Yokohama Geolandar X-AT Review
A brand new tire from Yokohama, the Geolandar X-AT might just be the tire that every SUV and pickup truck driver really wants and needs.
- True All-Terrain grip
- Quiet and comfortable
- 45,000 mile warranty
- 3-ply sidewall
- Missing some sizes
What makes the Geolandar X-AT so unique is that it’s a truly off-road capable all-terrain tire with big improvements in its on-road manners.
Yokohama, and a lot of other tire manufacturers, already now offer a new type of tire called a Highway Terrain or HT tire, that’s supposed to deliver this same mix of on/off-road performance. So what’s the reasoning behind this?
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Well, as it turns out, HT tires really don’t deliver true all terrain performance. Instead they’re more like all-season truck tires with some off-road capability. And for many, their off-road grip is quite limited.
The X-AT, however, promises much more off-road grip, but with added comfort and quietness.
Unlike those HT tires mentioned before, you can tell just by looking at the 4-row tread pattern of the X-AT that it’s designed for true off-road grip. The aggressive center block design is paired with unique sipes and grooves for plenty of traction, with large void space between them to help expel everything from loose mud and dirt to even larger rocks. Compare this to any highway terrain tire and you’ll see a very obvious difference.
Likewise the alternating size shoulder blocks are built to expel rocks.
In terms of off-road durability, the tire comes with a 3-ply sidewall, while the sidewall pattern is designed to protect the tire from rock slashes.
On-road grip isn’t what we were worried about with the X-AT. Instead we really wanted to know about its civility. And as it turns out, this tire delivers. The design of the tread pattern (both the spaces between the lugs and the way they work with each other as the tire rolls) minimizes road noise. It’s not silent, but it’s much quieter than you’d expect from a mud-terrain tire.
As for tire life, the contact patch is designed in a way to deliver uniform wear, while a new tread compound designed specifically for this tire is built to deliver both tread life on the road and resistance to cuts and chips off-road.
The Geolandar X-AT truly is an amazing new type of tire and we expect other brands to follow in this segment. If we have any complaint it’s that because this is a new tire, most popular vehicle fitments are covered, but there are still plenty of less-popular sizes that can’t be had at the moment.
In essence, or critique is that we love this tire so much, we think everyone should be able to buy them.
Yokohama Geolandar X-AT Price
Geolandar X-AT tires range in price from $173 to $440 per tire. For specific pricing for your vehicle, hit the button below.
Yokohama Geolandar X-AT Warranty
The Geolandar X-AT comes with a 45,000 mile limited tread wear warranty. In addition, Yokohama covers the tire with a 30 day satisfaction warranty, where the tire can be returned for a full refund if you’re not completely satisfied.
And of course all Yokohama tires come with a standard limited warranty. Any tire deemed defective within the first 2/32-inch of tread life will be replaced free of charge. After that point and until the final 2/32-inch of useable tread, Yokohama will replace defective tires on a pro-rated bases, depending on the amount of tread left.
Yokohama Geolandar X-AT Sizes
What Ply is the Yokohama Geolandar X-AT?
With regards to the tread surface, the Geolandar X-AT comes in numerous ply ratings including conventional 6-ply ratings as well as 10-ply (E load) ratings for heavy duty pickup trucks. The sidewall gets a 3-ply rating, which means it’s significantly stronger than conventional tires, helping protect against cuts and slashes on the trail than can easily puncture lesser tires.
Is the Yokohama Geolandar X-AT Loud?
Yokohama designed this tire to be more civil than a mud-terrain tire and it certainly delivers on that promise with significantly reduced tread noise. That’s not the same as saying it has no tread noise. Drivers familiar with an all-terrain tire will find it only marginally louder, while those used to running MT tires will be impressed with its reduction in road noise.