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2009 Nissan GT-R Interior

This interior review was written when the 2009 Nissan GT-R was new.

Reviewers report that the GT-R's cabin is finely trimmed, comes loaded with useful modern tech gadgets, and even provides a good amount of cargo room for a sports car. And though the backseat is pretty useless, its front bucket seats are comfortable and supportive.

  • "Nicely detailed interior boasts premium-level materials and exhibits fine assembly quality." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Inside, every GT-R is loaded with leather upholstery, sophisticated instrumentation and buttons and switches everywhere." -- Orlando Sentinel
  • "Trim materials are rich without being plush or luxurious. The padded parts look hand-stitched. Front-seat bolsters are leather, insets a faux suede that's the only part that comes up a bit short on presentation. The cabin is trimmed in low-luster, finely grained plastic and satin-finished aluminum. Lower door kick panels are a low-nap fabric. Seams and trim elements fit snugly, with no misalignments or unexpected gaps." -- New Car Test Drive

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Seating

Though the 2009 GT-R features front and back seats, critics agree that only two passengers fit comfortably. The rear seat is best used for storage.

  • "The cockpit-like interior is generally comfortable and not confining. The tilt and telescopic steering wheel uses a cumbersome two-level manual system for adjustment. Larger drivers will likely find the seat's bolsters mildly constraining.  ... Legroom is nearly non-existent even behind an average-size driver. In reality, the rear seat area is more suited for carrying a couple small parcels, rather than people." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Snug sport buckets and a high center console envelop the driver and front passenger, and rear passengers won't complain as long as their legs aren't long enough to dangle off the seat cushions -- which is to say, as long as they're under the age of 3. Ingress and egress -- for the front passengers, at least -- is a piece of cake by exotic-car standards." -- Edmunds
  • "While its front quarters are surprisingly roomy, a notable dearth of head and legroom make the GT-R's rear seats best suited to hauling gym bags." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The driver's seat feels form-fitted with its eight-way power adjustments. Bottom and side bolsters grip upper legs and torso with confidence. Thigh support is better than average. The front passenger seat has no height adjustment, as with most cars. This leaves the passenger peering out the front and side windows like some prairie dog popping its head up out of its hole in a field in Kansas.  ... The rear seats are another story. Usable rear-seat legroom is zero, even with the front seats set for a 5-foot, 4-inch person. They're best considered as absorbent elements in an acoustic chamber for the Premium sound system's two subwoofers." -- New Car Test Drive

Interior Features

The GT-R features loads of modern tech gadgets -- including an HDD Music Box System with 30 GB of hard drive storage, a navigation system, an in-dash Compact Flash card reader, and a 7-inch color-LCD touch-screen Multi-Function trip computer. Altogether, reviewers are impressed.

  • "GT-R's numerous buttons and driver selectable displays will require familiarization, but the basic controls are well marked, easy to reach, and simple enough to use." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The GT-R also boasts a trick multifunction performance monitor that features 11 different informational displays. The monitor was developed in consultation with Polyphony Digital, which created the Gran Turismo video game franchise." -- Edmunds
  • "[T]he navigation screen can serve as a backup for secondary instruments, showing you the car's water and oil temperatures, speed, racing times and just about anything else you'd like to know. Really, there's more than you can do with it -- but it's fun going through the 11 different screens." -- Detroit News
  • "The GT-R comes with every comfort and convenience a driver and passenger need, and most of what a driver and passenger could want. The sports car-like cabin is climate controlled. The navigation system responds to voice commands. Behind the navigation system's LCD lie 11 pages of data, graphs and virtual gauges that tell the tale on more of the car's dynamics than most drivers can, or want to, be bothered knowing." -- New Car Test Drive

Cargo

The 2009 GT-R features 8.8 cubic-feet of trunk space, as well as onboard storage via a front center console.

  • "The GT-R's trunk is of reasonable size and should provide enough room for a weekend's worth of luggage. The trunk lid uses non-intrusive strut-type hinges, and opens to reveal a large portal, but the liftover is very high." -- Consumer Guide
Review Last Updated: 7/2/09

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