Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.
You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2014 Nissan 370Z OVERVIEW
One of most iconic—and affordable—sports cars of all time is Nissan's Z-car. It can be purchased as a coupe or convertible, and there's also the Nismo, a high-performance model that comes only as a coupe.
The current model is on its last model year. Look for an all-new 370Z in 2015.
What's New for 2014
In an interesting marketing move, Nissan reduced the MSRP for 370Z coupes in Base and Touring trim by up to $3,130—convertibles and the Nismo coupe remain at previous price points.
Choosing your Nissan 370Z
The standard Z was freshened for 2013, and is powered by a 332-hp version of Nissan’s VQ series V6. It offers the option of a seven-speed automatic transmission; the standard six-speed manual is standard.
The 370Z packs so much value into each model that we can easily recommend a Touring model—whether coupe or convertible. Those in search of high performance at a bargain price won't be disappointed by the Nismo.
When you negotiate a price, remember that this is the model's last year.
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