2018 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: Nissan 370Z is little changed for 2018. Exterior styling has been tweaked and manual-transmission cars get a new clutch. There is a new Heritage Edition model that adds special paint and graphics to the base coupe. The 370Z is a sporty performance car offered in both hatchback coupe and convertible bodystyles. Base models are powered by a 332-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine, while high-performance NISMO cars have a 350-hp version of that engine. Both offer a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmissions. 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 Toyota 86/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 an available automatic transmission, 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 hatchback coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 2
Drive Wheels rear-whel drive
Manufacturer Nissan
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices Base coupe: $30,875
Heritage Edition coupe: $31,665
Sport coupe: $37,995
Touring coupe: $40,475
NISMO coupe: $46,575
Base Roadster: $42,075
Touring Roadster: $47,455
Touring Sport Roadster: $50,285

Base Engine
3.7-liter V6
Horsepower
332
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-26

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

2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition previewed at New York Internat
2018 Nissan 370Z coupe
NHTSA Ratings
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(5 is the highest rating)

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2017 Nissan 370Z Review