Atturo Trail Blade ATS Review
Recently launching the Trail Blade MTS, Atturo has expanded it’s light-truck tire lineup once again with the Trail Blade ATS, an all-terrain tire designed with added on-road performance.
- Off-road grip
- On-road performance
- Great design
- Attractive pricing
- Some extreme sizes for aftermarket applications
- No treadlife warranty
- Not readily available
- Limited overall number of sizes
Taking a more performance-based approach to an all-terrain tire, the Trail Blade ATS combines the more athletic features of an all-season tire with the off-road capability and durability of an all-terrain tire. This differs from current HT or Highway Terrain tires, which combine the off-road capability of an AT tire with the comfort and longevity of an all-season.
In other words, while highway terrain tires are great for packing on the highway miles in comfort and can tackle occasional off-road use, this tire is built to heighten on-road driving dynamics (while also offering similar, occasional, off road grip). We should also add that compared to HT tires, the Trail Blade ATS is more aggressive off-road as well, so it can tackle more extreme terrain similar to a true all-terrain option.
To maximize on-road performance, the tread makes use of larger center rib sections to help with directional stability and a better on-center feeling when driving at speed.
On either side of the center tread section are double tread blocks that are designed to offer both off-road grip, as well as a stable on-road feel. On the outside of each of these double-block sections are large circumferential grooves to evacuate water and prevent hydroplaning.
Aiding in wet-weather and off-road performance, the large tread blocks feature plenty of deep sipes. The design of the center grooves also does an excellent job at clearing standing water – something more aggressive off-road tires sometimes have issues with.
The exterior tread blocks slope-off gradually to aid in delivering predicable on-road performance when cornering.
And finally, in terms of on-road livability, the tread pattern has been designed with alternating shoulder tread blocks to reduce noise.
In terms of off-road performance, the natural design of the tire with large and deep tread blocks, combined with big areas of void between the tread, makes for an ideal level of grip on everything from rocks, to lose dirt and gravel.
On the aesthetic side, the tread pattern looks great, while the sidewall is particularly noteworthy thanks to Atturo’s partnership with Quartermaster Knives. As a result, the sidewall features a design inspired from the QSE-5 knife. We’re not sure it actually helps protect the sidewall, as claimed, but it does look pretty cool.
While a lineup of sizes has not yet been announced, Atturo has said the Trail Blade ATS will come with sizes for heavy-duty pickup trucks with 10- and 12-ply construction to operate under heavy loads.
Overall, we’re intrigued by this new tire, offering more on-road performance with excellent off-road grip. While those two characteristics are very different from each other, this is a tire that meets the varying demands of modern SUV drivers.
Atturo Trail Blade ATS Price
Retail pricing for the Trail Blade ATS ranges from around $150 per tire to up to $260 per tire.
Atturo Trail Blade ATS Warranty
All Atturo tires are backed by a standard warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship for three years. The warranty applies to the original owner of the tires. Within the first 2/32-inch of wear if a defect is found Atturo will replace the tires for free (the owner is responsible for the cost of mounting and balancing). After that wear amount and within the three year period, defective tires will be replaced on a pro-rated basis.
Atturo Trail Blade ATS Sizes
A list of initial sizes for the Trail Blade ATS has not yet been announced. When they are, Atturo has said to expect a range from 17-inch tires to 24-inch tires in both p-metric and LT options.
What Vehicles Does the Atturo Trail Blade ATS Fit On?
- Cadillac Escalade
Chevrolet Avalanche, Colorado, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban
Ford F-150, F-250, F-350, Expedition
GMC Canyon, Sierra, Sierra 2500, Sierra 3500, Savana, Yukon, Yukon Denali
Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee
Lincoln Aviator, Navigator
Nissan Armada, Titan, Titan XD, NV
Toyota Highlander, Tundra, Sequoia
How long does the Atturo Trail Blade ATS last?
While Attuo provides no official tread life estimate from the factory, you should expect to see roughly 50,000 miles on a set of these tires. Real world mileage will fluctuate depending on how they are driven, including the mix of on- and off-road terrain.