Nissan 370Z Review & Ratings
- 8 April 2015
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
The latest in a long line of Z cars, the Nissan 370Z is a sports car built by Nissan Motor Corporation, beginning in 2008. Nissan was founded in 1911 as a manufacturing company and built its first automobile in the year 1914. The company started using the name Nissan in the 1930s and has been a subsidiary of Renault since 1999.
The 370Z is the successor to the 350Z and was introduced in 2008 at the Greater L.A. Auto Show. It is the sixth generation of Nissan’s Z line and comes in two different variations–a coupe and a roadster. The car was a complete redesign of the 350Z and boasts of a more powerful engine, although the wheelbase is a bit shorter.
The car has an aluminum construction and a front double-wishbone suspension—offering a smooth, comfortable ride.
There have been quite a few Limited Editions of Nissan 370Z produced till date, including the 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition in 2010, the 370Z Black Edition in 2010, and the 370Z GT Edition in 2011. The car has won numerous awards for speed, handling, quality, and value: the two-seater is quite distinctive in its styling.
The 370Z has a base manufacturer’s list price of $29,990.00 US dollars but the price can go up a bit, depending on model and added features. Pre-owned 370Z are also available, the cost of which depends on model year, mileage, and running condition.
The sports car comes standard with a 3.7L VQ37VHR V6 engine.
Transmissions options offered by the car include a seven-speed automatic and a six-speed FS6R31A manual.
Size and Space Options
The 370Z holds two passengers. It has plenty of head and leg room, as well as a good deal of cargo space in the trunk.
Control Panel and Display
The drivers display is mounted on the steering column instead of flush with the dash. The display is user-friendly with fuel gauge, oil temperature display, speedometer, and tachometer. The steering wheel controls include audio, cruise control, and climate control: a touch-screen infotainment system is also within easy reach.
Generous seats offer good side support and are adjustable. The climate control keeps the cabin comfortable, even on longer road trips.
The 370Z is available in all markets worldwide at an affordable price. Pre-owned vehicles are also widely available.
Standard security system offered by the car includes an anti-theft alarm with engine immobilizer and remote keyless entry.
Standard safety that you can come to expect from the car include three-point seatbelts, tire pressure monitoring system, front and rear crumple zones, airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control, active head restraints, side door beams, and an energy absorbing steering column.
Interior features that Nissan 370Z boasts of include automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, power windows and locks, multi-function drive computer, cruise control, tilt steering wheel, 12-volt power outlet, adjustable seats, stereo with CD player, MP3 compatibility, satellite navigation, and USB and auxiliary input.
Exterior features that come pre-fitted in the car include heated power side mirrors, headlight washers, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights, fog lamps, daytime running lights, rear spoiler, and UV reducing solar glass.
The car comes fitted with a handful of accessories, including rain-sensing wipers, start-stop button, leather interior, emergency road kit, splash guards, floor mats, illuminated kick plates, first aid kit, and vehicle cover.
The 370Z is a well-built and reliable car with quality materials.
A sleek sports car, the 370Z is a two-seater but surprisingly practical.
The 370Z is a great value and offers you a lot for your money. Fuel efficiency offered by the car is also pretty good, saving you some money at the gas pump.
The Nissan 370Z is an excellent choice in terms of speed and practicality. While not a family car, it is comfortable enough for long road trips and holds plenty of luggages in the fairly generous trunk.