Atturo Trail Blade ATS Review

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Atturo Trail Blade ATS is an all-terrain tire that is specially designed especially for pickup truck owners, along with full sized SUVs and jeeps. The S in the tire’s name stands for sports, showing that the company really focused on it’s highway performance. And overall I am impressed with it’s steering response on pavements.

Atturo Trail Blade Ats
Atturo Trail Blade ATS offers Quartermaster Knives on sidewalls as they call it.

Being a tire engineer, from my perspective, the Atturo Trail Blade ATS is a great budget pick which provides a decent balance between on and off road performance. With cut resistant rubber & biters the tire offers decent durability and traction off road, whereas it’s elongated central lugs ensure tire makes a decent rubber contact with the surface. I have no complaints with this tire, it’s just a jack-of-all-trades (master on none) kind of a deal with this tire.

Tire sizes:

Atturo Trail Blade ATS provides you with 17 to 24 inches total sizes.

These sizes have the load rating of SL, XL, E and F, and the speed rating goes up to H (which is great given the aggressive tread of this tire), they are also seen in Q, S and T.

Learn more about speed ratings:

Tread depth of these tires are seen either to be 12/32″,14/32″, or 16/32″.

Also the tire offers tread wear warranty of 55k miles on all its sizes.

Design Attributes

Atturo Trail Blade ATS offers cool looking design, let’s start things form the middle.

Atturo Trail Blade ATS
Atturo Trail Blade ATS shoulder blocks have stepped edges towards their inner edges.

Atturo Trail Blade ATS has elongated central ribs which are optimized for on road contact. These have interlocking full depth sipes along with sharp off set edges.

Surrounding these blocks are triangular shaped ones which are bigger and other than that, they have similar features, expect for one.

They have small raised bars on the sides (facing the shoulders) these actually help in expelling the debris that would otherwise lodge in between.

Together the tire makes 4 longitudinal grooves which are also interconnected with each other with ease laterally.

Moving towards the shoulders, things are more packed here. First on towards the inner edges all blocks have reinforced foundations.

And between each block there are ridges which connect these blocks together, and so with minimal lateral grooves, there is not enough space left for stone ejectors.

Lastly, talking about sipes here, they are form a similar pattern, though they count have improved the pattern here.

Internally the Atturo Trial Blade ATS offers 2 ply polyester casing + 2 steel belts + 2 ply nylon.

Highway Performance

The more aggressive the tire gets the more it compromises its street performance. So all terrain tires have to find a middle ground.

Luckily our tire here provides a decent efficacy in this area providing decent traction values, steering response and concerning stability.

Let’s discuss all these on road affecting factors.

Steering Response

With a flexible tread and closed up shoulders, the Atturo Trail Blade ATS provides you with a very responsive design.

It’s amazing, that being an AT tire, how well it maintains the right spot between over steering and under steering on tight corners.

Usually aggressive tires when turn them are hesitant to do so first, this is mostly because their sides and cap plies are not optimized for it, and slightly input would cause them go go over, which you don’t want especially on wet roads, when things can go completely out of control.

But that’s not the case with our boy here, that’s why the tire offers speed rating up to T.

Dry Gripping

On dry streets, all terrain tires aren’t that bad, as with ton of biters everywhere and a rubber composition that is good at sticking on things, these tires provide enough friction overall. And comparing with others, you are not going to “feel” a lot of difference here, until or unless you do precise testing, and that’s where I come in.

As that’s what me and my colleagues do all day long. Tests.

And I can assure you that the Atturo Trail Blade is not going to disappoint you overall, where the central ribs of the tire (which are elongated and have biters on sides), provide a very satisfactory directional stability.

The lateral grooves also come in to action when you brake these tires to a dead stop. To give you a ball park, they are just as good at stopping as the Toyo Open Country AT3 (review).

Dry Cornering

Let me save you some time here, don’t worry about these tires performance on handling, they hold up really well, outperforming some of the great names you know, let’s keep them a secret here.

That’s why the tire is names Atturo Trail Blade AT “S”, where S stands for sports. They company basically tried to blend in the sports factors in the overall handling of the tire.

The tight packing of the outer ribs of the tire where most of the tires weight is led on while turning, provides very decent handling lap times overall.

