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2013 Nissan 370Z - Review

 

2013
logo OVERALL RATING 8
out of 10
The Z car, once Nissan's (or Datsun's) great contribution to the sports car world, is now overshadowed by its bigger, brawnier cousin, the GT-R. But despite the GT-R's world-beating performance, the Nissan 370Z remains a worthwhile and engaging sports car--especially for those without a world-beating budget.

Price isn't the 2013 370Z's only strong suit, though it remains a relative performance bargain, offering the speed and capability of some $50,000 cars for a price ranging between $33,000 and $45,000.

Three primary variants of the 370Z are sold for the 2013 model year: the Coupe, the Roadster, and the NISMO. The Coupe and Roadster share the same core specifications and equipment, with the obvious difference of a power-retractable soft top on the Roadster, while the NISMO upgrades engine performance, suspension calibration, brakes, and aerodynamics to yield an even sharper, more focused performance car.

Under the hood of the 2013 Nissan 370Z, you'll find the familiar 3.7-liter V-6 engine rated at 332 horsepower. Piped through either a seven-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission, the rear wheels provide the forward motion, and do so briskly: hitting 60 mph in under five seconds and 155 mph top speed.

A balanced chassis, reduced weight compared to the tail end of the previous-generation 350Z, and the unique SynchroRev Match automatic-blipping downshift feature of the six-speed manual transmission make the 370Z stand out as a nimble and engaging sports car.

The NISMO 370Z heightens all of these aspects, increasing power output to 350 horsepower, upgrading the brakes for more lasting stopping power, adding larger wheels and wider tires for more grip, and trimming out the body with race-inspired and aggressive aerodynamic changes. The interior of the NISMO 370Z is even more performance-oriented in style, though it also adds to the amenities, with a new-for-2013 optional Bose six-speaker/six-CD changer audio system and Bluetooth hands-free phone access.

Other upgrades for the 2013 Nissan 370Z include LED daytime running lights across the range; new 18-inch and 19-inch alloy wheel designs; and a revised selection of exterior colors.

For a more complete look at the 2013 Nissan 370Z, read the full review at The Car Connection.

Specs: Select a Trim

2-Door Coupe Automatic (2) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
2-Door Coupe Automatic Specs $34,420 $32,242 19 26
Touring Specs $39,120 $36,229 19 26
2-Door Coupe Manual (3) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
2-Door Coupe Manual Specs $33,120 $31,026 18 26
NISMO Specs $43,020 $40,182 18 26
Touring Specs $37,820 $35,027 18 26
2-Door Roadster (1) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
Manual Touring Specs $44,170 $40,899 17 24
2-Door Roadster Automatic (2) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
2-Door Roadster Automatic Specs $41,470 $38,403 18 25
Touring Specs $45,470 $42,102 18 25
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