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Cooper Discoverer Rugged Trek vs Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx

Cooper Discoverer Rugged Trek vs S/T Maxx - Which Is #1?

Here are the key stats for the Cooper Discoverer Rugged Trek and Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx tyres, at a glance.
Discoverer Rugged TrekDiscoverer S/T Maxx
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUVLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOn-/Off-Road All-TerrainOn-/Off-Road All-Terrain
SeasonAll SeasonAll Season
Release Date20212011
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall ScoreN/A79/100

Pricing

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Cooper Discoverer Rugged Trek vs Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx in Australia

The Discoverer Rugged Trek has been around in Australia for about 3 years, whereas the Discoverer S/T Maxx has been on the market for about 13 years

Both tyres are rated for on-/off-road all-terrain action. Both tyres are designed for use with 4WDs, SUVs and light trucks.

Both of these are considered all season tyres. Neither of them are runflat tyres. Both brands are considered to be in the mid-range part of the market.

Read on to see how each of these tyres stack up against each other!

How We Reviewed These Tyres

We've analysed results of the following tyre benchmarks to make data-driven comparison of the Discoverer Rugged Trek and the Discoverer S/T Maxx tyres.

  • TireRack: Best in On-/Off-Road Commercial Traction

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the Discoverer Rugged Trek and Discoverer S/T Maxx tyres.
Discoverer Rugged TrekDiscoverer S/T Maxx
Dry PerformanceN/AExcellent
Wet PerformanceN/AExcellent
Snow/Ice PerformanceN/AExcellent
TreadwearN/AGood
Price/QualityN/AGood
ComfortN/AGood
HandlingN/AGood
Overall ScoreN/A79/100

Unfortunately, there is very little benchmark data available for the Cooper Discoverer Rugged Trek tyres.

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the Discoverer S/T Maxx scores 4 out of 5 for comfort. We don't have any comfort data for the Discoverer Rugged Trek tyres.

UTQG Data

Introduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA, the Uniform Tire Grading System (UTQG), is a system for comparing one tyre product to another on the basis of some standardised tests.

Discoverer Rugged TrekDiscoverer S/T Maxx
Treadwear600
Traction
(AA - C)
A
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
B

Treadwear

The Discoverer Rugged Trek tyres have a treadwear rating of 600, which means that they would last 6 times longer than a tyre with a rating of 100. There's no treadwear data available for the Discoverer S/T Maxx tyres.

Traction

The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

The Discoverer Rugged Trek tyres have a traction grade of A (on a scale of AA, A, B, C). There's no UTQG traction grading data available for the Discoverer S/T Maxx tyres.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

The Discoverer Rugged Trek tyres have a temperature resistance grade of B (on a scale of A, B, C). There's no UTQG temperature resistance grading data available for the Discoverer S/T Maxx tyres.

Warranty

In terms of distance, the Discoverer Rugged Trek tyres have a guarantee of 80,000 kilometres, whereas the Discoverer S/T Maxx tyres have a guarantee of 80,000 kilometres.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still on the fence about these tyres? Check out how they compare to other similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

Let's now take a look at the main differences between these two sets of tyres.

In terms of a distance guarantee, the Discoverer Rugged Trek are guaranteed for 80,000 kilometres, while the Discoverer S/T Maxx tyres are guaranteed for 80,000 kilometres.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 9 sizes of the Discoverer Rugged Trek, and all 73 sizes of the Discoverer S/T Maxx tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Discoverer Rugged Trek Sizes

Size
255/70 R18 116T XL
265/60 R18 114T XL
265/65 R18 116T XL
265/70 R17 116T XL
265/70 R16 112T
265/50 R20 111T XL
275/55 R20 117T XL
275/60 R20 115T
285/45 R22 114T XL

Discoverer S/T Maxx Sizes

Size
105/31 R15 109Q
125/33 R15 108Q
125/35 R20 121Q
235/85 R16 116Q
235/80 R17 120Q
245/75 R16 120/116Q
245/70 R17 119Q
245/70 R17 119/116Q
245/75 R17 121Q
245/75 R16 120Q
245/75 R17 121/118Q
255/80 R17 121Q
255/75 R17 111Q
255/80 R17 121/118Q
255/85 R16 123Q
265/70 R16 121Q
265/70 R16 121/118Q
265/70 R17 118Q
265/65 R17 120Q
265/60 R18 119Q
265/60 R20 121/118Q
275/65 R20 126Q
285/55 R20 122Q
285/65 R18 125Q
285/70 R17
285/60 R20 121Q
285/75 R17 121Q
295/70 R18 129Q
305/65 R17 121/118Q
305/60 R18 121Q
305/55 R20 121/118Q
30x9.5 R15 LT 104Q
305/70 R18 126Q
305/60 R18 121/118Q
35x12.5 R20 LT 121Q
125/37 R17 124P
125/35 R15 113Q
215/85 R16 115Q
215/85 R16 115/112Q
225/75 R16 115/112Q
225/75 R16 115Q
235/80 R17 120/117Q
235/85 R16 120Q
235/85 R16 120/116Q
245/70 R16 118Q
245/70 R16 118/115Q
255/75 R17 111/108Q
265/65 R17 120/117Q
265/70 R17 121/118Q
265/60 R18 119/116Q
265/70 R17 121Q
265/75 R16 123Q
265/70 R16 121S
275/70 R18 125Q
275/70 R17 121Q
275/70 R17 121/118Q
275/65 R18 123Q
285/70 R17 121Q
285/75 R16 126Q
285/70 R17 121/118Q
315/70 R17 121/118Q
31x10.5 R15 LT 109Q
265/60 R20 121Q
285/60 R18 122Q
285/75 R17 121/118Q
295/55 R20 123Q
295/70 R17 121Q
295/70 R17 121/118Q
305/70 R16 124Q
305/55 R20 121Q
305/65 R17 121Q
315/75 R16 127Q
315/70 R17 121Q
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