7 BEST Grav Drives In Starfield: An In-Depth Guide

Make bigger jumps across Star Systems to reach planets while carrying more cargo using the best Grav Drive in Starfield.

The list of best Grav Drives in Starfield is huge, and the location and prices for the Grav Drive ship parts may vary depending upon their class. Additionally, some high-tier Grav Drives also require you to invest in the Starship Design skill, without which you cannot attach these parts to your ship. You must also obtain a Class C ship to use the best Grav Drives.

Key Takeaways
  • There are approximately 40 Grav Drives in Starfield, divided into three classes.
  • The best Grav Drives in Starfield consist mostly of the Class C modules in this category.
  • The advantage of using the Class C Grav Drives is that you’ll obtain the maximum jump thrust needed for space travel.
  • The disadvantage of using these is that you’ll need a Class C ship and a rank 3/4 in the Starship Design skill to equip these parts.
  • In my experience, the J-52 Gamma was the best choice near the end, and it allowed me to explore most of the Star Systems.
Important: Most of the best Grav Drives can only be equipped when you own a Class C ship and increase rank in specific skills like the Starship Design.

The Best Grav Drives In Starfield

Here is the list of the best Grav Drives with their jump thrust stat and price;

Grav DrivesJump ThrustHealthStarship Design Skill RankPrice (Credits)
J-52 Gamma50308Rank 4112,290
Apollo GV30050288Rank 4100,225
SGD 330045275Rank 474,575
J-51 Gamma45261Rank 368,685
Apollo GV20045241Rank 361,845
NG34045147Rank 354,435
SGD 320038230Rank 342,560

1. J-52 Gamma

Grav Drive J-52 Gamma
Class C
Jump Thrust 50
Health 308

The J-52 Gamma Grav Drive is undoubtedly the best Grav Drive and is a C-Rank ship part. It offers the highest jump thrust stat. It basically translates to traveling easily to the farthest Star Systems while carrying the most load in your ship. You must invest in the Starship Design skill and increase it to rank 4 before using the ship part.

  • You can purchase it from Ship Technicians throughout major cities, including New Atlantis, Akila City, and Neon.
  • The price of this module is 112,290 Credits, which is pretty expensive but definitely worth it.

2. Apollo GV300

Grav Drive Apollo GV300
Class C
Jump Thrust 50
Health 288

It is another Grav Drive with the same amount of jump thrust as the J-52 Gamma Grav Drive. Even though it offers the same speed while traveling, there are still some cutbacks made in terms of the health of this ship part. It has less health when compared to the J-52 Gamma and can malfunction earlier with damage. However, it is also cheaper to purchase, and the rank 4 in Starship Design skill is also needed here.

  • It can be bought from Ship Technicians in Starfield at the price of 100,225 Credits.

3. SGD 3300

Grav Drive SGD 3300
Class C
Jump Thrust 45
Health 275

The SGD 3300 Grav Drvie probably has the next-best jump thrust stats and health, which are slightly lower than the Apollo GV300. These drawbacks also mean that you can get this ship part for a considerably cheaper price when compared with the top two.

If you’re trying to save some credits, you should definitely go for the SGD 3300, as it has balanced stats overall and will work fine, even for the late game. The Starship Design rank requirement is still 4 for the SGD 3300.

  • The price of SGD 3300 Grav Drive in Starfield is 74,575 Credits.

4. J-51 Gamma 

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J-51 Gamma In Starfield
Grav Drive J-51 Gamma
Class C
Jump Thrust 45
Health 261

This Grav Drive comes with the same jump thrust as the SGD 3300, but there’s a catch. It can still help you make big jumps through Star Systems and is much more cost-efficient, but it has lower health than even the SGD 3300. However, the J-51 Gamma Grav Drive is probably the best Grav Drive you can use at rank 3 of Starship Design skill. So when you can’t equip the rank 4 Grav Drives, the J-51 Gamma is your best bet.

  • You can purchase it from a Ship Technician for 68,685 Credits.

5. Apollo GV200

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Apollo GV200 In Starfield
Grav Drive Apollo GV200
Class C
Jump Thrust 45
Health 241

The Apollo GV200 is essentially a Starship Design skill rank 3 variant of the Apollo GV300. As such, it offers lower jump thrust than the high-tier variant, but the cutback in that stat is not quite large. The major drawback happens in the health of this component, which is not great.

If you decide to use the Apollo GV200, then make sure to protect it during space battles since it is not that sturdy. However, it will still help you travel to distant Star Systems and requires a Starship Design skill rank 3.

  • It can be purchased from a Ship Technician at the price of 61,845 Credits.

6. NG340

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NG340 In Starfield
Grav Drive NG340
Class C
Jump Thrust 45
Health 147

If you’re looking for a similar jump thrust performance to the Apollo GV200 at a slightly lower price point, look no further than the NG340 Grav Drive in Starfield. It is cheaper and provides the same jump thrust, so you won’t miss out on space travel.

However, the health of this part is considerably low, and it is extremely fragile. It is almost 50% less than the top 5 Grav Drives. Travel with caution when you have the NG340 equipped as your Grav Drive. The Starship Design skill rank 3 is needed to use the part.

  • You can purchase it from Ship Technicians for a price of 54,435 Credits.

7. SGD 3200

Grav Drive SGD 3200
Class C
Jump Thrust 38
Health 230

This Grav Drive has slightly worse jump thrust capabilities when compared to the NG340. But it boasts a much higher defense and can take much more damage before malfunctioning. You can also purchase it for less than the NG340, and it also requires you to rank 3 in the Starship Design skill.

It all depends on whether you prefer a faster but weaker Grav Drive or a slightly slower but stronger Grav Drive. If you prefer the latter, then purchase the SGD 3200.

  • The price of the SGD 3200 Grav Drive at a Ship Technician is 42,560 Credits.

This concludes my guide on the best Grav Drive in Starfield, which includes a list of these modules with their price and location mentioned in detail. I hope that the guide was helpful in creating the ultimate ship that allowed you to explore the distant planets in the various Star Systems. Let me know what you think about Bethesda’s Latest RPG set in space in the comments below!


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