Used 2018 Nissan GT-R Pure Coupe Review
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2018 Nissan GT-R Pure Coupe
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
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.
Full Edmunds Review: 2018 Nissan GT-R Coupe
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.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2018 Nissan GT-R in Virginia is:$131.83 per month*