2016 Nissan GT-R

MSRP $101,770 - $111,510

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2016 Nissan GT-R Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: January 14, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Technological advancements helped the Nissan GT-R to push out performance that was never seen before. The GT-R was soon nicknamed ‘Godzilla’ because nothing could survive it. Thankfully, the 2016 Nissan GT-R is still destroying its competition in the modern-day market.

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Pros

Unparalleled Performance.

Comfortable Cabin. 

Daily-Drivable Dynamics. 

Cons

Very Expensive. 

Limited Cargo Capacity. 

Crammed 2nd Row. 

What's New?

Minor Exterior Updates. 


2016 Nissan GT-R Consumer Reviews and Ratings

8.0

based on 5 ratings


7.2/10Features
7.6/10Interiors
8.0/10Design
7.8/10Safety
7.4/10Reliability
7.0/10Deal Value

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Anthony

2016 Nissan GT-R

Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6AM)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 14, 2022

luxurious sports car with a reasonable price tag

Pros - Stunning exterior looks, outstanding acceleration, incredible cornering ability and rapid fire dual clutch shifts.

Cons - Intrusive road noise.

high performance sports car with distinctive looks. I absolutely love the on road attention I get while driving my white Nissan GTR.It is in a class of its own, with four seats, sub-three-second 0-60 mph performance, an innovative all-wheel-drive system, and a sensible sticker price. I spent a little more than 100 grand for this sports coupe, which I believe is a great bargain.This exotic vehicle is surprisingly simple to drive fast. Throw the GT-R into any corner and it will stick through the curve and fly out the other side. But it never fails to surprise. It's terrifying in the same way that commercial flight is. Best deals in town, shout out to my salesperson and the rest of the crew. They p...

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
7/10
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Helena Carter

2016 Nissan GT-R

Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6AM)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 13, 2022

Excellent sports car but hard to maintain!

Pros - Fiery acceleration--Distinctive handling--Sporty ride quality

Cons - Expensive maintenance cost--Excess road noise--Obsolete interiors

I'm afraid of service stations My Nissan GT-R drives and handles like a dream on freeways with a fiery acceleration. But its regular maintenance requires more $ and I'm expending all my savings every time I leave the dealership after the service. I'm still unsure how much it needs to perform further and to date, I've spent around $15K in maintaining it. I had no issues while purchasing it but the service manager was stubborn on the dollars and collected more dollars in the name of taxes for accessories. I won't prefer servicing your GT-R in this dealership.

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
9/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
4/10
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Sam

2016 Nissan GT-R

Black Edition 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6AM)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 5, 2022

sports car with breathtaking acceleration

Pros - Sleek and stunning exterior looks, outstanding acceleration, easy to drive along with incredible cornering ability.

Cons - Clunky transmission at low speeds especially on busy roads and high ownership costs.

classy sports car with amazing all round character. It’s an extremely joyful experience driving around in my Nissan GT-R that provides me with all the on road attention from the spectators. It's a class of one, with a superficially gruff nature that conceals a surprising amount of competence and approachable performance. Its main disadvantage is its lack of refinement, since the transmission feels clunky in congested urban traffic, but the clever all-wheel-drive system is a marvel, directing power where it is most needed for optimal traction and the greatest influence on handling. The combination of well-bolstered front seats and column-mounted shift paddles allows me to concentrate on the task at han...

6/10
Features
7/10
Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
3/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$101770

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

196 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

232 cu.in.

horsepower

545 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

463 lb.-ft. @ 3200 rpm

transmission

6 speed automated manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

109.4 in.

length

183.8 in.

width

74.6 in.

height

53.9 in.

curb weight

3922 lbs.

ground clearance

4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

79 cu ft.

cargo volume

8.8 cu ft.

payload capacity

747 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/19/22 mpg

highway range

354.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Premium$101,770 onwards

  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • 20-inch painted forged aluminum Wheels
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Navigation system
  • Simulated suede/leather Seat trim
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite

Black Edition$111,510 onwards

Colors and Styles

2016 Nissan GT-R in Black w and Gun Metal Accent Stitching, leather color
Black w and Gun Metal Accent Stitching, leather

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

9.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

9.5

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

7.8

Exterior

8.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

6.0

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.6

Overall Rating


The 2016 Nissan GT-R is offered at a starting price of $101,770, and offers levels of comfort, refinement, technology, and performance an expensive vehicle should. The Nissan GT-R faces stiff competition from rivals such as the Corvette Stingray, the Dodge Challenger SRT, and the Ford Mustang GT-350. 


8.0/10
Features

9.5/10
Engine and Performance

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.8/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2016 Nissan GT-R Features

8.0/10

For the 2016 model year, the Nissan GT-R is only offered in two configurations: Premium and the Black Edition. The Premium starts at over $100,000 and the Black Edition is around $10,000 more over the Premium. The Nissan GT-R is offered with a lush leather-clad interior, along with a vivid and responsive 8-inch infotainment screen. There’s also an impressive 11-Speaker Bose sound system on offer, which makes the Nissan GT-R a highly attractive premium car.

