Compare Nissan 370Z vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. Ford Mustang

Compare the Nissan 370Z against the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Ford Mustang. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the 370Z, MX-5 Miata and Mustang stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new 370Z, MX-5 Miata and Mustang. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2009 Nissan 370Z 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2009 Ford Mustang
2009 Nissan 370Z 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2009 Ford Mustang
2dr Cpe Man
  • 2dr Cpe Man
  • 2dr Cpe Auto
  • 2dr Cpe Man Touring
  • 2dr Cpe Auto Touring
2dr Conv Man Sport
  • 2dr Conv Man SV
  • 2dr Conv Man Sport
  • 2dr Conv Auto Sport
  • 2dr Conv Man Touring
  • 2dr Conv PRHT Man Sport
  • 2dr Conv Auto Touring
  • 2dr Conv Man Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv PRHT Man Touring
  • 2dr Conv Auto Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv PRHT Auto Touring
  • 2dr Conv PRHT Man Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv PRHT Auto Grand Touring
2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe Premium
  • 2dr Conv
  • 2dr Cpe GT
  • 2dr Conv Premium
  • 2dr Cpe GT Premium
  • 2dr Conv GT
  • 2dr Conv GT Premium


MSRP $29,930 $22,750 $20,430
Invoice $28,043 $21,030 $18,877
Avg. Paid $17,813 $12,236 $10,705

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.9 8.8 9.1
Critics' Rating 8.7 9.4 8.8
Performance 8.8 8.8 8.3
Interior 7.4 6.8 7.4
Cost to Own 8.7 9.2 9.1
Safety N/A N/A 9.7
Reliability 5.0 4.5 5.0

Pros & Cons

  • Strong brakes
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Good reliability score
  • Available hard-top convertible model
  • Top reliability score in the class
  • High fuel economy for the class
  • High safety score for the class
  • Three roof choices
  • Precise steering
  • Firm ride
  • Engine can be unrefined at high RPM
  • No available second row
  • Legroom is limited
  • A lot of hard plastic in interior

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.7L/- TBD - Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas V6 4.0L/244
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy 17 City / 26 Hwy



Body Style 2 door coupe 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe


Wheelbase(in) 100.4 91.7 107.1
Length, Overall (in) 167.2 157.3 187.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 67.7 73.9
Height, Overall (in) 51.9 49.0 55.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Soft Top Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3232 2480 3336

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 2 2 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 51.6 - TBD - 84.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 37.4 38.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 43.1 42.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 53.2 55.4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 50.6 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 34.7
Second Leg Room (in) 30.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4
Second Hip Room (in) 46.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 6.9 5.3 13.1


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Optional
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Traction Control Standard Optional


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.7L/- TBD - 2.0L/122 4.0L/244
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 332 @ 7000 167 @ 7000 210 @ 5300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 5200 140 @ 5000 240 @ 3500
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 32.8 30.8 33.4


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 22 (Est) 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28 (Est) 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 12.7 16.0


Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-Wishbone Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link 3-Link/Panhard Rod
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double wishbone w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Coil Springs


Automatic Optional
5-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.