The Nissan 370Z is a two-seat roadster that continues a long line of Nissan's Z cars. Available as a coupe or a roadster, it occupies its own niche. The 370Z offers more supple handling than pony cars like the Ford Mustang and better fit and finish that entry-level coupes like the Miata or Subaru BRZ. Yet, it still has a 332-HP V6 with a manual transmission that helps drivers change gears by opening up the throttle for a moment, available in the Sports package.
Standard features include eight-way driver’s seats and leather-wrapped steering wheels. Like entry-level luxury cars, the Nissan 370Z offers automatic climate control and LED and Xenon headlights to make it easier to see at night. Optional packages include a rearview camera and touchscreen interfaces, which makes it easier to park the 370Z with its reduced rear visibility as well as handle trip directions. Increased power is also available in the NISMO package. Throughout, the Nissan 370Z combines the ability to carve turns with a suspension that won’t jar occupants over rough roads.Read more »
All Nissan 370Z base models are available with either a seven-speed automatic or a six-speed manual mated to a 3.7-liter V6 engine with 332 horsepower. Anti-lock brakes and traction control are standard, as is an automatic climate control with temperature selection. Front, side and curtain airbags are standard, but comfort is also there with cloth sport seats and a CD player with auxiliary input. Leather comes on the steering wheel, as well as the shift knob for a bit more feel while driving.The mileage is about 18/26 city/highway split. Drivers who put the pedal down will appreciate the power-adjustable steering, as well as thick stabilizer bars to keep the Nissan 370Z planted.
A Nissan 370Z NISMO offers an odd balance of power and fuel economy. The engine gets a bump in power to 350 horsepower, yet the fuel economy remains the same as the Nissan 370Z Touring. Part of that is because the NISMO has a similar interior as the base model. In spite of that, there are still larger 19-inch wheels where the others have 18-inch rims standard, clad in low-profile tires. Considering that the interior of the base model is pretty luxurious itself, buyers considering the NISMO package may not miss out on very much.
Both the base model and the Nissan 370Z Touring come in coupe and convertible styles, and both offer the same 332 horsepower V6 engine. However, the Touring edition includes a standard CD changer and leather seats. The weight drops city mileage down to 18 MPG, but both occupants will appreciate the heated front seats and voice-activated navigation system. Keep in mind that the car will be a bit heavier as a result of the amenities, so the Nissan 370Z has about seven cubic feet of cargo space, and can only handle a little under 300 pounds of items in the trunk.
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|Build & Price|
2012 Nissan 370Z$26,900 | 14,691 mi
2011 Nissan 370Z$22,994 | 19,509 mi
2011 Nissan 370Z$24,995 | 23,890 mi
2011 Nissan 370Z$25,992 | 18,656 mi
2011 Nissan 370Z$26,500 | 14,306 mi
2011 Nissan 370Z$27,000 | 8,109 mi
2011 Nissan 370Z$27,685 | 21,870 mi
2010 Nissan 370Z$23,992 | 36,362 mi
2010 Nissan 370Z$23,995 | 42,358 mi
2010 Nissan 370Z$24,599 | 33,083 mi
2010 Nissan 370Z$24,980 | 28,600 mi
2010 Nissan 370Z$25,998 | 39,900 mi
2010 Nissan 370Z$26,995 | 39,676 mi
2010 Nissan 370Z$26,998 | 25,850 mi
2010 Nissan 370Z$28,900 | 20,536 mi
2009 Nissan 370Z$22,994 | 29,431 mi
2009 Nissan 370Z$22,998 | 21,836 mi
2009 Nissan 370Z$24,900 | 44,198 mi
2009 Nissan 370Z$24,998 | 28,948 mi
2009 Nissan 370Z$26,497 | 16,060 mi
2009 Nissan 370Z$26,994 | 50,390 mi
2009 Nissan 370Z$27,995 | 21,049 mi
2009 Nissan 370Z$30,989 | 21,231 mi
More spacious front seats, but doesn't get up and go.
Distinctive looks and low price don't cover up a chintzy interior.
Pay a little more for more amenities, just don't expect any fire-breathing.
Fun little convertible that trades a lot of power for good fuel economy.