Nitto Terra Grappler G2 Review

The Terra Grappler G2 is Nitto’s next generation all-terrain tire, from a brand that’s built quite a reputation for off-road capability and durability.

PROS

  • Improved mileage life
  • Improved on-road performance
  • Great warranty

CONS

  • On-road wet weather traction could be better
  • Limited winter capability

A true all-terrain tire, the Terra Grappler G2 improves upon the original, in particular, when it comes to on-road manners.

Designed for true off-road use, and plenty capable when called upon to do so, it’s also built for daily drivability.  In part that means long life – something the Terra Grappler has thanks to an all-new tread compound that allows the tire to keep its aggressive all-terrain tread characteristics.

And to back up that claim, the Terra Grappler G2 is the first Nitto off-road tire to come equipped with a limited milage warranty, promising 50,000 miles on LT tires and 65,000 miles on P-metric tires.

Adding to the tire’s on-road manners, it’s now also quieter than ever thanks to a tread block arrangement that was carefully tuned to limit noise.

Turning to off-road performance, there are improvements here too. The sipes in the tire (which help it grip in off-road conditions) are now full depth, meaning the tire will maintain its grip over the full length of the tread (and also look good longer as well).

Looking near the outside of the tire, you’ll notice the tread blocks next to the tire’s shoulder are now a staggered size and design, further increasing the biting edges of the tire in loose earth, dirt and gravel. These blocks are also better integrated into the sidewall of the tire.

Unlike an increasing number of all-terrain tires, the Terra Grappler G2 is not certified for true winter use. As an AT tire it’s more capable in winter than a conventional all-season, but we’d recommend anyone living in a northern climate opt for some true winter tires.

In essence, the Terra Grappler G2 is a really impressive improvement over the original. Taking that tire’s excellent off-road capabilities and vastly improving its daily driving features (and backing it up with a warranty) we’d rank this as one of our favorite new all-terrain tires.

Nitto Terra Grappler G2 Price

With a vast array of sizes, the Nitto Terra Grappler G2 also spans the gamut when it comes to pricing, with smaller sizes staring at a very reasonable $150, while the larger 22-inch sizes can stretch north of $450 per tire. Retailers may sell for less.

Terra Grappler G2 Warranty

The Terra Grappler comes with an impressive 65,000 mile limited treadwear warranty on P-metric sizes and 50,000 miles on LT sizes.

A standard limited warranty applies to all Nitto tires. This covers a full replacement for tires that are determined to be defective within the first 25 percent of tread life. After that point, defective tires that are within 60 months from their original purchase date will be replaced on a pro-rated basis.

Nitto Terra Grappler G2 Sizes

17-inch tires

LT235/80R17
245/65R17
LT245/70R17
LT245/75R17
265/65R17
265/70R17
LT265/70R17
LT285/70R17
285/70R17
LT285/75R17
LT295/70R17
LT305/70R17
LT315/70R17
35×12.50R17LT
37×12.50R17LT

18-inch tires

255/55R18
265/60R18
LT265/65R18
265/65R18
265/70R18
LT265/70R18
LT275/65R18
275/65R18
LT275/70R18
LT285/60R18
285/60R18
LT285/65R18
LT285/75R18
LT295/70R18
305/60R18
LT305/65R18
LT325/60R18
LT325/65R18
35×12.50R18LT
37×12.50R18LT

20-inch tires

265/50R20
LT265/60R20
275/55R20
275/60R20
LT275/65R20
285/50R20
LT285/55R20
LT285/65R20
LT295/60R20
LT295/65R20
305/50R20
305/55R20
LT305/55R20
LT325/60R20
35×11.50R20LT
35×12.50R20LT
37×12.50R20LT

22-inch tires

285/45R22 114H XL
LT285/50R22 E 121/118R
LT285/55R22 E 124/121R
305/45R22 118S XL
LT325/50R22 E 122S