Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan GT-R VS 2017 Maserati GranTurismo Near Laredo, TX

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2017 Nissan GT-R

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2017 Maserati GranTurismo

Safety Comparison

The GT-R has all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The GranTurismo doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

Both the GT-R and the GranTurismo have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, daytime running lights and front and rear parking sensors.

Warranty Comparison

Nissan’s powertrain warranty covers the GT-R 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Maserati covers the GranTurismo. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the GranTurismo ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

The GT-R’s corrosion warranty is 1 year and unlimited miles longer than the GranTurismo’s (5/unlimited vs. 4/50,000).

There are over 19 times as many Nissan dealers as there are Maserati dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the GT-R’s warranty.

Engine Comparison

The GT-R Premium’s standard 3.8 turbo V6 produces 111 more horsepower (565 vs. 454) and 83 lbs.-ft. more torque (467 vs. 384) than the GranTurismo’s 4.7 DOHC V8. The GT-R NISMO’s standard 3.8 turbo V6 produces 146 more horsepower (600 vs. 454) and 97 lbs.-ft. more torque (481 vs. 384) than the GranTurismo’s 4.7 DOHC V8.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the GT-R’s brake rotors are larger than those on the GranTurismo:




Front Rotors

15.4 inches

13 inches

Rear Rotors

15 inches

13 inches

The GT-R stops shorter than the GranTurismo:





60 to 0 MPH

103 feet

106 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the GT-R has larger front tires than the GranTurismo (F:255/40R20 & R:285/35R20 vs. F:245/35R20 & R:285/35R20).

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the GT-R can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The GranTurismo doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Chassis Comparison

The Nissan GT-R may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 400 pounds less than the Maserati GranTurismo.

The GT-R is 9.6 inches shorter than the GranTurismo, making the GT-R easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The design of the Nissan GT-R amounts to more than styling. The GT-R has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .26 Cd. That is significantly lower than the GranTurismo (.33). A more efficient exterior helps the GT-R go faster and keeps the interior quieter. It also helps the GT-R get better fuel mileage.

The GT-R uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The GranTurismo doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space Comparison

The GT-R has 2.9 inches more front legroom and .1 inches more front shoulder room than the GranTurismo.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The GT-R has a much larger trunk than the GranTurismo (8.8 vs. 6.1 cubic feet).

With its coupe body style and remote trunk release lockout, the GT-R offers cargo security. The GranTurismo’s non-lockable remote release defeats cargo security.

Ergonomics Comparison

The GT-R’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The GranTurismo does not have an oil pressure gauge.

The Intelligent Key standard on the GT-R allows you to unlock the driver’s door, trunk and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading groceries, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Maserati GranTurismo doesn’t offer an advanced key system.

The GT-R’s standard steering wheel mounted cruise control is close at hand. The GranTurismo’s standard cruise control is on an over-crowded turn signal stalk.

Standard smartphone integration for the GT-R allows the driver and passengers access to select programs on their smartphones so they can stay connected without taking their eyes off the road or their hands from the wheel. The GranTurismo doesn’t offer factory integrated smartphone program access.

The GT-R’s standard GPS navigation system has a real-time traffic update feature that plots alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service not available in all areas.) The GranTurismo’s navigation system doesn’t offer real-time traffic updates.

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