2018 Porsche 911 vs. 2018 Nissan GT-R

The 2018 Nissan GT-R may be a popular choice for its powerful acceleration and fuel efficiency, however, the 2018 Porsche 911 comes with a sophisticated interior and high-performance engine. Which one of the two should you buy as your next car?

Design & Style

In terms of exterior appeal, both the vehicles are quite extraordinary. The 2018 Nissan GT-R is a 4-seater with comfortable front seats, however, taller passengers will feel a little cramped at the back seat. It is not really a comfortable all-day cruiser, given its limited seat adjustments and firm cushions. The interior cabin design and styling is also plain rather than posh. In comparison, the 2018 Porsche 911 model has a chic interior with premium quality materials and full leather upholstery.  The 4-seater car has comfortable front seats with plenty of legroom and headroom, in addition to supportive sports seats.

Technology & Safety

Technology and safety are two important aspects of any vehicle. The 2019 Nissan GT-R comes standard with an infotainment system including an 8-inch touchscreen and featuring the NissanConnect interface, two USB ports, HD Radio, 6 speakers, Bluetooth, satellite radio, voice recognition, navigation, and Apple CarPlay. Safety features are quite basic, with parking sensors and a rearview camera as the only option. On the other hand, the 2018 Porsche 911 comes standard with an infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth and navigation. The system is quite easy to use, once you master it.


Performance is an important parameter to consider if you are looking to purchase a car.  For the 2018 Nissan GT-R, the standard powertrain is a twin-turbocharged V6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. However, it’s a big letdown in terms of fuel efficiency, with a mileage of just over 16 mpg in the city. No doubt, it is the thirstiest luxury sports car you will find in the market.

The Porsche 911 gives you a number of choices with its 6-cylinder turbocharged engines. The base engine can crank a power in the range of 370-450 HP, and the vehicle is muscular enough for daily driving. There are other high-performance options as well, with the 911 Turbo and 911 GT3 versions, in case you are considering higher trims.

The Bottom Line

Both the 2018 Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 have an exceptional set of attributes to offer, in terms of design, technology, and performance. However, the fact that you have to choose one of them for the given price point, 911 is an unrivaled choice with its interior amenities, driver assistance, and smooth acceleration.

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Feel how it is like to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of what the 2018 Porsche 911 offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and service the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche 911 test drive appointment in advance.

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