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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2014 Nissan 370Z 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2014 Ford Mustang
2014 Nissan 370Z 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2014 Ford Mustang
2dr Cpe Manual
  • 2dr Cpe Manual
  • 2dr Cpe Auto
  • 2dr Cpe Manual Touring
  • 2dr Cpe Auto Touring
  • 2dr Roadster Auto
  • 2dr Cpe Manual NISMO
  • 2dr Roadster Manual Touring
  • 2dr Roadster Auto Touring
2dr Conv Man Sport
  • 2dr Conv Man Sport
  • 2dr Conv Auto Sport
  • 2dr Conv Man Club
  • 2dr Conv Auto Club
  • 2dr Conv Man Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv Auto Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Man Club
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Auto Club
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Man Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Auto Grand Touring
2dr Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6 Premium
  • 2dr Conv V6
  • 2dr Cpe GT
  • 2dr Conv V6 Premium
  • 2dr Cpe GT Premium
  • 2dr Conv GT
  • 2dr Conv GT Premium
  • 2dr Cpe Shelby GT500
  • 2dr Conv Shelby GT500


MSRP $29,990 $23,720 $22,510
Invoice $28,412 $22,424 $21,215
Avg. Paid $20,958 $18,811 $19,685

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.0 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.1 9.2
Performance 8.4 9.2 8.4
Interior 7.1 6.6 7.0
Cost to Own 8.2 8.9 8.4
Safety N/A N/A 9.0
Reliability 3.5 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Slick-shifting transmissions
  • Nimble handling
  • Athletic handling
  • Powerful engine lineup
  • Good trunk space for the class
  • Noisy cabin at speed
  • Limited cargo space
  • Seats too narrow for comfort
  • Cheap cabin materials

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Premium Unleaded V-6 3.7 L/226 Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Regular Unleaded V-6 3.7 L/228
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy 19 City / 29 Hwy



Body Style Coupe Convertible Coupe


Wheelbase(in) 100.4 91.7 107.1
Length, Overall (in) 167.2 157.3 188.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6 67.7 73.9
Height, Overall (in) 51.8 49 55.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Hardtop Optional
Convertible Soft Top Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3272 2480 3501

Tires & Wheels

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


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Optional
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Optional Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Optional Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 2 2 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 51.6 81
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 37.4 38.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 43.1 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 53.2 55.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 50.6 53.4
Second Head Room (in) 34.7
Second Leg Room (in) 29.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.8
Second Hip Room (in) 46.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 5.3 13.4


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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


Cloth Seats Optional Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Optional



Driver Air Bag 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 Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Displacement 3.7 L/226 2.0 L/122 3.7 L/228
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 332 @ 7000 167 @ 7000 305 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 5200 140 @ 5000 280 @ 4250
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 32.8 30.8 33.4


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 22 (Est) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28 (Est) 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 12.7 16


Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link


Automatic Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard 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.