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2014 Nissan GT-R Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2014 Nissan GT-R was new.


Interior: 7.9

Most test drivers agree that the 2014 Nissan GT-R's cabin falls short of the interiors in rivals from Porsche and Audi in terms of material quality. Critics note cheap, hard plastics and some creaks and vibrations over rough pavement. The GT-R's front seats earn reviewer praise for their comfort, and others like the GT-R's sharp display screen that shows pertinent performance data.

  • "Nissan put some polish on the interior, but it isn't close to a 911 or an Audi RS5 in terms of quality. Neither one of those cars are as fast, but they are nicer to be in." -- Jalopnik
  • "But there's also plenty of Altima-grade plastic sprayed throughout the interior, and the hard stuff squeaks and rattles with every wrinkle in the pavement. Nissan very smartly spiced things up with some real carbon fiber trim here and there, but the GT-R doesn't offer the kind of interior refinement you'd expect from something with a six-figure price tag." -- Autoblog
  • "The new premium interior, which pads the cabin with soft red leather, is very nice." -- The New York Times


The 2014 Nissan GT-R seats four, although the Track Edition trim does not come with a rear seat, so it only seats two. Leather upholstery, power-adjustable and heated front seats are standard. The Black Edition trim gets Recaro front bucket seats and the Track Edition gets unique, more supportive bucket seats. Reviewers say that the GT-R is easy to enter and exit, which they report isn't always the case with sports cars. The front seats are comfortable for long trips, test drivers write, and are supportive enough to hold occupants in place during spirited driving. Reviewers add that the rear seats are spacious enough for kids.

  • "Yes, the seats are a gift from the car gods, offering excellent bolstering and plenty of comfort for long hauls in the saddle, and yes, like the dash, they're swaddled in supple leather." -- Autoblog
  • "The seats are properly bolstered with no superfluous massage or cooling or any frivolity." -- Jalopnik
  • "The 2014 Nissan GT-R's highly stylized cockpit is cozy, yet the sport seats with nine inches of travel and a tilt/telescopic steering column help to accommodate all but NBA-sized drivers." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Getting in and out of the GT-R doesn't require any special skills or contorted positions, which is a difference that sets it apart from most high-performance, low-slung exotics. The rear seats (for the Premium and Black Editions) are much smaller and difficult to access, but they are adequate for child-size passengers and make the GT-R more family-friendly than the typical exotic." -- Edmunds

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2014 GT-R include an 11-speaker Bose stereo system, navigation with a 7-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, a USB iPod input, a rearview camera and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Test drivers focus most of their attention on the GT-R's digital display screen on the center stack, and write that it has a sharp, impressive-looking display that gives lots of performance-related information.

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  • "The user-friendly gauges are arrayed at a uniform height to help minimize the driver's head movement. The centerpiece of the GT-R's interior is a multifunction display that rests atop the center dash. The unit collects and stores data detailing your driving activities, which after a few hot laps around the track can be reviewed to see where you might improve." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "But where the materials fall short, the electronic wizardry picks up the slack. The 2014 Nissan GT-R is still using the same multi-function display that first debuted with the model when it launched. It hasn't gotten any less cool in that time. If, like me, you grew up playing the Gran Turismo franchise, you'll immediately recognize the type face. Nissan turned to Polyphony Digital to design the interface, and the display has several user-configurable displays good for serving up a veritable cornucopia of information." -- Autoblog
  • "The center display tells you absolutely everything you'd want to know about what's going on under the skin, with graphics by Polyphony Digital, the same people responsible for Gran Turismo." -- Jalopnik


The 2014 Nissan GT-R has 8.8 cubic feet of trunk space, which is decent compared with other trunks in the class. Reviewers are pleased with the size of the GT-R's trunk, noting that it seems fairly large and has sufficient space for cargo for a weekend trip.

  • "Trunk space is commendable for this type of car, and the deep well of storage can accommodate up to 8.8 cubic feet of cargo." -- Edmunds
  • "The GT-R's trunk is of reasonable size and should provide enough room for a weekend's worth of luggage." -- Consumer Guide (2012)
  • "Rated at just 8.8 cubic feet of cargo volume, the trunk sounds small, measuring about the same as a Camaro convertible I recently tested that had one of the tightest confines I've ever seen. But, in fact, the GT-R's cargo hold seems rather cavernous and deep." -- Cars.com (2012)

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