Durability With Dependable Mileage
Beefy Traction Shoulders Grip For Enhanced Off Road Control
Keeps Treads Clean With Less Debris For Solid Grip
Both tires offer drivers all-terrain performance, but they both offer something different. It is important to understand these differences so that you can make an educated decision on which tire will be best for your needs. The Cooper Discoverer AT has a center rib that is surrounded by larger tread blocks. It has deep grooves which provide excellent traction when driving in loose gravel or debris on off-road surfaces.
The Adventurer A/T’s pattern features large vertical bars for more biting edges with less void space between them. It also has enough space to allow mud and debris to be pushed away from the tire’s footprint, preventing clogging of the tread blocks.
While both tires have sidewalls that are reinforced for extra protection, the Discoverer AT’s sidewalls have a more aggressive design. It features thicker steel belts that run across the tire’s center to provide more stability on off-road surfaces.
The Adventurer A/T has less sidewall coverage than its counterpart which results in better handling and responsiveness on paved roads but leaves it vulnerable to sidewall damage. The Adventurer A/T’s sidewalls are made of a stronger rubber compound than that of the Discoverer AT, which reduces its ability to resist cuts and punctures. Still, it is softer on pavement for better responsiveness. Construction Material:
The Cooper Discoverer AT3 has an all-steel construction with two steel belts and a nylon overlay. The rubber compound used on the Discoverer AT is one of the strongest in its category, allowing it to be more resistant to cuts, punctures, and tears than other tires.
The Cooper Adventurer A/T has an all-steel construction with two steel belts for extra reinforcement against sidewall damage while its rubber compound is softer on the road but not as strong in inclement weather conditions.
Both are all-season tires, which means that they can be used all year round. The Adventurer A/T is a more aggressive tire, which means it can be used in all weather conditions, while the Discoverer AT has better on-road performance and should only be considered if you are mostly driving on paved roads.
Protection From Punctures:
The Discoverer AT features sidewall protection to prevent against sharp objects that could pierce the tire’s casing causing an air leak or deflation. The Adventurer A/T also features sidewall protection.
The Discoverer AT is offered the same size as Cooper Discoverer AT3 inches to 20 inches except for 19 inches. The Cooper Adventurer A/T also offers rim sizes between 15 inches to 20 inches except for 19 inches. Keep in mind, all rim sizes also have more different tire sizes on them. To find the perfect size, please check your car manual.
The Cooper Discoverer AT3 is covered by a 60,000-mile limited warranty that protects you from road hazards for up to five years. The tire’s tread life expectancy also lasts around 50% longer than other competitive products!
Adventurer A/T comes with a Standard Limited Warranty. The Adventurer A/T is NOT protected by a Treadwear Protection Warranty. However, both tires offer a 45-Day Test Drive to test out your new tires.
Cooper Discoverer AT3 tires are made of the radially reinforced, ultra-tacky compound and with a maximum tire load capacity of 1709 pounds to 2833 pounds and a maximum tire inflation pressure of 44 psi to 50 psi.
On the other hand, Cooper Adventurer A/T tires come in 36 tire sizes with a maximum tire load capacity of 2039 pounds to 3638 pounds and maximum tire inflation of 40 psi to 50 psi.
The Cooper Discoverer A/T3 has a tread depth between 13/32 inches to 17/32 inches. It is important to remember that the deeper your tire’s tread, the more you expose it to water and slush, reducing traction on wet road surfaces!
The Adventurer A/T has an even shallower tread depth of average 14/32 inches, the same as most passenger car tires. This makes it suitable for light off-road use but also means that you would need to replace your tire more often due to its lack of tread pattern!
The Cooper Discoverer AT3 is an excellent tire with superior on-road performance and outstanding tread life. Its only downside is that it comes at a slightly higher price point, but you will get what you pay for!
On the other hand, The Adventurer A/T tires have been designed to cater more towards those looking for more aggressive off-road traction, but this comes at the cost of on-road performance. It’s best to use these types of tires for light truck and SUV applications!