2018 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2018 Nissan GT-R
In the market for a sports car in Oklahoma? The Chevrolet Camaro reigns king, but can the 2018 Nissan GT-R take the crown? Let’s take a look at some of the most important considerations when choosing between the Camaro and the GT-R.
Engine Specifications and Performance
The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro has a number of engine from which to choose. The 6.2-liter engine puts out a remarkable 650 horsepower at 6,400 revolutions per minute. This is way ahead of the 2018 Nissan GT-R’s 3.8-liter base engine that gets you 565 horsepower at 6,800 revolutions per minute. For comparison, you’ll get 531 horsepower at 6,400 revolutions per minute with the GT-R.
The Nissan GT-R is the runner-up to the Chevy Camaro with a torque of 467 feet to pounds at 3,300 revolutions per minute, compared to the Camaro’s 650 feet to pounds at 3,600 revolutions per minute.
Both vehicles run on gasoline, requiring premium unleaded fuel.
With eight cylinders (V8), the Chevy Camaro has significantly more grunt than the Nissan GT-R with six cylinders (V6).
Both cars feature four-wheel independent suspension and stabilizer bars at the front and rear.
Interior Specifications, Comfort, and Convenience Features
Both the Chevy Camaro and the Nissan GT-R have you covered with your sound entertainment.
The Chevy Camaro has a total of seven speakers to maximize your experience, whereas the Nissan GT-R has a total of six speakers. Not only does the Chevy Camaro make sure you have the speakers where you need them, it maximizes the quality with Bose premium branded speakers.
The Nissan GT-R comes with a complimentary three months of provided satellite radio, but the Chevy Camaro generously includes a complimentary twelve months of provided satellite radio service.
Both models possess a wide range of features designed for both the comfort and convenience of the passengers and driver. The two cars both feature climate control, telescopic and tilt steering wheels, sport front seats, power adjustable driver’s seats, heating driver and passenger seats with multi-level adjustment ability, heated mirrors, hands-free entry, single touch power window controls, keyless ignition start, and a built-in universal remote transmitter.
The Chevy Camaro has some slight variations from the Nissan GT-R in this, including a heating-capable steering wheel, audio and cruise control buttons built into the steering wheel, ventilated driver and passenger seats, and a sun sensor. With its folding rear seat back, the Chevy Camaro can fit more in the back than the Nissan GT-R with its fixed center armrest.
Safety and Exterior Features
There is an abundance of safety features and measures that both vehicles have in common. These are implemented in the form of anchors for child seats, passenger airbag automatic deactivation using sensors that detect an occupant, emergency braking assist, a post-collision system, stability control, monitoring of tire pressure, traction control, an immobilizer for the engine, automatic braking system for all four wheels, daytime running lights, dusk-sensing headlamps, a backup camera system, and ventilated disc brakes for both the front and back wheels.
The differences comes into play with the Camaro offering a head protection chamber featuring front side-mounted airbags on both sides, whereas the Nissan GT-R only has standard dual front side-mounted airbags. The Chevy Camaro possesses a blind spot accident avoidance system, as well as xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps for really dark spots. The Nissan GT-R does not currently support these features at this point in time.
As far as exterior features and optional features, both models come with several color options. Nissan offers their car in a blaze metallic (variation of orange), deep blue pearl, gun metallic (variation of gray), jet-black pearl, pearl white, solid red, and super silver metallic. The interior options for the Nissan GT-R are either black suede or black leather.
The Chevy Camaro comes in the colors of nightfall gray metallic, silver ice metallic, summit white, hyper blue metallic, black, mosaic black metallic, red hot, arctic blue metallic, garnet red tintcoat, and bright yellow. The Chevy Camaro has a black leather interior with red accents.
You may want to purchase some add-ons with the Chevy Camaro such as an indoor vehicle cover that you can purchase in several colors including red, grey, and black or an outdoor vehicle cover that also comes in red, gray, black, as well as a gray option with the ZL1 logo on it on applicable models. You also have the opportunity to add an exposed carbon weave hood insert, and a black center stripe on the exterior. Furthermore, you may add custom wheel locks, a custom windscreen, a fuel door including an exposed carbon fiber insert, a metallic silver ice fuel door, or a gloss black fuel door. You are able to make your Camaro your own. The variants mentioned are not currently available for the Nissan GT-R at this time.
The Chevy Camaro offers the option to add in a winter protection package, as well as a ZL1 protection package, whereas the Nissan GT-R offers an all-weather protection package.
The warranty that comes with your new vehicle will be very important in the long run. Both the Chevy Camaro and the Nissan GT-R have a basic warranty up to a maximum of 36,000 miles or a maximum of three years, whichever comes first. The drive-train warranty is also the same for both vehicles at a maximum of five years or 60,000 miles, whichever approaches first. There is also a roadside warranty included with each of these cars that is good up to a maximum of five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.
The difference comes in where Chevy offers two more warranties for the 2018 Camaro that the Nissan GT-R does not include. The first is a two-year or up to a maximum of 24,000 miles free maintenance warranty. The second additional warranty offered by Chevy for the Camaro is a rust warranty that is good for up to six years or a maximum of 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.