2017 Nissan 370Z Coupe

Pros: Invigorating acceleration, especially with NISMO model; incredibly agile handling; occupies an attractive price and performance point in between lower- and higher-priced sports cars

Cons: Cramped, low-slung cabin is difficult to enter and exit; poor rear visibility; stiff ride; a bit too high-strung for everyday use for some drivers

CG Says: The Nissan 370Z offers a new yellow exterior color for 2017, but is otherwise unchanged. The 370Z feels a bit long in the tooth compared to some of its rivals. Still, this exhilarating two-seater offers an undiluted sports-car driving experience, and it continues to occupy a “sweet spot” niche in the enthusiast-car market. A 370Z is much more affordable than a Corvette, yet it offers substantially more power than cheaper rear-drive sports cars such as the Mazda Miata and the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ duo. By some measures, the Base 370Z might seem expensive, but considering its invigorating all-around performance, it’s actually something of a bargain. The Base coupes strike us as the best 370Z value; Roadsters struggle to justify their relatively high price tags. Even with the addition of an available automatic transmission this year, the NISMO is for serious enthusiast drivers only; its handling is a notch above the standard 370Z, but its excessive noise and punishing ride are too overwhelming to make it suitable as a daily driver.

The Facts
Class Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 2
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive
Manufacturer Nissan
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices Base: $29,990
Sport: $33,570
Sport Tech: $37,070
Touring: $37,970
Base Roadster: $41,820
Touring Roadster: $45,270
Touring Sport Roadster: $48,100
NISMO: $41,990
NISMO Tech: $45,490

Base Engine
3.7-liter V6
Horsepower
332
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26

Optional Engine
3.7-liter V6
Horsepower
350 (NISMO)
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26

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2017 Nissan 370Z Roadster
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