Mastercraft Courser AXT2 Review

No one wants to over-spend, regardless of your budget, and so it’s always important to consider tires from brands like Mastercraft. But are these value-focused tires worth saving a few bucks over? Let’s find out.

PROS

  • Warranty
  • Price
  • Overall value

CONS

  • Lacking in winter capability
  • Not always the cheaper option, depending on size

The Courser AXT2 is Mastercraft’s second generation all-terrain tire. Mastercraft, it should be pointed out, is the value division of Cooper Tire, so this isn’t some garbage brand or a company that will disappear after you buy your tires.

The AXT2 has a mildly aggressive tread design marked by larger exterior tread blocks while the interior three rows of tread blocks are staggered to give the appearance of one larger mesh. This helps gives some on-road stability, although the lack of a true center rib means they are a little soft in terms of overall on-road responsiveness – something to be expected on an all-terrain tire.

A tougher tread compound is used to hold up against the abuse of off-road driving, while this particular tire also features an extra layer of rubber at the base of the tread to protect it against drilling from smaller rocks, or cuts from any sharp rocks you may drive over.

There’s moderate siping on the tread blocks, but this is not a winter rated tire. For that, look to Mastercraft’s premium sibling, the Cooper AT3 4S.

Off-road grip is decent. You won’t be blown away by it’s capability, but that’s not really the point. Instead, it offers mid-range grip for a price thats quite low – although depending on the specific size the Courser AXT2 isn’t as cheap as you might expect so be sure to price your truck’s size with a few other brands.

For a more budget-focused tire the warranty is solid at 55,000 miles.

Overall we like this tire’s quiet on-road ride and manners, mixed with its decent off-road grip for the price.

Mastercraft Courser AXT2 Price

Pricing for the Courser AXT2 ranges from around $125 per tire to roughly $350 per tire. We suggest you price your specific set against a set of comparable Coopers, like the Discoverer AT3 4S and check available discounts to make sure you’re getting the best price.

Mastercraft Courser AXT2 Warranty

All Mastercraft Courser AXT2 tires come with a 55,000 mile tread life warranty from the factory. This is a recent increase up from 50,000 miles that the tire was originally guaranteed for.

Mastercraft Tires offers a limited warranty on all of its tires covering against defects in materials and workmanship. Any defects found in the first 2/32-inch of tread wear will be replaced free of charge including mounting and balancing. After that wear rating, Mastercraft will replace the tires on a pro-rated basis. Proof of purchase is required.

All Mastercraft Tires also come with a 45 day satisfaction guarantee.

Mastercraft Courser AXT2 Sizes

15-inch tires

235/75R15
LT235/75R15
30X9.50R15LT
31X10.50R15LT
32X11.50R15LT
33X12.50R15LT

16-inch tires

LT215/85R16
LT235/85R16
LT225/75R16
225/75R16
235/75R16
245/75R16
LT245/75R16
LT245/75R16
LT265/75R16
265/75R16
LT285/75R16
LT315/75R16
215/70R16
225/70R16
235/70R16
245/70R16
255/70R16
265/70R16
LT265/70R16
LT305/70R16

17-inch tires
LT235/80R17
235/75R17
LT245/75R17
255/75R17
LT285/75R17
235/70R17
245/70R17
LT245/70R17
255/70R17
265/70R17
LT265/70R17
LT265/70R17
LT275/70R17
LT275/70R17
P285/70R17
LT285/70R17
LT315/70R17
235/65R17
245/65R17
255/65R17
265/65R17

18-inch tires

LT285/75R18
255/70R18
265/70R18
LT265/70R18
LT275/70R18
LT295/70R18
LT265/65R18
265/65R18
275/65R18
LT275/65R18
LT275/65R18
LT285/65R18
LT305/65R18
265/60R18
35X12.50R18LT

20-inch tires

LT275/65R20
LT265/60R20
275/60R20
LT295/60R20
275/55R20
LT285/55R20
LT305/55R20
35X12.50R20LT