The Nissan 370Z is a two door coupe and convertible that was first launched in 1969 as the Nissan Fairlady Z and exported as the Datsun 240Z. Six generations later, completely redesigned with a new body and a larger engine, the current Nissan 370Z was introduced in 2009. The 2011 model is unchanged from its predecessor.
The 370Z is sold in five trim levels: Base, Touring, and NISMO-with a coupe and convertible offered in both Base and Touring trims. The performance-oriented NISMO model, however, is only available as a coupe. Standard features include cloth upholstery, air conditioning with automatic climate control, full power accessories, 18-inch alloy wheels, a four-speaker audio system, and more. Upgrade to the Touring trim to receive leather upholstery, heated seats, Bluetooth phone connectivity, Bose premium audio, and other standard equipment. The convertible, which Nissan calls a Roadster, is fitted with a power-operated folding soft convertible top. A Sport package includes 19-inch alloy wheels, limited-slip differential, upgraded brakes, and other performance enhancements. The NISMO model arrives already fitted with those upgrades, as well as a unique body kit, as standard equipment.
The Nissan 370Z is fitted with one common engine that is rated slightly differently depending on model. The standard powerplant for the base model is a 3.7-liter, six-cylinder engine rated at 332 horsepower. Tuned more aggressively, it is rated at 350 horsepower under the hood of the NISMO model. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the NISMO, with a seven-speed automatic optional on all other models. All 370Z models are rear-wheel drive. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Nissan 370Z between 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, depending on body style.
The 2011 Nissan 370Z coupe starts with a base price of about $32,000 and tops out with the 370Z Roadster, which starts around $39,000.
|Base (M6)||6 speed manual||$38,200||332-hp / 3.7L 6-cyl||18/25|
|Touring (M6)||6 speed manual||$42,200||332-hp / 3.7L 6-cyl||18/25|