Cooper Zeon CS8

The Cooper Zeon CS8 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tire designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 81%
Road Feedback 82%
Handling 76%
Wear 81%
Comfort 84%
Buy again 85%

Tire review data from 14 tire reviews averaging 82% over 210,100 miles driven.

The Zeon CS8 is ranked 20th of 143 Summer Ultra High Performance tires.

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    Top 3 Cooper Zeon CS8 Reviews

    Given 27% while driving a MINI Cooper SD (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 8,000 easy going miles
    Possibly the the worst tires I have ever had. We put these on both of our mini coopers just over a year ago. The first set on the Copper SD: Within 3 months the 2 front had bulges in the sidewalls (they were however quickly replaced under warranty), 8000 miles on the 2 front now need replacing as the tread is on the legal limit as well as showing signs of being perished, and the rears have perished and also need replacing. Second car Mini Cooper - 12,000 miles on front are illegal, and all 4 are showing signs of being perished. Worse tires we have ever bought and these are not cheap budget tires. I normally get 15,000-22,000 out of a set of tires. Will never buy again and are currently awaiting a response from Goodyear (who own them. Given the poor mileage, bulging and short life - I'd class these as budget tires and suggest they are well overpriced.
    Helpful 11 - tire reviewed on December 4, 2023
    Given 96% while driving a Mazda 3 2.2D 150 (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 1,500 average miles
    These are a new model for 2016 and as there are no reviews yet, I thought I will write something short...

    In 2 words - buy with confidence - the tires are great and I would say they definitively match their EU label.

    I only had them for around 2k km but already had the opportunity to test them in heavy rain on the freeway, on wet road and on of course on dry. They have been great in all conditions so far, offering perfect grip and great braking, especially impressive on wet. They are comfortable and quiet. They are replacing a set of Toyo Proxies CF2, and even though Toyos were no doubt good too, I feel these better on breaking, especially on wet. So far I am liking them, so if in doubt, take the chance - I think you will not regret, especially for the price.
    Helpful 93 - tire reviewed on April 13, 2016
    Given 100% while driving a Ford Ecosport (205/60 R16) on for 20,000 spirited miles
    Flawless tire on dry and wet roads.
    Helpful 28 - tire reviewed on February 16, 2022
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    Given 91% while driving a Alfa Romeo GTV (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 500 spirited miles
    replaced some avons with these on my Alfa GTV 2.0 t spark there a lot better super peaceful in the car stick to the road well in the dry and very good in some monsoon condition we had in Cornwall this week if they last 20k will be super happy . avons lasted 15 .000 . very happy so far
    Helpful 26 - tire reviewed on October 1, 2021
    Given 97% while driving a Audi A4 Allroad (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 25,000 average miles
    Found these tires excellent in dry and wet weather. The wear rate is also very impressive. Nice comfortable drive and low noise levels. Would definitely buy again.
    Helpful 24 - tire reviewed on July 1, 2021
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    Given 79% while driving a Mazda Mx5 2008 (205/55 R16) on mostly town for 27,000 average miles
    After 43k I must say that they hold on pretty good. I think that they could at least last another 20k. Dry and wet grip are still safe but not as good as new. Traction is I think where they have lost the most. Comparing to the Dunlop rt I used to have these are holding on better. I had to change the dunlop after 3 years and 35k. If I had to choose between them I would get the Cooper's
    Helpful 21 - tire reviewed on March 20, 2020
    Given 89% while driving a Vauxhall Astra (225/50 R17) on mostly motorways for 25,000 spirited miles
    I do 25k a year mostly on the motorway. I have driven in all weathers with these tires and i am very happy with them. Excellent in the wet. Good dry grip, just got a new pair on the front after 25+k
    Helpful 26 - tire reviewed on March 26, 2019
    Given 96% while driving a SEAT Ibiza cupra sport 16v gti (215/45 R16 V) on mostly country roads for 48,000 miles
    Hi i wanted avons an got sold these instead
    I never heard of them but brought into the garages sale tactics
    Turns out there great
    Got 48.000 miles out of the fronts still at 1.8mm
    Rears are still 4mm
    The side wall starting to look a bit flakey
    Great tires
    Helpful 39 - tire reviewed on December 31, 2018
    Given 47% while driving a Ford S Max (225/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
    These tires have managed 10,000 miles on my S-Max and I’m not going to buy them again. The first two thirds of their life seemed fine, but after about 5,000 miles road noise started to increase noticeably and shortly after that wet grip started to worsen. They wore from 3mm to illegal in the last 750 miles. The innovative wear blocks on the shoulders still showed 50% when the tread across the tire was below the legal limit, so do not buy them for their supposedly innovative features. The Cooper Zeon CS8 is most definite not worth the money.
    Helpful 38 - tire reviewed on January 29, 2018
    Given 90% while driving a Volvo V70 2.0D (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
    I’ve just fitted a front pair to replace Michelin Primacy 3 that were down to about 2mm, giving a noticeably long stopping distance. I thought a lot about whether to stick with Michelins due to advice from mechanics and a bit of brand snobbery. These were 40 quid less per tire though and had good reviews so went for it.

