(4.5) 32 reviews
MSRP: $17,760$112,852
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 18
Engine: 480-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2009 Nissan GT-R

Our Take on the 2009 Nissan GT-R

Our Take

The Nissan GT-R is the latest model that will come to the U.S. after years of being sold overseas and dangled in front of drooling American car fans. We were similarly taunted for a long time by street-legal versions of Mitsubishi's and Subaru's World Rally Championship cars. They final... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Some interior materials
  • No conventional stick shift

Notable Features

  • Long-awaited import
  • Claimed 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds
  • 480-hp twin-turbo V-6
  • Six-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Antilock Brembo disc brakes


Our Expert Reviews

The legend is real. The 2009 Nissan GT-R, the car known to many as the Nissan Skyline in Japan, can run as fast as the fastest Porsche. It handles as well as the most agile Lamborghini. It does all of those things at a relative fraction of the cost of its putative betters. It is a performance car supreme. And it is frustration of the most excruciating sort. For me, the only thing that came clos... Read full review for the 2009 Nissan GT R

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Consumer Reviews


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World Class Performance, not a daily driver

by stikya from Kansas City, MO on February 22, 2010

The Nissan GT-R (a.k.a. Skyline) has long been a dream car of mine. When I found out they were finally releasing one to the US, I started saving. I had the car for almost a year. Tuned w/ a Cobb Acces... Read Full Review

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A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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