2019 Nissan GT-R

Interior


MSRP
$99,990
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2019 Nissan GT-R Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 5.7

The 2019 Nissan GT-R is reasonably attractive inside, but its driver-focused style and materials quality leave it a clear step behind most luxury sports cars. The front seats have a decent amount of room, but they're not that comfortable, and the rear seats are basically unusable. The NissanConnect infotainment system is user-friendly, though it's not as modern as many rival systems. Additionally, several other cars in the class offer more driver assistance technology.

  • "Despite a few uninspiring plastic bits hiding out among the luxury trimmings, the GT-R cabin presents well–and offers decent front-seat head- and legroom for a high-end sports car." -- Consumer Guide (2017)
  • The optional lavish interior is a big plus but requires big money, and even then it doesn't give you quite the comprehensive luxury experience provided by the Mercedes or Porsche." -- Cars.com (2017)
  • "Nobody will mistake the 2017 Nissan GT-R for a luxury car, but this performance-oriented interior isn't without its charms." -- Kelley Blue Book (2017)

Seating

The GT-R seats four and comes standard with power-adjustable, heated, and leather-appointed front seats with synthetic suede inserts. Select trims come with leather-appointed front seats built by Recaro.

The front seats have a decent amount of head- and legroom as long as you're not incredibly tall, but you may find them unsupportive and uncomfortable. The story is much the same with the rear seats, but they don't provide much room. Basically, the back seats are decorative.

For attaching child safety seats, both rear seats have a full set of lower and upper anchors. It's best to use the rears seats and the LATCH hardware only once in a blue moon, however. All of the hardware is challenging to access, which makes it difficult to clip in a seat. The back seat's tight dimensions also rule out the use of rear-facing seats and make it difficult for anyone larger than a small child to get comfortable.

  • "The cockpit and seats are snug, especially in the Nismo trim. The rear seats are little more than padded storage shelves with seatbelts, which is nice since the GT-R's trunk is also on the small side." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • Any discussion of passenger room is really confined to the front seat because even sub-6-footers will need enough seat travel to basically evaporate rear-seat legroom. At least those front-seat denizens will enjoy acceptable leg- and headroom. Despite the low, sloping roof, there's still pretty good over-the-shoulder vision for the driver." -- Consumer Guide (2017)
  • "Those seats, though, are my biggest pain. Literally. For the life of me, I couldn't get comfortable in these contraptions, which Nissan claims to have redesigned to provide more comfort. Instead I felt like I was sitting up against a softball. (I'm 6 feet tall and 170 pounds.) There's no lumbar or bolster adjustment, so you either fit or you don't. I felt like I was sitting on top of the GT-R's seat rather than being hugged by it, like I do in the seats of comparable sports cars." -- Cars.com (2017)

Interior Features

Standard features in the GT-R include dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and the NissanConnect infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, a six-speaker audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, hands-free text messaging, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. An 11-speaker Bose audio system is available.

The NissanConnect system works well, and there are physical knobs and buttons in addition to the touch screen. However, this system feels a little outdated compared to rival systems, many of which have larger screens and more recently updated interfaces. Some also incorporate additional features, such as Android Auto. Speaking of other features, several competitors offer more advanced safety features than the GT-R.

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  • The 2019 GT-R's interior is functional by sports-car standards, but it is beginning to show its age. Unlike newer performance cars with big touch-screen displays and configurable instrument clusters, the GT-R retains a standard analog gauge package and small 8-inch touch screen, the latter used to display just about any data point a driving enthusiast might desire." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "An all-new, massive 8-inch multimedia screen is a highlight of the interior redesign, with easy-to-read graphics and intuitive control of media players and radio sources. … The rest of the media and climate controls are simplified, reducing the number of buttons and switches from 27 to 11. Presets and sound sources are now handled via the touchscreen." -- Cars.com (2017)
  • "At first glance, the 2017 Nissan GT-R's interior doesn't look much different from previous years, but there are some distinct improvements. There are far fewer switches and buttons now, with many replaced by a knob on the center console that controls infotainment functions." -- Edmunds (2017)

Cargo

The GT-R provides 8.8 cubic feet of trunk space, which is a typical amount for the class. The trunk is reasonably deep, but the narrow opening makes it hard to fit in large items, and the high liftover height doesn't make it any easier.

  • The trunk is deep, but the high liftover height and narrow opening hamper loading." -- Edmunds (2017)
  • Trunk space is not bad for a car of this size and type but it's hardly voluminous. The hatchlike trunklid has a very high liftover, but the lid itself opens to full vertical to ease the requisite drop-in loading. Rear seats do not fold, so pack light." -- Consumer Guide (2017)
  • The 8.8 cubic feet of cargo space is actually quite usable – nearly double what's available in the 911's 5.1-cubic-foot front trunk. We easily fit two medium-sized golf bags in the GT-R's trunk. Both cars' backseats can be used for storage, but only the 911's backrests fold flat to provide a flat surface. The GT-R's are fixed, and both the leather and the high center console would be vulnerable to damage from some types of cargo." -- Cars.com (2017)
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