Pathfinder is a brand that focuses on producing a tire that has everything that you would need, without costing you an arm and a leg. The Pathfinder AT is a great example of this. It is a tire that is developed exclusively as an all terrain discount tire for pickups and SUVs.
|Bottom Line||The real value in this tire is its price, which allows the budget motorist accessibility to a solid performing.|
|Pros||Good traction when the terrain is light, solid all round performer, decent tread life.|
|Cons||Can become noisy at higher speeds on the highway and the performance in heavy off-road terrain.|
|Tire sizes||20″, 18”, 17”, 16” and 15”.|
|Price range||Starts at approximately $107.|
Pathfinder AT Tire Review
What we really love about the Pathfinder AT is how it performs well over a number of categories in its class. Although it doesn’t excel at much, there are few shortcomings when it comes to this product.
The tire has good tread wear thanks to its tougher tread compound and aggressive tread design. This makes the tire more resistant to cuts and chips when making your way through rough terrain. The ride is comfortable, and the tire feels safe and reliable. This is as a result of the interconnected rib pattern and the siped tread blocks which increase grip in rain or snow. What we loved most about the Pathfinder AT is its price which will appeal to many motorists
The Pathfinder AT struggles when it comes to extreme terrain and icy or snowy conditions. Although the Pathfinder is not specifically designed to take on the rougher stuff, it does carry an all terrain tag which means this has to be considered. Some noise also starts to become apparent on the highway and at higher speeds although this is not uncommon for these sorts of tires.
In conclusion, the Pathfinder AT is a very dependable all terrain tire. Although there are many tires in its category that outperform the Pathfinder, the real value in this tire is its price, which allows the budget motorist accessibility to a solid performing, good value for money product.
- Solid all round performer
- Good traction when the terrain is light
- Dependable highway performance
- Decent tread life
- Overall value
- Handling on Ice
- Performance in heavy off-road terrain
- Can become noisy at higher speeds on the highway
Vehicles that can use Pathfinder AT Tire
The AT in Pathfinder At stands for all terrain and this gives you a clue as to where the pathfinder does some of its best work. The tire is designed for SUVs and pickups. Below are a list of some of the popular vehicle choices for the Pathfinder AT:
- Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe
- Dodge Durango
- Ford Explorer, F-150
- GMC Sierra 1500
- Hummer HT3
- Jeep Commander, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler
- Nissan Frontier, Titan, X-Terra
- Ram 1500
- Toyota Highlander, FJ Cruiser, 4Runner
Note – This is not a full list of vehicles which are compatible with the Pathfinder AT
Sizes and Specs
The Pathfinder AT is available in several different sizes and specs:
- 31/10.50R15 109S C OWL
- 245/70R16 107T BSW
- 245/75R16 111T OWL
- 265/70R16 112T BSW
- LT265/75R16 123S E OWL
- LT235/80R17 120S E BSW
- 245/70R17 110T BSW
- LT265/70R17 121S E OWL
- 265/70 R17 115T OWL
- 255/70R18 113T BSW
- 265/70R18 116T BSW
- 275/55R20 117T XL BSW
- LT305/55R20 121S E BSW
This is one of the tires selling points. The Pathfinder AT starts at approximately $107 for a base model which is an incredibly reasonable price for decent performance. Occasionally you may also find discount offers, coupons and special prices on the tire which is retailer dependent.
The Pathfinder AT has a warranty of 55,000 miles on all non LT sizes. The uniformity of the tire is guaranteed for the first year or first 2/32 inch of tread wear. There is a 6 year materials and workmanship warranty which includes free replacement for the first 2/32 inch of wear. There is also a prorated amount given for the remaining time period or when the tires wear down to the final 2/32 inch of the tread depth.
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Pathfinder AT Tire Customer Review
DM says: “I have recently put these pathfinders on my dodge and can report they have performed well. Tread life hasn’t become an issue yet as I have only done around 5000 miles. My driving style is relatively relaxed and the light off-road experience that I have had in these tires has been good. I will be testing the tire more extensively in the near future when it comes to its off-road capabilities but so far, so good!”DM posted (4 / 5) review
Scott says: “I was out of town when my wife had a flat and she replaced all four of her tires with Pathfinder AT’s. This was initially done due to budget restraints, so far as to say I didn’t have high expectations when it came to these tires. I must say that they have done better than I thought they would. She has reported a smooth comfortable ride and 8,000 odd miles in the tread life appears to be intact. All in all a very good purchase!”Scott posted (4 / 5) review