While this is true, the Cooper CS4s, both H and V rated, are manufactured in the USA. Although Cooper does have foreign interests, the CS4 is a good tire that is made in the US by a company based in the US. For someone who wants a good tire and wants to buy American, this is a homerun.Not sure what this has to do with the Sorento...but....
I'm not a big fan of Cooper. They've made significant investment in Chinese tire companies and generate 25% of their revenue from the PRC. The PRC has been engaged in predatory pricing in an attempt to make it financially unfeasible to produce passenger tires in North America.
I'll be doing my tire shopping elsewhere.
In December 2003 Cooper agreed to a joint venture with Kenda Rubber Industrial Company, to construct a tire-manufacturing plant near Shanghai.
In January 2005 Cooper agreed to purchase 11% of the Kumho Tires Company, and also announced the formation of a new commercial division encompassing both Oliver Rubber Company and commercial tires.
In October 2005 Cooper announced an agreement to obtain 51% ownership in China’s third largest tire manufacturer, Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Passenger Tire Company Ltd., and Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Truck Tire Company Ltd., to produce truck and passenger car tires for mainland Chinese and export markets. Two of the businesses of the joint venture are Cooper Chengshan Passenger Tire, and Cooper Chengshan Tire. In 2007 Cooper set up a manufacturing venture in eastern China with Kenda Rubber Industrial Company, a company based in the Republic of China on Taiwan. Cooper generates 25% of its global sales in the People's Republic of China. In 2007 Cooper sold its Oliver Rubber Company subsidiary, which produced tread rubber and retreading equipment, to Michelin for $69 million.
This appears to just be a not-so-stealthy advertising post and the link doesn't even work. They're not even available in the 235/60/R18 size required by my Sorento. Lame.
However, the Goodyear Assurance CS Tripletred and Yokohama Parada Spec-X are both available in "our" size and get very good survey ratings from folks who actually bought them on tirerack.com.
Which brings us back to....this tire isn't available in the size consumed by the Sorento. Personally, I'm fond of wines from Chateau St. Michelle. They're of high quality and produced right here in the US of A. I've recommended hundreds of bottles and probably consumed almost as many with a great deal of satisfation/success/economy. Figured I'd add that in since other Sorento owners might be interested in additional irrelevant (to the Sorento) products in our fine forum.I have installed Coopers on hundreds of vehicles, and have them on my own(although not CS4s), and from my experience they are excellent tires for the money.
I have been rather sleepy without power during Sandy. They are indeed available in that size. If you've got a base LX, enjoy.The 235/65/17 is the standard for the 2012 Sorento LX.Sauron is sleeping on the job again!
Sauron,Why did you even post this here if this tire is not available in the size relevant to the Sorento? The reviews for the tires I mentioned above seem to indicate that they are great in the snow, offer good wear, and have low road noise (one of my most important criteria). You might want to do a little more research before doing us any more "favors".