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Avg. Price Paid: $53,097 - $72,303
Original MSRP: $89,950 - $95,100
MPG: 16 City / 23 Hwy
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2012 Nissan GT-R Interior

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The 2012 Nissan GT-R's cabin is characterized by a sporty, upscale feel that’s geared toward the task at hand: driving. While most reviewers think that the fit and finish is superb, some say that the GT-R’s interior might not be the most comfortable for larger folks. And like the Porsche 911, most agree that back-seat passenger space in minimal. However, the GT-R also stands out with useable trunk space and a navigation system that reviewers say is easy to use.

  • "More sporty than luxurious, which is certainly Nissan's intent. Materials quality is good, and the leather-padded dashboard is a nice touch." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "The user-friendly meters and gauges are placed at a uniform height, an important attribute that helps minimize the driver's head movement." -- Kelley Blue Book 
  • "However, if the performance value weren't enough to warrant the price tag - and I assure you it is - the leather-appointed interior exudes upscale performance. The dash is wrapped in black leather, and the light gray leather seats are soft to the touch but extremely supportive and comfortable." -- Cars.com
  • "Inside, every GT-R is loaded with leather upholstery, sophisticated instrumentation and buttons and switches everywhere." -- Orlando Sentinel

Seating

The 2012 Nissan GT-R seats four, but reviewers report that its cabin only fits two passengers comfortably. Most agree that the rear seats are better reserved for cargo.

  • "Room is virtually non-existent behind even an average-size front occupant. In reality, the rear seat is more for carrying small parcels rather than people." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "Entering and exiting the GT-R takes no more gymnastic aptitude than that required by more conventional cars -- a rarity among high-performance exotics." -- Edmunds 
  • "The GT-R coupe's highly stylized cockpit is cozy, yet sport seats with nine inches of travel and a tilt/telescopic steering column help to accommodate all but NBA-sized drivers." -- Kelley Blue Book 
  • "There aren't a lot of adjustments for the seats or lumbar support, but I got used to them over time. However, my shoulders did exceed the reach of the seat's back. It's not a car that will be uncomfortable for average-sized drivers like myself, but nor will it be a fit for everyone." -- Cars.com
  • "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 … will hold its own." -- Automobile.com

Interior Features

Critics are impressed with the 2012 Nissan GT-R's modern tech gadgets, which include a navigation system, Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming, push-button start and a leather-wrapped interior. They say that although the controls are similar to those seen in other Nissan and Infiniti models, they don’t look out of place in the GT-R. What’s more, critics generally agree that all of the GT-R’s electronic features are fairly easy to use. Still, one test driver comments that the standard Bose stereo didn’t have the best sound quality.

  • "The basic audio and climate controls are well laid out and generally easy to use. The navigation system is similar to other Nissan and Infiniti models, and it's simple to program." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "Nissan's 2012 GT-R coupe has an interior so high tech you'd swear you were sitting behind the wheel of a concept car rather than a production model." -- Kelley Blue Book 
  • "Also standard is an 11-speaker Bose stereo with a USB iPod input. I found the sound to be best with bass-heavy selections at high volumes. Clarity is not the system's strong suit." -- Cars.com
  • "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

Cargo

The 2012 Nissan GT-R provides 8.8 cubic feet of cargo space, and most reviewers note that it’s usefully shaped, especially for a sports car. That’s not as much space as the Mercedes-Benz SL, but it’s more than the Porsche 911.

  • "The lid uses non-intrusive strut-type hinges, and it opens to reveal a surprisingly large portal. Liftover is very high, however." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "Trunk space is commendable for this type of car, providing a deep well that can accommodate up to 8.8 cubic feet of cargo." -- Edmunds 
  • "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 

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