Powerful engine; responsive handling; strong brakes; well-crafted interior; excellent performance
Poor rear visibility; excessive tire and road noise; limited cargo space; aging platform is short on latest safety and driver-assist technologies
The 2018 Nissan 370Z gets a few new cosmetic upgrades. Engineers have retuned the throttle for optimized acceleration and torque profiling, while manual transmission models receive a high-performance Exedy clutch. 19-inch wheels are available, as are two new Heritage Edition paint colors. The 370Z NISMO Tech gets new Dunlop SP Sport Max performance tires and the Exedy clutch upgrade. See the 2018 Nissan 370Z models for sale near you
Both the coupe and the convertible 370Z deliver excellent performance at a reasonable price. We suggest that you go with the 7-speed automatic, which allows you to choose gears manually when the mood strikes. The Touring and Sport Tech trims have more upscale presentations, and a wider array of amenities that beat the base model's stripped-down interior. The NISMO is just too hardcore for everyday use, but the Sport trim brings the Z closer to NISMO caliber without the harsh ride.
The 370Z Coupe is available in base, Sport, Sport Tech, Touring and NISMO Tech trims, while the Roadster is offered in base, Touring and Touring Sport.
The 370Z Coupe ($30,875) includes Nissan's Intelligent Key with push-button start, power outside mirrors, windows and locks, a rear window defroster, cruise control, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, 18-in wheels, steering wheel audio controls, HID headlamps, Bluetooth and a 4-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with an auxiliary input jack.
The 370Z Roadster ($42,705) adds a power retractable soft-top with a glass rear window and power top operation via the Intelligent Key remote fob.
The 370Z Sport ($34,455) adds larger front and rear ventilated rotors, red brake calipers, a sport-tuned suspension, higher-ratio power steering, RAYS 19-in alloy wheels, a limited-slip rear differential, heated outside mirrors and aluminum trim pedals.
The 370Z Sport Tech ($37,955) adds a 240-watt Bose audio system with six speakers and two subwoofers, hard-drive navigation with a 7-in touchscreen, NavTraffic, NavWeather, streaming Bluetooth audio and a rearview monitor.
The 370Z Touring ($39,075) adds leather and synthetic suede seats, a power driver's seat with adjustable lumbar support, a 4-way power front passenger seat, heated front seats, 240-watt 6-speaker Bose audio, hard-drive navigation, HomeLink, a rear cargo cover and aluminum-trimmed pedals.
The 370Z Touring Roadster ($47,455) includes all the features on the Touring, plus the power soft-top.
The 370Z Touring Sport Roadster ($48,985) adds the upgraded brakes, suspension, steering and wheels from the 370Z Sport.
The 370Z NISMO Tech ($46,575) adds a more powerful engine, 19-in RAYS wheels, a 6-speed manual transmission with rev-matching technology, red-and-black leather-appointed Recaro-inspired seats with Alcantara faux suede inserts, exterior and interior cosmetic upgrades, and an extended front nose with an integrated chin spoiler. Also standard is a Bose audio and navigation setup, as well as the rearview monitor.
An automatic transmission adds $1,300 to the bottom line. Options for the 370Z are limited to some dealer-installed features, including splash guards, carpeted floor mats and the Aerodynamic Kit (a rear spoiler and front wind deflector).
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2018 Chevrolet Camaro -- The Camaro in V6 form is not as nimble or track-capable as the 370Z, but it's the more muscular straight-line performer.
2018 Audi TT -- The TT has a better balance of ride and handling and a more sophisticated overall package, but the 370Z has more cornering prowess, power and grip. Both offer extremely precise steering.
2018 Ford Mustang -- The Mustang a worthy competitor to the 370Z, offering excellent track skills, power and performance at a much lower base price.
Used Porsche Cayman/Boxster -- The 2010-2016 Porsche Cayman coupe and Boxster convertible are midengine sports cars that offer better handling, as well as the exclusivity that comes with the Porsche name.