Nissan got back into the big truck business in 2003 and has been slowly improving its product offering since then. The fist-generation of the new Titan went mostly unchanged throughout its life cycle, while the second-generation, currently on sale, has received incremental updates.
We’ve detailed a list of our top tire choices for the best Nissan Titan tires based on on- and off-rod performance, as well as warranty and price.
Nissan Titan Tire Size
Below is a list of each current Nissan Titan trim level as well as the corresponding tire sizes available for that trim.
- Platinum 275/60/20
- Pro-4X 275/75/18
- S 265/70/18
- SL 275/60/20
- SV 265/70/18 or 275/60/20
What Tire is Best for a Nissan Titan?
Best Tire for Nissan Titan
Continental Terrain Contact HT
If you use your Titan mostly on-road then the Continental Terrain Contact HT is a stand-out choice. A highway terrain tire it’s designed to deliver a quiet and responsive highway ride for miles and miles, with some light off-roading capability.
Impressive braking capability in bth the dry and wet are highlights, as is the 70,000 mile warranty. The tread blocks are evenly spaced apart as well, to give some improved grip and extra biting edges when used off-road.
This tire also features Continentals Total Confidence warranty that includes a free roadside tire change or 150 mile tow during the first year if a tire is damaged due to a road hazard. Plus, Continental will replace that damaged tire for free during that period.
Plus, the price point for these tires is less than what you’ll pay for the other top performers.
Best Tire for Nissan Titan (alternative)
Bridgestone Dueler LTH
Priced slightly higher than the Continental Terrain Contact HT the Bridgestone Dueler LTH is a tire sold exclusively at Discount Tire. So if you are shopping there it’s worth considering.
The biggest reason it’s not our number one choice is the price, which is a bit on the high side. Overall performance, from braking capability to ride quality are up there with the best of the bunch. As is the 70,000 mile warranty.
Based on real owner reviews on Discount Tire, this tire comes extremely highly recommended by customers.
Best All-Terrain Tire for Nissan Titan
Nitto Terra Grappler G2
When you combine all the factors, from price, to grip to warranty, it’s hard to see how any other tire beats out the Nitto Terra Grappler G2.
Designed for impressive off-road grip, it also takes into account the fact that you probably spend the majority of your time on-road. To that end, it’s designed to deliver a quiet ride, but also solid on-road handling with connector bars between the shoulder treads and interior treads to give better cornering stability. Plus, the mesh of tread blocks in the center of the tire also serves to offer a large contact patch. Full-depth sipes in the tread blocks provide grip in wet or snowy conditions, mile after mile.
As for tire life, the Terra Grappler G2 is warrantied for 65,000 miles on p-metric sizes and 50,000 miles on LT sizes.
Best Budget All-Terrain Tire for Nissan Titan
If you’re looking for off-road grip on a budget, the Pathfinder AT offers a solid alternative. An excellently capable off-road tire, it combines big off-road lugs and plenty of void space between the treads to grab onto loose surfaces, or climb over rocks.
On-road performance in the dry and solid, although wet weather braking leaves something to be desired.
The 55,000 mile warranty is actually quite impressive for such an affordable all-terrain tire.
Best Budget Highway Terrain Tire for Nissan Titan
One of the most affordable options on the market for the Nissan Titan is the Pathfinder HT tire. This highway terrain tire is definitely more all-season than off-road focused, with pretty limited off-road grip, but that’s probably what you’re looking for anyway.
On-road comfort and noise levels are impressive, and overall braking performance in the wet and dry are above average.
Combine that with a 60,000 mile warranty and that very attractive price point and the Pathfinder HT makes for a sensible buy.
Best Commercial Truck Tire for Nissan Titan
Firestone Transforce HT2
If you’re hunting for a tire that can do hard work and shrug it off, the Firestone Transforce HT2 is an excellent pick that’s also quite affordable. It’s Load Range E rated for heavy payloads or towing, plus the tread compound is particularly durable to desist chips and rocks off-road or on the job site.
It’s a highway terrain tire, not an all-terrain tire, so don’t look for serious off-road grip. For light use, however, it won’t let you down.
Grip in the wet is solid and there’s more snow grip than most thanks to zig-zag siping on the tread blocks.
Civilized on-road, the Transforce HT2 offers light off-road grip and extremely impressive durability.
Cheapest Tire for Nissan Titan
Corsa Highway Terrain Plus
For those looking for new tires on the cheap, they don’t get any cheaper than the Corsa Highway Terrain Plus.
This highway terrain tire is definitely more on-road focused. In fact, we wouldn’t really recommend much off-roading for it a all. The wide center tread lugs offer decent highway stability, and large shoulder lugs help in cornering. As a result, on-road performance is surprisingly good for such a budget tire, although dry performance is far superior to wet grip.
The mileage warranty is just 40,000 miles, but for the price, that’s not a bad trade-off.
Best Winter Tire for Nissan Titan
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
It’s the winer tire we recommend more often than any other. The Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 is a fantastic (though pricey) option. The ultra-wide center tread section delivers amazing grip, and thanks to siping that runs in every direction, it offers impressive grip in every direction. It easily grabs the snow, ice or frozen road surfaces under braking, acceleration and under cornering.
We don’t just love the actual grip, but how sure-footed this tire makes any vehicle. With plentiful amount of siping it grips the snow with ease, while the wide tread gives you impressive stability in fresh powder or snow-packed roads.
Note: Not all versions of the Titan can fit the available selection of Blizzak DM-V2 tires. For those we recommend the Blizzak LT. Or opt for the LT model if you’re in need of some E-load rated tires.
What Tires Come on the Nissan Titan?
As expected, different Titan models come with different tires and that mostly depends on the size of wheel on the truck. Titan’s running 18-inch wheels get one of three tires: the General Grabber HTS, Toyo Open Country A26 or General Grabber APT. As for Titan models running 20-inch rims, they’re fitted with Goodyear Wrangler SR-A tires.
How Long do Nissan Titan Tires Last?
Nissan Titan models should run anywhere from 50,000 to 60,000 miles on a set of tires. The factory Goodyears rank on the lower end of the spectrum with a 50,000 mile tread life warranty while the General Grabber APT and HTS are both rated for 60,000 miles. The factory Toyos don’t come with an expected tread life from the manufacturer, but should fall within the 50,000 to 60,000 range.
Will All-Terrain Tires Affect The Ride Quality of My Nissan Titan?
In terms of actual ride comfort, you should not see any impact by switching to all-terrain tires. They do tend to have larger tread lugs, offering slightly worse on-road handling and more road noise. Some of the more aggressive options also come with reduced on-road grip in the wet. (As a general hint, tires with more circumferential grooves will generally do better in the wet).
For those who don’t need all-terrain tires, we often recommend Highway Terrain or HT tires. These still offer some off-road capability while retaining more on-road civility, not to mention a longer tread life.
How often should I rotate my Titan’s tires?
Actual tire rotation guides can be different if you have a rear-wheel drive or 4WD pickup, however, it’s generally a good idea to rotate your tires ever 5,000 to 7,000 miles. On rear-drive models, expect the front tires to wear more slowly, while 4WD models will wear more evenly.