2022 Nissan GT-R Interiors

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2022 Nissan GT-R Coupe Infotainment, Seating and Interior Features

Updated on: March 8, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Powered by a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V6 that makes 565 horses, the GT-R is a force to reckon with. It has always been an enthusiast’s delight and continues to entertain people with its exquisite handling and raw power. This has always been the GT-R’s USP and buyers continue to put in money just for the kind of performance that it offers.

2022 Nissan GT-R Dashboard

However, there’s much more to a sports car than just performance, especially when its owners would largely be driving it around on public roads. Buyers also crave luxuries and creature comforts and that’s exactly where the GT-R falls short. Its rivals like the Porsche 911 or the BMW M8 are much better at pampering the owners while they’re inside and that’s one thing that disappoints most prospective GT-R buyers.

In this review, we explore the interior of the 2022 Nissan GT-R and find out if it makes sense to forego luxury and comfort for the thrill of performance.

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2022 Nissan GT-R Interior Design, Dimensions, and Comfort

The GT-R is unlike any other Nissan and so is its interior. It's all about functionality with no fancy bits to be seen. The cabin is designed to keep the driver in focus and has a very sporty appeal. The blacked-out color scheme suits the character of the car wherein carbon-fiber trim pieces further add to the sporty flair. There's a stout three-spoke steering wheel that feels good on hands and the dash houses circular turbine-style air-con vents that blend in with the functional design theme.

2022 Nissan GT-R Front Seats

On paper, the GT-R has a passenger capacity of four, but the rear seats are pretty much redundant and cannot accommodate average-sized adults. The front seats are pretty snug and comfy though with good support on offer. The bolstering is also pretty aggressive and holds you tight in place. Moreover, the seats are placed quite low so you sit close to the ground with your legs stretched out.

As you'd expect, the cabin isn’t the most spacious or luxurious place to be in since the GT-R is ultimately a hardcore performance machine. The amount of head, shoulder, and legroom on offer isn’t very generous, and taller people will certainly have their hair brushing the roof and their knees hitting the dashboard.

Models

2022 Nissan GT-R Premium

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe

2022 BMW M8 Competition Coupe

Seating Capacity

4

4

2

4

Interior Passenger Volume (ft³)

79

N/A

N/A

N/A

First Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.1/54.3/44.6

N/A

39.5/58.4/N/A

38.9/57.2/42.1

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

33.5/50/26.4

N/A

N/A

33.6/46.9/29.5

Of all the cars in the competition, we found the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe’s cabin to be the most spacious. But in terms of quality, nothing comes close to the Porsche as it offers the most premium and well-built cabin of all. The GT-R’s cabin on the other hand is rather bland and doesn’t feel all that luxurious, especially when compared to its rivals.

2022 Nissan GT-R Infotainment

The GT-R comes equipped with the NissanConnect infotainment system. It consists of an 8-inch touchscreen display and a premium 11-speaker Bose sound system. In terms of user experience, the system feels a little too dated and is not the most intuitive to use either. The menus can get a little confusing and there's a considerable amount of input lag at times.

2022 Nissan GT-R Infotainment System

On the other hand, the Bose sound system is very crisp and also comes with active noise cancellation technology that dampens out most of the external ambient noise. As for the features, there are very few on offer, but you do get Apple CarPlay so you can avoid dealing with the finicky infotainment system.

Key infotainment features

  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display
  • 11-speaker Bose audio system
  • SiriusXM radio
  • Apple CarPlay
  • CD Player
  • Bluetooth smartphone integration

2022 Nissan GT-R Cargo Capacity

As it is the norm with performance cars, the cargo space on offer with the GT-R isn’t all that great. The trunk only has about 8.8 cubic feet of luggage space on offer which is just about adequate for holding a couple of medium-sized bags. Also, the rear seats don't fold down so that’s all the cargo space you get.

Models

2022 Nissan GT-R Premium

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe

2022 BMW M8 Competition Coupe

Cargo Capacity (ft³)

8.8

N/A

10.1

14.8

The BMW M8 has the highest amount of cargo capacity in the competition with about 14.8 cubic feet of trunk volume on offer. Next up, is the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe with only slightly more cargo space on offer than the GT-R at 10.1 cubic feet.

The Porsche 911 on the other hand offers a front trunk or 'frunk' that is quite shallow and can only hold a medium-sized suitcase at most.

Additional Interior Storage Spaces

Storage spaces on the inside aren’t many. There’s a standard lockable glove box, narrow door pockets, and an overhead sunglass holder. Moreover, there are two cupholders on the center console up front and a single cupholder at the back. That’s pretty much it for interior storage spaces. But since the rear seats are almost redundant, if need be you can use them to carry additional luggage.

2022 Nissan GT-R Creature Comforts

As you might have predicted by now, the list of creature comforts offered with the GT-R is also pretty short. The car gets heated seats with power-adjustability; 8-way for the driver and 4-way for the co-passenger. As standard, you get black leather upholstery but you can pay extra to get semi-aniline leather upholstery. The steering wheel gets leather treatment as well and so does the gear-shift lever. Lastly, dual-zone automatic climate control is also offered as standard.

Verdict

The GT-R follows a raw, minimal, and functional cabin design that inarguably has a very sporty appeal, however, it also has its downsides. The amount of passenger and cargo space on offer isn’t very generous and there aren’t many interior storage spaces either. In addition to that, the infotainment system isn’t all that intuitive and failed to impress us.

So if you desire a car that is solely focused on performance with minimal distractions for the driver, then you’ll certainly like the 2022 Nissan GT-R’s interior. Otherwise, you’ll find the rivals more interesting.

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