Nitto NT 420S Tire Review & Rating

If you’re searching for a high performance tire for your sport truck or SUV, then the Nitto NT 420S may well suit your needs. Developed to perform on dry or wet road surfaces, the 420S offers a combination of superb traction and grip in the corners to go with a longer lasting treadlife and attractive looks.

The silica enhanced tread compound and asymmetric tread design, which was specially designed by an artist, features larger outside shoulder blocks around the tread that increase dry traction and create added cornering performance. Many drivers have mentioned the cornering power this tire provides on the street.

Nitto NT 420S Tire Review

Wet handling and traction are enhanced through the tire’s inner shoulder channels and unique swoosh-groove tread design. They evacuate water away from the tread, which reduces the risk of hydroplaning and adds more confidence behind the wheel in wet road conditions.

Inside the tire you will find twin steel belts that are reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon for added strength and durability. They also increase treadlife by promoting more even wear. A longer treadlife is another area that many drivers have stated you can expect on this tire. Nitto has made the 420S available in both H and V speed ratings.


  • Exceptional cornering grip and overall handling
  • Traction on dry, wet and light snow is very good
  • Ride is comfortable and quiet for a performance tire
  • Long wearing treadlife


  • A little road noise as tires wear down

Overall Thoughts

Simply stated, if we were going to put a set of high performance street and highway tires on our SUV or pickup, the Nitto 420S would be one of our top choices. The grip and performance with these tires is outstanding. Steering response is quick and crisp. You feel very much in control at any speed. In addition, the ride comfort is above average for a tire like this.

Some have mentioned a bit of noise as the tire wears down, but that can be expected and is not a big issue. Treadlife is very good with this tire, and we’ve heard from other drivers getting 50K-60K miles from this model. Overall, if you’re looking for a UHP tire for larger wheel fitments, this Nitto 420S is a solid choice.

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What Vehicles Will The Nitto 420S Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Acura MDX
  • Buick Enclave
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Chevrolet Tahoe, Silverado, Trailblazer, Avalanche
  • Dodge Ram, Durango, Dakota
  • Ford Explorer, F-150, Expedition
  • GMC Yukon, Sierra
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Infiniti FX35, FX45
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Mazda CX-7
  • Mercedes Benz R350, ML350
  • Mercury Mountaineer
  • Nissan Titan, Murano, Armada, Pathfinder
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Toyota Sequoia, Tundra, Sienna, 4Runner

Tire Sizes


275/60R-17 110V B


235/55R-18 104V XL B
255/50R18XL 106V BLK
255/55R-18 109V XL B


255/50R19XL 107V BLK
255/55R19XL 111V BLK
275/55R19 111V BLK


245/45R-20 103V XL B
255/40R-20 XL 101V B
255/45R-20 XL 105V B
255/50R-20 109V XL B
265/50R-20 111V XL B
275/55R-20 117H XL B
285/40R-20 108V XL B
285/50R-20 116H XL B
305/50R-20 120H XL B


265/35R-22 102V XL B
265/40R-22 XL 106V B
275/40R-22 XL 108V B
275/45R-22 XL 112H B
285/35R-22 106W XL B
285/40R-22 110V XL B
285/45R-22 XL 114H B
295/30R-22 XL 103V B
305/40R-22 114H XL B
305/45R-22 118H XL B


305/40R-23 115H XL B


285/30R-24 XL 103V B
285/35R-24 XL 108V B
295/35R-24 XL 110H B
305/35R-24 112H XL B

Price Range

Prices on the 420S range from approximately $141 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Materials and workmanship are warranted for a period of 5 years. It includes free tire replacement for the first 25% of tread depth, followed by a prorated amount down to the last 2/32 inch of useable tread depth.

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