    They went on just as the temperature was dropping to single figures, so worried if I should’ve actually put on winter tires. No need - these are excellent. They give a confident, grippy feel in both wet and dry conditions and a comfortable ride.
    I’m used to Michelin, Continental and Goodyear and these are definitely up there with all of those.

    I can’t comment on wear as they’re only a month old. So far, so good though.
    Helpful 26 - tire reviewed on December 25, 2017
    Given 87% while driving a Mercedes Benz SLK 230 (225/50 R16) on mostly town for 1,500 spirited miles
    I have these fitted to two SLK's having grown to like them on one first.
    To be honest, they are not pretty, looking somewhat agricultural with tread rolling up the sidewalls a bit too much. But then that's there to aid the wet handing thing I guess so a small price to pay as in such conditions they are brilliant.
    The SLK's are not a car that feeds tire feel back to the driver much. But, as that means you have to have some faith in the tire, by leaving it to do its thing without letting you know much about it, I've found these have given me that confidence quickly. In the wet there's little difference in the sensation of sure footedness, and far fewer flashes from the traction control indicator when pulling away firmly than previous tires.
    We like them, plus the free replacement accidental damage thing is something we've used a couple of times on other cars which is a real plus to have from Cooper Tires.
    Helpful 29 - tire reviewed on December 8, 2017
    Given 81% while driving a Mazda Mazda Miata (205/55 R16 V) on mostly town for 2,000 average miles
    I can only compare this tire with the previous I had. I actualy changed tire profile going from 205/50/16 to 205/55/16 mainly for economy reasons and because I wanted a bit more ground clearence. My previous tires were the Dunlop RT. The good stuff: even though of a higher profile the steering response is much much better than the Dunlop. It seems to be a bit more economical. Not noisy. Wet grip and braking is sufficiently good. Although I have them on for just 2000miles they seem to have good wear rate(no wear at all but just city driving). The bad: these are not comfortable tires and not as progressive at the limit. Dry grip is not as good but good.
    Helpful 31 - tire reviewed on December 19, 2016
    Given 94% while driving a Citroën C2 VTS (195/45 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 600 easy going miles
    Hello from Bulgaria!
    I pleased to review my 4 new tires by Coopertires. I put them 5 days ago and roll them over 1000km. First thing I felt was the real grip and feel of the road in wet conditions.
    My C2 was very noisy with my previous tires, Zeon CS8 i can say honestly brought back the comfort of this small hothatch. Very quiet, very smooth ride.
    The only bad side I felt was slightly increased fuel consuption, but I blame the good grip on the road.
    I suspect these tires won't last 3 or 4 summer seasons, but they are acceptable choice with very reasonable price.
    I review them only on dry/wet grip, comfort, road feedback and buy again.
    Helpful 33 - tire reviewed on April 30, 2016