Trims

GT-R Premium

GT-R Black Edition

MSRP

$101,770

$111,510

Key Features

Leather upholstery with synthetic-suede inserts

Lightweight black alloy wheels

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Recaro leather sport front seats

 

Heated eight-way power driver seat (four-way for the front passenger)

Carbon-fibre rear spoiler

 

A manual tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel

Exclusive Black and Red interior trim

 

Rear-view camera

 

 

8-inch touchscreen

 

 

Navigation system

 

 

Voice controls

 

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For an average person looking for a fast car that does not scare you, the Premium trim should fulfill your need for speed. The Nismo version is expensive, and the suspension is dialed up to eleven: it's very stiff and most average enthusiasts won't be able to even touch the limits of the Nismo. The premium is clearly the sensible choice here. However, you can consider the Black Edition if you’re into the flashy aesthetics the Black Edition has on offer. 

2016 Nissan GT-R Engine and Performance

9.5/10

The 2016 Nissan GT-R comes with an impressive 3.8L twin-turbo V6, which pumps out a staggering 545 horsepower and a compelling 463 lb-ft of torque. The V-6 is the quickest among the competition. The 2016 Nissan GT-R goes from 0 to 60 MPH in 3.2 seconds and finishes a quarter mile in just 11.0 seconds. Power is sent via a lightning quick 6-speed automatic transmission. The steering is razor-sharp and quick, the electronics help inspire confidence to drive hard. The braking is average and takes 103 feet from 60 MPH to a stand-still.

Models

Nissan GT-R

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z-51

Dodge Charger SRT 392

Ford Mustang Shelby GT-350

MSRP

$103,000

$55,400

$50,995

$47,795

Engine

3.8L V-6

6.2L V-8

6.4L V-8

5.2L V-8

Transmission

6-speed automatic

7-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Horsepower

545 HP @ 6400 RPM

460 HP @ 6000 RPM

485 HP @ 6100 RPM

526 HP @7500 RPM

Torque (lb-ft)

463 ft-lbs @ 3200 RPM

465 ft-lbs @ 4600 RPM

474 ft-lbs @ 4200 RPM

429 ft-lbs @ 4750 RPM

0-60 MPH

3.2 sec

3.7 sec

4.2 sec

4.1 sec

Quarter mile

11.0 sec

11.9 sec

12.5 sec

12.4 sec

60-0 (ft.)

103

107

117

102

Comparing the competition, the 2016 Nissan GT-R clearly makes the most horsepower, while the Dodge Charger 392 has the greatest torque output on offer. The Nissan GT-R is also the quickest to 60 mph, and posts the quickest quarter-mile time of a blistering 11.0 seconds. The Ford Mustang Shelby GT-350 offers the best braking performance, albeit marginally better than the Nissan. 

2016 Nissan GT-R Fuel Economy

5.0/10

Despite being a top-gun Japanese sports car, the 2016 Nissan GT-R offers fairly respectable fuel economy. The Nissan GT-R manages to return 16 MPG in the city, and 22 MPG on the highway. The result is a combined EPA economy of 19 MPG. Furthermore, the GT-R comes with a sizable 19.5-gallon fuel tank, which enables it enough driving range to take on long-distance touring with confidence. 

Models

Nissan GT-R

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z-51

Dodge Charger SRT 392

Ford Mustang Shelby GT-350

MPG (city)

16

17

15

15

MPG (hwy)

22

29

25

21

MPG (combined)

19

21

18

16

Fuel tank capacity (gal.)

19.5

18.5

18.5

16

Among the competition, the Corvette Stingray has the best fuel economy to offer, despite housing a V8 under its hood. The Ford Mustang Shelby GT-350 offers the worst fuel economy, barely managing to keep up with the competition in this regard. The Nissan GT-R manages to slot somewhere in the middle, managing to showcase a great balance between performance and fuel economy. 

2016 Nissan GT-R Interior

7.8/10

The 2016 Nissan GT-R offers a comfortable, and fairly roomy cabin, despite being a race-centric sportscar. Everything inside the cabin feels premium, and the layout is focused on the driver just like the R34 Skyline GT-R. The visibility is also impressive. There’s a good deal of practicality associated with the GT-R’s cabin too, with cup holders, a locking glove compartment and door bins paving the way for interior utility. 

The materials used in the GT-R’s cabin make it genuinely feel expensive, and the 3-Point Racing Harness makes you feel like you’re in a fighter jet. While the Nissan GT-R’s cabin is nothing outlandish like that of a Lamborghini Aventador, there sure is a lot of usability to the extent that you can daily drive the GT-R comfortably. 

Models

Nissan GT-R

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z-51

Dodge Charger SRT 392

Ford Mustang Shelby GT-350

Passenger capacity

2 + 2

2

5

2

Front (head/shoulder/leg) (in.)

38.1/54.3/44.6

37.9/55.2/43.0

38.6/59.5/41.8

37.6/56.3/44.5

Second (head/shoulder/rear) (in.)

33.5/50.0/26.4

NA

36.6/57.9/40.1

NA

Cargo capacity (cu.ft.)

