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2019 Nissan GT-R review

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Pros

  • Astonishing acceleration from twin-turbo V6 engine
  • Easy-to-drive performance car
  • Surprisingly comfortable ride quality

Cons

  • Powertrain is unpleasantly noisy
  • Infotainment touchscreen looks dated
  • Seats could use more adjustability

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 22 highway, 18 combined

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The 2019 Nissan GT-R is a friendly monster

Where a lot of high-end sports cars have reputations for being challenging to drive quickly, the 2019 Nissan GT-R makes supercar performance accessible. Depending on the trim, it also has a surprisingly comfortable ride. And while it’s been 10 years since this version of the GT-R was introduced, the GT-R has been updated enough that it at least doesn’t feel totally out of place compared to its competitors.

Still, the GT-R lacks newer tech like driver aids, and it doesn’t quite balance everyday drivability and bleeding-edge performance as well as competitors like the Porsche 911. What it does do is make up to 600 horsepower from its turbocharged V6 engine, although that power comes with an excess of noise and some jerky performance in traffic. There are places where the 2019 GT-R is showing its age, but performance isn’t one of them.

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2019 Nissan GT-R trims

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Pure:

  • 565-hp, 467-lb-ft of torque 3.8L
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control

Premium:

  • Includes all features available on the Pure
  • BOSE Sound System

Track Edition:

  • Includes all features available on the Premium
  • Leather Seats

Nismo:

  • Includes all features available on the Track Edition
  • 600-hp, 481-lb-ft of torque 3.8L

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What We Like

Acceleration: The GT-R Nismo churns out 600 horsepower, which is pretty incredible in any crowd. In Edmunds' testing, the base 565-horsepower V6 took the GT-R from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds. The GT-R’s explosive acceleration is a hallmark of this all-wheel-drive beast.

Handling: Thanks to a very smart all-wheel-drive system, razor-sharp response, and ample grip, the GT-R’s performance is more approachable and accessible than some other supercar-quick vehicles.

Ride: Opt for the Pure or Premium trim and the GT-R’s adaptive suspension will soak up bumps, especially in Comfort mode. It’s still firm, but some competitors can feel harsh and jittery on rough roads. 

What Needs Improvement

Dated technology: While Nissan has updated the GT-R over the years, it still lacks driver aids and doesn’t offer Android Auto. (The GT-R does have Apple CarPlay®.) Add in the clunky infotainment graphics, and the GT-R definitely doesn’t feel as fresh as many other 2019 performance cars.

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Nissan GT-R features and specs

Pure 4WD/AWD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Run Flat Tires

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

3.8L

Horsepower

565

Torque (ft-lbs)

467

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

19.5

Wheelbase

109.4"

Overall length

185.4"

Width

74.6"

Height

53.9"

Leg room

F 44.6"/R 26.4"

Head room

F 38.1"/R 33.5"

Front tires

P255/40ZR20

Rear tires

P285/35ZR20

Seating capacity

4

Transmission

Automatic

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