Nissan 370Z Coupe
The Nissan 370Z Coupe is a two seat sports car, and it is one of the cheaper vehicles in the sports car market segment. The Nissan 370Z Coupe is the sixth generation of Nissan Z car, and the 370Z is available in both coupe and roadster versions.
The sixth generation of the Nissan Z car came out in 2008, as the 370Z. It was unveiled at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The 370Z replaced the Nissan 350Z. The Z car line dates back to the 1969 Datsun 240Z. However, there was a seven year hiatus in the Z line before the 350Z came out. The NISMO configuration came out for the 2009 model year. The Nissan 370Z Roadster did not come out until 2010. Minor design changes in 2011 added tire pressure monitoring and a rearview camera. The 2015 model year is the first in which the automatic transmission is an option for the Nissan 370Z NISMO configuration. The automatic transmission was added because over half of buyers choose an automatic transmission, even though it is a sports car.
The Nissan 370Z Coupe has three doors. (The related Roadster has only two.)
There are several configurations for the Nissan 370Z Coupe: Base, Sport, Sport Tech, Touring, NISMO, and NISMO Tech. The Nissan 370Z Coupe has a 3.7 liter, 6 cylinder 226 horsepower engine. The base model comes with automatic climate control, Bluetooth phone connectivity, push button start, and USB port.
The Nissan 370Z Coupe gets around 18 miles per gallon in the city and up to 26 miles per gallon on the highway. The Nissan 370Z Coupe comes with a 332 horsepower engine until you get to the NISMO configuration, which has a 350 horsepower engine. The Nissan 370Z Coupe is a rear drive car. The Nissan 370Z Coupe goes zero to sixty in just under five seconds.
JD Power and Associates rated the Nissan 370Z Coupe a four out of five for reliability in 2015. This is above average reliability for a sports car.
As of 2015, there were no recalls for the Nissan 370Z Coupe.
The base price for the 2015 Nissan 370Z Coupe was a touch under $30,000 for the automatic transmission. The base model with an automatic transmission added $1,300 to the price. The Sport configuration started at $33,600 with a manual transmission, and the automatic transmission raised the price to roughly $34,900. The Sport Tech started at $37,000 and hits $38,400 with an automatic transmission. A new 2015 370Z Coupe Touring configuration with a manual transmission started at $38,000, while an automatic transmission in the same configuration is roughly $39,300. The NISMO starts at just under $42,000 new in 2015. The top configuration, the NISMO Tech is $45,500 with a manual transmission, hitting $47,800 with an automatic transmission. According to Car and Driver magazine, Nissan estimated that around 20% of the 2015 buyers of the Z car would go with the NISMO model.
Rivals to the Nissan 370Z Coupe include the Dodge Challenger, Chevrolet Camaro, Alfa Romeo 4C, Jaguar F-Type Volkswagen GTI, Scion FR-S, Ford Mustang, and Subaru BRZ.
The other style of the Nissan 370Z is the Nissan Roadster. The Sport, Sport Tech, NISMO, and Nismo Tech configurations are not available in the Roadster.
The Nissan 370Z Coupe is called the Fairlady Z Z34 in Japan.
The 2016 model year of the Nissan Z car is the 390Z.
A limited edition 370Z yellow coupe was offered in 2009 in the UK.