2011 Nissan 370Z Touring

Matt Tierney

2011 Nissan 370Z Touring

Base price (with destination): $36,030
Price as tested: $41,895

Standard Equipment:
3.7-liter V-6 engine
6-speed manual transmission
18-inch wheels
Traction control system
Vehicle dynamic control
Tire pressure monitoring system
Electronic brake force distribution
Leather sport seats
Heated seats
Aluminum pedals
Tilt steering column
Cruise control
8-speaker Bose audio system
In-dash CD including 2 subwoofers
XM satellite radio
Auxiliary audio jack
Bluetooth connectivity
Nissan intelligent key with push-button start
Power windows/locks/mirrors
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Bi-Xenon HID headlamps

Options on this vehicle:
Sport package -- $3020
Limited slip differential
19-inch RAYS forged wheels
Front chin spoiler
Nissan sport brakes

Nissan navigation system -- $2150
Hard drive-based navigation
7-inch monitor
9.3GB HDD music box
USB connection
DVD video playback
XM navtraffic
Rearview monitor

NISMO performance brakes -- $580
Replaces standard brakes

Carpet floor mats -- $115

Key options not on vehicle:

Fuel economy:
18 / 26 / 21 mpg

3.7L DOHC V-6
Horsepower: 332 hp @ 7000 rpm
Torque: 270 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm


6-speed manual

Curb weight: 3278 lb

Wheels/tires: 19 x 9.0-inch forged-aluminum wheels
245/40R19 Bridgestone Potenza performance tires

Competitors: Mazda RX-8, BMW Z4

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Great article, thanks guys and gals! It just goes to show that everyone can have a different reaction to this car, and the fact that Nissan can still make a car in this day and age that can polarize a group of auto journalists says a lot about it and the intentions of the Z car too. It's definitely an acquired taste! And the fact that is nearly keeps up with a Mustang 5.0 with almost 100 less horsepower is pretty amazing. Most tests show the 370Z is only .1 or .2 tenths of a second off the 5.0 in acceleration tests and a 370 that is properly prepped for the track should eventually pull away from the Mustang.
Tingwell said it best ... I was soooooo underwhelmend when I test drove this car recently ... heavy feeling ... slow revving .. difficult to shift, etc. Everyime I floored it I said "where's the beef"??? Outside the car's exhaust sounds great .. inside its like a constant droaning sound ... yuck.

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