2011 Nissan GT-R Interior
This interior review was written when the 2011 Nissan GT-R was new.
The 2011 Nissan GT-R's cabin is characterized by superb fit and finish, comfortable front seats, loads of tech features and a surprising amount of cargo room. Where it falls short, however, is in back seat room.
- "Nicely detailed interior boasts premium-level materials and exhibits fine assembly quality." -- Consumer Guide
- "Interior quality is quite high, with abundant soft-touch materials and an overall sense of quality construction." -- Edmunds
- "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
The 2011 Nissan GT-R features front and back seats, but reviewers report that its cabin only seats two passengers comfortably. In fact, many assert that its rear seat is better reserved 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." -- Consumer Guide
- "Snug sport bucket seats and a high center console envelop the driver and front passenger, and the rear seats, though dinky, are good enough for kids on short trips. Ingress and egress are a piece of cake by exotic-car standards -- for the front passengers, at least." -- 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
- "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
- "As long as you don't expect ultra-comfortable seats and a marshmallow-like ride, the cabin of the 2011 Nissan GT-R will hold its own." -- Automobile.com
Critics are impressed with the 2011 Nissan GT-R's modern tech gadgets -- which include an HDD Music Box System with 9.3 Gigabytes of hard-drive storage, a navigation system, an in-dash Compact Flash card reader, and a seven-inch color-LCD touch-screen Multi-Function trip computer.
For 2011, auto on/off headlights, speed-sensitive windshield wipers, a USB iPod interface, streaming audio via Bluetooth, and DVD playback are now standard. What’s more, the 2011 Nissan GT-R’s navigation system now includes XM NavTraffic, NavWeather capability and premium points-of-interest (POI) information.
- "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
- "The navigation screen on the dash cants toward the driver. From there, you can program it to show six different gauges not normally displayed on the dash. But it's not merely the oil temp or PSI to see the turbos kicking on. You can measure your lateral Gs, your braking percentage, your accelerator input and just about everything else. I was a little surprised it didn't measure your heart rate or sweaty palms. There's even a big stop watch on the screen controlled by a button on the steering wheel." -- 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." -- New Car Test Drive
The 2011 Nissan GT-R provides 8.8 cubic feet of cargo room. That’s not the most in its class, but is certainly a lot for a super luxury car with such intense sporting capabilities. For more cargo room, check out the 2011 Dodge Viper. It provides 14.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
- "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