2018 Nissan GT-R Review
Pros & Cons
- Excellent acceleration, handling and braking
- Easy to drive for maximum performance
- Lurchy and noisy powertrain, particularly at low speeds
- Stiff suspension and an abundance of road noise
- Vestigial rear seats
List Price Estimate
$77,751 - $89,866
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Which GT-R does Edmunds recommend?
For our money, it's the new Pure model. You get the same mechanical and performance content as the Premium without the fluff of electronic sound control and a heavy audio system. Though you lose the titanium exhaust, the cost savings can help pay for track days and tires.
Edmunds' Expert Review
Thanks to its potent turbocharged V6 and all-wheel drive, the Nissan GT-R accelerates with uncommon ferocity. An adaptive suspension system and performance-oriented stability control add to its otherworldly handling characteristics.
The GT-R lacks a level of quietness and refinement found in most of the sports cars it competes against.
The GT-R's cockpit includes some high-tech features along with many controls that are found in other Nissan vehicles. Fortunately, there's enough distinction to set it apart from, say, a typical Altima. But perhaps there's not enough separation for a $100,000 car.
The 8.8-cubic-foot trunk is enough for everyday cargo needs, but the narrow opening and tall liftover height make it ill-suited for bulkier items. Interior storage is also limited, with medium-size cupholders, small bins and door pockets.
For 2018, all GT-Rs get an upgraded infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay. The 8-inch display also shows performance data on screens designed by Polyphony, the creators of the "Gran Turismo" racing simulation.
|Overall||7.6 / 10|
Features & Specs
Our experts like the GT-R models:
- Seat Belt Pre-tensioner
- Prevents excessive passenger movement upon collision by locking and taking up slack on the seat belt.
- Connects drivers with their car through their smartphone for roadside assistance and crash notification and emergency calling.
- Rearview Monitor
- Helps drivers see what's behind them when backing up through the use of a camera mounted to the rear of the car.