GT Radial Adventuro AT3 Review & Rating
- On and off road traction
- Steering response
- Ride comfort
- Deep mud off road
Focused predominately with light truck and SUV drivers, the GT Radial Adventuro AT3 is designed to offer excellent traction on or off road, a comfortable and low noise in a variety of conditions from normal dry surfaces to muddy off road tracks. We decided to see for ourselves how they perform in a variety of conditions.
We expected the Adventuro AT3 to provide good traction given that they are designed to be used off road as much as on dry pavement surfaces and they didn’t disappoint. We felt that the road grip was very good for a tire in this class and the two longitudinal grooves that cross through angled lateral grooves no doubt helped to increase the traction and grip on dry and wet surfaces.
Off road, the tires held their own in a variety of different terrain. Although not the best performers when it comes to deep mud or sand, they did very well on gravel, dirt, light mud, grass and rock due in part to the 3-D grooves and chamfered edges that self-clean the tread quite well. All in all the traction on the Adventuro AT3’s was good with no real drawbacks.
Cornering – Steering
The tires come with interlocked tread blocks which are there specifically to improve lateral stiffness and offer better steering and handling. We found that this was the case and for the price there aren’t too many tires that can compete. They also delivered pretty good cornering grip when we tested the tires. This was true in both dry and wet conditions so the interlocking tread blocks certainly worked well.
The tread block design on the AT3 allows, in theory, for better winter and off road driving as it improves grip in poor conditions. Even though the tires themselves are not winter specific they are meant for frequent off road driving so by their very nature they should handle snow and ice.
What we found was that the tires were not the best in winter but they were far from the worst. Finding a tire to use all year round isn’t easy and most of us have to go through the process of changing our tires every winter. That being said, this tire is suitable for light snow and some icy conditions which is a big benefit and major selling point.
Ride Comfort – Road Noise
In terms of comfort the tires were some of the better ones we have used. The smooth ride that we got with the tires on dry and good surfaces is very good for their price and we found that road noise, even in off road and snowy conditions, was minimal.
The tread compound and enhanced filler is marketed as improving overall tread life and in today’s market when it is often usability over style, this is important. What we found was that the tread life was good for an all-terrain tire, which is confirmed by many driver reviews on this model. For a tire that is meant to be used off road in a lot of circumstances then this is very good for the lower price.
The warranty on the GT Radial Adventuro AT3 tires is 50,000 miles for P-metric sizes. There is also a materials and workmanship guarantee for 5 years.
Overall the Adventuro AT3’s are a decent set of tires. Like we said, they may not stack up to some of the other major brands that cost much more, but for the money they offer a good value. Solid handling and traction, good off road use and winter grip combined with a reasonable tread life and you have yourself a good, dependable tire.