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.
Though the driving experience is diminished by too much road noise and less than optimal visibility, the 2015 Nissan 370Z has a muscular V6 engine and nimble handling, according to reviewers.
The 2015 Nissan 370Z has a responsive V6 engine that provides eye-catching acceleration, according to critics. The engine can be paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or optional seven-speed automatic. The 370Z's fuel economy is a bit low for a V6-powered affordable sports car, earning up to an EPA-estimated 19/26 mpg city/highway. 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.
Test drivers report that the interior in the 2015 Nissan 370Z has a sleek design and is constructed of high-end materials. They also appreciate the comfortable seats and easy-to-use audio and climate controls. Reviewers find rearward visibility poor, and they say the 370Z Roadster's cabin lets in too much road noise. 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)
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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.