Nissan 370Z Review
The 2015 Nissan 370Z ranks 7 out of 11 Affordable Sports Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Nissan 370Z, as well as reliability and safety data.
The 2015 Nissan 370Z has dynamic handling and a powerful V6 engine, critics say, but excessive road noise and poor visibility detract from the fun.
Test drivers write that the 2015 370Z’s V6 engine is responsive and delivers impressive acceleration. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a seven-speed automatic is available. The 2015 Nissan 370Z gets up to an EPA-estimated 19/26 mpg city/highway, which is a little low for a V6-powered affordable sports car. The 2015 370Z gets an updated suspension system, which critics say gives it a slightly more comfortable ride than the outgoing model. They also praise the 370Z’s athletic handling, as well as its responsive steering and strong brakes.
The 2015 Nissan 370Z has a sleek cabin design and upscale materials, according to reviewers, who also like the supportive seats and user-friendly audio and climate controls. However, they complain of limited rearward visibility, as well as excessive road noise in the 370Z Roadster. Standard features in the 2015 Nissan 370Z include automatic climate control, push-button start, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a four-speaker audio system with a USB port. Available features include a navigation system with a 7-inch touch screen, a rearview camera, a Bose audio system, Bluetooth audio streaming, navigation and heated, power-adjustable leather seats.
- "The 2015 Nissan 370Z still holds some appeal as a dedicated sports car. But from the vantage point of practicality or performance, there are better choices available." -- Edmunds
- "If you're looking for a true 2-seat sports car whose reputation for reliability is as strong as its performance, take a spin in one of Nissan's 2015 370Z models. Coupe or convertible, you can't go wrong with a Z." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The 370Z finds itself in a sea of damn impressive competition, and hacking the roof off adds more compromise and expense to a vehicle that doesn't need any help convincing buyers to look elsewhere for their jollies." -- Road and Track (2014 Roadster)
- "Enthusiasts will consider the rear-wheel-drive 2014 Nissan 370Z a pure sports car, defined by a robust engine, laser-precise steering, track-caliber agility and a race-inspired 2-passenger cockpit. It's a formula shared by many world-class sports coupes, but the Z is available at a fraction of the price." -- AutoTrader (2014)
Other Cars to Consider
The redesigned Ford Mustang has a lower starting price and more cargo space, and critics love the Mustang’s upscale cabin. Reviewers report that the Mustang’s agile handling, composed ride and precise steering make it very enjoyable to drive.
Automotive journalists say the Scion FR-S is extraordinarily nimble and fun to drive, and they like its supportive front seats. The FR-S also has a lower base price and gets much better fuel economy than the 370Z.
Details: 2015 Nissan 370Z
The 2015 Nissan 370Z seats two and comes in Coupe and Roadster body styles. Coupes are available in base, Sport, Sport Tech, Touring, NISMO and NISMO Tech trims. Roadsters come in base, Touring and Touring Sport trims. The 370Z comes standard with a 3.7-liter V6 engine, a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. A seven-speed automatic transmission is available. The Nissan 370Z hasn’t been fully redesigned since 2009, and since it sees no major changes for 2015, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2009 through 2015 model years.