Nissan 370Z:Review the specs, features and pros & cons
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Nissan 370Z Summary
The Nissan 370Z is Japan's answer to the muscle car. First introduced in 2009, it can trace its lineage back to the Datsun 240Z of 1969. The sporty two-door isn't for family driving—the distinct lack of a backseat is one reason why.
The 370Z follows tradition with a powerful V6 engine mounted up front, sending its power exclusively to the rear wheels. Available as a hardtop or convertible, with an automatic or manual transmission in plenty of trim levels, there's a Nissan 370Z for nearly any driving enthusiast's tastes.
Nissan 370Z Safety
Every model year of the Nissan 370Z is equipped with a healthy dose of safety features, including front, side-impact and curtain airbags. Additionally, the 370Z offers these standard safety features across model years:
- Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), an electronic driving aid that applies brakes individually to prevent sliding
- Tire pressure monitoring system, keeping a close watch on your inflation levels
Nissan 370Z Interior
The Nissan 370Z comes with a reasonable amount of in-car standard features, like an eight-way adjustable driver's seat, automatic temperature control and convenient push-button start. Three cup holders, power windows and cloth seats are also included. Available options include:
- Ventilated partial-leather seating, offered with the Touring model (2011) and in select trims in newer model years
- HomeLink universal garage-door opener (2011-2019)
- Noise cancellation system for a quieter cabin (from 2016)
Despite a few updates over the last decade, some drivers find the general design of the 370Z's interior to be dated.
Nissan 370Z Technology
Every standard Nissan 370Z comes with a six-speaker audio system. An optional eight-speaker Bose system introduces Bluetooth and SiriusXM Satellite radio for maximum audio enjoyment, as well as a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Though, some driver say the optional touchscreen interface lags behind competitors' more user-friendly systems.
Newer tech features such as Apple CarPlay or other smartphone became available in the 2017 model year.
Nissan 370Z Space
Inside the Nissan 370Z you'll find space for the driver and one passenger. The hatchback body style provides unrestricted access to the trunk space, while also letting more light into the cabin. The trade-off with this benefit is more road noise.
Drivers looking for even more sunlight should check out the Nissan 370Z convertible. Its power-operated cloth top can lower in around 20 seconds. The top separates the trunk from the cabin in the Roadster, but it's still big enough to store your gear.
Nissan 370Z Comfort
The Nissan 370Z sits on the sporty end of the spectrum. This is car known for high performance, with a sports-tuned double-wishbone front suspension that keeps the tires connected to the road, even during hard cornering. Power comes exclusively from Nissan's strong V6 engine, putting down 332 horsepower in all models, and the NISMO bumps this to 350 hp—that's more than other cars in its class. Most models come with a six-speed manual as standard, but newer Roadster models around 2017 have an optional seven-speed automatic transmission.
The boost in power does mean more fuel consumption, too. Fortunately, the Nissan 370Z comes with a large 71.9 L fuel tank, making fuel stops slightly less frequent.
Pros and cons of the Nissan 370Z
- Fun-to-drive two-door, two-seat sports car
- Available as coupe or convertible
- Manual or automatic transmission
- Limited visibility due to low roofline
- Convertible option is more costly
- Limited cabin and trunk space
Specifications of the Nissan 370ZKey specifications available across all trim levels
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Frequently asked questions about the Nissan 370Z
The Nissan 370Z is a powerful sports car, capable of covering a 0-100 km/h sprint in about five seconds or faster, depending on spec.
As its name implies, the Nissan 370Z features a 3.7 L V6 engine. This is the only engine available, producing between 332 and 350 hp.
The modern 370Z offers a lot of performance for the price. Earlier models range from $18,000 to $30,000 depending on spec, while 2019 models hit $55,498 for the high-end convertible.
Nissan builds the 370Z sports car at its Tochigi Prefecture plant in Japan. It has produced the Z car lineup there since 2003.
Two-door coupe models record 13.3/9.3 L per 100 km for city and highway driving, respectively. The Roadster gets 13.6 and 9.7 L per 100 km for manual transmissions—automatics consume less.