Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring Review

Equipped with the latest in tire technology, the Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring promises drivers of all sedans, coupes, crossovers, and SUVs reliable all-year traction, pleasant ride quality, and great longevity. Does the tire deliver on all its promises? Stick around as we’re about to find out in this Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring review. 



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CS5 Ultra Touring

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Bottom Line The only drawback that this tire suffers from is traction on the ice and in deep snow
Pros Excellent dry and wet traction with modest traction in light snow.
Cons Not that great in the snow
Tire sizes 19″, 18”, 17″, 16” and 15″
Price range Starts from approximately $85.
Warranty 60,000-miles

Remember to read our other articles like the Adventurer AT Cooper Review as well as Discoverer ATP Cooper Review.

Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring (Our Review) 

Overall Assessment

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The vast majority of tires utilize silica content in their tread compounds to improve traction, and the Cooper CS5 Ultra is no different. However, it utilizes 4x the amount of silica that competitor tires use, which ensures a superior grip on dry and wet surfaces. The tire also flaunts 3D gauge grooves that aid in improving cornering and handling capabilities. 

The CS5 Ultra is equipped with Cooper’s StabilEdge technology, which helps improve steering response and grant the driver optimal control over their vehicle even at higher speeds. To add, the tire features the Wear Square technology, which helps indicate the mileage on the tire. It’s also a visual representation of how many miles you have left.

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The only drawback that this tire suffers from is traction on the ice and in deep snow, but keep in mind that this isn’t a winter-specific tire, so it’s not really that big of a deal. 

If you are looking for other types of tire read our Mud Tire Duck Commander Review or even the Tires by Duck Commander.


  • Excellent dry and wet traction
  • Modest traction in light snow
  • Superb cornering capabilities
  • Great control and steering response


  • Not that great in the snow

Consider checking pros and cons of other tire types with our reviews that include GLS Touring Cooper Review and Discoverer AT3 Cooper Tire Review.

Vehicles That Can Use Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring

The Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring is intended for drivers of all types of sedans, coupes, crossovers, and SUVs. Below is a list of some of the most popular vehicles that are compatible with the CS5 Ultra Touring. 

  • BMW: 330i, 135i, 530i   
  • Chevrolet: Cruze, Cobalt, Impala, Sonic LTZ, Malibu
  • Dodge: Grand Caravan, Neon, Nitro   
  • Ford: Taurus, Focus, Fusion, Mustang GT  
  • Honda: Insight, Civic, CR-V, Odyssey, Accord
  • Hyundai: Sonata, Genesis   
  • Kia: Rondo, Optima 
  • Nissan: Maxima, Altima, Cube, Versa, Leaf 
  • Pontiac: Grand Am, Vibe, G5, Grand Prix  
  • Subaru: Impreza Outback, Legacy
  • Toyota: Prius, Solara, Camry, RAV4, Avalon, Sienna   
  • Volkswagen: Jetta, Touareg, Passat

If your vehicle is not on the list above, feel free to check other reviews like Discoverer STT Pro Cooper Reviews or maybe Evolution H/T Cooper Review to find the proper tire for you.

Sizes and Specs

SizesAvailable Specs
15 Inches185/65R15 88H BSW
195/55R15 85V BSW
195/60R15 88H BSW
195/65R15 91H BSW
205/60R15 91H BSW
205/65R15XL 99H BSW
205/65R15 94V BSW
215/60R15 94H BSW
225/60R15 96H BSW
16 Inches195/55R16 87V BSW
205/50R16 87H BSW
205/55R16 91H BSW
205/55R16 91V BSW
205/60R16 92V BSW
205/60R16 92H BSW
215/55R16 93H BSW
215/60R16 95H BSW
215/60R16 95V BSW
225/50R16 92V BSW
225/55R16 95H BSW
225/55R16 95V BSW
225/60R16 98V BSW
225/60R16 98H BSW
235/60R16 100V BSW
17 Inches205/50R17XL 93V BSW
215/50R17XL 95V BSW
215/55R17 94V BSW
225/45R17XL 94W BSW
225/45R17 91H BSW
225/50R17 94V BSW
225/55R17 97V BSW
225/55R17 97H BSW
235/45R17 94W BSW
235/45R17 94H BSW
235/50R17 96V BSW
235/55R17 99W BSW
235/55R17 99V BSW
235/65R17 104H BSW
18 Inches225/45R18XL 95W BSW
225/55R18 98H BSW
225/60R18 100V BSW
225/60R18 100H BSW
235/50R18 97W BSW
235/55R18XL 104V BSW
245/45R18XL 100V BSW
255/65R18 111H BSW
19 Inches235/55R19XL 105H BSW
255/60R19 109H BSW


The Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring starts at a reasonable price point of around $85. Note that you may find special offers like discounts, rebates, and coupons on the tire. We feel the need to point out that the prices of tires tend to vary based on their sizes and specs. Also, they could vary from one dealer to another. 

Check out other tire prices with the help of our Discoverer ATW Cooper Review and also the Review of Discoverer HTP Cooper.


The Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring is backed by a 60,000-mile warranty on the tread for the H and V-rated models, whereas the W-rated models are backed by a 50,000-mile warranty. Uniformity is warranted for the first 2/32 inch of wear. 

Warranty varies among types of tires so feel free to check other warranty periods reading our Review of Adventurer H/T Cooper as well as CS3 Touring by Cooper Review.

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Workmanship and materials are covered for a period of 5 years. You also get to enjoy a 45-day test-drive period. If you’re not completely satisfied with this tire’s performance, you’re eligible for a tire exchange. 

Don’t forget to check our ultimate Tires by Cooper Review.

Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring Tire Customer Review

Bradley R. says: “I’ve always used Cooper tires and they’ve never disappointed me one bit. The brand just knows how to deliver great quality at a reasonable price, and the CS5 Ultra is a prime example of that. The tire is extremely reliable on dry and wet tarmac. It’s also decent in light snow.”

Bradley R. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review

Stefan T. says: “This is one of the best touring tires when it comes to value for the price. It’s comfortable, quiet, and grippy on all sorts of terrain. I’ve been using it with my Ford Focus for a few weeks now, and I don’t have any complaints.”

Stefan T. posted 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) review