8.8

15.0

16.5

13.5

Among the competition, the Corvette Stingray and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT-350 only have two seats to offer, while the other two manage to seat up to 4 occupants. The Dodge Charger offers superior front row passenger room, being a performance-oriented sedan. The second row of seats in the case of these cars are either tight, or nonexistent. The Charger again manages to offer more space here, taking the passenger space crown in this comparison. Some highlight interior features offered with the 2016 Nissan GT-R include:

  • Leather-Clad Seats. 
  • Cabin Leather Upholstery. 
  • Power-Adjustable Seats. 
  • Lumbar Support and Seat Memory. 
  • Leather Steering Wheel. 
  • Drive Mode Selector. 
  • Front Cup Holders. 
  • Hybrid Gauge Cluster.

2016 Nissan GT-R Infotainment

The 2016 Nissan GT-R comes with a fairly basic infotainment unit. The 2016 model year GT-R is offered with a 7.0-inch Infotainment unit, which sports basic features and applications. However, you can stream music via Bluetooth audio streaming, or you can plug your device in via USB or Aux inputs. Music is channelled via a compelling 11-speaker Bose sound system, which certainly stands as the highlight of the GT-R’s infotainment list. Other features include a basic satellite radio and a navigation system. Some key infotainment features offered with the 2016 Nissan GT-R include:

  • 7.0-inch Infotainment Screen. 
  • 11-Speaker Sound System. 
  • Bose Audio Unit. 
  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming. 
  • USB and Aux Support. 
  • Satellite Radio. 
  • In-Built Navigation. 

2016 Nissan GT-R Exterior

8.0/10

From the outside, the 2016 Nissan GT-R looks incredibly attractive. The swooping roof line fits the looks and the signature dual tail lights harkens back to the previous generations. The Nismo trim resembles a racecar from every angle and looks purpose built for the track. The GT-R is a big car if you compare it to the other cars in the segment. 

The wheelbase is the longest which makes it more stable at higher speeds. There are sharp exterior design elements which further accentuate the GT-R’s timeless proportions, and we think the GT-R stands as one of the most traditionally good-looking vehicles in the market today. 

Models

Nissan GT-R

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z-51

Dodge Charger SRT 392

Ford Mustang Shelby GT-350

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,922

3,298

4,410

3,760

Length (in.)

183.8

176.9

200.8

188.3

Width (in.)

74.6

73.9

75.0

75.9

Height (in.)

53.9

48.8

58.3

54.2

Ground clearance (in.)

NA

NA

4.6

NA

Wheelbase (in)

109.4

106.7

120.4

107.1

Comparing the competition, the 2016 Dodge Charger 392 measures the heaviest in the lot, while the Corvette Stingray comes with the least weight. The Charger also stands as the longest vehicle in the lot, while the Ford Mustang GT-350 boasts the greatest width. The Charger also measures the tallest, and sports a 4.6-inch ground clearance. The Dodge also comes with the longest wheelbase. Some highlight exterior features offered with the 2016 Nissan GT-R include: 

  • Chrome Grille Surrounds. 
  • Sports Spoiler. 
  • Performance Diffuser. 
  • 20-inch Aluminum Wheels. 
  • Quad-Exhaust Setup. 
  • LED Headlights. 
  • Mirror Turn Signals. 

2016 Nissan GT-R Safety

7.0/10

The premium you pay to take home a 2016 Nissan GT-R doesn’t just get you a powerful sports car, but also a highly safe one. The Japanese supercar hasn’t been tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS, but Nissan can attest the GT-R’s safety merit, thanks to the super rigid monocoque chassis the GT-R is based on. The GT-R showcases extreme levels of crash protection, and collision avoidance capabilities, thanks to advanced electronic integration of safety aids. Some key safety features offered with the 2016 Nissan GT-R include: 

  • ABS and ESP. 
  • Traction Control System. 
  • Frontal and Side Airbags. 
  • Dual-Stage Airbag System. 
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors.
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. 

2016 Nissan GT-R Final Verdict

The Nissan GT-R has been around for a while now, and it still somehow manages to keep up with more modern and sophisticated rivals. The 2016 Nissan GT-R is amazingly quick, and is exciting to drive and is certainly more accessible for drivers of average skills. The GT-R has already made its mark in the history books because what the car has achieved is still destroying supercars on the road as well as the track. The GT-R is an iconic package of performance, heritage, comfort, and technology- and it does all that without much compromise on fuel economy or practicality. The only questionable part in this equation remains the price tag.

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8

User Overall Rating

luxurious sports car with a reasonable price tag

high performance sports car with distinctive looks.

by Anthony

8

User Overall Rating

Excellent sports car but hard to maintain!

I'm afraid of service stations

by Helena Carter

7

User Overall Rating

sports car with breathtaking acceleration

classy sports car with amazing all round character.

by Sam

8

User Overall Rating

high performance sports coupe

luxury sports car with amazing acceleration

by John

9

User Overall Rating

The perfect enthusiasts car

Just love everything about the GT-R

by Amelia MacDonald

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