Mastercraft Courser CXT Review

The Courser CXT from Mastercraft is a unique tire in many respects, delivering impressive traction and durability for commercial trucks.

PROS

  • Off-road traction
  • Very reasonably priced

CONS

  • On-road grip and handling
  • No mileage warranty

Typically, all-terrain tires offer five rows of tread lugs, looking to balance on- and off-road performance. Not here. The Courser CXT takes a more extreme approach with just four rows of treads, signifying just how much it’s designed to be used on vehicles that are primarily on work sites or other off-road areas. The big tread lugs are designed to dig in and give grip, while there’s no shortage of void space between the lugs to help toss-away dirt or other loose surfaces.

While it doesn’t have the center tread row most all-terrain tires have for delivering a more balanced on-road feel and heightened responsiveness, Mastercraft did design the tire for a larger on-road footprint to help combat that. Wet weather grip on-road is also optimized thanks to a silica-infused tread compound that is designed to hold up better in wet conditions.

Moving back to off-road performance, the shoulder tread blocks feature an alternating pattern to help the tire dig in further and provide added grip. Similarly, the design on the sidewall adds an extra layer of traction when the tire is in deep. It also, quite literally, provides an extra layer of rubber to protect the sidewall against damage and punctures.

And as a result of all these features, the Courser CXT actually look great too! Normally that’s not much of a concern for a commercial tire, but if you can get some style with all that functionality, why not?

While this tire isn’t certified for extreme winter use, it is studdable, meaning you can transform it into an incredibly capable tire in the snow.

If there re drawbacks to this tire, on-road grip and responsiveness in the dry aren’t great, but that’s not really what a tire like this is for. We’d also prefer to see a milage guarantee, but again, knowing the type of work this tire is designed for, we’re not surprised there isn’t one.

Mastercraft Courser CXT Price

Pricing for the Mastercraft Courser CXT ranges from roughy $175 per tire up to $350 per tire depending on the size. Retailers may sell for less.


Mastercraft Courser CXT Warranty

There is no milage warranty on the Courser CXT tire. It does, however, come with a 45-day satisfaction guarantee.

Mastercraft’s standard limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship. Tires found to be defective in the first 2/32-inch tread wear will be replaced free of charge. After that point and down to the final 2/32-inch of tread life, Mastercraft will replace the tires on a pro-rated basis.

Mastercraft Courser CXT Sizes

15-inch sizes

31X10.50R15LT
33X12.50R15LT
35X12.50R15LT

16-inch sizes

LT215/85R16
LT235/85R16
LT255/85R16
LT225/75R16
LT245/75R16
LT265/75R16
LT285/75R16
LT315/75R16
LT305/70R16

17-inch sizes

LT235/80R17
LT255/80R17
LT245/75R17
LT285/75R17
LT245/70R17
LT265/70R17
LT285/70R17
LT295/70R17
LT315/70R17
LT305/65R17

18-inch sizes

LT265/70R18
LT275/70R18
LT295/70R18
LT305/70R18
LT275/65R18
LT285/65R18

20-inch sizes

LT275/65R20
LT265/60R20
LT285/60R20
LT275/55R20
LT285/55R20
LT305/55R20
35X12.50R20LT
37X12.50R20LT