2017 Nissan GT-R

Starting MSRP: $109,990 - $174,990

Estimated MPG: 16 city / 22 hwy

2017 Nissan GT-R Review

Certain high-performance cars can be a bit much for newer drivers to handle. The 2017 Nissan GT-R presents a more manageable alternative that's every bit as exciting as the other top picks in this segment. Exhibiting sharp reflexes and quick acceleration, the GT-R is a surefire thrill machine for driving enthusiasts in search of a rush.

By Warren Clarke
Last Updated 07/26/2017

The 2017 Nissan GT-R is a high-performance sports coupe that seats four, and it's sold in Premium and limited-edition Nismo trims. All-wheel drive is standard, and all models are governed by a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

For 2017, the Nissan GT-R benefits from some notable upgrades. Its sheet metal has been revised, and the car gets a new V-motion grille. The cabin gets enhancements that include a new instrument panel and a new center dashboard layout. The previous 7-inch monitor has been replaced with an 8-inch version. The GT-R's transmission has been refined, and the engine gets an output boost of 20 horsepower and 4 pound-feet of torque.

Exterior

Exterior

Like a finely cut diamond, the GT-R's sheet metal is notable for its keen, faceted appearance. The sculpted hood is attractively angled and chiseled, and it overlooks a tall open-mouth grille and standard LED headlights. Twenty-inch alloy wheels help keep the car in touch with the pavement. Four-ring LED taillights cast their glow over the rear fascia.

The list of standard exterior features includes LED daytime running lights, flush-mounted aluminum door handles, titanium exhaust and dual power-folding heated side mirrors. Nismo models feature unique exterior design cues and carbon-fiber elements.

Interior

Interior

Unlike certain sports cars, the GT-R's cabin is easy to access. The front seats are roomy and supportive, but the rear seats will be a tight fit for most adults. In the trunk, the GT-R provides 8.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

Standard features include leather upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and dual-zone climate control. You can spiff up the GT-R with upgraded hand-stitched semi-aniline leather upholstery. Nismo versions come with Recaro seats featuring synthetic suede inserts.

Performance

Performance
The 2017 Nissan GT-R never allows you to forget its a leader in automotive performance. It's ruthlessly quick, and its driving dynamics are finely honed. Base models come with a turbocharged 3.8-liter V6, and it generates 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque. This powerplant has an EPA rating of 16/22 mpg city/highway. Nismo models are powered a 3.8-liter V6 good for 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque.

 

Technology

Technology
As befits its hefty price tag, the 2017 Nissan GT-R comes loaded with a robust array of standard technology features. All models are equipped with Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, satellite radio, HD radio, two USB ports, an 11-speaker Bose sound system with a CD/MP3 player, navigation, an 8-inch touch screen, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors and a hands-free text messaging assistant.