Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport review
The Zeon 4XS Sport is showing its age when it comes to fuel consumption
Cooper-owned Avon appeared in our tests for the first time for many years in 2018 and now it is the turn of the US parent brand to follow suit. The Zeon 4XS Sport is the first of the designs made specifically for SUVs and 4x4s, rather than an adapted car tyre, that we come to.
It is good to see how the company measures up to its European and Far East rivals, but sadly the Zeon 4XS Sport is not in the first flush of youth because it went on sale in 2016. A lot of tyre tech has been developed since then, yet it still has an A wet-grip label rating. It was able to take second in the closely matched wet circle, although it struggled in handling and braking, finishing last in the latter.
It took more than three metres further to stop than the pace-setting Nokian,and was still doing 18mph when the Powerproof had stopped. It struggled in the aquaplaning tests, lacked sharpness on the handling track and spun its wheels more easily than the rest, too.
Braking was also a problem in the dry, although it was only around a metre off the best. The same lack of sharpness was there and it could be felt in the steering response. Even so, it hung on well and was mid-pack in the dry tests, but its results unravelled at the pumps. It was way off the best and would use five per cent more fuel than the top Continental.
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- 1IntroductionWhat are the best tyres for your car? We test eight different SUV specific tyres to match their rising popularity to see which is best
- 21. Nokian PowerproofWell deserved win for Nokian, with a balanced performance across wet and dry tests
- 32. Falken Azenis FK510 SUVImpressive all-round result from Falken which performed well and, importantly, felt good to drive.
- 4=3. Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2 SUVDecent all-round performance makes this a good option for SUV owners
- 5=3. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5Promising test debut, with good performance in the wet, but less good at the pumps
- 65. Continental PremiumContact 6A winner at the pumps and easy on the wallet, but you pay a price in the wet
- 76. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUVQuiet and very safe in poor conditions,although dry grip needs work
- 8=7. Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport - currently readingThe Zeon 4XS Sport is showing its age when it comes to fuel consumption
- 9=7. Michelin Primacy 4A surprise result for Michelin, which had shrugged off its good-on-fuel, poor-in-wet reputation
- 10Results by categoryFocus on SUVs brings in new victor