Atturo Trail BlaDe XT Review
Atturo refers to the Trail Blade XT as an “urban all-terrain” tire, which is an oxymoron to say the least. But does that make it a bad tire?
It all depends…
- Extreme plus-sized fitment sizes
- Good value for off-road style and on-road manners
- Available in rare large sizes
- 3-ply sidewall on LT sizes
- Not really an all-terrain tire
- Mileage warranty is limited
ATTURO Trail Blade XT Features
Built for crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks, the Atturo Trail Blade XT is designed to deliver some off-road performance but with superior on-road grip, stability and low noise.
The tread itself is the result of a partnership with Quartermaster Knives and displays numerous design characteristics as a result of that relationship. And much like how the iPhone is made in China but designed in California, the Trail Blade XT is made in Thailand and designed in Texas.
Along the tire’s sidewall are what Atturo calls “knife blade” features which not only look good, but serve the functional purpose of helping to protect the sidewall from punctures. This design element is something it shares with Atturo’s mud-terrain tire, the Trail Blade MT. Large tread blocks on the side of the tire near the tread work to give extra grip in loose dirt, mud or even sand.
LT rated sizes come with a 3-ply sidewall for true off-road durability. This extra layer of protection helps protect the side of the tire from punctures and slashes. It also helps the tire retain its form when aired down and back up again.
Moving to the tread itself, the smaller center blocks are designed to deliver ideal on-road highway stability and a quieter ride. Sipes built into the tread are there to help grip in snow. These work by grabbing the snow so it then provides traction against the snow on the ground.
Siping is minimal and it’s important to note that this tire is mud and snow rated, but is not a certified winter weather tire – if that’s what you are looking for.
The Trail Blade XT comes in both LT and metric sizes for heavy duty trucks.
It offers the open shoulder and sidewall tread lugs of a mud terrain, combined with the off road ability of an all-terrain and the road feel of a highway tire. The design and variety of sizes brings a whole new look to SUV, Cross Overs and pickups as never before.
Overall the X/T is designed as a give you big off-road style, but without the drawbacks of bad road manners and loud operation. While not a great off-road tire, it certainly succeeds at its mission.
What Vehicles Does the Atturo Trail Blade XT Fit on?
- Cadillac Escalade
- Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2500, Blazer, Traverse
- Dodge Ram, Dakota, Nitro, Durango
- Ford F-150, Excursion, F-250, F-350, Explorer, Ranger
- GMC Sierra, Yukon, Jimmy
- Hummer H3
- Jeep Liberty, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Patriot
- Land Rover Defender
- Mazda CX-9
- Nissan Titan, Xterra, Pathfinder, Frontier
- RAM 1500, 2500
- Toyota FJ Cruiser, Tundra
Atturo Trail Blade XT Price
While retailers can sell for less, the Trail Blade XT starts at roughly $140 per tire for a 17-inch fitment.
Atturo Trail Blade XT Warranty
Only some Atturo tires come with a limited treadwear mileage warranty. Thankfully the Trail Blade XT is one of those tires. But before you get your hopes up the warranty is for just 45,000 miles. While some All-Terrain tires don’t come with any mileage warranty, the 45,000-mile warranty of these on-road-focused models is not impressive considering their intended purpose.
Atturo Trail Blade XT Sizes
What ply are Atturo Trail Blade XT?
The Atturo Trail Blade XT comes with a 3-ply sidewall on LT sizes and a 2-ply on p-metric sizes. The 3-ply sidewall construction is another way this tire shares features with a mud tire – almost all of which have 3-ply construction. This added layer of protection is a barrier against sidewall punctures at what is arguably the tire’s most vulnerable point. A 3-ply construction also maintains the tire’s construction over time when aired up and down repeatedly.
What does XT mean on a tire?
Generally, if you see the letters XT on the sidewall of a tire it means it is a Hybrid Terrain tire. So what is a hybrid terrain tire you ask? Simple: it’s a hybrid between an all-terrain and a mud-terrain tire, featuring more extreme capability than an all-terrain tire, but with improved on-road civility (and tread life) compared to a mud-terrain tire.
How long do Atturo Trail Blade XT tires last?
Coming with a 45,000 mile warranty from the factory, you should anticipate the Trail Blade XT to last roughly that long, assuming you rotate them regularly and keep them properly inflated.