Nitto Tire Reviews

Updated 8/14/2021

The Nitto tire brand is owned by Toyo Tire, a relatively small Japanese brand that specializes in truck and high performance tires. Most of their manufacturing centers are in Asia, but Toyo opened a factory in Georgia (U.S.) around 2004 to serve North America. It employs over 1,000 people as of 2015.

Ultra High Performance All-Season

Nitto Motivo
4.4 out of 5 based on 35 user ratings as of 10/29/18.

The Nitto Motivo is backed by a class leading mileage warranty of 60,000 miles, which is very unusual for UHP tires that have a W- or Y-speed rating. According to Nitto, they have rated the UTQG treadwear rating as 560 AA, which they say is made possible by using silica and a special binding agent.

We are intrigued by what could be a long-lasting UHP A/S tire. The reviews are very positive, but not for light or heavy snow usage. They are currently made for rim sizes between 17" - 20", and are made in the U.S.

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Max and Ultra High Performance Summer

Nitto NT555
4.5 out of 5 based on 69 user ratings as of 1/15/17.

The NT555 is a sticky, directional tire for maximizing street traction. It is pricey, like others in this category, but has glowing reviews from sports and muscle car drivers. Nitto also makes a NT555R variant, which is made for mounting on the rear for drag racing.

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All-Terrain (A/T)

Nitto Terra Grappler
4.6 out of 5 based on 500 user ratings as of 8/14/21.

Nittos are known as a dependable tire brand on truck websites and forums. The Terra Grapplers are a rugged, capable A/T tire - the 4.6 out of 5 average rating from over 400 drivers definitely inspires confidence. You may want to compare these against our favorite, the General Grabber AT2, which has a 4.8 rating from over 450 drivers.


  • Staggered shoulder lugs provide strong and reliable traction on sandy and rocky terrain
  • Angled lateral voids channel away water in wet conditions and provide stability on dry roads
  • Coupling joints connect lugs, reducing tread flex and providing high-speed stability
  • High-density siping resists hydroplaning and improves traction in wet and snowy conditions
  • Circumferential voids help the tire maintain straight-line traction
  • Two sidewall designs on each tire, so you can choose solid outlined lettering or striped lettering

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Nitto Ridge Grappler
4.6 out of 5 based on 839 user ratings as of 8/14/21.

These are probably one of Nitto's best rated tires, with high marks across the board except in the heavy snow category. Many reviewers report that it is a quiet tire as far as A/T tires go.


  • Staggered shoulder lugs deliver strong off-road grip
  • Shoulder grooves help clear mud from the tread, keeping grip strong
  • Variable pitch tread pattern for a smooth, quiet ride on-road
  • Two sidewall patterns – a traditional pattern on one side and a block design on the other
  • Stone ejectors push rocks out of the tread, preventing damage
  • Lateral Z tread grooves and step block edges bite into terrain for powerful traction

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Highway Terrain (HT) Truck Tires

Nitto Dura Grappler
4.6 out of 5 based on 126 user ratings as of 10/29/18.

The Dura Grappler is a long lasting HT tire for pick-ups and work trucks. Reviews are very good with owners reporting good treadwear and a quiet ride.


  • Multi-rib tread pattern reduces wear and excessive heat build-up for improved treadlife
  • Dura-Belt ® 3 Steel Belted Technology reinforces and stabilizes the tire and tread
  • Waved sipes promote traction in wet conditions
  • Wide circumferential grooves evacuate water from the tread, improving wet and snow traction
  • Two sidewall designs on each tire, so you can choose a traditional design or a metal fin design

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Snow / Winter Tires

Nitto NT-SN2
4.6 out of 5 based on 293 user ratings as of 10/27/18.

While Nitto is not exactly a household name in most circles, it turns out that they make a decent snow tire. The NT-SN2 has an excellent 4.6 out of 5 average rating from over 250 drivers.

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Nitto NT90W
4.2 out of 5 based on 17 user ratings as of 10/30/18.

The NT90W is touted as an eco-friendly snow tire, which uses of all materials, crushed walnut shells and bamboo charcoal! Reviewers like its snow traction, but at least a couple reviewers warn against poor rain traction.

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