2018 Nissan GT-R

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$99,990–$175,490 MSRP range
(5.0) 1 reviews
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Key Specs

of the 2018 Nissan GT‑R. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Neck-snapping launch control
  • Attractive interior design
  • Exceptional handling and acceleration
  • Usable backseat for adults
  • Suspension comfort in softest mode
  • Multimedia system usability

The Bad

  • Road noise
  • Highway tracking
  • Seating comfort up front
  • Acceleration lag

Notable Features of the 2018 Nissan GT-R

  • Apple CarPlay now standard
  • New lower-priced Pure trim level
  • 2+2 high-performance coupe
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Hand-built engine

2018 Nissan GT-R Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Nissan has a spot in the annals of all-time high-performance cars with its iconic GT-R. The current version is a supercar that features all-wheel drive and a standard 565-horsepower V-6 engine. It competes with the Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

New for 2018

A new lower-priced Pure trim level goes without a Bose stereo, noise-cancelling and sound-enhancing systems, and a titanium exhaust for a starting price that's around $10,000 less. The standard NissanConnect system, meanwhile, now incorporates Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity.


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
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Interior Design
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Comfort
(4.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Fastest Car I've Ever Tested

by lalm917 from Houston,TX on July 31, 2018

It was 10 am on a Thursday. I drove to the test track in my A6. Pretty average Thursday morning. Overcast. About 75 degrees. However, my day was about to be a lot more than average. Why? I was testing ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Nissan GT-R currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Nissan GT-R has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Nissan

Program Benefits

24 Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, Towing Assistance, Trip Interruption Benefits, 3-month free subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio on properly equipped vehicles, Complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ and 3-Year CARFAX® Buy Back Guarantee

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty from original in-service date; $50 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 167 point inspection and reconditioning.

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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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