Page Loading

Nissan GT-R vs. Tesla Model 3

When comparing the Nissan GT-R to the Tesla Model 3, the Nissan GT-R has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Tesla Model 3 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Nissan GT-R versus the Tesla Model 3, the Tesla Model 3 is a better car than the Nissan GT-R.

Nissan GT-R versus Tesla Model 3 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Nissan GT-R ranges from $81,900 to $140,249 while a used Tesla Model 3 from the same model year range is priced between $38,400 to $57,997.

Nissan GT-R versus Tesla Model 3 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Nissan GT-R is 7.8 out of 10 while the Tesla Model 3's quality rating is 8.7 out of 10. This results in the Nissan GT-R being ranked 11 out of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars and the Tesla Model 3 being ranked 1 out of 15 Best Small Electric Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Nissan GT-R’s base engine makes 565 horsepower, and the Tesla Model 3 base engine makes 201 horsepower. The GT-R is rated to deliver an average of 18 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 429 miles. The Model 3 is rated to deliver an average of 127 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 267 miles. The GT-R uses premium unleaded, and the Model 3 uses electricity.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Tesla Model 3, a electric compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Nissan GT-R, a sports car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Tesla Model 3 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Tesla Model 3 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

See More See Less

2021 Nissan GT-R

2022 Tesla Model 3

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$81,900 - $140,249

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

32%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$42,090 - $69,149

Used Asking Price:

$38,400 - $57,997

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

9.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

11 / 40
16 / 40

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 25
1 / 15
2 / 25
2 / 11
2 / 11
3 / 15
4 / 25

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

The Tesla Model 3 is widely regarded as the best electric sedan in the world. The Model 3 is also the top-selling EV in the US market by a wide margin. This compact/midsize sedan offers a thrilling driving experience and advanced technology.

See More See Less

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Excellent range
  • AWD available
  • Attractive styling
  • Amazing performance with Performance trim

  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • Pricier than its reputation (mid-$50Ks is the typical price point)
  • No spare tire on any trim
  • Interior design and materials don’t match premium pricing

Available Body Styles

Coupe

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Trim Levels

Premium, NISMO

Trim Levels

Base, Long Range, Performance

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

8 years / 120000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

565 hp @ 6800 rpm

Torque:

467 foot-lbs @ 3300 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.144 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp

Torque:

258 foot-lbs

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

16 / 22 / 18

MPGe:

Not applicable

Range (city/hwy):

312 / 429 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Battery Size/Capacity :

Not applicable

Maximum Charging Rate:

Not applicable

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

Not Applicable

Engine Configuration:

Not Applicable

Number of Cylinders:

Not Applicable

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not applicable

MPGe:

127 / 126 / 127

Range (city/hwy):

267 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity:

60 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

10 hours (240V)

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

N/A

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.6 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

33.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

26.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

50 inches

Cargo Space:

8.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

79.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

22.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

97.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3935 lbs

Width:

74.6 inches

Height:

53.9 inches

Length:

185.4 inches

Wheelbase:

109.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3880 lbs

Width:

82.2 inches

Height:

56.8 inches

Length:

184.8 inches

Wheelbase:

113.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

20.0 x 9.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

255/40ZR20

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

235/45R18