Nitto Terra Grappler G2 Review

The Nitto Terra Grappler G2 is easy on the eyes and goes hard on performance. When it comes to upgraded 4x4 capabilities and striking good looks, this Nitto all-terrain tire delivers.
Nitto Terra Grappler G2

Your 4x4 truck or SUV is equipped with tires from the factory that are perfectly suited to its design, performance, and purpose. Or so the story goes. But 4x4 enthusiasts know that OE (Original Equipment) tires often leave much to be desired and are seldom able to meet more challenging enthusiast requirements, especially when it comes to off-road traction and durability.

That’s where the Nitto Terra Grappler G2 comes in. The Terra Grappler G2 is one of our most popular and top-rated all-terrain tires, and it’s no surprise since Nitto is renowned for capable off-road tires. The Terra Grappler delivers legitimate off-road capability, daily drive friendliness along with major style points.

Here are a few things we love about the Nitto Terra Grappler G2:

Built to achieve off-road performance and durability

That’s the thing about factory/OE 4x4 tires; most just aren’t up for legitimate off-road challenge and adventure.

The Terra Grappler G2 corrects that OE tire weakness by integrating legitimate mud-terrain tire features, starting with an aggressive, off-road inspired tread design built for clawing through tough conditions. Tread depths up to 17.5/32" (varies by tire size and spec) further bolster off-road efforts.

Aggressive tread

Staggered shoulder lugs contribute additional biting edges in tough off-road conditions.

Shoulder lugs

The Terra Grappler G2’s robust construction is a boon to off-road durability and also contributes to excellent hauling and towing capacities. Beneath the tread surface, many Terra Grappler G2 sizes are constructed to an “E” (10 ply) load rating. That means maximum sidewall strength and superior puncture resistance as well.

“The Terra Grappler G2 is Nitto’s next generation all-terrain light truck tire specifically designed to meet your everyday on- and off-road adventures. Whether you’re commuting to work, towing a trailer or headed up to your favorite mountain trail; the balanced off-road and on-road performance of the Terra Grappler G2 will get you to your destination.” -

Whatever your 4x4’s tire size, it’s likely that you’ll be meeting or exceeding your OE tire’s load ratings with the Terra Grappler G2.

The Nitto Terra Grappler G2 is good for daily driving

The Terra Grappler G2 was designed to deliver a performance balance: more than enough aggressive off-road features and traction for a reasonable adventure, but not at the expense of daily drive comfort or traction on-road.

This is how the Terra Grappler G2 is distinguished from some of the more dedicated off-road options from Nitto, like the Trail Grappler M/T (Mud-Terrain).

Variable pitch tread blocks are computer analyzed, and specifically designed to reduce tire noise at highway speeds.

Pitch tread blocks

Full-depth sipes contribute to traction in wet, icy, or snowy conditions, and because they are "full-depth" they stay functional and effective as the tire tread wears.

Full-depth sipes
The Terra Grappler G2 has a 50,000- to 65,000-mile treadwear warranty

The Terra Grappler G2 has a 50,000- to 65,000-mile treadwear warranty

Speaking of long wear and on-road mileage, the Terra Grappler G2 is engineered to accumulate plenty of miles over its lifespan. Coupling joints that create tread block rigidity contribute to even wear across the tire tread, and work against the likelihood of a premature tire expiration due to uneven wear.

Nitto warranties the Terra Grappler for 50,000 (LT-Metric & Flotation sizes) or 65,000 miles (Hard Metric sizes).

"Terra Grappler G2 features a brand new compound new to Nitto’s Grappler line of products. Through the introduction of new materials, Nitto was able to maintain the versatile all-terrain compound while increasing the longevity of the treadwear. For the first time Nitto is backing an all-terrain product with a limited treadwear warranty which covers 50,000 miles for LT-metric and flotation sizes, and 65,000 miles for hard metric sizes." -

Dual sidewall designs

Choose your sidewall design

Customize your look by choosing your sidewall design. Options are the “thunderbolt” or “blade.” You can’t miss with either.

Can’t decide? Alternate sidewall designs on each side of your 4x4. The non-directional tread design means that either sidewall can be selected.

Blade design shown
“Blade” design shown

The non-directional tread and dual sidewall designs aren’t just an advantage in the style department. This tread design also means that you’ll be able to maximize tire treadlife with optimum tire rotation options. Tires can be rotated and/or flipped at all four corners to even wear and extend tire life.

In combination with the coupling joints feature and full-depth sipes, it’s a recipe for outstanding mileage potential.

68 sizes from 17 inches to a whopping 24 inches

It’s likely the Terra Grappler G2 is an OE fit for your 4x4 and will save you the need to source an additional set of wheels. Unless, of course, a wheel upgrade is part of the master plan. If so, we can assist in that department, too

Wheel upgrade

Buy Nitto Terra Grappler G2 tires today and get fast and free delivery. We’ll deliver them free to your doorstep, or a preferred installer – typically in 1-2 days.

Have a question about the Nitto Terra Grappler G2, or want to discuss if it’s the perfect fit for your 4x4? You’re talking our language. Give us a call at (866)-961-8668.

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