2009 Nissan 370Z Review
All-new, shorter, wider, faster.
Improving technology lends a broad operating range to the new Nissan 370Z in every aspect, making it a usable everyday commuter as well as a fun track day car, but the Sport package is nonetheless aimed directly at enthusiasts. As is the unmistakable visual signature. Here's a car that really looks like it's doing 100 mph while parked. Yet its civilized character and affordable price will likely attract one-car singles for all-around motoring activities.
Barry Winfield filed this report to NewCarTestDrive.com after his test drive of the 370Z Sport at Spring Mountain Motorsports Park in Nevada.
Model Line Overview
|Model Lineup:||Nissan 370Z ($29,930); 370Z Touring ($34,460)|
|Engines:||3.7-liter dohc 24-valve V6|
|Safety Equipment (standard):||frontal airbags, curtain airbags, active head restraints, tire pressure monitoring system, electronic stability control, ABS, EBD|
|Safety Equipment (optional):||none|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles|
Specifications As Tested
|Model Tested (MSRP):||Nissan 370Z ($29,930)|
|Standard Equipment:||air conditioning, power steering, power disc brakes, power windows, power locks, console, cruise control, message center, trip computer, floor shift, fog lamps, cruise control, intelligent key, Homelink universal transceiver|
|Options As Tested (MSRP):||Sport Package ($3,000) includes 19-inch forged lightweight aluminum-alloy wheels, Bridgestone Potenza RE050A high-performance radials, front and rear spoilers, bigger brakes|
|Gas Guzzler Tax:|
|Price as tested (MSRP)||33625|
|Horsepower (hp @ rpm):||332 @ 7000|
|Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):||270 @ 5200|
|EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:||18/26|
|Head/hip/leg room, f:||38.2/54.6/42.9|
|Head/hip/leg room, m:|
|Head/hip/leg room, r:|
|Suspension, f:||independent, double wishbone, coil spring, gas-pressurized shock, stabilizer bar|
|Suspension, r:||independent, multi-link, coil spring, gas-pressurized shock, stabilizer bar|
|Tires:||P245/40R19 front, P275/35R19 rear|
|Brakes, f/r:||vented disc/vented disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist|
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