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2014 BMW Z4 2014 Porsche Boxster 2014 Nissan 370Z
Roadster
  • Roadster
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  • Roadster
2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster S
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

Prices

MSRP $48,950 $50,400 $29,990
Invoice $45,035 $0 $28,412
Avg. Paid N/A $48,388 $29,760

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 9.2 8.1
Critics' Rating 8.4 9.5 8.0
Performance 8.1 9.0 8.4
Interior 7.8 8.7 7.1
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 3.5 4.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious seats
  • High-end cabin materials
  • Exceptional performance
  • Modern cabin design
  • Supportive seats
  • Powerful engine
  • Slick-shifting transmissions
  • Agile handling
Cons
  • Can’t match handling of class leaders
  • Lackluster cargo space
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Road noise can be invasive

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Premium Unleaded H-6 2.7 L/165 Premium Unleaded V-6 3.7 L/226
MPG 22 City / 34 Hwy 20 City / 30 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Convertible Convertible Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 98.3 97.4 100.4
Length, Overall (in) 166.9 172.2 167.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 70.9 72.6
Height, Overall (in) 50.8 50.5 51.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3263 2888 3272

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 2 2 2
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 51.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.6 38.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.6 42.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 51.7 54.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 54.6
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 8 9.9

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Optional Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional
Seat Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Optional
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.7 L/165 3.7 L/226
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 5000 265 @ 6700 332 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 1250 206 @ 4400 270 @ 5200
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.1 36.4 32.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 30 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 16.9 19

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Optional Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional Optional
7-Speed Automatic Optional
8-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard