Cooper Weather Master SA2+

The Cooper Weather Master SA2 Plus is a Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 6 tyre reviews averaging 70% over 49,008 miles driven, and 12 tests with an average result of 17th.

Dry Grip 74%
Wet Grip 80%
Road Feedback 46%
Handling 56%
Wear 80%
Comfort 82%
Buy again 54%
Snow Grip 83%
Ice Grip 73%

First On MarketMay 2022
Wheel Size14 - 18"
Width165 - 245mm
Profile40 - 70
Rolling ResistanceD - E
Wet GripB - C
Noise (dB)69 - 71
Winter Rating3PMSF Rated

The Weather Master SA2+ is ranked 63rd of 96 Winter Touring tyres.

This tyre replaced the Cooper WM SA2.

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2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
20th of 21 tyres
  • Good aquaplaning resistance, low noise, low price.
  • Average grip in the snow, understeer in the dry, high wear.
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14 inch
175/65R14 82 TDC70
185/60R14 82 TEB70
165/70R14 81 TEC70
15 inch
195/65R15 95 T XLDB71
195/65R15 91 HEB70
195/55R15 85 HEB70
185/65R15 92 T XLDB70
195/65R15 91 TDB71
185/65R15 88 TDB70
16 inch
205/55R16 91 TDB71
205/60R16 96 H XLDB70
215/60R16 99 H XLDB70
17 inch
225/50R17 98 V XLDB70
205/50R17 93 V XLDB70
18 inch
245/40R18 97 V XLDB70
225/40R18 92 V XLDB70
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Top 3 Cooper Weather Master SA2 Plus Reviews

Given 74% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 1.4 16V 75 hp (185/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
They are great for the price as they can cover lots of distance with minimal wear. I drove with them on ice, snow, wet and damp roads and even in the +35°C in summer. They are OK in all conditions, but they perform the best in the cold and wet, or on easy snow. Big levels of snow or ice makes them perform average, as they slip like any other tyre. In the dry, you can drive a bit spirited using them but they overheat fast and lose grip. This tyre is an OK all rounder for the cold months but dont expect ultra performance out of them.
Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on April 6, 2023
Given 74% while driving a Subaru Legacy 3.0R (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 8 average miles
Don't worry about the brand - they are actually made by Avon in Wiltshire. They are great in the snow and ice (dispatched the "beast from the east" no problem on a Subaru Legacy 3.0R), and for the price, can't be beaten. Don't look bad either. Will definitely buy again.
Helpful 46 - tyre reviewed on September 21, 2018
Given 56% while driving a Mazda 3 Skyactiv 2018 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 0 spirited miles
Very good grip, but the car handling and road feedback with these tyres is absolute nightmare! It's very scary turning a corner fast with these tires.
Helpful 30 - tyre reviewed on November 16, 2020
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Given 73% while driving a BMW E46 330i (225/45 R17 H) on mostly town for 30,000 easy going miles
Great winter (standard compound) tyre at reasonable cost. It's very comfortable,soft and stable in the wet. Snow and ice performance average. After these tyres I switched to nordic (soft) compound for extra grip on ice and snow.
Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on December 13, 2019
Given 62% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 6 GTI (205/55 R16 T) on mostly town for 1,000 spirited miles
First off, note that the WM SA2+ actually refers to two different tyres, produced by two different plants by Cooper. Sizes 13-16" are made in a factory in Serbia, speed rating T (190km/h), while 17" and above with higher speed rating are made in the UK. The two models have different rubber compound and tread design (this can be seen on cooper website) and in my view should deserve different name, this is not a transparent marketing approach by Cooper. Anyhow to the review, my tyres are 16" T-speed rating fitted on a golf GTI. Overall the grip is surprisingly good in both dry and wet the car sticks to the road much better than I expected (haven't tested in snow or sub-zero temperatures). The comfort is pretty good and noise level average. On the bad side of things, the road feedback is really not the best and handling is rather underwhelming. In a spirited entry to hard corner the car nosedives. During the usual spirited drive in and out of the city the suspension feels "wobbly", and the steering feedback is nothing more than passable. Overall I would not buy this tyre again for a hot hatch, but it should be a perfectly fine choice for a small city cars.
Helpful 36 - tyre reviewed on March 20, 2019
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Renault (205/50 R17) on for 3,000 spirited miles
Great tires, drove from Netherlands to Italy via Germany and Switzerland........saw rain, wet, dry, snow and ice.
Terrific performance, great price, would buy again.
Helpful 34 - tyre reviewed on January 29, 2019