2013 Nissan GT-R

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Key Specs

of the 2013 Nissan GT‑R. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Distinctive looks
  • Power specs
  • Standard adaptive suspension
  • Four-season potential

The Bad

  • Some interior materials
  • No conventional stick shift

Notable Features of the 2013 Nissan GT-R

  • Zero to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds
  • More powerful twin-turbo V-6
  • Newly standard backup camera
  • Six-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Brembo disc brakes

2013 Nissan GT-R Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The GT-R is a racetrack-bred sports car with four seats. Rivals include the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, but unlike that car, the GT-R has all-wheel drive.
New for 2013
Nissan continues to increase the output of the GT-R's engine; for 2013, it's rated at 545 horsepower and 463 pounds-feet of torque, an increase of 15 hp and 15 pounds-feet of torque. Other changes include a newly standard backup camera and revised suspension tuning. The Black Edition gains a handmade carbon fiber rear spoiler.
Exterior
Unlikely to be mistaken for any other car, the audacious-looking GT-R is shaped to cheat the wind, route cooling air where it's needed and maintain aerodynamic downforce in the front and rear. Exterior features include:

  • Lightweight 20-inch wheels
  • Steel, aluminum and carbon fiber construction to save weight and help handling balance
  • "Super wide beam" headlights

Interior
The GT-R has the driver-oriented cockpit expected of a performance car, with a large tachometer front and center. The seats hug their occupants tightly — a necessity on the track — but the floor space is unrestrictive. Technically a four-seater, the GT-R could handle two adults in front and two kids in back. Nissan says the trunk can accommodate two golf bags or suitcases. Interior features include:

  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Multifunction display records data such as mileage, cornering force and acceleration
  • Ste...
Vehicle Overview

The GT-R is a racetrack-bred sports car with four seats. Rivals include the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, but unlike that car, the GT-R has all-wheel drive.
New for 2013
Nissan continues to increase the output of the GT-R's engine; for 2013, it's rated at 545 horsepower and 463 pounds-feet of torque, an increase of 15 hp and 15 pounds-feet of torque. Other changes include a newly standard backup camera and revised suspension tuning. The Black Edition gains a handmade carbon fiber rear spoiler.
Exterior
Unlikely to be mistaken for any other car, the audacious-looking GT-R is shaped to cheat the wind, route cooling air where it's needed and maintain aerodynamic downforce in the front and rear. Exterior features include:

  • Lightweight 20-inch wheels
  • Steel, aluminum and carbon fiber construction to save weight and help handling balance
  • "Super wide beam" headlights

Interior
The GT-R has the driver-oriented cockpit expected of a performance car, with a large tachometer front and center. The seats hug their occupants tightly — a necessity on the track — but the floor space is unrestrictive. Technically a four-seater, the GT-R could handle two adults in front and two kids in back. Nissan says the trunk can accommodate two golf bags or suitcases. Interior features include:

  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Multifunction display records data such as mileage, cornering force and acceleration
  • Steering-column paddles for manual shifting
  • Bose stereo

Under the Hood
The twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 produces 545 hp and 463 pounds-feet of torque. Mechanical features include:

  • Rear-mounted six-speed transmission with auto and manual modes
  • Rear-biased all-wheel drive
  • Summer performance tires standard; all-season tires available

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Front side curtain airbags
  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Electronic stability system

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.0)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Great performance vehicle

by Sebastian from Woodland hills california on July 14, 2018

This is an amzing car its alot of fun especially driving it on the track definitely one of my favorit cars i own to this day. Read full review

(5.0)

Best performance, best looking and simply amazing

by Greg from Sun valley on July 11, 2018

This car is everything I?ve been dreaming of and it met every single goal. Nothing more I could ask for besides customizing it my way. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Nissan GT-R currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 Nissan GT-R has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Nissan
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    84 months/100,000 miles from original new-car in-service date

  • Powertrain warranty

    84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The GT-R received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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