Performance on Wet Tarmacs

On wet roads, there are two things which highly affects the overall performance, the grip and hydroplaning (which is often overlooked).

Wet Traction:

On wet roads, you need sipes to clear off water, and besides that you also need a flexible tread, otherwise sipes wont work.

The Atturo Trail Blade does both of these things right. First it offers numerous sipes all over the tread, these sipes also have an interlocking design so even under extreme pressure, they don’t loose their elasticity values.

Speaking of which the tread it offers is also very flexible, so the sipes are very spongy and they soak up water particles very nicely, and as a result you end up with decent grip.


Hydroplaning is also not going to be an issue for this tire, as it offers clear channels interconnecting with each other.

The voided area creates a pathway for water to evacuate out, but the tire is only better at directional float speeds, meaning it’s resistance to hydroplaning lowers down on corners, (referring to curved aquaplaning here).

This is because the tire has very closed up shoulder lugs, which don’t offer sideways evacuation.

Tread Wear

The tread wear of a tire depends on it’s inner construction and the Atturo Trail Blade ATS with 2 ply polyester, 2 steel belts and a single ply nylon does not put too much weight on it’s tread blocks.

So even with it’s stickier tread compound which helps it in the grip department, the tire ensures its rolling resistance don’t go overboard.

The tire also offers 16/32″ of tread depth, which is quite enough and offers a lot of time to wear it off.

That’s why all sizes on the tire comes with 55k miles warranty.

Winter Traction

Although the Atturo Trail Blade AT comes with 3 peak mountain snowflake rating (3PMSFR), the ATS (which we are discussing here) is not capable for it. But it’s just an acceleration test, and has nothing to do with other performance areas of the tire like dynamic response and lateral traction.

So this tire is still capable of providing you some traction especially when things get a little deep, as it’s able to trap in the snow which

makes a great snow to snow contact which enhances friction and traction.

Note: On snowy terrain, you need snow to snow exposure, as snowflakes have arms which tangle in other snow particles, enhancing friction.

Where Atturo Trail Blade ATs provides very good traction and comfort levels on road, they do not compromise at all off road when you compare the tire with other in the similar category.

Atturo Trail Blade ATS
Atturo Trail Blade ATS shoulder blocks have stepped edges towards their inner edges.

Rocky Areas

On rocks the tire’s elongated lugs in the center which have sharp edges on each sides grip things vertically, while the curved triangular ribs surrounding (which are also joined in pairs) ensure that the tire stays chewed in.

Quartermaster Knives on sidewalls (a feature from Auttro), offers biting lugs optimized to perform with lower air pressures in the tire.

These do two things, one when a tire in ran on a lower PSI, they bring in the extra tread print on the sides, expanding the tread’s section width, which naturally results in grip.

And second, the biters embedded in the grooves there ensure that the tire can wrap around the rocky surface firmly.

The tire although is not comfortable on gravely roads, and is not good at cornering, its still great for directional high speed gravely, or even sharp stoney roads, as it’s upper layer is fully new gen with cut resistant rubber.

For Your Info: My go to tire for rocks is Nitto Ridge Grappler (review).

Muddy Areas

Mud is very challenging for this tire, as the Atturo ATS is not so great here overall, considering all factors, well you can still take them on lighter terrain.

This is mostly because of it’s shoulder blocks which are packed don’t let the mud out.

Similarly the elongated ribs provide very small lateral gaps, and the surrounding blocks are interconnected with another layered rib.

So mud just gets trapped in, though it’s staggered shoulder helps.


On sand, these tires are above average, as here you need a light weight tire which can move forward.

As on loose ground the forward motion is required otherwise you would go in, which is not good.

So this tire provides ample footprint for sand (of course I’m considering the pressure would be lowered, as on sand you always do that).

That’s why there are balloon tires exist, they don’t plugin the sand and they offer a lot of rubber to sand exposure.

So Thumbs Up or Down?

Well, I’d say in between. You see the Atturo Trail Blade is an all rounder tire in the category. Here everything is average including it’s value to money.

Which means that the tire is pretty balanced in both on and off road performance, that’s because to summarize, it’s optimized central ribs, where the middle most is elongated and surrounding have foundations, provide amazing dry traction, and full depth siping ensures wet is also not compromised.

Moreover, we just also saw above, that how it also doesn’t do so bad after all off roads, well with the exception of mud.